10 Best Running Shoes For Speed Work

Updated on: April 2021

Best Running Shoes For Speed Work in 2021


Xero Shoes Speed Force - Men's Barefoot, Minimalist, Lightweight Running Shoe - Roads, Trails, Workouts Black

Xero Shoes Speed Force - Men's Barefoot, Minimalist, Lightweight Running Shoe - Roads, Trails, Workouts Black
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony - D - 10.5

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony - D - 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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.

Saucony Grid Stratos 5 Silver/Black/Pink 7.5

Saucony Grid Stratos 5 Silver/Black/Pink 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Run at your best with the Grid Stratos 5.
  • Mesh and synthetic upper.
  • Lace-up closure.
  • Brand logo hits at tongue and side.
  • Soft fabric lining and footbed. Heel GRID® system gives dynamic heel strike cushioning. Rubber outsole. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 9 oz Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.

Xero Shoes Speed Force - Women's Barefoot, Minimalist, Lightweight Running Shoe - Roads, Trails, Workouts Grey

Xero Shoes Speed Force - Women's Barefoot, Minimalist, Lightweight Running Shoe - Roads, Trails, Workouts Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • BAREFOOT COMFORT - So lightweight you'll barely know it's on. The slightly stretchy, breathable mesh upper, and the silky smooth, moisture-wicking lining, give the Speed Force slipper-like comfort.
  • NATURAL FIT -- A wide toe box lets your toes splay, spread, and move naturally. The non-elevated, zero-drop heel allows for proper posture. A truly minimalist shoe that lets your body work the way nature intended.
  • VERSATILE - Speed Force was made to be a racing shoe, but people are wearing it for walking, hiking, trail running, CrossFit, lifting, working out, or just all-day, every day wear. Perfect for travel since you can use it for almost everything, and it won't add bulk or weight to your luggage. The reflective heel and midfoot straps help you stay visible.
  • DURABLE and VEGAN FRIENDLY - The patented, non-marking FeelTrue sole is backed with Xero Shoes' 5,000 mile sole warranty. Speed Force is made without any animal products.
  • TRUE to SIZE FIT - Order Speed Force in your usual shoe size. Of course, if you need a different size, we're happy to offer FREE domestic exchanges. Just contact the seller.

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Ebony - D - 9.5

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Ebony - D - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 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.

HOKA ONE ONE Mens Bondi 6 Black/Black Running Shoe - 9.5

HOKA ONE ONE Mens Bondi 6 Black/Black Running Shoe - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
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ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Blue/Gray - 10.5 D(M) US

ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Blue/Gray - 10.5 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Lightweight
  • Quantic midsole
  • Rounded heel
  • Seamless upper
  • Removable StoneGuard

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 9

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/BLACK METALLIC, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Agressive Grip : Obvious and penetrating traction on soft ground
  • Precise Foothold : Close to foot and comfortable feel
  • Contragrip rubber sole; MIDSOLE HEIGHT : 30mm/20mm (10mm drop);WEIGHT: 310g
  • Aggressive Grip : Obvious and penetrating traction on soft ground , minimalistic and strong lace for one pull tightening. Easy on, easy off
  • EVA midsole provides lighweight cushioning and stability

adidas outdoor Terrex Speed LD Black/Non-Dyed/Ash Grey 10.5

adidas outdoor Terrex Speed LD Black/Non-Dyed/Ash Grey 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Reflective details for additional visibility and safety in evening and low-light conditions. Lace-up closure. Heel pull loop for easier on and off wear. Thin, perforated EVA tongue and collar has a mesh cover for breathability. Reinforced toe bumper. Breathable textile lining for a comfortable interior fit. Cushioned foam insole for underfoot comfort and support. Lightweight EVA midsole offers comfort for all-day wear. Continental® rubber outsole delivers exceptional grip even in wet con
  • The adidas® Outdoor Terrex Speed LD trail running shoe has a stretchy, breathable design that feels a like a second skin to keep you comfortable through long hikes and rugged terrain.
  • Abrasion-resistant mesh upper with durable synthetic and webbing overlays.
  • Designed for a women's specific fit.
  • Breathable sock-like construction for a snug fit and comfort.

