Most Popular Running Shoes in South Africa

Which shoes have captured the hearts of SA runners?

Running is huge in South Africa, and it’s no surprise given our gorgeous climate and scenery-laden streets, but when it comes to what South Africans run in, which running shoes are the most popular amongst the bunch?

With search demand for running shoes up 56% year-on-year, has analysed search data for 65 different shoe models to show which is most loved by the South African public.

The research reveals the Adidas Ultraboost is the most popular model in South Africa, with 1,400 monthly searches. The data also shows that the ASICS Gt-1000, New Balance 880, New Balance 1080 and the Under Armour Hovr are more popular in SA than anywhere else in the world.

Most Popular Running Shoes In South Africa

  1. Adidas Ultraboost
  2. Nike React
  3. ASICS-GEL Kayano
  4. Nike Pegasus
  5. ASICS GEL-Nimbus
  6. ASICS Gt-1000
  7. New Balance 880
  8. Nike Zoom Fly
  9. New Balance 1080
  10. Under Armour Hovr

Most Popular Running Shoes Worldwide

  1. Adidas Ultraboost
  2. Nike React
  3.  Nike Pegasus
  4. ASICS GEL-Kayano
  5. Nike Vaporfly
  6. Nike Joyride
  7. Nike Zoom Fly
  8. ASICS GEL-Nimbus
  9. Brooks Ghost
  10. Nike Pegasus Turbo

As part of the research, has also created an interactive map, which identifies the most searched for running shoes around the world.

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