10 Best K-Swiss Running Shoes Reviewed

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K-Swiss produce a number of great running shoes for a variety of runners. It’s worth bearing in mind that K-Swiss kicked things off as a tennis brand, so although they don’t have the diversity of many runner-specific brands, they do still have some great options for running. Most of their shoes are built for road runners, so you won’t find shoes here for hardcore trail running or if you have very specific needs. Otherwise, K-Swiss makes some fantastic shoes with great options for more casual runners with non-specific requirements. If you’re looking for something fairly simple without too many specifics, their shoes are a great option. In this article, we take a look at the best K-Swiss running shoes.

K-Swiss Tubes Run 100
  • K-Swiss Tubes Run 100
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Tubes Midsole Technology
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K-Swiss Tubes 130
  • K-Swiss Tubes 130
  • 4.8 out of 5
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  • Memory Foam Insole
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K-Swiss Blade-Light Race
  • K-Swiss Blade-Light Race
  • 4.7 out of 5
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  • Superfoam Sockliner
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10 Best K-Swiss Running Shoes

1. K-Swiss Tubes Run 100

These ones are great for road runners, and have a lightweight, breathable and supportive upper along with good cushion and decent versatility. If you value flexibility, these are perhaps the best option for you.
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Comfort/Stability
The tongue and collar are nicely padded for plenty of comfort and the flex-groove system’s tubes allow the foot to move naturally and comfortably while simultaneously offering stability and support. This system also offers really good bounce and cushioning, which gives a lightweight feel. That said, it’s worth being aware that although the sole is good, it won’t stand up to trail running. They are also a little slippery in wet conditions.

Durability/Quality
The quality here is great, but a few users have experienced problems with durability, with the stitching coming loose from time to time. This isn’t enough to be particularly significant, but it might be a consideration if you’re heavy on your feet.

Cost
Given how good these are, they have a pretty good price point!
Pros
  • Very good bounce and cushion
  • Comfortable
  • Offer stability with flexibility
  • Lightweight and breathable
Cons
  • Stitching can occasionally come loose.
  • A little slippy in wet conditions

4. K-Swiss Tubes 130

Another K-Swiss shoe with tubes, another great performer. These have maximum cushion, which is a feature of the K-Swiss design, and have a minimal heel-to-toe drop with a pretty flat sole. If you’re flat-footed or have plantar fasciitis these might be a good pick for you. These have excellent arch support, the insole is moulded and the upper is very breathable.
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Comfort/Stability
The support here is great, for the arch, the heel, the leg and even the lower back. If you want something to make you feel stable and protected, or if you are prone to injury, these are perhaps the best on this list. The cushion is very good in the heel and the foam insole keeps you feeling protected and cushioned.

Quality/Durability
Quality is great and the durability is pretty good too! The sizes can occasionally run a little large and wide, which you might want to consider when picking up a pair.

Cost
The price point here is pretty average.
Pros
  • Great arch support
  • Excellent for plantar fasciitis
  • If you want support, you get it here, across the whole lower body
  • Good cushion
Cons
  • The sizes sometimes run a little wide and narrow.

5. K-Swiss Tubes 151 P

More tubes, more breathability, more cushion, another great running experience. The padded collar and tongue make for a luxurious experience while the flexibility here is also great. These are really lightweight and the arch support is good without being excessive, so if you seek mild arch support, they might be just what you need.
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Comfort/Stability
Really breathable and an excellent amount of comfort here. The bounce is really good, though the soles can feel a little hard on the bottom of the foot. They’re good for eliminating heel pain and they provide a decent amount of stability without sacrificing flexibility or altering the natural movement of the foot.

Quality/Durability
Again, there are no real quality or durability issues here, so they should last you a while!

Cost
These are pretty much mid-range for K-Swiss shoes.
Pros
  • Very breathable and lightweight
  • Good if you seek a small amount of arch support
  • Very padded and comfortable
  • Bouncy and flexible
Cons
  • Can feel a little hard on the sole

2. K-Swiss X-160 CMF

These have tube technology for spring and bounce and the premium memory footbed is great for adjusting the shoes to the shape and movement of your feet. They reduce impact very well and offer good protection around the ankle.
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Comfort/Stability
These don't offer the best arch support, but they give good stability throughout the rest of the foot. They are nicely cushioned and are particularly lightweight. The deep tread offers decent traction.

Quality/Durability
These can be a little narrow for some, which you should consider if you have wide feet. The tubes are not as durable as with some other options, but they are otherwise a great shoe with good quality.

Cost
They come in at an average price for this list.
Pros
  • Good traction
  • Very comfortable and spongey
  • The footbed adapts to your feet.
  • Very comfortable
  • Nice support throughout the foot
Cons
  • Not much arch support
  • Sizes can run a little narrow.
  • Durability isn't great.

6. K-Swiss Tubes 100 Dustem

Very lightweight, great arch support and a thin design. They hug the feet snugly for great comfort and stability and they give good flexibility.
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Comfort/Stability
The traction isn’t great here, and they might be a little thin for some, especially if you run in harsh weather. But other than that, they are nice and tight around the feet for good structure and comfort and they are snug. The arch support isn’t too much, which will suit many people, and the insole is removable according to your needs.

