Getting the right running shoe can make all the difference to your race day dreams. Here is our editorial pick on the best running shoes thus far in 2o19.
You have finally gotten off that couch and conquered your first 5k and then 10k. You even challenge yourself and finished the 21k so now as you continue with your marathon journey, the one companion you need to get right is – your running shoes.
The shoes that you pick need to deliver on aspects of comfort, surface grip and stability. Cushioning has improved across all brands with each of them offering a different technology to protect your ankles and knees. There are some amazing releases that have happened through the year and while the marathon season is picking up in full-swing, we have a few options for you to consider.
These shoes that are recommended here are road running shoes. There are different ones you would need to choose if you are running a trail or an ultra-marathon on a mountain.
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2
A light-weight shoe that is considered the best for daily runs and long runs, the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 delivers on all aspects of a perfect running shoe. Its cool design also makes its a good addition to your running gear collection. The sole foam design is said to deliver the best energy return and helps you land softer. The specially shaped heel helps you rock forward thus making you unstoppable on the road.
Asics Gel Nimbus 21
This is great cold weather running shoe with its extra cushioning. The trademarked Guidance Line System provides the best gait support and stability. It is designed for long-distance runs and not sprinting because the added cushioning makes the shoes a bit heavier. It has great breathability and is one of Asics best technology shoe. It is essentially created for the serious runner.
Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit
The perfect shoe for marathon running that has become a favourite of many marathon runners across the world. The shoe promises to improve your performance by 4%. It is ultra-light and is perfect for the track and the road. The shoe soles promise an 85% energy return and have a curved carbon fibre plate that covers the entire sole. The added stiffness will propel you forward and this promises to help you get faster by 4%. If you are training long runs then this would be the best shoe to buy.
Adidas Ultraboost 19
The Ultraboost is one shoe that has been loved for its bouncy foamy sole. The new version is firmer on the Midsole and has a special torsion system that is built into the sole for better heel-to-toe energy transfer. The shoe is built for comfort for running long distances but not ideal for short sprints.
New Balance Fresh Foam Roav Knit
It is the perfect trainer for everyday runners. It has great balance, grip and heel support. This is the shoe to choose if you want to do a light jog or run in the city. The Fresh Foam technology offers good cushioning for the sole. The shoe sole is also made of a rubber compound that is highly durable without compromising on the comfort of the shoe. The knitted top provides a snug fit.