10 Best Road Running Shoes (Buyer's Guide)
The selection for road running shoes is more extensive when compared to trail running shoes. Thus, buying a pair can be an overwhelming task, especially if you are new to running. This guide dives into the nitty-gritty of road running shoes.
If you are already decided on scoring a pair of road running shoes, head on to our catalog page to view brand options and product pages.
How we rank the best road running shoes
RunRepeat provides the user with recommendations for the best road running shoes based on user ratings and expert reviews. These data are aggregated to form the Corescore, which is a numerical value (from 0 to 100) that indicates how well-liked a shoe is.
- We have 920,000+ user reviews for over 1,600 shoes for road running.
- Each product page for road running shoes has been done with around 7 hours of research on shoe details and reviews.
Ranking of the 10 best road running shoes
Based on 4,218,326 user ratings 8,568 expert reviews
- #1Saucony Endorphin Pro6 colors94Superb!163 reviews
- #2Newton Fate 64 colors93Superb!62 reviews
- #3Saucony Endorphin Speed5 colors93Superb!1000+ reviews
- #4Brooks Adrenaline GTS 207 colors93Superb!1000+ reviews
- #5Hoka One One Mach 42 colors93Superb!830 reviews
- #6Under Armour HOVR Sonic 36 colors93Superb!1000+ reviews
- #7Brooks Ghost 1210 colors92Superb!1000+ reviews
- #8Brooks Ghost 138 colors92Superb!1000+ reviews
- #9Brooks Adrenaline GTS 217 colors92Superb!1000+ reviews
- #10Saucony Ride ISO 28 colors92Superb!1000+ reviews
Here is a list of all 1542 road running shoes, where you can sort by “best rated” and apply filters.
Top 5 most popular running shoes
Popular running shoes aren't the better rated ones
The best road running shoes in every category
- Best On road running shoe: On Cloudswift (#78 overall)
- Best Altra road running shoe: Altra Escalante Racer (#55 overall)
- Best Salomon road running shoe: Salomon Sonic RA Pro (#18 overall)
- Best Nike road running shoe: Nike Air Zoom Odyssey (#41 overall)
- Best Brooks road running shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 (#6 overall)
- Best New Balance road running shoe: New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v11 (#50 overall)
- Best Asics road running shoe: Asics Gel Cumulus 22 (#33 overall)
- Best Saucony road running shoe: Saucony Endorphin Pro (#1 overall)
Now, are you ready to buy road running shoes?