Want to get fit this year? No, but like, really get fit this year? Well, you'll need the right kind of gear for that. Luckily, we've compiled a list of 10 of the best running, crossfit and all-rounder trainers for you to get stuck into that new healthy regime of yours. See you at the gym, yeah?
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Nike Free 3.0
Nike's Free running trainers have gained a somewhat cult following recently. The thinner soles gives the wearer more of a barefoot experience but they also have grooves in the soles which allows for natural movement in multiple directions. Wear them at the gym or on the road.
Supernova Glide Boost Shoes
A great all-rounder, the Adidas Boost trainer will give you lots of support. Thanks to the BOOST™ foam it offers a softer cushioning and therefore allows for a better running stride, while being completely comfortable.
This is an ideal running shoe as it's lightweight knit fits closely like a second skin, while the specialist Lunarlon cushioning supports your feet. And, you know, they come in pink.
You might not have heard about Brooks. That's probably because they're renowned for not spending very much on their advertising. But don't let that put you off, just because you don't see them everywhere. They are, in fact, one of the top running shoes and are definitely worth a look if you're considering running long distances.
Adizero primeknit 2.0
These bright trainers from Adidas are perfect for a solid run. The trainers feature ADIPRENE® which means your heel will be cushioned at impact. It also has a grippy rubber outsole, which is useful for outdoors.
Women's road runners tie dye
OK, we'll admit it, we like these because they're tie-dye. But these are great trainers for running too. They're lightweight and keep you comfortable as you pace.
Nike Free TR Fit 3 Women's Cross Training Shoes
If you're looking for the perfect shoe for gym workouts, then look no further than these pair of trainers from Nike. They have been specifically designed for workouts in all directions (rather than just forward when you're running). The shoes are also lightweight and the grooves in the sole enhance a natural range of motion and encourage stability.
Women's adistar Boost Shoes
Sometimes (and yes, we do mean only sometimes) we like to run in the rain. But you need some strong footwear to contend with bad weather conditions. Luckily, the Adidas boost shoes offer a grippy outersole to adapt to the wet road, which means you can run whenever and wherever you like.
Asics women's trainer
Asics also command quite the cult following among runners. According to experts, these are great if you're just starting out.
Women's Virrata Saucony
The Virrata from Saucony is their lightest and most flexible training shoe and allows your feet to move naturally.