12 Best Running Shoes For Women

12 Best Running Shoes For Women
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The latest and greatest in running shoes for women is here!

There can be an overwhelming amount of shoes to choose from for women. From wide shoes, to narrow shoes, there is an array of options, sizes, colors, and cushion that can help stabilize your run.

By having the right pair of shoes, you can run comfortably and avoid potential injury. With shoes from different brands that are created for your running style, you can achieve your every day run with confidence.

Check out the 12 best running shoes for women and find the pair that can guide you to healthier running.

1. Asics Gel Kayano 23

Highly rated and greatly praised, Asics introduces the latest in their Kayano series. Complete with Asics Impact Guidance System (I.G.S®) that forms to your running pattern and their Heel Clutching System™ that keeps your heel in place to prevent blisters. Designed to be lighter and more breathable, this shoe will have you feeling like you can conquer any challenge.


Women's models of the Asics Gel Kayano 23 are also created with 3mm more height to support achilles tension.

2. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 is created with the latest in technology for cushioning. Internal fibers and Nike Air creates fast acting response to your body's movement. Flywire cables hold your foot in place while the mesh provides ventilation for maximum breathability. Reviewers hold the shoe in high regard, but beware the shoe has a tight fit that may be more suitable for narrow feet.


3. Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Designed with maximum cushion and a 8mm offset, Saucony Triumph ISO 2 gives neutral support that alleviates pain in your feet. ISOFIT technology forms to your foot during your daily run, which allows for a more comfortable and confident feeling. For those seeking the ultimate cushioned shoe, this is a top choice by reviewers and can guide you to pain free running.


4. Asics Gel Nimbus 18

Asics Gel Nimbus 18 is intended for underpronated or neutral runners with a more narrow fit. Rearfront and Forefront Gel® cushioning system absorbs shock for less impact on your body. The women's model features a lower density top layer for the midsole as well as 3mm additional height, which adds needed compression for stabilizing your foot as you run. The seamless construction of the shoe allows for a comfortable fit with less friction and comes in an array of colors that will have you running in comfort and style.


5. Mizuno Wave Rider 20

With two decades of refinement, Mizuno introduces the Wave Rider 20. With a redesigned interior to provide a smooth ride, this shoe will have you gliding during your runs. The new U4ic technology is responsive and fast acting that keeps your movement powerful in every step. This shoe is created for neutral runners who need maximum shock absorption that can push your limits of running and have you accomplishing your greatest dreams.


6. Hoka One One Challenger ATR 2

The latest greatest in 2016, Hoka One One Challenger ATR 2 is made for maximum comfort all the way around your foot. Whether you are running on pavement or hitting the trails, this shoe can guide you along on any terrain. 4mm lugs give you steady traction and keep a smooth ride the whole way. With lightweight material and a supportive arch, you will be able to conquer miles with ease.


7. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 is made with wide feet in mind who need maximum cushioning. Ortholite® foam insole gives better support, breathability, and is odor resistant. With synthetic mesh upper and midsole cushioning, you will feel like you are running on clouds.


8. Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Glycerin 14 has super DNA that gives 20% more adaptable cushioning. Ideal pressure zones disperse impact across the foot that help ease pain and potential injury. The comfortable saddle wraps around your foot for a secure fit that will give you the comfort and stability you need to achieve those long runs. Available in narrow and wide sizes to fit an array of needs.


9. Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Kinvara 7 comes with EVERUN heel inserts that provide supportive cushioning and better support. The outsole construction gives better motion control against terrain, while the lightweight material keeps your form natural and smooth. Achieve better mileage in comfort and style as this shoe guides your running pattern.


10. Adidas Pure Boost X

Adidas Pure Boost X features a floating arch that gives you the glide you need to achieve the impossible. Held in high regard by many reviewers and well known runners, this shoe gives you the support and style that you need in your every day run. Created with Boost capsules that push your energy forward and an easy breathing mesh, you can achieve your greatest run.


11. Mizuno Wave Catalyst

Mizuno Wave Catalyst is a high performance running shoe that is ideal for high speed training. With lightweight and flexible material, you will be beating your best personal record. Medium cushioning gives you the comfortable feeling you crave without comprising the need for stability. Ideal for heel or midfoot strikers, this shoe can help you beat the odds.


12. Adidas Ultra Boost

Adidas Ultra Boost has a sock like fit that can help you run with less fatigue. For those looking for a more natural feel, the material breathes easy with your movement, which can push you forward to achieving more miles. With the ability to handle the weather on any terrain, you will be more than ready to conquer new routes with the stability, class, and comfort of this shoe.



Achieve better mileage with the shoe that guides your running style for the best mile yet.

Bethany Widdicombe

Bethany Widdicombe

Bethany Widdicombe is a runner at heart, a researcher by nature, and a writer by passion. Having traveled across the world, she continues to be an advocate for awareness and knowledge that empowers people to a better life. You can now find her running out on the trail, or nestled away writing her next article.

Portland, OR