The 10-Best: Our Top Picks for 2017 The 10-Best:: Our Top Picks for 2017

Best Structured

Structure meets cushion for a blissful ride.

Best Structured: Mizuno Wave Inspire 12

Best Cushioned

It’s like running on soft, comfy clouds.

Best Cushioned: ASICS GEL-Kayano 22

Best Minimalist

Minimal shoe, maximum comfort.

Best Minimalist: Saucony Kinvara 6

Best Technical

This tech-packed shoe is our go-to.

Best Technical: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Best Racing

A light, speedy choice for race day.

Best Racing: Saucony Fastwitch

Best Buy

A highly underrated and easily affordable shoe.

Best Buy: Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini

Best Barefoot

This is about as low to the ground as you can get.

Best Barefoot: Merrell Vapor Glove 2

Best Lightweight

Your feet will feel featherlight.

Best Lightweight: New Balance Vazee Pace

Best Trail Running

The grippy tread excels on any terrain.

Best Trail Running: Salomon Speedcross 3

Best Maximal

Plush and soft so you can rack up the miles.

Best Maximal: Hoka One One Clifton 2