10 Best Running Shoes For Walking For Women in 2022

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10 Best Running Shoes For Walking For Women in 2022

You don’t have to spend extra money to get a pair of walking shoes. If you’re a runner, you can use your pair of running shoes to cover for your walks. 

For the ladies who are unsure which running shoes fit walking the best, this list will help you. 

We ran and tested several women’s running shoes, and came up with our top ten picks from different categories.

How we test running shoes

All the ladies’ running shoes for walking on this list have gone through a ton of tests. We’ve grilled them down to the nitty-gritties in our independent shoe testing facility. 

And to keep everything fair and even, we also rigidly follow these processes: 

  • Buy them with our own money
  • Run in them for 30 to 50 miles
  • Cut them open
  • Measure their parts in 30 different parameters
  • Calculate their CoreScore through thousands of expert and user reviews

 

Best running shoes overall for women

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
£96
£121
£126
Top pick

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 66,326 users
91 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • fits true to size
  • secure fit
  • great stability
  • gusseted tongue
  • soft but not mushy
  • superb durability
  • no lace bite

Cons

  • not for speedy runs
  • could be lighter

Verdict

Thanks for making our daily runs nice and stable, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21! The upper hugged our feet well, and the midsole is balanced - it's neither mushy nor too rigid. It just kept our motions in check, preventing any excessive movements. It's certainly not a light shoe, but having tested its precursors, we can say that Brooks is heading in the right direction! Apart from support, what stood out to us also is its tank-like durability.
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38
£61
£77
£78
£82
Also great

Corescore

86
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 2,306 users
88 / 100 from 21 experts

Pros

  • Wider than Pegasus 37
  • Very stable ride
  • Peppy toe-off
  • Hugs your feet 
  • Padded upper
  • Very durable (400-500miles)
  • Grippy even on dirt roads
  • Legit workhorse
  • Doubles as a gym shoe
  • A joy to run in

Cons

  • Runs warm
  • Above-average weight

Verdict

If there's one thing we can't take away from the Pegasus 38, it's that it's the GOAT of all workhorse shoes in our arsenal! It oozes with plushness, stability, and pop, doing it all from slow days, tempo sessions, and gym workouts even. If you want to run with fun, take the Pegasus any day!
See our full review and facts

Best road running shoes for women

Brooks Glycerin 19
Brooks Glycerin 19
£101
Top pick

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 35,595 users
89 / 100 from 23 experts

Pros

  • Plushy 
  • Wide-feet friendly
  • Tongue stays put
  • Perfect midfoot lock
  • Soft and stable ride
  • Durable
  • Great grip even on dirt roads
  • Roomy toebox
  • Smooth ride
  • Perfect for daily runs

Cons

  • Lacks pep underfoot
  • Too warm for summer days

Verdict

The Brooks Glycerin 19 is Brooks' softest running shoe yet. It's a long-time favorite daily trainer that's built on comfort and stability. It's not peppy, but if you're looking for a consistent ride, this is it. As a true Brooks, it's a shoe that's built to last!
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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2
£93
£131
£156
Also great

Corescore

87
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 1,602 users
89 / 100 from 19 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.
See our full review and facts

Best trail running shoes for women

Nike Juniper Trail
Nike Juniper Trail
Top pick

Corescore

81
Good!
4.2 / 5 from 609 users
82 / 100 from 1 experts

Pros

  • Great lockdown
  • Fits true to size
  • Lightweight
  • Comfy
  • Affordable
  • Sturdy
  • Good lacing system

Cons

  • Forefoot can slip over the edge of the midsole
  • Lack of rock plate
  • Grip is pretty bad on anything technical

Verdict

The Nike Juniper Trail is an affordable off-road shoe that seems ideal for beginners and people who want a little more grip for easy trails. With durable materials, trail-specific design features, and an excellent ground feel, this is an excellent choice for compact dirt and gravel trails.
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Asics Gel Scram 6
Asics Gel Scram 6
Also great

Corescore

79
Good!
4.4 / 5 from 788 users
N/A

Pros

  • Multisurface traction
  • Light
  • Comfortable fit
  • Well-cushioned
  • Great stability

