Recommended sports shoes

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The following tables show our ratings for various brands and types of sports shoes for different sport applications.

Categories include General Running, Grass/Trail Running, Walking, Cross Fitness (Barefoot) Shoes, Stable-Cross Trainers, Netball, Tennis, Inner Sports/Soccer, Golf, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Basketball, and Running Spikes.

Legend: more crosses = better shoe for that category

RUNNING SHOES

MEN MEN MEN WOMEN WOMEN WOMEN KIDS
CONTROL SUPPORT NEUTRAL CONTROL SUPPORT NEUTRAL STABILITY
ADIDAS
ADISTAR BOOST + ++ + ++
SUPERNOVA SEQUENCE ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
ADIDAS RESPONSE ++ ++
ADIZERO TEMPO + +
BOSTON ++++ ++++
SUPERNOVA GLIDE +++ +++ +
ADIZERO ADIOS (RACE) ++ (RACE) ++
ASICS
FORTE +++ +++ +++ +++
FOUNDATION 11 +++ (WIDE) +++ (WIDE) +++ (WIDE) +++ (WIDE)
GT 3000 ++ +++ ++ +++
GT 2000 ++ +++ ++ +++ +++
GT 1000 + ++ + ++ +
GEL KAYANO 19 + ++ + ++ ++
NIMBUS 14 +++ +++ +
CUMULUS ++ ++
DS TRAINER 18 ++ ++
NOOSA TRI 8 + + +
DS RACER 9 + +
GEL LYTE33 2 + +
GEL NEO33 2 + + + +
GEL BLUR33 2.0 ++ ++ +
BROOKS
BEAST/ARIEL +++++ +++ +++++ +++
ADDICTION 11 ++++ +++ ++++ +++
ADRENALINE GTS14 ++ +++ ++ +++ +++
TRANCE 12 + +++ + +++
VAPOR + ++ + ++
DEFYANCE 7 ++ ++
RAVENNA 5 ++ ++
GLYCERIN 11 + +++ + +++
GHOST 6 (+GTX) + ++ + ++
DYAD 7 (WIDE) ++ ++ ++ ++
RACER ST 5 + ++ + ++
PURE PROJECT CADENCE CONNECT FLOW CADENCE CONNECT FLOW PUREFLOW
MIZUNO
ALCHEMY +++ +++ +++ +++
INSPIRE ++ +++ ++ +++
NIRVANA ++ +++ ++ +++
ELIXIR + +++ + +++
NEXUS + + ++
ENIGMA +++ +++
ULTIMA +++ +++
RIDER ++ ++
RONIN (RACE) + ++ + ++
NEW BALANCE
1260 ++ +++ ++ +++
940 +++ +++ +++ +++
860 ++ +++ + + ++ + +
770 + ++ ++ + ++
1080 +++ +++
890 ++ ++
SAUCONY
PROGRID HURRICANE ++ +++ ++ +++
PROGRID OMNI + +++ + ++
TRIUMPH +++ +++
NIKE
STRUCTURE + +++ + +++
LUNAGLIDE DYNAMIC ++ ++ ++ ++
LUNA FOREVER ++ ++ ++ ++
ZOOM ELITE + ++ + ++
AIR PEGASUS +++ +++
AIR VOMERO +++ +++

 


 

GRASS/TRAIL RUNNING

MEN WOMEN KIDS
ADIDAS SUPERNOVA RIOT 3 STABLE STABLE
ADIDAS RESPONSE TRAIL SUPPORT SUPPORT
ASICS GEL FUJI TRABUCO SUPPORT SUPPORT +++
ASICS GEL FUJI SENSOR NEUTRAL NEUTRAL
BROOKS CASCADIA 9 STABLE NEUTRAL STABLE NEUTRAL
BROOKS ADRENALINE ASR 10(GTX) CONTROL CONTROL
MIZUNO ASCEND SUPPORT SUPPORT
SALAMON XA PRO SUPPORT CONTROL SUPPORT CONTROL
SALAMON TRAIL PRO SUPPORT SUPPORT

 


 

WALKING SHOES

MEN WOMEN
ASICS GEL TECH WALKER ULTRA +++ +++
ASICS GEL CARDIO ZIP 2 +++ +++
ASICS GEL FOUNDATION WALKER ++++ ++++
ASICS GEL ARATA G-TX +++ +++
BROOKS ADDICTION WALKER ++++ ++++
BROOKS DYAD WALKER ++ ++
NEW BALANCE 856 ++ ++
NEW BALANCE 624 + +

 


 

CROSS FITNESS (BAREFOOT) SHOES

MEN WOMEN
ASICS GEL BLURR33 2.0 ++ ++
INOVATE + +
MERRELL ROAD GLOVE + +
MIZUNO BE 2 + +
NIKE FREE 3, 4 & 5 + +
NEW BALANCE ROO + +
REEBOK NANO + +

 


 

