Living The Best Running Shoe Brands  

Alby Thompson
Originally by
22k votes 3.5k voters 117.5k views 41 items

List Rules Vote up the most reliables brands based on their models of shoes that are specifically designed for running

The top sneaker and running shoe brands, ranked by the people who wear them. These athletic shoe companies produce the majority of running shoes sold in the United States, though some of the brands are worldwide.

Though initially designed to aid in exercise, and compliment an athletic workout, running shoes and sneakers have become commonly worn as casual, everyday shoes. They are sometimes also called gym shoes, tennis shoes, sport shoes, jogging shoes, sneaks and, in the United Kingdom, "trainers" (short for "training shoe.") The first athletic shoes were primarily designed for playing basketball. In fact, basketball star and Converse spokesman Chuck Taylor became so synonymous with the Converse "All Star" brand of sneakers, they continue to be known today as "Chuck Taylors."

Today, though most popular just as a casual street shoe, athletic shoes have been sub-divided into a variety of categories, and each sport or physical activity really has its own dedicated shoe - hiking/climbing shoes, basketball shoes, football shoes, tennis shoes, cross-training shoes and so on. This list deals specifically with shoes designed for running and jogging.
Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page.
list ordered by
1
1,559 543
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing
2
1,314 427
Adidas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Design
3
1,009 522
ASICS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment, Sportswear
4
745 487
Reebok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment
5
709 436
Puma SE is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Men's Footwear (except Athletic) Manufacturing, Women's Footwear (except Athletic) Manufacturing, Sports equipment
6
563 406
Converse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
deeez nuts added Sports equipment, Footwear Manufacturing
7
610 411
Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing
8
459 377
Vans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
rockstaryou4 added
9
499 444
Sketchers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
comet2b added
10
447 357
Saucony is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment, Sportswear
11
344 323
Mizuno Corporation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Textile, Manufacturing
12
427 351
Brooks Sports is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment
13
307 314
The Timberland Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
tarekh020 added Fashion, Textile, Footwear Manufacturing
14
242 272
Merrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing, Footwear
15
293 250
Skechers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Zaych added Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing
16
161 182
Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing, Retail
17
122 262
Umbro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
irfanalhadi.123 added Textile, Clothing
Manufacturing, Design, Sports equipment
18
149 199
Salomon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
19
152 248
Champions is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
20
110 189
ECCO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
21
112 196
Hoka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
22
100 231
Newton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
23
111 273
Vibram Five Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
24
53 146
On is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
25
56 165
Altra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands