Top 5 premium running shoes

Ready to make a run for it

They say when a grim reaper catches a running person he asks for his sole. We say you better have a premium quality shoe to save your soul. That’s a joke! But premium quality shoes aren’t, they can surely take your running game to new heights. So we have brought you a list of the top five shoes in the market that we think are worthwhile.

Under Armour UA HOVR Phantom 3 | ₹15,999

The UA HOVR Phantom 3 is the latest evolution of the Phantom franchise and the brand says it's their most versatile running shoe. The knitted upper looks snuggly and the UA Intelliknit improves breathability through enhanced stretch and targeted flex. They are lightweight and comfortable underfoot. Plus, there’s a new secure heel counter with pillowy but firm panels that offer foot-hugging support. The Men’s and Women’s UA HOVR Phantom 3 comes in multiple colourways. You can check the shoes here.

Adidas 4DFWD | ₹16,000

These are one of the techiest runners in the market. The Adidas 4DFWD features a 3D-printed midsole unit which is specially designed to compress forward on vertical impact thus reducing the braking forces. The forward compression also generates forward motion when your foot hits the ground. Plus, it’s a combination of PRIMEKNIT+ and engineered mesh offering sock-like comfort and a snug fit. Check out the pair here.

Asics Gel Nimbus 24 | ₹ 14,999

The Gel-Nimbus 24 comes with improved weight and cushioning (in comparison to its predecessors). The generous amounts of gel and shock absorption from the FF Blast+ material make your running session quite comfortable. And, more importantly, it comes in nine colour variants.  You can check the full review of the Asics Gel Nimbus 24 here.

PUMA Deviate Nitro 2 | ₹ 15,999

The Deviate NITRO 2 are an improved version of the Puma v1. They have NITRO Elite foam for better responsiveness and cushioning, a reworked collar to reduce heel slip, and a lighter, asymmetrical base. It features a lightweight build, an innovative carbon composite plate, and a PUMAGRIP outsole for multi-surface traction. There are also reflective strips on the shoes for safer running sessions after dark.

Nike ZoomX Streakfly | ₹ 15,995

The Nike ZoomX Streakfly is designed for 10K and 5K race levels. The new addition to the brand’s running line-up these shoes have knit uppers for a supportive fit with a slab of ZoomX foam housing a springy thermoplastic panel. There is a Pebax midfoot plate that ensures stability and springiness.