10 Who Has The Best Running Shoes

Updated on: October 2021

Who Has The Best Running Shoes in 2021


Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Black/PHANTOM, 9 Wide

Salomon Men's Speedcross 5 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Black/PHANTOM, 9 Wide
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Stormy Weather/Black/Stormy Weather, 11 US

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Stormy Weather/Black/Stormy Weather, 11 US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • TRAIL RUNNING SNEAKER: Featuring an aggressive grip, precise foothold, & lightweight protection, the Salomon Speedcross 4 is the ideal shoe for runners who want to conquer soft, technical trails.
  • ALL THE WILD PLACES: With a monster grip for soft trail conditions, the lightweight, highly cushioned Speedcross 4 is the perfect shoe for trail runners who aren't afraid of wet & dirty terrain.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Whether you love daily road running in your neighborhood, an escape to a local trail, or something more rugged, Salomon makes shoes that ensure you have a smooth ride on any & all terrain.
  • TIME TO PLAY: Whether you are into trail running, hiking, backpacking, or mountaineering, Salomon has shoes & gear for kids, men & women to help you conquer a new distance, personal record, or event!
  • SINCE 1947 Salomon has used our passion for outdoor sports & innovation to create progressive gear. Our road & trail running shoes, hiking sneakers, boots, & water shoes help make any path your own.

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Grape Leaf/Burnt Olive/Black, 9 US

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Grape Leaf/Burnt Olive/Black, 9 US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • TRAIL RUNNING SNEAKER: Featuring an aggressive grip, precise foothold, & lightweight protection, the Salomon Speedcross 4 is the ideal shoe for runners who want to conquer soft, technical trails.
  • ALL THE WILD PLACES: With a monster grip for soft trail conditions, the lightweight, highly cushioned Speedcross 4 is the perfect shoe for trail runners who aren't afraid of wet & dirty terrain.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Whether you love daily road running in your neighborhood, an escape to a local trail, or something more rugged, Salomon makes shoes that ensure you have a smooth ride on any & all terrain.
  • TIME TO PLAY: Whether you are into trail running, hiking, backpacking, or mountaineering, Salomon has shoes & gear for kids, men & women to help you conquer a new distance, personal record, or event.
  • SINCE 1947 Salomon has used our passion for outdoor sports & innovation to create progressive gear. Our road & trail running shoes, hiking sneakers, boots, & water shoes help make any path your own.

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4 GORE-TEX Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/Metallic Bubble Blue, 8.5 M US

Salomon Women's Speedcross 4 GORE-TEX Trail Running Shoes, Black/Black/Metallic Bubble Blue, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • TRAIL RUNNING SNEAKER: Featuring an aggressive grip, precise foothold, & GORE-TEX protection, the Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX is the ideal shoe for runners who want to conquer soft, technical trails.
  • ALL THE WILD PLACES: With a monster grip for soft trail conditions, the lightweight, weatherproof Speedcross 4 GTX is the perfect shoe for trail runners who aren't afraid of wet & dirty terrain.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Whether you love daily road running in your neighborhood, an escape to a local trail, or something more rugged, Salomon makes shoes that ensure you have a smooth ride on any & all terrain.
  • TIME TO PLAY: Whether you are into trail running, hiking, backpacking, or mountaineering, Salomon has shoes & gear for kids, men & women to help you conquer a new distance, personal record, or event!
  • SINCE 1947 Salomon has used our passion for outdoor sports & innovation to create progressive gear. Our road & trail running shoes, hiking sneakers, boots, & water shoes help make any path your own.

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. 5 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 Launch 6 Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Purple - B - 9.5

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Grey/Black/Purple - B - 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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.

ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Black - 11.5 D(M) US

ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Black - 11.5 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Ideal Uses: Trail running, trail racing
  • Cushioning: Low
  • Stack Height: 21mm
  • Weight: 7.9 oz. / 274 g
  • Designed to Improve: Natural Foot Positioning, Toe Splay, Comfort, Stability

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - White/Grey/Black - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - White/Grey/Black - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • 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.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

Brooks Mens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Red - D - 13.0

Brooks Mens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Red - D - 13.0
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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 Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Alloy/Black/Grey - D - 10.5

Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Alloy/Black/Grey - D - 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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.

