Which is why choosing the running shoe that’s right for you is no small task. The shoes we lace up for our runs can make a big difference. Both our anatomy and our preferences come into play. Do you need shoes that support a neutral gait, or form correction for pronating? Do you need a wide toe box, or a narrower fit? Do you want to feel the road, or run on clouds?
In 2022, Well+Good readers (like you) were on the hunt for that Goldilocks pair. And based on what our readers actually bought, you weren’t going to just take a product description on its word.
“Far and away the data shows that readers want shoes podiatrists have approved, and for a specific activity or ailment,” Well+Good’s senior manager of commerce Catie Jaffe says. “It didn’t seem to matter as much about price or name brand (though everyone loves a sale), but more so about the claims the shoe makes in terms of how supportive or comfortable it will be for an activity, and whether an expert can approve that claim.”
That said, readers did have some fan favorites. Namely: shoes from Hoka One One. The brand known for thick soles and a wide base were some of our most-bought running sneakers. (And as an owner of the absolutely delicious-to-wear Bondi 8s, I can personally confirm your choices were good ones.) But Hokas weren’t the only brand y'all committed to. If you want to see what running shoes other Well+Good readers decided to cruise those miles in, here were some of the top sellers.
The 9 most popular running shoes Well+Good readers bought in 2022
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