Which Running Shoes Are Best for You?

1. For Barefoot Wannabes: Nike Flyknit Trainer +
$150; nike.com
At 7.7 ounces, this ultralight shoe fits like a sock while offering protection from pebbles and glass shards.

2. For Extra Support: Asics Gel-Kayano 18
$150; asicsamerica.com
Lighter than it looks, thanks to a mesh upper, but has a substantial arch support and a cushioned sole.

3. For Speed: Newton Distance Neutral Light Weight Trainer
$155; newtonrunning.com
Light enough for speed but stable enough for intense training. The flat sole helps engage your entire front foot with each step.

4. For Stride Correction: Saucony Kinvara 3
$100; saucony.com
Because its sole is designed to encourage forefoot landing, this is perfect for those who are ready to cut out the heel strikes.

5. For the City: Adidas AdiZero Rush
$100; adidas.com
Offers nearly the same support as a trail shoe but is a featherweight 6.7 ounces. Best for urban runners who have to negotiate busy streets.