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12 Best Men's Flat Feet Running Shoes for 2018-2019

12 09 2018

Whether you were born with flat feet or your condition developed over time, your fallen arches can make daily running a painful chore. A…

12 Best Running Neutral Shoes for Shin Splints Reviewed/Surveyed for 2018-2019

12 09 2018

Shin splints are no joke. The deep and achy pains of shin splints can keep even the finest runners off the roads for a while. One of the…

7 Best Nike Running Shoes for Flat Feet for 2019

11 26 2018

Don’t let your flat feet keep you off the roads! Flat feet are often associated with overpronation, an inward tilting of your feet that…

Best Running Shoe Deals for Black Friday

11 22 2018

This Black Friday we have a slew of the best deals on running gear, shoes, and things for the runner's household! Here is our collection of…

11 Most Comfortable Men’s Running and Walking Shoes for 2019

11 22 2018

Whether you're a marathon runner or just enjoy daily strolls around your neighborhood, comfort is a priority when it comes to footwear. From…

13 Best Men's Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis for 2019

11 22 2018

Experiencing a stabbing sensation in your heel? This pain could be a sign of plantar fasciitis, a condition in which tissue in the underside…

The 12 Best Running Shoes for Shin Splints for 2019

11 21 2018

As much as runners love to run, they fear injury. Not because of the pain but, rather, because injury will keep them from running. Though…

The 12 Best Sneakers for Standing All Day for 2019

11 21 2018

In these busy lives we lead we’ve become very hard on our feet, spending more time standing on them than ever before. Standing has become…

12 Best Stability Running Shoes for Flat Feet in 2018-2019

11 19 2018

Have you been told that you have flat feet and are wondering what that means for your running? While each individual’s physiology and…

12 Best Women’s Running Shoes for 2019

11 14 2018

Running is one of the most versatile sports – you can take your running shoes anywhere and go for a run, whether you’re at your cousin’s in…

11 Best Sneakers for Standing All Day for 2018-2019

11 14 2018

Are you on your feet all day? Do you come home after a hard day’s work with aches in your arches, heels, or forefeet from standing? You are…

13 Best Women's Sneakers for Flat Feet 2018-2019

11 14 2018

If you have flat feet that cause you grief when it comes to running– you are not alone! Up to a third of the population has little to no…

14 Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet for 2019

11 06 2018

You might have heard the term "flat feet," but what does it actually mean? Flat feet, also commonly known as fallen arches or pes planus, is…

13 Best Stability Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis for 2019

11 02 2018

Many avid runners find themselves suffering from plantar fasciitis. This condition occurs when tissue that runs along the bottom of your…

13 Best Women’s Walking Shoes for 2019

11 01 2018

A good walking shoe is simply a must-have. Not a tolerable walking shoe, not a walking shoe that suffices for grocery runs but begins to rub…

11 Best Running Shoes for Beginners in 2018-2019

10 31 2018

So you have decided to take the plunge into the world of running, but you don’t know how to choose running shoes? We are here to help! A…

11 Best Women’s Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis for 2018

10 28 2018

Did you know that during last year’s grueling, sleet-filled Boston Marathon, the finishing rate was higher for women than for men? You…

11 Best Women's Road Running Shoes for 2018-2019

10 28 2018

When people think of “running shoes”, they typically imagine what are actually road running shoes. From paved streets to concrete sidewalks…

13 Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis for 2018-2019

10 19 2018

Plantar fasciitis got you down? You’re not alone. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the fascia tissue running from your heel to your toes gets…

11 Best Minimal and Low-Drop Running Shoes

10 19 2018

Although they tend to have less cushioning than other athletic shoes, minimal and low-drop running shoes have several advantages that make…

7 Best Topo Running Shoes for 2018

10 12 2018

Looking for the best women’s Topo running shoes, or maybe the best men’s Topo running shoes? How about both? Topo has built its brand on…

11 Most Comfortable Adidas Running Shoes

09 28 2018

For many runners, the name Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory might not ring any bells. But the name Adidas is certainly known far and wide…

12 Best Running Shoes for $100 and Under

09 28 2018

So you’re all set to run – maybe you’re a new runner who’s been inspired by Eliud Kipchoge’s recent shattering of the marathon world record…

11 Best Walking Shoes for 2018

09 10 2018

Everyone needs a good walking shoe – yes, everyone. And I don’t mean an old pair of flip flops that you wear to go to CVS, I mean a solidly…

11 Most Comfortable Asics Running Shoes

09 10 2018

To the uninitiated, running might seem like a straightforward activity, and in some ways it is. But runners know there are different types…

6 Ways Running Can Help Improve Your Mood

09 05 2018

We all know how important it is to exercise, to eat well, and to take good care of our bodies. Physical fitness looks different for everyone…

