Top 10 Best Women’s Running Shoes

Top 10 Best Women’s Running Shoes 2013

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

1. ASICS Gel-Noosa Tri 8 Running Shoe 6. adidas Vigor TR 2 Running Shoe
2. Saucony Power Grid Triumph 9 7. Salomon XR Mission Running Shoe
3. Mizuno Wave Prophecy 2 8. Skechers Running Wild Sneaker
4. New Balance WT10 Minimus Trail 9. Inov-8 F-lite 195 Shoe
5. Nike Free Run 5.0 V4 Running Shoes 10. Brooks Womens PureCadence

1. ASICS Women’s Gel-Noosa Tri 8 Running Shoe

ASICS Womens Gel Noosa Tri 8 Running ShoePrice: $119.95

  • Propulsion Trusstic and I.G.S. enhance natural foot function
  • Heel and forefoot GEL cushioning absorbs shock
  • Lightweight midsole made with Solyte material for stability
  • AHAR in outsoles for durability
  • Perforated sock liner and breathable, mesh upper for comfort

Women’s ASICS® GEL-Noosa Tri™ 8 :: Ooh-la-la! Get racy with the kaleidoscopic colors of the race-day ready women’s ASICS® GEL-Noosa Tri™ 8. Your ultimate triathlon shoe, you’ll make a smooth transition from start to finish thanks to the forward-driving Propulsion Trussic® design. Feel light on your feet with the half ounce weight loss, plus the improved breathability and drainage. And add even more speed to your bike-to-run transition with the elastic lace. 8.1 ounces.

For triathlons or cross training, the ASICS Women’s GEL-Noosa Tri 8 Shoe offers quick, stable transitions. Featuring the Propulsion Trusstic System and Impact Guidance System to enhance your natural movement and response off the ground, the lightweight shoe helps absorb shock in the rear and forefoot with the GEL cushioning system. Plus, the shoe features a perforated sock liner and a breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool and dry.

2. Saucony Women’s Power Grid Triumph 9 Running Shoe

Saucony Womens Power Grid Triumph 9 Running ShoePrice: $64.52

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • A new redefined addtion to the Triumph series
  • A full ounce lighter than the 8th
  • XT-900 outsole: Provides durability in high wear area.
  • Average weight (Womens 8.5): 10.6 oz.

Saucony is among the most respected names in running shoes. They offer a wide range of running and walking shoes, each with the Saucony trademark fit, feel, and performance. They’ve spent years studying the biomechanics of top athletes because the goal is to develop creatively engineered systems that maximize your performance, allowing you to focus on the activity instead of the equipment. From studies have come many innovative Saucony concepts. Advanced technologies like Grid, the first sole-based stability and cushioning system, provide an advantage to athletes of all types. Featuring for the first time Saucony’s innovative PowerGrid Technology, the Triumph 9 is lighter, softer, more cushioned and allows for a lower impact stride.

3. Mizuno Women’s Wave Prophecy 2 Running Shoe

Mizuno Womens Wave Prophecy 2 Running ShoePrice: $199.95

  • synthetic-and-mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Full-length Infinity Wave: Ultimate in cushioning, rebound and durability
  • Follows the Natural form of your feet to create the perfect fit.
  • Improved Materials and design for ultimate comfort and weight.
  • 100% Authentic Guaranteed.

Welcome the future of running with Mizuno’s Wave Prophecy 2. Natural fit and reduced weight via the updated heel counter. Wave technology dissipates shock. Smooth Ride engineering. Dynamotion Fit. AP+ rebound enhancement.

Since our founding in 1906, we at Mizuno have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to participate in the exciting world of sports and in making the entire globe the stage for our activities. Each and every one of us is guided by the ideal of true sportsmanship. From the diamond to the track, from the court to the fairway, Mizuno’s commitment to Serious Performance shines through. Today, the high quality equipment that only Mizuno can produce are relied upon by athletes throughout the world. We produce superior quality equipment for serious performance, through the artful combination of technology and craftsmanship. Because, at Mizuno, your passion is our obsession.

4. New Balance WT10 Minimus Trail Running Shoe

New Balance WT10 Minimus Trail Running ShoePrice: $66.79

  • 75% Synthetic/25% Mesh
  • Vibram sole
  • Acteva midsole
  • Flexible overlays in optimal areas
  • Barefoot friendly internal construction 4mm drop
  • 4mm drop

Get in touch with nature in a whole new way with the WT10 Minimus trail runner from New Balance. The versatile durability of Vibram delivers a sleek, responsive ride so you can connect with every contour of the path while the fitted, minimalist upper delivers a fit that’s perfect with or without socks. Odor resistance on the interior helps keep things fresh while a scant 4mm drop from heel to toe inspires a whole new feel for your sport.

