Finding the best men’s running shoes for your needs can be a challenge. There are hundreds of great running shoes to choose from, and sifting through all of them is a never-ending process.
At Fleet Feet, we’re constantly searching for the best running shoes for men and all runners, including ourselves. We research, test and write about as many men’s running shoes as we can to assess how well they hold up to their intended purpose: to deliver a comfortable running experience.
There are sometimes also differences between men’s shoes and the best running shoes for women of the same model. If shoe designers created models for each gender, we outline how each shoe is different.
After putting many shoes through their paces, we think these are the best men’s running shoes for (almost) every type of run:
[This article is part of the Fleet Feet Buyer’s Guide for The Best Running Shoes 2022. Find all the best running shoes from the top brands for all situations.]
What Does “Best” Mean?
It’s impossible to say definitively that these are the best men’s running shoes for all male runners.
There are so many factors to consider when picking the right men’s running shoes for yourself—not to mention personal preferences—that we can’t say which men’s shoes will be the best for you. Instead, we chose the men’s running shoes that we think will work for most men, most of the time.
At the end, you’ll have personalized recommendations for men’s running shoes that are tailored to your size and needs.
How We Chose the Best Men’s Running Shoes
We used data from our fit id® outfitting process, interviews with designers and real-life wear testing to determine the best men’s running shoes for most runs and the most runners.
You can shop with confidence at Fleet Feet: We offer free shipping on all orders over $99, and you have 60 days to return any gear if you don’t like the way it looks, fits or feels. Plus, with our price-match guarantee, you can make sure you never pay too much for a new pair of running shoes.