Running will be much more effortless when you’re in these high-performing (and stylish) shoes.
Under Armour Hovr Sonic Women’s Running Shoes (from $179)
Under Armour’s latest cushioning technology, Hovr, strikes a fine balance between cushioning, responsiveness and energy return, giving a lifting effect with every stride. Suitable for long distances, these kicks have soft, flat-knit uppers for optimal ventilation so your feet stay dry even in humid conditions. The firm tongues and external heel counters provide a snug, locked-in fit.
Asics Gel-Nimbus 20 Platinum Women’s Running Shoes ($289)
Built for runners of all levels, this is the lightest model in Gel-Nimbus history. The shoes use Asics’ proprietary FlyteFoam midsoles that are the perfect combination of soft and springy. Plus, this platinum design features a metallic heel counter, reflective stripes and a special-edition sockliner – something the style-conscious wouldn’t want to miss.
New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr HypoSkin Women’s Running Shoes ($159)
Thanks to the low-cut bootie construction, these sleek shoes are easy to slip on. They boast a sock-like fit, and uppers made of a lightweight, supportive material called Hyposkin which adapt to the shape of your feet. Deep, laserengraved flex grooves in the midsoles improve shock absorption and allow your feet to move naturally.
Merrell Bare Access Flex Knit Women’s Trail Running Shoes ($189, Royal Sporting House)
These barely-there knit shoes are just what you need to conquer a trail run. The stretchy uppers hug every contour of the feet, so you’ll always be in control whether you’re sidestepping a branch or navigating a slope. The grippy outsoles give great traction and ground feel too.
Reebok Fast Flexweave Women’s Running Shoes ($149)
The uppers are made with a figure-8 weave method that offers tailored flexibility in the forefoot and midfoot areas. Pressure mapping technology is used in the outsoles to ensure maximum responsiveness and stability. Good for speed runs and races.
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