Best running shoes: 10 styles guaranteed to get you moving

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Get your fitness goals off on the right track with Marie Claire’s edit of the 10 best running shoes...

Love it or loathe it, it’s estimated that at least once a week more than 2 million of us regularly have a bash at running.

So whether you’re an avid roadrunner, a total beginner setting out on a new fitness regime or you’ve signed up to one of the many races taking place around the UK – one of the most important things to consider is your running shoes.

Running trainers are probably the only part of your gym kit that aren’t on a constant cycle of wear, wash, dry, repeat, so it makes sense to invest in them. Be sure to do your research ahead of your purchase to make sure you’re getting the best pair possible for your buck.

A comfy running shoe is one that fits well and is fit for purpose. Remember running on different surfaces – whether that’s road, track or field – will all require a different, sometimes specialised, shoe for the job, so make the distinction for the intended use before you set out on your running-shoe quest.

As well as being a nation of runners, us Brits are a stylish breed, too, so no matter how practical or crammed full of hard-to-pronouce-technology our running shoes may be, we don’t want to compromise our sartorial style with an ugly pair of kicks.

From statement fluro finds and understated chic to streamlined slip-ons and perfectly formed fitted designs – we’ve sought out the latest technologies to cushion every stride and satisfy every taste.

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