Living The Best Running Shoe Brands  

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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
1,534 524
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

2
1,289 420
Adidas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Design

3
985 509
ASICS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment, Sportswear

4
737 470
Reebok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment

5
701 423
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
556 391
Converse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
deeez nuts added Sports equipment, Footwear Manufacturing

7
600 397
Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing

8
450 367
Vans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
rockstaryou4 added

9
497 432
Sketchers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
comet2b added

10
341 311
Mizuno Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Textile, Manufacturing

11
430 350
Saucony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment, Sportswear

12
413 343
Brooks Sports is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment

13
302 304
The Timberland Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
tarekh020 added Fashion, Textile, Footwear Manufacturing

14
238 263
Merrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing, Footwear

15
290 240
Skechers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Zaych added Footwear Manufacturing, Footwear Manufacturing

16
157 175
Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Clothing, Retail

17
120 255
Umbro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
irfanalhadi.123 added Textile, Clothing
Manufacturing, Design, Sports equipment

18
144 192
Salomon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

19
149 243
Champions is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

20
109 182
ECCO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

21
105 191
Hoka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

22
99 228
Newton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

23
108 271
Vibram Five Fingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

24
53 143
On is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands

25
46 137
Chaco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Running Shoe Brands
Sports equipment