Cheap Running Shoes You Probably Should Buy

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Cheap running shoes do not always mean a compromise in quality. Whether you’re just starting your running journey or you`re an experienced runner, a good pair of running shoes is a must.

While choosing shoes may seem like an easy task, there are some things you need to consider before purchasing a new pair.

For example, deciding where will you be running most and how much you`re ready to spend. 

Good running shoes don`t have to be expensive, you can get a good pair of running shoes for less than $100.

The preparation before running needs the right footwear. Such shoes can be very expensive.

Not everyone can afford them but compromising on the right equipment for running is also not worth the pain.

Hence, we tried to find the balance between reliable and affordable running shoes.

This list notes some of the reliable and cheap running shoes:

Asics Gel-Venture 6 Running ShoeASICS Mens Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Phantom/Mid Grey, 10.5 D(M) US

The new Gel-Venture running shoe delivers a completely redesigned midsole and an upper.

They provide for an excellent shock absorbing that will make your trail run comfortably.

The rugged outsole benefits the tread that has multi-directional lugs that provides for confidence-inspiring traction.

It uses a durable synthetic material and has a stitched-down toe bumper to ensure a great fit with protection and comfort. The price is unbeatable for a running shoe of this quality.

Asics Gel-Venture t can be used in all sorts of climates with great performance. It has just the right amount of cushioning without being a bulky shoe.

Brooks Adrenaline Gts 17Brooks Women's Adrenaline GTS 17 Silver/Purple Cactus Flower/Bluebird 6 B US

Offers a perfect balance between the cushioning and the stability. It allows enough breathability, has a flexible mesh, and is structurally supportive with synthetic upper materials.

The shoe has an adjustable and asymmetrical mid-foot saddle that creates a more secure and customizable fit.

It is lined with comfortable fabric. The molded foam insole is for underfoot gender-friendly cushioning.

This running shoe is much lighter and yet more supportive than the previous models from Brooks.

Under Armour Men’s Micro G Assert 7 SneakerUnder Armour Men's Micro G Assert 7 SneakerGenerated button

Good running shoes must not always be expensive,

This is a lightweight running shoe with a lightweight mesh upper. It gives complete breathability.

Overlayed with durable leather, it provides for good stability to lock in the midfoot. The shoe looks good and has a snug fit.

The EVA sock liner delivers soft step-in comfort with one-piece Micro G foam midsole for the ultimate comfort. Solid rubber outsole is for covering all the high impact zones to ensure greater durability with no added weight.

Adidas Cloudfoam Ultimate Running Shoe

Adidas Cloudfoam is a sporty style running shoe that is designed with comfort in mind.

The shoes have a lightweight build with a breathable mesh. The added Cloudfoam cushioning makes these running shoes soft and springy.                                           

It has a rubber sole and a comfortable textile lining. The show combines the cloud foam midsole with a super-soft insert to ensure enhanced comfort.

They are very comfortable and pleasant to walk around even after a long period of time. They fit well.

Adidas Edge Bounce
The Adidas Edge bounce is one of the finest running shoes at a bargain buy.

This shoe is designed exclusively for women. It offers a wide forefoot and a heel platform that enhances the shoe stability.
The Edgebounce has incorporated Bounce technology that provides just enough cushioning without the addition of extra weight.

It offers a flexible running experience that can be worn at both a CrossFit or on a mid-distance run.
Adiwear Outsole also provides for a long-lasting and durable ride with Edgebounce.

It is abrasion-resistant and also grippy. Fit for women-specific running needs.

ASICS Women’s GT-1000 5 Running Shoe

ASICS Womens GT-1000 5 Running Shoe, Black/Green/Orchid, 8 B(M) US

GT-1000 includes features to ensure comfort is also an incredibly affordable running shoe for runners. It offers a stable and comfortable ride with a snug fit.

It is reliable and dependable. The Dual Density Midsole gives it the bounce while also reducing the impact on runs and the wedge that is inserted in the midsole works to control the foot from rolling inward.

The use of high abrasion rubber throughout the outsole provides for long-run durability. It makes for good traction on the grass, gravel and the wet surfaces.

Brooks Launch 5Brooks Women's Launch 5 Black/Teal Green/White 8 B US

Brooks launch delivers an incredible energized return of energy.

The DNA Amp midsole provides the responsive and bouncy ride running experience.

This running shoe is softer in the heel but stiffer as compared to the past Launch models providing a more cushioned ride and quick turnovers.

Suitable for heavier runners. Traction is dependable over the wet pavements and the cinder paths. It is a road shoe.

It offers a comfortable fit. Women runners that are interested in this pair of shoes would want to go half to the full-size up.

If you want a pair of shoe that does not cause pain this is the top pick, the shoe gives a soft arch support insole while giving all the support and flexibility needed.

These shoes are comfortable with a generous toe box which you need especially with hammertoes.

Nike Air Zoom Winflo 5

These are my go-to for running shoe wear when I need padding and comfort.

Nike Air Zoom Winflo 5 is the total package with a great dynamic between the lightweight and a good support system that exceeds expectations without losing style quotient.

The midsole is made up of cushion foam and the Zoom Air units and makes it a lightweight shoe.

The outsole is durable due to the rubber rail used along the outside of the foot.

It provides for a smooth landing. The flexibility is remarkable. The Upper engineered from Fly Mesh allows the fresh air to flow constantly.

A versatile shoe that can handle any speed,  any terrain, or any condition without discomfort.

It provides a reliable ride for runners in speed work and long runs.

How Long Will These Cheap Shoes Last?

This is something to think about before buying running shoes, are they worth the money or will you be forced to buy a new pair all too often?

Most brands advise that a pair of running shoes should last over 500 miles but then many factors can make this vary like the terrain that you run or your weight. This does not mean your shoes will be shredding into pieces.

Signs that you need a new pair of running shoes are when the shoes start losing grip when the cushioning no longer feels firm, and you start picking unnecessary injuries no matter how careful.

Then it`s time to look for a new pair.

But as said, this is individual, so some out there can take running shoes to double the expected time I don`t know but this is what Asics have to say.

Check an earlier post on training shoes.

Conclusion On Cheap Running Shoes

It is a common misconception that an inexpensive running shoe cannot last for long.

On the contrary, inexpensive running shoes are as good as any expensive running shoes available in the market.

As long as you make educated and informed decisions in choosing a durable pair of running shoes at a lesser price.

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  1. I’m so pleased to have found your article because I have been looking for running shoes that are affordable. Having not purchased any running shoes for a number of years I was quite shocked to discover how expensive the top brands are. I don’t believe for a minute that the most expensive shoes necessarily mean they are any better in terms of quality than less expensive alternatives. Your article has listed some very good quality yet affordable options that I get started with. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Glad you found the article helpful Ray, the Nike Vaporfly 4% and the likes are for big-name runners like Eliud Kipchoge,but if the cash is coming from your pockets and you`re not a professional runner, there are so many quality and affordable running shoes out there to suit your budget.

  2. Love your post very informative like nothing left out I just might come back to your site to purchase my next pair of teenie shoes if I was a runner I would have chose the Brooks man ghost 12 shoes but the Brooks launch 7n would be they one’s yea buddy  

    1. Thanks Bill, I think we all need sneakers, runners and non-runners need sports shoes for daily use and comfort. My go-to shoes are running shoes and tennis shoes, as I prefer comfort over design, I don`t want to go around waddling in uncomfortable shoes.

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