\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nFor busy, health-conscious men, running is one of the best ways to stay active \u2014 just lace up your shoes, head out the front door, and go! But running shoes are like underwear: You either nail the fit and the world is your oyster, or you fail, and you\u2019re pretty much destined to have a bad time. That's why it pays to know about support and cushioning before investing in some new kicks. Here are some pointers before deciding on the best men's running shoes for you: 1. Support: Most feet naturally pronate (roll inward) to some extent when you run. A high arch pronates just a little, but no added arch support is needed \u2014 for this, a neutral shoe is best. A medium to low arch overpronates, so a shoe with added medial arch support is needed \u2014 those are called stability shoes. The third kind of foot mechanics, supination, where the foot rolls slightly outward, is very uncommon.\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\n2. Cushioning: This is really a personal preference, but it's generally understood that more cushioning provides better impact absorption, which protects your joints better. A shoe with maximum cushioning is ideal for longer distances when your body will take more of a beating. Meanwhile, a sneaker with less cushioning may be lighter and faster, but it won't be quite as supportive.Knowing what type of support and cushion you want is a good starting point, but we've picked out some important details to help make your decision easier. Whether you're squeezing in short, early-morning jogs or crushing long-distance races, check out our in-depth review of the best new men's running shoes for 2018.Learn More About Our Top Five Picks:1. New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3 Running Shoe \u2014 Check PriceBest OverallBUY NOW\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nPros: Versatile, comfortable, lightweightCons: Too soft for longer mileageVersatile is the best way to describe this shoe, which perfectly blends cushion, weight, and support to win our pick for the best overall men's running shoe. The Zante sits in New Balance\u2019s \u201csoft and cushioned\u201d category, meaning better impact absorption and joint protection. You\u2019ll appreciate that when distances are building up to the magic number of 13.2 (miles). But that extra cushion doesn\u2019t mean this shoe is bulky and heavy \u2014 at just 8.8 ounces per pair, it\u2019s the exact opposite, actually. The outsole is lightweight and flexible, while the toe spring is aggressive, which creates a faster push-off and encourages a longer stride. Neutral arch support caters to many runners (with mid-to-high arches), and a no-sew mesh upper hugs your foot like a bootie, making this versatile road sneaker a relatively easy choice for our favorite men\u2019s running shoe.2. Saucony Guide ISO Men's Running Shoe \u2014 Check PriceBest for SupportBUY NOWPros: Flexible, plush supportCon: Not ideal for runners with supination\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nThe Saucony Guide ISO shoe is perfect for runners who need a bit more support. The plush cushioning and light stability support make this shoe ideal for runners with mild-to-moderate pronation, but the ISOFIT technology will morph to any kind of foot for a custom feel. It also works well for most men who like to log serious mileage on pavement.In addition to superb support, Saucony\u2019s Everun topsole construction gives you a smoother landing and more energy return with each step. There's also integrated Flexfilm technology, which allows the upper to flex with minimal resistance, so your feet have less work to do over the long haul.3. Altra Escalante Running Sneaker \u2014 Check PriceBest for Speed TrainingBUY NOWPros: Responsive, energetic, and fastCons: Less supportive and less cushioned\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nAltra's Escalante has been very well-received in its first year, thanks to the company's Alter Ego midsole \u2014 quite possibly the most springy, responsive midsole compound that's currently in-line. This material cushions your foot as it lands, distributes the impact, then bounces as you push off, giving you the energetic feeling that's needed to run faster. One standout feature of this shoe is the 1.1-millimeter heel drop. This is almost as low as minimalist shoes, which promote a more natural forefoot strike. However, this low heel drop, coupled with neutral arch support and moderate cushioning, means this shoe might not be for everyone. The upper is a flat-knit, sock-like material that basically feels like an extension of your foot. This engineered knit upper keeps the shoe breathable, and it positions this shoe on the lighter side of the competition, at just 8.2 ounces per pair. Of course, it has Altra's odd-looking, yet comfort-enhancing "foot-shaped toe box," which lets your foot lie flat rather than unnecessarily scrunching your toes on top of one another.4. Hoka One One Men's Bondi 5 Running Shoe \u2014 Check Price Best for Long DistancesBUY NOWPro: Maximum cushioning for marathonsCon: Overkill for shorter distances\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nHoka One One's Bondi 5 continues to improve on the brand's signature feature \u2014 when it comes to cushioning, more is always better. If you run long distances on hard surfaces, the Bondi 5, Hoka's most-cushioned road shoe, will reduce stress on your body, so you can keep going with all the support you need. Because there's so much cushioning, Hoka cleverly designed the top portion of it to match the shoe to give it less of a moon boot look.The sole of this shoe is moderately rounded, which provides a smoother rolling transition from heel to toe. This is especially useful for many guys who strike heel-first. This shoe also has a roomier toe box, so your toes have some room to breathe.5. Brooks Men's Adrenaline GTS 18 Running Shoe \u2014 Check PriceBest for OverpronatorsBUY NOWPros: Superior stability and cushioningCons: Stiff and less responsiveThe Adrenaline is in its 18th generation, which should be all the convincing you need that it's a fan favorite. For runners with arches on the flatter side, these are some of the more lightweight (just 8.6 ounces) options in the stability category.