Best Selling Running Shoes of 2016 – First Quarter

2016 Q1 Best

The year 2016 is already one quarter gone. That means spring running and racing are here. So today we look back at the 1st quarter of the year to see what shoes are resonating with the most runners here at Running Warehouse.

The HOKA ONE ONE Clayton charged out of the gate. It is a fast, responsive shoe best-suited for long tempo runs and is the best-fitting Hoka shoe to date. Amazingly, the Clayton cracked the top 20 for both men and women after being available for only one week. The Nike Flyknit LunarEpic caught the interest of men, as it made the list after only being out for one month, while women have largely ignored this shoe. The “mid-top” Flyknit cuff is a love-it-or-hate-look. And while the upper is what is grabbing attention or polarizing people, the dynamic ride is the real story. It has the best underfoot running feel of any Lunar shoe since the original Lunaracer/LunarTrainer shoes.

Nine brands make up the men’s top 20 list, while the women’s list is concentrated among six brands. Interesting to see Mizuno with two models on the women’s list and zero on the men’s. The men’s list is dominated by faster shoes (including four T&F models), but the well-cushioned, ASICS Kayano and New Balance 1080 v6 sneak onto the list. The women’s list consists of many traditional shoes, with ASICS, Saucony, and Brooks dominating the top 10.

Early signs indicate the ASICS Nimbus 18, New Balance Vazee Summit and Saucony Kinvara 7 will make their way onto the second quarter lists.

Below are our top 20 best seller* lists for the first quarter of 2016.

Men’s Best Selling Running Shoes (and one throwing shoe) – Q1 2016

  1. ASICS Gel Hyper Speed 7 MSRP $85.00
  2. adidas Ultra Boost MSRP $180.00
  3. Nike Zoom Victory 2 Spike MSRP $120.00
  4. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 2 MSRP $130.00
  5. New Balance 1500 v2 MSRP $110.00
  6. Nike Zoom Superfly R4 Spike MSRP $120.00
  7. Nike Zoom Rival SD 2 Throw MSRP $75.00
  8. Altra Olympus 2.0 MSRP $150.00
  9. adidas adizero adios MSRP $110.00
  10. Saucony Kinvara 6 MSRP $100.00
  11. Altra Lone Peak 2.5 MSRP $120.00
  12. Merrell Vapor Glove 2 MSRP $85.00
  13. Brooks T7 Racer MSRP $85.00
  14. Nike Zoom Matumbo 2 Spike MSRP $120.00
  15. HOKA ONE ONE Clayton MSRP $150.00
  16. ASICS Gel DS Trainer 21 MSRP $120.00
  17. Nike Flyknit LunarEpic MSRP $175.00
  18. New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2 MSRP $ 100.00
  19. ASICS Gel Kayano 22 MSRP $160.00
  20. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v6 MSRP $150.00

Women’s Best Selling Running Shoes – Q1 2016

  1. ASICS Gel Cumulus 17 MSRP $120.00
  2. ASICS Gel Kayano 22 MSRP $160.00
  3. Saucony Kinvara 6 MSRP $100.00
  4. Brooks Ghost 8 MSRP $120.00
  5. Saucony Guide 9 MSRP $120.00
  6. Brooks Launch 3 MSRP $100.00
  7. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 2 MSRP $130.00
  8. ASICS GT 2000 4 MSRP $120.00
  9. Saucony Zealot ISO MSRP $130.00
  10. Brooks Glycerin 13 MSRP $150.00
  11. Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 MSRP $120.00
  12. Nike Zoom Pegasus 32 MSRP $110.00
  13. Brooks Ravenna 7 MSRP $120.00
  14. ASICS Gel DS Trainer 21 MSRP $120.00
  15. Saucony Ride 8 MSRP $120.00
  16. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 MSRP $120.00
  17. Mizuno Wave Rider 19 MSRP $120.00
  18. HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 4 MSRP $150.00
  19. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 MSRP $150.00
  20. HOKA ONE ONE Clayton MSRP $150.00

*Best seller is based on the number of units sold in the best selling color of a model, in the medium width. Units sold on clearance have been excluded.

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