After many months of summer, the winter months are the perfect time to get outdoors for all your sports. For runners, winter is an amazing time, letting you blaze through the fog, dew and chill. If you’re looking to hit up the running track or trail this season, there’s something you should know by now, and that is that all running shoes are not made the same. Just like each runner has their own unique run, defined by his or her gait, physique and running style, every running shoe is attuned to the kind of a runner you are, as well as where you run.
Conquering your run starts with finding the right shoe that meets your running goals. Here’s a look at our picks to help you rule your run.
If comfort comes first on your list, then the adidas Ultraboost Shoe is for you. Designed to help you log more miles comfortably, its boost™ midsole absorbs ground impact, converting it into a supply of light, fast, energy return. Its PRIMEKNIT technology in the SOCKFIT upper naturally expands with your foot, giving you a lightweight, snug, supportive fit. A TORSION® SYSTEM provides midfoot integrity while a FITFRAME 3D-molded TPU increases stability around the heel. A STRETCHWEB outsole constructed with Continental™ Rubber outsole adapts to the ground for stability, enhances the boost™ midsole’s properties and delivers grip in wet and dry conditions.
Feed your need for speed with the Nike Air Pegasus ’89 Engineered Shoe. Designed to put wings on your feet, this shoe is especially suited to those wanting to find their fastest run. Durable, lightweight and sleek, this updated classic features a breathable mesh upper with a cushioned collar. An injected unit sole foam in the forefoot delivers cushioning while a rubber waffle outsole provides durability and traction on varied surfaces.
Love running through the wild outdoors? Then the adidas PureBOOST X All-Terrain Shoe is what you need to thunder through the mountains. Designed with an ATR outsole that works like winter tyres for your feet, this shoe is fully capable of taking on your favourite outdoor trail. Its Techfit upper is engineered to provide flexible and natural support with a seamless, sock-like fit, as a full boost™ midsole charges up and returns energy to your stride. A removable moulded sockliner delivers plush comfort, while the STRETCHWEB rubber outsole is lightweight, elastic and adaptable.
Run freely with limitless momentum in the Nike Free RN Distance 2 Shoe. Designed to deliver the feel of running barefoot, it features a siped outsole comprised of deeply cut grooves that allow the sole to flex freely along with the expansion that occurs throughout a runner’s foot strike. Its partial inner sleeve provides breathable comfort, while a plush midsole foam cushions every step. The heel has been engineered for a precise anatomical fit and a natural range of motion as strategic traction points on the outsole enhance grip.
Go further than ever in the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 12 Shoe. Made for long distance runners looking for a cushioned ride that’s just as responsive, it features a breathable mesh upper for lightweight comfort. Flywire cables secure a contoured fit, as a 3/4 length internal bootie creates a locked-down, sock-like fit. Its Lunar core and a Cushlon carrier deliver smooth transitions, as Nike Zoom Air units in the heel and forefront provide responsiveness. A rubber outsole with pressure points enhances traction as a durable traction pattern offers optimum energy return.
Own your run and maximise your running potential by lacing up the right pair of shoes that suit your gait, running style and the track surface. Start off by checking out the latest range of running products at Sun & Sand Sports online, and sign up for the SSS newsletter to know how you can make the most out of every sprint.