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.
Get your fitness goals off on the right track with Marie Claire's edit of the best running shoes to buy right now. And they all prove that running trainers don't have to be boring.
Asics have launched a completely new collection of running footwear featuring the new 'FuzeGEL' technology. Developed for 'lightness and protection' and designed to promote a smooth and comfortable fit by absorbing shock upon impact. A fashionable shoe that won't compromise your performance.
If you're into coordinating your workout looks then the exclusive New Balance x Sweaty Betty trainers are for you. The two limited edition trainers feature Sweaty Betty's SS16 print to perfectly compliment the Brazil-inspired, ready-to-wear collection.
You can trust Nike to deliver on both style and substance and they do not disappoint with the Free Run Fly. A classic silhouette with the latest technology, the Free Run Flyknit 'absorbs shock while accounting for the natural expansion in foot size that occurs through out an atletes foot strike'. We are sold on the technology and loving these purple pair.
With it's innovative 'Ignite foam' the Puma Ignite Ultimate offers comfort and responsiveness to keep you running further for longer.
Saucony have created an exclusive marathon running shoe featuring the latest in cushioning construction aiding a stronger, longer and smoother runner.
The Sonic Aero are a light weight, quick paced training shoe designed for excellent fit plus we're loving the blue and pink colour combo.
Loving the fresh colours on these New Balance traniners.
Adidas teamed with female athletes from around the world to create the PureBOOST X. Spending years on testing and research the results are a high performance, high fashion form fitting shoe.
The new Reebok ZPump 2.0 Fusion is the latest in the ZPump franchise. A stylish running shoe that molds to your foot for a custom fit suitable for a variety of running conditons.
If you're a long distance runner then the Asics Meta Run might be the training shoe for you. Asics biggest launch in the last 3 years is still going strong. Packed with four patents and five new techonologies they are definitely worth the investment.