Comfortable running shoes for men: Designed by Runners for Runners
Natural, efficient and painless running: from beginners to professional athletes
Running is the most popular sport in the world. Over 100 million recreational runners are registered in the US and Europe alone. The majority of these people started running with the intention of improving their levels of health and fitness. Unfortunately, the health and fitness benefits of running come at a price as injury rates are extraordinarily high in runners. More than one in three runners reports pain or injury whilst preparing to enter a half or full marathon. Even occasional runners experience problems.
Running exerts considerable physical forces on many parts of the body: the toes, ankles, Achilles’ tendons, shins, knees, hips, spine and muscles. That is why comfortable running shoes and a good running technique are essential. Our men’s running shoes are developed by biomechanists and running experts, who take the following considerations into account regardless of the training goal and type of running shoe:
- Comfortable running shoes for men with toefreedom® prevent feet from feeling cramped and developing painful misalignments. Your toes can spread naturally and fulfil their function as an anchor and stabiliser for the body. This makes your running safer and more efficient and allows you to utilise your energy optimally.
- Flat men's running shoes with zero drop promote an anatomically correct posture. Many conventional men’s jogging shoes have a raised heel. This forces the feet, joints, muscles and spine to make unnatural compensatory movements, which lead to dysfunctions.
Comfortable running shoes with toefreedom® for more miles and less pain
»nimbleToes Addict« – revolutionising running: naturalness and high tech combined
Comfortable running shoes with toefreedom® and an innovative Michelin running sole:
Our nimbleToes Addict is a running shoe for men which was developed in line with the biomechanical principles of the functional footwear design concept, allowing runners to enjoy the advantages of toefreedom® at last.
Michelin has been forging a better way forward for over 100 years. They have spanned millions of miles on the mission to develop ground-breaking multi-surface contact systems for vehicles operating in the most challenging environments all over the world.
We decided to partner with Soles by Michelin because they have unrivalled expertise in rubber and tread design, making them perfectly placed to equip our »nimbleToes Addict« with the optimum outsole for functional footwear in long-distance running.
Men's running shoes for Natural Running and Workouts
»nimbleToes« – our popular classic for natural running enthusiasts!
The nimbleToes style is pure functional footwear: a running shoe with toefreedom® which is extremely lightweight. It offers you just the right amount of sensorimotor feedback for any terrain. You will barely notice you are wearing our breathable, light men’s running shoes.
Our athletes swear by them for running and many other sports, such as boxing, yoga, parkour and weightlifting (YouTube). Successful top athletes from Germany – such as Hannes Wolpert (triathlete) and Katharina Blank (Ninja Warrior) – are huge fans of our comfortable running shoes.
Our »nimbleToes« are also ideal for the gym. Enjoy the perfect barefoot feeling, giving you optimum contact with the ground.
Information for novices:
About 95% of runners are heel strikers, so the heels of shoes are often heavily cushioned. »nimbleToes« is a non-cushioned men’s running shoe which is suitable for professionals and advanced natural runners who have already mastered the forefoot running technique perfectly. If you are a novice who is just getting started, begin your running training slowly and ideally with expert support to make sure no errors creep in when you are working on your running style. Natural running is only healthy if you do it correctly, your feet are able to perform their natural function, and you use comfortable running shoes with toefreedom®.
Comfortable trail running shoes: At home off the beaten track!
Men’s running shoes with a studded tread for cross-country:
Do you love challenges which take you up hill and down dale across demanding terrain? Available in orange or yellow, our nimbleToes Trail are high-quality men’s running shoes with a 6 mm terrain sole (studded tread).
Comfortable running shoes for men are particularly important for trail running as they allow you to perceive unexpectedly rough terrain directly and compensate accordingly. If the ground is slippery, you need to catch yourself with confidence or keep your balance on loose terrain. A Flexitec®-Fußbett is the ideal addition to round off your cross-country running experience.
A cleverly designed lacing system provides the perfect blend of comfort and security, ensuring a good, pain-free fit without pressure points.
With its casual, sporty design featuring contrasting colours – yellow and black or orange and black – »nimbleToes Trail« is a trendy choice for running and an eye-catching highlight for everyday wear.
Choosing the right size for comfortable running shoes:
If you are switching from conventional men’s running shoes, you will notice the extra space for your toes and zero heel straight away. Measure your feet to make sure you find the right shoe size which fits well and gives your toes the freedom of movement they need. We also sell men’s running shoes in half-sizes.
Men's running shoes by Sebastian Bär & Lee Saxby
Sebastian Bär: inventor of functional footwear and CEO of Joe Nimble
My family has been making shoes with toefreedom® since 1982 and the firm is now under second-generation management. My passion for long-distance running and experience of helping people all around the world to improve their foot function with comfortable shoes for running helped me to develop the design concept for functional footwear.
When crewing at the world’s toughest footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, a few years ago, I observed that a lot of the elite athletes cut open the front of their running shoe to have more freedom for their toes and reduce the risk of injury. My unique know-how in making casual shoes with toefreedom® inspired me to apply this design philosophy to comfortable running shoes.
Lee Saxby: biomechanist, running coach and creator of the Functional Foot Map
Lee is one of the best-known coaches for running technique on an international level. His knowledge and experience of biomechanics and foot function have helped injured runners – both recreational and elite – around the globe. This also led him to develop the Functional Foot Map assessment system. His extensive expertise is an enormous gain for the development of our comfortable running shoes for men.
Men's running shoes with a 3-year guarantee!
Three-year quality guarantee on workmanship and materials for each pair:
Behind Joe Nimble is a large team of experts who do all they can to make high-quality, hard-wearing and long-lasting men’s running shoes. Find out here how much passion and attention to detail you can expect if you choose to buy our men’s running shoes:
- a tradition of shoemaking and German engineering since 1982
- stringent materials and wear testing
- the specialist expertise of Dr Mick Wilkinson (Northumbria University) and biomechanist Lee Saxby
- dialogue with top athletes from track and field, martial arts and other sports
- sustainable production at our own workshop
- professional shoe repairs and resoling
- secure payment via PayPal or a credit card (returning customers can also buy men’s running shoes on account)
- fast delivery by DHL (1-3 days)
You will automatically receive a guarantee, whichever style you choose and regardless of whether you buy men’s running shoes at one of our stores or online. Our staff will gladly advise you and recommend the right running shoe based on your fitness level and training goal.