Top 5 Runner Review 2023
Whether you’re running, walking or working out, wearing proper footwear is essential for many reasons.
Especially if you’re entering the 2023 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, whom Intersport Elverys are proud sponsors for an amazing 19 years now.
Correct footwear will drastically reduce your risk of injury, whilst also keeping your foot dry and secure as you chase that PB or just get out for your first race or walk.
We know choosing the correct running shoe can be confusing, that’s why we’ve picked our top 5 running shoes from the amazing ASICS and Brooks range to make the process easier for you.
You might find some worth in our Running Shoe Size Guide Blog.
Runner Review Cushion 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.
Runner Review: Stability Shoes
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 (Extra Comfort)
The Brooks Adrenaline is back and better than ever with an upgraded midsole and a redesigned upper.
The latest version of the Brooks Adrenaline features a 100% DNA Loft midsole, which creates a softer, smoother ride.
Brooks’ reliable GuideRail support system keeps you moving efficiently kilometre after kilometre.
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 is a great everyday training shoe for runners seeking a stable and supportive shoe.
They’re cushioned enough to provide generous impact absorption without feeling heavy or clunky.
ASICS Gel-Nimbus 25 (Maximum Comfort)
The GEL-NIMBUS™ 25 shoe’s soft cushioning properties help you feel like you’re landing on clouds.
This neutral trainer is revamped with new materials that create a softer and smoother running experience. A soft knit upper comfortably wraps your foot while supplying advanced ventilation.
Its updated knit tongue construction provides better flexibility and extends around the ankle for a more luxurious fit and feel.
The midsole is packed with the most cushioning that the series has offered to date. By adding more FF BLAST™ PLUS cushioning and using our new PureGEL™ technology, this trainer creates a lighter and softer cushioning experience.
This is the perfect shoe for runners seeking the best shock absorption with maximum comfort.
Runner Review: Neutral Shoe
Brooks Ghost 15 (Extra Comfort)
There’s no wonder the Ghost 15 is a go-to for runners looking for a reliable, every day running shoe.
Not only is it Brooks’ first carbon-neutral shoe but it offers cushioning like no other, ensuring a comfortable, easy-going ride no matter what running style or foot type you have.
The standout feature in the Ghost 15 is that it has Brooks’ 100% DNA LOFT cushioning tech in the midsole.
It’s the addition of this that gives the shoe a super soft feel, offering superb comfort for the heel every time your foot strikes the floor.
The Ghost 15 is a great, all-round running shoe that’s perfect for anyone looking for comfort and equal levels of support in their runs.
ASICS Gel-Cumulus 24 MK (Extra Comfort)
The GEL-CUMULUS™ 24 shoe is a versatile trainer for different runners covering different distances.
From the upper to the foam underfoot, this shoe feels softer and more responsive.
The upper has a heel fit for extra comfort. Engineered mesh enhances breathability to keep your feet cool throughout your run.
This sleek, long-distance trainer has also been updated with our FF BLAST™ cushioning. This keeps the shoe light and provides a softer landing and more energetic toe-off.
Brooks Glycerin 20 (Maximum Comfort)
The story of the Glycerin begins in the late 1990s — the name was actually inspired by the song “Glycerine” by the English band, Bush.
The newest version gives runners ultimate softness underfoot in every stride thanks to the specialized nitrogen-infusion process used to create DNA LOFT v3.
As we continue to grow options through support and fit, we see the Glycerin line continuing to be a favourite among runners.
Give your feet a break even on the toughest days.
The women’s Glycerin 20 neutral cushioned running shoes are the final word on comfort thanks to new, supremely soft DNA LOFT v3 cushioning, an updated, improved fit and silky smooth transitions.
With the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon just around the corner, and the bright summer evenings approaching, now is the time to get yourself the perfect running shoe.
Don’t forget about other important pieces of equipment you might need too.
Our Guide to Finding the Right Sports Bra and our Guide to Finding the Right Leggings is sure to help.
Enjoy the run, we’re with you every step of the way.