Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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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
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Asics Gel DS Trainer 25 is a shoe that gives just the right amount of support with outsole traction that rivals trail shoes.  It is complemented by a knit upper that feels and fits...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
8.7 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Skechers GOrun Ride 8 is a budget-conscious option for a daily trainer with a lot of upside. These shoes hit a ton of high notes while keeping costs fairly low.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“I have not run in the Brooks Launch since versions 4 and 5, so for me, the Brooks Launch 7 marked a radical break from those versions of the shoe.  Although, runners accustomed to the ride...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Asics iterated on their DYNAFLYTE line to include a redesigned upper while keeping their original goals of supplying a fast and light trainer for athletes ready to push their limits.  Not...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
8.2 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Shadow 3 has shed many of the quirks that have held it back. The shoe has now developed into a go to choice for for uptempo sessions or road racing.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
7.7 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Hoka One One Rincon quickly became one of my favorite long-run shoes. The combination of lightweight while also providing such over-the-top cushion is truly a joy for the long run.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance FuelCell Rebel is a super-fast racing flat that offers cushion despite the light weight packaging. Although it has a higher price tag, these are easily worth it if you run and race 5k...” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
9.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Altra Escalante 2.0 is, without a doubt, my go to road running shoe at the moment. From the track to the road, a training run to race day, the Escalante 2.0 can do it all!” Read expert review
Denny Krahe
Running Coach and Podcast Host.