Experts say you should replace your running shoes every 300 miles. If you run five miles a day, every day, then you will run nearly 1,700 miles per year. That means you will go through six pairs of shoes per year. Right now, Road Runner Sports is offering great deals on shoes plus free shipping and $20 off orders over $150.
Asics Gel Kayano 23 ($106; 35 percent off)
“Blissfully soft,” one tester commented. The narrow-fitting Kayano delivers a plush ride favored by slower, comfort-minded, and higher-mileage heel strikers. It’s a structured, stable shoe that’s been slimmed down considerably.
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 ($107; 25 percent off)
Featured in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide, we called the Vomero 12 a “responsive, smooth, exciting trainer.” It’s also one of the most comfortable shoes here, courtesy of an internal bootie, best-in-class fit (if on the narrow side), a plush tongue, and thick upper padding. Take heed on hot days—breathability isn’t great.
Hoka One One Clayton 2 ($120; 20 percent off)
From our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide: “It’s worth a double take: 7 ounces? For a 24-millimeter stack of foam, that’s very impressive, and it gives the Clayton not only the deep-dish cushioning you expect from a Hoka, but also extremely quick turnover.”
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3 ($80; 20 percent off)
Our team’s favorite lightweight speed trainer, velocity oozes from the Zante. Equal parts tempo runner and proper lightweight trainer, it has a rapid, responsive toe-off and very quick turnover.
Brooks Ravenna 8 ($80; 25 percent off)
The Ravenna is a great compromiser. While you get a moderately thick midsole, a swollen tongue, and heel-collar padding, plus the supportive architecture of a traditional high-mileage trainer, this shoe’s ride was remarkably quick, responsive, and energetic—right in the sweet spot where a soft landing feels comfortably crisp, not sluggish.