Shadowrun: A Classic RPG

Running drugs, killing cops and murdering civilians. Sounds like it's the latest ultra-violent video game for the Playstation 2 or Xbox, right? Actually, Shadowrun is over a decade old, and was released on the Sega Genesis.

The Genesis game is based on a pen and paper RPG of the same name, and offers a good amount of freedom in gameplay for a console RPG of its age.

About fifty years into the future, corporations have nearly as much power as the government. Much of Seattle, Shadowrun's setting, is crumbling, and rising from the mess are runners, freelance workers who do everything from run drugs to undermine big corporations.

The runners' life isn't one of idealism, it's one of dangerous work for anyone who pays well. Of course, there is a story to Shadowrun. The gamer plays as Joshua, who has come to Seattle to learn who killed his brother, also a runner.

Early work consists mostly of cakewalk jobs; escorting people across town or delivering packages, presumably of illegal items or substances. Later missions are much more daring, and players will have to rough up troublesome gangs and raid corporate offices in search of a certain package or employee.

Completing missions will earn Karma for the player, and instead of traditional level increases that let the player boost his or her skills, Karma can be used to boost both

With profits from running missions, the player has a large selection of toys to purchase. Various handguns, the only legal firearms, are available in many forms, from Saturday Night Specials to powerful revolvers. Some dealers will offer a shotgun or submachine gun, both illegal arms, but the "Crime Mall" in the Puyallup Barrens holds the widest choice of illegal guns. Both pistols and SMG's can be fitted with silencers and marksmanship boosters.

Armor comes in many forms as well, from simple Armored Clothing to Lined Dusters, which can conceal weapons. Illegal combat armor offers the best possible protection, but is expensive and will draw Lone Star police.

Mages can purchase various levels of spells, fetishes and amulets that aid spells, while Deckers can find software, cyberdecks and enhancements.

One of the interesting products of the future is Cyberware, biomechanical upgrades installed in the user's body. There are many choices, such as Dermal Plating, which increases resistance to damage, or Muscle Replacements, which remove organic muscle and put artificial but superior mass in its place. Melee fighters will relish in Spurs, which put Wolverine-like claws on the character's hands.

Just as Joshua is hired by "Johnsons" to carry out missions, he can recruit other runners to help on individual missions or serve as full-time allies who take a cut of each run's profits. The selection of NPC's is varied; deckers, heavy gunners, sorcerers and shamans are all available, each with his or her own backstory.

Taking care of companions is crucial; if one is gunned down and left for dead, trying to re-hire him will cost the player much more nuyen, the game's currency.

The inability for Joshua or other runners to die, while standard for console RPG's, is strange for all the grittiness of the game's world. After being shot or pummeled into unconsciousness, the player is left at a hospital, a few nuyen poorer after the doctor takes his fees.

Combat is pretty nicely executed; using B to target an enemy (or passerby) and A to fire or punch, all action takes place in real-time. NPC's on both sides fight reasonably well; enemies are ruthless and companions will heal wounded party members.

Cyber-combat is especially fun, and is almost a game in itself. Joshua (or an accompanying NPC) must try to either slip through computer systems through password-generating software, or toast every node's defenses with attack programs. Just like runs, hacking grows more and more difficult as the target systems grow larger and larger. If a hack attempt is successful, data can be stolen and sold or the system can be crashed.

What gives the entire game a uniquely pen-and-paper feel is the random encounters that take place anywhere. Walking through towns, Joshua will have to deal with police questioning, grenade dealers, even angry employees who mistake the player for their boss. Aligning with one criminal syndicate will raise the ire, and frequent attacks, of the other.

The story is deep and interesting, with many twists and choices the player must make. Without giving it away, the ending scene is terribly poor and doesn't reward the dedicated gamer who played so many hours to see it.

There isn't much to say about the game's graphics. The top-down perspective can make characters look like Neanderthals, but bars reflect the condition of their respective districts well; in the Barrens they are cheap and dirty, while Downtown Seattle's clubs are glitzy and bright.

There's something missing in the audio department, however. The music is simple and repetitive, the screams from being shot are tinny, and gunshots sound extremely poor. About the only interesting sound is the report of a silenced handgun, which sounds much like a James Bond PPK.

While it's essentially obsolete compared to newer RPG's, Shadowrun offers a unique atmosphere in console roleplaying games and significant freedom.

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