Running may sound like a chore, but once you get into the groove, you will wonder how you ever lived your life without it.
Running even five-ten minutes a day is associated with a drastically reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Every time you run, you decrease your resting heart rate, so the more you run, the better.
Why should you become a runner?
The number one reason you should become a runner, if you aren’t one already, is for your health.
In addition to other endorphin-releasing factors like the challenge of building up an endurance, achieving personal goals and running for a cause, running is the ultimate feel-good physical activity.
So once you have your runner’s mindset in check, the next step is to make sure you’ve got the right running shoes to ensure your body is under the best preparation for that first, freeing run. Below is a roundup of the best winter women’s running shoes for your feet, your hips and yes, your appearance.
Form follows function in ECCO women’s shoes. ECCO products were built for casual wear, outdoor performance and easy walking. The shoes we’ve highlighted under the ECCO brand are the Biom Trail Lite, Arizona Toggle, Arizona Tie and Terratrail.
Biom Trail Lite
No need to pound the pavement with this high-tech ladies running shoe. Full of comfort technology to enhance your running experience, the Biom Trail Lite is ideal for the gal who isn’t afraid to tough a wooded path, rain, snow or shine. The unique Ecco Biom Natural Motion System ensures every step is supported and cushioned even on the roughest terrains.
The Arizona Toggle shoe by Ecco is great for quick, on-the-go wear. This snappy shoe features a speed lace entry for easy on and off wear. It is ideal for powering through your everyday errands with comfort and ease.
Hello, modern mom shoe! The suede and mesh uppers give this everyday fashionable shoe an updated look while adhering to the traditional sporty, stable ECCO brand standards. The textured midsole with contrasting stripes and stitches gives this durable shoe a nice twist on the classic white, lace-up tennis shoe.
This smart, lace-up shoe was made for unbeatable comfort and unspeakable style. Feet are kept cool and fresh all day long with the Inlay, a special fabric lining ensuring a hygienic environment. Extremely light and soft to wear, The Terratrail comes in two standout colors of coral blush and petrol coral.
The Mephisto brand is the golden standard for long-lasting, comfort-oriented footwear. Going the extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction for customers, Mephisto shoes are designed and built for pure walking and running pleasure, offering the ultimate luxurious comfort and quality build in every shoe. Our Mephisto favorites are the Dakona, Yoana, Bajana, Dalina and Dascha Tex.
The Dakona Allrounder by Mephisto is a perfect everyday sporty sneaker designed for long-term comfort. Equipped with a plush memory-foam insole, breathable mesh upper and textile lining, the Dakona is a vibrant and practical running shoe for the girl on the go. The coolest feature? The shoes are slip-ons.
Another excellent choice by the Mephisto Brand is the Yoana shoe. It features a removable, leather Air-Jet insole and a Soft-Air flexible midsole for a super supportive and cozy feel. Like the Dakona, the Yoana is also a slip-on tennis shoe with a breathable upper, ideal for long walks outside or vigorous running workouts.
The Bajana Allrounder shoe is where casual sneaker meets serious running shoe. It features a synthetic lining and removable insole, providing a fabulous foot cushion for your feet. Equipped with a water-resistant leather upper and rubber outsole for traction, the Bajana also pairs well with denim for everyday errands or last minute going-ons.
“Sleek” isn’t a typical term used to describe a tennis shoe, but the Dalina is different. The Dalina is the choice shoe for an active lifestyle. Designed with a shock absorbing heel and memory foam footbed, this sleek running shoe is practical for everyday wear, long runs and everything in between.
If you’re in search for something different, the Dascha Tex has you covered. This all-purpose shoe is ideal for hiking. The rubber and nubuck uppers give this forest green active shoe an unexpected stylish look while featuring Mephi-Tex technology which prevents water from getting to your feet while maintaining stability and breathability.
New Balance Shoes
Technology and innovation are at the forefront of the New Balance running shoe brand. Every shoe model is carefully designed for today’s active woman. Our New Balance favorites include models 1080, 1540 and Ww847.
New Balance 1080
The New Balance 1080 was designed for the ultimate cushion and support meant for a running shoe. The brand new Fresh Foam midsole is so ridiculously comfortable, you will be signing up for your first marathon in no time. The unique engineered material allows you to run for miles and miles without stopping. Bonus feature: a platform making you taller and leaner.
New Balance 1540
The 1540 from the New Balance brand provides superb comfort and control for tracking your miles. In addition to having the highest level in stability for everyday running, the 1540 shoe features a high quality polyurethane sole that is 100 percent durable and flexible, and will keep water out if you’re trekking in unpleasant weather. Available in blackest black and supreme silver, this tennis shoe will take your running game to new heights.
New Balance Ww847
This shoe features an OrthoLite Foam around the collar to provide total comfort throughout your entire foot. Its RollBar midsole and Abzorb cushioning provides your feet with extra stability and comfort. The Ww847 is an example of the New Balance superlative shoe; classic, comfortable and well-made.
Sanita Brand Shoes
The Sanita brand footwear line begins with great style. When it’s time to go for a run, Sanita experts make sure you get the performance you want and need from a good workout. Great for exploring on a hiking trail and the go-to shoe for your everyday gym time, Sanita doesn’t disappoint. When it comes to running, the Tranquility shoe from the Sanita Collection can do no wrong.
This wild-designed shoe is simple in production, but loud in its appearance. Less expensive than other popular running shoes, the Tranquility from Sanita was built for getting the best out of your walking experience. It is the perfect blend of style and comfort, crafted using knitted material for a breathable and comfortable feel. The intricate details add to its visual appeal, protecting your foot from abrasions and cuts. You can also easily adjust the fit of this shoe to suit your walking or running needs.
If these running shoes aren’t enough to light a fire for your workout desire, here are some more health benefits to getting your running game on and keeping it strong.
Running strengthens your joints
- Running is good for your heart
- Running torches serious calories
- Running is a killer leg workout
- Running gives you ABS
- Running doesn’t require any gym equipment
- Running doubles as meditation
- “Runner’s high” is a real thing
You can count on the above brands, as well as the major health benefits, for putting your best (running) foot forward.