Our 10 Best Running Shoes to Start 2019 – Road & Off-Road Running

New Goals and Challenges in 2019?
We’ve Boiled Down 10 Fantastic Options

Off-Road

 

 

Inov-8 | Roclite 275 G-Grip

Replacing the 305, this BRAND NEW shoe has 8mm drop, slightly softer cushioning, with high flexibility and uses G-Grip with Graphene to boost outosle durability by 50%. These are additions that will make this new Roclite very popular in 2019.

 

Altra | Lone Peak 4 Mesh

Where to start? It’s a cushioned, Zero Drop & FootShape trail shoe with plenty of protection at the toe and outsole, with a StoneGuard. It’s highly breathable, has a quick-fitting GaiterTrap and Women’s Altra shoes are built to suit anatomical differences, known as FIT4HER.

 

Scott | Supertrac Ultra RC

Take the extreme grip (and styling!) from the Supertrac RC and add extra cushioning and a slightly higher drop and you have a shoe that feels great on hard surfaces and supports you when you’re tiring, right up to ultra marthon distances!

 

Hoka | Challenger ATR 5

Max. cushioning and yet a modest 5mm drop make this shoe a truly versatile all terrain choice for those running road to trail. Loads of comfort but plenty of grip in the wet & a nice supportive heel counter.

VJ Sport | VJ XTRM

An aggressive out and out gripping machine exclusively for sticky fell mud and harsh technical mountainous terrain. Brought to you by a brand that’ll continue to grow fast in 2019 out of Orivesi in Finland.

Used by our own Kim Collision during his ultra marathons!

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Road

 


Hoka | Arahi 2

Hoka’s Arahi 2 is the 2nd gen. of a max. cushioning support shoe for mild to moderate overpronation. In an approach they call Dynamic Stability, it’s less rigid, very breathable and super comfortable. See Clifton 5 for max. cushioned neutral.

 

New Balance | 860 v9

A responsive cushioning support shoe for mild to moderate overpronation that feels nimble and features a more traditional 10mm drop. Your foot feels snug and secure and there’s still plenty of comfort at the longer distances.

 

Brooks | Dyad 10

A softer cushioning neutral shoe from very popular brand Brooks. It feels stable (great for those not looking for a fully fledged support shoe) and broad and remains perfect for orthotics. You can get the Dyad 10 in Wide and Extra Wide too, so there’s one that’ll feel great for you.

 

On | Cloudflyer Waterproof

You’ve got to take the iconic CloutTec cushioning for a spin in 2019. These feature a fantastically light weight and lugs positioned to help prevent inward rolling (overpronation) and adds a waterproof upper. It’s also highly reflective for your night runs.

 

Inov-8 | RoadClaw 240

Inov-8 have made some real strides in road running with shoes like the RoadClaw. At only 240g (hence the name) it is responsive, with a 4mm drop to really feel nimble and promote good form. Naturally, as an Inov-8 shoe, these will survive wet, trickier road conditions with a touch of grip!

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