We're all trying to exercise more and be healthier, and with that comes a need for different types of trainers: if you've taken up running recently you'll want something with extra support, and if you're tackling weightlifting at home you'll need a flatter sole to promote balance and prevent injury.
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Add to that the fact that our social lives now consist of a lot of walks during lockdown, and you're probably in the market for some comfy but stylish trainers for then, too. Here, we've rounded up the very best for every purpose...
Best running shoes
Puma Flyer trainers, £38, Puma
Puma's Flyer trainers are seriously affordable at just £38, but they have everything casual runners could need for comfort and support including a lightweight foam sole, heeled support and breathable fabric.
Ultraboost trainers, £140, Adidas
They're a splurge, but the Adidas 'Ultraboost' trainers are winning rave reviews from shoppers for their cloud-like comfort and excellent support for running.
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Veja Condor trainers, £130, Net-A-Porter
One of Duchess Meghan's favourite sneaker brands, Veja, has created running trainers - and they're a sustainable, too. The 'Condor' trainers are made from recycled synthetic upper, recycled polyester and organic cotton lining, and the sole is springy enough to propel you on. Ideal if you want to keep fit and be more green in 2021.
Best workout trainers
New Balance 247v2 trainers, from £55.54, Amazon
New Balance's 247 v2 trainers feature an almost entirely flat sole as well as a wraparound heel support, making them ideal for weightlifting. This version of the shoe style also comes with an extra lightweight sole, meaning they'll be easier to carry around if you decide to change for your walk home from the park.
Nike Flex TR9 trainers, £42.47, Nike
These lightweight trainers are made especially for low-impact workouts and circuit training.
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Gel-Kayano 26 Shoes, from £53.64, Amazon
A gel sole is a good option if you regularly enjoy dance or zumba classes, because it will support your whole foot and help prevent aches on the balls or arches of your feet. These Asics trainers come in lots of different colours, and look cool enough to motivate you into never missing a class (hopefully).
Nike SuperRep Go, £53.97, Nike
These are perfect if you're jumping around in lots of HIIT classes! They have an ultra-foamy cushioned sole and plenty of flexibility to keep you moving. We love the colours, too.
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Best fashion trainers
Cotu Classic trainers, £55, Superga
If you're looking for versatility, Superga's Cotu Classic trainers are the perfect pair - and Duchess Kate is a fan, too! The cotton fabric means they can be dressed up or down, while the plain white style makes for a timeless investment.
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Club C 85 trainers, £64.95, Reebok @ ASOS
Made from white leather and featuring the label's heritage green logo, Reebok's Club C 85 trainers are ideal for any trainer-phobes looking for something both comfortable and sophisticated.
Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Lift trainers, £70, ASOS
Platform trainers are a great way to give yourself extra height while still looking cool and casual! We love these high-tops from Converse - they'll never go out of style.
Balenciaga stretch-knit sneakers, £565, Net-A-Porter
Go on, treat yourself! These pull-on Balenciaga beauties are lightweight and chic, and go with everything from jeans to joggers.
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