Most Comfortable Running Shoes

Most Comfortable Running Shoes

We rank the most comfortable running shoes on the market according to thousands of experienced runners.

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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  1. 9.9 68 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
  2. 9.6 34 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 31 colors
  3. 9.2 89 reviews
    Combining comfort and cushioning in a lightweight shoe, the Clifton 9 is reviewers’ favorite in the popular Clifton line.
    10 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 40mm stack height
    $144
    Running Warehouse 32 colors
    $159
  4. 9.2 26 reviews
    Ranked in the top 10 for comfort this all-around shoe has some complaints about durability, but others swear it holds up.
    7.3 oz. (men's), 6.2 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 33mm stack height
    $125 $99
  5. 9.1 37 reviews
    The #1 ranked trainer as of Sept 2023, praised for its cushioning, comfort, energy return, and its high performance when running short or long, slow or fast.
    8.4 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 45mm stack height
    $199
    $199.95
    Holabird Sports 3 colors
    Zappos 1 color
  6. 9.1 11 reviews
    10 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's), 38mm stack height
    $149
    $149.95
    Zappos 15 colors
  7. 9.1 70 reviews
    Lightweight all-around training shoe highly rated on comfort, cushioning, durability, and value.
    9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 35mm stack height
    $140 $109
    Running Warehouse 15 colors
    $140 $109.95
    Brooks 45 colors
    Holabird Sports 41 colors
    $140 $119.95
    Brooks 3 colors
    Holabird Sports 2 colors
    $140
    Brooks 3 colors
  8. 9.1 41 reviews
    Pulls off the trifecta of being a super comfortable, cushioned, and durable trainer.
    10.6 oz. (men's), 8.9 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 38mm stack height
    $160 $99.95
    Brooks 25 colors
    Holabird Sports 22 colors
    $160 $109
  9. 9.1 43 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 23 colors
    $139.95
    Holabird Sports 27 colors
    $140
    Brooks 39 colors
  10. 9.1 60 reviews
    A popular HOKA shoe that gets great marks in fit, comfort, cushioning, and appearance with lower marks in durability.
    8 oz. (men's), 7 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 30mm stack height
    $140 $97