10 Best Lightweight Neutral Running Shoes

Updated on: October 2021

Best Lightweight Neutral Running Shoes in 2021


Saucony Men's Ride ISO Running Shoe, Grey/Black, 10 M US

Saucony Men's Ride ISO Running Shoe, Grey/Black, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Surface: Road. Differential: 8mm. Engineered mesh upper for a dynamic, lightweight fit. Lace-up closure. Lightly padded tongue and collar. ISOFIT and FORMFIT technology creates a dynamic fit that adapts to the runner's foot. EVERUN™ topsole cushioning provides energy back every step. PWRFOAM midsole provides additional support as your run. Woven heel provides structure and support for a stable ride. Rubber outsole. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 11 oz Product measurement
  • Set a goal and reach your dreams with the help of the Saucony® Ride ISO running shoes.
  • Predecessor: Ride 10.
  • Support Type: Neutral.
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response.

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - White/Grey/Navy - D - 12.0

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - White/Grey/Navy - D - 12.0
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width, "EE" = Wide width, "B" = Narrow width, "EEEE" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability—yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
  • Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability
  • Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot
  • EVA sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort
  • Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return

Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Alloy/Black/Grey - D - 11.5

Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Alloy/Black/Grey - D - 11.5
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: This is a great option for neutral, efficient runners who don’t like a super soft shoe. It has just-right spring and is light enough to be a race shoe for longer distances like the marathon.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • SPRINGY CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning and rebounding rubber create a springy feel underfoot.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FIT: The one-piece mesh upper and internal bootie are so light and breezy, they feel like they’re not even there.

Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Men 11 Grey | Black

Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Men 11 Grey | Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Full-length EVERUN construction for consistent, lasting comfort and pressure relief
  • Weight: 11.4 oz. | 323 g
  • Updated ISOFIT and all new FORMFIT technologies adapt to the shape and motion of the runner’s foot
  • FORMFIT performance contoured footbed cradles your foot with a custom fit
  • Reflective elements on the heel
  • Helpful for runners who suffer from underpronation, also known as supination
  • Cushion: Plush
  • Construction Type: Neutral
  • Surface: Road, Track
  • Arch: High, Normal (Mid)

Brooks Mens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Navy/White - D - 13.0

Brooks Mens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Navy/White - D - 13.0
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width, "EE" = Wide width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners obsessed with softness and cushioning. Sleeker than in the past, this shoe will appeal to people who love tons of cushion but — until now — haven’t loved the style.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • THE PERFECT FIT AND FEEL: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper and 3D Fit Print technology only enhance the fit.
  • SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The DNA LOFT transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Navy/Aqua/Tan - D - 9.0

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Navy/Aqua/Tan - D - 9.0
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow width, "2E" = Extra wide width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with all arches looking for support. Our new Guiderail Support System focuses beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • CUSHIONED FEEL: Soft and protective, these shoes provide just the right amount of cushion in each step to let you float through your run, walk and everyday life.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability—yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: Engineered mesh and the 3D Fit Print upper provide the structure and proven fit of this Go-To Shoe with a streamlined look.

New Balance Women's 680v6 Cushioning Running Shoe, air/Reflection, 7.5 B US

New Balance Women's 680v6 Cushioning Running Shoe, air/Reflection, 7.5 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper
  • NB Response 2.0 Performance Insert
  • Engineered Mesh
  • Injection Molded EVA with ABZORB and 10 millimeter Drop
  • No Sew material application

Brooks Womens Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Coral/Blue/Black - B - 8.0

Brooks Womens Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Coral/Blue/Black - B - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • ENERGIZED CUSHIONING: With the most energy return of leading performance running shoes, the DNA AMP midsole technology in Levitate 2 gives you back more of the effort you put in.
  • INTUITIVE FIT, INCOGNITO COMFORT: The inside of the highly adaptable Fit Knit upper holds a host of comfort features to keep you running at your best.

ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 20 Running Shoes, 7.5M, SEA Glass/Indigo Blue

ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 20 Running Shoes, 7.5M, SEA Glass/Indigo Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Ortholite Sockliner -
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.

University of Montevallo in Alabama College Night

The longest running college homecoming tradition is called College Night and happens at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama.

College Night is a tradition unlike any other homecoming. Since the University does not have a football team there is no homecoming game, but there is plenty of competition. The school divides into two sides, The Gold Side and The Purple Side to fight for a GV (Gold Victory) or a PV (Purple Victory).

The competition originally started in 1919 as a game between the different classes with the Senior class winning the first year. At the time the performances consisted of "college stunts" from each class and a night of impersonations in the dining hall. Today every student is given the opportunity to decide to "play" for the Gold Side or the Purple Side. Each side has a male and a female leader to oversee all aspects of the game and a cabinet is chosen to carry out the different activities.

The activities and festivities of College Night take place over the months of January and February. The sides compete in intramural sports including women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer and cheerleading. The Sides also compete in a sign decoration contest and received points for Spirit. The climax of the celebration is a contest of musical theater. Each side performs an original musical where everything is created by the students. The script, music, costumes, set design, props, acting and directing are all done by the students in a performance that has never been seen on stage before, and never will be again after College Night. And the shows are no longer held in the dining hall, but on a much large stage in Palmer Hall.

When all the points are added up and a winner is chosen, it is not enough just to announce which side wins. Each Side's leaders, cabinet and cast gather on the stage as the President of the Student Government Association gives a speech. In the midst of this speech the President will utter a secret phrase from the script of the winning side's production. Audience members may not know what the phrase is, but as soon as the first word is said the entire side on the stage will erupt with cheers and excitement and it is clear what has happened.

This 91-year-old tradition (at the time of writing this article) is unlike any other homecoming in the nation. Others may be somewhat similar, but in the words of one former College Night Leader "College Night is the crest of the wave of college spirit. It is the high spot that will stand out in your mind as meaning college when all the rest has faded."

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