10 Best Cushion Running Shoes
for March 2021

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Skechers Men's Max Cushioning Premier Vantage-Performance Walking & Running Shoe Sneaker, Black/Charcoal, 10.5

Skechers Men's Max Cushioning Premier Vantage-Performance Walking & Running Shoe Sneaker

Black/Charcoal, 10.5

by Skechers
What We like

OUTSOLE/BOTTOM: Lightweight, durable and flexible parametric web outsole provides multi-surface traction. Forefoot flex grooves aid in flexibility and promote a smooth transition. Mid-foot strike zone promotes efficiency in each stride.

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Product Features

  • MIDSOLE CUSHION: Cushioned responsive ULTRA GO comfort platform. INSOLE CUSHION: Air Cooled Goga Mat running insole for cooling comfort.
  • MACHINE WASHABLE shoe design - wash on gentle cycle cold, hang to air dry. WEIGHT: 10.4 oz. per shoe in a men's size 9. OFFSET: 6mm heel drop height. HEEL: 2 inch heel height.
  • UPPER: Virtually seamless engineered mesh fabric upper provides breathability and comfort. Synthetic hot-melt overlays at toe, heel and laces for added stability. Lace up front. Side S logo. Contrast colored midsole trim and detail.
  • Add more cushioned comfort and response to your run with the Skechers Max Cushioning Premier. A cushioned comfort running and walking design on an ULTRA GO cushioned platform.

Machine washable shoe design - wash on gentle cycle cold, hang to air dry. weight: 10.4 oz. per shoe in a men's size 9. offset: 6mm heel drop height. heel: 2 inch heel height. Add more cushioned comfort and response to your run with the Skechers max cushioning premier. a cushioned comfort running and walking design on an ultra go cushioned platform. Midsole cushion: cushioned responsive ultra go comfort platform. insole cushion: air cooled goga mat running insole for cooling comfort. Upper: virtually seamless engineered mesh fabric upper provides breathability and comfort. synthetic hot-melt overlays at toe, heel and laces for added stability. lace up front. side s logo. contrast colored midsole trim and detail.

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Skechers Men's Max Cushioning Elite-Performance Walking & Running Shoe Sneaker, Navy/Orange, 9.5

Skechers Men's Max Cushioning Elite-Performance Walking & Running Shoe Sneaker

Navy/Orange, 9.5

by Skechers
What We like

OUTSOLE/BOTTOM: Lightweight, durable and flexible parametric web outsole provides multi-surface traction. Forefoot flex grooves aid in flexibility and promote a smooth transition. Mid-foot strike zone promotes efficiency in each stride.

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Product Features

  • MACHINE WASHABLE shoe design - wash on gentle cycle cold, hang to air dry. WEIGHT: 11.5 oz. per shoe in a men's size 9. OFFSET: 6mm heel drop height. 2 inch heel height.
  • Add more cushioned comfort and response to your run with the Skechers Max Cushioning Elite. A cushioned comfort running and walking design on an ULTRA GO cushioned platform.
  • UPPER: Virtually seamless engineered mesh fabric upper provides breathability and comfort. Synthetic contrast colored grid overlay detail at front, sides and heel. Lace up front. Contrast colored midsole trim and detail. Side S logo.
  • MIDSOLE CUSHION: Cushioned responsive ULTRA GO comfort platform. INSOLE CUSHION: Air Cooled Goga Mat insole provides shock absorption and support.

Upper: virtually seamless engineered mesh fabric upper provides breathability and comfort. synthetic contrast colored grid overlay detail at front, sides and heel. lace up front. contrast colored midsole trim and detail. side s logo. Midsole cushion: cushioned responsive ultra go comfort platform. insole cushion: air cooled goga mat insole provides shock absorption and support. Add more cushioned comfort and response to your run with the Skechers max cushioning elite. a cushioned comfort running and walking design on an ultra go cushioned platform. Machine washable shoe design - wash on gentle cycle cold, hang to air dry. weight: 11.5 oz. per shoe in a men's size 9. offset: 6mm heel drop height. 2 inch heel height.

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Under Armour Men's Charged Rogue Running Shoe, Black (002)/Orange Glitch, 10.5

Under Armour Men's Charged Rogue Running Shoe

Black (002)/Orange Glitch, 10.5

by Under Armour
What We like

Removable, comfort sockliner provides

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Product Features

  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility
  • Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return
  • Engineered mesh upper is extremely lightweight & breathable, with strategic support where you need it
  • Lightweight, external heel counter for additional support that keeps the back of the foot locked in place

Lightweight, external heel counter for additional support that keeps the back of the foot locked in place Charged cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return Engineered mesh upper is extremely lightweight & breathable, with strategic support where you need it Neutral: for runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility

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New Balance Women's Fresh Foam 1080 V10 Running Shoe, Black/Outerspace, 9.5 W US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam 1080 V10 Running Shoe

Black/Outerspace, 9.5 W US

by New Balance
What We like

Sleek, Sporty Style: The lightweight but durable synthetic and mesh uppers of these comfortable kids running shoes feature no-sew construction for a sleek fit and feel

