If you watch my Instagram Stories you know that I’ve really gotten into running and I have Nike to thank for that. You might’ve even read my “An Afternoon With the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low 2” post a little while back. Since that meeting with Nike I’ve gone out and ran at least once a week until I hurt my foot (due to running shoes). Since healing, I’ve been out multiple times a week and feel better than ever. I even “crave” running now. It’s honestly so weird. I went from not thinking I could last a mile to running over 8 miles a week and counting.
Let me preface the rest of this post by saying, I’m no running expert. I just lace up and get out there. When it comes to form, strides, etc. I’m still working on it. One thing I have learned though, is which pairs of my running shoes help me get the job done. Get the details below.
Adidas Uncaged Ultraboost
My Take: Boost technology. Enough said. Okay but really, aside from these being a fashion staple of mine, they’re really great for running. The Boost sole most definitely gives you a little extra spring in your step and the sock-like upper keeps everything in place. They all around feel super flexible on any terrain and don’t wear out my feet in any specific areas. I’d say these are tied for first place with another pair on this list and highly recommend them for runners of all levels!
Adidas Pureboost X Stella McCartney
My Take: Aesthetically, they’re my favorite running shoes. Structurally, the floating arch can take a toll on your foot depending on the terrain. These are actually the shoes that had me out of commission for a few weeks with peroneal tendonitis (basically my back tendons on the outside of my foot were irritated). You can get peroneal tendonitis due to high arches and I think that’s what got me in trouble with these. While beautiful, you have to be careful that the floating arch doesn’t cause your natural arch to soar.
My Take: For those of you that don’t know, Hoka is a true runner’s running brand. The Hupanas are comfortable, sleek, and can be worn as all-around everyday active shoes. They give you a nice little spring thanks to its unique Hoka heel and sole. I recommend wearing running socks with these because regular socks are prone to shifting in these.
Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low 2
My Take: Ahh the shoe that kickstarted my fitness focus, the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low 2. These are without a doubt my number one and I recommend them to anyone and everyone. They’re super lightweight, hug in all the right places, always keep socks from slipping, a beautiful olive color, and springy. Clearly I could go on and on about these, but I’ll save you the time. If you’re looking for an all-around running shoe that you can wear seamlessly day to day in regular clothing, this is a great option. For the price, you really can’t beat them either.
Let me know your favorite running shoes below or if one of yours made the list.