Best & Favorite Running Shoes: Asics, New Balance, and More

Best & Favorite Running Shoes: Asics, New Balance, and More

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Maxwell Ryan
Mar 18, 2016
(Image credit: Nora Taylor)
Image via Altra
(Image credit: Altra Running)

Okay, design goes beyond the sofa you sit in or the clock on your wall, if you love making good choices you can't escape a hard moment when you have to buy running shoes. Who ARE you? What is COMFORTABLE? What will help you feel FAST?

Our team of opinionated and talented amateurs is here to help you with their choices...

We can't stress enough the importance of finding a shoe that's right for you. Every foot is different, so we suggest stopping by your local running store and having a professional help you figure out what fit you need. If you think you have a pretty good idea, or can't find a store in your area Runner's World offers this online Shoe Search Tool.

But here's our picks, and COMMENT to tell us what you think. This is a BEGINNING...

Rich, our CFO/resident New York Marathon runner/staff fitness champion recommended this shoe. What separates Altra's from other brands is the toe box, which provides enough room for your toes to to remain straight and helps prevent injury.


Another staff favorite, Brooks shoes are colorful, stylish and are available in wide and narrow. The Ghosts are designed form women with medium to high arches and are great for city dwellers who run on roads.


New Balance has a longstanding reputation as a runner's company. Offering shoes that cover a wide variety of needs, sizes and styles they have something for everyone. The Men's 1500v2 was recently selected by Runner's World as top shoe of 2015.


From $90

When asking the staff about their shoe of choice, Asics got an incredible amount of love. Worn by our team for running, traipsing around and just generally looking cool, Asics are an affordable and reliable option.


You didn't think we were going to make it through a running shoe write up without Nike did you? Recommended by Taryn, the shoe is "Ideal for runners new to Nike Free, the Nike Free 5.0 Women's Running Shoe offers excellent lightweight cushioning and support while enabling a more natural running experience."

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