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Women's running shoes: the power to perform
Looking for footwear that can go the distance? Explore our high-performance women's running trainers. Our commitment to the women's running movement began back in 1979. As proud partners of the International Running Committee, we were thrilled to support the drive for equality in distance running. Today, you'll find women's running shoes designed to carry you further. From park runs to ultra-marathons and tough mountain trails, our shoes are built so that you can test your limits, no matter the challenge.
Run in all conditions with high-tech outsoles
Great performance starts from the ground up. That's why we design Nike women's running shoes with engineered outsoles for maximum comfort. Lengthway grooves give you exceptional traction on wet or slippery surfaces, while flexible rubber materials ensure your footwear moves with the natural movement of your feet. Opt for road running options with tough, durable outsoles for hard terrain, or choose ultra-grippy soles for trail tracks. Training for a track-and-field event? Our specialist running spikes come with removable pins, so you can wear them your way.
Cushioned inner soles for maximum power
Our ladies' running shoes are built with deep cushioning that absorbs the impact of each step—giving you the confidence to run further, faster and harder. But our trainers don't just absorb that energy, they also return it. Look for options that support and cradle your heel for extra security and Air units that deliver an extra spring to your step as you strike off and land. Designs featuring foam cushion your landing and then return the energy to power your next move for a springy, responsive feel. Meanwhile, carbon-fibre plates give extra responsiveness that keeps you moving forward.
Lightweight uppers: the freedom to move
Every gram counts when you're pushing your limits. That's why we build Nike running trainers for women with the latest technology to ensure they feel light and responsive. Take our uppers, for example, which give exceptional breathability and flexible wear. Or the padding at the collar that helps create a snug, glove-like feeling with no rub. For total comfort, look for ladies' running trainers made with Nike FlyEase technology—it acts as a strap and helps to secure the fit.
Nike's Move to Zero: the race of our lives
The one race we should all take part in? The one to save the future of our planet. Nike's Move to Zero programme is built to shift our business to producing net-zero carbon emissions and net-zero waste. It's why we use recycled nylon and polyester, harvested from sources like fishing nets, carpets and plastic bottles and spun into high-quality yarn. To join us on the journey, look for women's running shoes with the Sustainable Materials tag.
How tight should women's running shoes be?
To reduce the risk of rubbing and blisters, your women's running shoes should hug closely to your feet. However, they shouldn't feel overly tight, and you should be able to flex and wriggle your toes easily. Your socks will affect the fit of your women's running trainers, too. So, try on your shoes wearing the same style of socks that you wear while running.