Get that spring in your step with the 6 best running trainers for men. Innovative design technology and smart construction combine to create trainers that improve your running technique, taking the pressure off getting back in shape for 2016.
Don’t compromise your health or safety by running in bad trainers. Running trainers have different properties to other men's trainers and will give you the support that you need, protecting you from injury and giving you the most from your workout.
Running in good trainers will feel a lot less like hard work and leave you feeling fit not sore-footed. Avoid strained ankles, sore heels and crushed toes and invest in some first-rate men's running trainers before you hit the road.
Before buying your trainers consider whether you will be mostly running on the treadmill or going cross-country as this will make a difference to the running shoe that you need.
Nike Zoom Pegasus 32
Nike Zoom Pegasus 32, £90, Nike Store UK
These Zoom Air Pegasus 32 trainers from Nike boast to keep you going from the first mile to the last. The Nike Zoom Pegasus trainers are crafted from lightweight breathable mesh and the upper is equipped with Dynamic Flywires, locking the foot down for extra support.
A full length Cushlon midsole delivers hard wearing cushioning and absorbs impact, while a Zoom Air unit at the heel delivers pressurised air pockets that flex on contact for responsive support. Waffle patterning on the outer sole provides multi-surface traction.
Reebok ZPump Fusion
Reebok ZPump Fusion, £85, Reebok Store
The Pump technology in the Reebok ZPump Fusion is an air-filled cage that pumps up and moulds to your foot for a locked-in custom fit. The ZRated outsole is inspired by high-performance ZRated tires for ultimate control when making turns.
New Balance 1260v5
New Balance 1260v5, £125, New Balance Store
The best looking of the 6, wear these New Balance 1260v5’s and turn heads on your morning run. It’s not only the vibrant colours and cool design that’s to like. New Balance have introduced the 1260v5 as a serious game changer for over pronators, delivering premium stability, shock absorption technology and superior cushioning.
ASICS Metarun, £200, ASICS
Asics trainers are built on the concept that matching a shoe's properties with the runner's running style will increase comfort, running efficiency, and contribute to decreasing the risk of injury. To get the right Asics shoe for you visit a store and get sized up, they will match your running style with the ideal trainers for your feet.
Adidas Ultra Boost
Adidas Ultra Boost, £130, JD Sports
Touted as the greatest running shoe of all time, the Ultra Boost trainer from Adidas is a runner’s best friend. Crafted with ground-breaking Boost foam technology in the midsole, the Boost has been designed to deliver a responsive ground feel, giving you maximum energy return with every stride.
The Torsion System provides additional stability, allowing the rear and forefoot to move independently while the heel counters give a secure fit. Elastic Stretch Web across the outsole stretches with your stride and a seamless one-piece prime knit upper adapts to the movement of the foot reducing irritation.
Saucony Triump ISO 2
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Shoes, £135, Wiggle
Winner of the Runner’s World Editor’s Choice, the Triumph ISO 2 features Everun, the latest in cushioning construction and material innovation and a new tri-flex outsole for better ground contact.