TOP 10 BEST LIFESTYLE RUNNING SNEAKERS OF 2018



what's up everybody I'm Seth Fowler and today I'm counting down the top 10 best lifestyle running sneakers of 2018 first off I want to give a huge thank you to the sponsor of today's video road runner sports Road Runner Sports is an excellent athletic sports retailer that's pretty much my go-to when it comes to all my running sneaker needs they have a crazy selection and super knowledgeable staff both online and in-store not only that but all the sneakers listed in today's video are available at Road Runner sports.com so if you're interested in checking out any of the sneakers for yourself I've left links to each sneaker in the description below but moving on to the top 10 best lifestyle running sneakers 2018 every single sneaker that I picked for this list is very versatile and that it can be worn as a casual sneaker or as a running sneaker some of these shoes are better performance running sneakers than others and other ones are more comfortable lifestyle sneakers but I picked all of them to sort of be versatile and be able to do both I've put this top 10 list in order of my personal favorites but they're all great sneakers and just because I have one at number one and one at number 10 doesn't mean that the number one is better than the number 10 or vice versa if you are planning to pick up one of these sneakers pick one up because it works best for you and not because it's a certain number on the list so without further ado let's jump right into the list number 10 the Nike Free metcon this shoe retails for a hundred and nineteen dollars and is mainly marketed as a training sneaker of course you can run in it and obviously you can wear it as a lifestyle sneaker but the reason it's marketed as a training shoe is because of its wide base this wider base gives you more stability for when you're lifting or when you're making lateral movements the shoe also has a TPU cage and Flywire for a more dynamic fit but the main benefit to this shoe is the Nike Free outsole if you don't know what Nike Free is basically it's hexagonal cutouts on the bottom of the outsole that allow for a lot more range of movement that allows for a more natural or free feel on the bottom of the shoe one thing I really like about this shoe is that the free technology is only used in the forefoot and in the heel so the mid foot of the shoe still has a lot of really great support and stability the materials used on the upper are super flexible and very comfortable and overall it's a really great training running and lifestyle sneaker maybe not the most glamorous but it's definitely an excellent gym shoe number 9 the adidas alpha bounce beyond this $99 sneaker is definitely one of the more budget options on the list and I've got to be honest for $99 it's actually a really excellent shoe I personally don't own a pair of alpha vamp Theon's but I do own a pair of alpha bounce instincts which are very similar both shoes feature a forged mesh upper which provide a very comfortable one-to-one fit especially after you've worn in the shoe but by far the best part of the Alpha bounce line is the bounce midsole cushioning balance cushion is extremely comfortable and soft without losing any responsiveness it's by far one of my favorite budget cushions on the market not only that but both shoes also feature a continental rubber outsole and if you didn't already put it together continental rubber is actually the same company that makes tires for the road so through this partnership with continental Adidas has utilized one of the most durable rubbers in the game which at the end of the day means your shoes will last longer which is a good thing I actually also really like the look of the Alpha bounce beyond I think it's a really clean but still very interesting looking sneaker if you're looking for an extremely comfortable casual running sneaker on a budget the adidas alpha bounce Beyond is a great way to go number eight the New Balance 574 this is another more budget-friendly option priced at $99 and obviously this is a more lifestyle sneaker than it is a running sneaker but I've got to be honest for $99 you're getting a pretty nice-looking shoe the upper is made up primarily of suede and mesh and it's also got a sock like ankle collar which means it doesn't have a separate tongue one thing I like about that is that it's very easy to get your foot into quickly so if you're running to the store or you need to just throw in a pair of shoes really quickly sometimes you don't even have to lace up the shoe it's also got fresh foam cushioning which to be fair isn't as soft as something like the Alpha bounce but it's definitely a comfortable ride overall out of all the options on the list this is probably one of the easiest ones to actually dress up whether you want to wear it to work or to the gym or whatever the case may be for 99 bucks this is a good way to go number seven the Nike Zoom fly this is another shoe that I don't personally own but I have actually tried it on and worn it around it's a 149 dollars sneakers so it's not exactly on the budget end of things however I do think you can find some pairs on sale in fact I think there's pairs on Road Runner Sports calm on sale so if you want to check those out of course there's links to wrote under sports in the description below the zoom fly's features a one-piece engineered mesh upper with fly wire technology it's a very comfortable shoe both because of the midsole cushioning technology and the fit of the upper and if you're into that more sporty look I think it's one of the best looking sneakers on the list number six the adidas pur boost go this 119 dollar continuation of the adidas pure boost line features a full-length boost midsole if you've ever tried boost you know how incredibly comfortable it is it almost feels like you're walking on pillows which is kind of crazy boost is an excellent lifestyle cushion and it does provide really great impact protection if that's something that you're looking for however shorter distance runners don't usually prefer a boost because it's just so soft and so mushy it doesn't provide a lot of feedback the pure boost go features an extremely soft and comfortable circle knit upper this shoe definitely features one of the more breathable and sock like uppers on the list it's also got this really interesting sort of crosshatch TPU print on the toe and on the heel that element is to provide support and durability if you're looking for a really comfortable lifestyle shoe that doesn't break the bank it has insane cushioning this is a great way to go I'm not kidding boost cushioning is incredible number five the adidas solar boost the one hundred and $59 solar boost is sort of the performance version of pure boost Guf the solar boost features a tech fit upper was zoned elastic support in the forefoot this shoe has one of the more snug fits on the list and that's definitely a good thing if you're using this for performance it allows you to have a true one-to-one fit which is really great when you're running because you never feel unstable or like