Daggy Dad sneakers and chunky sports kicks are a fashionable comfort that complements almost any outfit, but when it comes to at the very least semi-serious running, you need a shoe that’s as impressive in the performance stakes as it is the fashion arena.

Finding a new style that delivers on its high-tech hype be a gamble, so we rounded up three chic-but-science-based running trainers that would your next long run or high-impact training session a breeze.

3 of the best new high-tech trainers


The newest iteration of Adidas’ cult-fave PureBOOST is made for runners living in the city. There’s a reason PureBOOST is a go-to for weekend warrior exercisers (*and a large percentage of the GRAZIA office when we did a vox pop): light, flexible, supportive, it features a trademarked ‘BOOST’ cushioning material in the sole that’s designed to literally capture the spring in your step. (In tech terms, this is deemed ‘energy return’, something Adidas claims it has the monoploy on in the market.)

The newest release of the original style is tailored to handle the harsh city concrete and features a widened forefront base for increased stability and adaptability (especially beneficial for the rush hour hustle). In summary: it’s a minimalist aesthetic with maximalist engineering and a must-have if you are looking for your next high-performance sneaker.

Adidas, PureBOOST GO, $160. SHOP NOW

Fashion-forward and high tech, these trainers unite the Puma’s two standout footwear technologies to help you get the most from your workout. A substance called NRGY beads offer optimum heel-to-toe cushioning, while another called IGNITE foam located midsole works with the caged heel to lock your foot in place. Designed to be feather-light and specificlally for running, this slip-on style shoe may help you bid those fun-run blisters bye. Both of the colourways have us swooning too.

PUMA, Hybrid Rocket Womens Running Shoe, $180. SHOP NOW

This sporty shoe collaboration is a technicolour solution to trekking the urban scape. Big, bold and bright were clearly the aesthetic brief when during the design phase; these are is the workout-ready embodiment of the neon trend. With this in mind, it has definitely earned a GRAZIA ‘hard yes’ as the dream gym statement shoe. The style makes for a pretty powerful off-court, street style statement too. Not one for the faint-hearted.

Nike, Air presto mid x acronym, $280 at Supply Store. SHOP NOW

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