10 Best Running Shoes for Women on Amazon

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” However, with so many products out there, finding the perfect shoe can be overwhelming. It’s so easy to spend hours upon hours scanning Amazon or jumping from shoe store to shoe store looking for a shoe with the right look, fit, and reputation, and it’s really exhausting for both women and men alike. Not to worry, the best-of list is here to help. Shopping for the best running shoes can be totally painless and this is just the place to start (and streamline) the process, giving you more time to get out there and conquer, whether it be on the track, treadmill, or trails.

What makes a truly great running shoe for women in 2017? There’s comfort, of course, then style, durability, support… But these days, the question is even harder to answer, depending on who you are and what you want. For this reason, we bring you the Best of 2017/2018 Collection for women’s running shoes. We have ten of the best of the best, but they each win in their own way. From minimalists to maximalists, splurgers to cheapskates, and sprinters to marathoners, we’ve got the line-up for you. Many may wonder why Adidas didn’t make the list, but we were not impressed with their lineup of shoes the last few years.

1. ASICS GEL Kayano 23

Although there are some tough contenders out there, very few brands can beat ASICS when it comes to women’s running shoes. The Kayano is a model that maintains its popularity through each new version. Providing exceptional comfort, while at the same time, going for a reasonable price, these are a proven winner. Learn More 

2. Brooks Women’s Ghost 9

The Brooks Ghost 9 possesses their Element Upper which offers protection from dust, rain, and mud while remaining breathable and extremely lightweight. Female runners also appreciated the gender friendly BioMoGo cushioning design that delivered a solid ride on both treadmill and trail. Learn More

3. ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri 11

The ASICS Women’s GEL-Noosa Tri 11 Running Shoes in the paint-splash color combo Flash Coral/Spring Bud/Sun could be described alternately as adorable, insane, and artsy. But always, bold. Learn More

4. Altra Torin 2.5

Sometimes, or a lot of times, less is more. When it comes to great running shoes, plenty of runners are opting for the less is more approach. These shoes are in line with the minimalist trend, but they’re also plush and cushioned to protect from tough terrain or injury. They naturally align to your foot shape and flex with your movements. They’ve also proven themselves to be more durable than the average minimalist running shoe. Learn More

5. Nike 5.0+

 Okay, these tend to be a bit expensive. But if you believe in “you get what you pay for”, you may be able to avoid having to buy yet another pair of running shoes just a few months later! Maybe you could get something similar to these for a more fair price, but plenty of runners think they’re worth it. In their defense, they come in some really cute, bright colors, which have been all the rage lately. They’re also extremely lightweight and breathable. Learn More

6. Saucony Cohesion 9

When it comes to saving money, you can always count on Saucony to give you the bang for your buck. These shoes are durable, comfortable, and breathable. They’re also pretty affordable. For decently priced shoes, these Sauconys have a remarkably high reputation. Learn More

7. ASICS Gel Nimbus 18

GEL Nimbuses never fail to impress and please runners time and time again. These shoes have Beyonce singing, because they’re flawless. Not to mention, the queen would approve of just how attractive (yet understated and modest in price). Learn More 

8. Asics Women’s Venture 5

 Asics once again delivers with a women’s version of their extremely versatile and well constructed flagship running shoe. The proprietary GEL Cushioning system is exactly what you need when you are on the last half mile of a grueling marathon, or the last set of a tough workout. Runners enjoyed the aggressive outsole for solid traction and durable high abrasion rubber that can outlast typical running shoes. Learn More

9. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

These shoes are hot! And they come in a wide range of colors from blue on pink powder to purple on gold. What we love so much about the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 is that it’s lightweight with breathable mesh coverage. These shoes were made for sprinting. Learn More

10. Under Armour Speedform Fortis GR

With a 4D Foam layer, these shoes conform to the natural shape of your foot, making them super comfortable, while charged cushioning helps you keep going strong for more miles. These shoes are extremely durable and likely to last you a long time. Learn More 

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