Cushioning Running Shoes Reviews

Cushioned running shoes make up one of the largest segments of the running shoe market. Most cushioned shoes fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum of available options: more cushioning than minimal models, but without major support or corrective elements. Meant for runners that have little to no pronation, cushioned running shoes provide protection and shock absorption with little to no additional support for strong pronators or issues like exceptionally high or low arches.

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Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Launch is a solid lightweight everyday trainer with incredible versatility and great price point.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.7 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Roadblast is a superb and lightweight new running shoe from Asics. Responsive Flytefoam in the midsole, and a comfortable gender specific upper keep feet airy and fast on short to mid distance...” Read expert review
Sarah Dean
5k Runner, Personal Trainer
Weight
12 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Adidas Ultraboost 21 is a heavy, firm but cushioned trainer with a durable outsole and smooth ride transitions.   ...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Nike Renew Run 2 is an entry level, mid price range running shoe that delivers on comfort and cushioning, but is let down over longer distances by its weight and lack of responsiveness.” Read expert review
Sarah Dean
5k Runner, Personal Trainer
Weight
9.9 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 is a versatile max-cushioned daily trainer which excels at easy-paced daily training and long runs. It has been updated with a new upper which improves foot...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Asics Gel Nimbus 23 is a stable, every day trainer with a squishy underfoot feel that shines during easy paces.   Version 23 has been updated with a filled-in arch area and a sleeved...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
99 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Dynablast is a good lightweight trainer that offers a classic ride. Despite some fit issues its comfortable cushioning and durability make it a great choice for daily runs” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
10.2 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 is a major update and a vast improvement over the Vomero 14. The plush upper makes its comeback on the Vomero 15 and its ride is noticeably more cushioned than the previous...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9.9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Kayano Lite, a premier stability trainer, is a different take on the tried and true ASICS Kayano line. It delivers all that a Kayano does but in a bouncier, lighter and more eco-friendly version.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
8.5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Adidas Adizero Adios Pro is the flagship Adidas racing shoe and is a serious competitor to the Vaporfly and Alphafly Next%.  ...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert