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Men's Puma Softride One4all Sneakers
Puma

Men's Puma Softride One4all Sneakers

$69.99
Men's Nike Air Max SC Sneakers

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Nike

Men's Nike Air Max SC Sneakers

$90.00
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Shop Running Shoes for Men

Shoe Carnival is your destination for the best selection of affordable men’s running shoes from top athletic brands. Whether a sprinter, a long distance runner or anyone in between, we have the perfect fit at a price you’ll love. A good pair of running shoes should be durable and provide comfortable support throughout the entire run. They should be lightweight and have a breathable mesh upper as well as sufficient support for stability and stride control. If you run off-road you need tough trail running shoes with good traction, while track running shoes can help increase your speed and lengthen your stride. Recreational or competitive, make sure you run in the right shoes. No matter your goal, you'll find the right pair of men's running shoes from top brands like Brooks, Nike, Adidas, New Balance, ASICS, and Saucony.

How to Choose the Best Running Shoes

Investing in a good pair of running shoes can significantly improve overall experience and performance, but which brand and style are best? Personal preferences will vary, but here are a few helpful tips:

  • Where and how do you plan to run, i.e. casual jogging, training for a marathon, trail running, gym workouts, etc? The type of terrain will determine what style of running shoe will be best.

    • Road running shoes are designed especially for pavement and treadmill running. They are lightweight, flexible, and provide stabilizing support.

    • Trail running shoes are more durable and designed for tough terrain. They have thick soles with lugs for traction, and typically have stiffer midsoles which are better for running on uneven surfaces.

    • Cross training shoes have thinner, flatter soles for better balance during gym workouts or cross-training exercises.

  • Proper cushioning is critical for comfort, so give attention to the shoe’s midsole, particularly the firmness and thickness of the foam. Running shoes range from minimum to maximum cushioning, which can be judged by the thickness of the midsole.

  • The heel drop of a running shoe will determine where the foot will meet the ground after each stride. Most running shoes are thicker at the heel than at the toe, which is ideal for a more comfortable heel impact. But there are lower-drop and zero-drop options for runner's who prefer impact near mid-foot.

  • Understand your foot type to determine the best running shoe. Shoes with more arch support are preferable for flat footed runners, whereas more cushioning and flexibility are needed for feet with high arches.

  • Prevent discomfort, blisters, and injury by properly sizing and fitting running shoes. Shoe sizes can vary from brand to brand, so it's a good idea to try on a few pairs at your local Shoe Carnival store before making a decision. Be sure to accommodate for any thick running socks or insoles that will be worn, and there should be about a half-inch of space in the toe box. For wide feet, pick up a pair of men's wide-width running shoes.