✅ TOP 5: Best Running Shoes 2020

Are you looking for the best running shoes? In this video, we will breakdown the top running
shoes on the market. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best running shoes on the market, we have included links in the description for each
product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which one is in your budget
range. Starting off at number 1 we have the Nike
Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2. Nike’s Pegasus line has always been a go-to
option for runners seeking a solid all-round running shoe to train and race in, but the
introduction of the souped-up Pegasus Turbo has taken that to another level. The Turbo was launched in 2018 and immediately
blew both the Pegasus 35 and every other all-rounder shoe out of the water in offering the ideal
combination of comfort and speed, and the Turbo 2 is just as impressive as its predecessor. In the midsole you’ll find a combination
of two of Nike’s proprietary foams – ZoomX and React. ZoomX is the lightweight, bouncy foam used
in the Vaporfly and it’s pretty much perfect aside from the fact it’s not all that durable,
which is fine in a pure racing shoe like the Vaporfly, but not the Pegasus Turbo, which
has many training miles to cover as well. Thus the hardy React foam has been added to
the midsole to increase the durability of the Turbo, with great results – we found
our set of the first edition of the shoe lasted well beyond 500 miles. The second edition of the Pegasus Turbo leaves
the brilliant midsole unchanged but has an updated upper, which is lighter and more breathable
than on the original shoe. It’s not a huge change, but the good news
is that Nike also did away with the racing stripe that ran down the centre of the first
Pegasus Turbo, so the new shoe is easier on the eye as well. At number 2 we have the Hoka One One Rincon. The Rincon has a lot of standout features
on paper – it’s very light at 218g (men’s) while still having ample cushioning, and Hoka’s
early stage Meta-Rocker is always impressive in delivering a smooth heel-to-transition. What’s more, you get all of that for $105,
which is a bargain in a running shoe market that’s now stretching well beyond $200. However, what really stands out about the
Rincon when you actually run in it is how fun it is. It’s not bouncy like an Adidas Boost shoe
or the Nike Pegasus Turbo 2, but that smooth transition, lack of heft and chunky cushioning
all combine to create a ride that’s a joy to experience, whether you’re heading out
for a tough tempo session, an easy recovery effort, or even a race. Take the Rincon out for a long progression
run in particular and you can experience how the shoe just feels better and better as you
increase the pace and distance covered. It doesn’t have the carbon plate you’ll
find in the pricier Hoka One One Carbon X shoe, but the Rincon is just as good a racer
at any distance shorter than perhaps a full marathon, and a whole lot cheaper and lighter
than Hoka’s flagship road shoe to boot. At number 3 we have the Brooks Launch 6. There are several great all-rounder shoes
available around the $100 mark, including the Nike Zoom Pegasus 36 and the Saucony Ride
ISO 2, but the Launch 6 gets the nod from us not by providing one standout feature,
but instead nailing the sweet spot between racing shoe and easy trainer. It’s the goldilocks shoe that can do it
all. You can reach for the Launch no matter what
type of run you’re planning, but we found it particularly excelled during tempo runs
and steady-paced long efforts, especially those where you crank up to something like
race pace near the end. The transition from heel to toe is quick and
smooth, and the ride is slightly snappier than other all-rounder shoes, thought not
so firm that the Launch is uncomfortable during long runs. Brooks added some more foam to the midsole
around the forefoot with the sixth version of the shoe, which didn’t really affect
the ride, but should make a shoe that was already known for its durability even more
long-lasting. The upper is comfortable and fairly nondescript
in appearance, although Brooks does release special editions from time to time (including
a green shoe with clovers all over it for St Patrick’s Day), but that unassuming upper
suits the Launch well. It’s not flashy, but it will get the job
done every time, no matter what kind of run you have on your plan. For an added bonus, it costs less than $100,
a rarity worth celebrating in the world of premium running shoes. At number 4 we have the Nike Zoom Vaporfly
NEXT%. How do you follow up the greatest long-distance
racing shoe of all time? That’s the question Nike had to answer with
the NEXT%, the successor to the Vaporfly 4% – the shoe that runners of all levels have
been using to set personal bests and world records over the past couple of years. Nike started by adding in 15% more ZoomX foam
into the midsole of the NEXT% compared to the 4%, to provide more comfort and bounce. The carbon plate is still in place in the
midsole, helping to propel you to those PBs, but the offset of the shoe has been changed,
with more foam in the forefoot to reduce the drop of the shoe from 11mm to 8mm, which provides
a more stable feel to the ride, especially when running in wet weather. The upper and outsole are also better able
to handle rainy days. The former is now made of Vaporweave, which
is more breathable and absorbs less water than the Flyknit used for the 4%’s upper,
and the outsole has more traction. Sometimes the 4% could feel a little dicey
when rounding sharp corners at speed, but that’s not the case with the NEXT%. And for our final pick at number 5 we have
the New Balance FuelCell Rebel. There’s an awful lot to like about the FuelCell
Rebel and that starts with the price. While $120 isn’t cheap by any stretch, it’s
significantly cheaper than the other shoes we’d rate in its class as a racing and faster
training shoe, such as the Pegasus Turbo 2 and the Hoka One One Carbon X. It’s very lightweight at 208g (men’s),
but still has enough cushioning for longer runs – and it’s also a great deal of fun
to run in. The Rebel’s midsole is made of New Balance’s
FuelCell foam, which is lightweight and bouncy, exactly what you want when you’re aiming
to log long distances at speed. Most runners will find that it’s not quite
soft enough for easy training, but any time you want to up the pace the Rebel is a terrific
shoe to have on your foot, and it has enough cushioning for a full marathon. Although the bootie-like upper is comfortable
and provides a secure fit, we’ve found that the Rebel in general runs a little small,
so it’s worth moving up half a size. So that sums up our top running shoes of 2020. We hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave a like on the video
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