Best Running Shoes for Women

This is something experienced runners know and beginning runners learn; there are, at least, a dozen things that turn a good run into a great one. The quiet of a morning, sun drenched trails, cool breezes, finding yourself in the zone, the feeling of accomplishment and, most of all, the right shoe. That makes sense. But it begs the question; “Which women’s running shoes are best for me?” And that is a question that comes down to your individual fit, style, how far you want to go and how fast you plan to get there. We’ll help you find your answer here.

There are almost as many different women’s running shoes are there are women runners. A good fitting, supportive, stylish and affordable shoe is waiting for you. Here are six of the best shoes, all under $100, that you’ll want to consider as your next running partner.

Best Gym-To-Office Shoe

Women’s Adidas Cloudform Pure 2.0 Primegreen Sneaker

When the shoe you are hoping to find needs to go to work, then to the gym, then back again, consider the women’s Adidas Cloudform Pure 2.0 Primegreen Sneaker, a running-inspired trainer that delivers comfort in style. Its lace-up closure lends a custom and snug fit while a cushioned insole provides considerable added comfort. It’s all good for workdays and workouts and it’s good for the planet. As part of the Adidas Primegreen line, this shoe is constructed with 50% high-performance recycled materials which helps make a world of difference for the earth!

Best Running Shoe for Beginners

Women’s Nike Run Swift2 Running Shoe

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The first step in any endeavor is always the most important. This first step you’re taking as a new runner is no exception. The women’s Nike Run Swift2 Running Shoe lets you know your decision was the right one. After all, this one comes from Nike’s long line of supportive and performance-ready styles. A breathable and lightweight design, along with cushioned insole for added comfort, makes a perfect fit as you run to the goals you set. Congrats on your commitment to become a runner. While somedays may be harder than others, each day you’ll get better. Nike’s Run Swift2 gives you its best effort so you can do the same.

Best Street Running Shoe

Women’s New Balance W520v7 Running Shoe

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The streets can be mean. The women’s New Balance W520v7 Running Shoe knows all about potholes not there yesterday, cracked concrete tripping you up, the sometimes-slicker sidewalks and shoulders and how warm feet can get on steamy pavement. That is why this shoe was designed with a breathable mesh and synthetic upper, a soft cushioned performance midsole for added comfort and a molded heel for extra secure support. This one is comfortable and light. But, make no mistake – it’s as tough as any street and gives whatever is on the road a run for it.

Best Trail Running Shoe

Women’s Asics Gel Venture 8 Trail Running Shoe

When the trail calls, you better get on your way. And you better get a shoe specifically designed for the great outdoors on your feet – a shoe like the women’s Asics Gel-Venture 8 Trail Running Shoe. Fully enjoying a trail on your run, or a light hike, requires extra traction, comfort and support – all the things built into the Gel Venture 8. The supportive midsole with GEL® Technology provides excellent shock absorption, a padded collar and tongue lends added comfort. Looks like happy trails to you.

Best Shoe for Serious Style

Women’s Adidas Duramo 10 Primegreen Running Shoe

Where is it written that a running shoe cannot have a sense of style? The women’s Adidas Duramo 10 Primegreen Running Shoe did not get the memo. Whether you are hitting the road for a morning run, or hitting the town for a night of fun, you will be comfortably stylish with a cushioned and supportive LIGHTMOTION foam midsole. Since being a Climate Conscious Consumer is in style, note that these shoes are made with a series of recycled materials that features at least 50% recycled content. Enjoy miles of style.

Why are you still sitting here? Go forth and conquer the road!

All items in stock and prices accurate as of time of publication. Original publication 7/8/20. Updated 2/27/2022.

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