10 Best Orange Running Shoes Reviewed

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What color running shoes should I get

Associations with the color, fragrance and taste called “orange” abound and are almost universally positive.  Picture a summer’s day with its natural orange overtones.  Think of citrus drinks with oranges wedges.  Inhale the aroma of a freshly cut orange – images bright, sweet and cheerful are associated with orange. But orange is also the color of fire, and fire is inextricably associated with speed which perhaps explains the prevalence of orange and orange elements in so many popular running shoes. Lucky you if your passion is orange. Even men can find orange shoes in many of their favorite brands.

Hoka One One Bondi 5
  • Hoka One One Bondi 5
  • 4.7 out of 5
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  • Molded Ortholite Footbed
  • Open Engineered Mesh Upper
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Adidas Pureboost Xpose
  • Adidas Pureboost Xpose
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Dynamic Adaptive Fit
  • Boost Ultra-Responsive Cushioning
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New Balance Summit
  • New Balance Summit
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • FantomFit Upper
  • REVlite Foam Midsole
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Orange is not just for fashion shoes either. Many of the most technical shoes, designed to appeal to real runners, as opposed to people who enjoy runner fashions but never hit the track, are offered in orange. See if the shoe at the top of your list appears on our red hot list of orange running shoes.

Best Orange Running Shoes

1. Hoka One One Bondi 5

1. Hoka One One Bondi 5
This red hot orange shoe combines fashion and function in a neat, comfortable package. Reminiscent of Bengal tigers, the latest Bondi release is so cushioned, you may feel as if your foot is resting on a pillow. Similar to other Hokas, the sole has a rocker-like design providing a smooth transition from heel to toe. The upper is the big change for the Bondi 5, built with seamless, engineered mesh for comfort and breathability. In exchange for the comfort and cushioning of this shoe, you do sacrifice that intense feeling of the road, so this may become more of a training shoe than a racing shoe for many runners.
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Style
Hot off the shoe presses, these shoes focus their engineering genius on cushioning as well as the redesigned upper. This element is attractively smooth, providing an interesting textural and visual contrast to most current shoe uppers.

Comfort
High comfort as is typical of Hoka One One.

Value
This is a mid-priced shoe and a good value.
Pros
  • Great use of orange and black

  • Super comfortable

  • Superior impact cushioning

Cons
  • Some runners find the sole inflexible.

  • Some runners find the tongue presses uncomfortably against the foot.

2. Adidas Pureboost Xpose

2. Adidas Pureboost Xpose
This shoe is designed specifically for women’s feet and a great pick if you are looking for orange athletic shoes. The most obvious element of this design is the dynamic arch fit which adapts to the arch of the runner. Combined with the stretchy, self-molding upper and exterior which holds the foot in place, this is a great, slim shoe. The “boost” of the name comes from the trampoline-like effect of the very flexible arch, designed to return the force of the step to the foot for the subsequent step and so on for the entire run.
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Style
Adidas has outdone itself with the style of the Pureboost Xpose, offering three different orange shoes: Energy/Glow Orange/Maroon, basic Glow Orange and Energy/Glow Orange/Light Maroon. Our pick for the best of the orange threesome is Orange Glow because the complimentary orange/copper stripes take these killer kicks up to the next orange level.

Comfort
The Pureboost Xpose includes elements that personalize the fit, such as the innovative arch and stretch fit upper, making this a comfortable shoe.

Value
You have to expect to pay for this much orange. This is a more expensive than average running shoe.
Pros
  • Self-molding elements
  • Reinforcement for supportive foot strike
Cons
  • No tongue lace loop for additional convenience and stability

3. Salomon Speedcross 4

3. Salomon Speedcross 4
New Yorkers will instantly recognize this orange/blue color combination and may as quickly reject this model because those dual colors represent the Mets baseball team. However, judging a running shoe by its color is inappropriate, particularly as Salomon offers this shoe in enough color varieties to please almost every taste – and the orange version is beautiful.

