Top 10 Best Selling Women’s Running Shoes May 2012

Top 10 Best Selling Women’s Running Shoes May 2012

These are the latest best-selling ladies’ athletic shoes for the fashion-minded fitness women today

1. ASICS Women’s GEL-Kayano 17 6. Reebok Women’s Realflex
2. Saucony Women’s Progrid Kinvara 2 7. Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail
3. Mizuno Women’s Wave Creation 12 8. Nike Air Max+ 2012 Running Shoes
4. Brooks Women’s Adrenaline Gts 11 9. ASICS Women’s Gel-Nimbus 13
5. New Balance Women’s Trail Minimus 10. Mizuno Women’s Wave Prophecy

1. ASICS Women’s GEL-Kayano 17 Running Shoe

Price: $83.28 – $140.00

  • Biomorphic Fit(TM) and 3M(R) reflective synthetic and mesh upper
  • Cushioning ComforDry(R) insole and Solyte(R) midsole
  • Stabilizing Midfoot Space Trusstic System(R)
  • Shock-absorbing DuoMax(R) midsole, Impact Guidance System(R)
  • Forefoot and rearfoot GEL(R) cushioning, P.H.F.(R) memory foam collar
  • DuraSponge(R) blown rubber outsole, AHAR(R) heel cushioning

Cutting-edge technology and high-end components combine as this venerated trainer returns in a bold new edition. Features ASICS new Guidance Line for optimal gait, DuoMax Support System, a re-designed asymmetrical lacing system, and the shock-attenuating Discrete Heel Unit.

2. Saucony Women’s Progrid Kinvara 2 Running Shoe

Price: $60.95 – $166.23

  • Mesh and synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Premium Sockliner – Breathable and moisture wicking insole
  • Heel ProGrid LITE – Saucony’s lighest version of ProGrid
  • EVA+ – An advanced EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight
  • Weight: 218 grams
  • XT-900 – Carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction properties

Set your fleet foot free. Saucony’s Progrid Kinvara 2 offers the best combination of lightweight materials and structure to give you a shoe that feels like you have nothing on your foot. ProGrid Lite in the heel offers shock attenuation and comfort, while the minimal midsole construction delivers standard protection from the pavement.

3. Mizuno Women’s Wave Creation 12 Running Shoe

Price: $79.99 – $140.00

  • synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • SmoothRide Engineering utilizes the maximum energy efficiency properties of both flexibile and stiff footwear
  • Dynamotion Fit design technology relieves the stress the foot naturally places on footwear, eliminating distortion for the perfect fit
  • Mizuno Intercool is a full-length midsole ventilation system that reduces heat and humidity build-up inside the shoe
  • Gender Engineering philosophy maximizes performance by tailoring footwear to the separate needs of men and women
  • Mizuno Wave technology combines cushioning and stability, two distinctly different elements that are both inherently necessary in great running shoes

The lightweight dynamotion stretch air mesh and synthetic upper of the Wave Creation 12 running shoe from Mizuno helps you accomplish your long-distance running goals. Larger flex grooves maximize energy efficiency during the initial toe-off stages, whereas flex controllers maximize efficiency. Featuring Mizuno Intercool, a full-length midsole ventilation system that reduces heat and humidity build-up inside the shoe, this shoe remains comfortable no matter how long your route is. Plus, Mizuno Wave technology combines cushioning and stability, two distinctly different elements that are both inherently necessary in great running shoes.

4. Brooks Women’s Adrenaline Gts 11 Running Shoe

Price: $69.99 – $100.00

  • Mesh and synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Brooks’ best selling stability/support shoe provides excellent performance for slight-to-moderate overpronators. A powerful combination of cushioning and overpronation control
  • Brooks DNA Cushioning Technology – this ground breaking cushioning technology automatically and physically adapts with each foot strike to provide the optimal balance of cushioning and stability personalized for each runner and each step
  • Named Runner’s World’s “Best Update” winner in their Winter 2010 Shoe Guide in their December 2010 issue
  • Brooks BioMogo – the first-ever biodegradeable running shoe midsole; our non-toxic, natural additive to the midsole enables it to biodegrade 50x faster than other midsoles without changing the performance or useful life of the shoe. This eco-friendly technology won Runner’s World International “Best Innovation” Award in 2006
  • Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) is a biomechanically engineered midsole that allows for progressive pronation control to create smoother mid-foot to forefoot transition

Recognized as the “best update” by Runner’s World, you know the Adrenaline GTS 11 by Brooks brings the best in both cutting-edge technology and performance-enhancing design to your training. In fact, you feel it in every step with this shoe’s dynamic arch saddle plus the unique and innovative DNA cushioning system that adapts precisely to your own physiology and running style. The result is a running shoe that feels like it was custom made just for you.

