uchWomen or men we all have at some point whether it’s for ourself or for a gift, shopped and wondered which were the Best Running Shoes for men.
We know, as men’s that our ultimate goal when playing sports is to outperform all our friends. Now when I say outperform I don’t only mean on the field but also off the field. The saying “Play good, look good” wasn’t invented for no reason! Being the best, just doesn’t cut it anymore. Style as become full part of workouts and sports in general.
It might still be a well-guarded secret in society, and sorry if I’m breaking it our here, but all men love to shoe shop. Especially when it comes to choosing the best running shoes to help us elevate our game to the next level!
Now choosing the Best Running Shoes For Men is more complicated than ever, and it often depends on which sport we choose to play. In this article I will not go in depth regarding any particular sport but will instead tell you more about the 21 best running shoes for men on the market right now that will allow you to go out and run and practice different sports without worrying if you have chosen the right shoe.
With no further notice here are the :
11 Best Running Shoes For Men
#1 – Nike 5.0 Flyknit
Price: 106.22$ on Amazon
The Nile Flyknit 5.0 is an amazing shoe made to run long distance and is extremely light. Ventilation holes all over the shoe allow the feet to breathe and create a great feel of comfort.
Running – Track and Field – Walking – Triathlon – Ironman
Great price at the moment
Look is hard to match
Looks like any other shoe
Ships from UK
#2 Puma Carson Runner
Price: 29,88$ – 88,77$ on Amazon
The Puma Carson Runner is a well-known shoe in the industry. Arguably one of the best shoe for the price. Puma has had problems making its mark in past years as probably the fifth in the industry (After Nike, Adidas, New balance, Reebok). But despite all criticize this shoe is one worth buying if you are on a smaller budget and looking for style and performant running shoe.
Workout – Gym – Sprints
Many different colors
As cheap as it gets
Feature the EverRide cushioning outsole
Not the most popular shoes
Fit is narrow
Hard to match colors
# 3 Adidas Speed Trainer 2
Price: 67,99$ on Amazon
The infamous Speed Trainer is back. The shoe that as made Adidas reputation in the running scene is now available and is now better the ever. If you’re lucky, you can even score these shoes for less than 70$.
This shoe now feature a Synthetic upper with a Round Toe with a man-made outsole lends.
Workout – Long runs – Marathon – Workout
One of my favorites
Comes in 15+ colors
Comes only in medium width (D,M)
#4 New Balance 574 Lace up
Price : 99$ on Amazon
In my opinion the New Balance 574‘s are one of the best looking running shoe on the market right now ! The, not so new anymore, N logo on the side of the shoe always looks as nice especially in Black, Blue and Orange. (Yes ! Orange, it pays to have some guts sometimes)
We actually recommend to wear this one as a weekend shoe !
Perforated toe box adds breathability
Can Be wore with jeans
A bit more expensive than other shoes
Don’t last as long as Nike’s
Many people wear them
#5 Nike Roshe Run
Price 75$ on Amazon (classic model)
The Nike Roshe Run is probably the most flexible shoe on the market. Extremely good to run long distances walk or workout, but not recommended to play any sports that require you to often change direction (i.e. Basketball). This model color’s are some of the wildest on the market and will definitely make you stand out in any gym or CrossFit box. If you we’re looking for the shoe that will make head turn, you’ve found it.
Workout – Training – Crossfit – Indoor sports
Great look, Great Style
Amazing feel on the track
Sell for 75$ !!!
Don’t last as long as other models
#6 Reebok ZQuick Dash
Price : 119$ on Amazon
The Zquick Dash is Reebok‘s new arrival. This shoe as quickly made its place as one of the best shoe on the shelves due to its perfect combination of speed and comfort. This extremely light shoe will allow to fly on the streets and it offers a strong arch support. The side of the shoe, give’s this a model a unique style that is easily recognizable , especially on the red model.
Marathon – Triathlon – Crossfit – Track and Field
Great everyday training shoe
One of the lightest shoe
Made to go sockless
Heel can cause discomfort if you have big ankles
Hell cup can cause discomfort for certain runners
#7 Mizuno Wave Creation
Price : 89$ on Amazon
Mizuno as yet to be top of mind in consumers head. But sometimes, less known products are better made, and that is exactly the case with the Wave Creation. Mizuno might not the same budget marketing that Nike and Adidas have, but they have certainly invested in R&D to create one of the best running shoes on the market ! To try it is to adopt it.
Trail – Workout – Crossfit – Marathon – Workout – Indoor Sports
Best shoe on the market (my humble opinion)
Best durability on the market
Heel Collar holds foot perfectly
Can irretate if worn barefoot
That’s pretty much the only con
#8 Saucony Stabil
Price : 200$ on Amazon
I don’t really know how to go about this the Saucony Stabil. It is obviously a great shoe as it offers unique ankle and arch support and might be the best running shoes for flat foot runner. But the style of the shoe is … how could I say … under average ?
This shoe could easily be compared to the smart kid in the back of the class. Scores the best grades but not necessarily the first to get invited at the dance.
It’s now really up to you to decide if you prefer comfort and performance over style. If you want both, I would then recommend to show up at the gym with a nice pair of 574 and then wear the Stabil for your workout. But that’s just me.
Best running shoes for any running related sports
Best shoe for flat footed runners
Unique motion control
A bit expensive
Few color choices
#9 Inov-8 X-Talon 212
Price: 139$ on Amazon
The Inov-8 X-Talon 212 is THE shoe to pick from this list if you are looking to do trail and walk or run in mountains. It offers a unique grip under the shoe, as you can see on the picture. At 200 grams, the X-Talon ia quite a reasonably lightweight trail running shoe. The light nature of the shoe doesn’t hold back the presence of sturdy components that assures any runner of its reliability and strength in the field.
Trail – Mountain walk & run – Obstacle course
Best shoe for trails
Made from highest quality products
Great outside stiffness that don’t affect comfort
Not the cheapest trail shoe
Very low drop
#10 Under Armour Speedform Apollo
Price : 129$ on Amazon
The Speedform is Under Armour‘s new shoe for SS15 and his probably the best running shoes they have made in years. Not only does it look nicer than older models but quality of the shoe and of the fabrics have reach new heights for this (still) rising company.
The Apollo is well-cushioned sole minimized the pounding of longer distances, yet allowed the foot to feel the running surface as one would with a minimalist shoe.
You can find them in many different colors,
but the most versatile one’s are:
Jogging – Running Track and Field –
Amazing heel cushioning
Light (192 g)
Absorbs energy upon impact
Not really good to run of road
Poor forefoot cushioning
Not very flexible
#11 Nike Lunar Glide 6
Price : 109$ on Amazon
Nike is back with the newest version of the iconic Lunar Glide line, with the Lunar Glide 6. This running shoe continues its legacy as being one of the lightest and best balanced running shoe on the market that provides runners ample cushioning. On top of everything the seamless Flywire upper accommodates all different foot shapes with a conforming and flexible mesh.
Only problem with this running shoe , is that it’s not necessarily made for runners with wide feet. The luanr is a bit thinner, but yet again not in a unreasonable way.
Jogging – Running Track and Field –
Well above average forefoot cushioning
Not stiff at all
Almost perfect balance
Many colors and great style
Not made for wide feet
Poor forefoot cushioning
High heel to toe drop