Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
8 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 is a flexible, plated trainer which is best suited to uptempo runs. It doesn’t offer as much speed assistance as other plated trainers but it has a natural ride with...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.4 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Kinvara Pro is an exciting new, stiff speed trainer with a carbon plate. It performs well at a variety of paces due to its stable ride and its snappy forefoot. It’s a great training companion...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The ASICS Noosa Tri 15 is a fast-looking and feeling shoe. It’s marketed as a Triathlon shoe that is easy to get on and off I can see why. I thoroughly enjoy wearing these for fast training runs...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
7.4 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Adidas Adizero Adios 8 is a lightweight shoe that can be used for fast workouts and racing. While it doesn’t have the same energy return as the Adidas Adios Pro 3, the brand’s carbon-plated...” Read expert review
Larry Lam
Runner with decades of experience
Weight
6.5 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Puma Liberate Nitro 2 is the first Puma running shoe I’ve ever worn, and I’m a fan! It’s the kind of shoe that doesn’t necessarily stand out for any reason, positive or negative. It simply...” Read expert review
Denny Krahe
Running Coach and Podcast Host.
Weight
9.4 oz.
Drop
6.5 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Adidas Adizero Boston 12 is a shoe which feels more like a daily trainer than a speed trainer. It has an updated midsole which is softer than the previous versions and it has more flexible...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Brooks Hyperion Tempo is a fantastic running shoe. I thoroughly enjoyed wearing them for tempo and daily training sessions. I loved the fresh upper and midsole Brooks has brought to the table. If...” Read expert review
Olivia Yoder
Ultrarunner, personal trainer and soccer coach.
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Skechers GO RUN Razor 4 is a daily trainer which is stable, cushioned and energy-saving. It has a new Hyper Burst Pro midsole which provides an energetic and engaging ride. ” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
7.7 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The adidas Adizero Adios 7 meets its design intent as a light, fast, snappy training shoe for speedwork, but the extra length feels obvious and uncomfortable in steady runs. ” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Experienced Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
7 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Saucony Kinvara 14 is an agile, versatile trainer which has a really well-balanced ride. It’s designed for speedwork but it can handle easy paces equally well thanks to its stability. Its lack...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert