It is spring, the weather gets warmer and warmer as days go by (well, not in London, because the weather here is a bit drunk lately) and the sunning season is happening as we speak. People start returning in parks and jogging, getting their body ready for the summer sun to blaze on it. That is why we, at Estilo Tendances, were thinking of bringing you the latest trends in matter of running, in case you want to start doing it too, but as always, we like to be fashionable so I’ve researched the most stylish running sneakers for you.
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Saying this, I want to tell you that, personally, I have started to be very doubtful whether this jogging thing is just another trend, or if it is for real. I am not super sporty myself, so when everybody I knew started saying that they are going jogging every morning and that it is really easy and that their body looks amazing after one run, I thought, why not try it myself? I literally thought I was going to collapse at one point. So, before starting with trends, I want to tell you something, jogging, trend or not, has to be taken seriously and has to have a fair amount of stretching and knowledge of your body’s limits beforehand.
So mark my word when I say that jogging is not easy, but it is so much fun, and your body will thank you for it!
As every article we are doing, we want to give you a little insight into the history of the item we are talking about as we want you to know more about what you are wearing.
History of The Running Sneaker
They first appeared in the late 18th century and were called plimsolls, because they were basically rubber soles, and that’s about it. There was no left or right foot differentiation and they were pretty rough to wear, so in 1892, the US Rubber Company came up with rubber soled shoes with canvas tops, that they called Keds, which, by 1917, began to be mass produced. The same year, Marquis Converse started producing the All-Star, which were meant for playing basketball. In 1923, the Converse All-Stars were endorsed by Chuck Taylor, and Indiana hoops star and they became known as Chuck Taylor All-Stars, which soon became the best-selling basketball shoes of all time.
Sneakers became something global in 1924, when a German man named Adi Dressler patented the first ever Adidas (named after himself, obviously). This brand soon became the most popular athletic shoe brand in the whole world, and track star Jesse Owens wore a pair at the 1936 Olympics, where he won 4 gold medals. Adi’s brother, Rudi, started up another very well-known shoe brand called Puma.
These shoes were mostly worn to play sports, until the movie Rebel Without a Cause hit cinemas and people saw that the lead actor, James Dean wore these shoes without playing a sport.
But it took a while until sneakers’ sales really took off. It wasn’t until 1984, when Michael Jordan signed a contract to wear Air Jordans, that sales really exploded making these particular sneakers the most famous ever made. Because of the competition between companies like Nike, Adidas or Reebok, the way sneakers look is in constant change, as each of them is looking to be better and brighter.
So, which are the most stylish running sneakers? Let’s find out!
#1: Asics in a whole lotta color
These ones are a statement by themselves. Having a wide array of colors and patterns on them makes them noticeable from the start. Besides, they are very comfortable to wear and look stylish, getting your sporty outfit to stand out!
Asics sneakers in colour
#2: Adidas by Stella McCartney
A truly mesmerizing collection made by Stella McCartney for Adidas. Cool patterns, outfits to match, very high-end, it is your piece of more affordable luxury you can have in your closet. Adidas are famed for having all sorts of capsule collections with famous designers. Speaking of which, there is one coming up in November 2014 with Mary Katrantzou.
Adidas x Stella McCartney
#3: Asics in Pure Pink
Made for Breast Cancer Awareness month, these sneakers not only support a great cause, but they look stylish and bring some color into our outfit. Everyone needs a splash of pink every once in a while, especially if it is for such a good cause!
Asics in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
#4: New Balance 1600v2 Spikeless
I love New Balance. They are comfortable, simple, yet very stylish and you can not only run in them, but you can also wear them in chic, relaxed day-to-day outfits as you have certainly seen during fashion week – those ladies know what a stylish running shoe looks like. So, ditch your uncomfortable heels for a pair of these and you will not regret it.
New Balance 1600v2 Spikeless & Stylish Running Sneakers
#5: Nike FlyKnit
For me, Nike stands for innovation and their new sneakers are not only innovative and stylish, but more than comfortable to wear on absolutely any occasion. These particular ones get your attention through the vibrant peachy color combined with the dark mauve, making a nice and interesting contrast, and getting your tanned skin in the attention of everyone around.
#6: Adidas Spring Blade
Again in a wonderful shade of pink, these Adidas Spring Blade look and feel amazing on your feet. If they had my size, I would have bought them, as they are more than comfortable and as I have heard from my friend’s reviews, very good for running on a daily basis.
#7: Nike Free 5.0
One of the most common Nike running shoes this season are the Nike Free 5.0. They are amazingly flattering for any type of foot and they come in amazing hues. No wonder everybody wants to grab a pair of them! They are overly light and perfectly comfortable while running. Oh, and stylish! I personally jog in a pair of these and I couldn’t be happier for actually investing in them.
#8: Puma Voltaic
These beautiful Pumas are perfect for the summer months. They are in a vibrant color, they are comfortable and perfect for a stylish run through your favorite park, or countryside road in the hot summer mornings.
#9: Nike Zoom Fly
Yet another pair of stylish Nike shoes, as I simply seem to love Nike in this article. These ones have a different shape than the ones presented before and are a tiny bit heavier and the sole is shaped differently, but everybody who has them has told me that they are perfectly comfortable and that they run really well in them.
Because we cannot simply leave you without a little piece of advice, check out the image below for how to find the perfect running shoes for your type of foot.
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