The Top 5 Training Shoes for Competitive Marathon Runners

Whether you're getting ready for a marathon or simply looking for some new tennis shoes, we've rounded up the top five training shoes you won't want to take off.

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Adidas Running UltraBOOST

With these lightweight tennis shoes you'll be hitting the pavement and training for a marathon in no time. Meant to be worn on the road, these shoes feature removable foam insoles that help absorb each hard impact. The lightweight running shoes will also support your arches while you're putting in the work for any upcoming runs. ($180;

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Saucony Ride ISO

Saucony Ride ISO training shoes are made with a special technology that adapts to your feet—providing a personalized fit. Complete with a mesh upper, these lightweight running shoes help eliminate resistance while training for your marathon. As if you needed another reason to love these shoes, the tongue is also fixed, meaning you can say goodbye to painful rubbing and awkward stops to adjust. ($120;

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Brooks Ghost 11 Running Shoes

If you're looking for a comfortable shoe that can last for miles, then this pair of Brooks Ghost 11 running shoes are the ones for you. The pair are made with a DNA Loft foam to help with hard impacts and soften each landing. These shoes also feature a removable sock liner to reduce irritation. Go ahead and take it easier on your feet and joints when you decide to use these training shoes for your next marathon. ($120;

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With more than 100 positive reviews (mostly related to comfort!), it's no wonder these New Balance tennis shoes are a popular choice. The shoe features a breathable design and a memory sole insert that forms nicely to your feet. And with 18 colors to choose from, you'll be running in style no matter what. ($55, usually $65;

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Air VaporMax Flyknit 2 Running Shoe

Ultra-light and made to provide each wearer with targeted cushioning, these running shoes are ideal for long runs. Pretty in rose gold, the Nike Air VaporMax training shoes are both stylish and comfortable. As one reviewer says, "The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Running Shoes are amazing for everyday walking and running! These shoes are 5/5 for looks, comfort, and quality." ($190;

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