12 Pairs Of Sneakers That Will Make You Want To Work Out This Summer
Hitting the tarmac, heading to the gym or planning to trail up the mountain? We’ve got the shoes to suit every occasion. This story will be updated as often as shoes are released, so check back in regularly.
When choosing a running shoe, some long-distance runners go for half or even a full size bigger than their actual shoe size. While they still supply much needed support, these shoes are designed for comfort over long distances, as well as enhanced speed. Because you’ll be spending prolonged periods of time on your feet, it’s important to select and invest in the best shoe for you. To make sure you’re on the right track, visit a specialist running-shoe store. Most will have an expert on site, who will analyse your run and then advise you on the right shoe for your style of running and foot type.
Charged Bandit 3, R1600, Under Armour
A super snug, bouncy sneaker that’s super light and responsive – especially great for speed drills. Great for pronators since it’s got a supportive arch.
Supernova running shoes, R1 999,
Great for neutral runners, the Supernova offers roomier toe space, with quarter panels supporting the foot. Plus, it’s a super cushy ride.
Floatride Run Ultraknit running shoes, R2 499, Reebok
Touted Reebok’s most advanced running shoe, the cage-like outer makes for a stable run. The super-thin midsole means it’s light and won’t weigh you down.
Under Armour HOVR Sonic, R2299
These teched-out new releases will have you feeling like you’re walking on sunshine, not the plank.
Edge Lux Running Shoe, R1 299, adidas
Fresh Foam Zante V3 Running Shoe, R2 000, New Balance
There’s a lot more to workout shoes than meets the eye, so not just any takkie will do. Multifunctional design and cushioned support are key when heading into the gym or to your morning boot camp.
Climacool Revolution workout trainers, R1 999, adidas by Stella McCartney
Women’s Only Training workout trainers, R1 400, New Balance
Hayasu LTD studio trainers, R1 599, Reebok
If you’re heading off the beaten track, you’re going to need extra grip on your shoes. Trails are filled with loose stones, which will lodge themselves in the soles of your shoes — so you don’t want any unnecessary gaps for them to get stuck in. Due to the harsh terrain, these shoes need protective layers, such as toe guards, to shield them. Running in shoes without protection will shorten their lifespan considerably. Don’t forget to choose shoes that have good drainage and breathability for those water traps that inevitably come with many trail runs.
Terrex Agravic GTX trail-running shoes, R1 999, adidas
Speed 300 TR Ignite trail-running shoes, R2 199, Puma
Speedcross 4 CS trail-running shoes, R2 299, Salomon
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