560 best competition lightweight running shoes

Based on reviews from 3,275 experts and 261,453 users. Learn how our rankings work. Updated Jun 2020.

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    1. Saucony Kinvara 10 - White
      Any color
      Saucony Kinvara 10 - Black
      Saucony Kinvara 10 - Orange
      Saucony Kinvara 10 - Orange Black
      Saucony Kinvara 10 - Yellow
      Saucony Kinvara 10 - Grey
      $110 $80 Save 27%
    2. Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 - Black
      Any color
      Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 - Black
      Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 - Black
      Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 - Black
      Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 - Gold
      Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 - White Lime Blast White
      $150 $85 Save 43%
    3. On Cloudflow - Black Asphalt
      Any color
      On Cloudflow - Black Asphalt
      On Cloudflow - Citrus Sea
      On Cloudflow - Black/Asphalt
      $140 $110 Save 21%
    4. Altra Superior 4.0 - Blue / Gray
    5. On Cloud - Black
    6. Nike Epic React Flyknit - Black
    7. Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper  - White/Green
    8. Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 - Summit White/Lava Glow-wolf Grey
    9. Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018 - Black
    10. Nike Free RN 2018 - White
      $100 $80 Save 20%
    11. Adidas SL20 - Black
    12. Merrell Agility Synthesis Flex - Monument
    13. New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon v2 - Orion Blue Supercell
    14. Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Forest
    15. Merrell Trail Glove 5 - Black
    16. Hoka One One Mach 2 - Multi
    17. Altra Escalante 1.5 - Black
    18. Altra Escalante 2.0 - Black
    19. New Balance 1400 v6 - Black Pink Zing
    20. Nike Odyssey React Flyknit 2 - Graphite-Blue
    21. Nike Flex Experience RN 8 - Gris Cool Grey Black Reflecting Silver White 012
    22. Adidas Adizero Adios 4 - Red
    23. On Cloud X - White
    24. Asics Gel Quantum 90 - Dark Grey/Black
    25. Skechers GOrun Ride 8 Hyper - Yellow/Black
    26. New Balance FuelCell Rebel - new-balance-fuelcell-rebel-d94a
    27. Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% - Multi
    28. Saucony Kinvara 11 - Blue / Black
    29. Hoka One One Hupana 2 - Black Sky Blue
    30. Merrell Trail Glove 4 - Pink

    15 best competition lightweight running shoes

    1. Merrell Agility Synthesis Flex
    2. Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper
    3. Altra Superior 4.0
    4. Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018
    5. Asics Gel Quantum 90
    6. On Cloudflow
    7. Nike Free RN 2018
    8. Saucony Kinvara 10
    9. On Cloud
    10. Hoka One One Mach 2
    11. Nike Epic React Flyknit 2
    12. Altra Escalante 2.0
    13. Nike Flex Experience RN 8
    14. Nike Odyssey React Flyknit 2
    15. Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2
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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.

    jens@runrepeat.com