From long distance running to short-distance running to other track and field sports, the right sneakers can make a big difference in your performance. There are lots of brands to consider, from Saucony to Asics to many more, so we’re making it easy for you. We’ve curated several women’s styles to consider.
Below, FN’s picks of top track sneakers. There are options that come with replaceable spikes, styles that have a more breathable construction and more specific technical features. In addition, there are styles that have components that reduce impact. Here, we break down the pros and cons of each.
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1. Saucony Women's Spitfire 4 Track Shoe
These lightweight sneakers by Saucony come in a teal and Kool-Aid-red color and are made for speed.
Pros: These sneakers provide great traction with a 7-pin spike plate and rubber sole. Suitable for long jumping, running and track and field sports.
Cons: Track shoes tend to run small.
2. HEALTH Women's Men's Track & Field Shoes
Made to reduce impact on landing, these sneakers are ideal for track and field sports and short-distance running. This style is suitable for men and women.
Pros: These sneakers feature seven spikes, and they come with extra spikes to replace any that break off. Featuring an anti-skid sole, these sneakers improve speed. A breathable mesh upper provides ventilation.
Cons: It is suggested you buy a size up from your actual shoe size.
3. ASICS Women's Hyper LD 5 Track Shoe
This sneaker style by Asics offers a seamless upper construction and excellent traction with a nylon spike plate and rubber sole. These sneakers are preferable for long-distance running.
Pros: This style comes in three colorways, which can work with a variety of outfits. They feature a nylon spike plate. The spikes are removable and can be replaced when needed. This Asics style features a seamless upper construction.
Cons: They run small.