Quality/Durability
These can sometimes run a little large, and they aren’t quite as durable as some other K-Swiss shoes, but they’re still way more sturdy than your average running shoe. As you’d expect from K-Swiss, the quality is very good.

Cost
A little pricey, but only marginally so.
Pros
  • Medium amount of arch support
  • Very lightweight
  • Snug and comfortable fit
  • Removable insole
Cons
  • Maybe a little thin for some
  • Not as durable as other K-Swiss shoes

3. K-Swiss X Lite Athletic CMF

These shoes have a padded collar and tongue along with medial arch support and more tubes with great cushioning and comfort. All of this combines for super structure and cosiness, so these will keep you protected and comfy.
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Comfort/Stability
Great shock absorption from the tubes, which really do provide excellent comfort. The premium memory foam footbed and dual density midsole accommodate to the shape of your feet and the style of your run. These are a good option if you like arch support and stability, which is offered from each part of the shoe. The lightweight and cushioned aspects of the show combine well to keep you feeling supported.

Quality/Durability
These are a little snug, so you might want to buy a size up. They also aren't the most durable on the market, but they're still decent. The design, aesthetically, is quite unusual, and really appeals to most people.

Cost
Again, around average for this list.
Pros
  • Good arch support
  • Very comfortable and padded with nice shock absorption
  • Adapt to your foot over time and really accommodate well
  • Supportive
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Slightly under-par durability
  • The fit is a little snug

7. K-Swiss Blade Light Race

These are a little different to most others on this list, in that they don’t have the tube design, and they’re shaped and constructed uniquely for speed and swiftness. They have ultra light construction for a great lightweight feel and are designed to offer massive flexibility. The adjustable strap allows for quick and easy getting off and getting on.
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Comfort/Stability
The unique blades on these are aligned with key impact points and stress points to increase comfort and flexibility, while the superfoam sockliner gives lovely comfort. The stretch upper hugs the foot while giving freedom and flexibility and they really are very lightweight and comfortable. If you want speed and dynamism, these are for you. They need a small amount of breaking in for some, as they can be tight at first.

Quality/Durability
The quality here is fantastic and there seem to be no durability issues.

Cost
Another average price!
Pros
  • Designed for speed
  • Nice aesthetics
  • Really lightweight
  • Very comfortable
  • Adjustable strap design rather than laces
Cons
  • May require a small breaking in period
  • These are less well-tested than most other shoes on this list.
  • The traction isn’t great here.

9. K-Swiss Blade Max Glide

Though they don’t have the blade-shaped design of the blade shoe above, these shoes are also built for speed, featuring a lightweight design, maximum cushioning and a gliding movement. They are breathable and built in a thin design.
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Comfort/Stability
Decent traction, really nice comfort and the design really helps to get you running swiftly. They’re highly supported and cushioned throughout the entire foot, though they are perhaps a little more clunky than some people may wish, especially in the sole. They’ll last you for a nice long run and keep you feeling good.

Quality/Durability
No durability issues here and the quality is good.

Cost
Marginally expensive.
Pros
  • Built for speed
  • Very cushioned and padded, which is great for longer runs
  • Great for roads
Cons
  • In spite of their lightweight design, they are a little clunky.
  • The sole is a little hard and thick.

10. K-Swiss Blade Max Endure

These, again, have great cushioning technology and are designed to get your foot gliding naturally and productively. The upper is breathable and supportive and there is plenty of bounce along with a responsive heel to keep you balanced and supported. If you have slight over-pronation, these might work for you.
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Comfort/Stability
They are really breathable and lightweight and have plenty of cushion around the entire shoe, though the sole is a little lacking in long-term comfort. They have decent arch support and the construction of the heel is great if you like a lot of support there. The upper perhaps has less structure than some might like, but this helps them to be more lightweight.

Quality/Durability
The colors are a little different than advertised, and the sizes run a little wide. Otherwise, they are a great quality shoe, and there seem to be no durability issues.

Cost
These are very slightly above average, but they're worth the cost.
Pros
  • Good for slight over-pronation
  • Very breathable and lightweight
  • Balanced heel
  • Decent arch support
Cons
  • Not lots of support on the upper
  • Sizes run a little wide
  • Colors don’t match as advertised
  • Sole may not have enough support for some.

8. K-Swiss Blade Max Stable

These are good for over-pronation and shine in their stability. They have reflectors and are designed for long runs, with a sole crafted to avoid the lumps and bumps in the road. If you want something sturdy for long runs yet lightweight, these are a good option.
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Comfort/Stability
These will keep you really stable on the road and provide great comfort throughout a long run. They have good cushion and spring and really are fantastic at reducing impact. They are a little heavier than some other shoes, but they're overall really comfortable. Unfortunately, the toe box is a little small for some.

Quality/Durability
These do seem to wear a little quicker than some might like, but they are otherwise very good.

Cost
A little pricey, but only marginally so.
Pros
  • Good for over-pronation
  • Very stable and stabilizing
  • Good for long runs, with comfort and impact reduction
  • Good cushion and spring
Cons
  • Not too durable
  • Can squeeze on the toes
  • Not too lightweight
  • Not as well-tested as other options on this list

So there we have the best K-Swiss running shoes. If you run on the road or like to keep your workouts mixed-up with other sports, there are some great options here for you. Since 1966, they’ve been crafting great stuff, so you’re definitely in good hands (or feet) here. Enjoy!

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