February 2024

Men's Running Shoes: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of men's running shoes rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 9 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 92 running shoes endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

78 running shoes were endorsed in total, only 13 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 9 Feb 2024, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed running shoes with 2 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 2 recommended it as the '#1 running shoes' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking men's running shoes start at $39.94 (Asics Gel-Venture 7) and go up to $224.95 (Saucony Endorphin Pro 3). Median running shoes costs $119.65 (Reebok Floatride Energy 5).
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At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Running Shoes
Forbes
Fit and Well
Popular Science
Men'sHealth
Verywell Fit
Best Products
Runner's World
CNET
Healthline
Tom's Guide
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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 is a comfortable and supportive running shoe with a balanced cushioning experience, holistic support system, and durable traction, making it suitable for long-distance running and cross-training.
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Brooks Ghost 14
The Brooks Ghost 14 is a versatile and durable running shoe that provides soft cushioning, support, and reliable traction on various surfaces, making it a great investment for runners who prioritize comfort and stability.
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Brooks Ghost 13
The Brooks Ghost 13 is a versatile and durable running shoe that provides a comfortable and stable ride for both beginners and seasoned runners.
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40 is a versatile and comfortable running shoe that offers responsive cushioning, support, durability, and style for runners of all levels.
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Hoka One Bondi 7
The Hoka One Bondi 7 is a highly cushioned and supportive running shoe that is ideal for long distance running, recovery days, and for runners who need extra cushioning to absorb shock and reduce impact on their joints.
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Hoka Clifton 9
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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11
The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 Running Shoes are highly cushioned, breathable, and provide excellent traction and grip on different surfaces, making them a versatile and reliable choice for long-distance running.
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Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%
The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% is a highly cushioned and breathable running shoe designed to boost running economy by 4%, making it ideal for long-distance runners who want to conserve energy and maintain a steady pace.
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Brooks Ghost 15
The Brooks Ghost 15 Running Shoes are a versatile and durable option for runners who prioritize comfort, breathability, and traction, suitable for all types of runs and made with 62 percent recycled materials.
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Brooks Glycerin 20
The Brooks Glycerin 20 is a highly cushioned and comfortable running shoe suitable for long-distance running, with a breathable air-mesh upper, redesigned outsole, and GuideRails technology for increased stability.
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Asics Gel-Venture 7
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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23
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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20
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#17 $39.94 Asics Gel-Venture 7
#13 $91.84 New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11
#3 $103.97 Brooks Ghost 13
#16 $130.73 Brooks Glycerin 20
#12 $133.50 Hoka Clifton 9
#18 $139.40 Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23
#5 $139.95 Hoka One Bondi 7
#2 $163.09 Brooks Ghost 14

We ranked Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Running Shoes for Men Overall

Arch support and a patented “GuideRails system” mean everything from your feet to your ankles, knees and hips is secure.

The cushion might feel a little heavy for speed runners.

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Verywell Fit

Best Men's Overall

Exceptional cushioning and shock absorption
Supportive and stable
Good for narrow or wide feet

Drop feels high for some

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We ranked Brooks Ghost 14 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Brooks Ghost 14 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Road Running Shoes

Cushioned sole and shock-absorption made for outdoor runs.

Runs warm.

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CNET

Best overall running shoes for men

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend men's running shoes.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of men's running shoes, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Brooks Ghost 13 #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Science

Best for long-distance

Comfortable yet durable
Good for road running or cross-training
Sock-like feel

Non-slip

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Best Products

Best for Beginners

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Healthline

Best for long distance running

positive reviews for comfort and arch support from older adults
versatile shoe for running and walking
trusted, high quality brand with many loyal users

may run small, so consider buying a half-size up
may be slippery on wet surfaces

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We ranked Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40 #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best for Treadmill Running

Responsive
Sleek and comfortable
Very versatile

Limited color options in wide sizes
Not as breathable as other options

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Tom's Guide

Best all-around running shoe for men

An affordable, everyday running shoe
Tweaked fit
Cushioned and comfortable

Not all that different from the Pegasus 39

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We ranked Hoka One Bondi 7 #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Best for Support

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Healthline

Best for cushioning

sizing generally fits to size
extra cushioning around the collar
lightweight and vegan

pricey for some budgets
some reviewers found the extra cushioning uncomfortable

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We ranked Hoka Clifton 9 #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Men'sHealth

Best Running Shoe for Daily Training

Great for casual and serious runners alike
Reasonable price
Balanced, responsive cushioning
Really durable
Tons of colors available

Speed runners might consider upgrading Hoka models

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Verywell Fit

Best Women's Overall

Lightweight and flexible
Very versatile
Plush but responsive cushioning

Heel tab may be uncomfortable for some

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We ranked New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Cushioned Running Shoes

Ultra-cushioning throughout to make any runner comfortable.

A snug fit in the heel might rub some runners the wrong way.

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Verywell Fit

Best for Wide Feet

Plush, comfortable cushioning
Stable base
Stretchy upper

May be too thin for very cold weather

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We ranked Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Nike Running Shoes For Men

Responsive design helps keep energy up during long runs.

Lightweight fit and feel isn’t especially padded for runners who need extra support.

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Best Products

Best for Racing

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We ranked Brooks Ghost 15 #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Fit and Well

Best running shoe for beginners

Durable
Good grip
Protects the body well

Not much different to Ghost 14
Less versatile than others

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Verywell Fit

Best Cushioned

Excellent cushioning
Good arch support
Very versatile

Heavier than previous version

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We ranked Brooks Glycerin 20 #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Fit and Well

The best premium men's running shoe

Incredibly comfortable
Supportive and bouncy midsole
Good grip

More expensive than others
Not the lightest or fastest

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Tom's Guide

Best Brooks running shoes

A super-plush, cushioned running shoe
Improved foam from previous versions
Comes in a neutral or a support version
True to size

Not the coolest-looking shoe
Cheaper everyday running shoes on the market

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We ranked Asics Gel-Venture 7 #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Science

Best cushioned

Plenty of shock absorption
Moisture-wicking
Durable

Runs small

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Healthline

Best for trails

a buyer’s favorite with over 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon
durable design for long-term use
great for hiking or off-pavement running

some reviewers felt that older gel-venture models lasted longer
may not be ideal for colder weather since breathable mesh doesn’t retain much heat

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We ranked Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Men'sHealth

Best Running Shoe for Flat Feet

Adequate support and cushioning
Smooth ride
Durable

Not ideal for high arches

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Runner's World

Best Stability Shoe

Good arch support
Smoother ride than previous versions

Less suited for speed workouts

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We ranked Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best men's running shoes” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Science

Best for stability and support:

Great for road running
Help protect knees, hips, and joints
Lightweight and supportive

Expensive

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Verywell Fit

Best Stability

Excellent stability for flat feet and overpronators
Very versatile
APMA Seal of Approval

Limited color options for narrow and wide sizes
Too much stability for neutral runners

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