Best Running Shoes in India (2018 Updated List)

Best Running Shoes in India

Been there, done that!!

If you are a regular runner like me, then you know two things about running – it needs discipline and a good pair of running shoes.

With so many running shoe options available in the market – where every shoe brand promises the best – buying good running shoes can be a challenge.

Since I have been there and I understand the struggle people face while looking for the best running shoes for themselves, I decided to put together this list of best running shoes in India.

I hope this post saves you a lot of time and help you decide on which running shoe is right for you.

I have compared the top 10 best running shoes in India along with all the necessary details you would need to make a decision.

TAI's Pick - Top 3 Running Shoes in India

#1

  • Light weight mesh
  • High-quality build
  • Full length rubber outsole
  • Flex grooves promote a more efficient motion
  • Rubber crash rail act as cushion

#2

  • Light-weight Mesh
  • High-quality
  • Meant for people who overpronate
  • Flytefoam technology provides excellent cushioning

#3

  • Synthetic material 
  • Uses memory foam technology that gives maximum comfort
  • Light-weight
  • Designed for speed
  • Durable outer sole

Still confused about which running shoe is best for you? Let me help by providing detailed reviews on the 10 best running shoes that you can find in India and buy online.

These reviews will definitely help you gain awareness and understanding about the best features, pros, and cons of each running shoe..

Let’s get started!

Best Running Shoes in India (Updated List for 2018)

Shoe Name

Best Suited For

Terrain

TAI Rating

**TAI Choice**

Daily Running

Road

9.5 / 10

Daily Running

Road

9.3 / 10

Daily Running

Road

9.0 / 10

Marathon

Road

8.8 / 10

Daily Running

Road

8.5 / 10

Daily Running

Road

8.5 / 10

Daily Running

Road

8.0 / 10

Daily Running

Road / Trail

8.0 / 10

Daily Running

Road / Trail

7.5 / 10

Daily Running

Road

7.5 / 10

#1. Nike Downshifter 7

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Nike Men's Grey Downshifter 7 Running Shoes (7-UK)
  • Lightweight mesh upper provides breathable comfort.
  • Full length rubber outsole delivers durability and traction.
  • Flex grooves promote a more efficient, natural range of motion through...
  • Rubber crash rail on the lateral outsole acts as a cushioning device at...
  • Warranty: 6 months against manufacturing defects
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men and Women

Review of Nike Downshifter 7

These are my personal favorites. I have been running in Nike Downshifter since last few months for my shorter runs and I absolutely love them. The shoes are extremely lightweight and comfortable while Running. A lot of users mentioned that they use these shoes sometimes for casual wear with Jeans and track pants. 

Nike has been introducing various Running shoes in India since last few years under the “Nike Airmax” brand. These shoes can be used for your regular runs as well as part of your workout during your Gym.

Because of its super lightweight feature you can use these shoes for other sporting activities and also can use them in your Gym.

#2. ASICS Gel-Kayano 23

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ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 23 Black, Silver and Safety Yellow Running...
  • Material Type: Mesh
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Warranty Type: Seller
  • Product warranty against manufacturing defects: 90 days
  • Shoe Type: Stability Running Shoes (Runners with Normal Arch / Overpronation)
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men and Women

Review of ASICS Gel-KAYANO 23

Asics never disappoints when it comes to Running shoes. This 69-year-old Japanese footwear company is now the second largest shoe brand in the USA.

Besides this Asics is my favorite brand for my daily runs. I used to wear Nike Downshifter 7 (ultra lightweight and comfortable shoes by the way) but I switched to Asics Gel-Kayano 23 as soon as I came to know that these shoes are designed for people like me who overpronate. They are a little more expensive than the Nike’s and Reebok’s but I guarantee that once you experience the comfort of these Asics you will never go for any other brand.

Asics Gel-Kayano 23 is made for runners who overpronate (feet roll inwards while running). Asics has used their Flytefoam technology in these shoes which provides excellent cushioning to you when you are running.

