Best Running Shoes of 2021

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to render public gyms and workout facilities unsafe, more and more folks are looking for ways to stay active without a membership. While buying strength-training equipment or a fancy stationary bike might do the trick for some, others are looking for an affordable — and meaningful — way to incorporate movement into their routines. Running, perhaps the most straightforward and accessible form of cardio exercise, is great for your cardiovascular health, helps build strength and burns calories.

Best of all, you just need some open space and a solid pair of running shoes. Not sure where to start with that second one? The experts over at Fleet Feet note that "Everyone’s feet are different — not to mention their weight, footstrike, gait pattern and pronation." When selecting a pair that’s best for you, consider your running goals and exercise frequency; factor in any injuries or strains that need to be accounted for; and, of course, know your desired price point. There isn’t just one "best" running shoe out there, but we guarantee there’s a pair that fits you best.