Hit the Ground Running in the Best Sneakers of 2021

Hit the Ground Running in the Best Sneakers of 2021

Hit the Ground Running in the Best Sneakers of 2021

Fresh pairs to kick off that new year’s resolution.

Fresh pairs to kick off that new year’s resolution.

Text: Luana Harumi

A new year is upon us, which means it’s time to finally start working on those 2021 resolutions. Starting a new workout routine can be daunting but getting nice, fresh gear might provide a little push – and why not start with shoes? Whether you are training at home or outside, it is important to wear the most appropriate footwear to stay comfortable and even avoid certain injuries. From running to weight-lifting, here are some of our favorite kicks:

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

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The Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is a lightweight model made in breathable fabric with a super grippy outsole, perfect for running. The Air Zoom unit delivers more bounce and the React cushioning provides a comfortable responsive performance. Shop the pair at Nike.com for $120

Hoka Arahi 4

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Hoka’s trademark shoes provide agility for road runners, featuring the brand’s special stability technology with lightweight support. Find them at HokaOneOne.com for $130.

Salomon Sonic 3

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The Sonic 3 Accelerate running shoes were designed with Optivibe technology that reduces vibrations and is said to limit muscle fatigue. This lightweight model also has a tighter fit that secures the foot. Available on Salomon.com for $130.

Adidas Ultraboost 1.0 DNA

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The Ultraboost has become a contemporary Adidas classic by now. This design comes with a sock-like fit that embraces and secures the foot, along with responsive cushioning for better running performance. Grab the pair at Adidas.com for $180.

New Balance Minimus Prevail

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This cross trainer model by New Balance promises to not only add a discreet stylish detail to your workout look, but also strength and stability. The asymmetrical collar also offers a comfortable fit for the ankles. Shop at NewBalance.com for $120.

York Athletics’ The Frank

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This colorful training model was designed to be a versatile everyday shoe that will accompany you from the office to the gym. Available at YorkAthleticsMFG.com for $145. 

PUMA Optic Mono

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The LQDCELL Optic First Mile Mono by PUMA comes in a monochromatic design with stable cushioning and uses yarn made with recycled plastic bottles. Shop it at Puma.com for $100.

FILA Axilus 2 Energized LE

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Designed to provide ultimate comfort, the Axilus 2 LE by FILA comes with an enhanced rubber outsole and cushioning that provides extra stability while also being lightweight. Available on Fila.com for $110. 

On Cloudrock Edge Raw

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This hiking boot is not only water and windproof, but it also features the brand’s trademark Missiongrip durable sole that adapts to a variety of environments. It is also dye and bleach-free and designed using recycled materials. Shop it at On-Running.com for $250.

NOBULL Black Lifter

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Made in durable black leather, this design by NOBULL is a straightforward model for weight lifting. Each pair is handmade and comes with straps to help secure the feet. Find it at NobullProject.com for $300.

Reebok Legacy II Lifter

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The Legacy II weightlifting shoes come with a textile upper and raised heel for stability, along with colorful neon details that give them a nostalgic 80’s feel. Available in seven colors at Reebok.com for $200.

Credits: Cover photo courtesy of Adidas.


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