Women's Running Shoes on a red track

Best Running Shoes for Women

The shoes you need to get started. Prices your wallet will love.

We’ve always harbored a secret fascination with runners and running. How is it that the most brutal part of high school gym class suddenly became a playground of do-it-anywhere fitness and endorphins for people everywhere?!

If you’ve caught the running bug and you’re ready to give it a go, you’re going to need some gear. Namely: shoes. Nobody wants to invest hundreds of dollars on new running shoes, but it’s an undeniable fact that you will injure yourself if you don’t have proper running footwear.

What’s that? I have to buy new shoes? Oh, no, whatever shall I do…??

To keep you from falling down the hole of internet searches, here are our top five running shoes under $100: cute, stylish, and ready to give you the support you need to jump into running with both feet looking fabulous.

Best Gym-To-Office Shoe

The adidas Pure has it all – amazing Cloudfoam support, sleek lines, and a stretchy, slip-on fabric upper that hugs your foot like a glove. With an easy-to-style minimalist silhouette, this lightweight shoe looks great at the gym or running lunch break errands.

Best Running Shoe for Beginners

This New Balance shoe is the perfect first-time running partner. The comfort provided by the durable outsole and ABZORB cushioning in the midfoot will keep you motivated on any running surface. Fabric at the forefoot and heel keep your feet cool and comfortable. Plus, at $60, you’ll have enough cash leftover to grab a celebratory post-run iced coffee. You earned it.

Best Trail Running Shoe

If you’re lucky enough to have access to running trails, you’re going to need shoes with a little more traction and stability. The ASICS Gel Venture 7 Trail Running Shoe is your girl. With a rugged rubber sole for increased traction, extra cushioning in the heel to increase comfort and stability when you strike the ground, and a breathable mesh upper and liner to keep your foot cool, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better off-road shoe for under $100.

Best Shoe for Serious Mileage

There’s a reason Nike is the biggest name in the athletic shoe game, and this shoe proves why. For the beginner looking to add some mileage, the Renew Run is packed with the tech you need to train your hardest. It’s super lightweight with a dual-density midsole and Lunar foam cushioning that keeps the shoe light, but comfortable. Breathable mesh in the upper keeps your feet secure, cool and comfortable, plus there’s extra room in the toe for increased comfort and stability. Seriously, what else could you want in a shoe?

Best All-Around Running Shoe

Not sure where your running journey will take you? Check out the best-in-class Nike Revolution 5. This shoe really does have it all. Its breathable mesh upper works to keep your feet cool. Deep flex grooves in the durable rubber outsole let your foot move and flex freely, keeping you comfortable through all points in your stride. A soft foam midsole provides lightweight, responsive cushioning to help you push through that last mile. With the Nike Revolution 5, you truly can’t go wrong. 

So there you go: five amazing running shoes under $100. Why are you still sitting here? Go forth and conquer the road!

All items in stock and prices accurate as of time of publication.

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