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7 running shoes you need to try from Foot Locker



Did you know the right pair of shoes can help improve your run time? Running shoes are specifically designed for comfort and performance. You've got to find one that gives you the right amount of support, cushion and weight to prevent injury and avoid blisters.

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1. adidas Ultra Boost

Cost: $240-$260

Made for: Unisex

Suited to: Beginners

The Ultra Boost is lightweight yet adaptive at the same time. The shoe arrives with a stretchy knitted upper, made with plenty of ventilation to ensure your feet stay cool. The Boost cushioning midsole combined with the flexible outsole works to provide you with an ultra-smooth run.

You've also got a rubber outsole to give you enough traction, no matter what kind of weather condition you're running in.


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2. Nike React Infinity Run

Cost: $230

Made for: Unisex

Suited to: Those who are prone to injury

Nike's React Infinity Run claims to help reduce the risk of running-lated injuries. It's designed to be super-lightweight, yet supportive - and that's all thanks to the foam cushioning and breathable three-layer mesh.

The midsole has been specially engineered to roll you through a fluid foot strike. The React Infinity Run also comes equipped with a wider base to provide improved stability.


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3. ASICS Quantum 360

Cost: $240-$260

Made for: Unisex

Suited to: Experienced long-distance runners

The Quantum 360 is one of those shoes that provides continuous cushioning from the moment you put it on. The upper features a premium jacquard knit, and it's been designed to align perfectly with the deformable midsole.

These features, combined with the signature 360 degrees of GEL technology-based cushioning, ensures your foot is covered with the ultimate comfort.


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4. Under Armour HOVR Phantom 2

Cost: $200-$220

Made for: Unisex

Suited to: Those who need a balance of flexibility and cushioning

The HOVR Phantom 2 from Under Armour is built with HOVR technology in the foam and compression mesh to provide a zero gravity feel. We also love the knitted upper and sock-like fit, making these running shoes super breathable.

This pick from Under Armour also comes equipped with the Bluetooth technology to connect your shoes to UA MapMyRun – that way you can track and analyse your running metrics.


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5. Nike Air Pegasus 36

Cost: $180

Made for: Unisex

Suited to: All kinds of runners

Nike's Air Zoom Pegasus 36 incorporates a breathable and lightweight mesh upper while the lacing system ensures a secure fit. The sole is built to be flexible; that way it bends with your foot in any direction you choose to take it. It comes equipped with iconic Zoom cushioning for a soft and bouncy feel (which can also help to reduce impact).

If you're running in all kinds of weather conditions, the rubber bottom can provide some needed grip on slippery surfaces.

nder Armour Project Rock 3

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6. Under Armour Project Rock 3

Cost: $200

Made for: Unisex

Suited to: Beginners

Did you know that The Rock himself has tested and approved Under Armour's Project Rock 3? It's got the standard HOVR tech to provide you a zero gravity feel, as well as a responsive compression mesh and moulding foam.

The shoe also features a Tribase, which is designed to maximise ground contact, promote natural motion and provide your feet with flexibility. The upper is comfortable and durable to provide you enough stability, while the unique lacing structure keeps you locked in.


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7. ASICS Kayano 27

Cost: $260

Made for: Unisex

Suited to: Slower-paced runners

The ASICS Kayano 27 provides you with ultimate support and cushioning. The mesh upper promises to keep your feet cool, while the flexible sole helps promote a more natural roll of the foot. This, combined with added flex grooves at the heel, means you've got less impact, thus reducing the risk of injury.

The style also comes equipped with a number of reflective materials, perfect for those early-morning and night-time runners.

For more, you can check out our guide on how to choose the best shoes for your next run.

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