Running on city streets or sidewalks is a great way to get your workout outside, and it can vary from a quick jog to a full-on marathon. For this type of run, you need specific footwear. The best road running shoes are equipped with ample shock-absorbing cushioning to brace joints on hard pavement, as well as high-quality traction to stay stable in all sorts of conditions. Ahead, we selected some of the best men’s road running shoes that fit these criteria. From brands like Asics and Under Armour, they all feature state-of-the-art outsole systems.
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1. Asics Gel-Venture 6
Asics completes its running shoe with their rearfoot Gel Cushioning System and a removable sock liner.
Pros: This sneaker is designed to take on rugged terrains and comes with an Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) outsole for reliable traction on wet or dry roads.
Cons: This style may be stiff upon first wear.
2. Under Armour Micro G Pursuit
Under Armour equips this running shoe with a lightweight mesh upper, padded collar and a high rebound EVA sock liner.
Pros: The outsole of these running shoes features a tirelike design for great grip on the road while still remaining flexible.
Cons: These run narrow.
3. Brooks Ghost 12
Brooks' running shoe has two types of added cushioning, BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT, for a soft and responsive feel. It also offers reliable traction for everyday runs.
Pros: The bottom of this style has the brand's Segmented Crash Pad, a system of shock absorbers that make each step feel light and smooth. Up top, a 3D Fit Print upper molds to the shape of your foot.
Cons: This shoe runs tight.
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