Spring is the perfect time to take your fitness outdoors. Not only is it a great opportunity to get your fresh-air fix and boost your vitamin D levels – it’s not called the sunshine vitamin for nothing, you know! It’s also the PERFECT excuse to get some new kicks!
Whatever type of running you prefer, we’ve got a trainer for you. Getting trainers designed to suit your running style and experience is the key to a good run, and smashing any races you might have coming up.
The Marathon Trainee
Hard-working shoes are a must if you’re training for a marathon. The Saucony Redeemer ISOs are super supportive while maintaining great flexibility. They’re also really comfortable so ideal for clocking up the miles in. (Saucony Redeemer ISO RRP £130, saucony.com)
The Barefoot Runner
If you’re not going to go the whole hog and get your jog on with your tootsies out, a great pair of minimalist shoes are essential. We love the VivoBarefoot Pure Speed shoe. It’s the ‘purest’ shoe in the range and gives you a really stripped-back ‘barefoot’ running experience. Sold! (Evo Pure Ladies, RRP £90, vivobarefoot.com)
The Running Clubber
These trainers come in some fabulous colourways – we’re digging the fluoro pops and bright laces. These lightweight, responsive shoes are perfect for the style savvy. (Sketcher GOrun 4 running shoes, RRP £94, sketchers.com)
The Newbie Runner
A good pair of trainers is key, but we understand you might not want to break the bank on that first pair of kicks. These purse-friendly Asics runners fit the bill. (Asics Gel Oberon, RRP £65, asics.co.uk)
The ‘Action Woman’ Runner
The Saucony Nomad TR is part of Saucony’s hard-wearing Run Anywhere line and offers awesome traction and durability on the trail. Perfect for acing every adventure run that comes your way. (Saucony Nomad TR, RRP £95, saucony.com)
The Smiley Runner
These Gorun Ultra Road shoes have been updated to be even more durable – perfect for you, the energizer bunny runner who gets the bug and just keeps running! The dual-density Resalyte midsole and enhanced traction outsole make them super comfy to run in. They’re also breathable, lightweight and boast winter-ready reflective detailing. (Sketchers GOrun Ultra R, RRP £89, sketchers.com)