The Top Neutral Running Shoes under 10 Ounces for 2022

There are two types of running shoes that most running shoe manufacturers make: neutral and stability shoes.  In this post, I’m going to focus solely on neutral running shoes.  Neutral running shoes are designed for runners who do not need any additional support with their running shoes.  

If you’ve been running for any length of time, you know how important finding the right running shoe is to have a delightful run.  The same can be said for being in the wrong shoe – it just makes running that much harder. 

The top selling running shoes for neutral runners
The best neutral running shoes, by brand

This post will outline the major shoe brands’ neutral shoes, all under 10 ounces as a guide to help you find a shoe that fits your needs. Remember, not everyone needs a neutral shoe; some of you will need a stability shoe, and that’s 100% okay.

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After each description, you’ll be able to check out the shoe using the link attached. 

Remember that these shoes are not racing shoes and are designed for everyday running, where you can and should be logging the bulk of your weekly mileage. For race days, you absolutely can use these shoes, but you could also use racing flats for even faster (but less supportive) running.

If you don’t know where to start in your running shoe buying process, I suggest you check out these posts and then come back to this one.


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Brooks

The Brooks Launch is in its 9th edition. It is a lightweight, responsive shoe that’s very versatile. The Launch has been updated with BioMoGo cushioning and responsive transitions.

Weight 8.2 oz

10 mm drop

Get the shoe on Amazon here.

Nike

Nike Air Pegasus is Nike’s best seller when it comes to neutral everyday running shoes.  Their mesh upper adds to the comfort and durability of this Nike classic shoe.

Weight: 9.4 oz

10 mm drop

Get the shoe on Amazon here.

The top selling neutral shoes, by brand
Blog post: top selling neutral running shoes of 2022

On

If you’re looking for a fast, lightweight trainer, you will be pleased with the On Cloudflow 3.0. It also has a mesh upper which increases breathability and flexibility.

8.4 oz (M)
6 mm drop

Get the shoe on Amazon here.

Saucony

Saucony Guide has more foam and less weight making it great for long runs or recovery runs. It’s a very solid everyday trainer because of its comfort-first sensation.

Weight: 9.5 oz

8 mm drop

Get the shoe on Amazon here.

Asics

Asics Gel Cumulus is a soft and responsive everyday trainer. This shoe is great for a wide variety of runners covering an array of running distances.

Weight: 9.6 oz 

Drop: 12mm

Get the shoe on Amazon here.

Mizuno

Mizuno Wave Rider brings you a smoother ride with extra MIZUNO ENERZY, eco-friendly responsiveness through the new bio-base wave plate, and enhanced breathability overall.

Weight: 9.6 oz 

Drop: 12mm

Get the shoe on Amazon here.

Hoka

If you like lightweight and minimal drop, then the Hoka Clifton is the shoe for you.  This is a versatile shoe ready to tackle everyday miles.

Weight: 8.93 oz

5 mm drop

Get the shoe on Amazon here.

The top-selling neutral shoes, all under 10 ounces
Neutral shoes from each major brand

Summary

As you can see, there are so many different brands of running shoes (I can’t possibly even write about all of them) and it’s your job as a runner to try out the different brands of shoes and find the one that works for you.

Personally, I would do my due diligence and go to a specialty running store and try on the various shoes within the neutral category. Find the shoe that you’d be willing to be with for the next 3-5 months. I am a big fan of my local store, the Haddonfield Running Company, but your store will be just as useful to you. Use them as a resource for finding the right shoe for you.



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