7 Best Yellow Running Shoes, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Yellow Running Shoes, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2022

Stand out in the crowd and go bolder with high-performance yellow running shoes. Whether you’ve got that big personality that wants to shine out, or someone who wants to stay inspired to achieve his or her goals, this awesome list of go-to shoes will give you that burst of endorphins to get that workout.

Whatever fitness goals you have in mind, we can help you find the perfect footwear for your daily training or upcoming race. We’ve handpicked 30+ of the best yellow running shoes out there. We’ve meticulously tested them and selected our top picks for your shopping convenience.

From Nike, Adidas, and Brooks, to Asics, Saucony, and Altra Lone Peak, check out our fantastic selections below and get that sweet mileage soon.

How we test running shoes

To make the cut for our special selections, we put each model on this to the wringer. That means we have a team of runners test all the shoes on paved roads, rugged paths, and muddy trails. Our shoe specialists analyze each pair of shoes inside our independent shoe testing lab.

We strictly adhere to the following protocols:

  • We buy all the yellow running shoes with our own money. This is to ensure we remain committed to our policy on 100% transparency.
  • We perform mechanical tests inside the RunRepeat lab. We cut the shoes into pieces and analyze 30+ parameters including the softness of the midsole, upper breathability, cushioning technology, and durability, among many others.
  • We have wear-testers log at least 30-50 miles of running on each model, and report to us their feedback.
  • We collect more comparable data from other experts and regular runners.

To get the final rankings, we use the CoreScore system to calculate all the collected data above. An overall score is then given on each model ranging from 0 to 100.

Best yellow running shoes overall

Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0
£127
£127
£133

CoreScore

93
Superb!
4.8 / 5 from 229 users
87 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Responsive
  • Carbon rods
  • Soft midsole
  • Laces stay tight
  • Price

Cons

  • Runs narrow
  • Unstable at slow speeds
  • Runs half size big

Verdict

Top-tier race shoe from Adidas gets an update. In 2020 V1 won a ton of praise and world records with its carbon rod (and plate) design and Lightstrike Pro midsole. The super shoe category was once owned but just one brand but in 2021 there’s some serious contenders for best in show. Let’s see if Adizero Adios Pro 2 has been refined or totally retooled.
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2.0 full review

Best yellow road running shoes

Brooks Ghost 14
Brooks Ghost 14
£95
£131

CoreScore

93
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 41,623 users
91 / 100 from 17 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!
Brooks Ghost 14 full review

Best yellow trail running shoes

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6
New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6
£81
£81
£81
£88

CoreScore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 3,791 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.
New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6 full review

Best yellow Nike running shoes

Nike Zoom Fly 4
Nike Zoom Fly 4
£88
£117
£117
£121

CoreScore

86
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 124 users
84 / 100 from 9 experts

Pros

  • Rockered toe design
  • Propulsive
  • Breathable
  • Affordable for carbon-plated shoe
  • Sock-like fit
  • Large heel-loop
  • True to size
  • Feels like more stable Vaporfly
  • Snug and secure fit
  • Perfect for carbon newbies

Cons

  • Stiff
  • Unstable at slower speeds
  • Grippy on dry road only

Verdict

Zoom Fly 4 feels like a Vaporfly but it's more durable and designed for everyday speed training. Finally a shoe that can go fast often! And with a price point way below its carbon-plated competitors, what's not to love!
Nike Zoom Fly 4 full review

Best yellow Asics running shoes

Asics Gel Kinsei OG
Asics Gel Kinsei OG
£61
£180

CoreScore

85
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 1,469 users
86 / 100 from 1 expert

Pros

  • Impressive cushioning
  • Excellent support
  • Roomy toe box
  • Suitable for workouts
  • Beautiful color combinations

Cons

  • Leather feels stiff

Verdict

The Asics Gel Kinsei OG is an agreeable pair of road running shoes. Many were happy and contented with the way it looks and performs. Aside from its style and performance, they love the fit and cushioning. Overall, many agreed that the shoe exceeded their expectations. Although some did not feel comfortable, others still left positive feedback with regards to the shoe's excellent construction, performance, and design.
Asics Gel Kinsei OG full review

Best value yellow running shoes

Brooks Launch 8
Brooks Launch 8
£61

CoreScore

90
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 12,658 users
87 / 100 from 14 experts

Pros

  • Hugs your feet
  • No heel slipping
  • Breathable
  • Surprisingly flexible
  • Easy to slide into
  • Elf tab
  • Feels light and fast
  • Affordable speed trainer

Cons

  • Not for slick surfaces

Verdict

A shoe that literally launched us forward - the Brooks Launch 8! Easily, it's one of our best picks for speed training shoes that doesn't break the bank. For a budget shoe, it goes above and beyond in areas of lightness, speed, and durability - something most speedsters don't possess! If you already have an easy-day and race-day shoe, this will complete your rotation. And if you want a light daily running shoe, it can fit the bill too!
Brooks Launch 8 full review
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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.