Why You Should Get High Quality Running Shoes

08 30 2018

Great running shoes will keep you comfortable throughout your entire training session. A lot of people underestimate the power of good…

Why It's Important to Have Running Shoes for Exercise

08 30 2018

Regardless of whether you prefer jogging, lifting, or cross-training, you need a good sports shoe. There are tons of sports injuries that…

The Most Comfortable New Balance Running Shoes

08 29 2018

New Balance is one of the most recognizable and iconic athletic apparel and shoe brands, and for good reason. They have developed a line of…

12 Most Comfortable Brooks Running Shoes

08 23 2018

Hooked on Brooks? Maybe you’ve worn them for years and are wondering which new model has gotten the best update, or you’re a new runner…

Most Comfortable Hoka One One Running Shoes for 2018

08 23 2018

It doesn't matter if you're running a mile or a marathon, the footwear you're sporting will play a huge role in how you feel during and…

12 Best Women’s Trail Running Shoes for 2018

08 13 2018

Shoes for trail running are as diverse as the trails themselves. Your favorite trail might be a loop around the local park, or a 50-mile…

11 Best Women’s Running Shoes for 2018

08 13 2018

Getting in your daily run doesn’t have to be a big production. You don’t need to be on time for a class. You don’t need to perform…

12 Best Women's Natural Running Shoes for 2018

08 13 2018

Pssst. Hey, over here. Yeah, you with the worn-out running shoes. I know they’re your favorite shoes ever, and the fit is absolutely perfect…

How to Find The Best Running Shoe For You

08 09 2018

It can be challenging to find a shoe that fits your entire foot while enabling you to run with ease. Sometimes you choose one that you think…

11 Best Women’s Stability Shoes for 2018

07 16 2018

These aren’t your grandmother’s stability shoes. Adding support features into running shoes was originally meant to correct deficiencies in…

11 Best Women’s Shoes Overall for 2018

07 16 2018

We all know it: Some shoes are better than others. We keep some pairs near the front of the closet (or spilling out of it) because we look…

12 Best Road Running Shoes for 2018

07 16 2018

The great thing about running is its simplicity. Compared to the swimmers who do endless laps for hours a day, we have it easy. Compared to…

12 Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet for 2018

06 19 2018

What does a runner with wide feet have to do to find shoes that fit? It isn’t always easy. We don’t all have the elfin build and effortless…

11 Best Stability Running Shoes for 2018

06 19 2018

You know why they’re called stability shoes? Because it’s a lot easier to say than “shoes that leave your feet feeling great after running…

12 Best Neutral Running Shoes Overall for 2018

06 19 2018

Running is not like driving a car. Fortunately. If you want to pick out the best running shoes, “neutral” doesn’t mean spinning your wheels…

11 Best New Balance Overall Running Shoes for 2018

06 11 2018

Some running shoes are like Leatherman multi-tools. They have a special place in your closet because of their versatility (if you ever…

12 Best New Balance Women's Running Shoes for 2018

06 11 2018

New Balance has been in the shoe business for over 110 years, and they know how to fit women’s feet. Like other running shoe manufacturers…

11 Best New Balance Men's Running Shoes for 2018

06 11 2018

New Balance has had a lot of time to perfect its model of the human foot. It’s actually been over a century since its founding in 1906. But…

7 Best On Running Shoes for 2018

06 04 2018

You may not have noticed, but we’re living in a golden age of running shoe innovation. The long-established major manufacturers are in a…

8 Best Newton Running Shoes for 2018

06 04 2018

As much as running shoe companies like to project a youthful image, many of the largest brands have been around for a century or more. Nike…

10 Best Nike Knee Pain Shoes for 2018

05 21 2018

There’s an old running proverb that goes, “I was sad because I had no running shoes, until I saw a men who had no legs. So I walked over and…

12 Best Nike Comfortable Shoes 2018

05 21 2018

Some days, you want to put on your fast shoes and go head to head against the clock, push your fitness to its limits, or give your rivals no…

7 Best Nike Racing Shoes

05 08 2018

Running a race is like playing a game of chicken against a train loaded with dynamite. Your endurance is the fuse, and you don’t know…

9 Best Nike Inexpensive Women Shoes

05 08 2018

Cheap Nike running shoes for women? Don’t laugh. Just because Nike is one of the most recognizable brands on the planet doesn’t mean you…

8 Best Nike Inexpensive Men Shoes

05 08 2018

You know Nike. Everyone knows Nike. They’re one of the largest clothing conglomerates on the planet, and they make shoes for just about…

11 Best Nike Overall Running Shoes for 2018

04 30 2018

Remember the simple days of the 1990s with Air versus Gel versus Foam? Or even the simple days of 2017, when Adidas had Boost, Saucony had…

12 Best Nike Women Running Shoes for 2018

04 30 2018

Remember that wildly popular ice cream sundae shop, “Two Flavors,” where you could get vanilla most days, and sometimes strawberry? Yeah, me…

