The ACTIVE Spring Running Shoe Guide

The spring is great for a number of reasons: warmer temperatures, longer days, basketball tournaments, St. Paddy's Day, spring break—and, of course, a hot new batch of running shoes.

That being said, the options, plentiful as they are, can also be overwhelming. So we assigned a handful of our most accomplished runners the task of testing (and testing and testing) the newest sneakers on the block, in an effort to help our readers make the most educated decision when they hit their local store.

Of course, this week is ACTIVE #ShoeWeek, so a handful of lucky viewers on Facebook won't need to spend a dime. One winner per day will receive a free pair of our featured shoes. Check it out!

Our reviewers included the following members of the ACTIVE team:

  • Melanie Clancy – Editor in Chief of
  • Kolby Paxton – Running Editor at
  • Jackie Veling – Fitness & Nutrition Editor at
  • Mark Bauer – Triathlon Editor at
  • Elizabeth Grimsley – Cycling & Triathlon Associate Editor at
  • Teresa Pennington – Former president of the Dallas Running Club.
  • Tad Preston – A multiple marathon and half IRONMAN finisher.
  • Kristen Sudela – An avid runner, triathlete and community builder.

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