5. New Balance Women’s WT20v1 Trail Minimus Shoe

Price: $63.99 – $109.95

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • ACTEVA midsole
  • VIBRAM outsole
  • Antimicrobial treatment on footbed

New Balance takes their Minimus line off-roading with the WT20 trail runner. Exceptionally lightweight and breathable, yet ruggedly capable where it counts, your every stride is as sure-footed as it is cool and ventilated. Offering great feel for the contours of the trail, this is a must for taking your heart-healthy cardio into the wild.

6. Reebok Women’s Realflex Running Shoe

Price: $40.80 – $99.99

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Low top running sneaker
  • Front lace closure
  • Tongue with logo
  • Thin stretch material
  • Signature logo on sides

The Realflex from Reebok is one running shoe that’s really in touch with your foot. That’s because 76 individual sensors are designed to deliver multi-directional flexibility and optimal foot feel no matter what the activity. A combination mesh and synthetic leather upper provides an unbeatable combination of support, comfort and breathability. Plus the form-fitting design and sock-like feel keeps you secure and performing at your best.

7. Salomon Women’s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe

Price: $93.68 – $157.48

  • Mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Climashield technology for winter temperature protection
  • Aggressive winter-ready tread

Elmer Fudd is to wabbits as Salomon Speedcross 3 is to serious terrain. Analogies aside, these women-specific trail runners incorporate a water-resistant textile upper with anti-debris mesh that will have you hunting for the mud and the muck. Pursue the road less traveled with the Non-marking Mud and Snow Contragrip outsole that keeps you grounded on icy inclines and uneven surfaces. The Sensifit outer design with one-pull Quicklace system provides a snug and secure fit, allowing you to efficiently control your stride. Unlike Fudd and the tricky and treacherous rabbit, you’ll master the trail every time. Ortholite footbed and shaped foam EVA heelcup comfortably embrace foot and absorb shock Double-layered EVA midsole reduces impact during long routes

8. Nike Air Max+ 2012 Womens Running Shoes 487679-160

Price: $154.99 – $169.99

  • Hyperfuse technology blends three different layers of material to create a nearly seamless one-piece upper.
  • The 360 degree Max Air unit and Cushlon foam gives you maximum cushioning and support.
  • Nike+ ready.

The Nike Air Max 2012 Women’s Running Shoes should be a staple pair in your closet. These lightweight running shoes sport a two-layer Hyperfuse upper that sits on top of a full-length Cushlon midsole and 360 degree Max Air unit. You’re sure to feel the superior support and cushioning in these running shoes.

9. ASICS Women’s Gel-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe

Price: $99.95 – $149.95

  • Lightweight mesh and synthetic upper in an athletic running shoe style
  • Full lace-up front
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Textile lining, ComforDry(TM) cushioning insole
  • Rear and forefoot GEL(R) cushioning systems for superior shock absorption
  • Guidance Line(R) technology for stride efficiency
  • AHAR(R) rubber traction outsole

In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano,” which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.

10. Mizuno Women’s Wave Prophecy Running Shoe

Price: $199.95 – $219.95

  • synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Weight: 10.8 oz.
  • Full-length Infinity Wave: Ultimate in cushioning, rebound and durability
  • Dynamotion Fit: Reduces lateral stress for optimal fit
  • SmoothRide: Optimizes forefoot flex

The Wave Prophecy is the result of seven years of intense research and development. The Prophecy features a full-length Infinity Wave Plate — the first ever designed. The result is a ride like no other. Mizuno’s commitment to serious performance shines on the diamond, track, court and fairway. At Mizuno, your passion is their obsession.

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