There’s no better way to kick off the outdoors running season than with a fresh pair of sneakers. Whether you’re just starting to take up running this year or are working your way up to that first half-marathon, a great new pair of kicks can be a real motivator from both a style and performance perspective.
Things to keep in mind? Where you will be running (some sneakers are designed for trails, whereas others are better on track or pavement), the distances involved, and if you will want to wear these shoes for other fitness and lifestyle activities. After all, those fashionable sneakers you could also wear with jeans likely won’t offer the same level of support as the footwear styles preferred by hardcore marathon runners — it just depends on what you’re looking for.
Click through to see three great pairs that are on sale right now.