New Balance, is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their goals. It’s been their mission for more than a century. It’s why they don’t spend money on celebrity endorsements. They spend it on research and development. It’s why they don’t design products to fit an image. They design them to fit. New Balance is driven to make the finest shoes for the same reason athletes lace them up: to achieve the very best.

5. Nike Free Run 5.0 V4 Womens Running Shoes 511281-013 Dark Grey 7 M US

Nike Free Run 5 0 V4 Womens Running Shoes 511281 013Price: $180.00

  • synthetic
  • rubber sole
  • Breathable mesh upper for comfort
  • Fused Phylite midsole and outsole for an ultra-lightweight, resilient ride
  • Carbon rubber inserts at high-wear areas of the outsole for enhanced durability
  • No-sew upper contours to the foot for a comfortable, barefoot-like fit
  • Deep outsole flex grooves for natural range of motion and flexibility

The Nike Free 5.0 V4 Womens Running shoe showcases a low profile look, and barefoot feel that moves naturally with your foot. Its outstanding durability and support helps get you stronger with every step.

6. adidas Women’s Vigor TR 2 Running Shoe

adidas Womens Vigor TR 2 Running ShoePrice: $54.97

  • Synthetic and fabric
  • Manmade sole
  • Imported

Spell it out with this performance running shoe from Reebok. The Vigor TR 2 delivers ultimate flexibility and superior air flow with a synthetic and mesh upper and a lace up front for a tight fit. Beneath, a treaded rubber sole makes for a grippy run on or off the streets this season.

adidas Ladies Vigor TR 2 Athletic Shoes Jonesing For A Trail Run adidas Vigor TR 2! The ladies adidas Vigor Trail 2.0 shoes will have you running for the hills. These trail running shoes have an aggressive-looking outsole, a breathable air mesh upper and sure-footed midfoot support. adidas Ladies Vigor TR 2 Athletic Shoes feature: Air mesh upper for maximum breathability Synthetic overlays for durability and support Comfortable textile lining TORSION SYSTEM for midfoot integrity adiWEAR outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability TRAXION outsole for maximum grip in all directions Vigor TR 2… Long-Term Lightweight Cushioning!

7. Salomon Women’s XR Mission Running Shoe

Salomon Womens XR Mission Running ShoePrice: $76.98

  • Breathable mesh upper reduces moisture buildup
  • Sensifit and Sensiflex promote smooth motion
  • OrthoLite foam footbed reduces friction
  • Rugged Contagrip outsole for traction
  • Quicklace system for fast, secure lacing

The Salomon XR Mission Running Shoe combines lightweight feel with stability to provide a comfortable running experience. Utilizing Salomon’s Sensifit and Sensiflex technologies, this flexible training shoe easily transitions from road to trail and is perfect for short- to middle-distance runs. It features a breathable mesh upper, an oversized tendon, and a tough Contagrip outsole for traction on wet or muddy trails.

8. Skechers Women’s Running Wild Sneaker

Skechers Womens Running Wild SneakerPrice: $63.95

  • synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Imported

Liven up your look with fun colors and sporty comfort in the SKECHERS Gratis – Running Wild shoe. Smooth synthetic and mesh fabric upper in a lace up low profile casual sporty sneaker with stitching and overlay accents. Flex design sole. Construction: Shiny patent synthetic upper. Mesh fabric upper with ombre color graded design. Lace up casual sporty sneaker design. Stitching accents. Patent overlays at toe, sides and heel for added stability. Printed toe pattern and side stripe detail. Colorful mesh fabric panels with multi shade fading design. Side S logo. Lace up front. Padded collar and tongue. Soft fabric shoe lining. Cushioned comfort insole. Shock absorbing contrast colored Flex design midsole. Super light and flexible midsole design. Flexible rubber traction outsole.

Skechers is an award-winning global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry that designs, develops, and markets lifestyle footwear that appeals to trend-savvy men, women and children. The company’s success stems from it’s high quality, diversified, and affordable product line that meets consumers’ various lifestyle needs. Since it’s inception in 1992, the Skechers diverse product offering has grown from utility style boots to include seven Skechers brands and five uniquely branded fashion lines for men and women.

