Running shoes are constantly changing. From premium hybrid fabrics to elaborate designs, finding out what shoe is right for your running routine can be a bit too much to keep up with at times.
Luckily, we’ve got a roundup to keep you up-to-date on the best running shoes under $150. You’ll find the sneakers of the future, along with tried and true classics, all for a wallet-friendly price. Let’s lace ’em up!
Nike Pegasus is the kind of running shoe model you can always count on. Flyknit cables, cushioned ST foam, and a full-length Zoom Air unit promise a smooth ride every step of the way. Pegasus 38 dons a sleek silhouette while also coming in a wide range of awesome colorways. Add style points to the list of what we love about this shoe.
It’s not every day that a new footwear brand can enter the industry and push against the big competitors. On (On Running) has been able to do so through Swiss engineering and stellar marketing campaigns—case in point, they successfully signed Roger Federer to be the face of the brand. The Cloud sneaker is one of their best-selling models. Its unique outsole is lightweight, impact-resistant, and responsive to all directions of movement. If you’re the kind of runner that likes to hit the trails every now and then, you can trust these to get you over uneven terrain when needed.
Reebok Floatride Energy 3’s weigh a lofty 8.5 ounces and come with a 9mm drop, perfect for taking full strides when out on the pavement. They feature a square knit upper so your feet stay cool, and their Floatride Energy midsole delivers a cushioned, yet supportive, feel for the casual runner. Simply put, Floatride 3’s are to runners as the third bowl of porridge is to Goldilocks—just right.
Ultraboosts have a loyal following for a reason. The exceptionally soft boost technology makes you feel as if you’re standing on a cloud, and their futuristic design is bound to impress those you pass by. They’re a little more on the expensive side, but this is one running shoe you’ll be happy you invested in.
Asics are one of the best when it comes to running shoes. The Trabuco Max is their answer to an all-terrain, highly durable trail running shoe. Features include a responsive toe spring to save energy while running and a unique rubber compound outsole to better handle wet and slippery surfaces. Oh, and we also love the lace lock system on these bad boys.
For road running, you can never go wrong with HOKA, specifically this Rincon 2 model. Their shoes are known for out-of-this-world cushioning and comfort while staying lightweight and responsive. If you’re someone who prioritizes supreme cushioning, go with a pair of HOKA’s.
New Balance is known for comfort, and their Fresh Foam Roav V1’s are a great example of upholding that classic feature from the Maine-based company. Fresh Foams are made with an 8mm drop to give you proper support when in full stride. They’re equipped with a special “ultra-heel” that keeps the back end of the shoe fitting snug on your heel in all ranges of motion. You’ll find these runners for a budget-friendly price in a wide array of colors.
The best running shoes are always evolving and upgrading. Stay tuned as new releases drop throughout the year.
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
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