Best Running Shoes of 2024

Here’s a comprehensive list of what our Footwear Experts love this year!

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Gearing up for a new round of training often leaves runners with a difficult decision—sticking with their go-to pair of running shoes or trying a new brand or style. Whether you’re shopping for your first pair of running shoes or your 100th, it’s important to know that many different factors go into choosing the right running shoes including your foot pronation, training program, and fitness level. Our Footwear Experts share a complete list of what they believe to be the best running shoes of 2024.

Our Complete Best Running Shoes List

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Best Overall Women’s Running Shoes: Brooks Glycerin 21

Best Overall Men’s Running Shoes: HOKA Clifton 9

Best Stability Running Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline 23

Best Neutral Running Shoes: New Balance 1080

Best All-Around Racing Running Shoes: Nike Vaporfly 3

Best Trail Running Shoes: Salomon Speedcross 6

Best Value Running Shoes: ASICS Gel-Cumulus 26

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On Cloudmonster 2

Why we love it:

  • Great for mid-distances or walking
  • Super soft landings and maximum rebound
  • Rocker-style for forward-rolling momentum

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 8.1 oz. (W) | 9.7 oz. (M)
  • Womens Addiction GTS 15 Running Shoes
  • Support Type: Neutral
  • Cushioning Level: Max

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Best Overall Women’s Running Shoes

Brooks Glycerin 21

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Alyssa—CERBE Expert

Brooks Glycerin  21 is the bread and butter of my training. It has a great, high-impact cushion that helps take the pressure off my knees and joints. It's awesome for anyone going on longer runs or is on their feet all day.

The Glycerin collection features a wide selection of aus including StealthFit uppers and GTS technology for added support, so there's an option for any runner. Shop full Glycerin collection >

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 8.8 oz. (W) | 9.8 oz. (M)
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Type: Neutral or Stability
  • Cushioning Level: Max

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Best Overall Men’s Running Shoes

HOKA Clifton 9

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The HOKA Clifton 9 is a great shoe for my recovery days and even on my longer runs. It’s the bread and butter of the HOKA lineup with that max cushion.

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 7.3 oz. (W) | 8.7 oz. (M)
  • Midsole Drop: 5mm
  • Support Type: Neutral
  • Cushioning Leve: Mid

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Best Stability Running Shoe

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight, soft cushioning
  • zapatillas de running pista talla 38.5 blancas
  • GuideRails technology keeps feet and knees in alignment

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 9.1 oz. (W) | 10.1 oz. (M)
  • Midsole Drop: 12mm
  • Support Type: Stability
  • Cushioning Level: Mid

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Best Neutral Running Shoe

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v13

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight yet cushioned feel
  • Versatile for everyday training to racing
  • Mesh upper provides support yet breathability

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 7.3 oz. (W) | 9.2 oz. (M)
  • Womens Addiction GTS 15 Running Shoes
  • Support Type: Neutral
  • Cushioning Level: Standard

Best All-Around Racing Shoe

Nike Vaporfly 3

Why we love it:

  • Super lightweight, breathable upper
  • Added ZoomX foam for smooth transitions
  • Full-length carbon fiber flyplate for a stiff and propulsive feel

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 5.8 oz. (W) | 7.1 oz. (M)
  • Midsole Drop: 8mm
  • Support Type: Neutral
  • Cushioning Level: Standard

Best Trail Running Shoe

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Why we love it:

  • Revamped upper
  • Quick-lace system for a super secure fit throughout your run
  • zapatillas de running Mizuno mujer talla 38 grises

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 9.8 oz. (W) | 10.5 oz. (M)
  • Midsole Drop: 10mm
  • Support Type: Neutral
  • Cushioning Level: Mid

Featured Expert Advice: Best Trail Running Shoes >

Best Value Running Shoe

ASICS Gel-Cumulus 26

Why we love it:

  • Modern look
  • Versatile choice for a variety of workouts or distances
  • Cushioning provides softer landings and energized feel

Tech Specs:

  • Weight: 7.8 oz. (W) | 8.9 oz. (M)
  • Midsole Drop: 18mm
  • Support Type: Neutral
  • Cushioning Level: Mid

Whether you’re just starting to run or have been running for years, finding the best running shoes that suit your needs is incredibly important to staying motivated throughout training. If you need additional help or have questions about how to pick running shoes, contact your local CERBE to speak with one of our Footwear Experts.

About the Featured Experts

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AJ Manning was always a competitive athlete growing up, but after college, his running career really took off as a way to establish a consistent routine. One run led into two, two into three. Now, AJ is a dedicated and passionate runner, having competed in triathlons, half ironmans, a full Ironman, and three marathons (and counting). 

Alyssa Rauk | CERBE Chandler, AZ

Alyssa Rauk’s running career started after watching her father and sister run a 5K when she was little. She thought it looked fun and ever since then has been hooked. In high school, Alyssa competed in cross country and track and went on to run for Minnesota State University. Now, Alyssa enjoys running on her own time and hitting the track whenever she can.

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