Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

Articles

The State of Trail Running 2022
The State of Trail Running 2022

This report covers trail running race participation from 1984 to 2022. It includes 15.6 million race results from 116.947 races in 127 countries. It’s the most extensive report on trail running[…]

The State of Running 2019
The State of Running 2019

This is the first mapping of Global running participation. The analysis covers 107.9 million race results from more than 70 thousand events from 1986 to 2018. This is by far the largest study of race[…]

50 Shades of Plantar Fasciitis (Ultimate Guide)
50 Shades of Plantar Fasciitis (Ultimate Guide)

Your feet are marvelous. Each one has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles. Needless to say, the design by Mother Nature is complicated but perfect. Every part is crucial as it is. That is w[…]

183,911 Running Shoe Prices Analyzed
183,911 Running Shoe Prices Analyzed

We have spent weeks analyzing price patterns of running shoes. First, you will be presented to an infographic with the most important conclusions. Secondly, we dig deeper into the numbers. Feel free t[…]

Expensive Running Shoes Are Not Better Than More Affordable Running Shoes (Study)
Expensive Running Shoes Are Not Better Than More Affordable Running Shoes (Study)

Based on 134,867 reviews of 391 running shoes from 24 brands, this study compare the list price of running shoes with how well rated they are. The key conclusion is that expensive running shoes are no[…]

Marathon World Record Over Time (Infographic)
Marathon World Record Over Time (Infographic)

We have compiled information about the marathon world record over time, which is illustrated in the infographic below. As you see, we have done great improvements. In the graphic you will find 1) the[…]

Research: Women Are Better Runners Than Men
Research: Women Are Better Runners Than Men

Danish research have revealed intriguing results from the most exhaustive study of marathon results in history. The study included 1.815.091 marathon results from 131 marathons. The new research concl[…]

Marathon Statistics 2019 Worldwide (Research)
Marathon Statistics 2019 Worldwide (Research)

NOTE: This report has been updated. See the most recent report on the state of running 2019 here presented at The Global Running Conference hosted by the IAAF in China June 2019. It includes data back[…]

Top 12 Shoe Lacing Techniques [Images + Video]
Top 12 Shoe Lacing Techniques [Images + Video]

We spent 284 hours researching and testing lacing techniques for running shoes. Here, you’ll find our best recommendations. Enjoy. This guide works for running shoes, hiking boots & hiking s[…]

Guides

Are new versions of running shoes even better?
Are new versions of running shoes even better?

Are new versions better or worse? Should you upgrade to the newest version which is typically more expensive? Let’s find out. The Reddit group r/RunningShoeGeeks helped come up with this idea. C[…]

Data Analysis: When Is the Best Time To Buy Running Shoes?
Data Analysis: When Is the Best Time To Buy Running Shoes?

We’ve tracked 12 million price points on more than 2000 pairs of running shoes and 5000 sneakers over 7 years from +200 retailers to give you the scientific answer to when is the best time to bu[…]

Why you cannot trust “experts” and top-10 lists
Why you cannot trust “experts” and top-10 lists

Tl;dr: We believe editors cherry-pick popular shoes to earn more. You should not trust top-10 lists as the shoes picked are rarely the truly best running shoes. The purpose is not to discredit review[…]

Best Hoka running shoes
Best Hoka running shoes

If you want a pair of shoes with bottomless cushioning, Hoka is the right direction to take. With its highly popular Clifton and Bondi series, this is one of the go-to brands for extra cozy daily trai[…]

Best running shoes for hiking
Best running shoes for hiking

If you’re planning to dabble in the murky world of hiking or running the trails, why pay the price of two pairs of shoes when you can have just one? Yes, you read it right. There’s an arra[…]

Best Nike Flyknit running shoes
Best Nike Flyknit running shoes

Introduced in 2012, the Nike Flyknit running shoes revolutionized the world of running. Its state-of-the-art integral knitting technique was something that was never seen before. It was truly innovati[…]

Best low drop running shoes
Best low drop running shoes

The “drop” in road or trail running shoes refers to the difference in height between the forefoot (or toe box) and the heel section. The higher the drop in a shoe, the steeper the angle wi[…]

Best Gore-Tex running shoes
Best Gore-Tex running shoes

Gore-Tex running shoes are a great option if you live in a region that rains a lot of time in a year, or in a snowy climate where snowflakes seep in with every step. A dependable Gore Tex-designed sho[…]

Best comfortable running shoes
Best comfortable running shoes

When it comes to running shoes, comfort is king. Whether you’re a high mileage, daily runner, or weekend warrior, we all want that running shoe that delivers great comfort while running. Whateve[…]