9. Inov-8 F-lite 195 Shoe

Inov 8 F lite 195 ShoePrice: $109.00

  • Synthetic and Mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Met Cradle – A high performance webbed upper which gives great breathability, whilst securing the metatarsal heads in natural position, firmly holding forefoot in place whilst maintaining their natural alignment.
  • 1 Arrow Shoc-Zone – Barefoot style running, enhanced. A 3mm Differential gives you the best of both worlds; A great barefoot experience with the essential minimal protection.
  • 3D Air Mesh Upper – Made from stretchy material that forms around your foot gifting excellent comfort with a snug fit.
  • Fusion Sole – Blended synthetic Lite Rubber and EVA foam, injection moulded to provide a midsole that is lightweight but protective.
  • Micro-Thin Rubber – Blended with the midsole to give this barefoot trainer great comfort and protection.

Stay versatile with the Inov-8 F-lite 195 shoe. Lightweight and designed for runners with a natural running style, this sleek shoe also performs well with lifting by offering a low, stable platform. The Inov-8 F-Lite 195 features the F-Lite Outsole. A sticky rubber compound outsole which is designed to maximise running efficiency. The 3D Air Mesh offers great support as well as comfort, with an enhanced TPU Met Cradle and S3 printing around the toe. The Fusion Sole with its special blend of Lite Rubber and EVA foam forms the injection-moulded midsole of the running shoe.

10. Brooks Womens PureCadence

Brooks Womens PureCadencePrice: $99.95

  • synthetic
  • The PureCadence gives runners who need more stability the chance to experience the feel of a natural foot strike with a lightweight, breathable shoe.
  • For Guidance to Support runners, this shoe delivers more support through smart, streamlined features.
  • A reinforced heel counter secures the foot and the internal PDRB helps prevent overpronation.
  • A wider Nav Band locked in to the medial strike pod add extra stability in a lightweight shoe.

Lean construction fuses with a responsive fit in the PureCadence. For Guidance to Support runners, this shoe delivers more support through smart, streamlined features such as a wider Nav Band that’s locked in to the medial strike pod. A reinforced heel counter secures the foot and the internal PDRB helps prevent overpronation. The PureCadence gives runners who need more stability the chance to experience the feel of a natural foot strike with a lightweight, breathable shoe. Just like our core line, we hold PureProject to the industry’s highest weartest and durability standards. Because of their lightweight construction and fewer materials, runners should generally expect shoes from the PureProject line to last approximately 250-300 miles.Category: Support Weight: 8.3 oz Platform: Anatomical Last Construction: Stroebel Launch Date: October 1, 2011 Technologies • BioMoGo DNA Midsole • IDEAL Heel • Toe Flex • Nav Band • Anatomical Last

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Top 10 Best Men’s Running Shoes August 2012

Top 10 Best Men’s Running Shoes August 2012

1. ASICS Men’s GEL-Cumulus 13 Running Shoe 6. Brooks Men’s Ghost 4 Running Shoe
2. Mizuno Men’s Wave Prophecy Running Shoe 7. Inov-8 Men’s X-Talon 190 Trail-Runner
3. New Balance Men’s MR993 Running Shoe 8. The Vibram Fivefinger KomodoSport LS
4. Nike Air Pegasus+ 28 9. Merrell Men’s Barefoot Trail Glove
5. Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe 10. Reebok Men’s Real Flex Run-Suede

1. ASICS Men’s GEL-Cumulus 13 Running Shoe

Price: $64.25

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • A great update to the Cumulus 12
  • These shoes are able to handle long runs

Runners with gaits ranging from under-pronators to moderate over-pronators will rejoice in this update to the GEL-Cumulus series, whose hallmark is upper comfort, platform cushioning, and stability. Comes with rearfoot and forefoot GEL Cushioning System, the gait optimizing Space Trusstic System, and Impact Guidance System (I.G.S).

2. Mizuno Men’s Wave Prophecy Running Shoe

Price: $198.95

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Weight: 12.9 oz.
  • Full-length Infinity Wave: Ultimate in cushioning, rebound and durability
  • Dynamotion Fit: Reduces lateral stress for optimal fit
  • SmoothRide: Optimizes forefoot flex

Mizuno Mens Wave Prophecy Trainers A smooth ride mile after mile! 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 Mens Wave Prophecy Trainers feature: AIRmesh and synthetic suede overlay upper for superior feel, breathability and comfort Full-length Infinity Wave Plate delivers the ultimate in cushioning, rebound and durability Dynamotion Fit relieves stress that the foot normally puts on the upper and eliminates distortion for a customized fit Padded collar and tongue provides greater comfort AP+ Midsole provides greater spring of momentum X-10 technology allows for longer wear in high impact areas and supplements traction at heel strike Mizuno WAVE Technology provides superior cushioning and stability Abrasion-resistant toe bumper for durability Mizuno Intercool ventilation helps keep your feet cool SmoothRide technology helps reduce shock Gender Engineering tailors footwear for customized fit Mizuno… Serious Performance!

