10 Best Running Shoes For Women Over 50

Updated on: April 2021

Best Running Shoes For Women Over 50 in 2021


Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Navy/Aqua/Tan - B - 8.0

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Navy/Aqua/Tan - B - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

adidas Originals Women's Swift Run Sneaker, ice Pink/White/Black, 8.5 M US

adidas Originals Women's Swift Run Sneaker, ice Pink/White/Black, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Snug fit; Knit upper
  • Sock-like construction hugs the foot
  • Stretch mesh lining for breathability; Enjoy the comfort and performance of OrthoLite sockliner
  • EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
  • Rubber outsole provides secure traction

adidas Women's Ultraboost 20 Running Shoe, Black/Night Metallic/White, 8.5 M US

adidas Women's Ultraboost 20 Running Shoe, Black/Night Metallic/White, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Snug, sock-like fit
  • Responsive Boost midsole
  • adidas Primeknit+ textile upper
  • Regular fit

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 SP Running Shoes, 8M, White/ICE Mint

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 SP Running Shoes, 8M, White/ICE Mint
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • AmpliFoam Midsole - Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 9 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Rubber sole
  • Rugged neutral runner in mesh with bright overlays
  • GEL Cushioning System
  • Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with multi-surface traction

Under Armour Women's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (001)/White, 9

Under Armour Women's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (001)/White, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Black/Piedmont Grey

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Black/Piedmont Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Array

Brooks Womens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Aqua/Ebony - B - 8.5

Brooks Womens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Aqua/Ebony - B - 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow 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 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.

adidas Women's Lite Racer Reborn Running Shoe, White/White/raw Grey, 7.5 M US

adidas Women's Lite Racer Reborn Running Shoe, White/White/raw Grey, 7.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Lightweight, stylish running shoes for everyday use
  • Regular fit
  • Textile upper for durability
  • Combined Cloudfoam midsole and outsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning
  • Enjoy the comfort and performance of OrthoLite Float sockliner; Sock-like construction hugs the foot

Kyra Sedgwick in TNT's The Closer

TNT's cop drama The Closer stars Kyra Sedgwick (Door To Door) as Brenda Johnson, an Atlanta transplant now running the Priority Murder Squad for the LAPD. She uses brains and southern charm to take on killers and in-house discontent.

In the case of TNT's series The Closer, the claim to standing out in a very crowded crime drama field is the show's main character, Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, a CIA-trained former Atlanta PD detective who comes to the LAPD to run it's Priority Murder Squad. Johnson's known for having knack at nailing people in the interrogation room, getting confessions. Thus the show's title. Starring Kyra Sedgwick as the Deputy Chief, The Closer is a sharp, interesting drama with a a strong, multi-dimensional main character. The series, like Johnson herself, manages to solve crimes with a twang that sets it apart.

With Johnson, The Closer gives viewers a main character who is at once in and out of her element. This is what she does- she catches killers, gets confessions. She's hired by Chief Pope (JK SImmons) who is in fact her ex-lover, because she's such a talented detective. She's a woman adept at reading criminals and witnesses and figuring out the best approach to get that confession: act tough or flirtatious or bewildered or sensitive. She'll put on whatever face is required to take care of business. However, at the same time she's doing her job, Johnson's acutely aware of the fact she's not in Kansas - or Atlanta - anymore.

Season One finds Johnson running a squad of cops whose responses to her out-of-town hiring range from unsure to outright belligerent to covertly conniving. Her most obvious adversaries are the street tough blockhead Flynn(Anthony Denison) and the politically ruthless Captain Taylor (Robert Gossett) who wanted Johnson's job. And we're also not allowed to forget Johnson is a woman leading men (save one female cop). In an interesting twist on the typical, the cops of The Closer aren't all gender-blind. This isn't Olivia Benson, the saint of SVU loved by all her colleagues. This is a woman in charge of men who sometimes resent her and sometimes just don't get her.

An out of towner, a female leading males, the new girl on the block: Johnson's both a fish-out-of-water and a fish in water trying to swim upstream. This reality adds complications to her crime solving and depth to the show. She's not stopped by annoyed colleagues or doubting subordinates; but watching how she deflates the conflicts is part of viewer's fun and The Closer's tension.

For instance, when a subordinate goes over her head to stop an arrest, Johnson grabs her purse and says "I guess I'll go get him myself." So there. This mix of defiance and disappointment is followed by her agreeable right-hand man, level-headed Sgt. Gabriel's (Corey Reynolds) suggesting Johnson take him along so the news copters covering the case don't film her getting lost on her way back to the station. That's funny.

Johnson's personal life is giving some shades of color. She's got an FBI boyfriend (John Tenney) with whom she's serious but whom often keeps at bay when she's immersed in a case. Unless he can be of assistance. There's also remaining tension between Johnson and Pope, her ex who is (and was during their affair) married. We also see Johnson likes to eat. She's very concerned about her cat. She dresses less than chic. And keeps in touch with her parents in Atlanta. It's maybe not the most interesting of personal material, but it built over the course of the first season and gives the show material to play with in the future.

All the elements of this main character, professional and personal, are handled by the able and likable Sedgwick. She powers the show. Reynolds, Simmons, Gossett and Denison are part of The Closer's capable and ethnically diverse supporting cast (very diverse- two Black guys, one Latino, one Black woman, one Asian, four white guys and Sedgwick). But it's also a very large supporting cast that may take you a few weeks to get straight.

One of the standouts is GW Baily (from all those Police Academy movies) as the grumpy veteran detective Provenza, a guy who initially dislikes Johnson but comes to appreciate her. One amusing scene in Season One involves Provenza doing a dead-on impersonation of Johnson's drawled "thank yoooou" catch phrase.

If there's a complaint to be made about The Closer, it's that the crimes Johnson and her team solve, though complex and twisty, too frequently involve the same ending. In so many episodes that you notice it, the first person they interview, the person who starts out being helpful or at least crossed-off the list, turns out to be the killer.

It's really weird. Another issue is that The Closer like a lot of cop shows, focuses in on the crimes of the rich and sometimes famous, high-end stuff. That's what the Priority Murder Squad apparently handles. Yes, sometimes, these cases lead to more down-to-earth killings, like of hookers or gangbangers, and even the rich cases offer variety. But all the mansion crime scenes and politically charged, rich guy cases can get a little tiring.

The Closer is a good cop drama with character power following more than just procedure. Sedgwick and her crew are worth watch. It's worthy of the future TNT has promised it, and lives up to the promise of originality TNT offered its viewers.

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