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The women’s running shoes we’re clamoring for

Pick out your perfect sneakers from our helpful list of the best women's running shoes money can buy

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Instead of taking a shoe salesperson’s word for it, you should take ours when it comes to women’s running shoes. Crafting a sports shoe is like making a piece of art – one wrong move and the whole thing comes crumbling down. Marathon runners and occasional gym-goers alike deserve the most comfortable, stable and breathable shoe for the job. Based on a mixture of the solid elements of shoe design, your personal needs and, of course, fashion, we've formed a rundown of the best running shoes for women on the market today, whether you need a stability shoe or a neutral one. Pick your perfect pair and you’ll hold onto these babies for years to come.

Fabulous ladies running shoes

Swiss Ms.

Engineered in Switzerland, the Cloud running shoe is On Running’s masterpiece. These sneakers are made with a CloudTec sole, Zero-Gravity foam, and feature a speed lacing system.

$84.99 on

I’ll race you

Welcome to a proper racing shoe. The Air Zoom Streak LT4 sneakers from Nike are engineered for road, cross-country, and track runs and excel at responsiveness.

$90 on

On the rebound

From time to time, Nike serves up avant-garde designs that leave our jaws unhinged. The Shox Gravity running shoes are super-secure and designed with twin plates with foam cushioning between them for maximum rebound.

$150 on

A big hug

A running shoe that feels like a foot-hugging sock and looks like a 3D mind game? Count us in. Wear these high-traction shoes for casual days out or on hard-core runs.

$33.74 on


Though it started as a skater brand, the Supra line has grown to include some awesome running shoes. These are padded, super lightweight, and breathable thanks to all-around mesh.

$56.25 on


Who doesn’t love a good throwback? These very updated New Balance sneakers use innovative Fresh Foam technology to provide a super-supportive and natural-feeling midsole.

Toe separator

Measure your feet in inches and get ready to separate your toes. The Vibram FiveFingers running shoe is ultra-flexible, slim, water resistant, and minimalist – perfect for low-impact use.

$130 on

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