There are plenty of great looking, functional, and affordable women’s exercise and running shoes on the market; choosing the best one in terms of both style and comfort can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming! It can become even more confusing when the different functions of each type of athletic shoe are taken into consideration. Targeting exactly what activities your exercise routine will consist of, be it running, aerobics, hiking or biking, can help determine which shoe will be best for your specific needs. So which shoes are a cut above the rest in style, function and comfort?
For runners, it doesn’t get much better than the Nike LunarElite +2, which features a new footwear technology that can compensate for over-extended stride or poor foot balance. This technology, called the Independent Flywire system, will also modify shoe support and shape for each foot during a jog, meaning more support for the arch, heel and ankle.
With the jogging trend becoming increasingly popular as more people look to cut down driving costs and reduce insurance premiums, it’s essential to find a shoe that can provide the best possible support for your body frame, foot shape and running style; the Nike LunarElite +2 does exactly that while looking great. It has a sleek design that available in gradient burgundy and gray or in royal blue and white.
Other features of the Nike LunarElite +2 :
- Dynamic, Lunarlon support system
- Breathable mesh over strategic areas of the shoe
- Flex grooves that allow for more natural foot motion
For ladies that enjoy cross country hikes or power walking, New Balance offers a model of shoe that’s both functional, ruggedly stylish and comfortable. The New Balance 967 provides optimal support for prolonged hikes and walking workouts.
The full grain, dark brown leather provides beautiful, rich looks that makes this a classy and cute shoe without being overly girly or flashy. Superb construction and high quality attention to detail also means this shoe will last much longer than types using synthetic leather substitutes.
Other features of the New Balance 967:
- GORE-TEX padding
- Rock Stop protection technology
- Gusseted, flexible tongue
- Rollbar support technology
The ASICS GEL-170 TR is a great all around athletic shoe that looks great, feels great and is entirely suitable for a number of workouts and sports, including tennis, running and walking. With extra support and arch padding for increased foot stability, the GEL-170 TR is a shoe that can be worn all day in complete comfort. The GEL heel system allows for greater impact absorption and less stress on the ankle, heel and arch, meaning less foot and calf muscle fatigue after long workouts.
The ASICS GEL-170 TR is available in three tones; white with pink and charcoal trim, white with navy blue and light blue trim, and white with blue and silver trim. It has a low, sleek profile and attractive shape that will look great with a variety of workout outfits and colors.
Other features of the ASICS GEL-170 TR:
- High Abrasion Rubber (AHAR) system for increased sole durability
- C.M.E.V.A. cushioning for increased flexibility
- DuoMax Support technology for increased overall sole and heel stability and comfort
Always be sure to choose the proper size shoe for maximum support and comfort, and never go with poorly made shoes to save money; high quality exercise shoes will last longer, reduce the chance of foot, ankle and leg injury due to proper support systems, and usually look and feel better overall.
ScarpaThe Scarpa Instinct VS offers a slightly softer and more sensitive slipper-like design but with plenty of power to keep you performing at your best. ; A climbing shoe that is designed to span the performance arc from slabby boulder problems to overhanging gym routes. ; 100% Lorica microsuede upper offers a comfortable, no-stretch durability. ; Floating hook-and-loop strap offers a more enhanced fit and provides reliable power. ; Tongue and heel pull loops. ; Flexan 1.0 midsole. ; Bi-Tension active randing system provides maximum toe power. ; Vibram XS Edge rubber outsole provides excellent grip and durability, and resists deformation when standing on micro-flakes and edges. ; Rubber toe patch provides toe-scumming and hooking power. ; FQ last. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 7 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 37.5 (US Men's 5.5, US Women's 6.5) , width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$169.00
adidas by Raf SimonsThese Stan Smith sneakers are a modern take on a timeless classic! ; Faux-leather upper. ; Lace closure. ; Raf Simon debossed logo adorns the heel and tongue. ; Perforated R detail at the vamp. ; Breathable man-made lining and insole. ; Poron performance cushioning sockliner. ; Synthetic outsole. ; Imported. ; This item may ship with an attached security tag. Merchandise returned without the original security tag attached or a damaged tag may not qualify for a refund. Measurements: ; Weight: 1 lb 6 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size UK 10.5 (US Men's 11, US Women's 12) , width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$319.99
adidas by Raf SimonsThese Stan Smith sneakers are a modern take on a timeless classic! ; Smooth leather upper. ; Lace closure. ; Raf Simon debossed logo adorns the heel and tongue. ; Perforated R detail at the vamp. ; Breathable leather and textile lining. ; Poron performance cushioning sockliner. ; Synthetic outsole. ; Imported. ; This item may ship with an attached security tag. Merchandise returned without the original security tag attached or a damaged tag may not qualify for a refund. Measurements: ; Weight: 14 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size UK 10.5 (US Men's 11, US Women's 12) , width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$359.99
PUMAPush yourself to the limit and hit lightning fast speed in the EvoSPEED Crossfox Spikeless V3. ; Suitable for long distances on a track and short road races. ; Features a semi-transparent, single-piece, breathable mesh upper with printed graphics. ; Lace-up closure provides a secure yet adjustable fit. ; Soft textile linings and a bonded suede support structure for a comfortable wear. ; PUMA Formstrip at lateral side. ; Offers a Compression Molded EVA midsole for added cushioning and support. ; Abrasion resistant EVERTRACK outsole with carbon rubber lugs designed for maximum traction for up and downhill running. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 6 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size Men's 12, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$80.00
Altra FootwearNamed after the transcontinental railroad landmark in northern Utah, the Golden Spike celebrates cross country running. ; Predecessor: None. ; Support Type: Natural. ; Cushioning: Minimal feel with extreme flexibility. ; Surface: Ideal for trail surfaces and cross country. ; Differential: 0 mm. ; Built for competitive track and cross-country racers. ; Hydrophobic mesh and thin synthetic upper materials. ; Traditional lace-up closure with reinforced eyelets. ; Thin tongue and slightly padded collar. ; Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. ; Stack Height: 15 mm. ; Rubber outsole with removable 5 mm steel spikes. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 6 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size Men's 11, Women's 12.5, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$90.00
Onitsuka Tiger by AsicsAchieve retro style with modern comfort with the Gel-Lyte III sneaker. ; Leather and mesh uppers. ; A padded tongue and collar provide comfort and support. ; Traditional lace-up closure for a snug fit. ; Breathable fabric or textile lining and a removable, cushioned footbed for all-day comfort. ; Gel Lyte III patch on outer heel. ; EVA midsole for cushioning. ; Rubber outsole with flex grooves for comfort. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 14 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size Men's 11, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$110.00