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The Best Budget Friendly Running Shoes

Carbon plated super shoes are all well and good, but if you’re new to running and looking for a comfortable, cushioned running shoe that won’t break the bank, check out some of these affordable, yet highly capable options!

The Best Running Shoes for Off-Road

One of the most amazing things about parkrun is how varied the courses are from one location to the next, but no one wants to get their lovey Saturday morning 5k mixed up with a slip and slide.

For those wet, wintery days when you need a little extra bite underfoot, or, if you’re taking on a more adventurous route, the following shoes will keep you on your feet.

The Best Supportive Running Shoes

If you’re looking for a little extra support in your stride to keep you running 5k and beyond in comfort and confidence, take a look at some of our favourite stability options.

Most of the shoes on this list will feature the same plush padding and cushion underfoot, with the addition of a firmer density medial post on the inside of the shoe to guide your foot through your gait cycle.

The Best Shoes for Running Fast

We love parkrun for a plethora of reasons. One of which being it’s commitment to inclusivity for runners of all abilities. That being said, if you’re ready to let rip and use the free 5k as a chance to blast your old PB out the water, we’ve got the shoes for you.

Ultra-lightweight uppers, responsive midsoles, carbon plates. You’ll find all that and more with the following top tier, high performance options!

All that’s left to do now is set your alarm clock nice and early on Saturday morning and don’t forget your barcode! You can always shop the exclusive parkrun Apricot merch right here.

Want to learn more about parkrun? Check our full interview with founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt below!

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Tom Folan

My names Tom, former professional football freestyler turned long distance runner. As a self-proclaimed running shoe aficionado, I love keeping up with the latest performance innovation and product releases almost as much as I enjoy running in them. With a running specialty retail background, I hope to provide some valuable insight and aid you in finding your next favourite item of running kit!
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