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Advance Your Training: Women’s Running Shoe Buying Guide

Take on every mile in footwear optimized for your run. Outfit with performance women’s running shoes from DICK’S Sporting Goods—and make the most of the course ahead.

You can boost your performance in footwear that’s fitted for your unique gait mechanics. Select from women’s neutral running shoes, women’s stability running shoes and women’s motion-control running shoes. Head off the beaten path in trail running shoes or go for the air-light feel of minimalist running shoes.

Every runner can find the shoe that’s right for them at DICK’S Sporting Goods—explore a variety of materials, designs and technologies that help you maximize your training. Shop popular running brands like Nike®, Mizuno®, asics®, Brooks® and Sketchers® for more.

Buying Tips

Those seeking to correct an exaggerated inward roll of the foot should choose a shoe constructed with additional support. Lightweight, more neutral footwear is optimal for maintaining a natural gait with an increased level of shock absorption. Consider the movement of your foot while on the run. Runners seeking to counterbalance an inward or outward roll of the heel should seek shoes that provide an increased level of support.

  • Women’s neutral running shoes: Preserve your natural gait in lightweight footwear that provides increased shock absorption along your course.
  • Women’s stability running shoes: For runners who experience a mild to moderate inward roll of the foot, this shoe offers additional midsole cushioning and support that curbs the foot’s tendency to roll.
  • Women’s motion-control running shoes: This category of athletic shoe offers maximum reinforced stability and support designed to prevent an exaggerated inward roll of the foot.

Expert Advice

Think about your preferred form of running when selecting footwear. If you’re trekking over rugged terrain, seek out a shoe fortified with additional traction and support. Road runners should look for footwear that is lightweight and flexible

  • Road running shoes: Light, flexible and designed for paved or packed surfaces, look for footwear that will provide cushioning and support on the medial side of the foot. Materials such as nylon or mesh provide breathability and ease of movement. Runners seeking a barefoot-feel with additional traction can opt for minimalist footwear.
  • Trail running shoes: Off-road runners should seek out shoes that are designed to offer additional support and traction for uneven ground along the trail. Select durable materials that can stand up to any terrain or environment.
  • Track and field athletes should look for track shoes and cleats engineered for performance in their event.