10 Best Shoes To Run Long Distance

Updated on: October 2021

Best Shoes To Run Long Distance in 2021


Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Runner, Black/Everglade/Sulphur, 11.5 M US

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Runner, Black/Everglade/Sulphur, 11.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony - 2E - 10.0

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 19 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony - 2E - 10.0
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.

ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 SP Running Shoes, 9.5M, Black/Lake Drive

ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 SP Running Shoes, 9.5M, Black/Lake Drive
BESTSELLER NO. 3 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.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.

Under Armour Men's HOVR Infinite Running Shoe Range, Wire (401)/Teal Rush, 12

Under Armour Men's HOVR Infinite Running Shoe Range, Wire (401)/Teal Rush, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • WINNER: 2019 Runner’s World “Recommended” Award
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility
  • DIGITALLY CONNECTED: UA’s Record Sensor technology tracks, analyzes & stores virtually every running metric so you know exactly what you need to do to get better
  • UA HOVR technology provides ‘zero gravity feel’ to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact step after step
  • Compression mesh Energy Web contains & molds UA HOVR foam to gi

Under Armour Men's HOVR Sonic 2 Running Shoe, Black (001)/Orange Glitch, 7

Under Armour Men's HOVR Sonic 2 Running Shoe, Black (001)/Orange Glitch, 7
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility
  • DIGITALLY CONNECTED: UA’s Record Sensor technology tracks, analyzes & stores virtually every running metric so you know exactly what you need to do to get better
  • UA HOVR technology provides ‘zero gravity feel’ to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact step after step
  • Compression mesh Energy Web contains & molds UA HOVR foam to give back the energy you put in
  • Microthread upper

Brooks Womens Revel 2 Running Shoe - Black/Grey/Arctic Dusk - B - 8.0

Brooks Womens Revel 2 Running Shoe - Black/Grey/Arctic Dusk - B - 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: “B” = Medium width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • 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.
  • PLUSH CUSHIONING AND FLOAT FEEL: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning dynamically adapts to your stride, providing comfortable cushioning for just-right softness underfoot to let you float through your stride.
  • SOFT, COMFORTABLE AND VERSATILE FIT: The shoe’s internal bootie surrounds your foot in all-day comfort, no matter how your foot naturally moves whether you’re on a run, walk or the gym.

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Black/Primer/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Black/Primer/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = 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.

Under Armour Women's Micro G Blur 2 Running Shoe, Impulse Pink (602)/Mod Gray, 10 M US

Under Armour Women's Micro G Blur 2 Running Shoe, Impulse Pink (602)/Mod Gray, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility
  • Innovative UA SpeedForm construction molds to the foot for a precision fit, eliminating all distraction
  • Engineered mesh upper is extremely lightweight & breathable, with strategic support where you need it
  • Breathable mesh tongue attached to the footbed by stretchable support wings to increase support & maintain a snug fit throughout the foot
  • Embedded sockliner for added cushioning & seamles

WHITIN Womens Running Shoes Runny Tennis Athletic Breathable Comfort Cushioned Cupportive Cute Flexible Mesh Classic Size 6.5 Long Distance Run Trail Runner Crossfit Sneakers for Female Pink

WHITIN Womens Running Shoes Runny Tennis Athletic Breathable Comfort Cushioned Cupportive Cute Flexible Mesh Classic Size 6.5 Long Distance Run Trail Runner Crossfit Sneakers for Female Pink
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • High-rebound EVA midsole for added support and shock absorption.
  • Durable rubber outsole with grooves for excellent flexibility and traction.
  • Lace and Tongue System accommodates the motions of the runner for added comfort.
  • Level platform design features a lower heel-to-toe drop for a more natural running position.
  • Open-weave mesh upper with no-sew overlays provides optimal foot conformity and breathability.

Inov-8 Mens Terraultra 260 | Minimalist Trail Running Shoe | Zero Drop | Perfect for Long Distance Ultra Running | Grey/Red M11/ W12.5

Inov-8 Mens Terraultra 260 | Minimalist Trail Running Shoe | Zero Drop | Perfect for Long Distance Ultra Running | Grey/Red M11/ W12.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 4mm cleats deliver superior trail traction, each with water dispersal channels to provide maximum grip
  • Lightweight underfoot cushioning delivers superior comfort without compromising on ground feel
  • Grooves in the outsole allows multi directional flexibility, allowing the shoe to move naturally with the foot
  • Zero drop heel provides a low to the ground barefoot feel, promoting a natural running form
  • ✅ Size note: The shoes come up a 4 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide)

How to Become a Faster Running Athlete

No matter what the sport, just about any athlete can benefit from improving their sprinting speed. Through hard work and dedication it can be done. Learn how to run faster below.

Improving your running speed can be done but it takes dedication and consistency. With training and a few changes in their running technique, any athlete can drastically improve their overall sprinting speed and become a better athlete. Read more to learn valuable tips that will help you run faster and take your athletic ability to another level.

The fastest way a athlete can improve their running speed is through training their explosiveness. If you train to be explosive then you will improve your ability to fire your quick twitch fibers and propel yourself farther and at a faster rate when you are sprinting. The best way to train to be a more explosive athlete is through performing plyometric exercises and olympic lifts. The best exercises to perform are box jumps and power cleans. These exercises develop the explosiveness and raw power needed for sprinting faster. For a more thorough explanation on how to perform these exercises, go to www.stack.com and type the exercise names into the search engine.

Relaxing your muscles and focusing on trying to propel as far and as fast as you can from point A to point B will also help you run faster. Tensing your muscles up while you sprint will make you run slowerbecause this doesn't allow your body to run at it's optimal speeds.You run faster when you are relaxed.Also, focusing on taking longer strides while running relaxed will significantly improve an athlete's running speed. A tip that may help you relax when you run that I personally use, is smiling when you run. This will help your face and body muscles relax.

Flexibility is crucial in speed development. Tight muscles have no place on any athletic playing field. Flexibility training will help an athlete elongate their stride length and enable them to take longer strides which equals to more ground covered with each stride and a faster athlete. The most important muscle groups to focus on when it comes toflexibility trainingare the hip flexors, hamstrings, calves, and the quadricep muscles. The hip flexors are by far the most important muscle group to stretch. They control how long an athlete's stride length is. Therefore, you should aim to stretch your hip flexors everyday. Doing so will result in a longer stride length over time.

Lastly, weight training should be incorporated into any athlete's speed development program. Training for speed through weight training is important as well. Athletes should focus on exercises that target the muscle groups used primarily during running. Exercises like squats, lunges, hyperextensions, and leg curls are just some of the important exercises an athlete should be performing in order to increase their power and improve their running speed through this increased power. It is important when performing these exercises to focus on moving the weight as fast as possible but under control too! Visualize yourself exploding with the weight during the exercise.

In conclusion, with proper training and consistency any athlete can improve their running speed. So what are you waiting for? Get to training.

Good Luck!

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