Our Guide to the Best Men’s Running Shoes to Gift This Year

Not every man who runs needs or wants the same type of sneaker, which could make holiday shopping difficult when you’re searching for something to please the runner in your life.

But you’re in luck because we’ve found shoes that all running enthusiasts will love. Here are 11 suggestions for you.

Saucony Kinvara 10

If a neutral running shoe with a great ride is what they’re looking for, the Kinvara 10 from Saucony may be for you. The latest look in the franchise, which has spanned a decade,  features the brand’s energy-returning Everun cushioning and an engineered mesh upper.

Saucony Kinvara 10
Saucony Kinvara 10.
CREDIT: Saucony

Nike Joyride Run Flyknit

Sponsored by Nike 

Designed for faster and smoother runs, this low-cut style features tiny foam beads underfoot made to compress and adapt to your stride for better stability and shock absorption. The shoe also includes a form-hugging Flyknit upper and raised rubber pods on the sole to enhance grip.

Nike Joyride Run Flyknit


Brooks Revel 3

For the person who wants to wear a good-looking sneaker out after a quick run, the Brooks Revel 3 pairs performance attributes such as soft BioMoGo DNA cushioning with lifestyle aesthetics.

Brooks Revel 3
Brooks Revel 3.
CREDIT: Brooks

Under Armour UA Hovr Phantom/SE

This look features Under Armour’s Hovr energy-returning cushioning tech and pairs with the brand’s MapMyRun app to track your running metrics for the athlete focused on improvement.

Under Armour UA Hovr Phantom/SE
Under Armour UA Hovr Phantom/SE.
CREDIT: Under Armour


Adidas UltraBoost 19

The latest shoe in the acclaimed running franchise is built with Adidas’ fan-favorite Boost energy-returning cushioning, and a flexible and breathable Primeknit 360 upper.

Adidas UltraBoost 19
Adidas UltraBoost 19.
CREDIT: Adidas

Mizuno Wave Inspire 15

This look from Mizuno’s beloved support shoe franchise features durable U4ic midsole cushioning and a breathable engineered mesh upper. 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 15
Mizuno Wave Inspire 15.
CREDIT: Amazon

Asics Gel-Venture 6

A best-seller on Amazon, this sneaker features shock-absorbing gel cushioning in the heel and a high-abrasion rubber outsole built with the trails in mind but useful on all types of terrain.

Asics Gel-Venture 6
Asics Gel-Venture 6.
CREDIT: Amazon

Asics Gel-Kayano 26

The newest model in the brand’s acclaimed Gel-Kayano franchise features Asics’ lightest FlyteFoam Lyte midsole cushioning and Impact Guidance System technology, designed to enhance the foot’s gait from heel strike to toe-off.

Asics Gel-Kayano 26
Asics Gel-Kayano 26.
CREDIT: Asics

Asics Gel-Kayano 25

Although a new number is out, the Gel-Kayano 25 is a solid shoe and can be purchased with a hefty price reduction now. One of the most beloved running shoe franchises of all time, this Asics look, designed with an enhanced stability and support system, is great for overpronators.

Asics Gel-Kayano 25
Asics Gel-Kayano 25.
CREDIT: Asics

Mizuno Wave Rider 23

A style from another Mizuno favorite franchise that’s ideal for people with slight underpronation, the Wave Rider 23 features a dual compound midsole using the brand’s U4ic and U4icX technologies.

Mizuno Wave Rider 23
Mizuno Wave Rider 23.
CREDIT: Amazon

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14

This style from Nike pairs two fan-favorite cushioning technologies: a full-length Zoom Air unit with React, which is intended to give the shoe a smooth ride.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nike

New Balance 1260v7

If a stability shoe is a must, this New Balance style is a solid choice. It boasts plush midsole cushioning and a blown rubber outsole for improved shock absorption.

New Balance 1260v7
New Balance 1260v7.
CREDIT: New Balance

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