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Earnest's Top 5 - Running Shoes

By Earnest Collective
09 May 2019

A decent pair of running shoes should cushion your feet and legs from the impact of repeatedly hitting the ground. They should be flexible in all the right spots, and should help prevent you from common injuries. However, choosing the right pair of running shoes isn’t as simple as picking the design you like best.

While some shoes are better than others, the best shoe for you has to depend on the way you run, and how much you run. We all run a different mileage, with some running shorter and faster while some preferring longer, slower jogs. However, finding the best running shoes for you could be the difference between slogging out heavy miles and feeling light and free on your feet.

Air Zoom Pegasus.

Ignore the bells and whistles of other running shoes, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus is a reliable workhorse of a shoe with over 30 years of heritage. Designed for mid to long distances, it has a loyal following too, including the legend Mo Farah himself. This shoe provides great cushioning while maintaining its lightweight body, owing to its comfortable foam cushioning and stability provided by the firm heel cup. Try this pair of shoes, and like many others, you won’t stop going back to it.


Adidas UltraBOOST 4.0

Maybe one that isn’t as popular for running as it should be, the Adidas UltraBOOST has been an everyday sneaker for many in recent years. Combining extreme comfort with a nice design, it has been a hit in the market. However, that’s not to say that it is not well constructed for running. The latest UltraBOOST 4.0 comes with a newly developed PrimeKnit composition in Adidas’ one piece woven fabric upper. It’s designed to reduce stretch and provide that close, sock-like fit but with additional support. The Continental rubber outsole also provided additional traction on rainy days. Should you get this pair of UltraBOOST, it could definitely be your go-to everyday shoe.


Saucony Kinvara 9

Loved by runners, Saucony has consistently come up with great shoes that has runners chasing over the years. The latest version of the well-loved Kinvara, the Kinvara 9, boasts a technical performance sole which provides exceptional energy return from the EverRun topsole, while the EVA midsole offers additional support and stability. This shoe offers a very supported run while still allowing you to go fast when needed. It now has a wider toe-box and a softer ride to ensure maximum comfort regardless of the distance you are covering.



The Adidas SOLARBOOST are versatile running shoes which are designed for maximum comfort when going the distance. From 5k to marathons, these shoes have you covered. The Adidas SOLARBOOST comes with a Techfit upper, offering both stiched-in and applied fibre reinforcement for targeted support in a sock-like fit. The Tailored Fibre Placement technology uses thousands of tiny stiches to create a super lightweight upper that precisely supports your foot during your run. This is Adidas’ latest running shoe, and it might just be their best one yet.



Nike Zoom Fly

The Zoom Fly was famous for Nike’s attempt to break the two-hour marathon mark. This is possibly the best fast trainer or long distance racer that you can buy in the market right now. This shoe perfectly suits runners looking for maximal cushioning yet still needing some stability. The carbon-infused nylon plate from heel to toe, propels one forward, with the lightning-quick turnover and snappy feel despite the relatively thick cushioning. This shoes will be an easy-grab for fast long-distance training sessions and a pick for your race day as well. One possible downside of this shoes, is finding yourself running on your rest days as well. Seriously, they are addictive.

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