Best running shoes for low arches
Best running shoes for low arches

Running longer miles is not easy – especially for low-arch or flat-footed runners wearing the wrong shoes. If you’re one of them, there are key factors to look for in running shoes that ma[…]

Best triathlon running shoes
Best triathlon running shoes

From quick-lace capability, comfort, durability, and performance-driven technologies, the best triathlon running shoes need to have it all to meet the high volume of training and the actual racing (an[…]

Best snow running shoes
Best snow running shoes

While other people stop and go home because the weather decides to snow, you continue to brave the elements and keep putting one foot in front of the other to reach your goals. For dedicated runners l[…]

Best On road running shoes
Best On road running shoes

Famous for its uniquely designed platform, a patented cushioning technology that delivers softer landings and firm toe-offs, On running shoes have become a new favorite among runners, and even world-c[…]

Best Merrell trail running shoes
Best Merrell trail running shoes

Over the years, the Merrell trail running shoes have been very popular among off-road adventurers and trail runners in the world. In fact, its Moab model has been the most sold trail boot in the world[…]

Best Merrell running shoes
Best Merrell running shoes

Known for their excellent durability, versatility, and performance-driven design, Merrell running shoes have become a favorite among ultra-distance runners and regular outdoor enthusiasts alike. Wheth[…]

Best Altra trail running shoes
Best Altra trail running shoes

From your local trails to rugged technical terrains, if you need a truly reliable and comfortable trail partner, you can’t go wrong with Altra. It’s easily one of our best picks when it co[…]

Best Salomon running shoes
Best Salomon running shoes

After 20 years since the very first launch of its iconic trail shoe the Raid Rail, the Salomon brand has continued to expand and gain the trust of the off- and on-road runners and adventurers. From am[…]

Best Saucony trail running shoes
Best Saucony trail running shoes

Whether running at your local park or competing for your first ultra, trail running offers an awesome break from the monotony of the flat, paved roads. Of course, when you’re planning to conquer[…]

Best cheap Nike running shoes
Best cheap Nike running shoes

You don’t need to break the bank to add a new pair of Nike running shoes to your rotation. Nike offers economical versions of the premium models without compromising too much on function and cut[…]

Best Nike long distance running shoes
Best Nike long distance running shoes

Every model of Nike long-distance running shoes on this list accommodates various running styles, training or racing conditions, and budget. The perfect pair of shoes for an experienced marathoner wil[…]

Best Nike road running shoes
Best Nike road running shoes

Majority of Nike running shoes available in the market today are designed for road runners. Thus, buying the perfect pair that suits one’s training and racing needs can be pretty overwhelming to[…]

Best Reviews of running shoes for beginners
Best Reviews of running shoes for beginners

They say great things come from small beginnings. That said, don't confuse "small beginnings" for a rough start. No, you can be in your best form as a freshman if you sport the finest running shoes fo[…]

Best competition running shoes
Best competition running shoes

With speed written all over them, the best running shoes for racing are light, snappy, and crazy responsive. With so many competition running shoes to choose from, it can be a challenge to pick the ri[…]

Best speed training{ / tempo} shoes
Best speed training{ / tempo} shoes

Speed is a huge part of running. Whether you’re running easy or fast, your running shoes should match your pace. For runners who want to set PBs, there’s no better option than dedicated sp[…]

Best daily running{ / easy} shoes
Best daily running{ / easy} shoes

For days where you like to take it easy, you can rely on daily running shoes to keep your feet pampered from lace-up to the last mile. With more than five hundred daily trainers on the market, we&rsqu[…]

Best ultra running shoes
Best ultra running shoes

Finishing an ultra is a great feat. And behind every successful run is an excellent ultra running shoe that has ample cushioning, support, and grip packed in a rugged shoe. We know it’s a tediou[…]

Best running shoes for orthotics
Best running shoes for orthotics

Running shoes for orthotics tend to be wide. Given the number of wide-running shoes on the market, choosing can be a drag. We took the liberty of coming to your aid by giving you an in-detailed review[…]

Best Brooks trail running shoes
Best Brooks trail running shoes

Brooks has made a name in the running world. It’s given us some of the best road running shoes, and it sure didn’t let us down with its trail shoes. Among all the running shoes we’ve[…]

Best Skechers running shoes
Best Skechers running shoes

Skechers found their way into the shoe industry first with their sneakers. But after a few years, they gradually added running shoes into their products. Fast forward to today, Skechers offers some of[…]

Best running shoes for heavy men
Best running shoes for heavy men

Running shoes for big guys have loads of cushion to keep the feet protected. And more importantly, they're built durable. Whether you're running on pavement or on the trails, these shoes can take a be[…]

Best winter running shoes
Best winter running shoes

As opposed to regular running shoes, running shoes for winter is more protective and warm. And to combat slick surfaces, they are also much grippier. It’s not easy to filter out the best of the[…]

