Top Picks – Running Shoes in 2019
Already planning a full year of running in 2019? Well, our Start Fitness team has chosen what they think will be popular running in the new year. Whether you’re looking for the perfect running shoes to finally commit to that ‘new year, new me’ promise, or you’re after new trainers to beat your personal bests and smash race targets – we’ve got you covered!
The results are in:
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19
Weight: 311g (M), 272g (W)
Heel/toe drop: 12mm (M), 12mm (W)
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS range answers the call of any runner looking for real stability in their running shoes. Brooks have taken what was already a great running shoe and managed to improve it! With the introduction of GuideRails support system for greater stability and a springier, more cushioned ride, this shoe is already proving to be a hit with our customers.
Saucony Kinvara 10
Weight: 221g (M), 190g (W)
Heel/toe drop: 4mm (M), 4mm (W)
The Kinvara 9 impressed our customers and our staff in 2018 so the launch of the Saucony Kinvara 10 is one we’re certainly looking forward to. A lot of our team see the Kinvara 10 being the favourite go-to daily running shoe of 2019. This neutral lightweight running shoe has a decent amount of flex without losing any structure and delivers a fair amount of cushioning while staying responsive underfoot.
Innov8 Mudclaw G 260
Weight: 260g (M)
Heel/toe drop: 4mm (M)
“The world’s toughest shoe for the world’s toughest muddy mountain runs.” Innov8 weren’t joking, the Mudclaw G 260 is part of Innov8’s G-series which features graphene-enhanced rubber outsoles which deliver an amazing amount of tough grip and it that wasn’t enough the upper is made from Kevlar – yes the same material used in bulletproof vests!
Innov8 claim that the G-Series is 50% stronger, 50% harder wearing and all with 50% more elastic. The Innov8 Mudclaw G 260 is set to be a must-have for any trail runner who takes on serious terrain. We will be stocking these in 2019, so keep a look out!
Asics Gel-Nimbus 21
Weight: 310g (M), 249g (W)
Heel/toe drop: 10mm (M), 13mm (W)
This is the latest neutral long distance running shoe by Asics, claiming ‘lasting comfort from your first stride to the finish line’. It has FLYTEFOAM™ tech which gives you extra bounce-back to help you go for longer. Of course, Asics have thrown in their iconic GEL™ technology for good measure which provides an impressive shock absorption around your heels and forefoot. But the Gel-Nimbus 21 doesn’t stop there. It’s also improved the fit. Asics have re-designed the shoe to give you more room in the forefoot, which was a concern of some customers trying the Gel-Nimbus 20’s. Asics have listened, re-worked and come back with a better shoe which looks good and feels great.
Adidas Solar Boost
Weight: 292g (M), 250g (W)
Heel/toe drop: 10mm (M), 12mm (W)
Yes, this shoe was one of our tops picks of 2018 but we think it’s got the credentials to keep up with anything released in 2019. Its snappy Boost™ middle adds a noticeable spring to your step, giving you the boost you need when your legs are getting tired. The Solar Boost is lightweight, comfortable, breathable and with the addition of the Continental sole – gives great fantastic traction which is perfect for those icey morning runs or battling slushy roads.