With another New Year upon us (already?!), we’re all looking forward to that special time of year in January when the workout equipment comes out of the closet and the treadmill is powered up. Part of that yearly ritual is promising that this year – no, really, this one – will be the year we start running. Thankfully, we’ve already lined up our favorite athletic shoes to give you a running start on all your newfound fitness goals. Here are seven shoes made for making and maintaining your best self in the new year and beyond.
HOKA Men’s Carbon X2
Ever wanted to head outside and knock out a light ten mile run before breakfast? Well, who hasn’t? If you’ve ever had that thought, then HOKA’s Men’s Carbon X2 is your ideal choice. Engineered to provide comfort and support over long distances, they’re perfect for long runs around the neighborhood as you speed your way through January and into the new year. The aerodynamic shape provides propulsive speed, and the carbon fiber and mesh upper platform combine for the perfect long range tool in your arsenal. With the Carbon X2, stability and extra reinforcement is key, and nothing feels better than finishing a long run in these shoes.
Saucony Men’s Endorphin Speed
If sprinting is more your style, release your inner track star with Saucony’s Men’s Endorphin Speed. The ultralight material and composite plate guarantee an advantage that is second to none. Formed specifically to make that sprinting step more natural, the Endorphin Speed assists you in your run, rolling with you, and giving you an explosive speed you can’t find anywhere else. The breathable mesh ensures breathability and you can practically feel the wind rushing by you as soon as you put them on. Comfort is paramount, providing a tight, secure fit and making sure you don’t run right out of them.
New Balance Beacon v3
For the classic fit and feel, the New Balance Beacon v3 makes an ideal running shoe. These aren’t your granddaddy’s shoes, with the lightweight material making you feel almost barefoot. The Fresh Foam technology crafted into every pair gives every runner a comfortable, cushioned run no matter the terrain. Rubber pods have been carefully placed throughout the frame, making these the hardiest pair of shoes you’ll ever own. Need a shoe that can keep up? These can tackle any environment you care to conquer.
on Running Cloudventure Waterproof
As if running wasn’t hard enough already, you can throw dirt trails and mountains into the mix. For that, the On Running Cloudventure Waterproof makes the perfect trail companion on those steep and rocky off-road runs. A thick, durable outsole uses strategically-placed grip patterns that makes every pair more than a match for any outdoor condition. Intended to provide a soft, comfort-filled run on even the most perilous trails, they have been engineered to absorb impact on inclines as well as declines. As its name implies, the membrane is 100% waterproof while maintaining breathability. Dominate the trails with On’s latest discovery and keep pushing to the top of every peak.
Nobull’s Dark Grey Ivory Knit Runner
Cut through the competition with Nobull’s Dark Grey Ivory Knit Runner. These are perfect for cross-training between heavy weights, cardio, and running, and stylish enough for everyday wear. Wear them in the gym or on the road, during the day or at night. Each pair comes with two sets of reflective laces, ensuring that no matter your environment, you’re prepared for whatever life throws at you. The Knit Runner is constructed to stretch with you, giving you the flexibility to meet all of your personal and professional goals. No bull.
Brooks Ghost 13
Soft. Smooth. Sleek. The Brooks Ghost 13 running shoe provides almost unnoticeable transitions from heel to toe, taking you on a smooth glide through neighborhoods and sidewalks. The soft cushioning of the sole pads your foot, driving your workout longer and harder. Brooks’ Engineered Air Mesh upper platform offer a breathable and secure fit that lets you block out everything else and focus on your run. The Ghost 13 stretches as you move, allowing greater mobility for the twists and turns any route may take. Disappear down the street with these incredible runners and leave all of your worries behind.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
We couldn’t have a conversation about running shoes without mentioning Nike. With a shoe named after the winged horse itself, Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 37 will take your workout into new territory. Engineered using the latest advances in athletic care, including the cushioning of the entire foot and unlimited breathability throughout, the runner is an aerodynamic weapon in the war against the pavement. The underside tread will have you jolting down the street or maybe even playing a few games on the court. Fly into the new year with style and speed, and try not to outrun everyone else.