Best Nike walking shoes
Best Nike walking shoes

Diehard Swoosh fans who are in need of comfy and supportive kicks for walking need not look far. But, because we tested many Nike walking shoes, you can expect to find the best of them here in our rev[…]

Best Reebok running shoes
Best Reebok running shoes

Reebok has been known globally for producing some of the most lightweight, high-performance running shoes on the market. And since there are a ton of options available, choosing can be quite tedious.[…]

Best sprints track spikes
Best sprints track spikes

Fast and light — these are the marks of a good sprint spike. With so many track and field sprinting shoes possessing these, finding the right pair can be a challenge. But don't fret. We've done[…]

Best running shoes for walking
Best running shoes for walking

It’s undisputed — running shoes have the best cushion not just for marathons but also for your daily casual walks. If you want to have just one shoe to rock your daily jogs and stay comfor[…]

Best running shoes for heel strike
Best running shoes for heel strike

Choosing the right running shoe for heel strikers can be quite tricky. It’s not just a question of which model has less or more cushion. It’s a combination of many things like drop, rearfo[…]

Best ASICS trail running shoes
Best ASICS trail running shoes

ASICS is a well-known brand among runners. One of the standout features the brand’s running shoes possess is stability. And if you’re after supportive trail shoes that have all the impact[…]

Best Nike ZoomX running shoes
Best Nike ZoomX running shoes

Nike has nothing to prove. It’s already one of the strongest brands in the running scene. But as it enters the world of super foams, it’s made itself even stronger. The Nike ZoomX foam is[…]

Best waterproof trail running shoes
Best waterproof trail running shoes

It’s known to many - the trails aren’t the friendliest. Apart from jagged rocks and roots, there are also some stream crossings and other wet conditions you have to endure. And when faced[…]

Best waterproof running shoes
Best waterproof running shoes

Running outdoors is not always sunny and warm. There are also days when you have to deal with rain and moisture; hence, the creation of waterproof running shoes. These shoes are made with a Gore-Tex m[…]

Best Salomon trail running shoes
Best Salomon trail running shoes

If you want to venture into the great outdoors, it’s unquestioned - Salomon is THE brand for trail runners. Salomon trail shoes are not only extremely durable — they’re ready to eat[…]

Best Mizuno running shoes
Best Mizuno running shoes

Mizuno has always been known for its durable, long-distance running shoes. But because we know that different runners need different shoes, we’ve selected some of the best choices from different[…]

Best PUMA running shoes
Best PUMA running shoes

The cat didn’t come to play. PUMA is lesser known than other brands in the running world, but it sure isn’t lesser when it comes to performance. Whether it’s on the road, trail, dail[…]

Best Nike trail running shoes
Best Nike trail running shoes

Nike is a household name in the running world. Although it’s better known for its road running shoes, Nike doesn’t cut corners when it comes to its trail shoes. They’re sturdy, tract[…]

Best On running shoes
Best On running shoes

On is a relatively new entry in the world of running. They started producing running shoes only in 2010, but since then they’ve grown to become a relevant brand. Whether it’s for the road[…]

Best Brooks running shoes
Best Brooks running shoes

With a "Run Happy" motto, Brooks believes that there is no good or bad running shoe. Each runner picks the right shoe for them based on their preferences and the running experience they want to achiev[…]

Best road running shoes
Best road running shoes

The number of road running shoes is three times larger compared to trail running shoes. Thus, buying a pair can be an overwhelming task, especially if you are new to running. We have tested road runni[…]

Best running shoes
Best running shoes

Are you looking for a comfortable all-arounder? A supportive shoe for overpronation? Or a speedy racer for a new personal best? There is no ONE best shoe for everybody. We ran in these running shoes a[…]

Best ASICS running shoes
Best ASICS running shoes

ASICS is a big name in the world of running shoes. With such an extensive collection of ASICS shoes to choose from, there are options for all types of runners. Whether you need a comfortable cruiser f[…]

Best New Balance running shoes
Best New Balance running shoes

New Balance has become a go-to brand not only for stylish lifestyle footwear but running shoes as well. Given how easy it is to get lost in all those FreshFoams and FuelCells, we are here to narrow do[…]

Best Adidas running shoes
Best Adidas running shoes

Adidas is one of the top brands in the athletic gear scene and continues to be a popular choice for running shoes. To help you navigate the brand’s extensive selection of running footwear, we ha[…]

Best Nike running shoes
Best Nike running shoes

Nike needs no introduction. The brand offers some of the widest selections of highly-rated running shoes for both beginners and seasoned runners. We are here to help you navigate this massive selectio[…]

Best long distance running shoes
Best long distance running shoes

Going for anything longer than a 10K calls for the most reliable, comfortable, and durable running shoe. As the stress on your body increases, so do the demands from a pair of running shoes. We have t[…]

Best trail running shoes
Best trail running shoes

Some trail shoes are created for the harshest off-road challenges, like rocks, mud, snow, and branches. They keep you protected and surefooted. Others are made for the more urban-ready conditions and[…]

Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Altra Lone Peak 8
80
Good!

