June 15, 2024 1:03 am

10 running shoes for the new runner

Running is a great workout: It helps build muscle, blast calories and may even add years to your life. If any of your New Year’s resolutions focus around fitness, adding a daily run to your routine might put you on the fast track to achieving them.

But before you hit the road, trail or treadmill, you may want to invest in a new pair of running shoes. According to research, running shoes should New Air Force 1 be replaced every 500 miles, so depending on how much wear and tear your old pair has endured, it might be time to upgrade.

CBS Essentials sourced out some of the best running shoes for the new runner from all the top brands—Nike, Reebok, Brooks, Asics and Adidas included—as well as great options from newer but notable brands such as Veja and On.


Veja Marlin

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VEJAS

Meghan Markle, Katie Holmes and Reese Witherspoon all wear Veja sustainable sneakers. The French company, best known for court styles, also makes stylish, sustainable and comfortable running shoes that look great on and off the track. The Marlin, a lightweight, performance running shoe with ample shock absorption, uses eco-conscious materials including Amazonian rubber, rice and sugar cane. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Women’s Veja Marlin, $180

$180 AT NORDSTROM

Men’s Veja Marlin, $180

$180 AT NORDSTROM

Reebok Floatride Energy 3

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REEBOK

Planning on taking up trail running? The Reebok Floatride Energy 3 offers added protection and durability for those looking to take their runs from the roads to the light trails.Air Jordan 1 Fearless  Constructed out of at least 30% recycled material, these lightweight sneakers feature a water-resistant upper and resilient and responsive foam cushioning for comfort.

Men’s Reebok Floatride Energy 3, $100

$100 AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

Women’s Reebok Floatride Energy 3, $100

$100 AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

On Cloudswift

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ON

On, a decade-old Swiss athletic brand, continues to make sneakers adored by runners around the world. Designed for running on hard surfaces, the popular Cloudswift style features an ultra-cushioned sole that looks as cool as it is comfortable. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes in an assortment of colors.

Women’s On Cloudswift, $150 

$150 AT FOOT LOCKER
$150 AT NORDSTROM
$150 AT ON

Men’s On Cloudswift, $150 

$150 AT ON
$150 AT NORDSTROM

Brooks Ghost 14

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BROOKS

Avid runners love the Ghost, one of the most popular sneaker styles from Brooks. The latest version, Ghost 14 running, offers ample cushioning for a soft, smooth ride from start to finish and features an updated midsole that reacts to your unique stride. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Men’s Brooks Ghost 14, $140

$140 AT AMAZON

Women’s Brooks Ghost 14, $130 and up 

$130 AT AMAZON

Hoka One One Clifton 8

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HOKA ONE ONE

Hoka Shoes  is a brand consistently named by podiatrists as the most comfortable and ergonomic on the market. The Clifton 8 serves as the brand’s most popular running shoe with its streamlined silhouette, breathable mesh upper and foam midsole for extra cushioning while pounding the pavement.

Hoka One One Clifton 8, $140  

$140 AT ZAPPOS

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38

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NIKE

Nike started producing the wildly popular Pegasus back in 1983, and the Air Zoom Pegasus, the latest design, continues to be its best-selling running shoe of all time. The brand describes it as a “workhorse with wings,” with its cushioned support, breathable materials and durable construction. Available in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes.

Women’s Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38, $120

$120 AT NIKE

Men’s Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38, $120

$120 AT NIKE

Asics Gel Contend 7

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ASICS

Those on a budget will appreciate the Asics Gel Contend, a no-frills, high quality running shoe consistently praised for being the best value on the market. Available in tons of color options and in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Men’s Asics Gel Contend 7,  $47 and up

$47 AND UP AT AMAZON

Women’s Asics Gel Contend 7, $52

$52 AT AMAZON

Adidas Ultraboost 22

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ADIDAS

A new classic, the Ultraboost serves as the flagship running shoe from Adidas. It feels as comfortable as it looks, with an ultra-cushioned and responsive midsole and extra foam around the heels to prevent blistering. Available in a variety of colors in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Women’s adidas Ultraboost 22, $190

$190 AT AMAZON

Men’s adidas Ultraboost 22, $120

$190 AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

Under Armour Flow Velociti SE

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UNDER ARMOUR

A contoured sneaker designed to look like a booty, the Under Armour Flow Velociti SE features a completely ruberless cushion and sole, providing a lighter ride while still gripping the ground. Available in a variety of colors in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Men’s Under Armour Flow Velociti SE, $130

$130 AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

Women’s Under Armour Flow Velociti SE, $130

$130 AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

New Balance Fresh Foam Roav

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NEW BALANCE

This ultra cushioned, lightweight sneaker from New Balance costs half as much as many competitors, but offers the support, comfort and breathability needed to win the race.

Men’s New Balance Fresh Foam Roav, $70 (reduced from $85)

$70 AT NEW BALANCE

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