Best Shoes For Marathon Running

If you’re reading this post, we are sure you are already aware that running a marathon isn’t a cake walk. There are walls to break through and a real risk of injury, however, after hours and hours of putting your best foot forward, it is all worth it when you cross the finish line in a time that you can be proud of. Marathon running is a risky but rewarding business; it is vital that you choose the right shoes that will help and not hinder you as you take on one the biggest challenges known to man. These are the shoes that we are going to list for you today.


Before we get to our list, we would just like you to remember that not all shoes are created equal, just like our feet. All of the shoes on this list are great to run a marathon in, but they might not be great for you. Our needs, weaknesses, inflexibilities and injuries are all different and so a shoe that is perfect for someone else, might not provide you with the support and flexibility that you need. It is crucial that you try on a lot of pairs of shoes on this list to find out which shoes suit your needs the best and break them in before the marathon. If you do this, you will have the very best pair of shoes for your feet, ready for the big day. With that in mind, here’s the best shoes for marathon running on the market right now.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

A great choice for the marathon runners that are looking for style mixed with comfort. The fresh foam inside provides a great cushion for the foot, yet it doesn’t restrict your movement or speed. The only let down on this shoe is the thick upper that provides great support but takes away some flexibility.

Asics GEL-Hyperspeed 6

Flexible, extremely lightweight and great traction, this new offering from Asics is perfect for anyone that is looking for a personal best or if you are a particularly fast runner. There isn’t a lot of cushioning in the Hyperspeed 6, though, so a half marathon or upping your pre-race miles is recommended to get used to them before the marathon.

Brooks Launch 3

A shoe that is under the 300g and has bags full of stability and a fair bit of cushioning. The weight has been lost on the upper that has been made thinner and more breathable than other versions. This is a great long distance running shoe or a racing shoe.


So, that is our list of marathon running shoes. There are more shoes on the market for marathons, but we believe these to be some of the very best that you can buy, they have crossed many a marathon finish line in their times.


We hope that you’ve found this list of shoes for marathons helpful. If you did and you would like to find out more about other running shoes, please take a look at some of the other articles on our blog. We have plenty of articles on here related to shoes for running, walking and also working out.

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