With the RW International Shoe Summit now just a week away, we want you to tell us which shoe you think scores highest in the fashion stakes
Let’s face it: not all running shoes are known for their looks. For most of us, running shoes are about function, not fashion.
But our editors were curious to see who would win if we asked you to vote for the best-looking running shoe.
To come up with the nominations, we asked the shoe editors across all 14 of our international editions to pick the running shoes they felt looked the best. Here's the final shortlist:
They look bad in that list, my favourite at the moment is the Salomon XA Pro 3D shoe, very nice.
The new balance would look OK if not for the colour scheme, my red and white NB ones are the height of elegance.
looks wise i like these...
although iam very taken with these (especially if they glow in the dark!)
What I don't understand is why running shoes are basically white?
Most of my clothes and socks are black, so why not my shoes? And the mud wouldn't show so much . .
But then you wouldn't be able to find them when they'd come off in the mud!!
I'm so glad this thread exists. The man at a specialist shoes store did not look very impressed when I said the colour of shoes I preferred. While of course quality matters most, so does appearance.
I did not buy a pair of shoes based on appearance. They were the wrong shape and the wrong colour.
Are we just a very conservative lot?
Be good to see if we can't come up with the 'ideal' looking pair of trainers? Those Nike Lunar things had me LMAO
I remember seeing a pair of faux snakeskin patterened Kayano 14s on Amazon - they were pretty funky!
My faves aren't my running shoes, they are a pair of Merrell Chameleon Stretch, in a funky light blue / dark blue colourway - vive le Merrell hehehe
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Marketing... To encourage us to buy noo shoos when they get dirty. It doesn't work though does it? Why not make them dark beige, as that's the colour they turn into!
Then there's the gents and laydees colourways, jeez that's annoying. Men's version is navy, women's baby blue etc. And who wants a pink shoe? New balance made their 858s pink - certainly encouraged me to break them in on an off-road muddy run.
Im sure they make mens triathlon shooos in pink!
amd while we are at it why does all womens sportswear have to have pink bits... thank god for menswear and fluo !
I'm running with brooks shoes (gliceryn 5) now , i've run with saucony (greed) too . My shoes are white () and i often clean them . My mates of the team run with asics too .When i go to buy my running shoes the shop assistant (he is a veteran of marathon) tell me:" Enrico not look the color but if the shoes are confortable for you. You train for long distance (marathon) and after hours and hours of training (this is your weekly text) do you soffer pains to the back ? Good shoes help you this is true, the color is secondary...this is my opinion
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