Best Shoes For Marathon Runners

Best Shoes For Marathon Runners

We rank the best running shoes on the market by their quality and performance according to experienced runners who are training for marathons.

Our rankings reflect the fair and accurate judgments of real runners by applying data science to thousands of verified shoe reviews. Our reviews are collected from the most knowledgeable and experienced runners in the world.

Click through to each shoe page below to view a full set of ratings, pros, cons, and written reviews for each shoe.

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These Rankings Are For Marathon Runners

The below rankings and LRC grades are calculated using data specific to marathon runners. Ratings and review counts will differ from shoes' overall numbers.

  1. 9.0 7 reviews
    7.6 oz. (men's), 7.6 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 40mm stack height
    $249
  2. 9.0 4 reviews
    Nike's flaghship supershoe stands out for its comfort and cushioning. Reviewers don't like its durability or price tag.
    7.1 oz. (men's), 5.8 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 38mm stack height
    $259
    $259.95
    $260
    Nike 6 colors
    $269
    $270
    Nike 2 colors
  3. 9.0 3 reviews
    Marketed as a long-distance trainer with maximum cushioning, this shoe receives strong overall marks and specific praise for its cushioning and comfort.
    11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 43mm stack height
    $165 $131
    $164
    Running Warehouse 32 colors
  4. 8.9 3 reviews
    11 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's), 24mm stack height
    $150 $119.99
    Holabird Sports 3 colors
  5. 8.9 3 reviews
    The GEL-Nimbus 25 unbelievably ranks #1 in both comfort and cushioning as of September 2023, and gets praised for its durability.
    10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 42mm stack height
    $160 $119
  6. 8.9 4 reviews
    This shoe is well-rated and praised by reviewers for being a solid, all-around trainer. Sometimes on sale for under $100. Rated the #1 Saucony shoe as of Sept 2023.
    9.8 oz. (men's), 8.7 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 39mm stack height
    $160 $99
  7. 8.9 3 reviews
    A highly rated Saucony trainer, this shoe gets great marks in comfort and cushioning but reviewers prefer the Triumph 20.
    9.8 oz. (men's), 8.8 oz. (women's), 39mm stack height
    $160 $99
    $160 $129
    Running Warehouse 15 colors
  8. 8.9 3 reviews
    8 oz. (men's), 6.3 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 31mm stack height
    $150 $64.95
    Brooks 2 colors
  9. 8.9 9 reviews
    The Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 is a popular uptempo training shoe that can be used for racing.
    7.9 oz. (men's), 6.9 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 38mm stack height
    $170 $119
    Running Warehouse 12 colors
  10. 8.9 3 reviews
    The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 is a stability training shoe designed for everyday running. Rated highly in comfort, durability, and value for the dollar, reviewers see this shoe as reliable, utilitarian trainer that keeps them healthy.
    10.1 oz. (men's), 9.1 oz. (women's), maximum stability pronation, 36mm stack height
    $139
    Running Warehouse 24 colors
    $139.95
    Holabird Sports 29 colors
    $140
    Brooks 41 colors