STABLE CROSS-TRAINERS

MEN WOMEN KIDS
ADIDAS OZONE 4 ++ ++
ASCENT DEFENDER/HARMONY ++ +++
ASICS GEL 740XTR MESH/LEATHER (RUN) +++ +++ +++
ASICS GEL 510 TR MESH OR SYN/LEATHER (CRT) +++ +++ +++
ASICS GEL 180TR (RUN) & TRIGGER (KIDS 1-7) ++ ++ ++
BROOKS LIBERTY 7 ++ ++
BROOKS FREEDOM 2 (also in black) + + ++
BROOKS MAXIMUS XT 8 (LEATHER OR MESH) +++ +++ +++
BROOKS BELLEVUE ++
MIZUNO RUNCOURT (FOR LATERAL STABILITY) +++ +++
MIZUNO TORNADO +++ +++
NEW BALANCE 856 +++ +++
NEW BALANCE 1211 ++ ++

 


 

NETBALL SHOES

WOMEN GIRLS
ASCENT KINVARA + ++
ASICS GEL NETBURNER SUPER 3 GS ++ ++ (6-13)
ASICS GEL NETBURNER 15 GS +++ (GS JNR) +++ (K12,K13,1-13)
ASICS NETBURNER PRO 9 +++ ++ (6-12)
ASICS GEL NET IGNITES 7 +++ (GS JNR) ++ (1-13)
BROOKS NET-INTERCEPT (leather or mesh) +++ +++
BROOKS NET-PIVOT ++ ++
BROOKS BELLEVUE ++
NEW BALANCE 1600 + +
MIZUNO COURT 4 (lateral support) +++ +++

 


 

TENNIS SHOES

MEN WOMEN KIDS
ADIDAS BARRICADE 6 +++ +++ +++
ADIDAS ADIZERO FEATHER ++ ++
ASICS GEL RESOLUTION 5 ++ ++
ASICS GEL SOLUTION SPEED + +
NIKE AIR ZOOM VAPOR +++
NIKE AIR ZOOM BALLISTIC +++ +++

 


 

INDOOR SPORTS/SOCCER

MEN WOMEN
ADIDAS PREDATOR ABSOLADO ++ ++
ASICS COPERO S ++ ++
MIZUNO WAVE TORNADO ++++ ++++
MIZUNO WAVE LIGHTNING +++ +++
NOMIS SPOILER ++ ++

 


 

GOLF SHOES

MEN WOMEN
FOOTJOY CONTOUR SERIES +++ +++
ECCO +++ +++

 


 

CRICKET SHOES

ADIDAS TWENTY2YDS HIGH & LOW ++
ASICS GEL ADVANCE 4 (Batting & fielding) +++
ASICS GEL STRIKE RATE 2 (Batting & fielding) ++
ASICS GEL SPEED MENACE (Fast bowling) +++
ASICS GEL HARDWICKET 5 +
PUMA CELL ++

 


 

HOCKEY SHOES

MEN WOMEN KIDS
ADIDAS PREDATOR ABSOLADO TRX TF + +
ASICS GEL HOCKEY NEO 2 ++ ++
ASICS GEL BLACKHEATH 4 ++ ++ ++
ASICS GEL HOCKEY TYPHOON ++ ++

 


 

FOOTBALL BOOTS

ADIDAS ADIPOWER PREDATOR Powerspine/Absolion MEN, WOMEN & KIDS
ADIDAS PREDITO, ABSOLADO AND ABSOLION KIDS
ASICS LETHAL TESTIMONIAL 2ST/IT (SCREW-INS) MEN
ASICS LETHAL TIGREOR 6 IT/ST (SOCCER) MEN, WOMEN & KIDS (GS6)
ASICS GEL LETHAL ULTIMATE IGS 9 MEN, WOMEN & KIDS (GS9)
ASICS GEL LETHAL STATS 2 (OR) FLASH DS 2 MEN, WOMEN & KIDS (LETHAL SHOT CS3)
NOMIS THE GLOVE MEN & WOMEN
NOMIS THE SPARK & MAGNET WOMEN & KIDS
NIKE TOTAL 90 LASER/SHOOT MEN, WOMEN & KIDS
NIKE TIEMPO MEN, WOMEN & KIDS
NIKE AIR CTR360 MEN, WOMEN & KIDS

 


 

RUNNING SPIKES

ADIDAS DEMOLISHER ++
ADIDAS ARIBA 2 M & W ++
ADIDAS ADIZERO AVANTI (LD) ++
ASICS JPAN LIGHTNING 3 +
ASICS TURBO PHANTOM 3 +
ASICS JAPAN THUNDER 3 ++
MIZUNO TEMPO LD & SPRINT ++
NEW BALANCE 240 MD & LD ++
NEW BALANCE 330 SDS, MDS & LDS ++
NIKE MUTAMBO LD +++
NIKE VICTORY MD ++
NIKE RIVAL SPRINT/MD/LD +
NEW BALANCE LUG SPIKE KIDS

 


 

BASKETBALL

ADIDAS ADIZERO ROSE 1.5 ++
ANDI FLY MOVES LI MID +++
ANDI GLIDE MID +
CONVERSE HEATSEEK +++
HYPERDUNK (LIGHT) +++
LE BRON +++