We all need balance in life, and that comes from the balance of being active and having relaxation. The morning run as the fresh air hits your face, or the warm evening breeze as you hit the coastline. Running is a crucial part of any work out, and the most important factor is which shoes you choose to wear.
Choosing the correct shoe can provide a multitude of benefits. It can help you protect against common injuries associated with your type of workout. They can lessen the impact of your step and cushion the foot from heavy landings. It can also improve your performance, enabling
quicker and faster movement.
We are keen to upgrade our knowledge on all things footwear and have researched the Best Running Shoes of 2020.
1. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 | £104.95
Listed as the BEST running trainer on the market, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 returns with more perforations and engineered mesh in the upper, which strategically target breathability across high-heat areas. A slimmer heel collar and tongue reduce bulk without compromising comfort, while exposed Flywire cables give you a snug fit at higher speeds.
The Nike Odyssey React Shield 2 delivers a lightweight and weatherised design that is built to help support every mile. Underfoot, responsive cushioning delivers a soft, springy ride for a route that begs to be crushed.
3. Adidas AlphaEDGE 4D Shoes | £249.95
Designed for the future of sport. The Alphaedge 4D combines 3D-printing technology and premium materials to bring futuristic looks to life and give you an extra performance edge. Built on a sturdy custom-moulded midsole, the shoe is ready to cushion and support feet exactly where needed. Every part of the unique lattice-like structure has been designed based on 17 years of athlete data.
The outsole is made of Continental™ Rubber, the same material that’s used for car tires, so it gives you more grip and traction than any of its competitors. Welcome to the future of sneakers.
Feel light on your feet. These men’s running shoes have a breathable mesh upper with supportive overlays. A lightweight midsole cushions the impact of every footstrike.
Orange and red suede and rubber Wave Rider 1S low top sneakers from MIZUNO featuring contrasting panels, a logo patch at the tongue, an almond toe, a front lace up detail, a pull tab at the rear, a ridged rubber sole, a chunky low heel and lace-up front.
Things are looking to get a little extra-terrestrial with adidas in the coming years, having just announced a partnership with the International Space Station, with these Ultraboost bridging the gap between Earth and space. Finished in deep indigo blue with a galaxy-like iridescence to the all-important boost™ cushioning, the already tech-filled sneaker is updated with additional stitching around the toe box for more support on both spacewalks and light evening jogs.
A futuristic design outlines the Nike Vapor Street PEG. This street-ready model takes on Pegasus-inspired details for a complete blend of comfort, fit and function.
8. TERREX TWO PARLEY TRAIL RUNNING SHOES | £129.95
Help protect the wild places. These shoes have a foot-hugging knit upper made with yarn spun from plastic that’s reclaimed before it reaches the ocean. Designed for running light trails, they have a wide fit and lightweight cushioning for comfort. The rocker shape gives you a smooth ride.