3. New Balance Men’s MR993 Running Shoe

Price: $119.95

  • Leather and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • ACTEVA is 12% lighter than standard midsole foam with DuPont Engage for exceptional durability
  • Single density polyurethane heel
  • ABZORB provides a superior blend of cushioning and compression set features with Isoprene rubber for the ultimate ride
  • Ndurance is a rubber compound for maximum durability in high wear areas

Looking for a high-performance runner? Try New Balance’s MR993. It has a single-density PU post to help keep you stable, and plenty of cushioning in its ABZORB DTS heel, ABZORB SBS forefoot, and C-CAP midsole. The Ndurance outsole adds durability to the mix.

4. Nike Air Pegasus+ 28

Price: $76.99

  • fabric

Nike Air Pegasus+ 28 Running Shoes

I have been running on Nike Pegasus for 10 years–each time I buy new running shoes, I buy these. They have become even more lightweight in recent years and continue to have excellent stability, cushion, and durability. I have used them to train for both mid-distance (5k’s) and long (marathons). Highly recommended.

5. Salomon Men’s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe

Price: $93.68 – $157.48

  • Mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Ortholite footbed and shaped foam EVA heelcup comfortably embrace foot and absorb shock
  • Double-layered EVA midsole reduces impact during long routes
  • Lightweight design, 10.2 ounces

Elmer Fudd is to wabbits as the Salomon Speedcross 3 is to serious terrain. Analogies aside, these 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 Lightweight design, 10.2 ounces

6. Brooks Men’s Ghost 4 Running Shoe

Price: $71.38

  • synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Element – Element is an upper technology featuring superior microfibre construction
  • HPR (High Performance Rubber) is an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound
  • PodTech (Podular Technology) – midsole and outsole components
  • HydroFlow – the established cushioning system from Brooks.
  • BIOMOGO – the bio-degradable midsole

The new Ghost 4 is a thriller-day or night. Friendly to a variety of runners across the neutral spectrum, this shoe delivers bounce and balance thanks to generous cushioning and inherent stability. Now available in widths, the eye-catching Ghost 3 is topped off with an upper that envelops the foot for a fit that feels custom. One run and you’ll become a believer. The GHOST 4 is a neutral shoe that captivates through its high-quality design. The decoupled midsole in the heel area provides a gentle and clean transition from the heel to the forefoot area. The Flex indent design corresponds to the anatomy of the foot. The curved last in the forefoot offers outstanding dynamics in the press-down phase to support the efficiency of the unrolling. This Ghost is an updated version that now includes DNA TM, redesigned flex grooves, Tongue Tied lacing and Caterpillar Crashpad. Element – Element is an upper technology featuring superior microfibre construction to provide weather protection in a light, supple and quiet fabric that doesn’t sacrifice breathability, durability and comfort. HPR (High Performance Rubber) is an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound that has higher durability and wears longer. PodTech (Podular Technology) – the midsole and outsole components are engineered to set the foot in an efficient, balanced position from heel strike to toe-off, offering exceptional flexibility and an unrestricted forefoot ride. HydroFlow – the established cushioning system from Brooks.HydroFlow is a system of chambers sitting under the heel area of the midsole. The contained silicone-oil compound dampens the impact of the foot on the ground and offers optimal shock absorbtion and comfort. HydroFlow® is used in all Brooks shoes. BIOMOGO – the bio-degradable midsole – As always, Brooks is a step ahead in innovative products. BioMoGo, the first fully bio-degradable midsole, sticks to the promise of our brand: BROOKS RUNS GREEN.

