The Boston is a bit more muffling than a full-on-flat, but for amateurs who wear it only in fast races without fatigue on their legs and make the Boston a comfortable shoe for training runs too. In Boston, you can easily ride up to the marathon distance, although some prefer a still padded shoe for the entire 42.2 km.
It is very expensive and difficult to obtain, but the 4% of Vaporfly have earned rave reviews since their launch in 2017. There is even research that supports the claim that you are walking 4% faster. We have not yet managed to get a pair ourselves, but universal recognition from elsewhere means that the 4% of Vaporfly earn the marathon crown. However, you may need to find an alternative plan, as the 4% are rarely in stock anywhere.
Buy At Nike | 199,95 €
Nike Zoom Fly The little brother of the Vaporfly may not have the carbon plate and the ZoomX foam that makes up the 4%, but it is Still an excellent marathon racer with a stack of stiff foam that will propel you for long stretches. £ 109, Buy now at runnersneed.com
Adidas Adizero Boston 7 Our choice for the best road racer is a strong contender for lighter, faster runners who are comfortable in the full marathon , £ 107.95, ready for sale at sportssshoes.com
Saucony Kinvara 9 This is a lightweight, low-heeled shoe that runs much faster than its slightly bulky frame suggests. The Kinvara 9 is a shoe that has grown to the rigors of most training sessions and impressed over 42.2 km on race day. £ 115, can be purchased at saucony.com
Best Highly Padded Running Shoes
Our selection: Hoka One One Clifton 5
If you are looking for an extremely cushioned shoe, Hoka One One will always come to your mind. The Clifton 5's massive padding provides a very soft ride over any distance, but the shoe is still light enough to handle faster driving when needed, no doubt working best on lighter days.
Buy from the Runners Need | £ 115
Brooks Glycerin 16 A thick stack of upholstery and a plush upholstery mean Glycerin 16 is extremely soft. It's a great shoe if you're looking for maximum comfort while running. £ 135, buy at runnersneed.com
Saucony Triumph ISO 4 With the Triumph ISO 4 you can comfortably cover endless kilometers, but it is also one of the muted options thanks to the energy-returning Everun midsole. £ 140, can be purchased at saucony.com
Most Stylish Running Shoes
Our selection: Adidas Ultra-Boost Parley 
] You do not have to be ashamed to have running shoes that you can wear even when you're not running. Honestly, given the cost of running shoes today, you should have as much of it as possible. The Ultraboost is the ideal all-rounder with lots of boost cushioning for your runs and a stylish knit upper. We chose the Parley version because it's made from recycled plastic and the environment is currently so hot. Besides, it looks great.
Buy at Adidas | 199,95 €
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Nike Epic React The durable React foam in the sole means that the Epic React holds 1,000 km without crumbling and the uncomfortable Design means you can Share this distance between walking and strolling through the city. The lightweight React is an excellent running shoe that is suitable for all types of training and is also a good choice for longer races. € 129.95, for sale at nike.com
Our Choice: Asics Gel Kayano 25
As the name indicates, this is the 25th iteration of the Kayano line, which is intended to give some idea of how popular it is with runners seeking extra support to avoid over-emphasizing while running. The medial support system keeps the foot from rolling too far, while the Flytefoam in the sole will help you jump long distances through high speed.
Buy at Asics | £ 155
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 Another long-time favorite with stability-shoe-seeking runners, the Adrenaline GTS 18 has a diagonal roll bar in the midsole. The foot is overpriced on landing. £ 120, can be purchased at brooksrunning.com
Saucony Liberty ISO This is a great choice for those who do not overpronate and feel uncomfortable in a sturdy shoe like the Kayano or Adrenaline GTS. The Liberty ISO is relatively lightweight for a stability shoe and a great choice for longer road races. £ 150, can be purchased at saucony.com