The eighth edition of Altra's standout Lone Peak series brings back everything we love about its previous iterations but updated with a commendably tough ripstop mesh upper. With its secure yet accomm[…]

Saucony Endorphin Rift
82
Good!

The Saucony Endorphin Rift is a one-of-a-kind trail running shoe. In our lab tests, we were amazed by its combination of an energetic midsole and a breathable upper, making summer long runs feel like[…]

Nike Zoom Fly 5
81
Good!

The fifth version of the Nike Zoom Fly series shifts its focus from fast to far. We found it to be reassuringly stable and now capable of easier runs far better than before. Although it's a miss on we[…]

Nike Pegasus Trail 4
88
Great!

The React Pegasus Trail 4 is one of the top road-to-trail options from Nike that we have ever worn and scrutinized. Cushiony and responsive on the roads yet grippy and stable on the trails, the shoe m[…]

Hoka Carbon X 3
80
Good!

True to its roots, the Carbon X 3 remains our trusty go-to for anything ultra-distance. It's packed and loaded with a carbon-fiber plate that makes it a highly stable and snappy ride. Even more, it de[…]

Saucony Endorphin Speed 3
89
Great!

The Endorphin Speed 3 from Saucony is one hell of a shoe! We affirm that it's energetic, stable, and light; it ticks all the important boxes of a tempo running shoe. Even more, it can be your do-it-al[…]

ASICS Novablast 3
91
Superb!

Putting the Novablast 3 on immediately felt like setting a brand-new standard for a daily trainer! We found it to be an exceptionally comfortable daily running shoe that can go fast and can go far. Wh[…]

Brooks Glycerin 20
89
Great!

The Glycerin 20 from Brooks has totally proved the hype around it! With its luxe comfort and a touch of pop, we found it to be a fun and lively workhorse that works perfectly for recovery days and lon[…]

Hoka Mach 5
89
Great!

The Mach 5 from Hoka is a performance trainer that can do a bit of everything. If you want to train with speed, we are convinced that it can become your trusty tempo running shoe. And if you want an e[…]

On Cloudmonster
89
Great!

The On Cloudmonster is the brand's max-cushioned running shoe that blew our minds. From firm to forgiving, it's a new take that we are confident is perfect for daily training and long runs. True to it[…]

Hoka Bondi 8
84
Good!

The 8th iteration of the Hoka Bondi remains our beloved plush and cushy daily trainer that excels on easy days and recovery sessions. With its humongous foam, our feet found themselves in a very comfy[…]

ASICS Gel Nimbus 25
89
Great!

Nimbus, from the Latin for rain, is usually used in reference to storm clouds that carry rain, sleet, or snow. Running in the ASICS Gel Nimbus 25, however, is anything but stormy. Its generously padde[…]

Brooks Launch 9
87
Great!

Looks fast, runs fast. The Launch 9 from Brooks is a daily trainer that can handle any speed we put into our run. Whether we're going fast or slow, it performs. On top of this, it can handle any dista[…]

Vibram Furoshiki
89
Great!

This pair relies on its incredible flexibility, breathability and ground feel, making us fall in love with its unique style. We think it's one of the best if you need to travel or move from one place[…]

Brooks Hyperion GTS
91
Superb!

We found that the Brooks Hyperion GTS is a low stacked road shoe with a subtle stability system that sets the standard for what a speedy and steady tempo trainer should feel like. The Go To Support ra[…]

Hoka Stinson 7
86
Good!

It may look like a trail version of Hoka’s Bondi series, but we found the Stinson 7 to be in a category all of its own. This road-to-trail shoe shows us what great cushioning is all about, with[…]

Brooks Divide 4
82
Good!

On our test runs, we learned that The Brooks Divide 4 delivers a solid performance. From its subtle yet grippy lugs that took us seamlessly from road to trail to the well-padded yet breathable upper t[…]

Adidas Ultraboost Light
88
Great!

As per our observations, the iconic Ultraboost line by Adidas has long been co-opted by the masses as more of a sneaker than a running shoe. However, we found that the 23rd shoe in the series, the Ult[…]

Saucony Ride 16
85
Good!

The Ride 16 is a veritable workhorse from Saucony that does everything we expect from a daily trainer with the underfoot feeling of a performance shoe. What’s more, the shoe’s improved upp[…]

On Cloudgo
91
Superb!

