10 Best Blue Running Shoes Reviewed

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On the hunt for something blue to make your feet stand out on a run? We’ve got you covered. Here, we look at ten of the best blue shoes on the market. We feature many brands and a variety of styles for all budgets, all of which are bright and bold, and will help you to make a statement while you work out. Not only are they blue, but they must perform for you!

Saucony Triumph ISO 3
  • Saucony Triumph ISO 3
  • 5 out of 5
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  • ISOFIT Construction
  • EVERUN Topsole
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Brooks Ghost 9
  • Brooks Ghost 9
  • 4.8 out of 5
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  • BioMoGo DNA Midsole
  • No-Sew Overlays
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New Balance 720v3
  • New Balance 720v3
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Injection-Molded EVA Midsole
  • ComfrotRide Cushioning
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Saucony Triumph ISO 3

Saucony Triumph ISO 3
These are a great option for road running, with an intelligent landing zone under the heel for maximum bounce and energy return with good cushion. The ISOFIT construction adapts to the shape of the foot. These are neutral and have a 8mm heel-to-toe drop.
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Comfort/Stability
The construction of the whole shoe makes them comfortable and stable. With loads of cushion and bounce to keep your momentum, the cushioned soles and flexible upper make for a responsive ride. The fit is nice and snug. They can take a small amount of time to break in, but not much more than your average shoe. There is a little bit of looseness in the toe box fabric.

Quality/Durability
The quality is great, and the durability comes in at about average.

Cost
These are a little pricey.
Pros
  • Very good bounce and cushion for nice momentum
  • Adapt to the shape of the foot
  • Good stability
  • Good flexibility
Cons
  • Small amount of looseness with the toe box fabric.

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Ghost 9
The Brooks Ghost 9 is a neutral shoe and really well-cushioned. They have a 12mm heel-to-toe drop and a crash pad in the midsole for reducing impact. The flex grooves in the midsole give good flexibility and aid the natural strike and movement of the foot. The traction on these is really good for a road running shoe.
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Comfort/Stability
These are pretty lightweight and very breathable. The toe box is nice and roomy, which makes running a pleasure and they have good cushion. They’re a good option if you have wide feet and the upper is engineered in a way that makes the shoe feel really light and airy. The impact-reduction really is fantastic here, which is great if you’re heavy on your feet.

Quality/Durability
The upper is not as waterproof as some may like and the sizes can occasionally be a little off. Other than that they are of great quality and the durability is good.

Cost
Again, a little on the expensive side.
Pros
  • Lightweight and breathable.
  • Roomy toe box.
  • Good if you have wide feet.
  • Great impact-reduction.
  • Very good traction.
Cons
  • Sizes can be a little off.
  • Not as waterproof as some others.

Adidas Duramo

Adidas Duramo
These are a good lightweight option for casual trail runners who want something funky and blue. They have a 11mm drop and offer a nice, snug fit. They have a removable insole, a plush feel and fit, a breathable upper mesh and a really comfortable footbed.
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Comfort/Stability
The ride here is really nice and light, which is always good for a trail runner. They won't work well in extreme climate or super technical trails, but they can handle a good variety of terrain. The traction on these is very good and they’re pretty comfortable overall. The heel is a little soft for some, but they are otherwise very comfy and supportive.

Quality/Durability
Given the price, these are great quality. The plush material feels really top-quality. The durability isn’t as good as some of the others on this list, but that’s the only real downfall here.

Cost
Where these really shine is in their price. The cost here is great, especially given their quality.
Pros
  • Lightweight despite their rugged quality
  • Very good price point
  • Comfortable footbed and all-round plush feel
  • Can handle most trail conditions
  • Good traction
Cons
  • The heel is a little soft for some people.
  • Not the best durability
  • Not suitable if you want something super-intense on the trails

Saucony Guide 8

Saucony Guide 8
The Saucony Guide 8 has an 8mm drop and a wide forefoot. They are lightweight and built for road running. The cushioning throughout the entire shoe is great here and the technology prevents chafing, which makes for a pleasant run. These are good for mild to moderate pronation with their lightweight but sturdy responsiveness and stability.
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Comfort/Stability
The patterned mesh and no-sew overlays keep things really comfy, breathable and lightweight. There is good cushion on the midsole, outsole and points of impact. The traction here is good for a road runner, which is helpful in wet or uphill conditions and the midsole offers a very responsive run. The crash pad reduces impact very well. There is a massive amount of arch support here and they’re a good option if you suffer from plantar fasciitis.

Quality/Durability
These are a little too narrow for some, despite the wide forefoot. If you have wide feet, you might want to buy a size up or look elsewhere. The soles don’t have the best durability, but the shoes are top-quality in all other respects.

Cost
These come in at about an average price for this list.
Pros
  • Good for mild to moderate overpronation
  • Excellent arch support
  • Comfortable, breathable and lightweight
  • Good traction for a road shoe
Cons
  • These aren’t wide enough for some people.
  • The soles don’t have great durability.

Altra One 2.5

Altra One 2.5
The Altra One 2.5 are built for the road, they have a 0mm drop and they’re a good option if you’re seeking a neutral shoe. The toe box is nice and roomy, the midsole has flex grooves for stability and response and the traction is good. They have good toe-off and are built for speed.
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Comfort/Stability
These are great at moisture-wicking, which is handy if you have sweaty feet, and the blown rubber design gives good response. The platform of the midsole is really balanced, which helps a lot with stability and support. The upper is very comfortable with a soft feel and the breathability is good.

