If the winter blahs are dragging you and your workouts down, hang in there! Spring is right around the corner and gearing up with some bright new sneakers might be just what you need to revitalize your energy.
Athletic shoes with vivid neon colors and bold geometric patterns and prints are taking center stage this spring and now is a great time to buy a new pair with plenty of end of season sales going on.
With so many choices out there it can be overwhelming deciding which sneaker is for you. If you’re looking for a shoe for some serious running or cross- training, it’s best to visit a specialty athletic shoe store to be properly fitted.
For the rest of us, start by considering how you will use the shoes most often. Running? Cross-Training? Leisure? Road Runner Sports, a leading retailer of running shoes, recommends thinking about the cushion and support you will require. More cushioning puts less stress on joints, feet and muscles but may not feel right to you. If you have a low arch, you may need a shoe with maximum support.
Be sure to try on and walk around in a few different pairs to see what feels best. Every foot is different and only you will know what feels best on your feet.
Whether for running, training or just kicking it, check out some of the coolest new kicks below and you might just feel inspired to keep on moving right through the rest of winter!
A flexible and supportive trainer offering lightweight cushioning for maximum comfort in the gym. $90
One of Nike’s most popular cross-training shoes, the Nike Free is ultra-lightweight, breathable and flexible. Available in a wide variety of colors. $100
A unique lacing system makes pulling this running shoe on a breeze so you’ll be out the door in a snap. Perfect for busy. active moms. And Stella McCartney? Yes, please! $170
For when you want to go fast the Fresh Foam Zante runner has you covered with neutral cushioning and sleek design. Just awarded a “Best Buy” from Runner’s World. $100
With Nike’s popular Flyknit design, these running shoes are ultra-lightweight and provide plush cushioning perfect for running those long miles. $150
Lightweight, light stability, responsive cushioning- Mizuno’s newest running shoe is already receiving rave reviews as a runner’s favorite. $110
Just Kickin’ It
With a lightweight, mesh upper and fun polka dot print, the Roshe One is perfect for kicking it around town! You can even customize your colors. $110
The classic Cortez is given an update with a bright cherry blossom pattern. Spring is definitely in the air with this shoe! $75
With plenty of bright colors and designs, you can never go wrong with a classic pair of Vans slip-ons to welcome Spring in laid-back style. $54
Okay, these might not be attainable for most of us but a gal can dream can’t she? A sporty mom’s kind of Choo. And in glitter and gold of course! $550
Which of these sneakers catches your eye? What do you look for in your athletic shoes?