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Men's Running Shoes

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Enhance Your Run: Shop Men’s Running Shoes

Find shoes that help you run better—and run more often.

Think about what it takes to keep you going, mile after mile. The newest generation of men’s running shoes is crafted with responsive foam cushioning, lightweight support and breathable materials. Consider your running profile when selecting your new shoes:

  • The Sprinter: Racing shoes are the lightest class of running shoes, designed for speed, with minimal cushion and support.
  • The Trail-Runner: Off-road running shoes are designed with dense soles for added stability and durability. Some trail shoes come with a waterproof membrane, such as GORE-TEX®, for added weatherized protection.
  • Mid-Distance Runners: Versatile shoes are best for runners who trek on packed trails and concrete for middle-distance courses. Lightweight padding provides shock absorption.

Choose from options that best describe your running style, and DICK'S will select the best product, specifically for you.

Explore a variety of running technologies, shoe constructions and styles for the gear that’s best for your course ahead.

Buying Tips

Refresh your running routine. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned marathoner, the proper running shoes energize your conditioning. Improve your run, boost comfort and enhance stability with the right footwear. Consider the construction of your men’s running shoe:

The soft body of your shoe is the upper . The upper often blends multiple materials. Responsive knit fabrics deliver a second-skin fit to your foot—ideal for sprinters and minimalist runners. Mesh inserts or perforated panels along the upper provide much-needed breathability.

Your running shoe should be outfitted with an internal sockliner. An inner liner enhances the fit of your shoe. Many liners are crafted with moisture-wicking fabrics, which work to lift sweat from skin to keep you fresh.

The midsole of your running shoe provides cushioning, and in certain shoe types, helps better distribute weight in your shoe. Keep in mind padding when examining the midsole of your new shoe. Lightweight foam or EVA provides contoured and light padding.

The bottom layer of your shoe is called the outsole. The outsole provides grip, stability and impact absorption—all critical factors for runners. Outsoles with flexible grooves are designed to provide a more natural gait. Trail-running shoes should have denser outsoles. Lugs and traction-maximizing patterns provide better grip.

Expert Advice

Minimalist running enthusiasts believe that the best running form is barefoot—and they go for next-to-nothing footwear.

Barefoot running shoes offer light foot protection and little else. These shoes feature a “zero-drop” heel-to-toe construction, which allows for a natural foot strike. Traditional running shoes generally provide a 10 to 12 mm heel-drop. By contrast, minimalist running shoes offer a lightweight construction that simulates barefoot running, but with added shock absorption.

Shop top brands like Nike® footwear and Under Armour® shoes in the running shop.