Best Running Shoes for Women

Whether you’re breaking records or just starting out, here’s a list of top running shoes for women.

Let nothing hold you back when you set out on your next run. Whether you’re logging miles at home or getting out there on the pavement, there’s a good running shoe for you. And while there’s a lot that goes into choosing the right running shoe or the best treadmill shoe, we rounded up the top styles for women that can help give your run an extra boost.

Brooks Ghost 14

Ready to take on mile after mile? This refresh of a Brooks favorite still includes the collection’s most-loved feature: full-length DNA Loft cushioning, which helps ensure comfort and durability. Plus, they boast a soft, secure fit. The Ghost 14 is updated with fewer midsole pieces to help create a seamless, smooth ride. They’re complete with a mesh upper that practically disappears on your foot, and flex grooves, which optimize forefoot flexibility. The Ghost series is well-loved and perfect for pounding the pavement or taking on the treadmill. 

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adidas Ultraboost 22

Push your run further with the adidas Ultraboost 22. Style meets speed with this newly updated shoe. Elevate your ride thanks to the six percent boost increase, the most boost ever featured in the Ultraboost collection. These shoes boast premium cushioning, energy return and ultimate comfort for your next performance. Finally, the Linear Energy Push system helps increase forefoot and midfoot stiffness for an extra energy push in each step. Burst with energy in the adidas Ultaboost 22.

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HOKA Bondi 7

Designed to deliver a smooth, balanced ride, the HOKA Bondi 7 is a great option for your running routine. With thousands of five-star reviews, you can be sure this shoe brings the comfort. It’s the most-cushioned shoe in the HOKA lineup, thanks to its memory foam collar, beveled heel design, rubber outsole and EVA midsole. Its soft memory foam is designed to accommodate a narrower heel and conform to a wide variety of ankle sizes. Set the pace with the HOKA Bondi 7.

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38

Get dialed in with the updated Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38. These neutral shoes feature a sock liner for a padded, secure feel. Plus, they boast breathability in key areas, thanks to a plush mesh upper. Their new webbed lacing system helps provide a customizable fit. Whether you’re on the track, pavement or treadmill, you can bet that these shoes will help bring the speed. Their full-length Zoom Air unit is made to provide a smooth, responsive, cushioned ride.

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Brooks Glycerin 19

Step into Brooks’ softest shoe yet: the Brooks Glycerin 19. Featuring built-in transitional zones and Omega flex grooves, this shoe is designed to flex and move with you. Packed with more DNA LOFT cushioning than ever before, the Glycerin 19 helps you land softly, mile after mile. If you’re looking for a plush feel with premium comfort and flexibility, this could be a great choice for you.

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New Balance Fresh Foam 880 V11

Want a reliable, cushioned ride for any-sized foot? The New Balance Fresh Foam 880 V11 running shoes are built with a premium cushioned platform with a cozy mesh upper and come in a variety of width options. Their selectively stretchy knit bootie design helps to provide 360-degree comfort for high-milage runners. Plus, their reflective details are a great bonus for low-vis running. Opt for this style if you want a responsive, customized, reliable shoe.

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22

Step into your next run with Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21. The Adrenaline series has been trusted by runners everywhere for years — and it’s no wonder why. These shoes are designed to bring cushioned stability that doesn’t slow down, making them a great treadmill option. The streamlined, engineered mesh upper 3D Fit Print saddle pulls from the heel and wraps the midfoot for a secure fit. Plus, reviews often note how comfortable and supportive they feel.

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ASICS GEL-Kayano 28

Hit your next PR with the ASICS GEL-Kayano 28. They’re built to help keep you feeling supported in all the right places. FF Blast™ technology provides cushioning and a smoother rebound. This update also places Dynamic Duomax™ technology around the heel cup to help reduce pronation and give you that signature ASICS stability. If you’re looking for a stable, lightweight feel, this could be for you.  

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Fly high with the HOKA ONE ONE Arahi 6. Designed for breathable comfort, a smooth ride and inherent stability, this shoe provides premium performance in a well-cushioned profile. Enjoy the perfect balance between plushness and support thanks to their EVA J-Frame. Plus, they’re rounded out with increased durability from their rubber outsole. Experience a refined, cushioned feel with the Arahi 6.

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New Balance 860v12

Hit the road or the treadmill in the supportive New Balance 860v12. With a built-in dual-density midsole, these are perfect for runners with medium or low arches. Stride confidently knowing your heels will stay put due to their 3D-molded heel construction. Plus, you’ll stay comfortable as you log the miles with New Balance’s signature Fresh Foam™ cushioning. If you want a mix of comfort and stability, try these for your next mile.

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So, if you’re looking for the best running shoes for women, you may just discover the perfect fit for your gait right here. Still searching for your ideal style? Check out the DICK’S Running Shoe Finder. Answer a few quick questions about your running habits and preferred fit, and the Running Shoe Finder will point you toward the perfect pair.

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