Feeling sporty? Top Five Trainers To Buy Now

19 July 2013 by

As the holidays approach and summer has officially arrived oh, and with everyone from Rihanna to Rita Ora flashing their midriffs, we’re feeling slightly more motivated to put down the biscuits and start doing some exercise. As sports luxe is having quite the moment, there’s no shortage of good-looking gear to wiggle into at the gym but as well as looking great, we want to feel great too. Here are our top five trainer picks to help you go the distance…

Nike Free Flyknit

Fusing two of Nike’s iconic technologies – the Flyknit upper and flexible Free outsole – the new Nike Free Flyknit fits snugly like a second-skin and gives you the feeling of running naturally. Ridiculously comfortable and on sale from 1 August, you can [a target="_blank" href="http://store.nike.com/gb/en_gb/pd/free-flyknit-running-shoe/pid-753828/pgid-753827">pre-order a pair[/a] now.

adidas by Stella McCartney - Trochillus Boost Shoe

As well as tracking your performance (think distance, speed etc) with the fitted MiCoach technology, the adidas by Stella McCartney [a target="_blank" href="http://www.adidas.co.uk">Trochillus Boost Shoe[/a], £250, is built with a unique foam for springy cushioning and energy capsules to make your run come ‘alive’.

ASICS Gel-Kayano 19

Runners may already be familiar with this ASICS shoe but new for this season is their [a target="_blank" href="http://www.asics.co.uk">Gel-Kayano 19[/a], £140. It offers structured cushioning for a comfortable run but is now 7% lighter and with less stitching. All of which helps you to focus on putting one foot in front of the other.

Saucony Master Control

If you want to add a hint of vintage to your workout wardrobe, you’ll love the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.offspring.co.uk/view/product/offspring_catalog/5,20/1323280528">Saucony Master Control[/a], £69.99. Fresh from 1991, this trainer will give you supportive cushioning whether you’re a runner, gym bunny or just enjoy that walk to and from the bus stop. The neon colourway is pretty fab too.

New Balance 1600

If Mo (Farah) and co inspired you to go that bit further and you have a marathon in sight, the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.newbalance.co.uk%20">New Balance 1600[/a], £79.99, will get you to the finish in style. This brightly coloured shoe has been designed specifically to be lightweight enough to encourage further speed in a race situation. Probably not for you if you just fancy a jog around the local park then...


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