Running is one of those things that often feels like a chore, but is ultimately great for you. Some of its empirical benefits include mental and emotional enhancement, more fulfilling sleep, lower blood pressure, a lesser chance of developing cardiovascular disease, and an average increased lifespan of three years. All these benefits come with only an average of five minutes a day.
One imperative accessory when you’re running is good running shoes. This article will cover some of the best shoes for running.
Nike Flyknit Lunar 1
This Nike shoe is ideal for neutral to moderate overpronators. With its Lunarlon technology combined with supportive Flyknit tech, it provides plenty of cushion for a beginning runner. It is very aesthetically attractive as well. A pair will run you $130 new.
New Balance 1260v2
The 1260v2 by New Balance is a dynamic shoe with a lot of foot support, as the company is known for. The mesh upper is very breathable, which allows for cool feet– and the added benefit of less stinky feet. This New Balance shoe will run you about $100.
Under Armour Spine Venom
The Spine Venom is a lightweight and flexible, yet stable shoe. For mild overpronators, it incorporates MPZ tech and Micro G foam cushioning. It can be bought new for about $90.
Asics Gel Cumulus 14
Asics is known for running shoes, so it is only natural that this offering features the ultimate comfortability– with no less than memory foam in its heal collar– and an antimicrobial ComforDry sockliner. A fresh pair of these kicks should cost you about $80.
Reebok DMX Sky
The first thing you may notice about the DMX Sky is that it stands out with its bright accents. It provides a ton of cushion, along with support and structure. The DMX Sky is good for overpronators. Pick up a pair for $100.
Nike Zoom Vomero 8
You guessed it– it was inevitable for another Nike shoe to be on this list. The Vomero is a premium running shoe with a full-length Cushlon midsole and Zoom Air units, complemented by a heel crash pad for impact protection. The upper panel is very breathable, and its Dynamic Fit technology allows for a tight fit. With premium features, however, comes a premium price tag: $130.
Asics Gel Keyano 19
The Asics Gel Keyano 19 is unique on this list in that it is for beginners and experienced runners alike. It also is different in that it is only for mild to modaerate overpronators. Its Heel Clutching System gives your foot stability, and it combines gel cushioning with its supportive and proprietary DuoMax system in its midsole. It is an expensive shoe at $145 MSRP.
Mizuno Wave Creation 14
At $150, the Wave Creation is an expensive option, but for many it’s worth it. Its technology helps regulate foot sweat and overheating, while offering impact protection and a nice bounce to your step. For neutral to mild overpronators, it is one of the more breathable running shoes on the market.
Saucony Triumph 10
The Triumph 10 is not only unique in look, but it offers unique features. It features supportive overlays which assist in securing one’s foot, along with ample breathability. With a durable rubber sole, your $110 investment in the Triumph 10 is bound to last. It ultimately feels light as well, weighing in at only a tick over 10 ounces.
Running is great for your health, and thus, it is a good hobby to pick up. Hopefully this list will help you in better running your life.