If you are looking for the best shoes for 5k, here is a list of some of the best shoes we have found.
Energize 2.0 from New Balance
The Energize 2.0 from New Balance is one of the most popular running shoes around today. It is also one of the most affordable running shoes on this list as well. The shoe has a lot going for it including being super light weight and breathable. It also has an impressive midsole that gives you cushioning and stability so your feet don’t get tired too quickly during your run.
The shoe also has a great sole that offers traction on any type of terrain which makes it perfect for those who love to run on different terrains like pavement or dirt paths.
Asics Gel Nimbus 19
When you are looking for comfort while running, you don’t want anything that is going to cause blisters or make your feet hurt more than they already do after a long run; this is where Asics comes in with their Gel Nimbus 19 model shoe. This shoe is made with a seamless upper mesh material that keeps your foot comfortable while still providing an excellent fit without any irritation points or areas where dirt can collect and become uncomfortable during use over time
Best Shoes For a 5k
THE BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR A 5K
If you’re training for a 5K run, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect pair of running shoes to keep you comfortable and supported.
Our Sportsshoes CTO and sub-16 minute 5K athlete Jon Cleaver, recommends a selection of racing category models that are fast, sleek and engineered to help you smash your 5K target.
*PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SHOES ARE NOT LISTED IN RANK ORDER*
- NIKE ZOOMX VAPORFLY NEXT% 2
- ASICS METASPEED SKY PLUS
- HOKA CARBON X 3
- NEW BALANCE FUELCELL RC ELITE V2
- BROOKS HYPERION ELITE 2
1. NIKE ZOOMX VAPORFLY NEXT% 2
Continue the next evolution of speed with a racing shoe made to you help chase new goals and records. The Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2 builds on the model racers everywhere love. It helps improve comfort and breathability with a redesigned upper. From a 10K to a marathon, the 2 still has the responsive cushioning and secure support to push you towards your personal best.
2. ASICS METASPEED SKY PLUS
The ASICS Metaspeed Sky Plus racing shoes are designed for stride-style runners who are looking to start fast and finish faster. Runners wearing these shoes will be able to take longer strides while conserving energy with each step. Thanks to an energetic midsole foam and a propulsive carbon plate, runners wearing these shoes will be able to conserve more energy while maintaining their pace at the later stages of the race.
3. HOKA CARBON X 3
Re-worked with a performance knit upper and an aggressive Meta-Rocker, this new racing shoe from HOKA ensures a secure fit and allows you to unlock propulsive speed. The responsive carbon fibre plate will keep you energised and moving fast on race day.
4. NEW BALANCE FUELCELL RC ELITE V2
Push past your best time with the Fuelcell RC Elite v2 from New Balance. These running shoes feature a FuelCell midsole and full-length carbon fibre plate for energy return, with a mid-foot cut out for weight reduction. The engineered knit upper and streamlined collar construction provide a supportive yet lightweight fit to help you pick up the pace.
5. BROOKS HYPERION ELITE 2
Ready to race? The ultralight Hyperion Elite 2 is Brooks‘ fastest shoe and keeps you in your preferred motion path, allowing you to run faster for longer.
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