10 Best Lightweight Running Shoes
for February 2021

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adidas mens Lite Racer Byd Running Shoe, Grey Five/Black/Grey Metallic, 10.5 US
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adidas mens Lite Racer Byd Running Shoe

Grey Five/Black/Grey Metallic, 10.5 US

by adidas
What We like

Seamless 3 Stripes, Comfortable textile lining

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Product Features

  • Two tone stretch mesh upper with sock like construction
  • adidas Cloudfoam tongue label, adidas wordmark on heel strap, Webbing heel pull with 3 Stripes detail
  • TPU heel counter

Two tone stretch mesh upper with sock like construction adidas cloudfoam tongue label, adidas wordmark on heel strap, webbing heel pull with 3 stripes detail Tpu heel counter

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Under Armour mens Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black/Black, 11 US
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Under Armour mens Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe

Black/Black, 11 US

by UNDER ARMOUR
What We like

EVA sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort

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Product Features

  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
  • Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot
  • Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return
  • Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability

Neutral: for runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning Charged cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability

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ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 12M, Black/Sheet Rock
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ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes

12M, Black/Sheet Rock

by Asics
What We like

Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)

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ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 7.5M, Black/Silver
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ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes

7.5M, Black/Silver

by Asics
What We like

Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.

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adidas Women's Cloud foam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 7 Medium US
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adidas Women's Cloud foam Pure Running Shoe

White/White/Black, 7 Medium US

by adidas
What We like

Cloudfoam memory sockliner molds to the foot for superior step-in comfort

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Product Features

  • Combined Cloudfoam midsole and outsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning
  • Stretchable mesh upper for breathability
  • Stretchy, mesh running shoes with extra cushioning for all-day comfort

Stretchy, mesh running shoes with extra cushioning for all-day comfort Combined cloudfoam midsole and outsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning Stretchable mesh upper for breathability

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adidas mens Questar Flow Sneaker Running Shoe, White, 8.5 US
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adidas mens Questar Flow Sneaker Running Shoe

White, 8.5 US

by adidas
What We like

Synthetic outsole, Textile lining, Heel pull

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Product Features

  • Regular fit
  • Textile upper with TPU details
  • Lace closure

Regular fit Textile upper with tpu details Lace closure

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Brooks Women's Ghost 12, White/Pink, 9.5 B
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Brooks Women's Ghost 12

White/Pink, 9.5 B

by Brooks
What We like

SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11

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Product Features

  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether youre a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, youll find plenty to like.

Balanced, soft cushioning: biomogo dna and dna loft cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever. Soft, secure, fit: the newly engineered mesh and 3d fit print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure. This shoe is for: neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. whether youre a ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, youll find plenty to like. Smooth, stable ride: no matter how your foot lands, our segmented crash pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.

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New Balance womens Fuelcore Nergize V1 Sneaker, Black/Magnet, 8.5 Wide US
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New Balance womens Fuelcore Nergize V1 Sneaker

Black/Magnet, 8.5 Wide US

by New Balance
What We like

Lightweight Feel: The modern, eye-catching upper on these cross-trainers uses mesh and synthetic materials for a super lightweight feel that helps keep you light on your feet

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Product Features

  • These shoes have a performance fit. We recommend ordering a 1/2 size bigger than your typical NB size.
  • Midsole Cushioning: These New Balance sneakers feature a REVlite midsole that delivers incredibly lightweight cushioning and provides a responsive ride for comfortable all-day wear
  • Underfoot Comfort: With an NB Memory Sole Comfort Insert that offers a plush feel with every step, this everyday shoe for women was made for wearing anywhere and everywhere
  • Sleek Design and Supportive Fit: Stay comfortable and stylish as you go about your day with the contemporary bootie design. The bootie upper construction hugs your foot for a snug, supportive fit
  • Find Your Ideal Style: The FuelCore Nergize sneaker is available in a range of colors to suit your personal taste and preferences for easy, no-fuss styling you can dress up or down with ease

Find your ideal style: the fuelcore nergize sneaker is available in a range of colors to suit your personal taste and preferences for easy, no-fuss styling you can dress up or down with ease Midsole cushioning: these New Balance sneakers feature a revlite midsole that delivers incredibly lightweight cushioning and provides a responsive ride for comfortable all-day wear Underfoot comfort: with an nb memory sole comfort insert that offers a plush feel with every step, this everyday shoe for women was made for wearing anywhere and everywhere Sleek design and supportive fit: stay comfortable and stylish as you go about your day with the contemporary bootie design. the bootie upper construction hugs your foot for a snug, supportive fit These shoes have a performance fit. we recommend ordering a 1/2 size bigger than your typical nb size.

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Brooks Men's Ghost 12, Navy/Gold, 11 D
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Brooks Men's Ghost 12

Navy/Gold, 11 D

by Brooks
What We like

SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11

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Product Features

  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether youre a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, youll find plenty to like.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.

Soft, secure, fit: the newly engineered mesh and 3d fit print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure. This shoe is for: neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. whether youre a ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, youll find plenty to like. Smooth, stable ride: no matter how your foot lands, our segmented crash pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions. Balanced, soft cushioning: biomogo dna and dna loft cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.

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Brooks Women's Adrenaline GTS 20, Ebony/Fuchsia, 9.5 B US
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Brooks Women's Adrenaline GTS 20

Ebony/Fuchsia, 9.5 B US

by Brooks
What We like

THIS SHOE IS FOR: Runners who need a perfect blend of support, cushion, flexibility, and reliability. The modernized, streamlined design satisfies runners who crave a low-profile look.

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Product Features

  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides just the right amount of stability and support, great for overpronation while providing high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Adrenaline GTS 19
  • MODERNIZED FIT: A new streamlined, engineered mesh upper with 3D Fit Print offers the structure and proven fit the Adrenaline is known for-without excess bulk.
  • GUIDERAILS HOLISTIC SUPPORT SYSTEM: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runners body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT Crash Pad cushions each footfall and works with BioMoGo DNA to adapt to your every stride.

Balanced, soft cushioning: the dna loft crash pad cushions each footfall and works with biomogo dna to adapt to your every stride. Guiderails holistic support system: we've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runners body: the knees. guiderails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check. Modernized fit: a new streamlined, engineered mesh upper with 3d fit print offers the structure and proven fit the adrenaline is known for-without excess bulk. Support and cushion: provides just the right amount of stability and support, great for overpronation while providing high energizing cushioning. ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! predecessor: adrenaline gts 19

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