Looking for a new pair of running shoes? Finding the right kicks for your fitness needs can be challenging, especially with all the options out there. Whether you're looking for an all-terrain shoe or a running sneaker that has plenty of cushioning, our guide will help you find the best pair to keep you going for all of your spring workouts.
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Trail terrain can be an obstacle course, but the high-top silhouette of the Adidas Outdoor Supernova Riot Boost W ($130; adidas.com) offers extra ankle support while holding debris at bay.
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Your runs may heat up, but your feet never will—the breathable mesh upper on the Merrell All Out Crush ($100; roadrunnersports.com) keeps them nice and cool. Plus, this shoe is ultra-flexible, helping it adjust to swiftly changing turf.
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Nothing ruins a trail run like sore, bruised feet. The Montrail Caldorado ($120; montrail.com) has a super-tough protection plate that sits between the outer and midsole to keep your tootsies ouch-free. Bonus: For 25 bucks more, you can get a waterproof version.
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If your miles take you from paved streets to dirt roads and back again, go with an all-terrain shoe like the 361 Ortega ($120; 361usa.com). Multisize lugs on the sole guide your steps no matter your surface.
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The zero-drop—"drop" is the height difference from heel to toe— Altra Lone Peak 2.5 ($120; amazon.com) has all the features of a traditional trail shoe: durability, protective foot plate, and great traction. But its unique attribute? It's modeled after the foot's natural shape for added comfort and support.
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Fast and furious
Seasoned trail tackler? Opt for The North Face Litewave TR ($100; thenorthface.com), a neutral runner that's meant to go fast. Don't be fooled by its featherlight feel—it's extremely durable.
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The big bounce
If you're an overpronator (your feet roll in) who needs a supportive shoe to bring your gait back in line, try the New Balance Vazee Prism ($100; newbalance.com). Also handy: the springy sole, which propels you forward.
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What we love most about the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 ($150; roadrunnersports.com) is that it's pilowy soft, cushioning neutral runners' steps mile after mile.
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Individually cushioned nodes and grooves on the sole of the Reebok ZPrint ($80; amazon.com) move with and adapt to your feet for greater comfort on short-distance and treadmill days. Knitted webbing across the middle really locks in your foot.
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If you want max cushioning in a lightweight package, try the Hoka Tracer ($130; hokaoneone.com). There's plenty of padding under the forefoot, and it makes daily miles fly by.
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Calling all minimalists: The Nike Free RN Distance ($120; nike.com) is a light shoe built to handle long distances. And that cheetah print? Well, that just makes you feel fast.
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Logging miles in the dark? The Sketchers GOrun Ride 5 ($100; sketchers.com) has reflective details to help keep you safe during nighttime runs.
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The new Brooks Pure Flow 5 ($110; roadrunnersports.com) is a smart shoe—its sole stays soft at slower paces, then firms up when you increase your speed.