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5 of the Best Running Trainers To Suit Every Budget

3 MIN READ • 4th December 2022

Looking for a new pair of running trainers? You’ve come to the right place.

As most runners will tell you, wearing the correct kit is a sure-fire way to feeling comfortable and confident when out pounding the pavements – it may even help you meet that personal best you’ve been chasing all year.

But, with a crowded market, it can be hard to know which pairs are worth investing in. Luckily, we’ve done some digging and found the best running trainers to suit every budget.

Gola Performance Women’s Ultra Speed Trainers, £70

Gola Performance Women’s Ultra Speed Trainers

This pair features Gola’s MotionFoam technology incorporated into a high energy return midsole, giving you a spring in every step. Featuring a 40mm heel stack for long lasting support and cushioning these ultra flexible Gola women’s trainers are extremely lightweight, helping to reduce fatigue and improve stride. In addition, Ultra Speed boasts great shock absorbing properties to minimise impact and maximise energy return, so you can say goodbye to achy knees. Plus, the contoured design assists with fluid movement when running and a breathable engineered mesh upper helps to keep feet cool.

ON Cloudrunner Running Shoes, £130

ON Cloudrunner Running Shoes In White – Womens

There’s a reason why these trainers sell out in almost every size. Whether you’re a new runner, just getting back into running, or just looking for a regular training shoe, the Cloudrunner combines the soft feel you want with the support you need. Soft to the touch with ventilation made to keep you cool and comfortable, this is the shoe that will help you love your run from start to finish.

Mach 5, £130

Mach 5

The lovechild of HOKA’s Mach 4 and Mach Supersonic, this lively pavement pounder is built for performance and ready to race. Sporting a stripped back creel mesh upper and lay-flat tongue, the new Mach 5 delivers a snappier ride with PROFLY’s stacked midsole setup, offering a lightweight, responsive foam directly underfoot and rubberised EVA below.​ This up-tempo ride was designed to keep your feet feeling fresh, no matter the tempo.​

GO RUN Elevate, £85

GO RUN Elevate

Secure your running performance in reliable comfort wearing Skechers GO RUN Elevate – Double Time. This lace-up training design features an athletic mesh upper with a Skechers Air-Cooled Goga Mat comfort insole and a lightweight ULTRA GO cushioned midsole.

Women’s Moab Flight, £115

MOAB Flight

Trail running is growing in popularity at a fast rate, so if you’re just starting out and wondering what brand to trust, Merrell should be on your radar. The Moab Flight is worn and trusted by 50 million feet, and are now made to cover more distance. The shoe is a protective, cushioned trail running shoe designed to give you underfoot confidence in any trail condition.

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Daniella Gray
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Daniella is senior content writer at Health & Wellbeing magazine, which combines her love for writing, food and fitness. Daniella’s love of glossy magazines began when she’d steal copies of her mum’s Marie Claire and buy the latest... Discover more

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