The year has barely reached the halfway mark and runners have already seen so many interesting, great running shoes. Technologies that were developed for last year’s Olympics have been applied to many consumer shoes and all the major brands are releasing shoes that are lighter, faster and more comfortable than they were just one year ago.
The minimalist market has started to decline, but its impact on the industry is still strong. Runners started to question shoe design dogmas that were taken from granted and demanded running shoes that would protect them, but still promote more natural strides. A good thing, as running shoes are very personal. One runner might love a shoe that another one hates, and they can both be right. Some shoes, though, seem to gather more consensus than others. These are The 10 best Running Shoes of 2013 (So Far).