Fitness guide: The running shoes you need this summer

Fitness guide: The running shoes you need this summer

Adidas, Nike, Puma

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Hit the track this season and stay in shape with these must-have running shoes from Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Puma.

The mercury has risen but it's time to push the temperature higher with a trio of running shoes that ensures you stay on-trend while staying in shape. From shoes designed for a world record to Usain Bolt-approved sneakers, these are the top three performance footwear brands to have in your fitness stable this season.

Adidas Ultraboost X FW17 and Yeezy Boost 350 V Zebra

The Ultraboost X is Adidas' premium running shoe for women, now in a new fall blue colourway. Designed for a comfort fit courtesy of the Dynamic Arch system the primeknit design moulds to the constantly changing shape of the feet. Meanwhile, the iconic Yeezy Boost 350 V Zebra, which will be re-introduced this weekend, offers a piece of Kanye West-inspired street aesthetic in addition to the performance aspect. 

Summer footwear collection

Summer footwear collection

Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% and Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit

Created for the record-breaking marathon attempt 'Breaking 2', the Zoom Vaporfly 4% features Nike's new revolutionary lightweight foam that allows for a more efficient running output. As well, the Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit is a contemporary iteration of the 1981 classic that's now equipped with Air Zoom tech for reduced impact as well a street-worthy aesthetic for the style factor. 

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Puma Dual Ignite and Netfit

The Dual Ignite features Puma's trademark running systems – forefoot flex, guidance groove, EVA sockliner – to provide maximum comfort and efficiency for middle and long distance running. Then, the recently launched Netfit, with a campaign fronted by Olympic champion Usain Bolt, introduces a new customisable lacing system that offers versatility as well as increased performance. 

Summer footwear collection

Summer footwear collection

Reebok Harmony Road and Float Ride

The award-winning Harmony Road promises non-diminishing comfort through a run due to its integrated Kooshride cushioning system, while the Forefront PowerZone ensures improved toe-off. Then, the Floatride is the brand's most technologically advanced running shoe thanks to the utilisation of a cell structure to enhance both comfort and responsiveness. 

Summer footwear collection

Summer footwear collection

Also, don't miss Nike's new running programme in Dubai.

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