The Cloudgo from On Running is a daily trainer that's ready to shift gears when we want to take it easy or go faster on the road. It's light, responsive, and smooth-rolling; getting to our next stride[…]

Skechers GO WALK 6
91
Great!

With a reputation built around comfort, the famous Skechers GOwalk series continues to amaze us in its 6th iteration. With its stretchy slip-on upper and featherlight construction, the shoe feels more[…]

Hoka Bondi SR
84
Good!

The Bondi SR is one of Hoka's bestselling models. We found it fantastic when we spent long periods with the pair on our feet. And if you often deal with wet floors in your work environment, we confirm[…]

ASICS Gel Pulse 13
80
Good!

Among ASICS' long-standing series, the thirteenth version of the ASICS Gel Pulse makes our daily runs a spa for our feet. It's plush and supportive; we observed that going the distance is an easy feat[…]

Adidas Fluidflow 2.0
80
Good!

The Fluidflow 2.0 is a shoe that challenges what we expect from an affordable daily-trainer. This workhorse from Adidas is versatile in every meaning of the word; whether we took it out for runs, walk[…]

On Cloudvista
82
Good!

Unassuming at first glance, the On Cloudvista is actually a highly versatile shoe that can comfortably switch from road to trail without skipping a beat. Its flexibilty, rockered design, and energetic[…]

Adidas Adizero Adios 8
89
Great!

The Adizero Adios line may have fallen out of favor since its marathon record-breaking early days, but in our opinion, the Adios 8 is definitely a step in the right direction in bringing the series ba[…]

On Cloudnova Form
89
Great!

A shoe that can make 12 hours of walking a breeze? We believe that the On Cloudnova Form perfectly matches that request. Generously cushioned and more supportive than the other On shoes, it kept us co[…]

On Cloudaway
80
Decent!

We view the Cloudaway as a unique hybrid shoe from On. It is a truly adventure-ready trainer that can accompany you from the urban jungle to the great outdoors. We were immediately impressed with its[…]

On Cloud 5 Push
88
Good!

The On Cloud 5 Push packs as much comfort as it is physically possible for its marvelously light build. It features a little more in-shoe padding and support than the original Cloud 5 but still feels[…]

On Cloudrift
81
Good!

We consider the On Cloudrift a very minimal yet really good-looking shoe for daily wear. Light and flexible, it feels amazingly natural. Perfect for easy casual wear during summertime, it disappears o[…]

On Cloud
90
Great!

We find the iconic On Cloud to be a very unique shoe. Not only do we barely feel the pair on our feet with its record-breakingly lightweight, but it is also cushioned enough to keep us supported all d[…]

PUMA Deviate Nitro Elite
93
Superb!

PUMA's maiden voyage into the supershoe world delivers a fantastic performance at a reasonable price. Even though it's built as a marathon shoe, we think this modern-day racing flat excels for interva[…]

Adidas Adistar 2.0
86
Good!

The Adidas Adistar 2.0 is a neutral daily trainer on steroids. We could easily mistake it for a stability shoe if we wore it with our eyes closed. It's got a well-cushioned, wide, and supportive platf[…]

Hoka Transport
83
Good!

Whether the roads are slippery, wet, or have a bit of light trail in them, we can affirm that these walking shoes from Hoka make sure that our feet stay well-protected and our strides well-planted thr[…]

Saucony Guide 16
87
Great!

Having tested Guide 16, we found that it continues to be the mild-to-moderate stability shoe that helps to meet runners' pronation needs. We noticed that this lightweight runner toes the line between[…]

Saucony Peregrine 13
87
Great!

As one of the longest-running trail series, the Peregrine is among the first shoes we think about when going offroad. In our opinion, it can handle nearly anything you throw at it thanks to its tried-[…]

Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 3
84
Good!

The Invincible Run is a shoe that barely needs an introduction. It’s among the most (if not the most) comfortable max-cushioned trainers that we put on our feet, alongside the More and the Bondi[…]

Kailas Phantom 3.0
81
Good!

The Phantom 3.0 is a simple and straightforward shoe from the up-and-coming brand Kailas. We discovered that it works best as a hybrid shoe and it takes us from the door to the trail. The Phantom stan[…]

Kailas Fuga YAO
81
Good!

A max-cushioned trail shoe with a nearly 40 mm heel stack? With a carbon plate? For $160? We loved all of these in the Kailas Fuga YAO, which we also think is a hidden gem in the sea of trail running[…]

Kailas Fuga DU
81
Good!

A max-cushioned beast from Kailas, we witness how the Fuga DU is most in its element on technical and unforgiving trails. We found this shoe perfect for routes involving lots of ups and downs which is[…]

ASICS Gel Contend 8
80
Good!

