Step up your shoe game

Step up your shoe game

RIGHT FEET FORWARD: Yemi Williams, right, and his wife Afua after completing this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon – just one of the many events the pair have taken part in this year alone (photo: Yemi Williams/ @yemiyemwill)

WITH SO many options to pick from regarding running shoes, we’ve scouted and tested a select range for you… you’re welcome!

These trainers should meet your required needs of training hard, feeling comfortable or just looking the part without breaking the bank.


You may not have come across this brand created by passionate runners dedicated to take your running experience One Degree Beyond (hence the name).

The Nemesis is one of their latest creations, which is a stability shoe offering great comfort as you run.

It is a lot lighter than it looks and with a full length QUICKFOAM midsole, you are in for a more cushioned smooth ride.

RRP £120,

Now this is a versatile running shoe. It features the new PROFLY midsole, but is light and lower than other Hoka models.

On a recent 10-mile run they definitely kept us going, with great support as well as durability and responsiveness.

We also tested them during an intense HIIT session and they didn’t disappoint.

They are so comfortable that we kept them on post run and exercise as the seamless engineered upper mesh allowed our feet to breathe.

These shoes are right up there in our recommendation for any race day.

RRP £105,

If you have seen our previous reviews, you would know that we are huge fans of the ON family range.

With unique designs and innovative cushioning technology to boost, they have created another gem in the Cloudswift.

These trainers feature their latest cushioning brainchild called Helion Foam. It is lighter, softer, more agile and durable, helping to perform at your best no matter what the activity is. A massive two thumbs up!

RRP £135,


Even though the FuelCell technology isn’t new from New Balance, what they have done is given it a new and improved boost.

The forefront technology helps drive each step for fast feeling performance. In other words not only does it look faster, you will feel faster.

RRP £120,

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