10 Best Running Shoes For Women Under 50

Updated on: October 2021

Best Running Shoes For Women Under 50 in 2021


adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 8 M US

adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,9 Medium US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,9 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Black/ICE Mint

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Black/ICE Mint
BESTSELLER NO. 3 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-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Steel Grey/Papaya

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Steel Grey/Papaya
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 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/Piedmont Grey

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/Piedmont Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Array

New Balance Women's Arishi V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, black/rose gold, 8 M US

New Balance Women's Arishi V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, black/rose gold, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper
  • NB Response 1.0 Performance Insert
  • Engineered Mesh
  • No-Sew material application
  • Fresh Foam

ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 90 Running Shoes, 8M, Dark Grey/Black

ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 90 Running Shoes, 8M, Dark Grey/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • EVA Midsole -
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).

New Balance Women's 680v6 Cushioning Running Shoe, Light Slate/Stone Blue/Bali Blue, 8.5 B US

New Balance Women's 680v6 Cushioning Running Shoe, Light Slate/Stone Blue/Bali Blue, 8.5 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Mesh
  • Mesh

PUMA Women's Tazon 6 WN's fm Cross-Trainer Shoe, Black Silver/Beetroot Purple, 7.5 M US

PUMA Women's Tazon 6 WN's fm Cross-Trainer Shoe, Black Silver/Beetroot Purple, 7.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Synthetic leather
  • Breathable EcoOrthoLite sockliner for optimum fit and comfort
  • TPU shank for increased stability

adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Sneaker, Black/White/Carbon, 9 M US

adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Sneaker, Black/White/Carbon, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Geometric mesh upper with synthetic leather heel cap
  • Seamless 3 Stripes
  • adidas branding on tongue label and heel tab
  • Comfortable textile lining

Chaco Sandals Shoe Review: What's All the Hype?

Which Chaco sandals, flip-flops, and shoes to choose, and why they are amazing.

Although Chaco has several different styles, they like to break them out into three categories: sandals, flips, and shoes (four if you count accessories). Check out pictures of all the styles of Chaco footwear at www.chacousa.com.

Although each style is great, Chaco is most known for their sandals. Each Chaco sandal is equipped with adjustable webbing to fit any type of foot. Each style offers a different selection of webbing colors, but includes almost any color you can think of. Also stay tuned as Chaco puts out new color patterns each year. Chaco sandals also offer two types of soles. The first sole is called "Diamond Stealth," and is their most aggressive sole.

This rubber is actually the same rubber used in many rock climbing shoes. The second sole is called the "Unaweep," and although still aggressive, it's much more mild than the Diamond Stealth. Picture it this way: If you're into hard core river rafting, I'd go with the Diamond Stealth. If you prefer riding your cruiser downtown, opt for the Unaweep. For those of us with chubby feet, each sandal also comes with the option of medium or wide foot widths.

My favorite all-time Chaco sandal is the good ol' Z2. The Z2 is by far their most practical, all-around sandal. This sandal is especially awesome for floating the river or playing around in the lake, but it also doubles as a hiking shoe. The Z2 is like an ordinary river sandal, but it has a toe loop for comfort and stability. Some opt for the Z1 which mirrors the Z2, but looses the toe loop.

The ZX1 and the ZX2 are also similar styles, but have two smaller strands of webbing verses the one large strand. I'm willing to guess that the Z2 is the most popular all around, but in my experience, it is a person-by-person basis for sure. Don't forget to check out Chaco's other sandals as well: the Zong, Hipthong, and Wrapsody (women only); and the girls' Z1, ZX1, and the boys' Z1 for the kids!

In the "Flips" category, my favorite flip is by far the Switch. The Switch is similar to an ordinary flip-flop, but has a leather footbed, half a leather strap, and half a webbing strap. These range in various color schemes as well. The soles on the flips feature their new EcoTread, which is made from 25% recycled rubber. EcoTread is also available on the Zong, Hipthong and Wrapsody sandals.

I can't say from experience when it comes to the male flips, but I will tell you that my husband will vouch for the Fuse. The Fuse is a hard core, straight-up leather sandal with a small piece of elastic on the inside for aesthetics. When going with the Fuse, be sure to break these babies in! I've often heard them referred to as "work boots" by people who are now wearing them every day. Also in the men's flip category is the original Flip, Leather Flip, and Latitude. In the women's styles, you can choose from the original Flip, Leather Flip, Intersect, and Eclipse (along with the Switch too).

For Chaco "Shoes," try the new Canyonland Low eVent (men's and women's). If the Z1s or Z2s aren't going to cut it for your hiking needs, pretty much any Chaco "Shoe" will. The women's Canyonland Low eVent is a stylish, breathable, hiking shoe. According to Chaco, it features a "waterproof, breathable technology of eVent®-a state-of-the-art membrane that releases perspiration without letting in outside moisture." All styles in the Chaco shoe category also feature the new Getagrip rubber sole with a molded EVA midsole. These shoes aren't messing around. Other shoes to choose from are the Canyonland Mid eVent, Suntrail Leather (women's only), Canyonland Mid, Canyonland Low, Redrock, Suntrail (women's only), and Redrock Leather (men's only).

In addition, be sure to check out Chaco accessories such as dog collars and belts, and the Limited Edition shoe styles. Some limited edition styles consist of professional shoes for the workplace. Being a person with continual foot disorders, high heels just weren't cutting it for me in the workplace. I started wearing a pair of Chaco office shoes, and my problems were solved (including my fear of falling down the stairs in heels in front of the CEO). My doctor also suggested that wearing Chaco footwear will aid in the relief of foot pain associated with foot disorders like plantar fasciitis. According to Chaco, all Chaco Footwear has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

If I still haven't convinced you, take a look at Chaco as a company. Chaco donates ten percent of its after-tax profits to organizations dedicated to caring for people and the planet (The Conservation Alliance, American Whitewater, etc.). Chaco also purchased 400-megawatt hours of windpowered Green Certificates to match 100 percent of their yearly electrical usage, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 572,000 pounds. The company has also chosen to pay their employees to ride their bikes to work! In addition, in 2020, Chaco was awarded the Community Award by the Western Slope Environmental Resource Council and was recognized by the North Fork River Improvement Association for work in removing the Chipeta Dam. Their Canyonland Low shoe was even featured in "Outside" magazine's best gear for 2020. Imagine, all this recognition and impact with only 100 employees located in the small town of Paonia, Colorado. If you haven't tried Chaco footwear, I would recommend doing it now.

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