As runners, we want shoes that function well. But there's also a part of us that want the coolest, sleekest, and most fashionable shoes on the roads. ShoeKicker realizes that the best shoe is a blend of fashion and function, and we want to help you look fly while you run fast. Here are the top ten most fashionable running shoes for men and women. And if you're looking for the ugliest running shoes, click here.
Our number one shoe, Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit shoes has earned deserved praise for both aesthetics and performance. They are a light and comfortable natural-ride running shoe that transitions from the track to trails to pavement seamlessly. The Free 4.0 Flyknits are also commonly seen paired fashionably with day-to-day clothes. They are simply the running shoe for every occasion.
Find the best deal on the Nike Free 4.0 FlyKnit, MSRP: $120
Here's the shoe that can take it from street style to athletic chic. The Adidas Ultra Boost is a neutral running shoe that has a comfortable and breathable Primekit upper mesh for a flexible and supportive fit. The Ultra Boost is the perfect cross between fashion and function as the patterned mesh reduces irritation and flexes with your foot as you run. Impress your friends as you achieve fashion and function in one purchase.
Find the best deal on the Adidas Ultra Boost, MSRP: $180
Nike lives up to its flair for fashion with the Nike Zoom Pegasus. Now in its 32nd version, this shoe comes in a myriad of color combinations and patterns. The Nike air and internal fibers are used for cushioning that springs back with each step. The upper mesh provides a strong support while the Flywire cables stabilize the midfoot and arch. This shoe is perfect for neutral heel strikers: the Pegasus has a crash rail underfoot that is used to smooth out the heel strike in every stride.
Find the best deal on the Nike Zoom Pegasus, MSRP: $125
The flagship neutral shoe from Mizuno is back and better than ever. A neutral ride with both cushioning and support… it's hard to beat. The newest Wave Rider 19 is a favorite on the road, and now with new aesthetic qualities it has hit the fashionable list. If you're looking for that versatile neutral shoe that is guaranteed to please, the Wave Rider is a perfect place to start.
Find the best deal on the Mizuno Wave Rider, MSRP: $120
These Flyknits Racers can often be seen paired with a trendy outfit, but they double as a lightweight, precision-fit shoe that feels like a sock slipped over your feet. The woven mesh gives an adaptive fit as your foot flexes with each stride. This lightweight and dynamic shoe is offered in all different color combinations, which are sure to compliment any outfit.
Find the best deal on the Nike Flyknit Racer, MSRP: $150
Adidas combines the sleek look of their Adidas Originals line with the function of their popular Boost road shoes to create the Adidas Energy Boost. This well-cushioned shoe is designed as a neutral shoe for all levels of runners. Similar to the below Ultra Boost, the Energy Boost has a seamless sock-like fit while offering heel stability and a neutral plane. This shoe is Adidas at its finest: we even named it our number one men's neutral shoe of 2016. Find your favorite color combo and hit the road.
Find the best deal on the Adidas Energy Boost, MSRP: $160
New Balance went for a classic, simplistic look in order to create a pretty fashionable shoe. The Fresh Foam Zante has a smooth heel-to-toe transition thanks to the soft cushion underfoot. The streamlined features of the shoe eliminate any discomfort to the runner's foot as they stride out. This neutral shoe has won many awards from Competitor Magazine's 2014 road shoe of the year, Triathlete Magazine's “Best in Class”, Running Network's “Best Performance Shoe”, and the Men's Journal “2015 Gear of the Year.” There's no doubt that this is a great shoe. But the fact that it looks great? All the better.
Find the best deal on the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante, MSRP: $100
The Nike Lunar Tempo achieves casual comfort effortlessly while allowing you to express your inner style. The shoe's ventilated mesh gives breathability, the Flywire provides support, and the ultralight Lunarlon cushioning offers a soft responsive ride. You can't go wrong with this shoe whether you rock them on the trails, the treadmill, or just around town.
Find the best deal on the Nike LunarTempo, MSRP: $100
Here are some funky kicks to spice up those long runs. Newton's Aha running shoes were made for the all-around runner. Their traditional natural and low-to-ground ride isn't sacrificed in this model, which uses Newton's signature lugs to put you on your toes. That Aha moment occurs every time you put them on as just looking at the shoe gives you a little more pep in your step.
Find the best deal on the Newton Aha, MSRP: $110
If you aren't the worlds biggest fashionista and crave durability, stability and reliability, New Balance has got your back. The 890 has both style and support for those seeking to look good while maintaining structure. The ABZORB crash pad in the 890v5 (the latest version) holds the heel both medially and laterally for stability. This shoe is offered in multiple colors so hopefully one will strike your fancy.
Find the best deal on the New Balance 890, MSRP: $115