You know, this shoe even looks more like rubber cleats than running shoes, because the lugs are so large and prominent. The Speedcross has the traction of a jeep, the desert endurance of a camel and the armor of a tank. Designed to resist light precipitation and incidental moisture, Salmon also offers water-resistant and waterproof versions for those of you who think “off road” means underwater.
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Style
This shoe looks as tough as it runs. The arrow-shaped lugs cover the entire sole and even the toe has more modest rectangular lugs. The stacked heel provides cushioning and impact protection. The blue sole and interior nicely compliment the roaring orange body. When running down the trail with these on, your feel will look as if they are on fire.

Comfort
Comfortable, which is saying something for a trail shoe.

Value
Because of the engineering necessities of trail shoes, the value of these is not comparable to road or race shoes, but they are a very good value for the product.
Pros
  • Excellent traction in difficult trail conditions such as mud and snow.

  • “Quicklace” system enables fast entry to and exit from the shoes.

  • Mesh prevents intrusion of dirt and debris.

Cons
  • Some runners feel it runs smaller than previous models.

  • Some runners think it is less breathable than would be preferable.

4. On Cloud

4. On Cloud
This offering from Swiss manufacturer, On Cloud, represents an advancement in design that seeks to combine fashion and the technical characteristics demanded by serious runners. This On Cloud release features zero gravity foam for a softer, lighter fit supported by stiffer elements for the heel and toe areas.
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Style
Yes indeed, the On Clouds are stylish. Black interior and elastic laces with orange and yellow exterior – you will be visible in an avalanche in these babies. The deep central sole split runs between ranks of deep, rectangular lugs to grip the road and provide flexibility.

Comfort
The upper part of the shoe is very comfortable and conforms to the shape of your foot. For an added bonus, they are self-lacing.

Value
Pricey; most expensive of our orange reviewed shoes
Pros
  • Lightweight, flexible and comfortably padded
  • High fashion color offerings
  • Good impact protection
Cons
  • Some runners find there are durability issues in that some parts fatigued more quickly than expected.

5. Pearl Izumi Em Road N 0 V2

5. Pearl Izumi Em Road N 0 V2
For runners looking for a good road shoe that won’t break the bank and is offered in orange, the Pearl Izumi Em N 0 V2 is a solid option. This shoe issues a checkmark for all the key categories including cushioning, road feel, weight and adds a light racing element that is difficult to categorize.
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Style
More of a shoe for racing than training, this shoe is slim, low-rise with a basic yet stable sole. There is something retro about the orange offering, perhaps because it is flat and only differentiated by a modest grey swirl.

Comfort
Certainly, for racing and training involving speed work; might not last long for distance work

Value
Good value; mid-priced
Pros
  • Cushioned, light, well-supported heel
  • Interesting retro orange feature with contrasting white sole
  • Economical
Cons
  • Some find the laces included with the shoe less than expected and don’t support a tight fit.

  • Some  runners find it too minimal

6. New Balance Summit

6. New Balance Summit
For those of you who want to go off-road and want to do this in orange, we bring the New Balance Vazee Summit to your attention. Though a definite trail shoe, the Summit is less Eddie Bauer and more mountain goat, resulting in a “lite” off-road shoe. Equipped with a plate in the forefoot to save your sole from rocks and other trail irregularities, you can make tracks with confidence with the Vazee Summits on your feet.
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Style
Of course you want orange trail shoes! How else will you see your feet in those dirty, muddy, off-road conditions? This orange and yellow combination with attractive spider-webbing along the sole looks fast. New Balance perfectly integrates their N logo into the design.

Comfort
Lightweight cushioning and a firm but flexible sole with substantial but not intrusive lugs make this a comfortable trail racing shoe. For long distance trail races, this would not be the best or most practical choice.

Value
Good value; mid-priced which is particularly interesting in the trail category
Pros
  • Stable, lightweight trail race shoe
  • Well-cushioned
  • Very orange yet adult rather than toddler
Cons
  • Some runners feel these shoes run narrow

7. Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride Fade

7. Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride Fade
This seems to be a kind of cross-over shoe, at home running errands, visiting your local bar and training. The nearly seamless design is a real plus for these shoes and the super comfortable, stretchy uppers are great. Offered at a reasonable price, this light shoe has good strike cushioning and excellent ventilation.
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Style
For the runner or general athlete who likes the mid-minimal look, these are a good choice. The shape and absent support bands, plastic crisscrossing and lower foot supports leave uninterrupted acres of orange for all to admire.

