5.22.19

Best Long-Distance Running Shoes

Regardless of your position in the long-distance runner’s totem pole, whether you’re gearing up to run your first 5K or you’re an experienced marathoner, it’s best to keep on top of the shoe trends of the year. So that when your notice signs of wear in your current shoes or you reach the recommended 300-mile switch out mark, you know where to find the best long-distance running shoes (hint: eastbay.com).

If you’re not sure what type of shoes to buy, you may want to find out what type of arch you have in order to help you find the perfect fit.

ASICS® GEL-Nimbus 21

ASICS® GEL-Nimbus 21
Colors: Blue/Black
Width: D - Medium
  • Shoe Type: Neutral
  • Arch Type: High and Medium

Don’t get distracted by discomfort while you run — enhance your natural stride with these cushioned shoes.

With energy-returning foam cushioning, these shoes make you feel like you’re running on clouds mile after mile. The mesh upper ensures ventilation while the outsole features high-abrasion rubber for increased durability. The GEL® technology, though barely visible, is obvious under foot as it’s strategically placed at the front and rear sole for extra shock absorbency. And if you’re a night runner, you’ll still be seen thanks to the reflective detail.

All in all, you can’t go wrong with these lightweight running shoes.

Brooks Ghost 11

Brooks Ghost 11
Colors: Nightlife/Black/White
Width: D - Medium
  • Shoe Type: Neutral
  • Arch Type: Medium and High Arch

Run spooky fast and set supernatural times with the Ghost 11s.

These shoes are a favorite of competitive long-distance runners, and it’s easy to understand why with all the comfort and support they offer from top to bottom. They start with a breathable mesh upper with elastic added to certain areas to add stretch where needed. Next, the midsoles of these shoes (which have 30% more cushioning than standard midsoles) feature Brooks’ unique DNA technology which reacts to your specific running technique for a one-of-a-kind fit. Finally, these shoes are finished off with segmented crash pads under your feet to absorb shock and soften your landing while you run.

It’s just you, the road, and the ghost of your PR – today’s the day to beat your best.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo
Colors: Spruce Aura/Volt/Spruce Fog/Vintage Lichen/Grey
Width: B - Medium
  • Shoe Type: Neutral
  • Arch Type: High

With sizes for the whole family, this could be a great pair for everyone to wear for summer 5Ks. Just imagine the fun, matchy photo opportunities!

Designed for marathon training with the help of elite runners, these shoes assist your speed without compromising comfort. Sure, they look way cool with the racing stripe down the center, dropped Swoosh, and pointed, aerodynamic heel, but even more important than the look is the revolutionary feel of these shoes. The translucent, Flymesh upper combines with the ultimate energy-returning foam midsole to create a super lightweight running shoe. The Flywire cables work with the laces to provide a secure fit adjustable to your feet. And lastly, the heel collar has been modified to bring relief to your Achilles while running long distances.

With these shoes, you’ll fly. The only question left to answer is, how far?

Under Armour HOVR Infinite

Under Armour HOVR Infinite
Colors: Academy/Thunder/Metallic Gunmetal | Connected
Width: D - Medium
  • Shoe Type: Neutral
  • Arch Type: High

Meet the shoes of the future, created with HOVR™ technology to provide you with a zero-gravity sensation and reduce impact while you run.

Another high-tech feature of these shoes is the Record Sensor™ in the sole of the shoe, beneath the heel. This sensor tracks, analyzes, and stores the data from your run (pace, distance, cadence, stride, etc.) Each aspect of these shoes is intentional. The mesh upper gives your feet breathable support. The deep grooves placed anatomically along the sole add flexibility. And the carbon rubber pods placed strategically under a layer of normal rubber increase traction and durability at the high-impact zones.

Whether you’re training for a big race or just recovering from the last one you ran, the versatility of these shoes will ensure a super-smooth run.

HOKA ONE ONE® Clifton 5

HOKA ONE ONE® Clifton 5
Colors: Caribbean Sea/Storm Blue
Width: D - Medium
  • Shoe Type: Neutral
  • Arch Type: Medium and High Arch

When a pair of running shoes remains popular despite the fads that come and go, those are shoes to trust your feet with. Though the Clifton model has seen little tweaks here and there, this pair of shoes continues to be a dependable choice among runners.

A soft-mesh upper delivers breathable support while remaining lightweight to complement your speed. And the midsole cushioning covers the full length to ensure a comfortable run. The outsole is designed for full-ground contact and features high-abrasion rubber in strategic areas for increased durability. Lastly, these shoes have Meta-Rocker technology in the sole to propel you into a consistent gait cycle from the moment your heel touches the ground to the moment your toe pushes off.

There’s no reason for road rage, enjoy your run with these comfy distance shoes.

Saucony Ride ISO

Saucony Ride ISO
Colors: Black
Width: B - Medium
  • Shoe Type: Neutral
  • Arch Type: Medium

Once you try these shoes, you’ll finally understand the phrase “Ride or die” because you won’t want to run in anything else.

With the perfect blend of soft cushioning and bouncy responsiveness, these shoes are designed to give you the comfort you need for a long day of running. They have a mesh upper for an airy fit, flat laces to reduce irritation, foam in the midsole to absorb shock and return energy, and an updated outsole to increase traction and flexibility.

If you wake up, hit the ground running, and never want to look back, then these are the shoes for you.

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