The Best New Running Shoes (That Will Make You Actually Want To Hit The Road)

Cute new kicks so comfortable you won't want to take them off.
The Best New Running Shoes (That Will Make You Actually Want To Hit The Road)

Illustration, Diana Duong.

Now that the weather is getting nice, the idea of running seems more appealing than ever. A new pair of runners might be the final motivator you need to push you out the door. Whether you're looking for a pair made from recycled materials or the latest version of an all-time classic, here are the best new running shoes to get you hitting the pavement this spring.

best running shoes women 2018

From kicks made of recycled ocean plastic to maybe the most comfortable pair ever, these are the best new running shoes of the season.

Best new running shoes for women 2018

Under Armour HOVR Phantom

Under Armour continues to cement itself as a serious innovator in the running world with its latest running shoe. Working with Dow Chemical, they’ve made a midsole foam cushioning that absorbs shock and adds a spring to your step. The high-knit ankle collar provides a snug fit, but be sure to get fitted or size up, as the toe box can get a little tight. $160, UA.

best running shoes for women — UnderArmour white HOVR phantom


Nike Epic React Flyknit

Nike proves that function and beautiful design never have to be mutually exclusive. The Epic React Flyknit’s foam cushioning is as springy as it is stable, and its ultra-light build makes it feel weightless on your feet. The tight upper makes the shoe a little tricky to put on, but once it’s on, you forget it’s there — and you’ll be forgiven for wanting to wear it all summer. $200, Nike.

Nike running shoes women — Pink Matcha React

Adidas UltraBoost X Parley

Adidas has managed to make what might possibly be the comfiest running shoe. Maybe it’s the all-around stretchy knit material, maybe it’s the floating arch, or maybe it’s just the fact that this shoe was designed for women from the start, but running in Adidas’s latest UltraBoost feels like a liberation. The best part: It’s made from recycled ocean plastic. $260, Adidas.

Adidas Ultra Boost Parley women's running shoes made from plastics

ASICS Gel Kayano 25

When a running shoe is celebrating its 25th anniversary, you know it’s one of the greatest of all time. The combination of a lightweight midsole with the classic Asics stability and support makes this perfect for an energizing run. (Launches June 1.) $220, Running Room and Sport Chek stores.

best women's running shoes- Asics Kayano Gel 25


New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz

Everything about these kicks feels easy. Slipping them on, pairing them with any summer outfit, walking anywhere — even the price tag feels good. Whether you’re looking for an all-day walking shoe or a pair for your next run, these fit the bill. $120, New Balance.

best women's running shoes- New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz

Saucony Freedom ISO 2

There’s a durability and lightness that comes with Saucony’s latest running shoe. Made with enhanced cushioning and built-in support, it can also help prevent pronation, when the ankle rolls inwards during runs. (Launches June 1). $200, Saucony.

best women's running shoes- Saucony Freedom ISO 2


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