7 Best Red Running Shoes in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Red Running Shoes in 2022

Add some spark and a winning vibe to your running with red running shoes. The fiery color of passion will match your high energy every time you get out of the door and get a solid run. That’s the fun way of harnessing the power and spirit of boldness and vitality, which the red color represents.

From Brooks, and Salomon to Nike, Altra, Saucony, and Adidas, we have rounded up 100+ of the best running shoes in the market. Whether you are into road running, trail running, track and field, or just getting your mileage on your gym’s machines, we have selected for you our top recommendations for your activity.

Start browsing for the right red running shoes that suit your needs.

How we test running shoes

We use a very comprehensive running shoe testing process at RunRepeat. We team up with seasoned runners of all types for rigorous wear testing on flat roads, rugged terrains, and muddy paths. We also spend hours inside our Shoe Testing Lab analyzing various features of each model like fit, comfort, and performance.

Here’s exactly our approach:

  • We only test and extensively review all the red running shoes that we’ve purchased from our own pockets. We do this to ensure our freedom from any bias or brand loyalty.
  • We do a battery of mechanical tests in the lab. We cut the shoes open to closely examine over 30 parameters such as the shoe’s cushioning, energy return, ventilation, durability, et cetera.
  • Our wear-testers clock up 30 to 50 miles on each running shoe on concrete roads, dirt paths, and other training environments.
  • We collate additional information from other reputable shoe experts and regular runners.

Finally, each model is rated using our proprietary CoreScore system. All the gathered data above are calculated and a final rating (from 0-100) is assigned to all the red running shoes on the list. This way, you can quickly see which particular shoe gives you the best value for your money.

Best red running shoes overall

Altra Lone Peak 6
Altra Lone Peak 6

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 832 users
93 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Fits true to size
  • Excellent all-round grip
  • Highly durable
  • Great ground feel
  • Feels like it makes you run better
  • Great pull tab
  • Gaiter compatible
  • Brilliant lacing
  • Roomy toe box
  • Fully gusseted tongue

Cons

  • Stain magnet
  • Not enough cushioning for some

Verdict

Whether you’re a dedicated zero-drop runner, just dipping your toe into it for the first time, or like to spice up your rotation with something new, the Altra Lone Peak 6 is a solid workhorse of a trail running shoe. The Altra Lone Peak 6 is a genuinely excellent all-rounder.
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Best red road running shoes

Brooks Ghost 14
Brooks Ghost 14

Corescore

93
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 37,630 users
91 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • All about comfort!
  • True to size
  • Lots of padding
  • Smooth ride
  • Really stable, even on light trails
  • Breathable
  • Great out of the box
  • Built for longevity (500 miles, easily)
  • Great grip 

Cons

  • Lacks breathability for hot summer days
  • Not the best for long distances

Verdict

The Ghost 14 from Brooks really fits the bill as the shoe for all runners. It's a workhorse that's comfy enough for easy days, responsive for tempo sessions, and is heavy-duty to handle light trails. Overall, a no-fuss daily trainer that will work for all your runs!
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Best red trail running shoes

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6
New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 3,290 users
91 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Super plush
  • Protective underfoot
  • Amazing lockdown
  • Easy to put on (heel loop!)
  • True to size
  • Heel rudder
  • Looks amazing
  • Value at $135

Cons

  • Heavy 
  • Runs warm
  • Could be grippier

Verdict

A heavy-duty trail beast, the Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6 has proved to us it's more than capable of taking a beating from harsh elements! It crushes everything underfoot and will last plenty of miles. After putting it to the test, we found that it works best as a road-to-trail transition shoe and a light to moderate dedicated trail shoe.
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Best red Nike running shoes

Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 320 users
89 / 100 from 16 experts

Pros

  • Insanely lightweight
  • Very breathable 
  • Bouncy
  • Responsive 
  • FAST
  • No break-in period needed
  • Good grip on dry surfaces

Cons

  • Not ideal for wide feet
  • Unstable
  • Forefoot strikers only

Verdict

The Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 is probably one of the fastest shoes on the market, but it has some problems that I think the majority of runners will agree with. It’s unstable, a bit too narrow still, looks ridiculous and hits the pocket book hard. If your job is to run fast, or you’re a sponsored athlete I think these shoes may be the tool to help you win, but for the average joe who wants to drop 2 minutes off their 5K time, it may be too much tech in a shoe designed for the 1% club.
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Best red Asics running shoes

Asics Gel Kayano 28
Asics Gel Kayano 28

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 8,715 users
91 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Familiar Kayano fit
  • Roomier toebox
  • No lace bite
  • Added pep 
  • No medial post
  • Lost weight
  • Kayano durability

Cons

  • Heel slipping
  • Overly plush
  • Runs warm

Verdict

Still staying true to its Kayano roots, we found the Kayano 28 retaining its hallmark on stability and support while seeing some updates to amp up comfort and flexibility. And with better flex, the shoe was just overall fun! Although designed as a daily trainer, we found it fitting as a standalone shoe that you can take out of the closet during race day and on long, slow miles.
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Best value red running shoes

Brooks Revel 4
Brooks Revel 4

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 34,360 users
93 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Secure lockdown
  • Responsive
  • Great ground contact
  • No break-in needed
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent grip for the roads
  • Durable

Cons

  • Simple, non-fancy design

Verdict

If there's one shoe we could recommend to those new to the running scene, it would be the Brooks Revel 4. It's a no-frills daily trainer that surprised us with its good response, top-notch comfort, and grip (both on wet and dry pavements). And like a true Brooks, it's very durable so expect to run hundreds of miles before retiring them in your closet!
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Author
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.