The only reason why we ranked these shoes at #2 is that its price is a little higher as compared to other branded shoes online. However, do keep in mind that these are absolutely worth buying these shoes if you need stability shoes. 

These shoes can be used for short and medium range runs but not for 10K or marathons.

#3. SKECHERS GO RUN VORTEX

Skechers Men's Go Run Vortex Black and Lime Running Shoes - 10...
  • Material Type: Synthetic
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Warranty Type: Manufacturer
  • Product warranty against manufacturing defects: 90 days
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men and Women

Review of Skechers Go Run Vortex

Have you ever used a memory foam mattress or pillow? if yes then you know how comfortable memory foam is. Skechers has used the same technology of memory foam in Go Run Vortex shoes to give a superb comfort level and feel while you are running.

The below visual will give you an idea of what memory foam is how it is used in Skechers shoes.

Skechers Memory Foam running Shoes

This pair of shoes is one of the Bestselling Running shoes in India under the Skechers brand. These pair of shoes are ultra lightweight and cushioned running shoes featuring the blurred logo and textured overlays.

These Running Shoes are lightning fast, comfortable, responsive and designed for speed. Its lightweight and durable outer sole provide multi-surface traction although it is best suited for Road Running. It has a very slim cloth type tongue with elastic tongue-position keeper straps for stable and secure fit.

There have been some complaints from a few users about the upper of the shoes that last only for about 3-4 months. Therefore it is advisable to keep this in mind when you buy them. Apart from this, the Go Run Vortex shoe is an absolute winner for runners.

#4. Nike REVOLUTION 3

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Nike Men's Revolution 3 Running Shoes 819300-010 (10 UK)
  • • Synthetic upper with mesh overlays for breathable comfort and a snug...
  • • Resilient midsole for impact resistance and natural foot movement.
  • • Rubber outsole for optimum traction and durability.
  • • Care Instructions: Allow your pair of shoes to air and de-odorize at a...
  • Nike
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Long Distance / Marathon
  • Ideal for: Men and Women

Review of Nike Revolution 3

These are a superb pair of Running shoes from Nike. The shoes are not only light and comfortable but also affordable as well. The shoes come with a soft and non-slippery rubber sole for the revolutionary comfort.

The weight of these shoes is 249g which makes them one of the best lightweight shoes for Running.

The outer material used is Mesh and the laces are the rectangular type, not the round laces. A bunch of runners who tested these shoes mentioned that their feet remained cool and dry during long distance running, thanks to the breathable upper mesh.

Nike Revolution 3 Running shoes are available in 8 different colors and six sizes (6 – 11). See all available colors here.

#5. Adidas Galactus 2.0 – Superb Shoes for Long Walks

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Adidas Men's Galactus 2.0 M Cblack/Ftwwht/Corblu Running Shoes -...
  • Material Type: Synthetic
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Warranty Type: Manufacturer
  • Product warranty against manufacturing defects: 90 days
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men

Review of Adidas Galactus 2.0

Adidas has been selling the Adidas Galactus 2.0 Running shoes for a long time in India and they are a very successful pair of shoes. Adidas is very well known for its comfort, quality of material and outer sole. Not only these shoes are good for running they are damn good for walking as well. You can also use these shoes in your Gym as the outer sole is non-slippery and can be used on any floor.  

It is recommended to buy one size bigger than your usual size because the front part of the shoes is not broad and quite narrow. Therefore people with wider feet can have a problem wearing these for a longer duration.

#6. Adidas Adispree

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ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 23 Black, Silver and Safety Yellow Running...
  • Material Type: Mesh
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Warranty Type: Seller
  • Product warranty against manufacturing defects: 90 days
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men

Review of Adidas Adispree

Adidas has been selling a number of shoes for Runners but Adispree is clearly the bestseller out of all other ones. Price wise it is a little more expensive than other Adidas shoes but be assured that Adidas Adispree shoes will give you the comfort, look and ventilation that you are looking for a Running shoe.