7. Inov-8 Men’s X-Talon 190 Lightweight Trail-Runner

Price: $115.00

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Manmade sole
  • Facia Band to aid natural foot propulsion
  • No shank for complete adaptiation to the trail surface

The Inov8 X-Talon 190 is a super lightweight mountain and fell shoe with a low profile midsole. Very comfortable, stable and grippy, with a sticky rubber outsole. Dont be fooled… The X-TalonTM 190 is a radically different shoe to its first born sibling the 212 Featuring a 3mm differential between the forefoot and heel and a 3mm footbed, the X-TalonTM 190 ensures that your foot remains closer to the ground in its most stable position. Meta Flex – incorporates a meta-flex groove which is anatomically aligned in front of the metatarsal heads to provide a natural fore foot flex Met Cradle – the upper webbing support in our footwear is anatomically positioned to cradle the fore foot behind the metatarsal heads and provide a secure foot hold. Fascia Band – a replication of the plantar fascia ligament to increase propulsion efficiency and reduce fatigue High Levels of Breathability – ensure a cool and dry climate for your feet Sticky Rubber Compound – this shoe uses Inov8’s exclusive sticky rubber compund which has been specially developed using climbing rubber technology. This rubber optimizes grip in wet conditions, however the trade off is it wears down quicker. Performance Last – precise fitting last ensures minimal internal movement when contouring, ascending and descending. TPU Lacing Support – lacing attached polymer upper supports and cradles the foot more evenly. Unisex – built on a last based of an average runner’s foot giving a good fit for both male and female A great buy for serious fell runners looking for a lightweight shoe which combines great grip on seriously muddy conditions with great comfort so you can take on anything the trail throws at you.

8. The Vibram Fivefinger KomodoSport LS

Price: $88.95

  • rubber
  • rubber sole
  • Seamless 2mm Footbed Insole – stitching free, to reduce friction and improve comfort
  • Heel and Instep Hook and Loop Closures – helps pull the upper tight round the contours of your feet so it feels like a second skin
  • 4mm Vibram TC1 Performance Rubber Outsole – offers excellent grip, traction and protection for all cross training activities
  • *NEW* LS – (Lacing System) – The Vibram Lacing System allows for a wider tongue opening for easier step-in and out and the adjustable elastic means you can secure the shoe perfectly to the form of your foot
  • *NEW* Added PU Toe Cap Protection – The PU dotting has been reinforced in the small toes and enlarged to cover a greater area, giving your toes overall better protection and comfort

MINIMALIST RUNNING / BAREFOOT RUNNING The typical human foot is an anatomical masterpiece of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles, and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. To keep our feet healthy, like the rest of our bodies, they need to be stimulated and exercised regularly. Many experts believe the shoes we wear not only cast the foot in a protective form, but can also weaken our foot and leg muscles, leaving them underdeveloped and more susceptible to injury. And while there are many occasions where traditional footwear is essential for protection, safety, and security, it is equally important to stimulate and exercise our feet in a more natural state on a regular basis. To stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs, which in turn can make stronger, healthier and improve your balance then the Vibram Fivefingers could help you achieve this. Use them for training, running and many other activities to see the benefits!

9. Merrell Men’s Barefoot Trail Glove

Price: $41.90

  • Textile and synthetic
  • Synthetic sole
  • Microfibre AirMesh Upper – For superior breathability, granting your feet improved comfort
  • Omni-Fit – The lacing system combines with welded TPU overlays
  • Fused Toe Rubber Bumper – For added protection and durability
  • Synthetic Leather Sling – Rearfoot sling provides great stability
  • Flex Plate – Forefoot plate enhances protection and flexibility

The urge to go barefoot is strong in the young ones. Let their little feet run free in the Merrell Kid’s Trail Glove Barefoot Shoes. These multi-purpose hiking shoes have breathable, vegan-friendly mesh uppers with a snug lacing system that wraps their feet in a glove-like fit. A thin midsole offers a little cushion that encourages a more natural stride and the footbed is treated with Aegis antimicrobial solution to resist odor when they go sockless. A forefoot shock-absorption plate protects their feet from impacts. The Vibram sole is made specifically for Merrell for lightweight, flexible traction without the funky 5 fingers look. They’ll love the slip-on comfort of the Merrell Trail Glove Barefoot Shoes for kids.

10. Reebok Men’s Real Flex Run-Suede Running Shoe

Price: $57.89

  • leather
  • Manmade sole
  • Low top running sneaker
  • Front lace closure
  • Tongue with logo
  • Thin stretch material
  • Signature logo on sides

Built to mimic the foot’s natural movement from foot strike to push off, Reebok’s Realflex running shoe is a go-to training companion for minimalist feel. This low-cut, foot-hugging lace-up features a specialized outsole design, including 76 individual foot sensors for maximum responsiveness and flexibility. Plus, the mesh upper provides lightweight support with excellent breathability that’ll help you keep your cool on even the longest runs, plus a specialized sock liner contributes must-have cushioning.

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