Did you know that by walking 10,000 brisk steps a day, you can burn up to 440 calories?* With the evenings staying lighter for longer, there’s never been a better time to take walks outside. Here are our favourite trainers for exercising outdoors.
Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 (above)
The Nike’s TR Fit 4 trainer is perfect for high-impact workouts as it offers comfort and support thanks to some super high-tech fly wire cables in the design. These trainers also have the breathable mesh to keep your feet cool whilst you get hot. Wear these to your Zumba or Step class. Costs from £80 – click here for details
Timberland Earth Keepers Greeley casual hiking shoe
Timberland’s hiking shoes for men and women are suitable for walking both on and off road – so they’re perfect if you like long cross-country hikes at the weekend but shorter dog walks in the week, for example. The rubber sole and toe area helps keep your feet protected, while the flexible material is a great shock absorber, whatever pace you’re walking at. Costs from £75 – click here for details
Nike 574 New Balance
These come in a great selection of colours and are made with a knit mesh fabric that helps keep your feet cool on the move. They’ve also got an ENCAP midsole for added support – making them a great choice for wearing on a treadmill as they support your feet at the point of impact. Finally, the solid rubber outsole means this is a pair that you’ll use for a while, as they have a slightly longer lifespan than most. Costs from £64.99 – click here for details
Barefoot Run Vapour Glove
These trainers not only look trendy, but are also really light compared to the conventional trainer. Designed to fit like a glove, the breathable mesh material supports your feet without constricting them. These are available for both genders and great for park runs, as the soles have zero drop cushioning which means that the ball and heel of your feet are level and your weight is distributed evenly.
Costs from £70 – click here for details
These high performance running shoes not only cushion your feet on impact, but also increase your momentum. As you step down onto the ground, the blades are forced to flex and recoil, pushing you back up for more. Ideal for more serious runners, or if you’re training for a marathon. Costs from £130 – click here for details
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* A person weighing 70kg (about 11 stone) can burn about 440 calories by walking 10,000 steps briskly (3.5mph).
Source: NHS 1,00 steps challenge