It’s the age-old dilemma. You really want to splash out on a cool new pair of casual sneakers—but it’s kind of hard to justify when you’ve already got 10 pairs and your training shoes are falling apart. The solution? Get you a pair that can do both! Here, we’ve rounded up 7 pairs of new sneakers that are not only cool enough to pair with your jeans or athleisure outfit, but are actually functional enough to work out in!
Nike Epic React
These may just look like cool ‘lifestyle sneakers’ but don’t be fooled—they’re actually one of Nike’s most advanced pairs of running shoes. The lightweight and crazy comfy foam cushioning literally makes you feel like you’re walking (err… we mean running) on air as you pound the pavement.
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APL Techloom Phantom
Yep, we’re obsessed with all things blush. But believe it or not, that’s not the only reason we love these shoes. From the 4-way stretch uppers to the 3D grid pattern for optimal support, every last detail has been designed with function (as well as fashion) in mind.
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Under Armour Breathe Lace X Nm
Originally created for professional athletes, Under Armour normally prioritises performance over ‘pretty.’ So, these trendy, sneakers are a little out of their usual wheelhouse. That said, they haven’t sacrificed any of their usual functionality—these are designed to provide maximum support during strength training and circuit sessions.
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Puma Hybrid Rocket
Oh, how far we’ve come from the days when running shoes were bulky and let’s face it, unflattering. Exhibit A: these chic running shoes from Puma. Not only do they combine two of Puma’s best technologies, IGNITE foam and NRGY beads, to help you get the most out of your runs, but you’ll actually want to wear them out on non-workout days!
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Adidas Ultaboost Parley X
For gals who like their sneakers sustainable, look no further than the Adidas Ultaboost Parley X. These running shoes have been crafted from yarn featuring Parley Ocean Plastic™ which is made from recycled waste, intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean.
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Ryderwear F-LO Sneakers
With the tick of approval from many of Australia’s biggest bodybuilders and fitness influencers, you know Ryderwear is the real deal. With a sock-like feel, you’ll forget you’re even wearing them as you pump out that last round of squats.
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus
Not only are they possibly the most Insta-worthy running shoes we’ve ever seen, but for the first time ever, Nike has crafted the Pegasus shoes specifically with female runners in mind. Yep, we run the world: literally.
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