What is drop?


What is drop?

Drop is the difference in millimeters between the height of the heel and the forefoot. A shoe with a thicker feel has you run more on your heels with every foot strike. A shoe with a lower drop enables you to run on your midfoot with every stride.

At Running Room, we carry a large selection of footwear with different types of drop that serve runners of all levels and all abilities.


Lower drop shoes are better for faster workouts and races. As well as those that are looking for shoes that have a feeling closer to natural or barefoot.



Altra Escalante
A sleek performance trainer built for a workout day, the Altra Escalante offers a light and responsive ride on the roads.






Saucony Kinvara 9
A staple for the runner seeking a lightweight, low offset daily trainer, the Saucony Kinvara 9 offers a versatile blend of cushioning and responsiveness.





Hoka Bondi 5
Now with an even more accommodating toe box and an updated engineered mesh upper, the Bondi 5 delivers luxurious comfort to keep your feet happy for the long miles ahead.





New Balance Zante V4
Now with an even more accommodating toe box and an updated engineered mesh upper, the Bondi 5 delivers luxurious comfort to keep your feet happy for the long miles ahead.




Saucony Hurricane ISO
The shoe is resilient and durable. Comfort and energy return are not things to scoff at or belittle – those characteristics are just another testament to the legacy of this shoe.




Saucony Ride ISO
With a redesigned midsole and new ISOFIT upper, the Saucony Ride ISO enhances performance and comfort so you can focus on the miles ahead.


Higher drop shoes are found in the versatile, reliable, everyday-use running shoes.



Nike Pegasus
A speedy upgrade that still retains reliable cushioning for your daily training, the Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 is ready to go the distance. Completely redesigned from bottom up, the Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 now offers several features aimed at delivering a smooth and responsive ride at any pace.




Brooks Glycerin 16

Brook’s new Glycerin 16 provides top-tier comfort with the highly adaptive DNA midsole, a 3D Fit Print upper molds to your foot for a sock-like fit.





New Balance 880 v8
The mesh upper that enhances fit and not weight and the ABZORB technology that enables a smooth ride is the fulfillment of the promise of comfort and consistency that every shoe tries to lay claim to.





Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 13 Running Shoe delivers plush comfort that is complimented with a circular-knit upper for lightweight ventilation and lockdown. Underfoot, the pressure-mapped outsole encourages an efficient, cushioned stride through toe-off.



ASICS GEL-2000 6
The most striking advance here is durability without weight, where formerly weight was added as a means to withstand the force of the ground below.






ASICS GEL-Nimbus 20
As ASICS likes to say “making every stride easier, softer and more comfortable.” That’s in part due to the ever popular features of FluidRide 2.0 midsole, FlyteFoam bottom layer midsole and SpEVA top layer midsole which are built in an old-fashioned way through tried and true testing and expectations of the audience.




Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18
If you’re considering long contemplative runs, which is certainly one of our favourite forms of running, the GTS 18 wants to make it perfectly clear that it’s still the “Go-To-Shoe.”






Mizuno Wave Inspire 14
Opposed as most of us can be to all-purpose mainstream products, this a pretty perfect all-purpose stability shoe. Within the familiar designs of reliable stability, its innovation and comfort are all unprecedented to versions past. Familiar but fresh, solid but lightweight.

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