Best Selling Running Shoes – Summer 2017

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The first quarter of 2017 was a hot quarter for footwear sales here at Running Warehouse, and the fire only continued to burn in quarter two. After taking a look at the numbers and excluding any clearance sales, we have created a list of footwear models (by color) that sold the highest volume during Summer 2017 (Q2).

On the men’s side, the New Balance Leadville led the charge with 2 new colors ranking 1st and 3rd on the best selling list. In general, New Balance trail had a solid quarter with other notable favorites such as the Vazee Summit v2 and the re-release of the New Balance MT10 v1 both sneaking into the top 25.

Coming as no surprise, HOKA ONE ONE continued its winning streak and had another phenomenal quarter. With 10 shoes making the top 25 list, HOKA proved yet again to be the strongest footwear seller. A favorite model year after year, the Clifton 3 showed high numbers with 5 colors making the top 25. Other models such as the Bondi 5, Hupana, and Clayton 2 showed solid numbers as well.

One of the most hyped shoes of June, the Nike Zoom Fly had both colors make the top 25 list at 7th and 24th respectively. Even though the shoe was only available for the last month of the quarter, it still offered impressive numbers and should continue to gain traction into the third quarter. Other notable performance trainers to make the list included the ASICS DS Trainer 22 and the Altra Escalante.

On the Racing side of things we saw several flats that have proven to be successful year in and year out. The ASICS Gel Hyper Speed 7, adidas adios boost 3, and the New Balance 1400 v5 all made the list and continue to be go-to options for competitive runners racing in anything from 5k to marathon. On the trail side, the Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra has been a favorite among ultra marathon racers, and its growing popularity boosted it to number 19 on our list.

On the Women’s side we saw some similarities and some striking differences when compared to the men’s best selling list. One of the most blatant similarities was the large HOKA presence. The Clifton 3 took the top 3 positions on the women’s list with a 4th color coming in at number 12. In total HOKA had 8 shoes make the top 25 including the Bondi 5, Arahi, Hupana, and the Challenger ATR 3.

The performance and racing categories were also similar with the Altra Escalante and the ASICS DS Trainer cracking the top 20 as well as the ASICS Hyper Speed 7 and the New Balance 1400 v5 just cracking the top 25.

The noteworthy difference between the genders was the addition of several more daily training options. With multiple colors of the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v7 and Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 making the list, as well as a single color of the ASICS Foundation 12, the women’s list was slightly less performance oriented than the men’s.

Below are the full lists for the top 25 best sellers* in the second quarter of 2017.


Men’s Best Selling Running Shoes – Q2 2017

Rank Shoe Model and Color MSRP
1. New Balance Leadville v3 Men’s Shoes Black/Toxic 125.00
2. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Men’s Shoes Blue/Red Orange 130.00
3. New Balance Leadville v3 Men’s Shoes Blue/Black 125.00
4. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3\Men’s Shoes\Midnight Navy/Gold 130.00
5. Altra Escalante Men’s Shoes Gray 130.00
6. ASICS Gel DS Trainer 22 Men’s Shoes Carbon/Black/Yellow 120.00
7. Nike Zoom Fly Men’s Shoes Ice Blue/Blue Fox/Crimson 150.00
8. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Men’s Shoes Silver/Formula One 130.00
9. ASICS Gel Hyper Speed 7 Men’s Shoes Electric Blue/Green 85.00
10. Altra Escalante Men’s Shoes Blue 130.00
11. adidas adizero adios Boost 3 Men’s Shoes Blue/White/Grn 140.00
12. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Men’s Shoes Medieval Blue/Gold 130.00
13. New Balance 1400 v5 Men’s Shoes Lime Glo/Cactus/Black 100.00
14. ASICS GT 2000 5 Men’s Shoes Carbon/Silver/Island Blue 120.00
15. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Men’s Shoes\Black/Anthracite 130.00
16. New Balance Vazee Summit v2 Men’s Shoes Black/Thunder 100.00
17. HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 5 Men’s Shoes Black/Anthracite 150.00
18. HOKA ONE ONE Hupana Men’s Shoes Black/Dark Shadow 115.00
19. Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra Unisex Shoes Black/Racing Red 180.00
20. HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 5 Men’s Shoes Cool Grey/Midnight  150.00
21. New Balance MT10 v1 Men’s Shoes\Tornado/Orange 115.00
22. New Balance Vazee Pace v2 Men’s Shoes Supercell/Orange 110.00
23. HOKA ONE ONE Clayton 2 Men’s Shoes Green/Black/Blue 150.00
24. Nike Zoom Fly Men’s Shoes Blue Fox/Black/Bright Crimson 150.00
25. HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 5 Men’s Shoes Black/Formula One 150.00

Women’s Best Selling Running Shoes – Q2 2017

Rank Shoe Model and Color MSRP
1. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Women’s Shoes Blue/Spring Bud 130.00
2. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Women’s Shoes Blue Jewel/Coral 130.00
3. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Women’s Shoes Citrus/Blue Jewel 130.00
4. HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 5 Women’s Shoes Medieval Blue/Blue 150.00
5. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v7 Women’s Shoes Ozone Blue 150.00
6. New Balance Leadville v3 Women’s Shoes Azalea/Grey 125.00
7. Altra Escalante Women’s Shoes Gray 130.00
8. ASICS GT 2000 5 Women’s Shoes MidGrey/White/Pink 120.00
9. HOKA ONE ONE Arahi Women’s Shoes Medieval Blue/Lavender 130.00
10. HOKA ONE ONE Hupana Women’s Shoes Black/Dark Shadow 115.00
11. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 Women’s Shoes Silver/Prpl/Blue 120.00
12. HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 Women’s Shoes Black/Anthracite 130.00
13. ASICS Gel Foundation 12 Women’s Shoes Silver/Pstcho/Pnk 120.00
14. ASICS Gel DS Trainer 22 Women’s Shoes Aquarium/Aqua 120.00
15. New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Women’s Shoes Blue 100.00
16. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v7 Women’s Shoes Black/Wh 150.00
17. Altra Escalante Women’s Shoes Blue 130.00
18. ASICS Gel Nimbus 19 Women’s Shoes Carbon/White/Coral 160.00
19. HOKA ONE ONE Hupana Women’s Shoes Deep Blue/Sky Blue 115.00
20. HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3 Women’s Shoes Navy/Spring 130.00
21. Saucony Guide 10 Women’s Shoes Light Blue/Blue 120.00
22. Brooks Ravenna 8 Women’s Shoes Peacoat/Purple/Coral 110.00
23. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 Women’s Shoes Anthr/Fuschia 120.00
24. New Balance 1400 v5 Women’s Shoes Dark Denim/Cherry 100.00
25. ASICS Gel Hyper Speed 7 Women’s Shoes Diva Blue/Pink 85.00

*Rankings are based on each color being treated as a stand-alone shoe. Units sold on clearance have been excluded.


Connor, aka The Face of Running Warehouse, is our resident footwear guru and helps us keep a finger on the pulse of running trends and current events. A member of the local HOKA Aggies running team, Connor walks the walk, or should we say, runs the run.

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