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The Best Running Shoes for a 5K 2024

Got your sights set on a new PB this season?

If you’re training for a 5K race, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect pair of running shoes to keep you comfortable and supported.

Check out our selection of racing category models that are fast, sleek and engineered to help you smash your 5K target.

*PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SHOES ARE NOT LISTED IN RANK ORDER*

1. Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 3

Catch 'em if you can. The Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 3 is made for the chasers, the racers, the elevated pacers who can't turn down the thrill of the pursuit. The leader of the super shoe pack is back, but even lighter, stabler and somehow more responsive than ever. The upper is reworked and the engine underneath is tuned and ready for those who see speed as a gateway to more miles and more seemingly uncatchable highs.

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2. adidas Adizero Takumi Sen 10

When milliseconds matter, these adidas running shoes are tuned for speed. Lightning-quick Lightstrike Pro cushioning keeps you light on your feet down to the finish line, while ENERGYRODS limit energy loss so you can maintain your pace. For runners who never stop chasing faster, Adizero Takumi Sen 10 is the shoe that never stops innovating speed.

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3. ASICS METASPEED SKY+

The ASICS METASPEED SKY+ racing shoes are designed for stride-style runners who are looking to start fast and finish faster. Runners wearing these shoes will be able to take longer strides while conserving energy with each step. ​Thanks to an energetic midsole foam and a propulsive carbon plate, runners wearing these shoes will be able to conserve more energy while maintaining their pace at the later stages of the race.​

Check out our detailed shoe review here

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4. HOKA Rocket X 2

The ultimate road racing shoe, designed to take you further in pinnacle competitions, the HOKA Rocket X 2 is the newest addition to the Rocket family. World Athletic approved, the Rocket X 2 has been amplified with a hyper-focused on construction for the best possible ride.

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5. New Balance FuelCell SC Elite v4

The New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Elite v4 is a race day shoe designed for the moments when seconds really do count. The propulsive feeling of FuelCell is combined with a thinner carbon fibre plate, offering superior energy return in a lightweight package that can be used at all levels of competition.

Check out our detailed shoe preview here

This exciting new racing shoe launches 1st February 2024, but if you simply can't wait, then check out our range of SC Elite v3 models here

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6. Saucony Endorphin Elite

Your best is yet to run. This is your breakthrough moment. Shine with the Saucony Endorphin Elite. It's got new PWRRUN HG foam cushioning for energy that helps power you toward your next PR. Plus, a heel-to-toe plate design that helps maximize flexibility as you roll past the finish line. Ready to win?

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7. Brooks Hyperion Elite 4

The Brooks Hyperion Elite 4 road-racing shoes are designed to help you chase down PB's in distances from the 5k to the marathon. New, lighter cushioning is layered high to absorb impact while the Arris carbon fibre propulsion plate helps propel you forward. A new upper delivers breathability and a snug fit. Combined, these elements work together to deliver a smooth, ultralight ride to get you from start to finish in record time.

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