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7 trainers that will help you up your fitness game

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 9/10/2018 Katie Strick

September brings a change in pace for your fitness regime: there’s nothing like a change of season and cooler climes to get you back into action. Which means new gear and, more specifically, new kicks.

From super-lightweight sneakers to get you through that HIIT class to rugged off-roaders for trail running in Richmond Park, take your pick of the season’s hottest kicks.

1. For speed machines

Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo

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Nike’s Zoom Pegasus Turbo has a special feather-light upper that’s built for speed and featuring the same high-tech Nike ZoomX foam cushioning used in Nike’s record-breaking marathon shoe, the Vaporfly 4 per cent. Olympic gold medal marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge says the light foam “it absorbs all the impact from the ground”.


2. For going top of the class

New Balance x Sweaty Betty ​Exclusive Trainers

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Branded apparel is studio style 101: to complete the look, match your Zero Gravity leggings and Homestraight run crop top to your footwear. Sweaty Betty has collaborated with New Balance on a limited-edition trainer in an exclusive print for your HIIT workout. It comes in slate with a camo design and has a cushioned foam to absorb all the impact from those burpees.


3. For eco exercisers

Adidas Ultraboost Parley

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Adidas’s new Parley range is designed for long-distance running and features Parley Ocean Plastic, a yarn made from recycled waste that is intercepted from shorelines before it reaches the ocean. The heel of the right shoe features a chip enabling you to learn how to live greener: scan it with your mobile phone and you can follow the story of your shoe from plastic bottle to final product


4. For pavement pounders

Asics RoadHawk

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One for the urban runner. Asics’ RoadHawk FF is designed for training on the streets: it’s super-lightweight — the midsole is made from a

groundbreaking high-tech foam called FlyteFoam that’s 55 per cent lighter than the industry standard and features organic fibres for extra cushioning. The mesh upper is breathable and a special OrthoLite insole ensures feet don’t get sweaty.


5. For trailfinders

Saucony Xodus ISO 3

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The Xodus ISO 3 is tougher than it looks: it’s made with a rubber outsole, which provides three times better traction than standard rubber for added grip. A moulded toe shell provides extra durability, while the midsole is made from an award-winning Everun cushioning system to keep you bouncing across the Heath.


6. For going barefoot

Merrel Vapor Glove 3

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Merrel’s new Vapor Glove fits like a sock but features TrailProtect pads underfoot to protect you from rough paths. They’ll fit easily in your backpack if you’re running to work.


7. For apres gym

Stella McCartney Stan Smith

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Stella McCartney has created the world’s first vegan-friendly Stan Smith in association with adidas. The shoes are made with vegan leather and look just like the usual shoe, with added details like a tongue featuring Stan Smith, and another with McCartney’s portrait.


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