Danny’s Top 10 Running Shoe Recommendations

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What are the best running shoes for your feet? Minimal, no-nonsense running shoes.

The running shoes listed below perform well for anyone working on their midfoot strike. They’re all minimal, flexible and light-weight. These aren’t the only shoes that are good, but they’re some of the best running shoes out there. Shoe companies are continuously designing new running shoes and releasing them monthly, so be sure to understand the requirements of a good minimal running shoe when shopping. Keep in mind that these shoes are only recommendations. Since everyone has different feet and different tastes when it comes to comfort and feel with their shoes, we leave it up to you to do the full research at your local running shoe store to see which shoes actually work best for your feet and running needs.

Adidas Adizero Rocket
Brooks Mach II Spikeless
INOV-8 Talon 212 or Rocklite 295
Mizuno Wave Ronin 2
New Balance MT100
Newton Isaacs
Nike Free 3.0
Puma Cabana Racer II
Vibram Five Fingers KSO or Trek
VivoBarefoot EVO

Remember that when transitioning to minimal running shoes, a gradual change needs to be made. Take both pairs (old and new) out on your LSD and rotate every few miles, or rotate pairs on every other run.

For more detailed information on all of the above shoes, visit Danny’s blog.


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