I might not be the fastest runner or even run as much as other athletes I know, but one thing is for sure: I test a lot of running shoes. I curate T3's best running shoes guide and take this task very seriously, which means I wear a different pair every week (sometimes, I wear multiple pairs within a 7-day period). So trust men when I say I know a thing or two about performance footwear!
I'm also a bit of a Black Friday expert, as I've been delivering the best Black Friday deals to T3 readers since 2019. Combine these two skills, and you get a person (me!) who can identify the most unique offers on the most competent running footwear almost immediately.
Below, I've collected my top picks from top brands, including Nike, Adidas, Lululemon, Allbirds, and more. Some retailers and manufacturers have yet to launch their Black Friday sales, so make sure you check back later, as I'm keen on updating this article as often as possible!
Nike Alphafly 2 Women's Running Shoes:
was £279.95, now £209.96 at Nike
Fancy running in the fastest running shoes known to mankind? You need the Nike Alphafly 2, the same shoes that propel most professional athletes to victory at elite races these days. Get 25% off by entering the code START23 at checkout. The offer ends on 23 November 2023!
Adidas Adizero Adios 7 Women's Running Shoes:
was £120, now £60 at Adidas
Good for training and racing, Adidas' Adizero Adios franchise has been a fan favourite for a looooong time. The midsole is composed of a mix of superlight Lightstrike and resilient Lightstrike Pro, making the shoes both lightweight and super responsive. Also present are the TORSIONRODS, which add a soft stiffness that increases force transfer in each stride. Now half-price off!
Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 Men's Running Shoe:
was £165, now £99 at Saucony
Saucony's best running shoe for speed sessions and fast training, the Endorphin Speed 3, remains one of the most sought-after models of the Endorphin lineup. Featuring a nylon plate and an 8 mm offset, the Speed 3 does what it says on the box – lets you travel with speeeeeed. Now £66 off!
Allbirds Men's Wool Runner Mizzles: was £120, now £59 at Allbirds
Ideal for slower sessions and walking, Allbirds Men's Wool Runner Mizzles features water-repellent Puddle Guard technology that keeps feet dry. The wool upper is cosy and comfy, and thanks to the all-condition traction, you won't feel wobbly even when walking/running in the rain.
ASICS Gel-Nimbus 25 Women's Running Shoe:
was £175, now £122 at ASICS
The most comfortable running shoe ASICS has created, the Gel-Nimbus has been completely redesigned for its 25th birthday. It features the new PureGEL technology, FF BLAST PLUS ECO foam and an updated upper and collar construction. Now £53 off for Black Friday!
Lululemon Blissfeel Women's Running Shoe:
was £138, now £69 at Lululemon
Fitness brand Lululemon's first take on the running shoe concept, the Blissfeel, was designed specifically for women, sporting a midfoot frame, seamless, moisture-wicking liner and a padded tongue and heel collar. Two colourways are currently half-price off, including the pictured Alpine White/Elixir/Light Ivory!
New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v12:
was £159.99, now £89.99 at sportsshoes.com
One of the best running shoes released this year, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v12 provides the ultimate plush running experience without sacrificing performance. It features responsive underfoot Fresh Foam paired with a soft, selectively stretchy knit upper, which offers 360-degree comfort. Now 46% off at Sportsshoes.com – many sizes are still available!
Nike Vaporfly 2 Men's Running Shoes:
was 224.95, now £157.47 at Nike
Still one of the most sought-after models two years after it was released, the second-generation Vaporfly is the ultimate speed machine. Featuring the iconic ZoomX foam and a mesh-like upper that provides pretty of support and airflow, Nike's racing shoe is a must-have in your rotation.
Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3:
was £219.99, now £159.99 at sportsshoes.com
Speaking of fast shoes, Adidas's Adizero Adios Pro 3 is an absolute beast of a running shoe with oodles of energy return coming from the Lightstrike Pro foam and the Energy Rods underfoot. £70 off the shoes is a pretty decent deal – if you like running fast, check out these bad boys!
ASICS Novablast 3 Men's Running Shoe:
was £135, now £94 at ASICS
The Novablast franchise has always been about bounce, and the third iteration is the bounciest yet, thanks to the full-length FF BLAST PLUS foam and the trampoline-inspired outsole design. The shoes cost less than £100 in ASICS' Black Friday Sale!
Saucony Endorphin Shift 3 Women's Running Shoe:
was £140, now £70 at Saucony
The Shift 3 is a chunky beast that will see you through your longest training sessions. Featuring industrial amounts of foam underfoot, these shoes will help you avoid injury and protect your joints from being too battered from running on tarmac. Save £50 today!