Zappos Sneakers For Women

The Best Women's Running Shoes 2017 - Sports Illustrated

If you’re a woman in the market for new running shoes, it’s easy to spend hours and hours searching for the perfect sneaker with the right look, fit, five-star review, comfort level and price. Luckily, we’ve been there and done that to help take the guesswork out of shopping for new running shoes.

When choosing the best running shoes, there are several features to consider: weight, support level, the sole (made up of the out sole layer, midsole or cushioning layer and the underfoot layer), the upper (body of the shoe, toe box and heel fit), heel drop height (how fat a running shoe's heel feels) and more.

After consulting some pro runners, two SI staffers with backgrounds in marathon running and athletics set out to find the best-of-the-best in women’s running shoes right now. We tested on the streets of New York City, on sidewalks, gravel paths and trails around New Jersey and in the gym, on treadmills and elliptical machines. Our testers even took the shoes into...