• 5 Running Experts Share Their Favorite Shoes

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  • adidas Energy Boost 2

    Mackenzie Lobby Havey, Freelance Journalist for Runner’s World, ESPN, and Men’s Health

    Favorite shoes: adidas Energy Boost 2

    “I love the Boost technology in the midsole, which makes this model both comfortable and responsive over many miles. The sock-like fit of the upper makes the shoe feel like one with my foot.”

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  • Nike Zoom Pegasus 31

    Joe Louis, Contributing Writer for Complex

    Favorite shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus 31

    “My favorite shoe to run in has to be the Zoom Pegasus 31. They’re so versatile because they provide extreme comfort but also have a dope aesthetic that looks nice with jeans or my tech pants. To me, this shoe gives you true bang for your buck and should be in every runner’s closet.”

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  • Brooks PureFlow

    Laurel Leicht, Certified Personal Trainer and Freelance Writer for SELF, Competitor, Shape, and Runner’s World

    Favorite shoes: Brooks PureFlow

    “These shoes are so cushiony, I feel like I have little clouds under my feet! I can run for hours ache-free, and the upper is streamlined enough that I never get blisters. They’re comfy enough for marathons but super-lightweight and great for speed workouts too.”

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  • Saucony Guide 7

    Danica Newon, Founder of ChicRunner

    Favorite shoes: Saucony Guide 7

    After searching a while for a shoe that offered a wide enough toe box, I found the Guide 7. I was having issues with my toes rubbing together when running and the Guide 7 offers more than enough room in the front of the shoe. Another great aspect is the cushion offered throughout. From the toe to the heel, it’s a great shoe for a shorter run and still fits the bill for marathon training while still being lightweight and offering stability.”

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  • Nike Zoom Structure 18

    Ruggero Loda, Founder of Running Shoes Guru

    Favorite shoes: Nike Structure 18

    My favorite shoe is the Nike Structure 18. It offers great support while being not too heavy and the fit is so perfect for my foot in that it feels like it disappears when I run.”

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5 Running Experts Share Their Favorite Shoes

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Every runner has a go-to pair of shoes—the ones that always go with you when you travel, are rarely ever truly clean, and are on your feet every race day. These are the shoes that are dear to your heart and, at this point, virtually an extension of your feet. To find out which ones runners are lacing up in over and over, we tapped five running experts for their personal favorites. Here’s what they had to say.