The 5 best running shoes on the market right now

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1. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 ($160)

Runner's World testers loved the fit and comfort of the shoe that now tops the magazine's rankings. The padded upper hugs the heel and midfoot, while a new energy-return foam layer bounces back as you push off. Buy them at Amazon.

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2. New Balance Fresh Foam Zante ($100)

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A great value choice, the Zante Version 2 hits "the sweet spot between cushioning and responsiveness," said Runner's World. New Balance has also greatly improved the fit, mostly by shifting the midfoot saddle forward and leaving the toe spacious. Buy them at Amazon.

3. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 ($110)

"On most days, this is as good as a light-weight trainer gets." Marathoners might want more cushioning, but Outside's top pick delivers "equal doses of speed and comfort," and its new mesh upper offers a customizable fit. Buy them at Amazon.

4. Adidas PureBoost X ($120)

Women finally have a shoe built for the distinctive way their feet move and absorb impact. The PureBoost was already a top performer, said Riley Jones at Complex. Now it has an arch that floats above the sole, a tweak that promotes speed and "looks pretty cool too." Buy them at Amazon.

5. Pearl Izumi Trail N2 ($120)

The favored trail runner at Men's Journal is "ideal for runners whose daily jogs cover both road and trail." It's light, sturdy, and comfortable, and offers ample terrain grip, an unusually smooth ride, and great underfoot protection. Buy them at Amazon.

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