A new pair of running shoes is always an occasion to celebrate for runners. And sometimes it will also give them greater energy and enthusiasm to tackle longer runs. Of course, that’s after the initial few days you will need to break into the new pair. Here are some that caught our eye as we browsed the aisles for the best running shoes for 2018.

Nike Zoom Fly

The Nike Zoom Fly is inspired by the Nike Vaporfly that was custom designed for Nike’s Breaking2, where they wanted to achieve to break the 2-hour barrier for marathon runs. The Nike Zoom Fly is considered to be the little sister to the now unavailable Vaporfly. Though it might not be the lightest shoe, given the carbon infused nylon plate that runs across the shoe, this is possibly the best fast trainer or long distance racing shoe that you can get your hands on.

Hoka One One Arahi

Hoka One One is known for their highly cushioned shoes. With the Arahi, they have improvised on their stability as well. It uses a J-shaped piece of firm foam that wraps around the heal and runs up the medial side of the shoes. It stands on par with the company’s speedy trainer, the Clifton, matching it’s stack heights and a similar soft ride.

Brooks Ghost 10

The Ghost is a solid shoe that delivers all that it promises. The improvisation of the new seamless upper makes it an even better fit. The soft cushioning and the great traction makes it a perfect shoe even while running on wet surfaces. It’s a no-nonsense neutral shoe that approximately weighs 100z but feels way lighter. It’s a great shoe for every day running and even for on track workouts.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

The Pegasus is one of the longest-standing shoes on the market because it is ideal for running, jogging or intense gym workouts. With the Pegasus 34, Nike has upped the comfort with more room in the toe box. The Pegasus 34 like its predecessors is great for beginners and experienced runners who want reliability as they clock even a marathon.

Asics Dynaflyte

The DynaFlyte 2 is Asics first shoe to utilize the FlyteFoam midsole that delivers a lightweight and highly functional cushioning. The company claims that given the seamless materials used in the making of the DynaFlyte, it considerably reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.

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