Running Shoes

A Crazy Fast, Bouncy Road Runner

Though the Swiss-engineered shoe sports a thin, almost minimalist mid-sole, the rubber pads compress on each impact, so it takes almost all the sting out of the road while still feeling fast and low...

The Best Shoes for Obstacle Racing

Like the sport’s competitors, good OCR shoes must be tough, versatile, and able to withstand everything sadistic race organizers throw at them. They also better feel good on your feet.

Mo Farah's Favorite Shoe

Who doesn't love Mo Farah? The current Olympic and world champion in both the 5,000 and 10,000 ran a 2:08:21 in the 2014 London Marathon, coined the Mobot, and inspired one of the most hilarious...

The Fat Shoe Revolution

Super-cushioned shoes are taking over. Take your pick of the latest designs.

Is Skechers the New Nike?

Meb Keflezighi sporting a pair of Skechers at this year’s Boston Marathon was like Nicole Kidman showing up at the 1997 Oscars in her John Galliano dress—only better.

Trail Running Shoes with True Grit

Minimalist? Check. Maximalist? Double check. Fast and light? Always. Trail-running shoes now come in a wider variety than ever. Here are the best off-road picks for every runner.

Do This, Not That: Running Shoes

If you take care of your running shoes they'll take care of you. We’ve compiled a list of basic tips to help you squeeze every last mile out of your shoes—up to 500 miles, if you’re lucky.

New Balance 1260v3 Running Shoes Gear of the Year

It’s been years since we picked a thickly padded road runner as our top shoe. But the 1260v3 demanded the recognition. Yes, it goes overboard on the comfort, with a pillowy tongue and heel collar and...

The Best Winter Running Shoes of 2014

The buzz in the running industry these days is about energy return. When your foot compresses foam, the foam sucks up energy, which slows you down. While companies may try to convince buyers that...