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?

  • Chelsey

    Excellent Insole
    The insoles felt really great. However, in some shoes it would raise your foot position height, higher than was comfortable, and so there was a greater risk of the shoe falling off due to the thickness of the insoles. But otherwise they were really good, nice and comfortable.

  • Kara M.

    Better than standard insoles
    I purchased new running shoes (Saucony) and I hate them. So I purchased these since I’ve been meaning to try a good pair of insoles and it seemed like a good time since they could possibly improve my new and uncomfortable running shoes. They have helped a lot, but I think I just need to give up on the fact that these shoes will work for me. I did get a new pair (Nike’s), which I’m hoping to try with my Enertor’s to give them a little more support and I have high hopes it will turn these new shoes into winners!

  • Brittany Ashby

    Best Performance Insoles
    The Enertor insoles were so comfortable while running. I would recommend these insoles to ANYONE who wants more support and have better performance!

  • marlon morais

    Very comfy
    Found these very comfy and cushioned but did slightly supinate my feet. On one leg this felt fine on other it took a bit of getting use to. I used these at the end of an Olympic triathlon where the 10k run was very tough and the comfort was noted. Only problem being with the thickness of the insole, when I ran without socks this lifted my heel up in shoe and gave me a blister where I can normally run in my triathlon trainers without socks. I’d only use these for longer triathlons where I would definitely be wearing socks.

  • Jon

    Great addition for comfort
    I’ve got flat feet and I think this helps.

  • Karl E.

    Insert review
    Was lucky enough to receive a set of these inserts to trial, they are without doubt the most comfortable ones I have ever used and my feet and knee’s are defiantly better when I run when I use them, would highly recommend using them

  • Nick

    Helped me score more goals
    When I first put my Enertor insoles in my football boots, I noticed the insole material that I took out was very flimsy and already had compressed to about a millimetre. The Enertor insoles felt like they gave much more protection and felt great. I scored 5 goals in my next match and then 3 in the following match! Thanks Enertor! I would recommend this product to anyone who wants more protection and wants to perform better.

  • Ben

    Very Comfortable
    Great to run in but would be better if they were a bit lighter.

  • Jonny W.

    Good support. No jarring. Fresher feet the morning after.
    Tried my new Enertor Performance Insoles over the last week. Impressed with the way it holds my foot in place. Feels well supported. No jarring on footstrike. Feet feeling better the next morning too. Using them inside my La Sportiva Helios trail shoes. Recommended.

  • Nathan C.

    Insoles put pep in your step.
    I have never run with any type of insert in my shoes, but that being said I did feel like these made a difference. The pair of shoes I used them in had quite a few miles on them, but I can safely say that the inserts made the shoes feel springier, peppier, and overall “newer” feeling. They still feel this way after several weeks of use and I’m looking forward to being able to try them out on a timed run. Overall, with my limited experience I would still recommend them to someone who is looking to experiment with adding an insert into their existing running shoes.

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