Top 5 Cushioning Running Shoes: 2012

After quite a few months of running, and many many miles, we take a look at some of the best cushioning running shoes of 2012.

You should be shopping for cushioning running shoes if you are a neutral pronator and you strike the ground with your heel first. You don’t HAVE to look for cushioning running shoes, but in our experience if you are relatively new to running and don’t need extra support (ie for very flexible or flat arches) a cushioned running shoe will ease you into the sport.

Here below you’ll find our selection of 5 remarkable cushioning running shoes. We took into account the amount of cushioning, the general fit, weight and like every selection it is subjective.


Nike Zoom Pegasus+ 29

nike pegasus 29 top

nike pegasus 29

Whenever a new runner asks me for advice on a cushioning running shoe, the Nike Pegasus is the first one I recommend. With superb cushioning and a fit that seems to be right for so many runners, we believe the Pegasus is a right point of start. Try it.
Nike Zoom Pegasus 29 review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

Brooks Ghost 5

Brooks Ghost 5 main

Brooks Ghost 5

The Ghost is quite a new shoe compared to some of the others in this article, but it has grown steadily into a big favourite. Lighter than your average cushioned shoe, it seems to be particularly appreciated by female runners for a very comfortable, soft ride.
Brooks Ghost 5 review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

Saucony Kinvara 3

Saucony Kinvara 3 - Heel Detail

Saucony Kinvara 3

Talking about a shoe that took the market with a storm. Saucony launched the Kinvara in 2010 and won the hearts of many, by being an extremely lightweight  and close to the ground shoe, favouring natural motion but still offering good protection from the impacts.
Saucony Kinvara 3 Review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

New Balance 890v2

New Balance 890v2 - Pair

New Balance 890v2

Lightweight and responsive! The NB 890v2 is a shoe for runners who want to run fast and still receive a top class cushioning treatment.
New Balance 890v2 review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!

Adidas Adizero F50 v2

Adidas Adizero F50 2 - Upper View

Adidas Adizero F50 2

Adidas launched an amazing number of very good shoes this year. The Boston, the Tempo, the Sequence…. but the F50 v2 is truly great in the way that works very well for everyday training, but at the same time doubles up as a very fast racing shoe.
Adidas Adizero F50 v2 Review, including PROS/CONS, readers’ votes and price comparison!


We look forward to hear your feedback! What cushioning running shoe do you wear? Why do you like it? Do you feel we neglected some incredible shoe? The comment section is waiting for you!


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