Cons

  • Tight toe area
  • Poor durability

Verdict

For a budget shoe, the Asics Gel Scram 6 is a no-nonsense pick for a jack-of-all-trails. Train in it, race in it, take it to your next hiking adventure, you won't be disappointed in the Scram 6. Where it falls short, however, is in its durability (or the lack thereof). So if you want plenty of miles, you might want to consider other long-distance trail shoes.
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Best Nike running shoes for women

Nike Free Run 5.0
Nike Free Run 5.0
£91
£100
Top pick

Corescore

83
Good!
4.3 / 5 from 12,271 users
86 / 100 from 1 experts

Pros

  • Insane lightness
  • Glove-like fit
  • Heel loop
  • Easy lacing system
  • Super breathable 
  • True to size
  • Comfotable as an everyday slipper
  • Extremely flexible

Cons

  • Short runs only
  • Lack of proper outsole
  • Insole not removable

Verdict

Ah, the Nike Free Run… Calling this a running shoe is a stretch, but there’s still a vestige of folks out there in the minimalist fan group that likes the slipper-like feel of Nike’s long-running “Free” lineup. The 2021 update steers back toward a less bizarre-looking shoe than we saw in 2020 but continues with the ultralight and ultra-flexible design.
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Nike Revolution 6
Nike Revolution 6
Also great

Corescore

77
Good!
4.1 / 5 from 519 users
72 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • Fits true to size
  • Peppy midsole
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good amount of flexibility
  • Consistent performance in any condition
  • Great as leisurewear

Cons

  • Runs narrow
  • Poor lacing
  • Lacks grip
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Best value running shoes for women

Nike Quest 4
Nike Quest 4
Top pick

Corescore

74
Bad!
4.1 / 5 from 189 users
N/A

Pros

  • True to size
  • Wider than other Nikes
  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Very affordable 
  • Grippy thanks to mini lugs
  • Sleek modern looks
  • Great, secure fit
  • Outstanding weight

Cons

  • Not a springy ride
  • Short runs only

Verdict

At the entry level, there’s usually not a ton to review or write about, but the Nike Quest 4 fills a niche with a trendy-looking shoe at a bargain price. If you desire that Nike swoosh and have less than $80 in your pocket there aren’t many options, but surprisingly this stylish trainer fits the bill and isn’t all that bad!
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Brooks Glycerin 18
Brooks Glycerin 18
£119
£140
£140
Also great

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 35,608 users
90 / 100 from 27 experts

Pros

  • Most comfortable daily trainer
  • Fit is spot-on
  • Adaptive cushioning
  • Excellent traction
  • Hard-wearing outsole
  • Sustainable components
  • Can work as a casual shoe

Cons

  • Firms up in winter conditions

Verdict

The Brooks Glycerin 18 is easily our pick for the superlative of comfort! It's a neutral daily trainer that's breathable, plush (from upper to the midsole), protective, and most of all, adaptive. Yes, it can be your one go-to for just about any run. It can be your easy-day shoe, and if you want to pick up the pace, it can serve as a tempo shoe too! Even better, it's going to last you miles.
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What are the cheapest running shoes for walking for women in 2022?

  1. Nike Revolution 6 - from £23
  2. Adidas Runfalcon 2.0 - from £24
  3. Adidas Duramo 10 - from £26
  4. Adidas Questar Flow NXT - from £28
  5. Reebok Lite Plus 3 - from £29
  6. Nike Flex Experience Run 10 - from £30
  7. Adidas Galaxy 5 - from £31
  8. Reebok Energen Plus - from £31
  9. Adidas Nova Flow - from £32
  10. Adidas Supernova - from £32
  11. Adidas Sensebounce+ Street - from £33
  12. Asics Patriot 12 - from £34
  13. Reebok Floatride Fuel Run - from £35
  14. Asics Jolt 3 - from £36
  15. Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 - from £38

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Author
Jovana Subic
Jovana Subic

Whether it's a vertical kilometre or an ultra, climbing in the Alps or exploring local mountains, Jovana uses every opportunity to trade walls and concrete for forests and trails. She logs at least 10h/week on trails, with no off-season, and 4x more on research on running and running shoes. With a background in physics and engineering management, she prefers her running spiced with data.