08 July, 2011
The Best Rated Nike Running Shoes for Women
Nike makes shoes appropriate for all runners -- regardless of running style and choice of terrain. The top rated shoes tend to be those that provide extra cushioning and arch support, such as the Air Pegasus+26 and the Air Zoom Structure Triax+11. "Triathlete" in its 2013 fall review of shoes gave the cushioned Nike's Lunar Glide 5+ and the light, flexible Nike Free FlyKnit+ top honors. Even when shoes come with high accolades, try them on before you buy. Just because a magazine or friend recommends a pair of shoes doesn't mean it will work for your foot type and stride pattern.
Runners who pronate mildly, meaning their foot turns inward, or who supinate, the foot turns out, benefit from the Air Pegasus, Air Zoom and Lunar Glide. The cushioning in the Air Pegasus and Air Zoom Structure may also help neutral runners who run on uneven trails. The Nike Free FlyNit is slightly more supportive than other "free," or minimal, shoes, explains "Triathlete," but it still gives your feet a chance to feel natural and unencumbered as you run. This type of "free" shoe is best for neutral runners who do not need motion control or stabilization. Your local running store can help you determine your stride pattern. Ask for a free gait analysis the next time you shop to make sure you're getting the right shoe for you.
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