Thursday, October 29

South Africa’s Top 10 Most Popular Running Shoes Revealed


Running is an immensely popular sport in South Africa. It’s no surprise given our gorgeous climate and scenery-laden streets. Of course, when it comes to running, there’s one piece of essential equipment you need to get going; a good pair of running shoes. But, which are the best running shoes and which shoes should you choose? Keep reading to find out which trainers are the most popular amongst South African runners.

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 revealed the Adidas Ultraboost as the most popular running shoe in South Africa, with 1,400 monthly searches online. Even more interesting is 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. Clearly South Africans have unique tastes when it comes to running footwear.

Most popular shoes in South Africa

Adidas Ultraboost
Nike React
Nike Pegasus
ASICS Gt-1000
New Balance 880
Nike Zoom Fly
New Balance 1080
Under Armour Hovr

Most popular running shoes worldwide

Adidas Ultraboost
Nike React
Nike Pegasus
Nike Vaporfly
Nike Joyride
Nike Zoom Fly
Brooks Ghost
Nike Pegasus Turbo

Want to delve a little deeper into the findings? 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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