Living The Best Running Shoe Brands  

Alby Thompson
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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.
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1
1,531 523
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

2
1,286 420
Adidas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Design

3
984 508
ASICS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment, Sportswear

4
735 469
Reebok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment

5
700 422
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
554 390
Converse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
deeez nuts added Sports equipment, Footwear Manufacturing

7
598 397
Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing

8
449 366
Vans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
rockstaryou4 added

9
496 432
Sketchers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
comet2b added

10
340 311
Mizuno Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Textile, Manufacturing

11
429 350
Saucony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment, Sportswear

12
413 342
Brooks Sports is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment

13
302 303
The Timberland Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
tarekh020 added Fashion, Textile, Footwear Manufacturing

14
238 262
Merrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing, Footwear

15
289 240
Skechers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Zaych added Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing

16
157 174
Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing, Retail

17
120 254
Umbro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
irfanalhadi.123 added Textile, Clothing
Manufacturing, Design, Sports equipment

18
144 191
Salomon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

19
148 243
Champions is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

20
109 181
ECCO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

21
105 190
Hoka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

22
99 227
Newton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

23
108 270
Vibram Five Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

24
53 142
On is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

25
46 136
Chaco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment