The 5 Best Running Sneakers For Beginners

Lace-up your sneakers and get ready to run! Wait, you have good sneakers, right? Running shoes that support your body, are complimentary of your experience, and are well-suited for the terrain hard to come by. Below is a compiled list of best running sneakers for beginners. Now, not every sneaker on this list is the “best” sneaker for you personally. Figure out what you are looking for, and work from there!

Saucony Ride 13 ($130)

If you are looking for a sneaker that does it all, look no further! This sneaker accommodates the many sizes and shapes of feet — making for a comfortable and convenient shoe that you can wear all day! There is also a soft, cushiony midsole that allows your feet to simply bounce off the pavement!

Brooks Ghost 12 ($110)

I have a pair of Brooks sneakers and I absolutely love them! Ghost 12, in particular, is special — the sneakers are made with both beginners and experts in mind. The sneakers hold a soft heel for landing and a firm front for an easy and powerful toe-off! Fleetfeet recommended these shoes on their website, writing, “Overall, the Brooks Ghost 12 is one of the best running shoes for most runners.”

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 ($96)

The name “Air Zoom Pegasus” definitely gives the impression that your feet will be flying off the pavement! This sneaker is a bona-fide fan favorite. The inside of the shoe is cushioned but is overall on the firmer side. This is perfect for running on trails; you will get the absorption you need without worrying about an ankle roll.

Reebok Forever Floatride Energy 2 ($100)

These sneakers are beautiful! Beyond their looks, this shoe is responsive and light. You will hardly feel like you are wearing a sneaker at all! Floatride Energy 2 is an effective sneaker and should be considered by all beginners.

Puma Speed 2

You could trust this shoe with your life! Firm and stable, this sneaker will never let you falter. If you are a fan of lightweight sneakers, however, this one is not for you. You will definitely have some kick in your step, though!

A little research goes a long way when selecting a running sneaker; make sure you find your best fit. Happy running!