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When you’re on the hunt for a new pair of running shoes, style only gets you so far. Sure, the way your kicks look it is important – especially if you’re more of a jog-to-brunch runner as opposed to a marathon enthusiast, but if you’re going to be doing some serious pounding of the pavement you want to know you’ve got legitimate support and the latest technology on your side.
To save you from doing the legwork (figuratively, literally this is up to you), we’ve carefully compiled our current list of the top five running shoes to shop online now, that are worth their price tag. Happy shopping…
What: Adidas Ultraboost 19 shoes, $260, at Adidas
Why: A best seller, and highly reviewed time and time again, the knit upper gives a second-skin type fit and the dual-density cushioning means you’ll enjoy an energised run, all the way to the finish line. Plus, the pastel shade makes for a pretty change of pace.
What: Mizuno Wave Sonic 2 shoes, $160, at The Iconic
Why: Mizuna is renowned for their running shoes, and this ‘responsive’ style is no exception. The asymmetrical upper gives the perfect fit, and the super- light frame will make those longer runs feel like a walk in the park.
What: Nike Joyride Run Flyknit shoes, $250, at Nike
Why: There’s an incredibly smooth bounce to each step in these kicks thanks to a multitude tiny foam beads underfoot, which contour to your individual foot shape. It takes the chore out of running, and just like the name suggests, makes it a joy.
What: Under Armour Hovr Phantom SE/RNR Running Shoe, $200, at Stylerunner
Why: The UA HOVR technology gives a ‘zero gravity feel’, and the compression mesh Energy Web contains and molds the shoe’s foam so it gives back the energy you put in.
What: New Balance FuelCell Rebel shoes, $200, at New Balance
Why: A lot of research went into the FuelCell over at New Balance; the result being a shoe made for ‘propulsion’ thanks to two tuned components of the high-rebound foam. If you’re a speedster, this is your shoe.
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