The Best Long Distance Running Shoes
High-mileage runners ask a lot of their shoes.
You need something soft enough to cushion unforgiving pavement, firm
enough to provide mile after mile of push-off, burly enough to take an
hours-long pummeling, light enough to keep the word “slog” from
darkening your thoughts—and durable enough that you don’t have to buy a
new pair every two months. Comfort will also take on all new importance,
as you’ll be spending a lot of time in your new shoes, whether that
time involves training for a marathon
or just upping your mileage for the joy and challenge of it. The quest
for a single shoe to cover all of those needs might sound more daunting than your upcoming long run,
but we’ve got you covered. See at-a-glance reviews of five of our top
picks or scroll deeper for longer reviews of these and other options,
plus buying advice.