Summer is coming, and before you know it we’ll be out of lockdown. So get ready, get set, and go find your new footwear for post-lockdown jogs.

Up There Athletics

To check out the latest innovations, see what Up There Athletics has in store. Adizero Boston 10 shoes are packed with added height and cushioning for an ultra-responsive run. For an equally competitive trainer, try a chill-blue pair of New Balance Fuel Cell RC Elite V2. Top with Nike’s bright citron Aeroswift singlet, made from recycled sweat-wicking fibres.

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Up There

Kickz101

Kickz101 is the expert in basketball apparel. You’ll grip the court or running track in Jordan Jumpman 2021, with Zoom Air padding to support each step. For a technicolour sensation in purple and pink, order a pair of Adidas DON Issue #3. To totally own the look, get some Jordan Jumpman Wristbands in black, white or grey.

Sole Motive

Local heroes Sole Motive are specialists in the field of activewear. Red-hot orange and light as air, their Asics Magic Speed shoes are high performers designed for marathons. For everyday training, try Nike Air Zoom Vomero in classic black and white. Both sets of turbo-blasters will have you racing along the Tan. So grab some anti-blister running socks while you’re here.

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Sole Motive

Subtype

Subtype is your port of call for brilliantly curated contemporary sneakers. For attitude and impact, chunky Adidas x IVY PARK Ultraboost come in navy blue. Saucony Endorphin Trail have Speedroll technology for cushioning and spring in rugged terrain. Wear with streetwise hoodies from Subtype’s sweats range.

Incu

If it’s out-of-the-ordinary footwear you’re after, step into Incu. You’ll get second looks on your laps with Nike Overbreaks. The funky rubber sole is topped with a beetroot-red upper. Or add a sunburst of orange and lime in the Adidas ZX 4D. For iconic style, go for Adidas ZX Fury. These laceless classics in aqua and citron have a pump-up bladder.

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Incu

Myer

Visit the Myer online store to browse sporty shoes by Skechers. Their Go Walk 6 for men comes in black or navy, in a mix of leather and athletic mesh. For ladies sneakers in white or grey, the Gorun Consistent comes up trumps. These hardworking trainers have a responsive insole that’s air-cooled and cushioned.

Platypus

If you want to see what’s trending in the world of fitness, drop into Platypus. Forward-looking styles for men include the fiery red Puma Pacer Future. The knit shoe is breathable, while the midfoot lacing gives extra support. For women, Asics Gel-Quantum 180 has a 3D-printed upper and bold gold logo. Personalise your look with Platypus laces.

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Style and comfort go hand-in-hand when it comes to running shoes

David Jones

You’ll find chic gear for your feet at DJs. Like the Swiss-engineered On Running Cloud Swift for men. Or the zip and lace-up Ziera Solar for women, equally suited to joggers or a skirt. For upmarket sneakers, men’s Armani Euro sport two-tone laces and logo detailing. For women, eco-friendly and casual Veja V-10 have red and navy accents to suit all occasions.

Sporting House Direct

Sporting House is the place for competitively priced sportswear. You’ll find no-nonsense sloggers like the Diadora S Pro and Lotto Speedride 400 IV. These workhorse trainers are built for performance. Add an AFL water bottle to keep hydrated on your run. Choose from Demons and Bulldogs bottles to support your Grand Final team.

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Spring has sprung, time to lace up and enjoy the rays

Nike Melbourne Central

Unisex sneakers from Nike Melbourne Central include ACG Mountain Fly Low in purple and black. With a high-traction outer-sole, they’re a match for city pavements and country trails. Air Zoom Pegasus 38 FlyEase are designed for women who run. With mesh for comfort, they’ll put an extra spring in your step. Choose from lime-green, black or crimson flash.

Adidas Lonsdale Street

For sneakers with street-cred, see what’s on the shelves at Adidas Originals Lonsdale Street. Unisex Ultraboosts have a comfy sock-like fit and energy-boosting technology. They’re made from recycled Parley Ocean Plastic, just like Stella McCartney Earthlights. As cool as they are functional, Earthlights have rubber grip for confidence and breathable mesh uppers.

Foot Locker

Foot Locker has all the brands and models you know and love. Including must-have bright-white Converse Weapon Cx high-tops for men. Older kids will want to get into Nike Pegasus 38 grade schools, with Zoom technology and soft white foam. To keep new runners unscuffed, add a shoe-cleaning kit to your online shopping cart.

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