Speed Assault

Speed Assault
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Lightweight : submerging most shoes will make them impossibly heavy, so we used Superlight materials that dry fast, and welded construction to keep them lightweight and flexible.
  • Grip : contagrip has a durable, varied shape and space chevron lugs provide great grip on any terrain and surface.
  • Ankle support : moving fast in loose Terrain can expose ankles to nicks and bruises that aggravate, as well as create instability. The Assault has a protective Mid cut with ankle support.

How to Start Your Own Book Club

Running a book club is not an easy task. However, it is an enjoyable one. With good planning and organization, you can make your book club a pleasure for you and your members and ultimately, a success.

Book Clubs vs. Reading Groups
Some call them book clubs, some call them reading groups. However, no matter what name you chose, a book club/reading group is a meeting where members congregate to talk about the books they've read. Socially, this is a good way to meet people and find others of like interests. Most clubs designate a particular book for all the members to read. At the following meeting, members can discuss their thoughts/opinions of the book. Traditional clubs meet physically to get together, while online book clubs 'meet' online. While online clubs can be more convenient, the traditional clubs offer more social interaction. Clubs often meet at libraries or in local restaurants.

Organizing Your Club
Ask yourself what you want in a book club. How many members? Usually a club of 8-12 members is large enough. With too many members, you run the risk of not having enough time for everyone to participate in the discussion. Next, where do you want to meet? If you're interested in meeting at your local library, contact them and see what they have available. Also, you may want to check with several local restaurants to see what they have available. The main thing is to find a place that isn't too noisy and distracting. If your club is small, you may want to host it in your home or rotate club members' homes.

Don't forget to advertise! Posting a flyer on your library's bulletin board is a good way to reach avid readers. Also, you may want to post an announcement of the formation of your club in your local newspaper and at bookstores in your area.

What to Read?
There are different types of clubs you can organize. Your book selection will depend on which type your choose. There is the corporate club that would be interested in self-help and leadership books. A parent-child club would offer books of interest to parents and their children. A Christian book club would consist of novels and non-fiction books glorifying the Christian lifestyle. You may consider organizing a club with a specific genre, i.e. romance, suspense, horror, westerns, drama, non-fiction, etc. You may want a club that is gender-specific. Most clubs are general and give the members a chance to offer book selections that the club then votes on.


Meeting #1
The best way to start your first meeting is to have everyone introduce themselves. Chances are there are people from different backgrounds, wide-ranging occupations, and varied tastes in literature. This gives each member a chance to share their interests as well as to learn about the interests of others. You may ask them to share their reasons for joining the club. Also, you'll need to have a business discussion outlining any rules your club will follow. Find out if the members prefer to have refreshments (unless meeting at a restaurant), if they want to meet/not meet on holidays, and how often they would like to meet. You can ask their opinions or simply let them know the rules you've set. After all, you are the club organizer. Be sure to discuss if members will order their own books or if one person will be designated to order the club's books. And you'll need to appoint someone to keep the club's records, unless you want to do it yourself. Lastly, make sure you select a book to read. At your first meeting, you should have several selections to offer and ask members for any they would like to offer. You may want to choose books for several months at a time. Your success will depend on the enjoyment of your club members so make sure to choose books of interest. You'll want your club to keep a roster of books you've read to possibly share with other clubs.

What to Talk About
Some of the books you read may have discussion guides at the end. If not, check online for a discussion guide. If you can't find one, you can make up your own. This can kick start your club's discussion. Once the conversation gets rolling, you may not need the guide at all. You may want to suggest each member bring one question to each meeting to help with the discussion.

When you're thinking of questions, consider the following:

Who was your favorite character? Why?
Do you think the setting enhanced the story?
Did reading this book change the way you think about life?
Has your interest been enlarged on the book's topic?
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why?

As the facilitator of the club, make sure you keep the conversation flowing. Also, be sure there are no negative remarks aimed toward any member's opinion. Keep the discussion as 'open' as you can.

What Will You Gain?
In becoming a part of a successful book club/reading group, you'll find the opinions of others eye-opening. Different people, reading the same book, come up with different ideas and points of view. Also, as an avid reader, you'll increase your own knowledge and vocabulary.

You Did It!
Running a book club is not an easy task. However, it is an enjoyable one. With good planning and organization, you can make your book club a pleasure for you and your members and ultimately, a success.

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