While the current pandemic situation has forced people to find new ways to stay in shape, more and more people of different ages are returning to the oldest and most natural sport of all – running. This equipment-free workout is highly effective and is packed with health benefits. A proper running shoe is a perfect gear, which takes care of your joints by delivering a seamless running experience. Ahead of the upcoming marathon season, here are a few curated running sneakers to make you ready for the ‘renaissance.’
Adidas Ultraboost 21
Boosting its performance, beloved brand Adidas’ premier running sneaker UltraBoost 21 has revamped itself this year in a bigger and better way. Along with its predecessor’s much-loved features of a foam footbed and excellent energy return, the newer version comes with an addictive comfort. The sweeping Boost midsole is massively bigger than the Ultraboost 20. The sneaker’s Primeknit+ upper is efficiently made from recycled materials and provides a sock-like fit, delivering an effortless running experience.
Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next%
This is one of the most advanced running shoes on the market. This relatively high-priced offering from the prestigious brand is kind of a 7.1oz cruise missile, delivering dizzying performance. The shoe’s no-expense-spared tech package includes Flyknit upper, ZoomX foam, and React tech to the heel, making it one of the best marathon shoes to date.
HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X-SPE
The Hoka One One Carbon X-SPE was initially released as part of a 50-mile world record attempt, which eventually was successful, Thanks to the Carbon X being the fanciest and effective feature. A carbon fiber plate completed with a special combination of foams provides an unparalleled up-tempo run. This formidable race shoe is a bit heavier than others in the range but is definitely the more durable one.
Salomon is a front-runner of trail runners. The brand’s X-T6 has been an all-time favorite for sneaker-heads and outdoor enthusiasts. Effectively finding the crucial sweet spot between design and functionality, the beautiful colored model features treaded Contagrip on the outsole and the brand’s signature ACS Chassis tech in the midsole. Smart colorways of the shoe have made it look great both on and off the trail.
Under Armour Flow Velocity Wind
Though Under Armour is relatively an underdog in the running game, they have come with great ranges for the upcoming fall marathons. Flow Velocity Wind is the brand’s fastest performance sneaker to date. This supreme lightweight sneaker weighs only 8.5 ounces, which gives extra benefit to long-distance runners. UA’s Warp upper of the shoe molds to the foot for smooth running. It also features UA Flow midsole technology providing unrivaled cushioning.