The best women's running shoes to kick-start your 2022 fitness

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New year, new you - and the new you is a runner! Photo: Adidas
New year, new you - and the new you is a runner! Photo: Adidas

So … the New Year is just around the corner. 

Did that date creep up on anyone else?

With the chaos and unpredictability of 2020 and 2021, here’s hoping 2022 is the year we reach a happy new normal.

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The New Year is also an excellent opportunity to start thinking of your goals for the next twelve months.

One popular New Year’s resolution is to get healthy and fit - it’s often a relief to get yourself to the gym in January after a cake and booze-filled season.

We’re a big believer in faking it until you make it, so we’ve found the best running shoes to look like a pro and kick start your 2022 fitness resolutions.

Adidas UltraBoost 22 Shoes, $270

This is a trending pair of shoes! 

Get prepared to have women asking you where you got them while you’re rocking them on the treadmill. 

It's the first sneaker to be designed by an all-women team, who know precisely what we ladies need.

Available in nine colours, the Ultraboost 22 is made from cushy PrimeKnit yarn from 50 per cent recycled Parley Ocean Plastic.

Comfortable, energy-boosting and responsive, this shoe will have you running 5km in no time!

 Adidas ULTRABOOST 22 SHOES

APL TechLoom Phantom, $250

APL is well known for its technically focused and innovative athletic range. 

You know these runners are carefully designed with your ultimate performance and support in mind. 

The 8mm drop from heel to forefoot positions your foot for running and the signature Propelium cushioning helps stop your ankles from knocking about. 

They come in three stylish designs.

APL TechLoom Phantom from The Iconic

Nike React Miler 2 Womens Running Shoes, $169.99

Do you know the best mantra for smashing your 2022 fitness goals? 

Just do it! 

These Nike runners are super lightweight and cushioned, designed for long-distance running. 

The heel is stiff to help keep your foot in the correct position. 

The outsole is coated with high-abrasion rubber, which delivers a better grip during a hard slog.

Nike React Miler 2 Womens Running Shoes from Rebel

Puma Deviate Nitro Sp Womens, $209.99

As seen on Olympic Bronze Medallist Molly Seidel, these shoes are a powerhouse pair. 

The heel is cushioned with Puma’s NitroFoam and a Propulsion InnoPlat that acts as a lever to spring your foot forward, helping you down the road. 

The lightweight shoes are easy to run in for long distances without causing you discomfort.

Puma Deviate Nitro Sp from The Athlete's Foot

New Balance Fresh Foam X Vongo v5 Womens Running Shoe, $260

These New Balance runners are the perfect combo of comfort and stability. 

With a Fresh Foam midsole, you’ll be able to run on rough terrains without feeling the effects on your feet. 

The black and purple colour combo is also wickedly cool - doesn’t that make you run faster as well?

Fresh Foam X Vongo v5 Womens Running Shoe from Myer

Asics Quantum 180 6 Women's, $200

This is a funky looking shoe! 

This Asic Quantum 180 uses a unique design of angular lines, to make a modern and fantastic looking runner without compromising on quality.

The midsole has a layer of 180 degree GEL technology that provides a comfortable running base for long slogs.

Asics Quantum 180 6 Women's from JD

Under Amour Women's UA Flow Velociti SE Running Shoes, $140

Under Armour decided to ditch the rubber for this pair of shoes so they could make the lightest possible shoe. 

The outsole is durable enough for long-distance on rough roads, and helps increase traction to get you moving. 

The shoe also connects to the UA MAPMYRUN mobile app, so you can track and analyse your running metrics to see how you approve.

Under Armour Flow Velociti SE

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