The top 10 best cushioned running shoes 2012 has to offer could be yours in a click of a button. There is so much to think about when it comes to running shoes. Often times when people start a running routine they do not know the importance of a great shoe.

Without a great shoe you are left with pain in your feet, legs, and knees. There is no man, woman, or child that wants that. All of the shoes listed below are available in both men and women sizes and in multiple colors.  This is a great way to really make your running shoes your own. 

New Balance MR1080 Cushioned Running Shoe

The MR1080 will stand the test of time. They are great shoes for beginners and people of all sizes. They provide great support and cushion the mid-foot very well. This is great for people who have not quit found their stride yet. They also will support any orthotic inserts well without over-correction.

Reebok Instant Running Shoe

For wide and flat feet these shoes are great. Other than that these are good basic running shoes. They are not over thick but also not extremely thin. The price is reasonable and they hold up pretty well over time. Like all shoes with regular usage you will get a solid 6-8 months of usage. 

Saucony Progrid Kinvara 2 Running Shoe

Some might be nervous if they are just starting to run. They might want to buy a brand they are familiar with in there every day shoe usage. I urge you not to be nervous over this shoe. They are extremely versatile, lightweight, and very neutral. They grip very well on trails and breathe very well.

Nike zoom Vomero 6 Trainers Shoes Running

These are best for wide feet. They are extremely comfortable and will not rub your feet the wrong way. Even for long walks or runs these hold up well. The air flow is great and gives great traction with a decent amount of support. 

Spira Odyssey Cushioned Running Shoe

The Wavespring shoes are a force to be reckoned with. These are the most functional, comfortable, and complete training shoe around. They give you the softest steps even on concrete. After long runs you won’t feel the burn in your legs like a lot of other brands. They are just great shoes.

New Balance M690 Running Shoe

Like most New Balance shoes there is an undeniable support to these shoes. They help you to run in the correct form and give you support not only in the ankles but for your knees as well. This is extremely helpful for new runners as well as experience mature people. 

Saucony Powergrid Triumph 9 Running Shoe

These shoes give great balance and plush ride that is great on the upper shoe support. The Triumph 9 holds the basic features all Triumph series has had. The big difference is how light it is. These are the lightest shoes around. Since they are so light they do not always hold up during really long runs, but if you are only going for a few short runs a week this would be a great pair of shoes for you

ASICS GEL-Nimbus 13 Running Shoe

Nimbus has been making great running shoes for a long time. These shoes are not too different than other models. However, they did upgrade this shoe in a few ways. For starters there is more stability from side to side. They also have a lower profile heel which is helpful in long distances.  They are soft but sturdy.

K-Swiss Kwicky Blade-Light Running Shoe

These might be a little hard on your wallet but they are easy on the feet. They are very stable but somehow neutral as well. They give you a light weight and airy feel. You will feel awesome while running in them.

Fila Tenet Running Shoe

Not only do they look nice, they are also very comfortable. They are also very affordable which is helpful if you have growing kids who could outgrow the shoes faster than you snap your fingers. They are not as airy as other running shoes but they are very stable and a great buy.