Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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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.
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Nike Pegasus Turbo 2 is here to rock your workout and push you to long distance racing PRs.  The best in Nike’s foam technology doesn’t come cheap though, so it’s best appreciated...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
8.9 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Zoom Fly 3 is the “affordable” version of the Nike premium distance racing shoes. While this is the tier below the Vaporfly 4% and Next% shoes, the Zoom Fly 3 come with premium Nike running...” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
5.3 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Solas is one of the most lightweight shoes in its class, and combining that with the nearly seamless upper gets you a quick and simple ride for your next run.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“This sleek featherweight shoe is designed for responsive comfort that provides just enough protection without losing connection to the ground.   Its minimal weight and immediate reaction to...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Zante Pursuit perfectly balances weight, cushion and comfort. It is an absolute must have for fans of lightweight cushioned shoes.” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Mach 2 is a smooth quick transitioning daily trainer with maximal cushioning. Its versatility makes it also a great choice for uptempo workouts or a marathon race day choice.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Nike’s Legend React shoe brings the new React foam into an affordable running shoe package while keeping a strong focus on a smooth ride and a smooth fitting upper.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“Brooks made their Launch 6 shoes with a few improvements to their already successful Launch 5 shoes. The lightweight design with a focus on long-term durability makes this a quick shoe for everyday...” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer