If you’re a seasoned runner but desperately need some new kicks to improve your performance and give your image a bit of a colour-popping, neon boost as winter draws in, then today’s buying guide is for you. On the other hand, if you didn’t catch the running bug over summer because you were too busy outdoor drinking and holiday-ing, then GET MOVING! Autumn is the perfect time of year to perfect a workout routine. It’s still warmish enough to not leave your ears feeling frostbitten and you can jog around near of all those totally Instagrammable orange trees that fashion bloggers are always banging on about and posing beside.
So whether you run most days already or need to kickstart a routine, we’ve collected together our 10 favourite running shoes for Autumn 2014, so you’ve got no excuse to not workout in those beautiful orange leaves (or, let’s be honest, gross muddy puddles).
Still a bit stumped about what to look for? Check out our guide how to buy a high-end running shoe for some top tips.
Asics: Gel Noosa Fast 2, £70
Asics has amped up its Gel Noosa range with three loud, neon designs built for lightweight running with a barefoot experience. They’re a great pair of shoes for seasoned runners, but they are designed especially for triathletes because they’re light enough for running and cycling, don’t require much effort to get them on after a tough swim and have a great grip on the outsole for when you make transitions. Don’t let that put you off if you’re keen to try a barefoot-style shoe though, you don’t HAVE to be a triathlete!