The Best Running Shoes For Men That Will Give An Extra Boost To Your Morning Runs

The Best Running Shoes For Men That Will Give An Extra Boost To Your Morning Runs

Ask any fitness freak and he’ll let you know that owning the right fitness gear is just as important as the workout you do. Often underrated in the larger scheme of things, owning the best running shoes for men goes a long way in ensuring that your morning jogs and evening workouts are as effective (and efficient!) as they can be. But before you get a new pair of running shoes for yourself, there are a couple of factors that you should be keeping in mind that will help you make an informed decision: 

1. Are you a beginner or expert at running: Needless to say, a beginner at running will have different expectations and requirements from his running shoes than an expert. For instance, a beginner might prioritize comfort when looking for a pair of running shoes, whereas an expert might look for durability. 

2. What is your budget: While it’s advisable to opt for premium brands, not all of us can afford to splurge a fortune on them. As such, depending on what your budget is, how much you are willing to splurge on a pair of running shoes will help determine the type of running shoes you could opt for. 

So to help all gym rats out there, and keeping both of the above factors in mind, we’ve list the twelve best running shoes for men that you could get your hands own.

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1. Adidas Men’s Running Shoes 

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When it comes to running shoes, Adidas is one of the most sought after and premium brands out there. As such, these navy blue running shoes are no exception. Designed with a lightweight and breathable mesh upper that makes for a sock-like fit, these shoes will effortlessly adapt to your foot and offer targeted support where you need it the most. Additionally, the springy bounce midsole delivers enhanced comfort and flexibility, making these the ideal pair of running shoes to opt for. And at a mere they are a freaking steal!    

MRP: 2239

2.  Puma Men’s Agility IDP Running Shoes 

Puma Men's Agility IDP Running Shoes

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Just like Adidas, Puma is another one of those reputable and sought after brands that is known for always delivering on quality. As such, these Agility IDP running shoes from Puma are another great option that you could go for. Featuring a synthetic upper, a contrast sole and Puma’s signature logo, these shoes are available in black, navy and white. Coming with three months of warranty, they make for a seal of a deal at their reasonable price. 

MRP: Rs 2,099

3. ASICS DynaFlyte 3

ASICS DynaFlyte 3

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While they are a bit on the higher side, the DynaFlyte 3 running shoes from ASICS are, without question, some of the best running shoes for men that you could get your hands (or feet!) on. If you’re not convinced about the same, you just need to take a look at all of its amazing features that you’ll get to experience when you put these bad boys on before a run. Faster, lighter and more durable that most running shoes, the DynaFlyte 3 come equipped with I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) technology that helps enhance your foot’s  natural gait all the way from the heel strike to toe-off. 

But that’s not all, as they also come with FlyteFoam Lyte technology (giving the midsole premium rebound and enhanced durability), a Rearfoot Gel Technology Cushioning System (helps attenuate shock during impact), and Adapt Mesh technology (a multi-functional mesh upper that gives breathability and flexibility). Add to this the ASICS High Abrasion Rubber, the Ortholite X-40 Sockliner and the Spevafoam 45 lasting material, and you’ve got an incredibly powerful pair of running shoes that will make for a worthy investment. 

MRP: Rs. 9,999

4. Reebok Men’s Realflex Xtreme Running Shoes

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Though a bit on the higher side, these Realflex Xtreme running shoes from Reebok are worth every single penny. After all, Reebok is a brand that needs no introduction to either footwear or sporting gear, making their Realflex Xtreme variant a great option for all runners (be it beginners or experts) out there. Featuring a kick-ass design, a red and black pattern and a contrast and cleated sole, these running shoes also come with three months of warranty, giving you absolutely no reason to miss out on them.  

