13 best leather running shoes

Based on reviews from 9 experts and 1,922 users. Learn how our rankings work. Updated May 2020.

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  1. Vivobarefoot Primus Knit - Green
    Any color
    Vivobarefoot Primus Knit - Black
    Vivobarefoot Primus Knit - Bright White
    $170 $127 Save 25%
  2. On Cloud Terry - Pebble
    Any color
    On Cloud Terry - Ruby
    On Cloud Terry - Pebble
    On Cloud Terry - Silver
    $150 $112 Save 25%
  3. New Balance 993 - Red
    Any color
    New Balance 993 - Red
    New Balance 993 - Black
    New Balance 993 - Grau
  4. Adidas 90s Valasion - Core Black / Core Black / Grey Six
  5. Puma Super Levitate - White
  6. Adidas Ultraboost Leather - adidas-ultraboost-leather-91b5
  7. Puma Viz Runner  - Black
  8. Merrell Trail Glove 5 Leather - merrell-trail-glove-5-leather-fc09
  9. Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 - Black
  10. Hoka One One Stinson Mid GTX - Black
  11. On Cloud Hi - Black
  12. Merrell Move Glove Suede - Grey
  13. Nike Zoom Rival Fly 2 - Black

9 best leather running shoes

  1. Puma Super Levitate
  2. Hoka One One Stinson Mid GTX
  3. Merrell Trail Glove 5 Leather
  4. On Cloud Terry
  5. Vivobarefoot Primus Knit
  6. New Balance 993
  7. Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2
  8. Adidas 90s Valasion
  9. On Cloud Hi
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.

jens@runrepeat.com