Stylish Runners

9 Running Shoes You’ll Want to Wear All the Time


August 22, 2018 Buying Guides By

There are two types of packers in the world: those that throw everything they own into a suitcase, and those that carefully stuff each packing cube with the order demanded by a drill sergeant. And let’s be honest, the art of packing perfectly involves planning, especially when you’re trying to pack light. In the winter this can be slightly tricky, but in the summer, it’s more than doable.

One of the stickiest aspects of packing light is the question of “How do I leave enough room to pack an extra pair of sneakers so I can keep training and working out while I’m traveling?” Luckily, the fitness industry has come a long come a long way from the bulky, over-supportive styles of running shoes past. Now it’s easy to find sneakers that look good, feel great and keep your feet happy all day long. Whether you’re running around Lady Bird Lake or walking around the Louvre, these nine styles bring performance and style to the table.

Air Zoom Pegasus 34 by Nike $80
No matter what you’re wearing, Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 34s seem to elevate or blend in with your style. It’s easy to go from walking down the street to running a 5-miler — they’re perfect for those long days of summer exploring.

Fresh Foam Cruz by New Balance $60
The Fresh Foam franchise crushes the foam market. These lifestyle leaning sneakers from New Balance will work with jeans just as well as they do with shorts for a three miler.

Ultraboost All-Terrain Shoes by adidas $113
These sneakers have become synonymous with street style. The Primeknit upper hugs your feet while the Boost foam in the sole helps you keep your energy up all day long.

Techloom Pro by APL $140
These single-color sneakers work for shorter distances, yet are also simple enough to match every outfit you pack. And did I mention they’re lightweight?

Hupana by Hoka One One $90
Though typically known as a maximalist sneaker brand, Hoka One One’s Hupanas are majorly pared down. Plus, they come in a handful of solid colors.

HOVR Phantom by Under Armour $140
These sneakers will keep track of your every step — so you can follow your own footsteps back to that gelato shop that was down that tiny side street.

Avid Sneakers by Puma $75
If Usain Bolt wears Puma kicks all day and runs a 100m in 9.58 seconds (that’s 1/4 of the track), these are good enough for us.

Lunar Epic Low Flyknit 2 by Nike $140
Down from $160 to $140, these sneakers are a steal. The foam feels like you’re walking on clouds and the upper is snug yet breathable for all-day wear.

Floatride RS Ultraknit by Reebok $150
If you’re into the sock-look, these lightweight running sneakers will help you power through walking tours, brunch with the in-laws and then let you fit in a quick run before bed.

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