16 Best Running Shoes for Women -- Nike, Adidas, Allbirds, Asics, Saucony and More
By Julie Vadnal
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Have you found your sole mate yet? The right running shoes can make you feel strong, fast and completely in control, whether you’re training for your first 5K or working toward your third marathon. (And if the latter applies to you, we bow down.)
The biggest reason finding a solid running shoe matters: A good pair that fits just right can help you run safely and prevent potential injuries, from blisters to fractures, that could keep you off the road for months.
We’ve put in the miles and found the best running shoes out there -- even if you’re just doing that 5K for the post-run brunch. Check out our feature on the best women's walking shoes, too.
Shop ET Style’s best running shoes for women, below.
Truth: Some people’s feet sweat more than others. Thankfully, the mesh sock in these shoes help your feet breathe -- even on super-hot outdoor runs. And with the cushiony foam soles in this running sneaker, you'll feel like you’re running on marshmallows instead of hitting the pavement.
Countless reviewers praise this pair's super-soft soles for the way they protect knees and hips. And we know that running isn’t all about fashion, but they come in a zillion on-trend shades for your running style. Just saying.
We can’t promise that you’ll set your new PR in the Adidas Ultraboost 20 Glam Pack Shoes, which is a speed-friendly racing shoe. But with a spring embedded in the mid-sole, there’s a definite chance that you’ll look like a blur during your next sprint.
The Nike Women's Joyride Run Flyknit are ranked as one of the best running shoes for women. These sneakers were developed to make running feel easier by incorporating tiny foam beads underfoot conform to help cushioning your foot.
The On Cloud X mixes training and running into a light and comfortable running shoe. These On Cloud X are lightweight training shoes which are suited best for gym sessions, workout classes, short runs, mixed-sports training and road running.
The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 sneaker is a full-cushioned running shoe which is light, smooth and flexible. This shoe is crafter with comfort in mind with a soft fitting knit upper and Ultra Heel in with a stylish new look then the previous New Balance 1080s.
The Saucony Ride 13 is crafted with three layers of cushioning to conform to everyone's unique foot shape, weight and gait pattern. This technology helps facilitate a dynamic fit that works for every runner.
The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 22 is a classic that has been out for over two decades. ASICS used two GEL cushioning units, one in the heel and one in the forefoot to create the comfort associated with these classic running shoes.
The ALTRA Escalante 2 prioritizes toe box comfort. Altra designed the toe box to match the real shape of your foo which is wider through out the midfoot and forefoot with a more squared-off toe.
Each product has been selected, and each product’s style has been reviewed, by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some links to products on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.