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The 11 most cushioned running shoes - Check out the list here!

The 11 most cushioned running shoes - Check out the list here!

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 Written by Laura Nijhuis

 

Regardless if you are a beginner or an experienced runner, its incredibly important to have a comfortable and protective running shoe. You can´t get around the fact that running is one of those sports where the highest degree of stress is put on your joints.  Fortunately there are many options for running shoes with terrific cushioning which will bring you safely from A til B. Check out our tips for the most comfortable running shoes in the market right now! 

 

Most of the models in this piece are especially suited for longer runs, where max. comfort is essential. Nevertheless you can easily use these shoes for shorter runs if you just want luxurious and gentle cushioning for all your runs. Check out our softest and most comfortable running shoes here! 

 

HOKA ONE ONE BONDI 7

hoka one one bondi 7

There are not many running shoes that measure up to Hoka One One Bondi 7, in terms of soft and bouncy comfort. This running shoe has an enormous midsole compared to other - more classic running shoes, and consequently you are in for a different running experience from what you are used to. On the other hand you´ll be treated to max.protection and a gentle running experience which will feel like running on clouds. 

Read the review of Hoka One One Bondi 7 here

 

Type: Daily training, Recovery

Running style: Neutral

Weight: 303 g. (size US 9), 252 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 4 mm

  

buy hoka bondi 7 here

   

   

SAUCONY TRIUMPH 18

saucony triumph 18

Saucony Triumph 18 is a soft and comfortable running shoe with a flexible and foot-shaped sole ensuring a terrific fit. Saucony’s FormFit technology helps to make a comfortable running shoe like Triumph even better. Even if Triumph doesn´t necessarily have the softest midsole, the comfortable PWRRUN+ material still manages to make the shoe lively and bouncy. Saucony Triumph 18 guarantees excellent comfort throughout. 

Check out the review of Saucony Triumph 18 here.

 

Type: Daily training 

Running style: Neutral

Weight:  326 g. (size US 9), 266 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 8 mm

  

Buy saucony triumph 18 here

  

  

NEW BALANCE FRESH FOAM MORE V3

new balance fresh foam more v3

New Balance Fresh Foam More V3 is possibly the softest high-mileage training shoe in the market right now. The shoe has received a huge upgrade compared to previous versions and is now - thanks to the large amount of the extremely soft Fresh Foam X midsole foam incredibly soft and gentle. In spite of its thick midsole, the shoe feels light as a feather and very bouncy. If you are already a big fan of Hoka One One Bondi, you are also very likely to fall in love with New Balance Fresh Foam More V3!

Read the review of New Balance Fresh Foam More V3 here

 

Type: Daily training, Recovery

Running style: Neutral

Weight: 309 g. (size US 9), 248 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 4 mm (men), 4 mm (women)

  

buy nb ff more v3 here

  

  

ASICS NOVABLAST

asics novablast

Asics Novablast is a terrific shoe if you want an extremely soft running shoe well suited for your daily training and your fast runs. Novablast is soft, bouncy and therefore a rather fun running shoe. This is not least thanks to the relatively new FLYTEFOAM BLAST foam, which is cushioning, bouncy and provides great return energy. Great midsole padding provides protection and superior comfort on all your runs - regardless of your speed. 

Read the review of Asics Novablast here.

 

Type: Daily training, Racing/Competition

Running style: Neutral

Weight: 263 g. (size US 9, 224 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 10 mm (women) 

  

buy asics novablast here

  

  

MIZUNO WAVE SKY NEO

mizuno wave sky neo

Comfort is also clearly the keyword for Mizuno Wave Sky Neo, which is the first one of Mizuno’s running shoes equipped with the soft ENERZY CORE midsole cushioning. The midsole absorbs the shock waves sent through your body during your landing and helps your propulsion in the take-off. 

Its not the lightest shoe but (!) its possibly one of the most comfortable running shoes in this piece. That makes it ideal for your easy-going runs, your long runs and if you just want pure luxury on your runs. 