Quality/Durability
The durability here is around average for this list, and the quality is great. They have an intelligent, stable, lightweight design.

Cost
These are slightly cheaper than some other options on this list.
Pros
  • A little cheaper than some others on this list
  • Lightweight
  • Great cushioning
  • Built for speed
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Roomy toe box
Cons
  • The sizes are sometimes a little off.
  • Gravel and stones can sometimes get stuck in the soles of these.

New Balance 720v3

New Balance 720v3
These have an 8mm drop and give nice arch support. The EVA foam midsole is responsive and very comfortable, and the no-sew upper mesh is nice. The ride is really cushioned including at the heel. These are a good budget option if you’re looking for something simple but effective for the road.
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Comfort/Stability
These are of decent width, which is helpful if you have wide feet. The impact-reduction is fantastic and there is a lot of padding here throughout the entire shoe. They can be a little hard on the heel, but they are otherwise very stable and comfortable.

Quality/Durability
As with most New Balance shoes, here you get simple good quality at a decent price. The durability isn’t as good as some others on this list, as the sole can come loose.

Cost
These are a great bargain option, particularly given how good they are. If you’re looking to save a few bucks, these might just be for you.
Pros
  • Good price point
  • Good width
  • Very responsive and padded
  • Good arch support
Cons
  • Not the best durability
  • The heel is a little hard for some.

Hoka One One Clayton

Hoka One One Clayton
These are a neutral shoe with good cushioning and a 3mm drop. If you want something lightweight and cushioned, these are a really good option. They are really responsive, provide good rebound and work well with the natural movement of the runner. The shoe has a firmer forefoot than heel, which gives a powerful and swift toe-off.
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Comfort/Stability
The build of these shoes gives good speed with support, which is a nice combination. The heel has a wide base which provides good stability. They’re also pretty roomy, which is great for comfort, especially if you have wide feet. The material of these is generally thin but firm and supportive. They also have good stretch. Unfortunately, there were negative reviews about the upper causing discomfort with the way it rubbed against the foot.

Quality/Durability
A few reviewers had issues with the durability, but overall, the durability is pretty good.

Cost
A little pricey.
Pros
  • Good for neutral runners.
  • Very responsive with a great toe-off.
  • Nice and roomy.
  • Good if you have wide feet.
  • Thin but supportive material.
Cons
  • The upper can rub a little on the foot.
  • Not as well-tested as some others on this list.

Adidas Energy Cloud WTC

Adidas Energy Cloud WTC
The Adidas Energy Cloud WTC has a 10mm drop and are a great option for neutral runners. The mesh upper gives the shoe good breathability. The midsole has great cushion and comfort. It offers a nice, responsive ride and solid fit. These are a good option if you’re looking for something stylish and affordable.
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Comfort/Stability
These are built with a supportive cage-like design which keeps you comfortable and supported. The heel counter gives good balance and nice stability. The design is lightweight without sacrificing structure. The arch here is well supported and they require no breaking-in period. The heel is a little stiff for some, and the traction isn’t the best.

Quality/Durability
These are a bit too narrow for some, which you might want to consider if you have wide feet. The durability here is very good, especially for the price point.

Cost
These are a decent option if you’re looking to save a few bucks.
Pros
  • Decent price point
  • Good durability
  • Supportive design
  • Good arch support
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Too narrow for some people
  • The heel is a little stiff for some.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13
These shoes provide good arch support and have a 0mm heel-to-toe drop. The heel has loads of cushion, which is great for those heavy on their heels. The collar is nice and soft. These offer good support alongside good flexibility. The new and improved midsole provides more response, durability and support than previous Mizuno models.
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Comfort/Stability
These have very good bounce and cushion as well as great responsiveness. If you want something that will respond to you and your runs, these are a good bet. The toe box is pretty roomy and they’re very comfortable. The whole shoe is built for stability, so these really keep you protected and supported.

Quality/Durability
Good durability overall, though the laces can fray and break. Otherwise, the quality here is great. Just as you’d expect from Mizuno.

Cost
These are on the pricey end of the spectrum.
Pros
  • Great arch support
  • Lots of cushion in the heel
  • The midsole is really responsive.
  • Good durability
  • Roomy toe box
  • Good if you’re seeking stability.
Cons
  • These are an expensive option.
  • The laces can break in a small number of cases.

Nike Free RN

Nike Free RN
The Nike Free RN is built for neutral runners and have a 0mm heel-to-toe drop. The upper is very breathable and uses a lock-down lacing system for stability and security, while the midsole and rounded heel promote natural movement.
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Comfort/Stability
The pattern and design of the outsole helps with impact and toe-off, offering good traction and giving great energy-return. These have great cushion and bounce and the uppers are super comfortable. They are flexible without sacrificing support. If you want something unobtrusive and light, these are for you. Unfortunately, reviewers stated that they may cause blisters.

Quality/Durability
The durability is not quite as good as some others on this list and the sizes can run a little narrow. The quality is otherwise very good.

Cost
These are a little expensive.
Pros
  • Very lightweight
  • Good impact-reduction, bounce and toe-off
  • Very comfortable all-round
  • Good for neutral runners
  • Promotes the natural movement of your run
Cons
  • A little pricey
  • Not the best durability
  • Sizes run a little small
  • Might cause blisters

If you’re seeking something blue, the above give you plenty of options. Get blue, get ready and get running!

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