\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nA large amount of medial arch support reduces overpronation. A heel-to-toe drop of 10.2 millimeters is on the higher side, which encourages more natural movement, too. Those features \u2014 in addition to a high amount of cushioning for a softer feel, as well as a streamlined mesh upper \u2014 make this a great marathon-ready shoe that won't shy away from 26.2.More of Our Top Picks:Even though these didn't make our top five, they're still worth checking out, because every runner has different needs and preferences. If you're one of the few supinators (underpronators), check out some options here. But if you're a novice, a style-conscious gym-goer, or an overpronator who needs a shoe with stability, check out our runners up (see what we did there?)!6. adidas UltraBoost Running Shoe \u2014 Check PriceBest for Fashion-Forward RunnersBUY NOWPros: Fashionable and responsiveCon: Less comfortable with distanceRunning shoes aren't always the most fashionable, but adidas has created a perfectly capable neutral running shoe that also flexes some style when worn with joggers around town. This black-on-black pair is killing it, but the UltraBoost comes in over 15 other colors, too!\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nAdidas' key technology here is their Boost cushioning, which softens your landing and offers some pretty great energy return at push-off for an all-around lively feel that'll energize your runs. At 11 ounces per pair, they're quite a bit heavier than Altra's Escalante \u2014 but hey, looking good has its price. Another feature we love is the Primeknit upper which, when combined with some added support in the midfoot and heel, hugs your foot and gives you a locked-in feeling, so slippage is rare and comfort is top-notch.7. Nike Free RN Flyknit Running Sneaker \u2014 Check PriceBest for Short Runs at the GymBUY NOWPros: Gym-ready, stylish, minimalist, and lightweightCons: Less support and cushioning than other modelsSome people can't imagine wearing anything but Nikes to the gym, and these shoes are perfect for gym-goers who lift, cross-train, and mix in some short runs on the track or treadmill.Nike designed this men's shoe to have a minimalist feel, so it won't provide stability for overpronators, nor will it provide enough cushion for serious distances. However, it'll contract and expand with every landing and push-off for a more natural feel than shoes with added cushioning or support. \n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nThese shoes provide great upper support, thanks to a set of Flywire cables integrated into the sock-like, breathable Flyknit fabric. The tighter the laces, the more hugged and supported your feet will feel. At under 8 ounces per pair, these are the lightest shoes we reviewed. Toss them in your gym bag and forget about them until later, or lace them up and feel more free as your stride lengthens and the miles add up.8. Reebok OSR Harmony Road Running Shoe \u2014 Check PriceBest for Daily WearBUY NOWPros: Bouncy, itch-free, and versatileCon: Heavier than other marathon shoesReebok introduced these shoes in the spring of 2017, and Runner's World quickly awarded them the "Best Debut." Rock them as your daily runner, because they're great for tempo training, but they can also handle longer jaunts without wearing you (or itself) down. The standout feature of this shoe is what the company calls the KooshRide core \u2014 the outsole is made of TPU foam with space between pieces, which allows the foam to compress and expand, providing a bouncing feeling under the heel. That, in addition to the moderate underfoot cushioning, makes this shoe great for both speed and distance training. \n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\nReebok's SmoothFuse upper is super breathable and lightweight, and its seamless construction really minimizes irritation. All in all, this truly is a versatile option, built for daily use.9. Brooks Ghost 10 Men's Running Sneaker \u2014 Check Price Best for Beginners BUY NOWPros: High cushioning, good support, and super breathableCon: A bit on the heavier side This shoe has been an award winner for some time now, including Runner's World's Editor's Choice of 2017, because it continues to be reliable and high-mileage-ready for runners of all types and abilities. We like to think of this as the "Old Faithful" of running shoes. A high heel drop (11.2 millimeters) encourages the heel to strike first, which is typical of newer runners. But don't worry \u2014 this shoe features more cushioning underfoot than most others, varying between high and moderate from heel to toe.The Ghost is categorized as neutral for those with higher arches, but it works well for runners who mildly overpronate, thanks to a generally stiffer construction and more medial stability than is typically seen in neutral shoes. This will help beginners and experts alike maintain proper form and avoid injury when your muscles start to fatigue.\n\tAdvertisement - Continue Reading Below\n\t\n\n10. Asics GT-2000 6 Running Shoe \u2014 Check Price Best for StabilityBUY NOWPros: Supportive and firm for overpronatorsCons: Stiffer and heavier than mostIf you have a low arch, overpronation can cause undue stress on your body. To protect your muscles and joints, you'll need a shoe for stability, which has added medial support to prevent overpronation and promote a more neutral motion. We recommend the Asics GT-2000 6 for keeping your body comfortable and stress-free.The latest model of this shoe has been updated with Rearfoot Gel technology to cushion heel impact, a Spevafoam midsole that bounces back more than previous sole materials, and a removable sock liner that both enhances comfort and the life of your shoe.Pin It for Later!Read More:The Best Women's Running ShoesWinter Running Gear for Cold-Weather TrainingRun With the Absolute Best Bluetooth EarbudsFollow TechPluz.com on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!