Nike Epic React Flyknit 2

These lightweight, yet plush Nike running sneakers are a smart choice for runners looking to log up to 10 miles. They work double duty when you’re flying out to a race and need a pair of shoes that will keep your legs feeling good before your shakeout run — and all day at the expo.

Hoka One One Hupana Wool

From the first time we laid eyes on the Hoka One One Hupana Wool runners we couldn’t help but think of the Allbirds Wool Runners, which are great weekend sneakers; we don’t want to run in them for fear of ruining the exterior, plus there’s no support in the sidewalls — but they can handle full days on your feet. The Hupana is a great sneaker for someone looking for a bit of support and they are easy to scrunch down so there’s plenty of added space for the extra wine bottle or rolled up map you’re bringing home in your suitcase.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr V2 HypoKnit

At just $100, the second version of the Fresh Foam Lazr is a steal. These shoes are under 10-ounces, and the sleek upper, made from Hydroknit, is tighter around certain parts of your feet where you might need added support (like under the toes and along the interior and exterior of the shoe for over- or under-pronators). A pillow-like tongue ties it all together.

Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot 2

The Under Armour SpeedForm is another pair of runners that are affordable and good-looking. Offered in grey or black, these minimalist sneakers are ideal for a Cherry Blossom 5K and the whirlwind city tour that happens after the run. The knit fabric will stretch if your feet swell, so you don’t have to worry about all the time you spend standing.

APL TechLoom Pro

These single-color sneakers work for shorter distances, yet are also simple enough to match every outfit you pack — there are 27 different colors. And did I mention they’re lightweight? We also love these low profile sneakers for gym days as well.

Adidas Pureboost Go Shoes

It’s hard to find all black sneakers with a matching black sole, but these Adidas Pureboost Go shoes fit the bill. With Boost foam underfoot and a stretchy upper, these sneakers can handle anything city exploring throws at you. At 10.3 ounces, these are a bit heavier than others on this list, but there’s a reason the Adidas Ultraboost style sells out so quickly — the responsive and soft foam helps return energy to your body so your feet won’t be as tired at the end of the day as opposed to a day spent in flip flops or boots.

Puma Hybrid NX Shoes

The breathable sock-like upper in Puma’s Hybrid sneakers features plenty of support thanks to an external heel cup (labeled with Puma) and two types of foam underfoot. The blended shoe comes in five different colors. While the heel cup won’t fold down, the rest of the sneaker will collapse and squish together so a pair could fit in your briefcase, if needed.

Reebok Fast Flexweave

Imagine all the technology in the Reebok Floatride run, just at a lower price, with a denser (read: more comfortable and firm) midsole. At only $100 (or less) this gym and running shoe is the ideal blend of performance and stretch that’s built to last, no matter how many gyms you visit.

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