Best Running Shoes for Women 2020 – Ladies Runner Sneakers
- by Nick Demaria
- September 23, 2020
Unarguably one of the essential parts of being a runner is picking the right running shoes. Everything from the shape of the runner’s foot and stance to the type of running that is being done affects what shoes will fit you best and help you hit the ground running well.
Whether you are starting your first mile or training for your tenth marathon, the best ladies running shoes come in a variety of fantastic designs and styles for your running purposes. While clothing and other running attire may be more interchangeable, it is important to shop from the correct category of running shoes as men’s and women’s running shoes differ in their width and tightness, contributing to a very different shoe.
From trail runners to marathoners, here are our picks for the best running shoes for women in 2020.
1. Brooks Cascadia 15 // Best Trail Shoe
Brooks has been a leader in running shoes both on pavement and on the trails. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, the Cascadia 15 is the line’s newest edition you can happily run through the Cascade Mountains with. The built-in rockshield protects your foot from rocks and roots when running with improved breathability and TrailTack sticky outsole for added grip. There are even attachment points for your trail gaiters to stay steady on the trail.
2. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 // Everyday Training
As one of Nike’s longest-running trainers, the latest Pegasus update has been updated in a few areas to make it a fan favorite for every day running. A new React midsole for forefront cushioning and a new Zoom Air unit for a better rebound makes these an all around good pair of running shoes for short or long runs.
3. Saucony Kinvara 11 // Speed Work
The Kinvara 11 is a lightweight, cushioned shoe. As the 11th rendition of this beloved shoe, their upgraded EVA foam in the form of a new PWRRUN midsole with PWRRUN+ topsole helps smooth the run with a little bit more bounce than its predecessor. Runners love the Kinvara shoe’s consistency and return as their choice for easy tempos, daily runs, and speed work.
4. ASICS Gel-Kayano 27 // Flat Feet Runners
This stability shoe is designed to help with overpronation, the tendency for your foot to roll towards the inside and your arch tends to flatten out when walking or running, but many runners love these running shoes. This version of the sneaker has an external heel counter for more comfortable support and firmer foam through the arch to help ladies with flat feet.
5. Hoka One One Elevon 2 // Recovery Run
As you run more, even with the best of training you may be prone to more injury. Thankfully the Hoka One One provides major cushion and support for those that need additional plush padding when running in recovery mode.
6. On Running Cloudflow // Barefoot Feel
Some runners like feeling the ground beneath their feet, and this lightweight racing shoe offers just that. The comfort, longevity, and super airy feel make these running shoes a new favorite among women (though they do also have a men’s line!).