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Best Men’s Running Shoes

For runners, nothing less than a true running shoe will do. Accept no substitutes for shoes intended for other physical activities. The wrong footwear can increase your chance of injury and interfere with your performance. Some of the best kinds of running shoes are constructed with air cushioning in the heel and forefoot. If you already have running shoes in your collection or are devoted to a specific brand, think again. Changing styles can help adjust a runner’s stride and minimize recurring stress on areas on your body. In running, the old refrain is true: Variety is the spice of life. Here, we’ve gathered some of the best men’s running sneakers available that are suited for all levels.

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1. Brooks Men's Ghost 11

The Seattle-based brand’s man-made shoes feature technology that improves the fit and feel of your overall journey; they also support the arches.

Pros: The style is engineered to be lightweight and provides traction for secure movements. It’s an excellent choice for long distance running or cross training.

Cons: This particular model may not offer enough support for those whose ankles roll inward or outward.

brooks ghost 11 mens running shoes, blue, gray

2. Saucony Men's Cohesion 10

The lifestyle brand is among the top labels in running categories. The shoe designs are informed by the biomechanics of some of the best athletes.

Pros: This model is a flexible style engineered with advanced cushioning technology and Grid, a sole-based stability system that keeps you steady on your feet. The insoles are removable.

Cons: Narrow feet might not be the best match for this model.

Saucony Mens Cohesion 10 Running Shoe

3. ASICS Men's GEL-Venture 6

Runners can take these shoes uphill and downhill on rugged terrains. They’re engineered with the brand’s shock-absorbing GEL cushioning system in the rear foot, which mitigates impact.

Pros: High-abrasion rubber outsoles deflect debris on rough surfaces. Removable sock liners leave room for orthotics inside the shoe.

Cons: The lightweight, mesh construction doesn’t insulate you from cool temperatures.

ASICS Men's GEL-Venture 6 Running Shoe
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