MRP: Rs 5,499

5. Nike Men’s Black Downshifter 8 Running Shoes 

Nike Men's Black Downshifter 8 Running Shoes

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The Downshifter 8 running shoes from Nike have pretty much become a favourite of all gym rats out there – and this is primarily because they come equipped with the type of specifications that make them perfect for a morning run. Be it the lightweight and breathable mesh upper that provides a lot of comfort, the cushioned EVA footbed, the updated Phylon midsole that happens to be smoother than even the midsole of the Downshifter 7, the rubber outsole that gives it enhanced durability, or the Flex Grooves technology that gives it a greater range of motion, these running shoes should pretty much be a staple for every gym enthusiast. 

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The Flex Grooves technology, in particular, will end up proving to be incredibly handy, especially when it helps you make those sharp turns in the middle of your sprints without having to worry about any potential injuries.  

MRP: Rs 3,595

6. Brooks Launch 4 Running Shoes

Brooks Launch 4 Running Shoes

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Every runner out there knows just how effective, efficient and reliable running shoes from Brooks tend to be. So it shouldn’t be all that surprising to see the Brooks Launch 4 on a list compiling the best running shoes for men. These powerhouse shoes are loaded with incredible features that are certain to elevate your running experience. Whether it’s the updated U-groove design in the heel, the additional row of blown rubber for a springier ride underfoot, the more responsive cushioning that is the result of BioMoGo DNA midsole, or just the incredibly lightweight, comfortable and breathable mesh upper that will almost make you feel like you are running on clouds – there is a reason why these shoes are worth their price tag!  

MRP: Rs. 7270

7. Adidas Neo Men’s Lite Racer Running Shoes

Adidas Neo Men's Lite Racer Running Shoes

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Adidas Neo has slowly but surely built a reputation for being the go-to brand for sports essentials that don’t compromise on your sense of style. Needless to say, these black and white shoes (also available in a navy blue variant), featuring a contrast sole, are no exception. The synthetic and mesh upper ends up being a great choice as it provides enhanced breathability and comfort, while the Cloudfoam insole makes sure you are never going to feel uncomfortable while on your run. Simply put, given its relatively reasonable price point, it won’t be wrong to consider these as being some of the best running shoes for men out there that you shouldn’t think twice about investing in. And while you are at it, you can even team them up with a pair of Adidas Neo shorts and a Nike tee for the perfect workout ensemble.  

MRP: Rs  1999

8. Under Armour Men’s Speedform Gemini 3 Running Shoes

Under Armour Men's Speedform Gemini 3 Running Shoes

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Though they are priced slightly on the higher side, these Speedform Gemini 3 variants from Under Armour deserve your attention. As a brand curating fitness products, Under Armour needs no introduction and so you can rest assured about the quality and durability of these running shoes. Featuring Speedform technology that moulds your foot for a more precise fit, a Threadborne midfoot panel that provides more stability, and an internal heel counter that makes everything more lightweight, these shoes (that come with added cushioning) are worth their price tag. 

MRP: Rs 12,999

9. Skechers Men’s Running Shoes

Skechers Men's Running Shoes

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Equipped with a stylish mesh upper (one that implements advanced Engineered Mesh construction) that gives more breathability and flexibility, these charcoal grey and orange running shoes are another great option that avid runners could opt for. Offering perhaps the best value for money of any shoes mentioned on our list, they come equipped with a contrast sole, as well as an ultra soft memory foam insole that makes for a customized cushioning system. Add to this the three months of warranty you’ll be getting, and you’ve got a pair of running shoes that would make for a worthy (and safe!) investment.   

MRP: Rs 3,270

10. Brooks Ghost 11 Running Shoes

Brooks Ghost 11 Running Shoes

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Every runner out there (regardless of his expertise of running) will find something to love in the Ghost 11 running shoes from Brooks. In fact, apart from being the recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award from Runner’s World, the most essential update in the new Ghost running shoes is its midsole foam, one that promises to feel lighter on your feet without losing any of the softness or bounce that makes it so special in the first place. These shoes also come with better shock absorption capability, owning to the newer platform design that comes equipped with powerful (and more effective!) shock absorbers. Add to this its durable and resistant outsole, as well as its structured mesh upper, and you’ve basically got a pair of running shoes that are an all-out winner! 

