The Best Sneakers To Get You Running In Style This Spring - Men's Health Magazine Australia

The Best Sneakers To Get You Running In Style This Spring

We’ve compiled the best shoes to help you reach all your spring fitness goals and look fashionable while doing so.

Spring is well and truly here. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. With beach season rapidly approaching, it’s time to come out of hibernation and get to work on crafting the ideal summer body. Spring is the perfect time to get back into a fitness routine after a cold winter. The weather is perfect for a run. Not so cold that you’ll be shivering and daydreaming about being wrapped up in a nice warm blanket and not so hot that you’ll sweat through your clothes and have passersby blocking their noses.

Before you transition to thongs or a barefoot-beach look, you’ll need some sneakers that’ll make you feel good and look even better. The sneaker market is getting crowded as we head into the warmer months, and it can be hard to tell what’s hot and what’s not. New shoes are dropping every week and while you might feel spoiled for choice, not every pair is the right choice. Picking the right sneakers is like making an investment in yourself, these are the shoes that will be your partner on your fitness journey and you don’t want to make the wrong decision. It’s important to look out for style as well as comfort and practicality, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

It’s time to ditch the winter boots and lace up these stylish sneakers. We’ve rounded up 7 of the best sneakers available this spring, that’ll have you feeling like the Greek God Hermes in his golden winged sandals.

Under Armour HOVR Phantom 3 – $220

Under Armour knows a thing or two about delivering sneakers that are stylish, as well as practical. The Under Armour HOVR Phantom 3 helps you explode through interval after interval with responsive cushioning to reduce impact, retain energy and propel you forward. A smooth IntelliKnit upper provides a super-breathable sock-like fit and feel, while a rubber outsole creates elevated traction & durability. All of this combines under an elegant white colourway that will have you looking stylish while reaching all your fitness goals.


ECCO BIOM 2.1 X Country – $270

Go wild and go fast in this sporty, flexible shoe that is perfect for running, fast-paced hiking and other cross-country adventures on difficult trails. A flexible, lightweight sole allows for optimal natural movement, with three layers combined in a breathable and comfortable upper. This is the perfect sneaker for off-roading in style.


Fresh Foam More v3 – $250

There was a time where max cushioned running shoes were reserved for a niche market of ultra-marathon runners. Not anymore. The Fresh Foam More v3 offers the peak of plush underfoot cushioning. Starting with a midsole packed with supportive foam, a wide outsole platform then allows for a balance between cushioning and support. This sneaker offers 360 degrees of comfort that retains a natural feel.


Puma Aviator WTR – $140

No matter what the weather throws at you, the Aviator WTR will keep your feet protected and dry thanks to a durable water-repellent finish. The Aviator WTR is designed for life outdoors and is just as effective on an uneven hiking trail as a suburban footpath. Puma’s ProFoam Lite midsole delivers lightweight, cushioned comfort with every stride, and the zoned rubber outsole guarantees traction and durability. This is a great running shoe that won’t break the bank.


On Running Cloudmonster – $260

The Cloudmonster is weird for a reason. It’s perfect for energizing a run on hard surfaces. It may be a playfully weird ride, but it’s serious about performance, with extremely soft landings and maximum rebound, for an extra-bouncy energy return. The Cloudmonster feels like running on a cloud, and you’ve got to feel it to believe it. Just look at that innovative design, a truly unique sneaker.


Nike Zoom Fly 5 – $230

Nike has long produced the quintessential running shoes for both style and practicality. True to the brand’s reputation, the Nike Zoom Fly 5 is the latest in a long line of iconic sneakers. The Zoom Fly 5 is a versatile shoe that works on every occasion. It’s ideal for a simple weekend training run at the park or on the trails, but it can also guide you to victory on race day in a durable design that offers comfort and reliability with a propulsive sensation that makes you feel fast and fresh.


Adidas 4DFWD 2 – $360

If your initial reaction to this price tag was to wonder if this sneaker could really be worth it, it is. The Adidas 4DFWD 2 is all about moving forward. Combining the innovation of a 3D printed midsole with a unique outsole for extra grip, the 4DFWD 2 turns impact energy into forward motion. Reducing braking forces and using its distinctive design to propel you forward. The result is a smooth ride with less stop-and-go pounding on pavement. The grippy outsole provides traction on wet and dry surfaces to keep you moving forward in all conditions.


By Cayle Reid

Cayle Reid is a fan of everything sports and fitness. He spends his free time at the gym, on his surfboard or staying up late watching sports in incompatible time zones.

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