Be it outdoors or indoors, running offers a plethora of benefits, both for physical and mental well-being. It is an easy and convenient way to get in shape or stay fit.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned runner, it is essential that you have the right shoe which will not only help you push your limits and reach your goals but also reduces the risk of injury. And we all know, there is no such shoe that will be perfect for everyone. It is necessary to consider all factors like the shape of your feet, the surface you run on, body-weight and more, to get a runner that is perfect for your feet and style of running.
Choosing your perfect running shoe can be a daunting process, so we hand-picked a few best running shoes from the overwhelming variety that brands offer, to make it easier for you.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus is a popular choice for both beginners and experienced runners, and is on its 39th iteration for a reason. Its intuitive design takes you closer to your goals one step at a time. When compared to Pegasus 38, Pegasus 39 is lighter, has improved fit and an extra Zoom Air unit that gives extra snappiness to your stride. Breathable engineered mesh in the upper is more flexible and stronger than regular mesh and Nike React foam guarantees remarkably responsive cushioning.
Under Armour has perfected its fastest shoe for unreal lightness, flex and grip. UA Flow Velocity Wind 2 features a Warp™ upper for lightweight lockdown and breathability. The most impressive part is the Flow technology, which is a rubber-less, all-in-one cushioning and sole system that delivers exceptional traction and grips the ground better to help you run faster. It also connects to UA MAPMYRUN™ which lets you track and analyze your running metrics to help make you a better runner. Easily one of the best Under Armour running shoes in the market.
The Ultraboost 22 is a level up on the remarkable Ultraboost legacy. It is designed to flow with natural running motion to make running easier and help save the planet while you are at it. Lightweight Primeknit textile upper hugs your foot and is made with yarn containing 50% Parley Ocean Plastic. Even though Ultraboost 22 is for neutral runners, heel support has been integrated into its design. Responsive Boost midsole with a Linear Energy Push system pushes you forward and gives endless energy with each step. The Continental™ Better Rubber outsole ensures grip is never a problem. The women’s version has been adapted and adjusted with further updates like improved women’s-specific fit and enhanced support for a superior running experience.
The Gel Kayano has been here for decades and is still going strong. The Gel Kayano 28 is designed for neutral runners and overpronators. The upgraded GEL® technology shape delivers a plush, stable stride and allows you to experience a softer landing without losing speed. The midsole features FLYTEFOAM BLAST™ highly responsive cushioning and a new low-profile heel counter is added for enhanced rearfoot support. The AHAR® Plus Outsole is made with special long-lasting rubber and is strategically placed for exceptional durability.
FuelCell Prism v2 is a stability shoe that delivers lightweight support and is well suited for track sessions, tempo runs and even racing. Featuring a synthetic upper for breathability and support, it is built with a FuelCell midsole that feels firm but delivers a cushioned and propulsive feel to help drive you forward mile after mile. Further, a co-molded medial post adds lightweight stability.
Getting a new running shoe can act like the perfect motivation to start your running journey. But before you go out for your run, head over to the Sun & Sand sports website and app to find your new running partner and step up your game. Share your journey with us on Instagram @sssports.