11 Best Nike Men Running Shoes for 2018

04 30 2018

For the best men’s Nike running shoes, 2018 is the year of the featherweight. Based on the votes of over 11,000 runners, we’ve determined…

11 Best Brooks Women’s Running Shoes for 2018

04 23 2018

The best Brooks women’s running shoes are designed to help you rethink what you put on your feet. For decades, the dominant factor in…

11 Best Brooks overall Running Shoes for 2018

04 23 2018

Picking a pair of running shoes is a lot like choosing to be a warrior, paladin, thief, or mage. In the old role playing games, you picked a…

11 Best Overall Asics Running Shoes for 2018

04 16 2018

Where do new running shoes come from? No, it’s not when a support shoe and a neutral shoe love each other very much and go off to find a…

11 Best Women’s Asics Running Shoes for 2018

04 16 2018

The best Asics women’s running shoes are not just the best Asics shoes in pastel colors. Perhaps more than any other major running shoe…

10 Best Women’s Mizuno Running Shoes for 2018

04 09 2018

Mizuno doesn’t believe in the mushy middle. If you’ve been reading Mizuno women’s running shoes reviews, you know that there’s more than the…

11 Best Mizuno Running Shoes for 2018

04 09 2018

You’re not going to mistake them for Hoka or Nike. If you compare Mizuno running shoes to their competitors, you’ll quickly notice that…

8 Best motion control running shoes for men and women

04 03 2018

What are motion controlled running shoes? Meant for extreme pronators (those whose arches collapse extremely inward with ever step), motion…

8 Best Adidas Women’s Running Shoes for 2018

04 03 2018

If you’re looking for the best Adidas running shoes for you, pick your speed. Adidas has something for you whether you need shoes for your…

9 Best Women’s Stability Running Shoes for 2018

03 29 2018

In the past, we’ve written articles detailing our favorite men’s stability shoes . The list of top women’s stability shoes doesn’t vary too…

11 Best Adidas Running Shoes for 2018

03 29 2018

Oh, Adidas. What should we do with you? What would we ever do without you? Your product lines are all over the map, model numbers come and…

7 Best Trail Stability Running Shoe for 2018

03 28 2018

With trail running poised to be one of 2018’s top fitness trends, it’s no surprise that shoe manufacturers have rushed to outfit those…

Top 10 Best Running Shoes for High Arches for 2018

03 28 2018

Ah yes, the difficult ones… the high arched kids. It seems like no one understands our pain besides the podiatrists. Plantar fasciitis…

10 Best Running Shoes for Supination for 2018

03 27 2018

Are your shoes worn out on the outside? Do you have bowed legs? Do you have really high arches? You might just be a supinator. Supination…

12 Best Women's Saucony Running Shoes for 2018

03 25 2018

Saucony, in business since 1898, has long experience making shoes for runners of all types. Like its competitors, Saucony wants to put its…

12 Best Saucony Running Shoes for 2018

03 25 2018

Saucony has been in the shoe business since 1898, but don’t write them off as old fashioned. Saucony has a well-deserved reputation for…

10 Best Altra Running Shoes for 2018

03 17 2018

To understand Altra running shoes, review recent history (and brushing up on geography wouldn’t hurt, either). In the 2000s, someone…

13 Best Hoka One One Running Shoes for Women for 2018

03 16 2018

A decade ago, the natural running trend convinced thousands that because running was natural, our feet were made for running, so running…

Top 9 Stability Running Shoes of 2016

01 25 2018

I’ve been running nearly every day for 20 years. And for nearly stride of every mile, I’ve pronated and have needed a shoe to help correct…

Ugliest Running Shoes of 2016

01 25 2018

To be fashion-forward you have to put yourself out there. However, there’s a point when you’ve gone just a little too far. Many running shoe…

Best Women's Neutral Running Shoes for 2016

01 25 2018

For this post we polled many runners and called dozens of running specialty stores to get their opinion: what are the best women's neutral…

Best Lightweight Trainers of 2016

01 25 2018

Many runners see lightweight trainers as the best way to mimic the feel of racing. Whether for a fast workout or for a long run, lightweight…

Most Expensive Running Shoes of 2016

01 15 2018

Remember going to the mall with your parents and finding something you just had to have? You put on your puppy eyes and begged, “Please…

Top Ten Best Shoes for Heel Strikers of 2016

01 13 2018

What's the best way to run? For many proponents of “good form running”, proper running—fast, injury free, and efficient running—means…

Best Looking Running Shoes of 2016

01 13 2018

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…

Best Neutral Running Shoes for Men in 2016

01 13 2018

I'll admit I'm not a neutral runner. As I wrote about in the last post, I've over pronated during every stride of every run over the past 2…