With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what to get your partner to celebrate. If your partner has resolved to get healthier and fitter this year, or if your loved one simply loves running and signing up for races, give a gift that will inspire a commitment to this ambition.
Wherever work or pleasure calls, it’s easy enough to toss a pair of sneakers in a carry-on or luggage to keep your resolve up while you travel. Here are the best travel-friendly shoes for runners.
Comfortable running shoes
Altra Running, experts in trail, road and walking shoes, have recently launched the durable Lone Peak 7, a trail shoe that features an upgraded outsole from the previous version, offering better performance in wet and variable conditions. This lightweight shoe, which comes in five different colors, is designed to support you on your outdoor runs while providing comfort and plenty of wiggle room in the toe box. If you’re running in a new destination, with potentially unpredictable terrain, these shoes will carry you through.
From the treadmill to the road
Whether you’re hitting the treadmill at the hotel gym or checking out a new trail outdoors, the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 16 will quickly become your go-to travel shoe. Not only are these lightweight kicks built with responsive foam cushioning, but they’re also stylish and support driven. Your feet will feel snug with the extra cushioning along the sides, and you’ll have plenty of appropriate traction with the durable rubber.
A smooth ride
The Ghost 15 from Brooks is a safe bet when it comes to everyday running shoes you can trust. With a variety of styles, sizes and widths, you’re sure to find the shoe that suits you best. The upper is made from recycled materials for an effort towards sustainability. Classic and best-selling, this shoe is perfect for your destination runs.
Kicks with Panache
Fly above the earth in a stylish pair of running shoes from Hoka One One. Coming in a dozen different fun colors, the Bondi 8 is a super-cushioned shoe with an extended heel to provide maximum comfort on your runs. With neutral stability, soft cushion support and an engineered mesh construction, you’ll love riding in these for your everyday romps outside.
A reliable fit
Saucony’s Women’s Triumph 20 comes in cheerful colors like Gold, Ocean and Skyway, as well as a variety of sizes for a seamless fit. With neutral support, best for everyday running, these kicks provide maximum comfort. Plus, this style is vegan and contains recycled materials so you can feel good about your purchase.
Heal to Toe Performance
For a trail running shoe from a trusted brand, choose the Merrell Antora 2. These well-built springy shoes have excellent traction and support and come in bright colors. Designed with a breathable upper and mesh lining, padded collar to ward off blisters, removable foam footbed and stone plates for essential protection, it’s no wonder these shoes are best sellers.
A shoe for overpronators
If your gait is far from neutral, the Asics Gel-Kayano 29 Wide will be your favorite running shoe. These built for comfort shoes are designed for overpronators with low arches or flat feet. Finally, something for those who tend to roll their feet inwards under their crotch. Huzzah!
A recovery shoe built for travel
For a comfortable recovery shoe made from Australian merino wool, from a brand with a fun name, choose a style from Woolloomooloo Shoes. Breathable, with a wool-lined footbed, the Belmont is an athletic kick designed to be worn all day, with or without socks. These shoes are sure to become your favorite to take on your travels and give your feet a break from all your running adventures.