13 Super-Flexible Running Shoes for Women
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A great starter shoe, the Ryka Illusion ($20-63; amazon.com) offers pillow-like cushioning for newbies who are ramping up their run. They're also water- and stain-resistantfor a nice price.
Buh-bye, bruises: The Merrell Ascend Glove ($84-132; amazon.com) has protective plates under the heel and forefoot to safeguard against roots and rocks along the trail.
Made from woven polyester, the Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ ($150; nike.com) feels like a sock. It's soft and cushy and molds to the contours of your feet. And you can steam 'em in-store for a more precise fit.
Mid-distance runners who slightly overpronate (when feet roll inward) will love the New Balance 870v3 ($56-110; amazon.com). The firm foam under the arch puts the kibosh on that potentially injury-causing motion.