Women's Health Mag chose the Skora Core running shoe as one of the best running sneakers in 2013 due to its ability to allow the feet to move naturally. The shoes feature goatskin leather uppers and sheepskin lining. As a bonus, the antimicrobial mesh design helps prevent odour.
The New Balance 771 running shoe made Shape's list of top running shoes in 2014. The editors liked the extra padding in the heels and the reinforced uppers. The shoe also has a durable rubber cup outsole that stands up quite well to regular use.
Sneaker Report named the Asics Gel Excel 33 as one of its top picks for women's running shoes in 2013. A flexible outsole allows the foot to move in a natural way, and the lightweight design makes the shoes very comfortable. The gel cushioning provides additional support and comfort.
The Puma Faas 500 S running shoe made the list of top running shoes for Outside Online, where editors appreciated its retro style. The shoe offers a special Faas foam rubber midsole with a special stability zone in the arch. The AirMesh upper gives the shoe a lot of breathability.
The Newton Gravity running shoe made Women's Health Mag's list of top running shoes in 2013, primarily because its bright colours and design made it a popular choice with runners. Lugs in the forefront help place the feet in a neutral position for running while reducing heel strike. The comfortable upper promotes ventilation and keeps feet dry.
Sneaker Report picked the Brooks PureCadence 2 as a top running shoe, particularly for runners who need additional arch support. The breathable mesh upper prevents irritation, and the inside features a soft lining. The DNA cushioned midsole supports the foot for a comfortable run, and flex grooves in the sole improve flexibility.
The soft design of the Asics Nimbus running shoe helped it make Outside Online's 2014 list of top running shoes. Made of FluidFit mesh on the upper, the shoes adjust to a runner's foot shape. In the rear, memory foam construction provides extra comfort, and the double-layered midsole adds additional support and helps evenly distribute impact.
At Women's Health Mag, the Pearl Izumi E:Motion made the list of top running shoes in 2013 because of its roomy fit. The shoe features a seamless upper for a fit that conforms to the foot, and it has energy foam cushioning in the forefoot. The dynamic offset shape of the midsole provides excellent stability when running.
The Saucony Hurricane 15 is a lightweight running shoe that made it onto Sneaker Report's 2013 list of top shoes. The PowerGrid midsole offers extra cushioning where runners need it most, and the mesh upper features Support Frame technology that locks the heel to prevent slipping.
Editors at Outside Online like the durability and comfort offered by adidas Adistar Boost running shoes. The upper features a special FORMOTION design that stretches as the runner's foot moves. An air mesh lining keeps feet cool, and the TORSION system provides extra integrity for the midsole.