Best Road Racing Shoes: Winter 2024

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Best Road Racing Shoes: Winter 2024

Give yourself a fair advantage

...with this season's most impressive road racing shoes. Lighter and faster than ordinary trainers and designed to bring you maximum energy return, a racing shoe will help you shave seconds or even minutes off your PB. Racing shoes are also great as a less cumbersome option for fast, up-tempo training runs.

For a personalised shoe fitting, we'd recommend popping by our store to make sure you're getting the most suitable racing shoe for your footstrike. Below are some of the best we have to offer. (Weights quoted are for a size 8 UK men's shoe and a size 6 UK women's shoe.)

Lightweight Racers / Best Cushioned / Neutral Racers / Support Racers

Lightweight racing shoes

LightWeight Racers

Featherweight and snappy for a supersonic pace:

Saucony Endorphin PRO / Saucony Kinvara

Saucony Endorphin PRO

The premium racing shoe from Saucony. The Endorphin PRO helps you to achieve your best times in races due to the carbon plate and Speedroll technologies. The full length carbon-fibre plate is sandwiched in between two soft layers of PWRRUN PB cushioning. Alongside Sepeedroll geometries this creates propulsive movement forward, decreasing your fatigue so you can reach your fastest times.

Offset: 8mm (heel 35.5mm / forefoot 27.5mm)
Weight: Men's 213g

Men's Saucony Endorphin PRO 4
Men's Road Racing Shoes

Saucony Kinvara

The super lightweight and low-profile Kinvara is an ideal training or race-day shoe for road or track, ranging from short to long distance. The responsive midsole offers energy-return cushioning for great rebound, and the breathable upper keeps the feet ventilated.

Offset: 4mm (heel 24.5mm / forefoot 28.5mm)
Weight: Men's 213g / Women's 184g

Men's Saucony Kinvara 14
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes

Women's Saucony Kinvara 14
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£125.00 £95.00

Neutral road racing shoes

Best Cushioned, Neutral Racers

Longer races (beyond 10KM) or extended speed sessions will require a racing shoe with a bit of extra cushioning.

Hoka Mach X / Hoka Mach / Saucony Endorphin Speed

Hoka Mach X

The Mach X by Hoka features a Pebax® plate compressed between two soft layers of cushioning in the midsole. This, combined with an aggressive Meta-rocker, provides a propulsive and speedy ride. Due to Hoka's typical well-cushioned, thick midsole and super stable ride, the Mach X is a brilliant choice for those seeking speed, especially in long distances like a marathon or ultra.

Offset: 5mm (Men's 42/37mm / Women's 37/32mm)
Weight: Men's 266g / Women's 227g

Men's Hoka Mach X
Men's Road Racing Shoes

Women's Hoka Mach X
Women's Road Racing Shoes

Hoka Mach

The versatile Hoka Mach features plenty of lightweight cushioning, for comfort on everyday runs or races. This neutral running shoe is incredibly flexible, to take you through the gait cycle of midfoot landing to toe-off in smooth motion. The geometries encourage you to midfoot-strike for natural body alignment. The plush jacquard-mesh upper is soft, allowing comfort while providing a secure fit.

Offset: Men's 5mm
Men's (heel 29mm / forefoot 24mm) / Women's 5mm (heel 27mm / forefoot 22mm)
Weight: Men's 232g / Women's 192g

Men's Hoka Mach 5
Men's Road Racing Shoes
£140.00 £120.00

Women's Hoka Mach 5
Women's Road Racing Shoes
£140.00 £120.00

Saucony Endorphin Speed

The Endorphin Speed features a less agressive nylon plate, specialised using Speedroll technology. This gives more momentum and strong propulsion. The upper features recycled plastic, making this an environmentally-conscious running shoe.

Offset: 8mm (heel 35.5mm / forefoot 27.5mm)
Weight: 224g

Men's Saucony Endorphin Speed 4
Men's Road Racing Shoes

Women's Saucony Endorphin Speed 4
Women's Road Racing Shoes

Brooks Hyperion GTS


Brooks Hyperion GTS

The Hyperion GTS has been designed with 'Focus on speed' in mind. Its responsive DNA Flash midsole absorbs impact without slowing you down. The GuideRails® support piece on the inside gives an element of stability.

Stack Height: 22/14mm
Heel Drop: 8mm
Average Weight: Men's 230g

Men's Brooks Hyperion GTS
Men's Road Racing Shoes

Wishing you many enjoyable races and personal bests this season!

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