The 8th iteration of the GEL Contend series got us pretty excited! We experienced the shoe's simple, well-padded, lightweight, and durable construction that makes it a very reliable daily trainer, esp[…]

ASICS GT 2000 11
88
Great!

On our wear tests, we verified that the ASICS GT 2000 11 is a solid daily trainer that ensures a stable and comfortable ride so we recommend it especially for runners who need that extra support. The[…]

Skechers GOwalk Joy - Ecstatic
92
Superb!

Equipped with a clean aesthetic and Skechers' highly-praised comfort, the GOwalk Joy - Ecstatic easily becomes our go-to shoe for daily wear. We barely feel it on our feet and yet it keeps us comforta[…]

Altra Lone Peak 7
86
Good!

Whether you are a trail runner or a hiker, the Lone Peak 7 is our most highly recommended trail running shoe from Altra. We absolutely love how comfy and versatile the shoe is for both casual trods in[…]

Allbirds Tree Runners
92
Superb!

Despite its simple looks, we believe that the Allbirds Tree Runner is very likely to entice you into buying multiple pairs. The merino wool goodness blended with a lightweight, flexible, and foot-hugg[…]

ASICS Gel Kayano Lite 3
85
Good!

The Kayano Lite series successfully continues to re-think the concept of stability running shoes in its third iteration. We believe that the shoe managed to create a supportive platform for runners wi[…]

Altra VIA Olympus
85
Good!

The Altra VIA Olympus is the max-cushioned road runner that we have been waiting for. Though it managed to rain on its own parade with a firmer-than-expected midsole, we found that this shoe more than[…]

Mizuno Wave Rider 26
88
Great!

Traditional must be the best way we can describe the Mizuno Wave Rider 26 in a word. It’s a straightforward, no-frills trainer that does its job and does it well. Although not everyone can be a[…]

NOBULL Journey
88
Great!

The Journey (previously called Runner+) is a unique shoe from NOBULL. With its roots in the CrossFit world, we can't deny that this running shoe makes the gym buffs in us happy. It feels comfortable f[…]

ASICS Magic Speed 2
88
Great!

We deeply appreciate how the Magic Speed 2 makes the benefits of carbon-plated running shoes more affordable to the average runner. At $150, we were happy to find that it is a no-nonsense tempo shoe t[…]

Altra Olympus 5
79
Decent!

We are in awe of the Olympus 5 from Altra as it screams premium inside and out. It's the brand's most cushioned, most protective, and most expensive trail running shoe yet. With its luxurious midsole,[…]

ASICS Gel Kayano 29
88
Great!

We are happy to see the famous stability shoe from ASICS evolve from brick-like to foot-friendly in its 29th iteration. This Kayano offers a wonderful mix of familiar support and even more comfort. So[…]

Mizuno Wave Horizon 6
89
Great!

We appreciate the Wave Horizon 6 from Mizuno for being a stability running shoe that's ready for cruising long miles and giving our feet and legs the rest day they deserve during recovery sessions. Un[…]

Nike Renew Ride 3
76
Bad!

The Nike Renew Ride 3 is a budget-friendly daily trainer perfect for runners seeking a comfortable experience. While it may feel somewhat firm and lack significant bounce, we still found the shoe to b[…]

Saucony Endorphin Edge
86
Good!

The Endorphin Edge from Saucony is the brand's bounce-back from the not-so-great Saucony Endorphin Trail. And this time around, we see a premium shoe that has a carbon-fiber plate, is max-cushioned, a[…]

ASICS GT 1000 11
85
Good!

We are convinced that the eleventh version of the ASICS GT 1000 is a stability running shoe that's perfect for everyday running. It's cheap, but it offers our feet a bang-for-the-buck performance even[…]

ASICS Metaspeed Edge+
90
Superb!

Better than ever, the Metaspeed Edge+ from ASICS dazzled us as it now has become a full-fledged race-day shoe for 5k runs all the way to marathons. With more cushion, it offered more rebound and prote[…]

Altra Torin 6
81
Good!

We are impressed with the 6th version of the Altra Torin because it is a road running shoe that's ready to chomp the miles up ahead. It revealed itself to us as a very cushioned and comfortable shoe t[…]

Nike Flex Experience Run 11
77
Bad!

You really cannot ask much from a $70 shoe, yet the Nike Flex Experience Run 11 manages to shine somehow. Its simple design may not catch a lot of eyes on the streets, but we couldn't deny that this m[…]

Kailas Fuga EX 2
85
Good!

The Kailas Fuga EX 2 is a max-cushioned workhorse for the trails. Based on my performed tests, this shoe definitely has the potential to win a spot in your rotation and might even work for running an[…]

Kailas Fuga Elite 2
81
Good!

