With all the different workouts out there, from running to high-intensity interval training, choosing the right pair of workout shoes is crucial not only to prevent injury but also to optimize each workout to its fullest potential. What may be good for your morning jog may not be stable and secure enough for lifting weights. And as you have one type of legging for your yoga class and another for hiking (assuming here), matching your shoes to each type of routine is equally, or possibly more, essential. From shock absorption to traction to breathability, these are some of the elements to consider when investing in the proper footwear for your go-to fitness routine.
But, the best workout shoe doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice aesthetics for performance. From on-trend colors to sleek, minimal designs, the following pairs may rival even a hypebae’s most coveted fashion sneaker collection. And with that versatility, you won’t be embarrassed to run your weekend errands in these ultra-supportive and comfy sneakers. Just remember, when it comes to your specific exercise make sure to pick a suitable pair of shoes per workout as one style does not fit all.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.