Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
9.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Precision 13 brings Mizuno back to where the Wave Rider 13 left off. This is a go fast trainer which can be worn for long runs and everyday running with plenty of cushy forgiveness. ” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
7.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“With many shoes to choose from in the minimalist category, runners may want to look elsewhere for truer minimalist experience” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
10.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Asics Blur33 2.0 is a good, simple, lightweight neutral trainer that suffers from a tight fit in the toe and heel slippage.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
8.6 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Gel-lyte 33 is a superb shoe for fast pace training, racing, and even a daily trainer for those who enjoy a minimalist type shoe.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Nike Free Run+ 3 is an incredibly comfortable, light-weight and flexible trainer. It gives the benefits of barefoot running while offering enough protection and support to make even the most...” Read expert review
Chris McIntyre
Running Expert
Weight
9.0 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Tempo 5 offers a comfortable lightweight fit that should make a wearer feel as if it is barely there. The smooth, resilient, and responsive midsole gives the shoe an effortless transition and...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9.4 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“A great neutral offering for those curious to try out one of the most innovative brands in running” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
7 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The La Sportiva Vertical K is a very well cushioned minimalist trail racing shoe with little protection for technical trails. ” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
7.7 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Saucony Kinvara 3 provides a great run with support where it’s needed and light material throughout. A great shoe for various workouts on nearly any terrain.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Free 3.0 v4 is a great shoe for those seeking a minimalist-style run without sacrificing some comfort and cushioning, though they may take some getting used to in both fit and function” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert