Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 15 Shield
Available at Nike outlets
Price Rs 7,295
This 15th generation shoe from Nike focuses on comfort and stability. It features a notched cradle where the feet are placed, allowing for a closer fit. This keeps cold air out while running by making the shoe nearly airtight. The insole is designed to keep the toes warm, while the sole has a multi-surface grip for safety in frosty conditions. The water-resistant fabric means that running in slightly wet conditions won’t be a problem.
New Balance MR890 trainer
Available at www.myntra.com
favourite shoe brand of the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, New Balance TruBalance shoes are designed to distribute the body weight more evenly, and are more like walking shoes than running shoes. These shoes are great for long-distance use, and prevent blisters, calluses and bunions.
Adidas adiPure trainer
Available from November-end at Adidas outlets
Price: Rs 4,999
The adiPure Trainer is part of the “barefoot running” movement, and is supposed to help by promoting balance and dexterity through natural posture and mechanics.
The shoes offer the comfort of barefoot exercise, but add the protection, traction and durability of shoes, with toe separation and a minimal sole of a quarter-inch.
Reebok Zig Nano
Available at select Reebok outlets
Price: 4,999 onwards
The Zig Nano is a thinner version of Reebok’s ZigTech running shoes. The shoes are designed with a zig-zag pattern on the sole that is supposed to absorb the heel strike and transfer the force forward for easier running. The Nano line offers less spring back for a far lighter shoe, making it much more suitable for distance running.
Available from November-end at most large shoe retailers
The latest running shoes from Puma are more traditional stability trainers than their earlier speed-focused Faas line. The broad design is recommended for heavier runners who land hard on their heels. This makes the shoe ideal for distance running on flat tracks—such as marathon running—but less suited to rough surfaces of steep inclines.