Lightweight running

Lightweight Running Shoes

Suitable for runners who prefer a lightweight, responsive shoe for use in fast training or racing

By Ian Griffiths BSc (Hons) PGCert MChS, sports podiatrist

These shoes offer less protection than regular training shoes and therefore are generally recommended for people with more ‘neutral’ foot-type/gait. Lightweight shoes can also have a range of varying stability.

Think about buying these if:

  • You want a racing shoe but want more support and cushioning than you’d get from racing flats

Recommended Lightweight Shoes

Mens Shoes

Budget

Asics Gel Hyperspeed 3 Racing
  • Asics Gel Hyperspeed 3 Racing
  • Our Rating
  • A very lightweight racing shoe. Its fast responsive ride makes it ideal for racing distances from 5k to 10k.
  • Price£54.00
  • Purchase this Item

Mid-range

Asics GEL-DS TRAINER 14
  • Asics GEL-DS TRAINER 14
  • Our Rating
  • This lightweight favourite has the looks and technology to help you smash personal best times whilst maintaining excellent arch support and cushioning.
  • Price£81.00
  • Purchase this Item

High-end

Newton Gravity
  • Newton Gravity
  • Our Rating
  • The Gravity is a highly responsive, cushion trainer with patented Newton Active Membrane Technology™ in both heel and forefoot.
  • Price£130.00
  • Purchase this Item

Womens Shoes

Budget

Saucony Ladies Grid Sinister
  • Saucony Ladies Grid Sinister
  • Our Rating
  • Incorporates fleXion Plate technology designed to naturally propel runners onto their forefoot.
  • Price£35.00
  • Purchase this Item

Mid-range

Nike Ladies Air Zoom Elite Plus 4
  • Nike Ladies Air Zoom Elite Plus 4
  • Our Rating
  • Super breathable upper with supportive welds where you need them. Soft vamp overlays for a great push off.
  • Price£76.50
  • Purchase this Item

High-end

Newton Gravity
  • Newton Gravity
  • Our Rating
  • The Gravity is a highly responsive, cushion trainer with patented Newton Active Membrane Technology™ in both heel and forefoot.
  • Price£130.00
  • Purchase this Item