The Fuga Elite 2 is a carbon-plated speedster from Kailas that helps me shine on any distance from 5K to ultra. I love that this hybrid shoe effectively tackles various surfaces from paved roads to mo[…]

Kailas Flythorn Air 2.0
81
Good!

The Kailas Flythorn Air 2.0 is a flexible and maneuverable shoe with a good ground feel. It delivered a pretty firm and steady underfoot experience during my test runs. I don't think it's the type of[…]

Kailas Fuga Pro 4
94
Superb!

The Fuga Pro 4 is a premium-level shoe from Kailas that helps me keep the speed high while tackling the trails. It is a shoe that lasts and I could almost smell its excellent craftsmanship straight fr[…]

Kailas Fuga EX BOA
81
Good!

If you tried the original Fuga EX 2, the BOA version will get you even more hooked! Amazingly well-cushioned and supportive, this trail shoe made me want to run longer. I believe that it could be your[…]

NOBULL Allday
86
Good!

We believe that the Allday from NOBULL (previously known as NOBULL Ripstop Runner) is a daily trainer that's ideal for running newbies and casual runners alike. Although very stable and supportive, it[…]

On Cloud 5 Waterproof
86
Good!

This is the rainy weather edition of On’s most popular walking shoe. As per our wear and lab tests, the Cloud 5 Waterproof inherits most of the well-loved characteristics of the original. We lov[…]

Allbirds Wool Runners
91
Great!

The Allbirds Wool Runners is the brand’s most popular and recognizable silhouette. Made of soft Merino wool and other sustainable materials, we found that this shoe started a huge trend in 2016.[…]

Saucony Tempus
91
Superb!

We found the Tempus from Saucony to be an excellent stability running shoe for a variety of paces and distances. Whether we're running slow (just not recovery-day slow), picking up the pace, or runnin[…]

Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2
86
Good!

We are impressed with the ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2 from Nike because it is a daily trainer where comfort is paramount. But what makes it better than most everyday running shoes, in our opinion,[…]

ASICS Metaspeed Sky+
87
Great!

Soar through the skies with the Metaspeed Sky+ from ASICS. We were drawn to this marathon racer as it's filled with all the responsiveness and pop we need to reach that finish line fast. And if you're[…]

On Cloudnova
89
Great!

On Cloudnova is part of the brand’s athletic lifestyle series which packs all the right things from their running shoes to make a go-to daily beater. The Cloudnova exceeded our expectations as i[…]

Altra Escalante 3
83
Good!

The Altra Escalante 3 is a road running shoe that really helped us feel connected to the ground without feeling its harshness. If you're new to zero-drop running shoes, we recommend wearing this shoe[…]

Reebok Lite 3
80
Good!

As observed in our wear tests, the Lite 3 from Reebok is a daily trainer whose chief focus is comfort. We really enjoyed its plush and lively ride that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. At $65, it's a bu[…]

Saucony Xodus Ultra
87
Great!

The Xodus Ultra from Saucony is a trail running shoe for ultra distances. We definitely felt that it let go of the beefy and burly signature of the past Xodus, shedding off a significant amount of wei[…]

ASICS GlideRide 3
89
Great!

Considered the go-long running shoe from ASICS, the GlideRide 3 impressed us with a softer and lighter ride than before. Given its dedication to stability (even though it's a neutral shoe) and comfort[…]

ASICS Gel Cumulus 24
89
Great!

The twenty-fourth version of the ASICS Gel Cumulus goes from hiding in the shadows of its premium siblings like the Nimbus and the Kayano to marking the Cumulus line's own becoming. It's a solid daily[…]

On Cloud 5
87
Good!

Upon wearing the On Cloud 5, we finally understood the hype around this high-class footwear. It is a quality lifestyle shoe that shines as a daily driver and as an athleisure option. If you are someon[…]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39
88
Great!

We adore the 39th version of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus because it is a certified workhorse that's perfect for slow, long, and faster efforts. Not only this, but we also find it a great choice for newb[…]

ASICS Gel Excite 9
81
Good!

We found that the Gel Excite 9 from ASICS is a trusty daily trainer that works best for short, easy runs. And if you're a runner on a budget or a beginner, this shoe is a comfortable and versatile cho[…]

Nike Pegasus Trail 3 GTX
87
Great!

Whether raining or snowing, the Nike Pegasus Trail 3 GTX is a waterproof trail shoe that keeps our daily runs not only dry but also comfortable. On top of this, it's full of pop and support; it doesn'[…]

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 3
87
Great!

The React Infinity Run Flyknit 3 from Nike is the brand's easy-day running shoe. With a generous cushion, we found it comfortable to eat up lots of miles on the pavement. And if you're looking for a l[…]

Adidas Duramo 10
84
Good!

