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
10.6 oz. (men) 8.9 oz. (women) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Cumulus returns with a 16th version that is not only lighter, but has a few improvements that have enhanced the shoes already well cushioned and smooth ride. A great neutral shoe for the high...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
10.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Puma Faas 1000 is an everyday trainer that is built on maximum cushioning! The Faas 1000 provides a smooth, stable ride throughout the entire foot strike. The weakness of this shoe is aesthetic...” Read expert review
Travis Trampe
Running Expert
Weight
9.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The 880v4 is a lightweight cushioning shoe with a 12mm heel to toe drop. This shoe performs well on both pavement and trails while providing substantial cushioning in a neutral package.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
9.1 oz (men's size 9) 8.1 oz (women's size 8) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam 980 uses a new foam technology to produce excellent cushioning, protective enough for all types of running, in a lightweight package.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
10.8 oz (men's size 9) 9.5 oz (women's size 8) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Triumph 11 is a full featured shoe with great cushioning in the same vein as the Asics Kayano and Brooks Glycerin.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
12.16 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“A shoe for heavy runners” Read expert review
Christian Langenegger
Running Expert
Weight
7.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks PureConnect 3 improves an already amazing PureConnect shoe with a redesigned upper which will accommodate a wider foot type.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
315 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Good all-around shoe for streets and basic trails” Read expert review
Mark Melnykowycz
Running Expert
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ECCO Trainer Pro did not suit my personal taste in running shoes very well, but does fill the cushioned neutral category for the company as a whole. A host of runners will love the broad platform,...” Read expert review
Peyton Hoyal
Running Expert
Weight
9.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Fans of the Wave Creation 14 have little to fear when it comes to changes in the newest model. The evolved form gives cushioning and responsiveness to this lightweight trainer, while retaining the key...” Read expert review
Ashley Massis
Running Expert