This is a question we get a lot at the house that is ‘. We definitely don’t blame you for wanting to look out for your wallet when you’re shopping for new shoes, particularly when you’re 70-mile weeks racking up and desiring a fresh pair every month or two. Luckily, there are many strong running shoe choices under $100; and the best one for you’ll depend on what you’re looking for.
Light, Flexible Running Shoes under $100
Asics Gel Lyte33 2
The Asics Gel Lyte33 2 was the surprise of the year for us up to now. It feels totally different than it’s forerunner (in an excellent way), and offers a soft yet bouncy feel with a quality ride. We credit the mix SpEVA/Solyte midsole; which gives a specially fine feel for mid/forefoot strikers where the shoe supplies full-depth SpEVA foam.
New Balance 730 v2
Flexible might be the first word that comes to mind when you consider the New Balance 730 v2. This shoe has many of the upper that run on the generous side, responsive ride, and the points we adored about the original, including a low beginning. In addition, we believe it’s one of the best appearing New Balance shoes for 2013.
Nike Free 4.0
If you need to get the Nike Free encounter in your feet for under a hundred’; then reach for the Nike Free 4.0. This Free version doesn’t get as much focus as the Free 5.0 (nee Free Run) or the minimal Free 3.0 v5; but it still offers all the classic characteristics of a Free running shoe: extreme flexibility, great cushioning, and a breathable, sock-like upper.
Zero-Drop Running Shoes under $100
Despite its small price tag, the Saucony Virrata has the power. It’s a pleasant place and a functionality fit just behind the ball of the foot – but it appears to feel good irrespective of how your foot lands. Unlike zero-drop layouts, this shoe has a lot of padding underfoot.
Broad-footed “barefoot” running shoes of the world, rejoice! The Altra Samson (and the Girls’ model, the Altra Delilah) has a rectangular toe box that comfortably adapts broader feet without rubbing or causing blisters. In addition, it has a removable sock liner so you can get incredibly close to the earth.
Merrell Vapor Glove
The Merrell Vapor Glove is a great shoe for barefoot runners who need a stable shoe they need a little additional protection and hit a rough patch of earth.
Trail Jogging Shoes under $100
New Balance Women’s WT10v1 Minimus Trail Running Shoe
Many trail aficionados reach for the New Balance 110 for a lightweight shoe with a great sense of the trail, on race day. This shoe picked up lots of fans when it was established in January 2012, and it continues to go strong with a winning combination of styling, fit and earth protection. Be attentive when running on surfaces that are wet, these shoes can get just a little slick.
Then reach for the Montrail FluidFlex if you need a trail shoe that packs a serious impact in the cushioning section. Thanks in part to its platform that is exceptionally squishy; this shoe is an all-around choice that performs well both on and off the trail.
The Altra Superior is an excellent option for a runner who needs a zero-drop trail shoe with an adequate quantity of stone protection. Removable StoneGuard chemises under the sock liner protect the feet from stone bruising and to disperse shock. The Trail Rudder in the heel offers added stability during steep descents.
Racing Flats under $100
New Balance MR1400/WR1400
For a well-rounded level, reach for the New Balance 1400. The RevLite foam offers superb protection from the shoe’s close, and the earth, operation fit keeps your foot locked down so you can move forward.
Saucony Fastwitch 6
The Saucony Fastwitch 6 is a space level with a little pronation support. The Fastwitch 5 is not a bit softer than the present version of this shoe, but it stays without a doubt a quick shoe that’s a powerful race-day choice.
Mizuno Wave Musha 5
Quick, strong and lightweight, the Mizuno Wave Musha 5 will have you prepared for your next race. Like the Fastwitch, minimal pronation support is offered by it. We enjoy the open feel of the stage; and are especially appreciative of having a little more room in the upper when compared with the snug-fitting Musha 4.