These shoes are available in six different colors on Amazon and you can choose the one that you like or matches with your Jogging tracks.

It is recommended to buy one size higher than your original size because the structure of the shoe is very slim and will be tight for people with a little wide foot.

#7. Reebok Transit 2.0

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Reebok Men's Transit Runner 2.0 Gravel, Blue Sport and White...
  • This product cannot be returned or exchanged
  • Material Type: Mesh
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Warranty Type: Manufacturer
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running / Treadmill
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men

Review of Reebok Transit

The Reebok Transit Running Shoes is one of the best shoes available in the range of 2,000 – 3,000 INR for runners. These shoes are lightweight, stylish and comfortable for the short-medium distance runners. A lot of users mentioned that they are the most comfortable sports shoes.

These shoes are ideal for beginner level Runners who are looking for a pair of shoes that they can use for daily Running or jogging. They are primarily designed for Running but you can also wear them for your Gym workout sessions.

If you have never bought Running Shoes online before then you can start with these shoes.

#8. Puma Pluto DP

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Puma Men's Pluto DP Black-Amazon-Silver Running Shoes - 8...
  • Material: Synthetic
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure type: Lace-Up
  • Warranty type: Manufacturer
  • Product warranty against manufacturing defects: 90 Days
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running / Treadmill
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men and Women

Review of Puma Pluto DP

These Puma running shoes are comfortable, lightweight and ideal for any sports activity. Its made up of Synthetic material which means it can be used for other sports like tennis and while playing Cricket on Grass grounds.

Available in 13 different sizes on Amazon this one is one of the bestselling men running shoes. You can also use these as your Gym shoes.

#9. Puma Aron Ind

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Puma Men's Aron Ind Dark Shadow, Blue Jewel Bl Running Shoes - 6...
  • Material Type: Mesh
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Warranty Type: Manufacturer
  • Product warranty against manufacturing defects: 90 days
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men

Review of Puma Aron Ind

Puma is one of the world’s leading sports brand in designing, developing, selling and marketing of footwear, apparel, and accessories.

These Puma Aron Ind Running shoes are made of the soft and flexible sole so that runners will find it easy to bend their feet while running. When it comes to comfort, style, and ventilation the shoes rank right up there at the Top. The shoes are very lightweight and with a good grip that helps a runner to run for a longer duration.

It is recommended to buy one size higher if you have a wider toe because the shoe has a narrow front end. Available in six different colors and the black color which is my personal favorite.

#10. Power Fog Running Shoes

Power Men's Blue Running Shoes - 10 UK/India (44 EU) (8319215)
  • Material Type: Synthetic
  • Lifestyle: Casual
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Toe Style: Closed Toe
  • Warranty Type: Manufacturer
  • Shoe Type: Neutral / Cushioning Running Shoes
  • Terrain: Road Running
  • Usage: Daily Running
  • Ideal for: Men and Women

Review of Power Fog Running Shoes

Power Fog Shoes belongs to the famous old shoe company Bata and I am sure you would be surprised to know that Power designs all its shoes in Canada as per Power’s website.

This model from Power has made it to the Top 10 list because of its comfort, design, and weight. The sole of these shoes has a fine grip preventing you to slip on a plain surface. The inner and outer material used is nice and helpful for squats in the gym as its sole is a bit thick and high.

A small improvement I see in these shoes can be the laces to be more round instead of the rectangular shape. But laces are something you can replace anytime on your own. If you are thinking to save some money for yourself and don’t need a super advanced shoe at this stage then these shoes will do the job for you.

Conclusion

While there is a huge variety of running shoes available online it all depends on your preference for selecting a pair of running shoes.

Usually, people don’t consider the price when buying a new pair of running shoes because a pair of good running shoes should last one year depending upon your usage. We have prepared the list of best 10 Running shoes in India after doing a deep consumer research.

Now it should be a lot easier for you to pick the right running shoes for yourself and go out for Running.

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