Top 5 Running Shoes for Women

Recently we looked at the best running shoes for men and this time we’ll be looking at the best running shoes for women. Running regularly can bring many benefits such as helping us to lose weight, improving cardiovascular and respiratory health and relieving stress. But running injuries such as knee pain, shin splints and pulled muscles can occur if runners wear the incorrect running shoes.

In order to reduce the risk of injuries, it’s important to ensure runners buy the correct type of shoe for running. Read more to check out the top 5 running shoes for women.

Best Running Shoes for Women

In no particular order, we have compiled the following top 5 running shoes for women that are currently available based on popularity, style, comfort and functionality:

1. ASICS Women’s GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe
The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12 shoes are arguably the best running and walking shoes currently available on the market. They provide a good balance of support and cushioning to absorb impacts while providing stability, which makes these ideal for high arched or under pronate runners.


ASICS Women’s GEL Nimbus 12 Running-Shoe

The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 12’s are lightweight and durable and if you’re a distance runner, these cushion and impact-friendly running shoes will suit high mileage runners.

2. New Balance Women’s WR1123 Running Shoe
The New Balance Women’s WR1123 shoes are ideal for over pronate runners who are looking for a running shoe that is optimized for comfort and is designed to absorb most shocks.


New Balance Womens WR1123 Running-Shoe

The New Balance Women’s 1123 is a great high mileage running shoe and if you suffer from heel pain like plantar fasciitis, these shoes can help provide the necessary support and comfort to relive such pain while walking or running.

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3. New Balance Women’s WT20v1 Trail Minimus Shoe
The New Balance WT20v1 is exceptionally lightweight and breathable that delivers the benefits of barefoot running while providing protection from sharp objects. The minimalist shoe is recommended for cross trainers, trail running and barefoot running.


New Balance Womens WT20v1 Trail Minimus Shoe

The New Balance WT20v1 is a very lightweight shoe that provides a good balance of support, comfort and durability to suit most runners.

4. Merrell Women Barefoot Pace Glove Shoe
Designed specifically for women, the Merrell barefoot pace glove shoe is a great barefoot type shoe that allows the freedom of walking or running barefoot all the while offering the protection your feet need from rocks roots.


Merrell Women Barefoot Pace Glove Shoe

The Merrell barefoot pace glove shoe are stylish, lightweight and comfortable and recommended for barefoot runners.

5. Vibram FiveFingers KSO Water Shoes 2012
The Vibram FiveFingers KSO remains one of the most popular barefoot style shoes for their versatility, style and comfort. Featuring a thin, abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide and breathable mesh that wraps your entire feet to keep things out.


Vibram Fivefingers KSO

The Vibram FiveFingers KSO is great for barefoot runners as they provide the comfort and protection when running barefoot.

Any running shoes for women you think should be included in the list? Please let us know below.