£TBA from nike.com
The Nike Flyknit have a novel USP: their upper is almost entirely knitted making them, in Nike’s own words, “ridiculously light”. They will be showcased by top athletes at the Olympics before a version goes on sale to the public. They also look so cool they are enough to make me want to take up running.
£32 from sportsshoes.com
These silicone running shoes may look like a cross between a verruca sock and a pair of high-tech Crocs but they are a great runner’s aid. The supportless design will strengthen your foot while offering more protection than running barefoot.
For more info see www.sportsshoes.com/products/?q=INOV8+EVOSKIN
HYPER ROCKET GIRL 5
£55 from asics.co.uk
The Hyper Rocket Girl is the ultimate trainer for the serious female track athlete. The spiked shoes are designed for middle distance running, hurdle and jump events, making them a great all-round track shoe. They are lightweight and breathable – perfect for continuous wear.
REEBOK SOULBOX X OMNIZONE
£TBA from blog.solebox.de
Set for release later this week, these trainers are more about bling than performance. The collaboration between Berlin-based retailer Solebox and sporting giant Reebok has resulted in a limited edition line of light-up LED trainers, which are sure to make you stand out at the gym.
£65 from jjbsports.com
These running shoes feature flexible “nodes” that are designed to move with your feet, improving support while allowing for greater freedom. The upper is a lightweight polyester mesh that allows your feet to breath.