Women's Running Shoes
The choice of women's running shoes depends on the runner's specific requirement and foot type so what might be suitable for one runner might not be so for another. Until recently most sport wear companies considered women's sport shoes as just a smaller version of the men's sizes colored pink or orange. Today these same companies have discovered that there is a unique market niche for female runners and are investing in innovative styles and engineering of these shoes to accommodate the differences found in women. The criteria used when grading the best running shoes for women include cushioning, stability and motion control.
Size And Comfort
Many brands and products can be suggested when you want to shop for women's running shoes. Sometimes, some women even happen to have foot size which is not considered as a conventional size by the shoe-making company. Under these circumstances, they are expected to place a special order or just keep trying hard enough to come closest to the size which may just fit their feet.
The best running shoes for women that run on mixed terrain
- KEEN Women's Presidio Sport Mesh Shoe
Running outdoors can mean running on a variety of different surfaces, such as grass, concrete and gravel. As a result of running of on the different types of surfaces, a runner will often need a pair or more of good running shoes which will offer increased amounts of traction control and stability.
In the tests that we carried out, we found Keen women's shoes to be more innovative in design than other tested brands. This was a result of the the trail running shoes having the ability to offer great levels of stability when run on mixed terrain than other tested well known brands. Based on these types of results, it is easy to see why Keen is increasingly becoming a popular brand. They are versatile shoes providing good support on different surfaces that one may find themselves running on.
The best shoes for women that run mixed distances
- adidas Performance Women's Duramo 7 W Women's Running Shoe
Anyone who runs mixed distances and likes to vary their training session will require a good all-round running shoe which is not only comfortable and offers good levels of stability, but it should also be durable and long-lasting as well.
Adidas are renowned for their high quality products, and their women's running shoes are no different. In testing women's shoes, we found that the Adidas shoes were able to withstand regular heavy use. They also did not start to come apart, flake and chip the way some of the other brands of running shoe do after long periods of heavy use.
The best rated shoes for women that run short distances
- Nike Flex Run 2015 Round Toe Synthetic Running Shoe
Running short distances or sprinting has many requirements from a sports shoe, but none is more important than it being lightweight and this is because heavier shoes with huge amounts of padding are unnecessary for short distances. Heavy padding often makes a running shoe rigid and weighty which can easily take a slight edge off your performance. This can sometimes makes all of the difference when you are only running a short distance.
With Nike being one of the world's biggest sportswear company means they invest huge sums of money into making the lightest and most performance enhancing running shoes on the market. One of their notable technologies, Flywire has not only made Nike women's running shoes one of the very lightest shoes around, but it has also made them one of the few most durable shoes available on the market .
The best shoes for women that run long distances.
- Brooks Women's Adrenaline Gts 16 Running Shoe
Long distance running requires shoes that are comfortable. Running mile after mile every day is not much fun if your feet are uncomfortable and your shoes are rubbing against your skin for long periods of time often leading to bruises and blisters. This is unfortunate, but often, it is these side effects of running long distance which can sometimes turn an enjoyable run into a chore for some runners.
- ASICS Women's GEL-Nimbus 17 Running Shoe
These Asics women running shoes are all about stability - they have more midsection support for runners with lower arches who need their shoes to provide motion control. Runners who get a taste of these pavement ponders find that they appreciate the support, but that they worry about how it could throw their gait out of kilter. With a couple of miles on them though, these shoes quickly adjust to your natural gait, and do not impose anything on you that you would find unnatural. And that's another positive to Asics women running shoes - as much as they are about correcting pronation and fallen arches, they do a good job being transparent about it.
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