MRP: Rs 8,096

11. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

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Incredibly lightweight and absolutely gorgeous to look at, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 running shoes are, without question, one of the best running shoes for men. They are designed for all types of runners – experts and newbies alike – and feature a breathable mesh upper, as well as their signature full-length Zoom Air cushioning that gives these shoes a smoother and more natural stride. 

The Zoom Air cushioning, in particular, happens to be incredibly responsive and actually helps boost up your runs. It does so by absorbing the impact of your foot as it lands and converts it into energy for your next stride. Add to this the locked-down fit (the mesh upper is designed in a way to make sure you foot is secured over the cushioning), and the updated heel collar that gives your heel enough room so as to not make you feel uncomfortable, and it’s safe to say that the Pegasus 35 is the perfect amalgamation of cushioning, responsiveness and comfort.  

MRP: Rs. 10,995  

12.  Puma Men’s Pluto DP Running Shoes

Puma Men's Pluto DP Running Shoes

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The Pluto DP running shoes from Puma are yet another winner from the sporting giant’s collection. Implementing a premium cushioning material that makes sure you will never have to compromise on your sense of comfort when you are on your morning sprints, these Pluto DP variants are the perfect amalgamation of comfort, durability and affordability. After all, they are available in a slightly reasonable price range, utilize synthetic material in their construction, and also come with up to 90 days of warranty against manufacturing defects. They also feature a contrast sole, and happen to be really good to look at, making them a viable option for casual wear as well.   

MRP: Rs. 2,239  

13. Saucony Men’s Kinvara 9 Running Shoes

Saucony Men's Kinvara 9 Running Shoes

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Possibly the best running shoes for neutral pronation that you could opt for, the Kinvara 9 are the latest version of the popular shoe line from Saucony. Be it the incredibly flexible and lightweight upper that is supremely comfortable or the EVERUN topsole that provides you with continuous cushioning throughout your sprint, these power-packed shoes, that were also awarded the 2018 Editor’s Choice Award by Runner’s World, give runners the perfect balance between performance and comfort. Add to this the woven heel support and the EVA+ midsole, and you’ve got a pair of running shoes that pretty much checks off all your required boxes. 

MRP: Rs. 21,440 

14.  Under Armour HOVR Phantom Running Shoes

Under Armour HOVR Phantom Running Shoes

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If you were looking for a pair of running shoes that prioritized and epitomized comfort, then look no further than Under Armour’s HOVR Phantom running shoes. After all, they come equipped with a super-plush knit collar, an anatomically designed and molded interior, and additional layers of plush material that make sure your feet are never going to feel any kind of discomfort. Then there is Under Armour’s signature HOVR technology that actually provides a ‘zero gravity’ feel while you’re in the middle of your runs. This is achieved thanks to the implementation of the UA HOVR foam, as well as the compression mesh Energy Web that recycles the energy you put in and gives it back to you. It also has a super soft knit upper that is moisture absorbent, a 3D molded midfoot panel with laser perforations that give enhanced breathability, and the SpeedFoam 2.0 sockliner that provides softer underfoot support. 

MRP: Rs. 10,074

15.  Hoka One One Clifton 4 Running Shoes

Hoka One One Clifton 4 Running Shoes

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The Hoka One One are, without question one of the best pair of running shoes for men that all avid runners out there need to add to their running kit. They come equipped with engineered mesh and a 3D puff print frame that make for a better fit and also provide you with enhanced breathability. With a wider midfoot than the previous versions, the Clifton 4 are also available in wide sizing and come equipped with a full EVA midsole that provides Hoka One’s signature cushioning. In fact, the Hoka One One really prioritizes cushioning, to the point they are also being known as the ‘Sweetest Cushion’. 

MRP: Rs. 26,048  

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