How to Choose the New Running Shoes for Spring

How to Choose the New Running Shoes for Spring

The latest batch of running shoes will help you train harder and smarter this season, whether you’re running challenging off-road trails or just schlepping to and from errands.

Reebok ZPrint Run

These new spring running shoes from Reebok are just one of the reasons we’re stoked to hit the park before it’s all sunshine and barefoot beach runs. Lightweight and #BuiltToLast, the ZPrint Run utilizes adaptive upper webbing to lock down your midfoot securely, and features segmented dual-density, 3-D foam to help with shock absorption. Translation: Your feet will feel great when you’re pounding out downhill runs or doing interval training with stair sprints. Did we mention these killer sneaks were created using a digital map of a runner’s footstrike and 3-D printing? Oh, team ZPrint, how we dig you. ($80; Reebok.com).

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Nike Free RN Flyknit

This new Nike launch has everyone buzzing, and with good reason. So what makes them so unique? The Nike Free RN Flyknit makes use of an incredible new outsole pattern that works to shift and expand multi-directionally as you run. The craftsmanship lets your feet more more dynamically and naturally than you’re used to (you almost forget you’re wearing sneaks!). Weighing in at a mere 6.15 ounces and featuring the single-seam upper provides the incredible sock-like fit of Flyknit, you’ll love the flexibility and freedom the lightweight shoe provides. Natural motion has never felt better, ladies. ($130; Nike.com)

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Aldo Trenia

Remember that time you decided to go for an impromptu post-work brisk walk or light jog with your co-workers but didn’t stash sneakers at the office? Enter: Aldo Trenia. These aesthetically-pleasing sneaks do double duty as a fashionable shoe and sporty sneaker—you’ll adore the burst of color from the floral deisgn. And they pairs just as well with your new work slacks as they do with workout clothes you can wear all day. While you’re not going to wear these for long runs or training day, we love that you can throw them on and get moving in a cinch, thanks to velcro closures and a comfortable round toe. ($70; Aldo.com)

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Altra Olympus 2.0

If you crave a lot of protection for your feet, this newcomer from Altra is a sturdy trail-road hybrid, with solid traction below ample cushioning. When April showers bring, well, April showers, the “Vibram MegaGrip” on the sole comes in handy to keep your landing comfortable and smooth on wet ground (as well as on dry, instable pockets). Meanwhile, the upper still feels secure, with a lighter, more flexible feel that doesn’t bind up your ankles. ($150; AltraRunning.com)

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Skechers GORun Ride 5

If you’re looking for a shoe that’s durable and suitable for everyday runs, these running shoes from Skechers offer the perfect amount of cushioning, plus a removable insole for a tailored fit. It capably handles treadmill climbs and steep ground outdoors, while promoting a mid-foot strike and giving you enough room for your toes to spread out and not feel cramped. A smartly engineered upper keeps performance in mind by giving you all-around support without sacrificing breathability, which proves a most welcome feature, especially on longer runs. ($95; Skechers.com)

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Merrell All Out Crush

Ready to dominate your next trail run? Expect serious gains with a running shoe that’s secure enough for ground with rocks and loose dirt and versatile enough to tackle countless outdoor adventures. The M-Select GRIP gives you total traction while flex grooves get you sailing out of sticky (hello, mud) situations. Good news: The TPU mesh coating makes cleaning easy. Whether you’re training for stair climbs in a national park or a Tough Mudder, you’ll be grateful for the efficient stride and superhero-level firm footing it gives you as you, well, crush it. ($100; Merrell.com)

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Adidas Pure Boost X

If shaving a few seconds off your sprint intervals or a nice chunk off of your 5K is your spring training goal, these new Adidas sneaks help up your speed. Your ankle slides comfortably in the airy, wraparound upper while the Boost midsole supercharges your pace, and we especially love the flexible outsoles to fuel fast interval trainings. Fun fact: This shoe created was specifically for females with over three years of research and prototypes behind it. ($120; Adidas.com)

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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

Long-distance runners, prepare to be seriously impressed. This neutral shoe has unbelievable cushioning and a glove-like fit that won’t loosen up on long runs. The breathable mesh keeps stinky foot syndrome at bay while a foam insert provides extra odor protection (as well as the added bonus of comfort). The completely new foam midsole makes for cloud-like perfection and is built to last longer than the average running shoe. ($150; NewBalance.com)

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Brooks Neuro

If you’re a tad intimidated by the fierce design of this formbidable running shoe, well, you should be. Brooks dedicates itself to building running sneakers, and this new release doesn’t dissapoint. When you’re racing against the clock (or under the masterful watch of your Fitbit), you’ll be grateful for the gearing mechanism which amps up take off and hill work and gives you the energy return you seek. ($130;BrooksRunning.com)

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Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 RE

You may love Under Amour for its apparel, but you can add this smart sneaker to your must-have list. It tracks data on your run, giving you insight on your stride length, cadence, and more (they’ll even tell you when it’s time for a new pair). Carefully designed and built to make you a better runner, you’ll get supreme support with a perforated upper that’s as breathable as it is dynamic with your motion. And their unique “Charged Cushioning” works to shield your feet from the force of impact and boost your performance with energetic return. And while this may sound small, we particularly dig how unobtrusive the lace slotting and design is—we all know how laces can get Tier-A annoying during an otherwise great run. ($130; UnderArmour.com

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From fitnessmagazine.com by Perri Ormont Blumberg

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