Pounding the pavement (or the treadmill) is a lot more enjoyable when you have the right gear. Finding the best shoe for your stride can be overwhelming, so we’ve narrowed down the top running shoes for guys. And while there’s a lot that goes into choosing the right running shoe or the best treadmill shoe, we’re confident you may find something you’ll love.
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The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 is a reliable workhorse that’s ready to take on your next set of miles. These shoes are built with a comfortable mesh upper, giving them a breathable, plush feel. You’ll find space for your toes, thanks to the wider forefoot design. But don’t worry—you can get your just-right fit with the midfoot webbing that provides a snug feel when you tighten the laces. And finally, it’s equipped with Nike React foam for optimal cushioning that is soft, springy and long-lasting. The Nike Pegasus style has been beloved by runners for years and the 38 is a great update to a crowd favorite.
Hit your stride with the Brooks Ghost 14. These shoes boast a smooth feel, soft midsole and secure fit. Plus, the Ghost 14 is Brooks’ first carbon-neutral shoe. It’s a soft, light ride, now with an even lighter environmental footprint. What’s more? You’ll love the included technology: DNA LOFT, 3D Fit Print, Segmented Crash Pad and more.
Enjoy a softer landing, step after step, with the HOKA Clifton 8. With their incorporated crash pad and engineered mesh upper, you’ll experience a truly soft and comfortable fit. The plush collar makes slipping on easy and helps to ease any Achilles tension. If you’re looking for a lightweight design with plush, responsive cushioning, this could be the shoe for you.
Step ahead in the Brooks Glycerin 19. It’s packed with DNA LOFT cushioning, making it Brooks’ softest shoe yet. Experience the cushy feel of the internal stretch bootie that moves and expands with your stride. Plus, Omega flex grooves enhance midfoot flexibility, while the rubber forefoot offers durability. With hundreds of five-star reviews, you can bet that runners everywhere are loving it too.
Softer. Bouncier. Faster. The HOKA Mach 4 is designed to do all that and more. This is the fourth edition of the Mach style, and it has taken a big leap forward, thanks to its extended heel for a smoother ride, all-new foam design for a softer landing and a lighter, more breathable upper. See how this ultra-cushioned option can make you feel ready to fly.
Energize your ride with the adidas Ultraboost 22. Built with BOOST technology, this energy-returning shoe is designed to add more to every step. This newest update comes with a 360° fit improvement, incredible responsiveness and a primeknit+ upper. Get fresh style with less impact—this shoe contains at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic and 50% recycled polyester.
Give yourself soft landings and responsive rebounds with the ASICS GEL-Kayano 28. This shoe is known for its ability to deliver support. The heel is constructed to help offer stability and comfort and the Dynamic Duomax™ technology helps prevent overpronation for an efficient toe-off. For a shock absorbing, supportive fit, reach for the GEL-Kayano 28.
For over 20 years, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 has been a runner favorite. Featuring Guiderail support, DNA LOFT cushioning and 3D Print, these shoes bring the tech. You’ll likely love the feel of their holistic support system that helps align your body into its natural motion path. They’re the perfect blend of softness and support, and they’re ready for your next run.
Maximum cushion meets minimal weight in the HOKA Arahi 6. Their J-Frame™ midsole is designed to combat overpronation without unnecessary weight. Experience a balanced toe-off with the early-stage meta-rocker. And, the mesh lining is made with recycled materials, so you can feel good about your gear. If you’re looking for a breathable, plush, smooth ride, this might be the pick for you.
For race day or your everyday jog, the Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 is ready to run. From its PWRRUN PB cushioning to its responsive nylon plate, this shoe is a great choice for logging miles. Feel yourself propel forward, thanks to SPEEDROLL technology. Engineered mono-mesh keeps the upper light and breathable, while FORMFIT delivers a snug feel.
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