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The best running shoes for beginners in 2022

The best running shoes for beginners in 2022

We have processed over 100 beginner running shoes for your reference. These pairs are selected specifically for beginners and for each model of sneakers we wrote out the PROS and CONS.

1. Brooks Ghost 14

PROS: Stabile, responsive, good blend of support and cushioning
CONS: Higher heel drop, less breathable upper

2. Saucony Ride 15

PROS: Lighter than it seems, smooth heel to toe transitions, protective cushion, well-fitting, airy for summer runs
CONS: Not for fast runs, gets firmer in cold, long-term rubber resistance still to be determined, little bounce

3. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39

PROS: Stable ride, high durability, improved comfort, lighter than the Pegasus 38
CONS: Narrow toe box for wide feet, warm upper, not for recovery days

4. Adidas Supernova+

PROS: Excellent energy return, lightweight, durable, secure lockdown, price
CONS: Not for wet roads, not for hot weather, fits narrow

5. HOKA One One Clifton 8

PROS: Lightweight, great for easy miles, wider toe box, flexible, breathable
CONS: Low energy return, not made for speed

6. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22

PROS: DNA loft midsole, guide, rails, comfortable, durable
CONS: Heavy, 12 mm drop, longer break in time

7. New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v12

PROS: Protective cushion, lively ride, smooth transitions, comfy upper, durable, wide toe box, great heel hold
CONS: Not for narrow feet, bottom-heavy for fast runs, breathability