10 Best New Running Shoes That’ll Inspire Your Next PB

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Inspired to head for the hills? We’ve cherry-picked the best running shoes in stores right now… so that you can add them to your cart ASAP.

If You Want To Hit The… Road

We know what you’re thinking: another pair of running shoes? Sure, running shoe releases claiming to make you (almost) as fast as Caster Semenya drop what feels like every day, but what if we told you that these beauties will make long-distance running feel precisely one fifth easier? That’s the science-backed claim behind Under Armour’s HOVR Infinite running shoes.

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Under Armour HOVR Infinite Running Shoes

R 2 500

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The New Balance FuelCell Propel is a speed shoe with an innovative feel and can be used both in the gym and on the road. With its high rebound FuelCell foam midsole, it delivers a unique underfoot liveliness and springy responsiveness that will help runners beat their PBs. Bonus points for having the hottest kicks in the gym.

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New Balance FuelCell Propel

R 1 999.90

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Fancy yourself a master urban runner? The adidas Pulseboost HDs offer a high-density boost for endless energy return along

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adidas Pulseboost HD

R 1 497.95

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Got a need for speed? The Puma Speed Orbitor is built for stability so that you can go the distance. The Hybrid Foam ensures that your feet remain comfortable… even if you’re running a 21K.

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Puma SPEED Orbitor

R 2 499

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If You Want To Hit The… Treadmill

Say hi to comfort and style, the New Balance Fresh Foam Roav delivers an unbeatable stride that is just as comfortable around your foot as it is underneath it. Not only are these comfy shoes ideal for your active lifestyle, but they’ll also do wonders for your fashion cred too!

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New Balance Fresh Foam Road

R 1 699

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Just because you’re exploring the outdoors doesn’t mean you need to be racing through them, right? For the more casual (read: slower) adventurer, slip on these K-Way Flex Lite shoes. The rubber outsole pods offer excellent grip, plus the bellows tongue will be sure to keep the debris out.

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K-Way Flex Lite

R 799

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The Puma HYBRD Astro will help you shift your runs to the next level. The special HYBRID FOAM delivers heel-to-toe cushioning and energy return upon impact.

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Puma HYBRID Astro

R 2 299

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If You Want To Hit The… Trail 

These Hi-Tec V-Lite OX Trail Racer Low shoes have been designed to dominate the light trails and allow you to look good while doing it. Interesting features include a deep lug outsole for off-road traction, impact-absorbing CMEVA midsoles for long-lasting cushioning and comfort and flex grooves to enhance the natural motion of your foot.

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Hi-Tec V-Lite OX Trail Racer Low

R 999

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A new addition to Salomon’s iconic and much-loved Speedcross range, the Supercross is a versatile trail shoe, great for obstacle races and entry-level offroading. It weighs just 310g and has an excellent grip and cushioning for going rugged in comfort.

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Salmon Supercross

R 1 799

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Get ready to gallop over rocky terrain… literally. These Nike Women’s Air Zoom Wildhorse 5 shoes have a flexible rubber outsole with wide, mud-shedding lugs which offer excellent grip.

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Nike Women Air Zoom Wildhorse 5

R 1 899.95

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