287 best medium heel running shoes

Based on reviews from 1,211 experts and 43,576 users. Learn how our rankings work. Updated Jun 2020.

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  1. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 - Grey/Blue/Ebony
  2. Brooks Glycerin 17 - Grey/Navy/White
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    Brooks Glycerin 17 - Grey/Navy/White
    Brooks Glycerin 17 - Black Blue Nightlife
    Brooks Glycerin 17 - Grey/Navy/Gold
    Brooks Glycerin 17 - Black Ebony
    Brooks Glycerin 17 - Black Ebony Red
    $150 $75 Save 50%
  3. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 - Grey
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    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 - Grey
    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 - Black
    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 - Blue
    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 - Silver
    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 - Pink
    $120 $75 Save 38%
  4. Brooks Ghost 12 - Navy Deep Water Gold
    $130 $106 Save 18%
  5. Asics Gel Excite 6 - Black/White
  6. Asics Gel Kayano 26 - Blue
  7. Mizuno Wave Rider 23 - Beetle Metallic Shadow
  8. Nike Renew Run - Nero Rosso Bianco
  9. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v9 - Black/White
  10. Salomon Sense Ride 3 - Balsam Green / Vanilla Ice / Sulphur
  11. Nike Zoom Fly 3 - White
  12. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail - Cargo Khaki/Team Gold-black-ocean Cube
  13. Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 - Black
  14. Altra Torin 4 Plush - Black
  15. On Cloud - Black
  16. Asics Gel Nimbus 21 - Black/Classic Red
  17. Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 - White/Wolf Grey-blue Hero
  18. Altra Escalante 2.0 - Maroon
  19. Adidas Pulseboost HD - tech ink/GREY ONE F1
  20. Adidas Alphaboost - core black/TRACE GRE
    $150 $80 Save 47%
  21. Merrell Vapor Glove 4 - Monument
  22. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 - Black
  23. Under Armour Charged Assert 8 - Black (004)/White
  24. New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon v2 - Blue
  25. Under Armour HOVR Sonic 2 - Blue
  26. Altra Escalante Racer 19 - White
  27. Brooks Cascadia 14 - Grey/Navy
    $130 $104 Save 20%
  28. New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v4 - Marine
  29. Brooks Caldera 3 - Black Grey Nightlife
    $140 $98 Save 30%
  30. Hoka One One Bondi 6 - Black Iris Storm Blue

15 best medium heel running shoes

  1. Salomon Sense Ride 3
  2. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19
  3. Brooks Glycerin 17
  4. Brooks Ghost 12
  5. Adidas Senseboost Go
  6. Asics Gel Excite 6
  7. Mizuno Wave Rider 23
  8. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v9
  9. Asics Gel Kayano 26
  10. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36
  11. Asics Gel Nimbus 21
  12. On Cloud
  13. Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14
  14. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail
  15. Nike Renew Run
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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.

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