It doesn’t matter what kind of runner you are – someone who’s ready to shed a few pounds and begin a running program or someone who has several marathons under his belt – a good pair of running shoes is essential.
THE 9 BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR MEN 2019
1. ASICS MEN’S GEL NIMBUS 20 RUNNING SHOE
Many runners remain devoted to the Gel Nimbus line that has been an ASICS best-seller for years and the latest version shouldn’t curb their enthusiasm.
The Gel Nimbus 20 has a traditional look and feel that doesn’t seem at all dated. Better yet, it provides excellent stability, has great cushioning, and is an excellent neutral trainer that’s perfect for everyday runners.
There’s a lot else to like about the Gel Nimbus 20, including ASIC’s patented midsole technology that’s responsive and comfortable for both short and long-distance runners. Meanwhile, its FluidRide midsole provides plenty of cushioning and durability despite being relatively lightweight.
The shoe also has a mesh upper that’s designed to adapt to your foot’s natural motion, as well as overlays that provide additional support. Users also appreciate the shoe’s breathability and how it helps keep their feet from overheating even while running during the warmest days.
Overall, the shoe has a lightweight feel, but it’s probably not lightweight enough for, say, a competitive 400-meter race. But they’re hard to beat for everyday jogging.
- Improved fit from previous versions
- High-quality construction
- Comfortable, breathable mesh upper
- May run smaller than other Gel Nimbus versions
What’s the saying, “thousands of satisfied customers can’t be wrong?” Or, something like that. Either way, the Gel Nimbus 20 is the go-to shoe for many runners and with good reason.
2. BROOKS MEN’S GHOST 11
The Brooks Men’s Ghost 11 is popular for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s suitable for a wide variety of runners. Indeed, it’s a versatile shoe loaded with nice features that benefit any runner who heads out to the road, track, or trail.
Inexperienced runners prefer the Ghost 11 because of its excellent cushioning, while running veterans – including marathoners – like its durability and stability, and road racers like how lightweight and smooth when competing in a 5K or 10K.
The Ghost 11 is also among the best neutral running shoes. It has the right amount of cushion for longer runs and races but, again, light and responsive enough that allow you to pick up the pace for whether you’re chasing after a PR or the next group of runners ahead of you.
The 11 is the latest in the line of Brooks’ Ghost series and its mesh upper provides improved breathability and stretch. It also has a plush tongue and collar, while it’s soft fabric lining creates further comfort within the shoe. The Ghost 11 has a traditional laceup closure.
Like the previous versions of the Ghost line, the 11 has superb durability and won’t break down or become uncomfortable no matter how long your run – which is why they easily rank among the best long distance shoes. And, last but not least, it comes at an affordable price when compared to many other shoes.
- Comfortable fit right from the box
- Somewhat narrow in the toes
The Ghost 11 is one of many quality running shoes produced by Brooks. It offers something for every level of runner and can stand up to high mileage and fast paces.