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There’s no denying it—cool sneakers are essential to any wardrobe.

Perfect for Sunday brunches, date nights, and casual Fridays, some occasions call for your trusty Adidas Sambas.

But what about when you want to combine sweat with style? Whether you’re ramping up your gym routine or considering joining a run club like many others, we’ve got you covered.

We searched for shoes that blend form and function to find the latest and greatest sneakers for working out. Read on for more.

1. Nike React Infinity Run Fly Knit 4 – Women’s

Best for: Occasional runners

Price: $240 at The Iconic

For those who enjoy the occasional or regular run around the block (or further), the Reacts are your go-to.

If you loved jumping on your bed as a kid (or still do—no judgment here), this is the shoe for you.

The Reacts feature pillow-soft traction thanks to the first-ever foam cushioning of its kind in a shoe. Nike spent years and billions developing these soles, which offer excellent support while being as light as air.

Sizes: US 5 – US 12

Colors: Black, White, & Dark Grey

Material: Synthetic

2. Under Armour HOVR Phantom 3 SE – Women’s

Best for: Stability

Price: $220 at The Iconic

While Under Armour might be better known for activewear, their footwear is worth a try.

If you prefer stable gym shoes, slip into a pair of HOVRs, which offer three levels of cushioning.

This triple-threat shoe provides excellent foot and ankle support, shock absorption, and an actual spring in your step thanks to its innovative sole.

Sizes: US 6 – US 11

Colors: White, Starlight, & Black

Materials: Synthetic, rubber, and textile

3. Adidas SolarBOOST 5 Shoes

Best for: A lightweight feel

Price: $225 at Adidas

Adidas, known for creating the world's squishiest running shoes, is back with a new take on the famous UltraBoost series—the SolarBOOST.

Inspired by NASA (yes, really), each part of this shoe has a unique purpose, much like a space shuttle. Every aspect is optimized for performance.

Comfort is also a priority, making it feel like you’re walking on clouds. Plus, it’s about 15 grams lighter than previous models, making it ideal for avid runners and those who travel.

Sizes: US 5 – US 15

Colors: Cloud White, Silver Violet, & Coral Fusion

Materials: Textile, rubber

4. APL Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Pro Sneakers

Best for: Mixing form and function

Price: $213.78 at Net-A-Porter

Stylish and high-performing, the TechLoom Pro is the shoe for those who like to mix sweat with style.

The knit case and special midsole cushion provide maximum comfort while keeping you chic during cardio.

Sizes: US 5 – US 11

Colors: White, Black

Materials: White mesh, lace-up front

5. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40 – Women’s

Best for: The running all-rounder

Price: $190 at The Iconic

Nike’s commitment to research has never been stronger, making now a great time to start or continue running.

This year, the Pegasus celebrates 40 years of supporting every kind of runner, on every kind of run. Whether you’re just starting your running journey or gearing up for your next marathon, the Air Zoom Pegasus 40 is worth a test run.

Sizes: US 6 – US 11

Colors: Black

Material: Synthetic

Source: elle

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