For fitness enthusiasts running is as good an exercise as any. And it is essential to have perfect sports shoes for that. Sports Brands like Nike and Adidas are more than established in India. But Puma, Reebok, and a few others also offer great products for fitness enthusiasts. So it is crucial to know which the best sports shoes for men are.
But before going to the product, it is necessary to understand what to look for in sport’s shoes. First and foremost, a lot of people tend to make the mistake of buying shoes based on looks. It is vital to go for the comfort of shoes above anything else.
The cushioning on heels and forefoot is the most important factor for comfort in any pair of shoes. The weight of the shoes should also be taken into consideration as heavier shoes will only make things difficult. Flexibility and durability are just as important factors to look for in shoes.
So let us take a look at 15 best sports shoes for men:
1Lotto Men’s Vertigo Running Shoes
For beginners who don’t want to spend a lot of money on their initial products, Lotto Vertigo is the perfect fit for them. Although the price is based on size, it starts from as low as ₹830 and goes up to only ₹2500. With upper mesh for breathability and corrugated sole for comfortable running, these shoes are much better than what the price might suggest.
2New Balance Men’s 411 Running Shoes
At ₹1823, this is yet another product made, especially for beginners. The bigger heel sole makes it easier for runners during exercise sessions. The mesh upper also makes these shoes much breathable than you would expect at such prices.
3Adidas Men’s Erdiga 2.0 M Running Shoes
When one of the biggest sports brands in the world offers you sports shoes for ₹1500-4500, you take them. The price of the Erdiga series changes according to size and the type of product but overall, these are perfect sports shoes for beginners. The product is lightweight and has a breathable net on the upper body. With extra cushioning in the middle part of the sole, these shoes are also extremely comfortable and flexible.
4Skechers Men’s Running Shoes
Skechers is one brand that tries to provide you with the best possible products at the minimum price possible. And they have done it again with their running shoes. Sketcher has given foam sole and mesh upper for better flexibility, comfort, and breathability. The insole is made of ultra-soft memory foam for better results during running. At these prices, you won’t get a better complete package.
5Adidas Neo Men’s Lite Racer Running Shoes
Palin and simple, these Adidas shoes are made especially for running. As the name suggests, the product is lightweight and looks good to eyes with trademark Adidas stripes on the body. The synthetic and mesh upper provides breathability and comfort. The best part about these shoes is the cloud foam insole, which will make you feel like you are running on the foam made up clouds. (Well, not literally, but you get the gist). And another best part about these shoes it its right price.
6Puma Men’s Pluto DP Running Shoes
Pluto DP is yet another quality shoe for a more than reasonable price. The synthetic body is not as breathable as other shoes in these lists, but it sure is flexible and durable. The premium cushioning also takes care of your comfort while running.
7Puma Men’s Running Shoes
Yes, yes, these shoes are great for running. But for a change, just look at their look! With upper mesh for the entire body, these shoes provide much more breathability than others on this list. The rubber sole also makes the boots comfortable for runners and at a price range ₹3000-5000, they are quite affordable.
8Nike Downshifter 8
You can trust Nike with your eyes closes; such is the reputation of the brand. And once again, at a cost of approximately ₹3,700, Nike Downshifter is a freaking steal. From running to the gym, Downshifter 8 is suitable for all kinds of sports activities. The shoes are lightweight, provide breathable mesh upper for comfort and provide the trademark Nike sole for durability.
9Asics Dynaflyte 3
Asics is one brand that hasn’t really made a name for themselves in the Indian market but if you take a look at their products, you will not think twice before buying them. Dyna Flyte 3 is lightweight and specially made for rough use if needed. With midsole made with an eye for durability. The adaptive upper body moves dynamically according to the user’s foot movement. Launched in the market for ₹9,999, these shoes are currently available for just ₹6,999 – Grab’em while you can!
10Nike Men’s Lunarglide 8 Blue Running Shoes
With engineered upper mesh and rubber sole, Lunarglide 8 are as comfortable shoes as any. The midsole makes these shoes even more lightweight with soft and contoured lunarlon technology. And the fresh blue colour with classic dark blue Nike tick and orange strings on it, these shoes are not just great for sports sessions but can also be used as casual wears.
11Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
When Nike charges you for something, it is usually worth every penny. Take Air Zoom Pegasus 35 for example. Although they cost ₹11,000, these shoes come with several features. With a breathable mesh upper, these shoes are comfortable and lightweight for all kinds of runners. And not to mention, the famous ‘Zoom Air’ cushioning which makes it extremely comfortable to wear these shoes anywhere and use them anyhow and still feel like you are walking on air.
12Under Armour Speedform Gemini 3 Running Shoes
Yet another brand which is not very famous in India but if you use it once, you might switch sides from Nike or Adidas. The speedform technology in these shoes moulds the user’s foot for the perfect fit. These shoes also come with extra cushioning and are totally worth the price tag of ₹13000.
13Brooks Launch 4 Running Shoes
Moving it a notch in terms of price, Brooks Launch 4 are imported running shoes in India which cost ₹19,500. But if you have used Brooks before, you know it is worth it. These sports shoes are an epitome of technology with updated U-groove design in the heel and the more responsive cushioning. Of course, these shoes are also incredibly lightweight, comfortable and breathable mesh upper for super comfort. They are charging us for a reason after all.
14Brooks Ghost 11 Running Shoes
If you want to try the Brooks brand but cannot afford Launch 4, Ghost 11 is the one you can go for. At ₹8,100, Brooks Ghost 11 is totally worth it. With its midsole foam, the product becomes even lighter than it already is. These shoes also come with shock absorbers and are given durable and resistant outsole.
15Under Armour HOVR Phantom Running Shoes
By now, you should know that Under Armour is one of the biggest underappreciated brands in India. And these shoes will prove the same point once again. These shoes come with a super-plush knit collar for perfect fit and extreme comfort. The Under Armour’s trademark HOVR technology provides a unique zero-gravity feel for the runners. This is due to the UA HOVR foam in the soles. The shoes also have moisture absorbent and laser perforations for better-enhanced breathability. With such advanced technology, why Under Armour won’t put the price tag of ₹10,000 on these shoes.