Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
7.4 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Hoka One One Rincon 3 is a multipurpose trainer that can handle almost any pace and any distance. Its strength is its lightweight build but its weakness is its lower than average...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
99 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The ASICS Gel-DS Trainer 26 combines its unchanged, fabulous grip with a snug, comfortably-fitting knit upper that is now thinner and more breathable.  This shoe remains a top notch...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
10.1 oz.
Drop
8.5 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Adidas Adizero Boston 10 is a highly cushioned workhorse with a snappy ride. It's designed to be the training companion to the Adios Pro and is best suited to medium and long distance runs at easy...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The ASICS NOOSA Tri 13 makes a bold statement with a color scheme that is straight out of the 90s. Its rocker design pairs nicely with a firmer-than-most midsole giving an enjoyable ride.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
7.33 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 is a lightweight daily trainer that's best suited to easy and steady runs. It has a super soft ride with good energy return.  ...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.7 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Adidas SL20.2 is a worthy upgrade to the popular SL20. It has been updated with a new upper which has better lockdown, a thinner midsole which is slightly softer and a new outsole which no longer...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
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