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.
PUMABusting out like an old school hip hop beat, the PUMA Suede Classic is everything but basic and boring.Suede upper with patterned design.Lightly cushioned collar for comfort.Lace-up closure for a secure fit.Smooth synthetic leather lining and a padded footbed for added cushioning.Ribbed toe bumper with signature PUMA 360 stitching detail.Rubber midsole provide ample cushioning and a great ride.Rubber outsole for grip.Woven logo on tongue and metallic foil PUMA Cat and callout on the side and heel.Imported. Measurements:Weight: 1 lbProduct measurements were taken using size Men's 11.5, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$39.99
ConverseThis style runs a half size large. If you wear Men's or Women's size 9, please choose a size 8.5.Get the retro look of the the Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Ox from Converse! Classic canvas upper for comfort and durability.Canvas lining with a cushioned footbed for all-day comfort.Lace-up front with metallic eyelet details.Signature Chuck Taylor design including the infamous rubber cap toe, textured toe bumper, contrast sidewall trim, medial-side air vent holes and All Star heel patch.Rubber midsole.Classic Converse vulcanized rubber outsole.Imported. Measurements:Weight: 1 lb 2 ozProduct measurements were taken using size Men's 12, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$50.00
ConverseThis style runs a half size large. If you wear Men's or Women's size 9, please choose a size 8.5.Add a little retro fun to your look with the Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Hi from Converse! Classic canvas upper for comfort and durability.Canvas lining with a fixed, cushioned footbed for all-day comfort.Lace-up front with metallic eyelet details.Signature Chuck Taylor design including the infamous rubber cap toe, textured toe bumper, contrast sidewall trim, medial-side air vent holes and All Star heel patch.Rubber midsole.Classic Converse vulcanized rubber outsole.Imported.$79.99
PUMASuit up in the stylish comfort of the Aril sneaker by PUMA.Lightweight sneaker.Breathable mesh and synthetic upper for breathability and support.TPU saddle offers midfoot stability.Padded collar and tongue for added cushion.Lace closure.Heel pull loop for easier on.Soft textile lining and molded EVA footbed for all-day comfort.Rubber outsole for grip and traction.Imported. Measurements:Heel Height: 1 1 2 inWeight: 10 ozProduct measurements were taken using size Men's 11.5, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$44.99
inov-8Get the most out of your workout by starting with a strong foundation like the F-Lite 240 from inov-8.Features reinforced Rope-Tec along the medial and lateral sides of the midsole for enhanced durability during rope climbs and descents.Breathable mesh upper.Durable synthetic and TPU overlays provide support without adding weight.Padded tongue and collar for added comfort.Fabric lining for a great in-shoe feel.3mm footbed for light underfoot cushioning.Injected EVA midsole provides increased cushioning and memory retention.2 Arrow Shoc-Zone supplies moderate cushioning. An ideal choice as a racer for intermediate runners, or as a trainer for advanced runners.Midsole Differential: 6mm.F-Lite outsole design for maximum traction on hardpack terrain.Sticky rubber outsole material for optimal performance.Meta-Flex groove allows for natural forefoot flex.Performance fit minimizes internal movement when contouring, ascending and descending.Imported. Measurements:Weight: 10 ozProduct measurements were taken using size UK 11 (US Men's 12, US Women's 13.5) , width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$59.99
PUMAHandle anything that comes your way with style and ease in the PUMA Basket Citi Series NBK.Smooth nubuck upper.Padded collar for comfort.Lace-up closure for optimal fit.Rubber midsole.Smooth leather lining and a padded footbed for all-day comfort.Rubber outsole for excellent traction.PUMA Basket callout on side.PUMA logo patch on tongue.Imported. Measurements:Weight: 14 ozProduct measurements were taken using size Men's 11, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.$55.99