The Best Shoes for Running | Summer 2015 Edition


As summer approaches, many of us our preparing for our fall and winter race season. If you're in the market for a new running shoe, check out our list of this summer's best running shoes! How To Use This List: This list is for educational purposes only. If you have never been fitted for running shoes by a professional, please visit your local run specialty shop for a proper shoe fitting and recommendation.

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Picking up a sale shoe from Nordstram Rack may sound tempting, but investing in a good shoe (that's good for you) will be worth it in the long run. Why, you ask? Running shoes are designed with different types of runners in mind so the shoes are separated into categories. The most common categories are neutral and stability (or support). Ask an employee at your local running or athletics store to explain the differences to you when you get fitted for running shoes.

Nike Pegasus 32

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 - Neutral: A Nike Zoom Air unit in the heel combines pressurized Nike Air and internal fibers to create cushioning that springs back fast—so you move fast. The engineered mesh upper provides ventilation and support where you need it most. Flywire cables wrap the midfoot and arch for added support and a secure, comfortable fit. | $110


Brooks Adrenaline 18 - Support: The new Adrenaline GTS 15 is equal parts support, cushion and balance in a stylish, high-performance package. yourself to the adaptive cushioning of the BioMoGo DNA midsole that responds to your run and the full-length segmented crash pad that gives you ultra-smooth heel-to-toe transition. | $120

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante - Lightweight Neutral: Featuring an impossibly smooth heel-to-toe transition and an explosive toe spring for an overall faster ride, giving you the opportunity to turn personal bests into personal betters. | $100

asics gt 2000

Asics GT 2000 3 - Support:Introducing the lightest GT-2000 ever in the over 20 year history of the series! Much of the weight savings can be attributed to the new Heel Clutching System and new FluidRide midsole. | $120

mizuno-running-womens-wave-rider-18-f-pri-410656-7D6DMizuno Wave Rider - Neutral: Building on the legacy of the Wave Rider line, the Wave Rider 18 is our best model yet, providing runners with a more resilient and responsive ride and a superb underfoot sensation, creating a more harmonious fit that works with the runner at every stride. An ideal heel fit and secure midfoot embrace make this lightweight trainer feel like a part of your foot. | $120

on-cloud-horizon-coral-1-774x735On Cloud - Lightweight Neutral: Great for shorter runs, the new Cloud with Zero-Gravity foam and On’s patented Swiss CloudTec® technology is the "lightest running shoe in the world" with outstanding cushioning and impact protection. | $120

Is your favorite summer running shoe missing from the list? Tell us what it is in the comments section below!