October 21, 2020

The Best Running Shoes This Winter

Whether you’re running, walking or working out, wearing proper footwear is essential for many reasons. Not only does correct footwear lower the risk of injuries, in winter choosing the correct shoe can help you to be safe and seen as well as help keep your feet dry.

Choosing the correct shoe can be confusing as there are so many options, it gets even harder when trying to figure out which shoes are suitable for wet conditions. Whether you’re a beginner, improver or an expert there’s sure to be a suitable running shoe for you this winter!

We’re breaking our top picks down by foot type and what type of comfort you can expect from each shoe.

 

Running Foot Types | Pronation Neutral and Stability

Learn More on what foot type you are on our How To Shop Footwear Online blog

CUSHIONING EXPLAINED:

Regular Comfort + We would recommend for anyone just starting off or don’t require a large amount of cushioning.

Extra Comfort ++  Perfect for those longer runs, for those wanting an increased shock absorption.

Maximum Comfort +++ These are best suited for those who are looking for best shock absorption, with extra or maximum comfort.

Stability

Asics GT-1000 9 GTX

The Asics GT-1000 9 GTX (goretex) is the perfect running shoe for those starting their running journey or those who are looking to keep up their running this winter. The GT-1000 9 is a stability shoe which uses a firm foam known as duomax to control your foot from rolling in the way.

This shoe is reasonably cushioned and is recommended for beginners up to moderate distances (15km). Goretex is highly breathable waterproof fabric which makes the GT-1000 9 GTX an ideal running shoe for the winter.                                               

( Extra Comfort ++ )

Best Running Shoes Winter Asics GT-1000

Asics GT-2000

The Asics GT-2000 9 is consistently one of the most popular running shoes in the market, the latest version, the GT-2000 9 will prove no exception as Asics have improved the shoe yet again. The stability shoe offers support for those who over pronate while offering soft cushioning yet still being lightweight.

The GT-2000 9 also comes with a new and improved more durable upper featuring reflective materials on the shoe making this a great choice for the runner who needs stability and runs distances of up to 25km this winter

( Extra Comfort ++ )

Best Running Shoes Winter Asics GT-2000 9

ON Cloudflyer Waterproof

The ON Cloudflyer waterproof running shoe is aptly named as many describe the sensation as if they are walking on clouds when donning these shoes. The ON Cloudflyer is a high mileage stability running shoe. The shoe uses an innovative cloud cushioning system using 12 pods which help to cushion and support a runner’s feet through their stride. The extremely soft feel of the shoe doesn’t affect your momentum as it’s still a responsive ride.

This shoe is wind resistant and waterproof while also featuring reflective details for high visibility at lowlight to make this shoe ideal for winter running. This shoe is for those who are seeking maximum comfort and shock absorption in a stability shoe.

(Maximum Comfort +++ )

Neutral

Brooks Ghost 13

Brooks Ghost needs no introduction, this running shoe has received many accolades and awards over its lifetime. The latest Brooks Ghost 13 is a neutral running shoe featuring an engineered mesh upper for an excellent fit and improved durability.

The biggest change to the shoe is increased DNA Loft Foam which now extends into the midfoot resulting in a softer feel whilst maintaining the smooth transition the Ghost is known for. The Brooks Ghost 13 is available in a model which features reflective materials for increased visibility during low light hours. There is also a goretex addition of the shoe which repels water making the Brooks Ghost 13 one of the best winter running shoes.

( Extra Comfort ++ )

Best Running Shoes Winter Brooks Ghost

Hoka Rincon 2

You’ve probably noticed others wearing great looking running shoes with large foam soles and asked yourself what are those and should I get a pair. Those shoes you were admiring are HOKA, the reason they look the way they do is because they are designed to provide cushioning to soften the feel of rough or hard terrain whilst supporting the foot, all while staying light enough not to weigh down the runner. The shoes are shaped the way they are due to a feature they call the ‘Meta-Rocker’, this compliments your natural stride and helps to propel you forward.

The Hoka Rincon 2 running shoe is perfect for those who are starting out and want a running shoe that offers soft cushioning, secure sock like fit which feels supportive while being lightweight. This shoe may also suit those more advanced runners who are looking to shave seconds off their lower distance daily runs due to its extremely low weight.

( Extra Comfort ++ )

Best Running Shoes Winter Hoka Rincon

Hoka Clifton 7

The Hoka Clifton 7 running shoe is a great choice for any runner who wants maximum cushioning. This shoe uses an increased proprietary EVA midsole to give a soft feel without losing responsiveness. The Meta-Rocker ensures a smooth and stable ride.

The Hoka Clifton proves that you can have an extremely well cushioned shoe without sacrificing your stride. This shoe has maximum cushioning for those runners aiming for longer distances or simply seeking better shock absorption.

( Extra Comfort ++ )

Best Running Shoes Winter Hoka Clifton

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield (Coming Soon) 

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield isn’t just a great looking shoe. This neutral running shoe utilizes Nike React foam and air zoom to provide cushioning that’s responsive. The Pegasus Shield is stacked with features that make this shoe a fantastic choice for running this winter. The upper is breathable and water repellent to keep you dry while also featuring reflective materials to ensure you can be seen when running in low light to keep you safe.

The Pegasus Shield uses a winter tyre outsole which gives you better grip in weather while being more durable. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield is one of the best winter running shoes, particularly for the neutral runner who wants a more responsive ride to run faster and break those personal bests.

( Extra Comfort ++ )

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Best Running Shoes This Winter