7 Best Red Running Shoes For Women in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Red Running Shoes For Women in 2022

If you want to add more pizazz to your shoe rotation, a pair of red running shoes is definitely a must-have. A perfect combination of eye-catching hue, comfort, and performance will definitely put a boost in your step and fuel your motivational fire pit.  

From Brooks Ghost and Nike React Infinity to Altra Superior and Saucony Ride, we’ve rounded up and analyzed 100+ of the best women’s red running shoes out there. That means performing a myriad of mechanical tests and hours of running to determine which models will make the final cut.

Check out our top picks in different categories to get you started in finding the perfect fit for your specific needs.

How we test running shoes

To make the cut of our top recommendations, we’ve utilized our years of experience and knowledge about running and footwear. We’ve also worked with a team of wear-testers and shoe lab technicians to come up with 100% honest and comprehensive reviews.

We’ve highlighted the best models based on the following process:

  • We buy all red running shoes for women with our own money. This is to make sure we stay unbiased on our views.
  • We cut the shoes open and examine their essential parts (30+ parameters) inside our independent shoe lab, from cushioning technology, breathability, traction, and many more.
  • Our wear-testers log 30 to 50 miles of running on each model in various road conditions or trail environments.
  • We also gather data from other shoe experts and regular users.

Finally, we go to our CoreScore system. It calculates all the above-aggregated data and gives each pair of shoes in the list its overall rating ranging from 0 to 100. All the top picks in various categories are featured on this page.

Best women's red running shoes overall

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 road running shoes for women

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 1,629 users
92 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • Fun, peppy ride
  • Runs like a race shoe
  • Lightweight
  • Plenty breathable
  • Smooth rockered transitions
  • Great lockdown
  • 2 pairs of laces
  • One shoe Race, Tempo, Trainer
  • More flexible than other carbon-plated shoes
  • Reflective detail for night runs
  • Easy to put on (pull tab on the tongue and heel)

Cons

  • Learning curve needed for heel strikers or slower paces
  • Slipper on wet surfaces

Verdict

A speed trainer and a race day shoe? Take both in the Endorphin Speed 2. After pacing it through, this shoe proved itself a star in speed, responsiveness, and durability. It literally sent us flying through the blocks! Even better, it's unlike any speed-oriented shoes we've tested - it doesn't forgo comfort in favor of lightness and agility!
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Best red trail running shoes for women

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 for women

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2

Corescore

86
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 2,065 users
88 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • Exceptional flywire lacing
  • Soft & cushioned ride
  • Great for heavier runners
  • Incredible grip (road)
  • Very breathable
  • Padded heel collar
  • No heel slipping
  • True to size
  • Durable 

Cons

  • Tongue rips apart
  • Lacks pop for tempo runs
  • Slippery on snow and ice

Verdict

In the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2, our feet just felt locked in place! And even after rough wear testing, this daily trainer proved itself a durable shoe. It's loaded with lots of cushion that's not too soft nor too rigid, making it supportive and ideal for heavy runners. As a daily running shoe, it sticks to what it's designed to do - it's not going to make you run fast, but it does offer a smooth, easy ride.
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Best red Asics running shoes for women

Asics Gel Torrance 2
Asics Gel Torrance 2

Corescore

82
Good!
4.6 / 5 from 1,691 users
N/A

Pros

  • Responsive underfoot cushioning
  • Flexible platform
  • Efficient outsole traction
  • Affordable
  • Breathable

Cons

  • Inner sleeve discomfort issues
  • Loose-fitting

Verdict

Asics continue to churn out cheap running shoes that anyone can enjoy, especially neophytes who are just getting into running as an activity that they can apply to their daily lives. The straightforward design of the Asics Gel Torrance 2 allows the wearer to get into the activity with ease. Neutral pronators and casual shoe enthusiasts are also the target market for this product.
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Best value red running shoes for women

Saucony Triumph 18
Saucony Triumph 18

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 6,698 users
90 / 100 from 13 experts

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great foot lock
  • Super plush
  • True to size
  • Stable
  • Smooth ride
  • Reflective elements
  • Good traction

Cons

  • Not versatile
  • Heavy
  • Lacks breathability

Verdict

It's not our pick for a standout model among daily trainers, but this shoe really made us swoon over in its comfort! The Triumph 18 from Saucony is a cruiser that can do little of everything. From easy paces (it excels at this!) to tempo runs and fartleks, it can manage. It's a heavy shoe, but it's all for the cause of durability and pronounced plushness.
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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.