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The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015

The Chatelaine team vetted dozens of the hottest new runners, trainers, walking shoes and fashion-forward sneakers to help you find your perfect pair.
By Produced by Dominique Lamberton
The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015

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Shoe guide May 2015

Go the distance

"The comfy raised heel makes me feel energized and ready to run." – Diana Duong, Editorial Assistant

Air Zoom Vomero 10, $180, Nike.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Adaptable design

“Form-fitting knit and extra cushioning ensure a soft landing with every stride.” – Sydney LoneyHealth Director

Ultra Boost, $210, Adidas.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Adidas Ultra Boost
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Need for speed

"Foam cushioning and a lightweight sole make for a good run." – Laura Brown, Associate Managing Editor

Fresh Foam Zante, $130, New Balance.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

Energy boost

"No blisters, no sore spots — no wonder Usain Bolt wears them." – Eden BoileauCopy Editor

Ignite, $130, Puma.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Puma Ignite

Hit the road

"Ample cushioning provides great shock absorption on pavement." – Sandi PilonSenior Associate Art Direction

Zealot ISO, $170, Saucony.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Saucony Zealot ISO
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Breathe easy

"The breathable fabric keeps my feet cool and dry." – Jacki SlovittProduction Art Assistant

One Cushion 2.0, $130, Reebok.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Reebok One Cushion 2.0

Road runner

"Bright, comfy, breathable – I'd run in these every day (which says a lot)." – Katie Underwood, Associate Editor, Social Media

Brooks Pureconnect 4, $130, Brooks Running.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Brooks Pureconnect 4

Responsive design

"The neoprene upper is airy and easy to slip on, while the black and seafoam colour combo gets lots of compliments." – Shanda Deziel, Editorial Consultant

SpeedForm Apollo Vent, $120, Under Armour.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Vent
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Perfect grip

"A sleek design coupled with some serious arch support." – Michelle Lucas Larving, Assistant Food Editor

Gel Fortius TR, $120, Asics.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Asics Gel-Fortius TR

Barely there

"The sock-like fit and 'pod' tread are ideal for interval training." – Emma ReddingtonHome Director

Flyknit Zoom Agility, $190, Nike.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Nike Flyknit Zoom Agility

Train to the max

"Grippy soles take me from the gym to outdoor trails." –Erica Rae ChongEditorial Intern 

Micro G(R) Renegade, $120, Under Armour.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Under Armour Micro G Renegade
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Gym all-star

"These streamlined trainers move me through all my gym routines." – Alexandra Tanner, Designer

CrossFit Nano 4.0, $130, Reebok.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0

Cloud-like cushion

"Thanks to memory-foam insoles I feel light on my feet." – Dominique Lamberton, Associate Editor

Equalizer Perfect Pair, $95, Skechers.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Skechers Equalizer Perfect Pair

Smooth moves

"No breaking necssary with these flexible gym shoes." – Penny HicksPublisher

Minimus X20V4, $120, New Balance.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015New Balance Minimus X20V4
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Retro kicks

"I appreciate the heel support (and the snazzy colour combo)." – Sarah Liss, Senior Editor, Culture

Chariot, $110, Brooks Running.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Brooks Chariot

Hip high-tops

"Sporty, feminine and chic, this is the ‘athleisure’ trend at its finest." – Marta SadowskiAssistant Editor, Style

 StellaSport Irana, $120, Adidas.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Adidas StellaSport Irana

Glitter girl

"The sparkly chevron is a cool twist on the classic Converse." – Diana Duong, Editorial Assistant

Missoni X Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star, $110, The Bay

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Missoni X Converse
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Laid-back loafers

"More dressed up than a sneaker and the suede is super luxe." – Kate GertnerAssociate Editor, Style

Italian sneaker, $198, Roots

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Roots Italian sneaker

Summer bootie

"The soft-pink suede and simple sole give these a casual everyday look, perfect for city walking." – Rose PereiraSenior Associate Art Director

Damara Bootie, $175, Ecco.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Ecco Damara Bootie

Function & style

"The woven panels make these stylish instead of sporty." – Erica Rae ChongEditorial Intern

D Sukie, $130, Geox.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Geox D Sukie
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City slicker

"I walk to work, and these light, sturdy sneaks are ideal for city streets." – Sydney LoneyHealth Director

truWALKzero III Welded T-Toe sneaker, $135, Rockport

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015truWALKzero III Welded T-Toe

Light as air

"These are so light and airy, I almost forgot I was wearing them." – Erica Collins, Junior Designer

DXN trainer, $90, Saucony.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Saucony DXN

Luxe leather

"This slim shoe (made from yak leather) looks great with jeans." – Kate GertnerAssociate Editor, Style

O2 Leather, $200, Ecco.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Ecco O2
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On-the-go comfort

"I love the light and comfortable slipper feel of these cool-looking shoes." – Carolyn Lim ChuaAssociate Food Editor

Metrolyte Gem, $80, Asics.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Asics Metrolyte Gem

Walk the walk

"They offer good bounce when I walk on pacement. Memory foam makes them feel like a custom fit." – Jacki SlovittProduction Art Assistant

Glider Harmony, $100, Skechers.

Photo, Erik Putz.

The best running shoes, sneakers and cross-trainers of 2015Skechers Glider Harmony

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