When someone says running, it’s usually an image of a smiley human being jogging. However, there are many forms of running and to cater to all that; there’s a myriad of running shoes. There’s no one shoe that fits all.

So, whether you are a runner who’s constantly participating in competitions or just simply love running for leisure, this article will help steer you towards the running shoe that best suits your needs.

1. Nike Free RN Flyknit 2017

Best lightweight shoes for athletes
Price from RM299.00
Lazada Malaysia RM299.00

From the Nike Free range, Flyknit is the lightest pair that fits like a sock. That’s because a set of cables has been removed from the top lace to improve the comfort of bending your forefoot. The combination of breathability, support and stretch of these trainers make them the ideal pair for short runs.

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2. Adidas Originals Swift Run

Best for wide feet and everyday training
Price from RM315.00
Zalora Malaysia RM315.00

With its low-top and injection-moulded EVA midsole as its latest silhouette, Adidas Swift Run provides its wearer with greater comfort and better cushioning. The new silhouette also offers a good snuggly fit and makes a good accommodation for those with wide feet. These stylish, stretchy shoes are made for the daily grind.

3. Asics Gel-Nimbus 19 Shoes

Shoes with the best cushion and arch support - good for gravel roads
Price from RM549.00
Zalora Malaysia RM549.00

Talk about evolution. Asics’ neutral shoe got massive changes in this Nimbus 19 but all of that created a better generation of shoes. While sticking to the idea of emphasizing the protection of the midsole, Nimbus 19 continues to be one of the very well-cushioned shoes that provide good arch support to its wearer.

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4. Asics Gel-Kayano 24

Best with shock absorbers for overpronation, long distance & marathons
Price from RM649.00
Zalora Malaysia RM649.00

Asics definitely set the bar high with its extremely comfortable cushioning and firm support, especially in the heel area. The shock-absorbing ability on the midsole of these shoes protects the foot from duress and aids overpronation. These abilities make Kayano 24 a good pair of shoes for marathons and long-distance running.

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5. Nike Air Zoom Winflo 4

Best shoes for supination and underpronation
Price from RM359.00
Zalora Malaysia RM359.00

Nike’s Neutral range is recommended for runners who are underpronated. Like the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 4, these shoes provide sufficient room in the forefoot section and have a snug fit that prevents the foot from sliding inside the shoe during runs. They also offer a nice responsive ride to the wearer in a well-cushioned environment.

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6. Under Armour Charged Bandit 3

Shoes with the best support for - perfect for beginners
Price from RM370.30
Zalora Malaysia RM370.30

With Dwayne Johnson representing men’s Project Rock Collection, Under Armour is no joke when it comes to designing shoes that do it all. While Charged Bandit 3 makes women look and feel great, it’s extremely breathable. These shoes provide a great overall foot support, which is why they are highly recommended for beginner runners.

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7. Nike Free Connect Training Shoes

Best shoes without lace for pregnancy
Price from RM299.00
Zalora Malaysia RM299.00

When you have a beautiful baby bump, it’s best to pick a slip-on shoe for convenience. The huge strap that crosses diagonally on the shoe’s forefront enables the shoe to hug your foot perfectly. The tri-star outsole pattern is designed for flexibility and the rubber zones provide traction with every step for natural comfort.

8. Puma Ignite 3 EvoKNIT

Best high top shoes with good grip and ankle support
Price from RM314.50
Zalora Malaysia RM314.50

Meet the shoe that mixes fashion and sports. Ignite EvoKNIT is known for its stylish upper that hugs the foot like a sock while supporting the ankle. The outsole rubber provides incredibly good traction even in wet conditions. If you are looking for a comfortable yet stylish pair of running shoes, this is definitely the one.

9. New Balance 220

Best affordable shoes for walking
Price from RM245.90
Zalora Malaysia RM245.90

The 220 was originally designed as a pair of running shoes in the late 70s, but it’s now known as the retro-inspired running shoes that have an improved fit for better comfort. With its ‘athleisure’ qualities and affordable price tag, this light pair of trainers looks good on the road yet offers responsive ride too.

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10. Adidas Galaxy Trail

Best for trails and hiking
Price from RM270.00
11street RM270.00

Trainers have got to have good traction and grip for trail running and hiking. With lugs that are so well-designed, these shoes make a good pair for hiking without slipping on rugged trails. Not only are these shoes highly durable, its Cloudfoam midsole provides the wearer with a responsive ride.

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11. Adidas Girls Training AltaSport Shoes

Best shoes with Velcro for kids
Price from RM115.50
Adidas RM115.50

These shoes are perfect for kids to run around and have fun in school or at home. The hook-and-loop straps are designed to aid putting these shoes on and off easily. Kids can walk or run all day freely in these trainers, thanks to the remarkable performance of Adidas’ EcoOrthoLite sock liner.

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12. Mizuno Wave Catalyst 2

Best shoes for knees, stability, and runners with high arches
Price from RM277.45
Runner Inn RM277.45

These trainers are highly praised for its efficiency when it comes to mid-distance running and extended exercises. And this has much to do with its responsive cushioning and good stability. Catalyst 2 also prevents the foot from slipping inside the shoe with its reliable collar and heel of the upper.

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13. Brooks 2 QW-K

Best shoes with spikes
Price from RM293.45
Runner Inn RM293.45

QW-K has one of the most flexible spike plates as the midfoot of the spike plate is improved by reducing the materials to lighten the shoes. The spike plate also wraps up the sides of the shoe, which helps propel you forward to sprint faster. Some even said the ‘QW-K’ stands for ‘Quick’, well, these trainers surely has defined that.

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14. Hoka One One Clifton 4

Best for runners suffering from flat feet and Achilles tendonitis
Price from RM395.95
Runner Inn RM395.95

Clifton 4 is well-designed, flexible and lightweight, which makes it a great pair of shoes for those suffering from Achilles tendon pain. With the innovation of Hoka’s midsole that ensures consistent cushioning, these trainers provide runners with a refined and smooth ride. The low drop and wide forefoot of these shoes mimic natural running too.

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