5 best all round running shoes for 2018


Are you looking to pick up some new 2018 running shoes? We’ve pulled together our 5 top picks that will carry you across any distance. Try a 5K, master a marathon or switch up trails on the weekends – these shoes have you covered. 


Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 


A new update for Nike’s workhorse Pegasus model, these shoes are perfect all-rounders for the new year. You’ll find a very stable and supportive fit, and they’re just 285g each, making them a lighter option. The Nike Air Zoom technology will help carry you through the fatigue at the end of training runs. 


Asics Gel Kayano 24 


These are the perfect 2018 running shoes for over pronators and those looking for a very stable run. Memory foam helps keep the feet in the right place and accompanies the firmly structured upper panels. For long distance comfort the midsole has additional tech designed to keep your feet falling accurately. 


INOV-8 Parkclaw 275 


If you’d like to experiment with trail running but prefer to spend most of your time on-road, this offering from INOV-8 may just do the trick. This 2018 running shoe has 4mm lugs, providing plenty of grip but no interference. You’ll find plenty of shock-absorption tech in the heel and midsole, too. 


New Balance Vazee Pace V2 


These are reliable shoes that will see you cover marathon training miles in comfort. If you’re looking to run shorter distances than you’re sure to find the cushioning and midsole support excellent. It’s a light shoe, so make sure you’ve got correct technique. Supplement these with orthotic insole support to get the best from the thinner soles. 


Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% 


When winners of the New York, Boston and Berlin marathons say this is their favourite shoe, we listen. These shoes are phenomenal, and the price does reflect that. If you can get your hands on a pair, be prepared for magnificent technology that will give you an average of 4% increase in running economy. A 2018 running shoe that will help bring you new PBs? Yes please. 


About Enertor Advanced Technology Insoles –  Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury,  the unique design features support your foot throughout training.  Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole.  Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today.

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Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.

What people are saying about Enertor insoles?

  • Nicki H.

    Plantar fasciitis pain
    Before trying these insoles I was unable to run more than a mile because of plantar pain. A couple of months later I completed a half marathon. They are also incredibly comfortable. I shall not run without these insoles again.

  • Alwyn P.

    Great product
    Great product

  • Jessica S.

    Amazing difference
    I have been using these insoles to train and race in and they make a remarkable difference I can feel the extra support given by them to my heal and my arch. As a young runner I have had issues with the pressure on my feet becoming painful and by using these insoles it has helped tremendously and I have been running faster times. I would definitely recommend these.

  • Maureen S.

    What can I say, a wonderful invention. I have problems with my right foot in laced shoes so was a little dubious about trying the insoles. They are so comfortable to wear and give quite a lot of support. I would definitely recommend them. My mum also has a condition called foot drop and she has also got a pair and thinks they’re amazing, she now feels more confident about walking for longer periods as the insole gives her foot much need support.

  • Amanda R.

    Great footbeds!
    Slightly too snug and heavy for use with my approach shoes, but amazing with my three season walking boots. Very supportive and reduced impact noticeable after a long day of summer mountaineering in the Pyrenees.

  • E. D.

    E. Davis
    Haven’t really used insoles before but these were a good fit into my shoe and were very comfortable around your foot. Highly recommend using these if you run a lot.

  • Charlotte Scott

    Very supportive
    With a high arch and instep I can often not feel supported with the usual innersoles that come in trainers. With these I get the support I need as well as benefiting from the additional shock absorption.

  • Ashleigh H.

    The real deal!
    I have been using these insole for just over a month and the difference they have made is incredible. I no longer have knee or ankle pain when running and feel much more stable. They took a little while to get used to but I cannot imagine running without them now. Amazing product.

  • Ed M.

    5K Nailed!
    These Enertor insoles have proven really good for me. I ran my usual 5k circuit in them last night and it felt great. They’re really comfortable and deniitely seemed to make the run easier and more effortless. They slipped into my Nike trainers easily and are a really snug fit. They’re there to stay now!

  • Anthony Everest

    For Athletes
    These are a good quality, comfortable insole that gives really good support and cushioning. My only gripe is that it does make the shoe feel heavy, though this isn’t any different to the others I have tried.

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