Best running shoes for a marathon
Our first selection is a category for our best overall trainers that work well for putting in the miles and having that lightweight feel to race in. Keep on reading on to find out our recommended cushioned shoes for a marathon, the best value, our top products for a fast marathon and our recommended shoe for runners with wide feet.
BEST FOR TRAINING AND RACING
New Balance 1080v10 / £140 - The sponsor's of the London Marathon, need we say more? This shoe has been made for a marathon, with a stylish look complimented with the high levels of cushioning and increased energy return to give you that needed spring in your step!
Nike ZoomFly 3 / £140 - Featuring take down tech from the Next%, a carbon fibre plate for a trademark spring is in place, but in a shoe more suited to the masses wanting a more durable race shoe.
BEST CUSHIONED SHOES
4 / £120 - Much like the HOKA Clifton, but with the support. It is light but offers effective guidance from the that wraps under the heel and along the instep for some gentle support.
Saucony Hurricane 22 / £140 - A luxurious shoe with a supportive and smooth ride thanks to the + midsole. most cushioned stability shoe which will provide comfort and protection mile after mile.
Mizuno Wave Horizon 4 / £150 - Offering unmatched cushioning with pronation control this shoe would be great for a larger guy with a heavier strike
HOKA Rincon / £105 - A lightweight mileage shoe. Lighter than the Clifton because of a stripped back upper. Still very cushioned. The combination gives a feeling. At £105 it is a steal.
Adidas SL20 / £100 - A neutral shoe that looks fast, feels light and features top end additions like Continental rubber for class leading grip.
BEST FOR BEGINNERS
Brooks Bedlam 2 / £130 - A responsive shoe with gentle support. Rather than a dual-density post or plastic insert these have guides that help to gently move your foot through the gait cycle. Perfect for running further, easier.
BEST TRAINERS FOR A FASTER RUNNERS
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 / £160 - A great fast shoe without spending a fortune. Iconic styling, brilliant performance from the Zoom X Midsole and a tapered heel collar removes pressure which is important when running faster and striking mid-foot.
Carbon X / £160 - A stable but lightweight race day shoe with an engineered carbon plate for fantastic propulsion.
Saucony Kinvara 11 / £115 - The go to fast Marathon shoe for the masses from Saucony. A classic with a breathable mesh upper, PWRRUN+ tech for cushioning and a 4mm drop to promote a more natural gait cycle
BEST FOR WIDE FOOT RUNNERS
Salomon Sonic 3 Balance / £125 - Runners World winner of 'Best New Shoe' of 2020. It uses 2 distinct foams in its midsole to offer cushioning and propulsion. A roomy toe box and breathable upper will help to keep blisters at bay too.