The most popular running shoes on W+G in 2022

Sixty-six runs. 36 hours. 163.5 miles. That’s the time and distance I recorded running in 2022, according to my Nike Run Club app. But I’m not alone. Of course, I had help – from my running shoes. Every mile and minute I run, my shoes are always with me.

That’s why choosing the right running shoe for you is no easy task. The shoes we lace up when we run can make a big difference. Both our anatomy and preferences come into play. Do you need shoes that support normal gait or form correction for pronunciation? Do you need a wide toe box, or a better fit? Do you want to feel the way, or run on clouds?

In 2022, Well+Good readers (like you) are on the hunt for that pair of Goldilocks. And based on what our readers actually bought, you won’t just take a product description by its word.

“The data shows that readers want shoes that are approved by podiatrists and for a specific activity or condition,” said Catie Jaffe, Well+Good senior commercial director. “It doesn’t seem like the price or the brand is as important (although everyone loves discounts), but more important than the claims the shoe makes about how supportive or comfortable it is for a person. operation and whether an expert can approve the claim.”

That said, readers have had some fan favorites. Specifically: shoes from Hoka One One. Brands known for their thick soles and wide soles are some of our most purchased running sneakers. (And as an owner of the incredibly easy-to-wear Bondi 8s, I can personally confirm your picks are good ones.) But Hokas isn’t the only brand you’re committed to. conclude. If you want to see what running shoes other Well+Good readers have decided to travel the miles on, here are some of the best-selling shoes.

9 pairs of running shoes most purchased by Well+Good readers in 2022

Side view of On's blue running shoes.

On Cloudstratus — $169.99

With a wide forefoot and 8mm drop, On’s Cloudstratus running shoe is the best support in their lineup and is designed specifically for distance running.

Side view of thick sole white Hoka running shoes.

Hoka Bondi SR — $175.00

Designed as an everyday shoe, these neutral supportive sneakers are recommended to help relieve foot pain thanks to their soft cushioning. Plus, they’re made from waterproof leather.

Side view of the blue Hoka running shoe with rainbow sherbert sole.

Hoka Kawana — $140.00

Hoka’s Kawana running shoes are designed for support and cushioning. At 8.4 ounces, they’re a bit heavier than other Hokas, thanks to all the foam in the midsole, but it’s all there to help make every stride feel comfortable.

Side view of the black Hoka running shoe with ruby ​​red sole.

Hoka Bondi 8 — $165.00

There’s no other way to say it: The eighth version of Hoka’s Bondi style is slim and sexy. They are the most cushioned shoes Hoka has to offer, and Well+Good editors love them. you can read Full review here.

An Asics coral running shoe.

Asics Gel-Kayano 28 — $100.00

Originally $160, now on sale for $100

These Asics are designed for shock absorption and stable support, which means they’re a stiffer shoe—making them a great choice for both running and walking.

A pair of white New Balance sneakers with pink and gold accents when viewed from the side.

New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v12 — $105.00

Originally $135, now on sale for $105.

The flexible fabric and wide toe box of these New Balance shoes help them fit comfortably to most foot shapes. They also have added arch support and full foam for a comfortable stride.

a pair of black sneakers with pink and white elastic bands from Vionic

Vionic Zeliya Lace-up Sneakers — $100.00

These ortho Vionic lace-up sneakers feature a cushioned outsole and lightweight, breathable upper. They serve as running shoes but are also great everyday loafers.

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