You have two days until Mother's Day, it's time to focus. This year, get her something she'll actually use (goodbye flowers, fruit baskets, and coupons for free hugs) and head to your nearest sporting goods store. Chances are, Mom needs some new kicks. Whether your mom runs, walks, hits the gym, or is the CrossFit champion in your state, here is How to Pick Out the Perfect Sneakers for Your Mom.
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New Balance 1765
Best For Your Mom If She... Is a serious to moderate walker.
New Balance caters to walking with this premier fitness walking shoe, including Abzorb technology for cushioing with an added bonus of N2, so Mom gets more spring in her step. Lightweight weighing in at 8.8 ounces, this shoe is great for slight to over pronators as it features a medial post to boot.
Mizuno Women's Wave Prophecy 2
Best For Your Mom If She... Is a bit of an extremist.
Your mom probably put you through college so step it up this year and splurge a little with the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 2, the premier neutral running shoe from the brand. Perfect for tiger moms, devote runners, and the Kara Gouchers of the world.
<!--nextpage-->Brooks Running Ghost 5
Best For Your Mom If She... Could use a very, very comfortable running shoe.
The Ghost 5 hasn't gotten all of this great attention for nothing, this shoe is extremely comfortable. Gracefully transitioning runners from heel to toe, this is the perfect runner for slight to moderate over pronators that relish any extra cushioning on middle distance runs. Show her you care, go with the Ghost.
Zoot Ultra Kalani 3.0
Best For Your Mom If She... Needs an easy-on, easy-off running shoe. For Moms on the go!
The Zoot Ultra Kalani 3.0 is a neutral running shoe intended for runners that are most likely training for a triathlon (thus the easy entry thanks to the slip on upper and webbed laces) but Mom will love it for the sharp look, smooth ride, and lightweight feel.
Nike Flyknit Lunar1+
Best For Your Mom If She... Puts your shoe game to shame.
If your mom was the "cool mom" growing up, you may want to put her in a pair of these, if she doesn't already have them. On a Lunar sole with a second-skin fit and adaptive support, the Flyknit Lunar1+ is the benefits of a neutral running shoe with the look of a hypebeast. If you're mom can be described the same way, she'll love these.
adidas Energy Boost
Best For Your Mom If She... is had Vine before you did. Great for anyone interested in the latest and greatest technology, encapsulated in a responsive running shoe.
The Energy Boost by adidas is a great pick as it's sure to please. For runners, the responsive midsole is there to refresh feet and return energy, while anyone looking for a comfortable weekend sneaker can manage the understated look in this highly technical runner. It's a win win.