8 Of The Best Running Shoes For Men
Sorry, Prefontaine — your running shoes may be all wrong for your running style. Luckily, we can tell you how to find the best running shoes for you.
By Deren Gilly
Running can be boring, but it’s also one of the best things you can do to shed pounds, increase energy levels, and flee zombies. You’ll want to do everything you can to avoid nagging injuries like shin splints, which means it’s not enough to simply trade up from your scuffed-up Chuck Taylors.
You need to buy the best running shoes for your particular body type, running style, and choice of terrain. And whether your flat feet need extra support, the trail running you do is murder on shoes, or your awkward knock-kneed gait defies typical human locomotion, this guide comprising the best running shoes for men for 2014 will help you find what’s right for you.
#1. Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 ($90 @ Amazon.com)
A slimmed down version of Inspire 9 and an up grade from the 10, this new incarnation boasts even better stability. Weighing in at a mere 9 ounces, the Inspire 10 sports a U4IC (pronounced Euphoric) midsole, making it 30 percent lighter without sacrificing support. Moderate over-pronators will geek out over the redesigned Wave plate, blown rubber outsole, and sculpted edge of the lateral forefoot. The smooth ride of this everyday trainer might not make you run longer — what running shoe can do that? — but it’ll make your runs more comfortable.