Read the review of Mizuno Wave Sky Neo here to get an impression of HOW soft and comfortable it is

 

Type: Daily training

Running style: Neutral

Weight: 335 g. (size US 9), 275 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 10 mm (women)

  

buy mizuno wave sky neo here

   

   

ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 23

asics gel-nimbus 23

Asics GEL-Nimbus is a classic which has been around for a while. Many of those runners who used Nimbus 20 years ago, still wear it today. The reason is that  Nimbus – despite having become softer in time - has kept its well-known fit and reliable cushioning. Asics GEL-Nimbus is for the runner who wants a running shoe which offers comfort which is neither too hard or too soft. 

Check out the review of Asics GEL-Nimbus 23 here.

 

Type: Daily training

Running style:  Neutral

Weight: 320 g. (size US 9), 272 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 13 mm (women)

 

buy asics gel-nimbus 23 here

  

  

BROOKS GLYCERIN 19 (GTS)

brooks glycerin 19

Brooks Glycerin is Brook’s most comfortable running shoe for high-mileage training and for the runner who wants max. cushioning. Glycerin is engineered with the soft and bouncy DNA LOFT foam which in terms of comfort fits in between NB 1080 V11 and the completely soft Bondi 7 and More V3 running shoes. You also get an amazing and gentle comfort in Glycerin without complettely losing touch with the surface. 

Check out the review of Brooks Glycerin 19 (GTS) here.

 

Type: Daily training

Running style:  Neutral (or stable if you choose the GTS-model)

Weight: 289 g. (size US 9), 247 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 10 mm (women)

 

buy brooks glycerin 19 here

  

  

ADIDAS ULTRABOOST 21

adidas ultraboost 21

The latest version of the popular Ultraboost offers more BOOST than ever before! ADIDAS have added 6% more BOOST to the midsole compared to previous versions. This makes ADIDAS Ultraboost 21 into a resilient running shoe with plenty of cushioning. ADIDAS Ultraboost 21 is not a specifically soft running shoe. On the contrary its for the runner who wants an equal share of cushioning and return energy on his runs. 

Check out the review of ADIDAS Ultraboost 21 here.

 

Type: Daily training

Running style: Neutral

Weight: 340 g. (size US 9), 297 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 10 mm (women)

 

buy adidas ultraboost 21 here

   

   

SAUCONY HURRICANE 23

saucony hurricane 23

First class stability and cushioning - thats what you get with Saucony Hurricane 23. Like Saucony Triumph, this running shoe is designed with the really comfortable and at the same time very responsive PWRRUN+ foam. Therefore you can count on ultimative protection. Saucony’s ingenous FORMFIT-technology as well as stabilizing elements in the sole and the heel cap help to correct your gait in order not to overpronate. Its without a doubt one of the most comfortable and cushioning pronation shoes in the market!

Check out the review of Saucony Hurricane 23 here.

 

Type: Daily training

Running style: Pronation

Weight: 326 g. (size US 9), 282 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 8 mm (men), 8 mm (women)

  

buy saucony hurricane 23 here

  

 

NIKE AIR ZOOM VOMERO 15

nike air zoom vomero 15

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 offers world class design, comfort and durability. Vomero is in many ways similar to Nike Air Zoom Pegasus – however, its a lot more comfortable! This is especially benefitial on your longer runs. Thanks to Nike’s ZoomX foam you also get lots of return energy which optimizes your run. In total Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 is a really comfortable running shoe which also provides options of running slightly faster than any of the other completely soft cruisers in this piece. 

Check out the review of Nike Air Zoom Vomero 15 here. 

 

Type: Daily training

Running style: Neutral

Weight: 295 g. (size US 9), 257 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 10 mm (women)

 

buy nike vomero 15 here

  

 

ASICS GEL-KAYANO 27

asics gel-kayano 27

If you overpronate, you should consider Asics GEL-Kayano 27. This stable running shoe provides great cushioning and control in terms of counteracting overpronation. Asics GEL-Kayano has a firm but resilient comfort which provides great return energy mile after mile. That combination is very appealing for many overpronators and as an Asics’ bestseller, Kayano has for a number of years been our best selling shoe.  

Read the review of Asics GEL-Kayano 27 here.

 

Type: Daily training

Running style: Pronation

Weight: 315 g. (size US 9), 260 g. (size US 7.5)

Heeldrop: 10 mm (men), 13 mm (women)

  

buy asics gel-kayano 27 here

  

  

  

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