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Five of the best running shoes

A good pair of trainers are a vital piece of kit for any runner

Best running shoes

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner jogger or an experienced marathon racer - having a good pair of running shoes is a must. 

Not only will they give your feet comfort as you pound the streets Rocky-style, but they can also give extra support and minimise the risk of injury.

Here we pick out five of the best running shoes to buy this year.

1

Asics

Asics Novablast

Asics Novablast: £130

This lightweight shoe is ideal for those looking to run distances from 10km to a full marathon. The foam is meant to create a “trampoline effect”.

2

Veja

Veja Condor Mesh

Veja Condor Mesh: £130

Both environmentally friendly and super stylish, this shoe took more than four years to develop. It is vegan-friendly and made from recycled materials, and comes in a wide range of colours.

3

Brooks

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20: £84

Brooks shoes are designed for runners who want more support, not just for the feet, but also for the knees; they come in a good selection of widths, so you can get a really close fit.

4

New Balance

New Balance Fresh Foam More Trail

New Balance Fresh Foam More Trail v1: £140

Perfect for off-road runners, this shoe combines lightweight cushioning with a durable outsole, and a breathable water-repellent top.

5

Nike

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2: £140

Nike’s latest running shoes are designed to minimise the risk of injury from knocks, twists or sprains. That means enhanced ankle padding, and secure cables in the upper layer.

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