What Are the Best Running Shoes in 2022?

Running is an amazing sport because it is a very convenient way of keeping fit and maintaining good health. We can run alone, or with friends, anywhere and anytime we want. It is no wonder it is so popular all around the world.

But there are also dangers, like getting injured or having muscle cramps. Our previous article on ‘Muscle Cramps: Preventions and Solutions’, points out preventative measures and useful solutions, especially for runners. The rising popularity of the sport has brought along the rising trend of running shoes that could address every runners concern.

So, what are the best running shoes?

Truth be told, it’s a personal matter – so, there is no one best pair of shoes. But there is a pair of shoes that best fits each person’s needs and preferences. So, let’s take a look; here are our four best running shoes in 2022:

  1. ASICS NovaBlast Road

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This popular sneaker brand has grown a remarkable reputation with runners. The Asics NovaBlast Road shoes are designed with a double engineered jacquard mesh for extra comfort and for keeping the foot cool — a big plus on hot days. One very notable feature is its FF Blast technology which gives it a lightweight cushioning and a responsive bounce back when running on hard surfaces. The sneaker is well-balanced and has a heel stabilizer that is great for long runs and marathons.

  1. Nike ZoomX Streakfly

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The famous sneaker brand Nike has yet to release another highly anticipated shoe, but this time it’s designed for a different purpose. The Nike ZoomX Streakfly is engineered for shorter race distances with its signature ZoomX cushioning in tandem with a Pebax midfoot plate. It also has a light & breathable mesh upper for extreme performance during the explosive moments. The Nike ZoomX StreakFly is the perfect set of trainers for running long miles or short competitions.

If you are as excited as we are, keep an eye out for this new pair as Nike plans to release these in February.

  1. New Balance FuelCell RC Elite v2

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The New Balance FuelCell RC Elite v2 has gained popularity with many runners. This shoe is designed with extra cushion as well as a dramatic sweep to its carbon plate. The rubber outsole provides a lightweight traction and gives extra durability by protecting the midsole. The knit upper is extremely lightweight and is made with a breathable design to cool the foot.

Whether you are racing, jogging or trying to set new PRs, the FuelCell RC Elite v2 is a perfect companion to accomplishing your running goals.

  1. Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2

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The Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2 is a perfect balance between a breathable upper and a locked-in stable fit. These sneakers provide an explosive which is heightened by the five carbon Energy Rods that run below the forefoot. This special design makes the midsole stiff while providing excellent landing stability, especially when running at full speed for a 5K or 10K.

Adidas never fails to amaze us with another pair of legendary kicks.

While the best pair of running shoes is a personal preference, there are shoes that the majority absolutely love. Whether it is for jogging, racing or running marathons, runners love their shoes and will continue to invest in noteworthy kicks. Try these suggestions out for yourself and continue running in comfort, style and safety.


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Article written by Rachael Jacobs

Exclusively for ZPhysique