16 Best Running Shoes for Women -- Nike, Adidas, Allbirds, Asics, Saucony and More

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Have you found your sole mate yet? The right running shoes can make you feel strong, fast and completely in control, whether you’re training for your first 5K or working toward your third marathon. (And if the latter applies to you, we bow down.)

The biggest reason finding a solid running shoe matters: A good pair that fits just right can help you run safely and prevent potential injuries, from blisters to fractures, that could keep you off the road for months. 

We’ve put in the miles and found the best running shoes out there -- even if you’re just doing that 5K for the post-run brunch. Check out our feature on the best women's walking shoes, too.

Shop ET Style’s best running shoes for women, below.

On

Bandier On Cloud Swift

Bandier

On

Truth: Some people’s feet sweat more than others. Thankfully, the mesh sock in these shoes help your feet breathe -- even on super-hot outdoor runs. And with the cushiony foam soles in this running sneaker, you'll feel like you’re running on marshmallows instead of hitting the pavement.

Hoka One One

Hoka One One Cavu Running Shoes

Zappos

Hoka One One

Countless reviewers praise this pair's super-soft soles for the way they protect knees and hips. And we know that running isn’t all about fashion, but they come in a zillion on-trend shades for your running style. Just saying.

Adidas

Adidas Ultraboost 20 Glam Pack Shoes

Adidas

Adidas

We can’t promise that you’ll set your new PR in the Adidas Ultraboost 20 Glam Pack Shoes, which is a speed-friendly racing shoe. But with a spring embedded in the mid-sole, there’s a definite chance that you’ll look like a blur during your next sprint.

Allbirds

Allbirds Women's Tree Dashers

Allbirds

Allbirds

These Allbirds Women's Tree Dashers are one of the most highly rated women's running shoes. They also come in 11 different colors and styles to fit everyone's personality.

Brooks

Brooks Ghost 13

Zappos

Brooks

These comfortable and cushy Brooks Ghost 13 are a solid choice in running shoe.

Nike

Nike Women's Joyride Run Flyknit

Nike

Nike

The Nike Women's Joyride Run Flyknit are ranked as one of the best running shoes for women. These sneakers were developed to make running feel easier by incorporating tiny foam beads underfoot conform to help cushioning your foot.

REGULARLY $180

On

On Cloud X

Zappos

On

The On Cloud X mixes training and running into a light and comfortable running shoe. These On Cloud X are lightweight training shoes which are suited best for gym sessions, workout classes, short runs, mixed-sports training and road running.

adidas

adidas Originals Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe

Amazon

adidas

These adidas Originals Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoes are 30% off at Amazon's Big Fall Sale, while supplies last.

ORIGINALLY $70

New Balance

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10

Shoebacca

New Balance

The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 sneaker is a full-cushioned running shoe which is light, smooth and flexible. This shoe is crafter with comfort in mind with a soft fitting knit upper and Ultra Heel in with a stylish new look then the previous New Balance 1080s.

Adidas

Adidas Swift Run X Shoes

Adidas

Adidas

Whether you're running a marathon or running errands, the Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker provides comfort, performance and style. 

Saucony

Saucony Ride 13

Saucony

Saucony

The Saucony Ride 13 is crafted with three layers of cushioning to conform to everyone's unique foot shape, weight and gait pattern. This technology helps facilitate a dynamic fit that works for every runner.

Karhu

Karhu Ikoni 2020

Amazon

Karhu

The Karhu Ikoni 2020 are developed so that they fits comfortably for a wide range of different foot shapes, while still delivering a performance-minded comfortable run.

Asics

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 22

Zappos

Asics

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 22 is a classic that has been out for over two decades. ASICS used two GEL cushioning units, one in the heel and one in the forefoot to create the comfort associated with these classic running shoes.

Nike

Nike Women's Renew Run Running Shoe

DSW

Nike

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36

Nike

Nike

These Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 running shoes have more perforations, a must for increased breathability while on your feet and running.

REGULARLY $120

ALTRA

ALTRA Escalante 2

Amazon

ALTRA

The ALTRA Escalante 2 prioritizes toe box comfort. Altra designed the toe box to match the real shape of your foo which is wider through out the midfoot and forefoot with a more squared-off toe. 

REGULARLY $59.99

Each product has been selected, and each product’s style has been reviewed, by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some links to products on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.

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