Winter weather doesn’t always encourage us to exercise properly: instead, most of want to stay indoors, watching a film and chilling out on the sofa. The terrible weather can also make it difficult to pursue outdoor exercise, with ice, snow and sleet all contributing to difficult and sometimes dangerous weather conditions. But if you can brave the weather to get some much needed energy this winter, making sure you’ve got the right trainers for a variety of weather conditions is essential.
Your trainers need to be able to withstand a range of winter weather in order that your feet stay warm and dry, as well as having good traction to stand the slippery pavements. The Asics Gel-Lahar Gore-tex Mens Trail Trainers are an ideal companion for your wet weather running. The waterproof upper ensures your feet remain dry without becoming overheated, thanks to the mesh panels. The robust grips on the soles of the shoes are ideal for wet weather or off-road conditions, with the outer sole layer being specially designed for trail situations. A great pair of trainers for those who enjoy running across particularly difficult terrain, Asics have created a running shoe ideal for winter conditions.
For slightly less extreme conditions, the adidas Kanadia 4M TR GTX Mens Trail Shoes are a good option. Secure laces mean that your shoes will remain tightly on your feet, whatever terrain you’re covering, with the moulded rubbed outer sole providing great grip and traction across a range of surfaces. The generous cushioning of the sole, especially round the heel, guarantees a comfortable and supportive feel when you’re running, without adding unnecessary bulk. The soles of these trail shoes also feature a ‘mud release’ surface that maintains grip and prevents shoes getting clogged up. Ideal for countryside running and wet, sleety weather, these trainers also perform well in drier conditions.
If you really can’t face pounding the streets in terrible winter weather, then running at the gym or indoor track is still an option – you can’t get out of it that easily! Harder surfaces in the gym need a resilient trainer that is able to cope with strong impact, absorbing the shock and keeping your feet well-protected. The K-Swiss Mens Tubes Run 100 Cushioning Trainers are an excellent choice due to their shock-absorbing structure: the lattice-like tube build on the sole of shoe provides superior support for your feet and is able to deal effectively with the impact of running, skipping and other exercise activities. Secure ‘stay tied’ laces mean that these trainers will remain firmly on your feet throughout your workout, while a mesh on the upper body of the trainer keeps feet cool and dry.
Whatever the weather, keeping up your weekly workout during winter will be simple with the range of all-weather trainers here at Littlewoods – just don’t get distracted by all that lovely festive grub!