Finest new trainers to run quicker and longer
When the cold subsides and the sun is shining, this is the perfect time to get back to your favorite running trails – in an upgraded set of trainers. Whether you want to run faster or longer, new running shoes (and a great exercise regimen) will help you get there.
Many big brands have released new releases this season that will allow you to work faster and longer thanks to improved technology, materials and construction. These new running shoes have the technology and features to keep you running for miles in comfort.
Best for a hopping ride: Adidas Ultraboost 21
Shoes don’t get much more resilient than this. If you love a responsive ride that adds a little energy to every step, the latest Adidas Ultraboost is for you – and it will help you pace up too. This latest edition offers more flexibility in the forefoot area and has a stretchy, sock-like upper that moves with you, even when the pace gets sharp. Recycled yarn made from ocean plastic is woven into the upper, adding a sustainability element to the shoe we love.
Best for upholstering: HOKA One One Mach 4
If you’re looking for a soft yet responsive shoe that you can wear every day to work out, you’ve come to the right place at Hoka’s Mach 4. While it’s an update from previous versions, it’s basically been reinterpreted, with a softer feel and higher energy return, thanks to a blend of foams. The elongated heel and midsole padding also make for a softer landing, while the mesh upper ensures a secure, breathable fit.
Best for springy softness: Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit
With this new drop you get a thick layer of Nike’s most resilient foam, ZoomX (also included in Vaporfly Next%), over the entire midsole, making it super soft to the touch. Thanks to the wider base on the forefoot and heel, as well as the secure upper material, you will feel stable on the way from landing to take-off. The plush collar is also more comfortable and contributes to the many reasons you can wear this sneaker for daily long distance miles.
Best for low visibility runs: Reebok Floatride Energy 3
Calling early risers or late night runners, you should invest in these affordable Reebok running shoes with 360-degree reflectivity. The shoe not only keeps you visible in poor visibility conditions, but also feels super light, so you can easily gain speed. The breathable mesh upper ensures a greater flow of air, while the midsole provides a certain amount of energy return when running.
Best for picky runners: Puma NITRO Line
Puma recently released five new shoes – Deviate ($ 160), Deviate Elite ($ 200), Velocity ($ 120), Liberate ($ 110), and Eternity ($ 120) – all of them with the brand’s new NITRO foam. This foam was developed to make shoes light and bouncy. It also offers support without volume. Every shoe in the line has extra traction to keep you on your feet. You want the Deviate to add extra cushioning during long distance runs or in preparation for a marathon, while the Deviate Elite will get your stride a few speeds up – it’s specifically designed for racing. Both deviates are equipped with the carbon fiber plate from Puma to improve the drive with every step. While the Velocity is for any runner looking for durability, cushioning, and a responsive ride, runners looking for more stability should choose the Eternity. The runGUIDE technology helps to keep your gait in harmony. And finally, the Liberate, made for shorter distances up to the half marathon, has a mesh upper for breathability and better water drainage if you regularly run in the elements.
(From $ 110; puma.com]
Best for super light design: UA Flow Velociti Wind
If you love a shoe that won’t hold you back, that feels light and close to the ground, this latest UA drop may become your new shoe. With no rubber on the outsole, the shoe feels super light and supple. Thanks to their minimalist design, you should cover short distances with a lot of speed with these shoes. To top it off, you can keep track of your stats, including pace and mileage, by connecting this shoe to MapMyRun – no device required when you’re on the go. Just sync when you get back.
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