You don’t need a lot of equipment to get into running, but a good pair of running shoes is a must. The good news is that virtually all modern running shoes meet that standard—but if you want the very best, our expert advice can help. We’ve tested and reviewed hundreds of pairs from all the major brands and consulted with experts to select the best running shoes in different categories, including cushioned shoes, stability shoes, trail-running shoes and carbon plate running shoes.
It’s all about grip and protection out on the trails. Use our recommendations to find the best trail-running shoe for you
Whether you’re lining up a marathon or a couch to 5K plan, Adidas has a shoe for you and this guide will help you find the right one
The Under Armour Infinite Elite is a cushioned workhorse of a shoe that’s built to last, but a bit heavy for anything except easy runs
The Inov-8 Mudtalon Speed is a top option for mud runs and XC races because it delivers outstanding grip in a lightweight design
The On Cloudmonster 2 is a more cushioned shoe than the original, but bigger isn’t always better
The Adidas Takumi Sen 10 isn’t as propulsive as the top carbon racers, but it’s still fast over short distances and ideal for twisty courses
The Saucony Endorphin Pro 4 is one the most hotly-anticipated carbon plate running shoes of 2024
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