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The Best Sneakers for Cushion Support

  • Brian Maranan Pineda

    Brooks Infinity

    Unlike standard foam, the durable, temperature-resistant padding in this running shoe's midsole stays soft and pliable no matter how hot or cold it is outside.

    Our tester says: "I felt fast and light on my feet in the Infinti, even with its added cushion."
    — Allison McCabe, 26, a teacher in Revere, Massachusetts, competed in the 800 and 1,500 meters at the University of Connecticut and now runs for the Greater Boston Track Club.

    Brooks Infinity, $120

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  • Brian Maranan Pineda

    Ryka Moira

    The Ryka Moira looks dainty with its pleated-satin finish, but don't be fooled — its shock-absorbing heel and removable washable sock liner offer some hardcore results.

    Ryka Moira, $70

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  • Pearl Izumi SyncroFloat 2

    This neutral shoe has foam in the forefoot that bounces back, giving you energy as you push off.

    Pearl Izumi SyncroFloat 2, $94.99

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  • Asics GEL-Nimbus 10

    The top of this shoe is asymmetrical to fit the natural curve of your foot.

    Asics GEL-Nimbus 10, $119.99

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  • Brooks Defyance

    This shoe fits your foot perfectly and has a super smooth heel-to-toe motion.

    Brooks Defyance, $92.99

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  • Mizuno Wave Creation 9

    This shoe has a fit that feels custom to your foot and makes for a great running experience.

    Mizuno Wave Creation 9, $131.99

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  • Saucony ProGrid Jazz 12

    These shoes have the fit and feel you want at a fabulous price.

    Saucony ProGrid Jazz 12, $84

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  • New Balance 805

    A great training shoe; it's super lightweight and breathable.

    New Balance 805, $89

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  • Reebok Premier Road Cushion KFS

    This shoe has a breathable mesh upper and a sole that reduces the stress of landing on your heel.

    Reebok Premier Road Cushion KFS, $89.99

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  • Adidas Supernova Cushion 7

    This shoe has tons of breathability (even the tongue is perforated!) and a smooth heel-to-toe movement.

    Adidas Supernova Cushion 7, $91.99

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  • Avia Avi-Trainer

    This lightweight sneaker has an antibacterial and removable sockliner.

    Avia Avi-Trainer, $85

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  • Nike Air Zoom Vomero+3

    Plush, plush, plush. Nike Air technology and a cushiony foam midsole make running in this sneaker a smooth ride.

    Nike Air Zoom Vomero+3, $125.99

    Originally published on, June 2008.

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