25 Best Triathlon Running Shoe Reviews

25 Best Triathlon Running Shoe Reviews
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In the last leg of a triathlon, triathletes run anywhere from 1km (for the Kids of Steel division) to a full marathon. Without a doubt, triathlon specific running shoes are the most important piece of equipment in this phase. But which shoes are the best? Each runner’s foot conformation is unique, and there are a multitude of running gaits to accommodate.

Triathletes agree that the best running shoes are easy and fast to put on in transition, comfortable to wear without socks (often meaning seamless inside), lightweight, and feature great drainage.

We’ve rounded up 25 of the best triathlon specific running shoe reviews from around the web and slapped them all into one list, so you can pick your favorite shoe and start running.

best triathlon running shoes

No time to read through articles? We grabbed a few video reviews for #19-#25 for quick analyses of some of the best shoes:


19. Newton Distance V 

20. Hoka One One Running Shoe

21. Altra 3-Sum Zero Drop Triathlon Running Shoe

22. ASICS Gel Noosa Tri 10 for men

23. New Balance Fresh Foam Zante 

24. On Cloudsurfer Running Shoes

25. Adidas Ultra Boost ST

(Click on any photo to be taken to the corresponding article.)

Dig into these model-specific reviews for in-depth info:


1. Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11 Ladies Running Shoes


via Start Fitness

2. Zoot Ultra Race 4.0


via TriBomb

3. OnRunning Cloudracer


via TriBomb

4. Inov-8 Tri X-Treme 225


via Wear Tested

5. Under Armour Speedform5

via RunBlogger

6. Altra One 2.5


via TriRig

7. Brooks Ravenna 7

via Running Shoes Guru

8. Hoka One One Clifton 28

via RunToTheFinish

9. Nike LunarTempo 2

via Gearist

10. Saucony Kinvara 7

10 via Believe In The Run

11. Mizuno Wave Catalyst

11via Competitor

Or, check out these buyer’s guides to compare several shoes:


12. Triathlete’s 2016 Buyer’s Guide for Running Shoes


via Triathlete

13. Runner’s World 2016 Summer Shoe Guide

13via Runner's World

14. Active’s 2016 Spring Triathlon Running Shoe Guide

14via Active

15. SwimOutlet.com’s Top Triathlon Shoes Comparison with World Champion & Olympian Jerrod Shoemaker

15via SwimOutlet.com

16. 220 Triathlon’s 10 Best Running Shoes for Racing the Run Leg


via 220 Triathlon

17. TriRadar’s 4 Best Triathlon-Specific Running Shoes

17via TriRadar

18. Run Hard’s 5 Best Triathlon Specific Running Shoes


via Run Hard

Ashley Banks

Ashley Banks