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8 Kicks We Love to Run In

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There's nothing quite like that giddy feeling you get when you head to the store to buy a shiny new pair of running shoes. The only downside? The sometimes overwhelming number of options can leave you feeling straight-up confused. Avoid indecision-induced anxiety—or (even worse!) total buyer's remorse—by checking out the sneaks that Women's Health's editors love to lace up in.

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Asics Gel-Nimbus

"I've been running in the Gel-Nimbus since college—and they got me to the New York City Marathon finish line last fall. It's a neutral shoe, so it doesn't bog me down with extra support I don't need—but still feels cushion-y! Every new version that comes out gets more and more fine-tuned tech-wise—they're lighter, etc.—but I love that the brand doesn't try to 'fix' what's not broken." Ã¢â‚¬”Caitlin Carlson, associate fitness editor

Asics Gel-Nimbus 16, $150,

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Brooks Ghost

"I came across research recently that shows it's smart not only to switch out your running shoes every 300 to 500 miles, but also to have at least a couple pairs you're alternating between at once. And the more different the two pairs, the more the injury-preventing benefits. The Brooks Ghost is an awesome addition to my standby kicks. They feel a little more solid and sturdy than the Gel-Nimbus, but still comfy enough for long marathon training runs. What's more, there's plenty of room in the toe box, and since I have a wider forefoot, this is something I've had issues with in the past." Ã¢â‚¬”Caitlin Carlson, associate fitness editor

Brooks Ghost 7, $120,

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Altra One²

“Whenever people ask me to recommend a good travel running shoe, this is the one I suggest. Anatomical toe box and zero-drop profile make it great for cross-training and gym workouts (or just walking around)—but it has enough support and cushioning for long-distance runs. And they barely take up any room in your carry-on." —Jen Ator, fitness director

Altra One², $100,

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Mizuno Wave Sayonara

"This is a fast, light shoe that sits low to the ground and delivers a slightly firmer ride and a little more support than other neutrals in its category." —Jen Ator, fitness director

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2, $119.99,

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Nike LunarGlide

"I have heel spurs, which make me prone to getting plantar fasciitis, so I need a supportive shoe. I love this one because it gives me the support I need but still feels comfortable and cushion-y." —Robin Hilmantel, senior online editor

Nike LunarGlide 6, $110,

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Eddie Bauer Full Circuit

"This is a great do-it-all travel shoe. It gives you support while touring around cities, does great with trails and hills when hiking, and can double as your running shoe for quick jogs around new towns." —Jen Ator, fitness director

Eddie Bauer Full Circuit, $100,

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Hoka One One Conquest

"This is the shoe I'm wearing as I train for the Kona Ironman. It's deceptively light but provides a ton of cushioning, which has made a huge difference for me coming back to running post-knee surgery." —Jen Ator, fitness director

Hoka One One Conquest, $170,

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Newton Fate

"This is my go-to shoe during quick T-runs (transition runs, where you're jumping off the bike and going out for a jog). They're super light and put a spring in my step after a long ride. They're also a great shoe for efficient runners looking to shave time off of longer runs—my teammate Apolo Ohno set a half marathon PR the first time he wore these!" —Jen Ator, fitness director

Newton Fate, $129, 

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