The Five Best Lightweight Running Shoes: Yes, These Are The Shoes You’ve Been Looking For

Hoka ONE ONE Cavu 2

Looking for a lightweight running shoe that delivers? Here are our five favorite choices for everything from daily running to long-distance training.

These masters of faster all clock in at less than nine ounces. Lace up instant responsiveness perfect for developing quicker paces and cardio capacity. Whether you’re marathon training or challenging race-day leaders, these five best lightweight running shoes deliver.

adidas Adizero Boston 7 

adidas adizero boston 7

WEIGHT: Men’s 8.8 oz | Women’s 7.5 oz

If the famed Boylston Street finish line is calling your name, you’ve got the answer. Sleek and cushioned with a touch of support for long-distance training runs, the Adizero Boston 7 serves up a comfy ride and feels like just enough shoe. You get responsive boost™ cushioning packed with spring-loaded speed and a slim, precise fit that wraps your foot like a glove.

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Saucony Kinvara 10

WEIGHT: Men’s 7.8 oz | Women’s 6.7 oz

One word: natural. If you love a natural feel, get back we think you’ll love the super soft, breathable Kinvara 10. With added flex in the forefoot and a seamless engineered mesh upper that effortlessly molds to your foot, these are the type of trainers you sometimes forget are on your feet. This is a versatile, lightweight choice for everything from short jogs to going the distance.

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New Balance 890v7

Womens New Balance 890v7 in White/Guava

WEIGHT: Men’s 7.1 oz | Women’s 5.5 oz

Ding, ding, ding…we have the lightweight winner! The absolute lightest of the batch, these speedy kicks are designed to be your go-to daily runners. People with wider feet will especially enjoy the roomy toebox while a gusseted tongue keeps that midfoot fit nice and snug. Perfect for shaving time off your pace or hitting the gym in style.

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See a full review of the New Balance 890v7 here.

HOKA ONE ONE Cavu 2

Hoka One One Cavu 2

WEIGHT: Men’s 7.2 oz | Women’s 5.8 oz

Clocking in a full ounce lighter than the original Cavu,  the Cavu 2 has a rubberized foam midsole that dishes up a smooth, lively ride no matter how fast (or slow) you’re running. Soft in the heel with a pop of responsive firmness up front, this is just right for daily training or lighter workouts when you want a bit more cushioning.

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Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit

WEIGHT: Men’s 8.4 oz | Women’s 7.2 oz

Lookin’ fly and flyin’ past your competition is the name of the game with the carbon-fiber launchpad magic of the Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit. A bit plusher and bouncier than the Zoom Fly, revel in a noticeably snappy, responsive ride that actually lands super soft for such a lightweight shoe. A great choice for distance running, record-breaking and race day.

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TEST RUN THESE SHOES FOR 90 DAYS

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