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 updated for 2016 will help you find what’s right for you.
#1. On Running Cloudflyer ($150 @ Amazon.com)
We were turned onto On by happenstance — we saw someone wearing them and asked what the hell was on his feet: “Is that an OC?” Clearly, we can’t read.
The Cloudflyer’s weigh less than 11 ounces — credited to the patented CloudTec system, which involves “zero gravity” foam distributed through 12 “cloud” elements within the soles. In short, they’re comfortable as hell. Lightweight paired with comfort for runners translates to one goddamn awesome shoe.