The 10 Best Running Shoes of 2013 (So Far)

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The year has barely reached the halfway mark and runners have already seen so many interesting, great running shoes. Technologies that were developed for last year’s Olympics have been applied to many consumer shoes and all the major brands are releasing shoes that are lighter, faster and more comfortable than they were just one year ago.

The minimalist market has started to decline, but its impact on the industry is still strong. Runners started to question shoe design dogmas that were taken from granted and demanded running shoes that would protect them, but still promote more natural strides. A good thing, as running shoes are very personal. One runner might love a shoe that another one hates, and they can both be right. Some shoes, though, seem to gather more consensus than others. These are The 10 best Running Shoes of 2013 (So Far).

Ruggero Loda is the owner / publisher of Running Shoes Guru, the web’s largest running shoe review website comprised by a team of approximately 10 runners reviewing 100+ running shoes a year. Stay in touch with Running Shoes Guru by checking them out on Facebook and Google+.

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  • logat890

    how does nike get the top spot??? overpriced IMHO, also they dont last that long

    • Chamberlain

      You racist piece of shit

      • Stan

        @chamberlain, how do you get “racist piece of shit” out of that comment?

    • bey

      ive been using my nike flyknit for almost a year and still in good shape.(ultramarathons). i can say that this review is legit.

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    • Janis Colas

      The Gel Kayano is a great running shoe. I love this model of Asics! The most comfortable shoes on Earth.

      More info: http://ibookmarkedit.com/asics-womens-gel-kayano-19-running-shoe/

      • Eric Rossati

        I love Kayano too!
        Its strange this list without kayano and noosa

    • chiep07

      kinda agree with you, how does nike get the top spot???

  • Eren

    They always have the best advertisement and best athletes to promote they’re product other than that they all the same MADE IN CHINA CRAP!

  • Eren

    They always have the best advertisement and best athletes to promote they’re product other than that they all the same MADE IN CHINA CRAP!

    • josh

      @Eren – when was the last time you had a bad ‘anything’ that was made in China? Their manufacturing is world class in today’s current day.

      • John

        Dog food

  • andre2

    i want puma

  • nancy

    I think adidas spring blade running shoes can be listed into the The 10 Best Running shoes of 2013.

  • nancy

    I think adidas spring blade running shoes can be listed into the The 10 Best Running shoes of 2013.

  • Eaza

    SKECHERS

    • Jared Dunklebarger

      Not for running… No marathon runner is going to be seen in a pair of Skechers.

      • Walid

        Meb Keflezighi is a Silver medalist in the Olympics marathon for USA and he runs with Skechers. Their GO Run2 has been named even by Runner’s World as one of the best shoes out there.

        • Jared Dunklebarger

          Okay, well that is complete news for me. I stand corrected. Although, I see that he is basically the face of the Skechers company for running shoes. So I wonder if he wears them out of want or if he is contracted to run in them. Cool either way.

          • Walid

            People have often questioned the same, when asked that very question in an interview, he said of course he does run in them, but I’m sure that he can’t say otherwise if that was a lie because of his sponsorship, so who really knows. In any case, their new Go Run3 got rave reviews and is a lot cheaper than most running shoes, so I’m curious to check them out.

  • Shannon

    Everyone is coping what asics has been doing for 20 years now.

  • Janet Wright

    Great recommendations

  • Phil

    I run for more than two decades and a top 10 seems a bit funny to me. There are lots of great running shoes on the market (Brooks Glycerin, Adidas Boost, New Balance 1080, Asics Kayano & Nimbus, Saucony Paramount, Mizuno Wave Elixir and so on) My absolute number one = Mizuno Wave Precision 13. What a shoe, what a price. Close second : Asics Kinsei 4. What a shoe, lets do not mention the price. Bronze goes to New Balance 1080, incredible shoe.

  • grantburtt

    how do you get Racist piece of shit out of Nike shoes are overpriced rubbish.

    Some people have forgotten that Racist is when a Black person calls a white person a Cracker.