Running daily is a commitment and one that should do wonders for your health, that is assuming that you don’t wreck your leg joints. The thing is that your hips, knees and ankles can and will take a pounding from regular running unless you are able to add some cushioning to your feet with a good pair of running shoes. Ideally you need comfort, support and protection from your running shoes and if you can tick these boxes you have found the perfect pair for you.
1. Saucony Peregrine 4
We don’t all like taking the smooth road most traveled when we run, some of us favor some more rugged hiking trail terrain and for those who do the Peregrine 4s are perfect. Not a set for the subtle, these are colorful runners with rugged multi-directional grips to prevent slipping. Breathable and light these shoes are comfortable and really allow you to take on the rougher roads for those bigger challenges.
2. New Balance 1080 V4
There is a fine balance between shock absorbency and an irritating spongy feel to your running shoes and the 1080 V4s have this mastered. Offering high quality joint protecting shock prevention these shoes still give you a good feel for the road. These may not be the coolest looking running shoes but you are not out looking to make a fashion statement you are burning calories.
3. Mizuno Wave Ascend 8
Runners who tend to run roads and hiking trails often own two different sets of shoes to suit the varied terrain. Well the Wave Ascend 8s may not be masters of either terrain but they more than adequately bridge the gap allowing you to switch from smooth roads to dirt tracks easily. These are lightweight but still solid making them ideal for all but the very worst running conditions.
4. Asics Gel Nimbus 16
The Nimbus 16s are the ideal running shoes for hard surfaces such as asphalt offering better cushioning than most. The gel soles will help your joints cope with the hard surfaces upon which you run although more rugged surfaces are to be avoided. These shoes also wear out more quickly than most due to their more delicate design.
5. Adidas Supernova Sequence Boost
Some clever and somewhat difficult to explain tech has gone into making these shoes which are arguably the best road runners on the market today. Energy transference cushioning has be added to these runners, which claims to speed you up with less effort. Support features also claim to improve your stride in order to give greater protection to your ankles.