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TGtB Recommends - The Best Running Trainers

Whether you're tackling a Half Marathon or pounding the pavements, we've scoured the shelves to bring you a selection of this year's top running shoes.

Purchasing a new pair of trainers needn't be a daunting process, we've broken down the technical jargon in a bid to dispel confusion and help you find the perfect pair running shoes based on your personal needs.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13

Weight: 320g

RRP: £100

Mens: Deep Royal/Lime Green

Womens: Purple/Lime Green

Our View:

Sturdy and supportive, these leading control shoes are the perfect blend of comfort and stability. A pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13s provide runners with a superb fit, an excellent support system and a great level of breathability. Key features include anatomical DNA pads for cushioning, Flextra (a construction that optimises forefoot flex based on expected body mass) and a diagonal roll bar for support.

Mizuno Wave Rider 16

Mizuno Wave Rider 16

Weight: 280g

RRP: £80

Mens: Anthracite/Chinese Red/ Lime Punch

Womens: Purple/Blue/White

Our View:

This industry leader just got even better - lighter, faster and more fun, the Wave Rider combines a lightweight feel and sculpted fit to deliver an exquisitely smooth ride. The cushioned interior provides runners with a comfortable journey for miles while the full-length ventilation system removes heat and humidity keeping feet cool and fresh.

Saucony Kinvara 4

Saucony Kinvara 4

Weight: 218g

RRP: £100

Mens: Citron/Black/Green

Womens: Black/White/Pink

Our View:

Lightweight and stylish; the Saucony Kinvara has been designed to make runners go faster and feel greater than ever before. Fans of the Saucony shoe will be glad to see the inclusion of PowerGrid technology installed into the heel, combining Powerfoam with Grid technology to provide runners with superior cushioning and comfort on every run. 

Asics GT 2000

Asics GT 2000

Weight: 340g

RRP: £103

Mens: White/Blue/Orange

Womens: Black/Onyx/White

Our View:

With its excellent cushioning and fit, this shoe is perfect for longer runs. The legendary GT-2000 Series has taken a complete back-to-basics approach. The re-engineered shoe offers a breath a fresh air to runners, giving out improvements in cushioning and stability whilst retaining the same core features which makes this series so well loved.

Saucony Virrata

Saucony Virrata

Weight: 184g

RRP: £89.99

Mens: Black/Citron/Red

Our View:

Stripped down and strong; The Saucony Virrata gives runners the ability to run more naturally while still providing a sufficient level of cushioning underfoot. The Virrata is Saucony's lightest and most flexible training shoe and allows runners feet to move naturally.

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