* Get running and training shoes that provide support and breathability
* Stylish picks from brands like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour
* Snag a pair from up-and-coming brands too
Many of us want to get in shape, but before any of that can happen, you’ve got to get the right gear. SPY has found six great pairs of running shoes from top brands like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, along with some brands you may not have heard of before.
Either way, they’re all selected for their strong reviews, quality construction and stylish silhouettes. And they’re all designed to support you while you workout – though they’ll look equally strong out of the gym as well.
1. Nike Run Swift
Best suited for running on roads or sidewalks, its high energizing cushioning is built in for added comfort. They are lightweight, with plush collar padding to help you run for longer.
2. Adidas Originals Swift Run
Combine comfort with style with this stretch knit model patterned with embroidery, creating a sporty silhouette. The lace-up closure is adjustable, so you can find your ideal fit.
3. Under Armour UA Charged Coolswitch Run
Built to maximize ventilation and keep your feet cool, the perforated sock liner and breathable cushioning help combat over heating. Lightweight, the bootie construction and pull-on tabs make them easy to get on and off.
4. Altra Footwear One V3
This pair by Altra Footwear is built for roads and workouts involving running, racing, speed work, training, and walking. The InnerFlex EA technology also helps the shoe adapt to the wearer’s sole for a custom fit. Altra is a Utah-based company known for function over flash. Their innovative technology promotes low-impact technique and allows your feet to remain in a natural, relaxed position across every terrain.
5. On Cloudsurfer
The Swiss brand, On Footwear, features shoes designed to promote a forward foot strike to improve your stride. The molded insole has built-in arch support, and the speedboard allows for enhanced flexibility. On Footwear was created by triathletes and has since helped numerous top athletes to new personal bests at World Championship events. These “Cloudsurfer” sneakers are great for training and running, whether you’re a professional athlete or amateur alike.
6. Saucony Freedom ISO
This model’s lightweight, synthetic upper materials stretch to best suit your foot, and the ISOFIT technology adapts and supports while in motion. The foam sole is also removable, if you prefer to run without it. Super light, super flexible and super sturdy.