Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
9.1 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Clifton is incredibly light and provides soft and comfortable shock absorption. Version 7 delivers a very smooth foot strike making a solid daily shoe and well suited for longer runs.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9.3 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance FuelCell Propel V2 is an affordable road running shoe that is comfortable, versatile, and offers excellent responsiveness and speed for a variety of run lengths and training styles.” Read expert review
Katherine Takai
Long Distance Runner, former Sprinter.
Weight
7.8 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon V3 has been updated with a new upper, midsole and outsole configuration and is now closer to a proper daily trainer with softer cushioning and a more stable...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The adidas SL20 delivers on its promise of a lightweight, breathable ride for hot summer days.  The thin mesh upper offers a generally supportive fit, and the midfoot torsion plate grants a...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Nike Free RN 5.0 2020 is a lightweight, firm-riding and stable trainer. It has a highly flexible forefoot and is suitable for distances up to 10km.  It has a firmer midsole compared to...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Fresh Foam Tempo is a refreshing and worthy replacement for the Fresh Foam Zante. Like the cover of a classic song, the Tempo keeps the same melody and rhythm but adds a modern...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Adidas Adizero Boston 9 is a classic distance flat in all the best ways. It is lightweight, snug, and very durable for a racing flat.  Simple but speedy, the Boston 9 is constructed on...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
9.7 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Gel-Nimbus Lite line of shoes from Asics takes the tried and true comfort of their regular Gel-Nimbus shoes and somehow manages to reduce the weight to the level of a shoe that some could even...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
12 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Mizuno Wave Inspire 16, a moderate stability trainer, is built to be a workhouse. The inconsistent ride makes it hard to want to run in them everyday.” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Saucony Kinvara 11 feels similar to last year’s Kinvara 10 and retains many of the improvements that occurred as part of the shoe’s ten-year overhaul.  The ride and soft...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach

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