Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Saucony Kinvara 13 is a fantastic choice for a super lightweight daily trainer. It's a minimalist shoe that is built for speed. With an upgraded upper that is flawless, Saucony nails it with this...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
6.80 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Adidas Adizero Takumi Sen 8 is a specialist racer best suited to 5 km races and short-distance interval workouts. ” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
9.20 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The ASICS Gel-Nimbus Lite 3 is a lightweight, max-cushioned trainer for relaxed runs. It has a smooth, stable ride and is both softer and more flexible than most of the max-cushioned trainers on the...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.40 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Nike Air Zoom Rival Fly 3 is an old school, lightweight tempo trainer with a flexible forefoot and a natural ride. It's best suited to short, speed workouts but it can also handle long distances. ” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
99.00 oz.
Drop
99 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Altra Torn 5.0 is a road shoe that can pretty much do it all. Light enough to go fast but with enough cushion to keep your feet happy during long runs or races. There really isn’t much on the...” Read expert review
Denny Krahe
Running Coach and Podcast Host.
Weight
9.7 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The redesigned and rebuilt New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo 5 is an exceptional everyday max stability trainer. Its versatility and comfort make it one of the best stability trainers out there. ” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
7.50 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 is a powerhouse of a shoe. It was definitely built for race day but performs well at various other speeds. This shoe has become one of my favorites and comes highly...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
8.10 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Adidas Adizero Adios 6 is stated to be a 5k-10k racer, but I’d say it’s more of a lightweight trainer. It performs very well for tempos runs and shorter races but becomes less fun when you...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
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