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7 Best Running Shoes For Men

05/05/2014 12:16 EDT | Updated 05/05/2014 12:59 EDT
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Last year's running shoes getting a little tired? Fortunately, activewear brands have been busy coming up with new styles and new technology to offer their best running shoes yet. Here is a selection of the season's top picks for men.

Best Running Shoes For Men

Lotto Flyzone III Dual

A minimalist construction and breathability characterize this running shoe from the Italian brand. The upper is made of ultra-breathable nylon mesh, and the outsole is reinforced in places subject to wear and tear.

Price: around $75

Puma FAAS range

No two runners are alike, so Puma lets customers choose their ideal heel-to-toe drop and cushioning level when selecting a running shoe in this range. Runners who prefer a minimal feel can opt for the minimal cushioning level (100), while those who want the softest ride possible can opt for the maximum level of 1000. The range has a number of new models, including the

Faas 700 V2.

Price: $80

Nike Free 5.0

To its collection of running shoes with reflective details allowing joggers to stay safe after dark, Nike has added the Free 5.0, which has an 8mm heel-to-toe drop. According to the brand, the Free 5.0 provides a sensation halfway between barefoot running and a classic sneaker.

Price: $100

Reebok Sublite Duo

Everything about this running shoe is geared towards maintaining a minimal weight without sacrificing comfort or durability. The outsole, for example, has carbon rubber reinforcement only in the areas most subject to wear. The upper is made with the brand's seamless 3D FuseFrame construction.

Price: $79.99

Salomon X-Tour

Specializing in trail running, Salomon has branched out to cater to city runners and freerunners, who enjoy confronting various obstacles in the urban landscape.The X-Tour combines the roll and rebound of a road running shoe with the enhanced traction of a trail shoe.

Price: around $125

Helly Hansen Panarena VTR

Technically a cross trainer rather than a dedicated running shoe, the Panarena VTRL is nonetheless an excellent jogging companion, especially thanks to its optimized heel and forefoot cushioning for impact absorption and rebound.

Price: $100

New Balance 890V4

This new version of New Balance's popular running shoe was designed for training and competitions of all distances. The blown rubber outsole lessens impact while optimizing rebound, while the lightweight, no-sew upper hugs the foot in just the right places.

Price: $109.99