These women’s running shoes have over 3K 5-star reviews on Amazon

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Runners know that the right pair of shoes is crucial to staying healthy and pain-free while running. Choosing the wrong pair of shoes can cause issues in all different parts of the body, from knees to hips to back. Yet with many running shoes costing upwards of $100, investing in a pair can seem intimidating — especially when given the recommendation is to replace your running shoes every 300 to 500 miles.

Luckily, one of the most popular women’s running shoes on Amazon starts as low as $35. (Please note that the Amazon price varies based on size and color choice.) The Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe has almost a perfect 5-star rating.

Our own analysis at Don’t Waste Your Money gave this lightweight shoe a rating of 9.2 out of 10 — the best of all the women’s running shoes we tested.

Our testing team found this Adidas shoe to be extra-cozy thanks to its memory foam sock liner and stretchy upper sole. It’s perfect for light runners or for those who want their gym shoes to do double-duty as a casual shoe to wear around town. It’s also good for working in jobs that require lots of standing or walking, such as those in the medical, hospitality or beauty industries.

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It is a sturdy, well-made shoe, though it may not be the right choice for advanced runners or ultra-marathoners who will be logging high mileage each week. For moderate runners, the Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe is an excellent choice — and it comes in a range of colors.

In fact, the Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe is the No. 1 bestseller in “women’s fashion sneakers” on Amazon, because these chic kicks can go with anything from leggings to denim to athleisurewear and work uniforms.

These shoes come in trendy color choices from grey to light orange, meaning you can look fresh even as your feet feel like they are walking on clouds.


Note that some reviewers said the tread on these shoes means they’ll likely do best on a treadmill or smooth pavement rather than on gravel or trails.

Are you ready to get yourself some great new running shoes? Happy shopping!

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