Early-bird gift guide: Shop 2019's best running shoes here

Vinciane Ngomsi
Yahoo Sports Contributor

The holiday season is almost in full swing and it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll shower loved ones in gifts. Every recipient is different, and that could mean weeks of shopping for that perfect present. Get a head start on gift giving with our guide to the best running shoes for both women and men.

From gifts for the beginner runner to the marathon enthusiast, read on for our early-bird gift guide and take advantage of crossing one recipient off your list.

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Nike Women's Air Max Torch 4 Running Shoes

Nike Women's Air Max Torch 4 Running Shoes


Give the casual runner in your life a pair of the classic Nike Air Max Torch 4’s. Available in five different colorways, these kicks feature mesh uppers with synthetic overlays to provide ventilation and support along with essential reflective elements help ensure visibility in low light. Find men sizes here.

Shop it: $70

Adidas Women's UltraBOOST Running Shoes

Adidas Women's UltraBOOST Running Shoes

The Adidas UltraBOOST shoes consistently land on top running shoes list and that’s no shock. You get ample traction in wet conditions thanks to the outsoles made of Continental rubber and we especially love how the responsive boost midsoles provide cushioning and energy return. Find men sizes here.

Shop it: $130

Nike Women's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoes

Nike Women's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoes

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus shoes are some of the hottest on the market and make for a perfect gift. Not only do you feel like your jogging on air, but the high-resiliency sock liners conform to the contours of your feet. You’ll probably be tempted to grab a pair for yourself. Find men sizes here.

Shop it: $120

Nike Women's Odyssey React Flyknit 2 Running Shoes

Nike Women's Odyssey React Flyknit 2 Running Shoes

Another Nike favorite, the Odyssey React shoes are a must-have because they can last from season to season. They’re manufactured with signature React technology for underfoot cushioning and Flyknit material offer a soft, supportive feel and stretch with your feet. Shop men sizes here.

Shop it: $120

Women's Nike Air Zoom Structure 22

Women's Nike Air Zoom Structure 22

Engineered mesh, a heel overlay and dynamic support throughout the midfoot all come together to give you a stable stride from beginning to end. This is an ideal gift for the beginner runner, as they can also be used in a power walking capacity. Shop men sizes here.

Shop it: $120