Best Running Shoes for Men

Need a fresh pair for your next run? Whether you’re looking for comfort, stability or responsiveness, there’s a shoe that fits your specific needs.

February 24, 2023

Pounding the pavement (or the treadmill) is a lot more enjoyable when you have the right gear. Finding the best shoe for your stride can be overwhelming, so we’ve narrowed down the top running shoes for guys. And while there’s a lot that goes into choosing the right running shoe or the best treadmill shoe, we’re confident you may find something you’ll love. 


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Enjoy a softer landing step after step with the HOKA Clifton 9. With an incorporated crash pad and engineered mesh upper, prepare to experience a truly soft and comfortable fit. This model is lighter than previous designs and has extra height in the heel infused with plush, responsive cushioning. The plush collar makes slipping on your shoes easy so you can get out there and run. If you’re looking for a lightweight, foot-hugging comfort, this could be the shoe for you. Take a closer look at the HOKA Clifton 9.


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Nike Invincible 3

Prepare for maximum performance in the Nike Invincible 3. Increased breathability and a smaller heel clip help make this one of Nike’s most recommended shoes by runners. This shoe is all about the cushioning: ZoomX is designed to give you bounce and super high responsiveness with every step. Count on high support and stability too during your next run. Discover your potential in the Nike Invincible Run 3. 


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Hit your stride in the Brooks Ghost 15. These neutral shoes boast a smooth feel, soft midsole and secure fit. Plus, the Ghost 15 features DNA LOFT v2 for softness that’s lighter weight than its predecessor. Get ready for a smooth, light ride thanks to 3D Fit Print technology, segmented Crash Pad and more. Add the Brooks Ghost 15 to your running rotation.


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Build your new running routine with the neutral HOKA Bondi 8, designed with more sustainable and vegan materials. Experience comfort with every step you take with the memory foam insole and the lightweight, durable rubber outsole. A softer, more resilient foam delivers cushioning to support you while striding toward your goals. Run your way with the HOKA Bondi 8.


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Speed and comfort are at the forefront of this new creation from On, the Cloudmonster. It’s  equipped with CloudTec® foam to create massive cushioning and energy. Made for road running, you’ll stand out from the competition in the bold rocker shape and On’s biggest Clouds ever. The soft upper and sockliner provide additional next-gen comfort. Keep the momentum going on your long runs with the On Cloudmonster.


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Step ahead in the Brooks Glycerin 20. Packed with DNA LOFT v3 cushioning, it’s Brooks’ softest shoe yet. Experience the cushy feel of the internal stretch bootie that moves and expands with your stride. Plus, Omega flex grooves enhance midfoot flexibility, while the rubber forefoot offers durability. With hundreds of five-star reviews, you can bet that runners everywhere are loving it too. Find the best technology to support your run within the various Glycerin styles, including the regular fit GTS (which stands for Go-To Support), which is designed for stability, or the Stealthfit and Stalthfit GTS, also designed for stability. Add the Brooks Glycerin 20 to your list of favorite shoes.


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Softer. Bouncier. Faster. The HOKA Mach 5 is designed to do all that and more. This is the fifth edition of the Mach style, and it has taken a big leap forward, thanks to its extended heel for a smoother ride, all-new foam design for a softer landing and a lighter, more breathable upper. See how this ultra-cushioned option can make you feel ready to fly. Get ready to experience speed in the HOKA Mach 5.

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The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40 is a reliable workhorse that’s ready to take on your next set of miles. These shoes are built with comfortable single-layer mesh, giving them a breathable feel. Its redesigned midfoot strap provides a more molded fit for all sized arches, and it’s equipped with Nike React foam for optimal cushioning that is soft, springy and long-lasting. The Nike Pegasus style has been beloved by runners for years and the 40 is a great update to a crowd favorite.


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For over 20 years, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 has been a favorite of runners everywhere. Featuring Guiderail support, DNA LOFT cushioning and 3D Print, these shoes bring the tech every runner can rely on. Designed for stability, you’ll love the feel of the holistic support system that helps align your body into its natural motion path. They’re the perfect blend of softness and support, and they’re ready for your next run. Lace up in the Brooks Adrenaline and go.


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Designed to help with soft landings and responsive rebounds, step into the ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25. This shoe is known for its ability to deliver support. The heel is constructed to help offer deliver comfort and the FF BLAST™ ECO PLUS technology helps create a softer landing and efficient toe-off. You’ll also appreciate the shoe’s recycled content and sustainably minded dyeing process. For a shock absorbing, supportive fit, reach for the GEL-Nimbus 25.


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If you’re looking for the best running shoes for men, you may just discover the perfect fit for your gait right here. Still searching for your ideal style? Check out the DICK’S Running Shoe Finder. Answer a few quick questions about your running habits and preferred fit, and the Running Shoe Finder will point you toward the perfect pair.


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