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29 Groundbreaking Runners

From Skin-Like Sneakers to Lunar Running Shoes

— June 9, 2011 — Lifestyle
These groundbreaking runners will take you back to the days when sneakers were more about function than fashion statements.

The first thing any runner will tell you when you're seeking advice on jogging is to get a decent pair of shoes. Those words have never been more true, especially with companies like Adidas and Nike constantly reinventing sneakers that are all about function and, of course, style as well. Most have started using lighter material and are integrating flex technology to provide comfort, breathability and high performance.

For those looking for a decent pair of running shoes and don't know where to start, don't sweat. These groundbreaking runners will give you an idea of what to look for, whether it's style or functionality.
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Long-Lasting Runners
Long-Lasting Runners
The PT-1000 Running Shoe by UK Gear is Guaranteed to Last for 1,000 Miles.
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Lightweight Training Shoes
Lightweight Training Shoes
The Jordan Jeter Cut Sneaker is Lighter, Faster and More Comfortable
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27
Grape Ape Running Shoes
Grape Ape Running Shoes
Fragment Design Puts a Purple Hue to the Nike Air Footscape Motion
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26
Mileage Tracking Shoes
Mileage Tracking Shoes
Michael Robinson's Nike 26 Lets Everyone Know How Far You Can Go
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25
Silver Commemorative Kicks
Silver Commemorative Kicks
The New Balance Atmos and X-Girl Sneakers are Rad
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24
Honeycomb Yellow Kicks
Honeycomb Yellow Kicks
Nike Air Max 1 LAM Brings Warm Colors to Reflect Summer Weather
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23
Vibrant Neon Trainers
Vibrant Neon Trainers
The Light-Weight Adidas Originals LQC Runner Citrus Pack for Runners
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22
Lightweight Runner Kicks
Lightweight Runner Kicks
The Nike Lunar Vengeance Terra ACG Eliminates Unecessary Weight
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21
Fanciful Athletic Footwear
Fanciful Athletic Footwear
The Adidas ZX8000 is a Luxurious Leather Running Shoe for Men
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20
Haute Designer Trainers
Haute Designer Trainers
Emporio Armani Teams with Reebok to Design Limited Edition EasyTone Shoes
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Cutesy Cartoon Kicks
Cutesy Cartoon Kicks
These Asics Hello Kitty Athletic Shoes are for the Young at Heart
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Furry Running Shoes
Furry Running Shoes
The New Balance Urban Outdoor Collection is Silly Looking
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Denim-Draped Runners
Denim-Draped Runners
These Nike Air Max Light Shoes Feature a Dark Denim Canvas
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16
Highlighter-Bright Sneakers
Highlighter-Bright Sneakers
The Nike Lunar Elite Trail Mid Runners are Ready for the Blacklight
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15
Mean Green Running Shoes
Mean Green Running Shoes
Brooks' Brand 'Green Silence' Leads in Sustainabilty
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14
Hyper-Colored Trainers
Hyper-Colored Trainers
The Nike Auto Trainer Green/Purple are Hipster-Friendly
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13
Lightweight Webbed Runners
Lightweight Webbed Runners
Nike Lunarhaze Sneakers Provides the Ultimate Comfort During a Long Run
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12
Flourescent Moon Shoes
Flourescent Moon Shoes
Nike Lunarlite Hyper Ventilate Takes Our Breath Away
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11
Extreme Weather Running Shoes
Extreme Weather Running Shoes
The New Balance MTG580 Gore-Tex are Perfect For All Terrains
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10
Nike Targets First Nations
Nike Targets First Nations
Air Native N7
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9
Cushy Lightweight Kicks
Cushy Lightweight Kicks
The Reebok RealFlex Running Shoes Support Your Every Move
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8
Olympian Throwback Sneakers
Olympian Throwback Sneakers
These Adidas Originals SL72 Sneakers Bring Your Feet Back to the Days
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7
Circus Colored Kicks
Circus Colored Kicks
The Adidas Consortium Makes Wearing Shoes Even Better
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6
Skin-Like Sneakers
Skin-Like Sneakers
The Evoskin Silicone Shoe by Inov-8 is Akin to Running Barefoot
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5
Simple Futuristic Footwear
Simple Futuristic Footwear
These Adidas Micropacer Gore Tex Sneaker are Sleek & Spaceship-Inspired
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4
Relaunched Retro Runners
Relaunched Retro Runners
Reebok Re-Releases Their Classic BB4600 Kicks
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3
Tubular Shoe Merchandizing
Tubular Shoe Merchandizing
The PureProject Packaging Embodies Sleek Style and Sustainability
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2
Retro-Inspired Road Runners
Retro-Inspired Road Runners
The Nike Oregon Waffle 2011 Summer Collection is Vibrantly Vintage
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Lunar Running Shoes
Lunar Running Shoes
The Nike Zvezdochka by Marc Newson is Inspired by Space
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