In the current running shoe World there are so many new shoe releases, from countless brands, it’s hard to stay on top of what’s hype and what’s the real deal. Also, with prices constantly creeping up, it’s important to know the ones worth buying over the running shoe’s that are more of a marketing play. Like the “Nike Infinity run”, designed to prevent injuries or so they say. When their newer model the Nike Invincible is a much more effective shoe in doing that.
For this article I will be breaking down 5 running shoes using the following categories; 2 Mileage running shoes, 2 training running shoes and 1 road Racing shoe. We will be making independent articles on the best mileage running shoes, as well as the best training running shoes and the best racing shoes over road distances whether that’s Parkrun / 5K, 10K, Half marathon, Marathon, Ultra running or anything in between.
The best Mileage running shoe November 2021
Nike Invincible run
There has been some mixed reviews on this shoe, and I don’t actually understand why. For me, it’s the perfect easy day and recovery day running shoe. There is nothing on the market that comes close to it’s bounce and support. It’s perfect for reducing the risk of injury, with so much impact limitation. This shoe is an enigma. It also works amazingly for recovery days because the Zoomx foam literally makes you feel better after a run than before.
Obviously with Nike zoomX the price tag is high and the zoomX foam isn’t the most durable. I’d still suggest that everyone buys this shoe!
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 V10
So there is a newer version of this shoe. But the V10 is just better. And it’s always on discount! The New balance fresh foam V10 is basically the less exciting sibling of the Nike Invincible run. Not quite as soft, not quite as bouncy, not quite as expensive. However, it’s slightly more stable, has a more breathable upper and is more durable. Link to buy.
The best training running shoe November 2021
New Balance Rebel v2
This shoe features the softest super foam, the New balance Fuel Cell foam. I still can’t believe how good it feels, similar to running on clouds. A perfect upper, flexible, comfortable and breathable. This combination with the foam makes for a running shoe that’s a delight to run in. I always use it for my tempo workouts and threshold training. No shoe comes close.
Also, there’s no carbon plate, or any plate. So, if you’re used to a plate in your training shoe, it may take some time to transition. But even if you only train In plated shoes, you need to make an exception for this one. And for anyone who may have tried the New Balance rebel v1 and have been put off. I can’t put into words how different the two shoes are, in every way possible. You can read our in depth review of the New balance fuelcell rebel v2 here.
Adidas Adios 6
Adidas have almost seen like a lost cause in recent years. But with the Innovation of their super foam “light strike pro” and apparently the sudden ability to make great shoes again, there Adidas adios 6 is possibly the only shoe that fits the market description of “super flat”. It’s fast yet has enough foam for cushion and did I mention its FAST! This is now a personal favourite for me, when doing track sessions. The perfect shoe for when you want to go fast but don’t want to go into spikes.
Whilst we wait for the Nike Streakfly and the Adidas Takumi sen 8 to release, the adios 6 stands alone.Buy the Adidas Adios 6 here
The best racing shoe November 2021
Nike Next% 2
Obviously the Nike Vaporfly next percent was the industry leader by quite a margin. But then came along the Adidas Adios pro and the Asics Metaspeed sky to make the top level super shoe race a lot closer. But I’d honestly say the addition of the Vaporfly Next% 2 with the upper changes gave Nike the edge over the competition.
If you’re still yet to splash the cash on a super shoe, I would highly recommend you to. Even in some cases they may not make you any faster, especially in a 5K and 10K. But the way they reduce the battering your legs face in the race, I strongly believe their biggest benefit is in recovery and injury prevention. As well as helping you hold yourself together in the tougher stages of a race. That is mainly done through a great combination of a stiff Carbon plate and some mysterious “super” foam.
Thanks for reading The 5 best running shoes November 2021. Let us know your thoughts on what is the best running shoe in 2021.