you're gonna slip in the shoe this shoe also features a boost midsole however this time it's not full-length so you don't actually have any in your toe not only that but it's also a little bit thinner and has this foam rail running down the side which keeps it from being too mushy and the thing I really love about that is that you still get a lot of the boost cushion feel while not losing any responsiveness it's not as soft of a cushion as the pure boost go but most runners wouldn't actually want something that soft and would prefer something more like this another nice feature on this shoe is that it also has a continental rubber outsole I've run in this shoe a couple times and it's definitely a very comfortable sneaker overall but one thing to keep in mind if you're running in the summer it might get very very hot because it's not that breathable number four Nike Vapor Max 2.0 this 189 dollar follow-up to the wildly successful Nike Vapor max features a flighted upper and a vapor max midsole cushion like with just about all the Nike shoes on the list the vapor Mac features a fly wire lacing system and if you aren't familiar with fly wire or what it is it's basically these little wires or threads that run throughout the upper of the shoe part if the wire is exposed and loops around the laces so when you tighten the laces it pulls the wire closer together and the reason that helps with fit is because the wires actually wrap all the way around the shoe so when you tighten the laces it pulls the entire upper towards your foot fly wire can give you a super snug one-to-one fit and when paired with flying it's a really excellent performance upper the vapor max bubbles that form the midsole and the outsole of the sneaker while in my personal opinion aren't the most attractive things in the world do provide a very comfortable ride because they're separated they allow for a lot of articulation in the forefoot and then in the heel you've got this one large cushion which provides a lot of impact protection and contrary to popular belief these air bubbles do not pop easily the vapor Maxx 2.0 is the most expensive shoe on the list but it does come in a lot of different colors and is extremely comfortable in my personal opinion it's not the best looking shoe on the list though number three the Nike Pegasus 35 this $119 shoe is probably my favorite performance runner on the entire list it features an engineered mesh upper and partial bootie construction when first trying on the shoe it might feel a little bit tight but as you start to wear the sneaker in it does loosen up a little bit and create a really great one-to-one fit in addition to the comfortable upper you've also got a full length do air unit in the midsole that provides some great cushion without feeling too mushy and also gives you some nice responsiveness and feedback it also has this beveled heel which seems to be the new sort of theme in design direction that Nike running shoes are taking I don't know if it helps as much as they're saying they say it helps a lot in transition and it does feel nice don't get me wrong but it's not like groundbreaking with that being said though this is definitely my go-to performance running sneaker on the list definitely not a bad looking casual sneaker either number two the adidas ultra boost 4.0 parlay for years I've said that the ultra boost is my go-to lifestyle sneaker and I'm gonna be honest that still hasn't changed this 179 dollars sneaker is one of my favorite shoes of all time both because I think it looks incredible and also because the boost midsole is just so comfortable this parler edition of the ultra boost is actually a special edition and that's because adidas teamed up with par life for the oceans parlay is an ocean conservation organization that specializes in clearing out plastics in the ocean so what's really cool about this sneaker is that 95% of the upper is actually made up of recycled ocean plastics adidas says that there's around 11 water bottles worth of plastic woven into the upper and surprisingly even though this primeknit upper has plastic in it it's still extremely soft breathable and comfortable whether you're grabbing the parler version or the regular version the adidas ultra boost is one of my favorite sneakers of all time number one the Nike Epic react this one hundred and $59 shoe is at the top of my list because I feel like it's the perfect mix between price performance and lifestyle wear this one-piece upper provides a snug breathable fit it also comes in a lot of different colors so you have tons of different flavors to choose from not only that but this shoe also includes Nikes newest foam compound that compound is utilized in the midsole and called Nike react I love Nike reacts because it provides the perfect balance between comfort and cushion responsiveness and bounce it's an extremely comfortable midsole but you never feel like you're sinking into the shoe which you sometimes do with boost yes it's not a softness boost so if you prefer impact protection over everything maybe go with a boost sneaker rather than react but I think it provides the perfect amount of cushion and response for casual runners did I mention that I think the shoe looks good too that pretty much wraps up the list for today I'd love to know your thoughts on these shoes and which ones you like best so make sure to leave those comments in the comment section down below once again huge thank you to the sponsor of today's video Road Runner sports if you're looking to pick up any of the shoes on the list there are links to Roe Turner sports in the description below also if you have any other athletic or sportswear needs make sure to check out Road Runner Sports once again the links are in the description below but as always thank you so much for watching 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  2. I run with the nike free and i think its not for run in the nature lot of rocks got in it 😃

  3. I feel like the Nike Flex RN 2018's are more comfortable then any of those. They are the most comfy and supportuve shoes I've worn. This is coming from a peraon with arthritis and a gun shot wound in my ankle/foot. So a shoe has to blow ne away and be really comfy to actually buy.

  4. This was a solid list indeed, I would cop em if I could🔥🔥🔥🔥. I only own the alpha bounce from this list

  5. The Pegasus 35 stays tight even after a while. I've worn them for 1 year now and compared to nike epic react or the adidas ultra boost they are very tight. Epic react is the way to go.

  6. Hey Seth just got the Epic reacts today at my nike outlet today for $75 half off so great deal and they feel great thanks!

  7. I have Pegasus 35, Epic react, Vapormax 2.0, Ultraboost, Ultraboost Parley, Alphabounce Beyond, UA Scorpio, Zoom vomero 14, Nemeziz 17.1 cleats, Puma Hybrid, Zoom turbo.

  8. I have black Nike tan jun and they have OK grip SUPER light and SUPER breathable they can be short or long distance i run cross country for my school and it was heavenly and im looking into Nike 270 air max

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