The Adidas Duramo 10 is a budget running shoe that we confirmed is great for beginners who want a cushy ride to ease their way into running. With its down-to-earth price, there's nothing down about it[…]

Altra Timp 4
77
Bad!

A do-everything shoe, the Timp 4 from Altra is positioned as the brand's trail runner that can go the distance. With its plush and comfort-oriented construction, it delivers a soft and forgiving ride[…]

Nike Terra Kiger 8
84
Good!

The Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 8 remains the brand's staple lightweight and nimble trail running shoe fit for mid to high-mileage runs. It offers a protective and responsive ride that we find perfect for m[…]

New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v12
87
Great!

If you're looking for a great middle between the more traditional, lower-stacked NB 880 v11 and the uber-cushy NB Fresh Foam More v3, we firmly recommend the Fresh Foam X 1080 v12. It's a comfortable[…]

Adidas Questar
82
Good!

The Adidas Questar is a road running shoe that's perfect for beginners and casual runners who want a comfortable, easy-pace running shoe. We found it quite comfortable and not hurting the feet at all.[…]

Saucony Guide 15
88
Great!

The Guide 15 from Saucony is a lightweight stability shoe that we believe is perfect for easy training runs on the road. With the support it provides, it delivers a surefooted ride for testers among u[…]

Allbirds Tree Dasher
91
Superb!

The Allbirds Tree Dasher is the brand's first running shoe, and we're happy to report that it's not a miss. Apart from championing sustainability, this shoe manifests versatility. From easy days to mo[…]

Saucony Ride 15
88
Great!

With comfort and lightness on our feet, the fifteenth version of the Saucony Ride nails it to a T! We actually think that it might be the best Saucony Ride iteration to date! As a workhorse, we love t[…]

Saucony Kinvara 13
89
Great!

The Saucony Kinvara 13 doesn't just look fast; it also runs fast. Apart from being the lightest Saucony Kinvara, it's also the brand's lively and natural-feeling jack-of-all-trades. We established on[…]

Altra Rivera 2
85
Good!

Whether we go fast or take it easy on our training runs, the Altra Rivera 2 is a do-it-all daily trainer that's lively and energetic. It also delivers a natural-feeling run with its zero-drop design.[…]

Hoka Tecton X
90
Superb!

The Hoka Tecton X is Hoka's first carbon-plated trail running shoe. To justify the name, it just might have started a tectonic shift - that's how much we admire it. It's positioned as a speed-ready, r[…]

Hoka Speedgoat 5
88
Great!

The Speedgoat 5 from Hoka remains your reliable and great-value do-everything trail shoe. But if you want to bring the best out of it, take the shoe to a fast run on very technical terrain. On top of[…]

Saucony Triumph 20
87
Great!

The Triumph 20 from Saucony is a daily running shoe that brings back the roots of the OG Triumph. We felt as if the Triumph strayed away from its identity in the past two versions but now it's back, a[…]

Saucony Endorphin Pro 3
89
Great!

A super shoe is now on its way to becoming even more super. Say hello to the Endorphin Pro 3 from Saucony—a racing flat that goes fast and far during our runs. It's lightweight, incredibly energ[…]

Adidas 4DFWD
90
Superb!

The Adidas 4DFWD impressed us from the start with its jaw-dropping midsole. Although molded as running footwear, we believe that it wins the lifestyle category for its all-day cozy steps and striking[…]

Adidas Runfalcon 2.0
80
Good!

A lifestyle shoe and a running shoe for $60? Take both in the Adidas Runfalcon 2.0! In our testing, we found it very suitable for casual runners and beginners who don't run more than 10 miles. But if[…]

Nike Wildhorse 7
87
Great!

Pacing it through rocky and off-trail terrain, hands down, the Nike Wildhorse 7 just rocks! It made our steps confident and its protection just took everything to a whole new level. For a trail shoe,[…]

NOBULL Aspire
92
Superb!

We found the NOBULL Aspire (previously known as Knit Runner) to be a comfy athleisure /jogging option with an eye-catching design. It may be struggling with competition in the performance running shoe[…]

Salomon XA Pro 3D V8
88
Great!

While the Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 is a trail running shoe, it easily doubles as our hiking companion. We found it a great option for outdoorsies looking for a hybrid of a running/hiking shoe that would k[…]

Adidas Runfalcon
80
Good!

The Runfalcon is among the most affordable Adidas running shoes that we have tested. And for a shoe of this caliber, we found that it is doing very well! Rather basic in its design, the shoe still pac[…]

On Cloudrunner
85
Good!

The On Cloudrunner left us impressed as it's a daily trainer with a touch of pronation control and a firmer, more traditional ride. We found it an appealing option for entry-level runners who go short[…]