To keep our users informed, we wanted to keep things balanced by writing about very popular running shoes that are currently out that are not considered barefoot running shoes. If you have the right size and you run with the proper form I am confident that they will work great for your short or long distance running purposes. Many of these shoes have been out for years if not decades, improving every time they release a new version of the shoe.
Nike Air Pegasus ’83 SI Review
These shoes have been one of Nike’s most famous running shoes. They have been remade many times and the latest version looks great and is very effective in long distance running. Many say these were the first pairs of Nikes they have ever purchased and have been very attached to them ever since. Great arch support and looks good as casual wear as well.
Nike Air Pegasus+ 26 Review
This running shoe was built for the neutral to under-pronator who requires enhanced cushioning. OrthoLite® sockliner with women’s-specific Heel Cradle geometry boosts comfort, fit and support directly underfoot. It’s unique extra wide features of the shoe make it a great fit for high performance runners that can’t find the perfect fit with the other Nike running shoes.
Nike Shox Turbo 9+ Review
This is the ideal running shoe for the runner with an under-pronated to neutral gait who wants premium cushioning with an ultra-smooth, ultra-plush transition through footstrike. Popular for not only running but other various cross training exercises as well.
New Balance MR993 Review
Running shoe built for the mild to moderate over-pronator who requires a combination of cushioning and reinforced stability. The high arch and extra wide width make it a great fit for many who are choosy about the sizing of running shoes.
ASICS GT 2140 Review
As one of the editors from Runners World magazine puts it, the ASICS GT2140 is the best-selling stability shoe ever hasn’t changed much, and that’s a good thing. The most significant update is a noticeably softer sockliner. Asics also tweaked the eye-row-where the laces tie into the shoe-to provide a bit more room in the toebox. Our testers didn’t notice the roomier forefoot, but they did rave about the shoe’s support and snug fit. Asics didn’t build a new last for the 2140, so the fit is consistent with previous versions. Recommended for runners with normal arches looking for a terrific fit and feel.
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