Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
7.9 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Kiprun KD900X is a budget carbon-plated racer suited to half marathons or shorter races. It has a firm ride and a flexible plate which makes it less propulsive than other, more expensive super...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.10 oz.
Drop
7 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The ASICS Magic Speed 2 is a training companion best suited to uptempo runs and races. It has a stiff, full-length carbon-TPU plate for fast transitions and a ride which is on the firm side. It offers...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.6 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Nike ZoomX Pegasus Turbo Next Nature is a lightweight, tempo trainer with a firm but well-cushioned ride for runs up to a full marathon. This version of the Pegasus Turbo is firmer and not as...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
7.40 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance FuelCell Rebel v3 is a lightweight daily trainer with a flexible forefoot. It has a super soft ride and can handle a wide range of paces. Version 3 has more outsole rubber for added...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
7.60 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 is a long-distance specialist. Its highly cushioned midsole and its efficient, energy saving ride make it perfect for marathons and beyond. ” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.30 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Hoka Mach Supersonic is a speed trainer best suited to tempo runs and speed workouts. Its new ProFly+ midsole foam makes it firmer and easier to pick up the pace but also makes it less enjoyable...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
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