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Product Features

  • Cushioned Running Shoes for Every Runner: Part of the Fresh Foam X collection, these shoes use our latest advancements in data to design to deliver precise plushness exactly where you need it
  • Traction Kids Can Trust: Fresh Foam Arishi trail running shoes for kids are constructed with durable AT Tread outsoles to provide versatile traction for both on- and off-road activities
  • Technology in the Toes: A Toe Protect reinforced toe tip on these New Balance kids running shoes helps protect growing feet from rocks, roots and debris as kids head down the road less traveled
  • Plush Ride: These kids running shoes are ready to hit the trails with Fresh Foam midsole cushioning that is precision-engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride with every stride

Cushioned running shoes for every runner: part of the fresh foam x collection, these shoes use our latest advancements in data to design to deliver precise plushness exactly where you need it Technology in the toes: a toe protect reinforced toe tip on these New Balance kids running shoes helps protect growing feet from rocks, roots and debris as kids head down the road less traveled Plush ride: these kids running shoes are ready to hit the trails with fresh foam midsole cushioning that is precision-engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride with every stride Traction kids can trust: fresh foam arishi trail running shoes for kids are constructed with durable at tread outsoles to provide versatile traction for both on- and off-road activities

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New Balance Women's Fresh Foam More V1 Running Shoe, Light Cyclone/Reflection/Guava, 8 M US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam More V1 Running Shoe

Light Cyclone/Reflection/Guava, 8 M US

by New Balance
What We like

Synthetic

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Product Features

  • New Balance

New Balance

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New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi V2 Running Shoe, Black/Rose Gold, 9 M US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi V2 Running Shoe

Black/Rose Gold, 9 M US

by New Balance
What We like

Incredible Support: With a strong and durable rubber outsole, these kids' shoes provide impressive support and can stand up to daily wear-and-tear, no matter what your child gets up to

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Product Features

  • Great Fit: Designed with no-sew overlays to ensure a sleek fit and incredible feel, these kids' performance shoes will be a joy to wear for your active little one
  • Fresh Foam Running Shoes: The Arishi v2 running shoes feature built-in Fresh Foam midsole technology that is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Breathable Comfort: The synthetic and mesh uppers on these New Balance kids' running shoes create amazing breathability, helping to keep their feet comfortable when the pace picks up
  • Fun, Kid-Friendly Design: These shoes are designed for kids first, with playful colors, patterns and fun designs they're sure to love whether they're headed to school, practice or the park

Fresh foam running shoes: the arishi v2 running shoes feature built-in fresh foam midsole technology that is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride Great fit: designed with no-sew overlays to ensure a sleek fit and incredible feel, these kids' performance shoes will be a joy to wear for your active little one Breathable comfort: the synthetic and mesh uppers on these New Balance kids' running shoes create amazing breathability, helping to keep their feet comfortable when the pace picks up Fun, kid-friendly design: these shoes are designed for kids first, with playful colors, patterns and fun designs they're sure to love whether they're headed to school, practice or the park

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ALTRA Women's ALW1938F Duo 1.5 Road Running Shoe, Navy/Pink - 10 M US

ALTRA Women's ALW1938F Duo 1.5 Road Running Shoe, Navy/Pink

10 M US

by Altra Footwear
What We like

Stack Height: 30 mm

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Product Features

  • Outsole: FootPod
  • Midsole: Max-LT
  • Weight: 6.8 oz / 192 g
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Cushion: Max

Insole: 5 mm contour footbed Midsole: max-lt Cushion: max Weight: 6.8 oz / 192 g Outsole: footpod

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Brooks Launch 6 Grey/Black/Purple 8 D - Wide

Brooks Launch 6 Grey/Black/Purple 8 D

Wide

by Brooks
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT FIT: The one-piece mesh upper and internal bootie are so light and breezy, they feel like theyre not even there.

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Product Features

  • SPRINGY CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning and rebounding rubber create a springy feel underfoot.
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: This is a great option for neutral, efficient runners who dont like a super soft shoe. It has just-right spring and is light enough to be a race shoe for longer distances like the marathon.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.

Springy cushioning: biomogo dna midsole cushioning and rebounding rubber create a springy feel underfoot. Energized feel: delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed. This shoe is for: this is a great option for neutral, efficient runners who dont like a super soft shoe. it has just-right spring and is light enough to be a race shoe for longer distances like the marathon. Shoe size: "b" = medium width

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Skechers mens M.fit fashion sneakers, Navy, 12 X-Wide US

Skechers mens M.fit fashion sneakers

Navy, 12 X-Wide US

by Skechers
What We like

Memory Foam Insole

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Product Features

  • Cushioned mesh tongue
  • Lace-up sneaker featuring mesh upper with supportive overlays and padded collar

Cushioned mesh tongue Lace-up sneaker featuring mesh upper with supportive overlays and padded collar

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ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes, 11M, Electric Blue/White

ASICS Men's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes

11M, Electric Blue/White

by Asics
What We like

Flytefoam Lyte provides lightweight and durable cushioning that is also environmentally friendly.

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Product Features

  • Multi-directional mesh comprises the upper providing lightweight breathability for a plush irritant-free fit.
  • Asics High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.
  • Impact Guidance System (IGS) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition.
  • Gel Cushioning System uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact.

Gel cushioning system uses a silicone-based gel for responsive shock absorption on impact. Multi-directional mesh comprises the upper providing lightweight breathability for a plush irritant-free fit. Impact guidance system (igs) design creates a smooth and balanced heel-to-toe transition. Asics high abrasion rubber (ahar) in the heel is made of carbon rubber for exceptional durability.

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