best running shoes 2018

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Running will be much more effortless when you’re in these high-performing (and stylish) shoes. Some come in pretty shades of 2018’s colour of the year: ultraviolet

If you’re looking for a comfortable and lightweight pair of running shoes to boost your run, these are your best bets.


1. Reebok Fast Flexweave Women’s running shoes, $149

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The uppers are made with a figure-8 weave method that offers tailored flexibility in the forefoot and midfoot areas.

Pressure-mapping technology is used in the outsoles to ensure maximum responsiveness and stability, perfect for both daily training and races.

Available in black/coal, white/ash grey, cool shadow/porcelain.




2. Asics Gel-Nimbus 20 Platinum Women’s running shoes, $289

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Built for runners of all levels, this is the lightest model in Gel-Nimbus history. The shoes use Asics’ proprietary FlyteFoam midsoles that are the ideal combination of soft and springy.

Plus, this platinum design features a metallic heel counter, reflective stripes and a special-edition sockliner – something the style-conscious wouldn’t want to miss.

Available in metallic grey.


3. Merrell Bare Access Flex Knit Women’s trail running shoes, $189, Royal Sporting House

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These barely-there knit shoes are just what you need to conquer a trail run.

The stretchy uppers hug every contour of the feet, so you’ll always be in control whether you’re sidestepping a branch or navigating a slope. The grippy outsoles give great traction and ground feel too.

Available in aqua and navy.


4. New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr HypoSkin Women’s running shoes, $159

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Thanks to the low-cut bootie construction, these sleek shoes are super easy to slip on.

They boast a sock-like fit, and uppers made of a lightweight, supportive material called Hyposkin which adapt to the shape of your feet. Deep, laser-engraved flex grooves in the midsoles improve shock absorption and flexible motion.

Available in dark purple, grey and black.


5. Reebok Floatride Run Women’s shoes, $229

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Featuring Reebok’s Floatride Foam, these shoes are incredibly cushy, bouncy and lightweight – perfect for speed runs and races.

The uppers are made of seam-free knit material, and provide sufficient breathability to keep your feet dry throughout.

Available in purple and black.


6. Under Armour Hovr Sonic Women’s running shoes, from $179

Under Armour running shoes

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Under Armour’s latest cushioning technology, Hovr, strikes a fine balance between cushioning, responsiveness and energy return, giving a lifting effect with every stride.

Suitable for long distances, these kicks have soft, flat-knit uppers for optimal ventilation so your feet stay dry even in humid conditions. The firm tongues and external heel counters provide a snug, locked-in fit.

Available in pink and grey

This article was originally published in Shape.