Comfort
The upper is very comfortable and the sole needs improvement if this shoe is to sell to serious runners, but it has elements that work well for training.

Value
Like most of the shoes in this orange category, this is a good value and mid-priced
Pros
  • Florescent orange with a black Under Armour logo and black sole
  • Works as fashion shoe and running shoe
  • Well-reviewed, comfortable upper
Cons
  • Some runners find the heel too loose
  • Need to add more tech elements to attract serious runners

8. Nike Free RN Flyknit

8. Nike Free RN Flyknit
“Free RN”, rather than being an obscure political statement, is Nike-speak indicating that the Flyknit is a member of the “Free” shoe line and is one of the nicer Nike Orange running shoes on the market. It is engineered for running (RN). Designed to imitate bare feet, the Flyknit is as flexible as silly putty. The very responsive sole provides excellent surface feedback and the knit upper is so light some runners can almost forget they are wearing shoes.
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Style
The Flyknit looks as if some genius affixed a slipper upper to a marshmallow sole. The interesting woven appearance is attractive and is set off by a gray saddle with orange, threaded tunnels that contain the lace loops. The orange coloring slightly over laps the white sole, giving the upper an under-lighting effect that looks ethereal and fast.

Comfort
Comfortable upper, sole and comfortable run

Value
Very good Value
Pros
  • Breathable

  • Lightweight

  • Easy to put on and remove

Cons
  • Some runners feel the heel runs narrow.

  • Provide limited lateral stability. Some runners found that the upper wears out more quickly than expected

9. Saucony Triumph ISO 2

9. Saucony Triumph ISO 2
The Saucony Triumph ISO2 uses the Saucony Everun cushioning designed to pull the cushioning snugly around your foot for maximal comfort. The flexible outsole is positively reviewed as having superior liveliness for a higher energy run and road-responsive orange shoe for men and women.
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Style
This shoe is sweet as a creamcicle with a stacked heel alternating white and orange. This is a bright orange without tipping the scale into neon. Having this cheerful, speedy-looking shoe to greet you before each training effort and race must be inspiring and helps to offset the price tag.

Comfort
With newly-reengineered uppers that adapt to your foot that provide breathability and cushioning, this is a comfortable shoe. Additionally comfort features include a moisture-wicking collar and the Saucony Everun cushioning.

Value
Pricey
Pros
  • Well-reviewed comfort elements in a supportive though non-restrictive shoe.
  • Everun cushioning and moisture-wicking collar
  • Available in a very orange hue
Cons
  • Some runners feel it runs small
  • Pricey

10. Saucony Kinvara 7

10. Saucony Kinvara 7
The Saucony Kinvara 7 is a universal running shoe, good for training, speed and distance. The substantial sole of this offering is denser and less flexible than previous versions, intended to be durable and provide a softer ride.
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Style
The updated style elements catapult this model into the high fashion/high tech category. Particularly in the men’s category, this is a bright orange shoe. When you add the neon green interior, tongue, laces and wave, your feel look as if they are on fire, which is what many orange fans may be looking for.

Comfort
The comfort of this shoe is supplied primarily by the soft upper and film overlay that combine to supply cushioning and stability.

Value
Good shoe toward the upper edge of the middle range
Pros
  • Comfortable, breathable upper
  • Moisture-wicking collar
  • Film overlay secures foot in place
Cons
  • Some runners find the mid shoe area a little tight
  • Some runners find it runs small

Though never intended as a contest between manufactures, Saucony wins the orange crown in this review for providing us with the most members of our orange review list.

Keep in mind that, as much fun as it is to have orange shoes, your personal comfort, foot shape and intentions must define your shoe selection. Orange is a great, inspiring runner, and a joy to don on those less than inspiring days, but any shoe that fits your needs is the correct choice for you.

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