Running outdoors in the cold, harsh winter is not for the faint of heart. It means braving freezing temps, slushing through mixtures of mud and ice, and wind assaulting your face. But if you’ve got the nerve, you need the gear.
RUNNING SHOES THAT GO THE EXTRA MILE
Some say where there’s a will, there’s a way. This holds true for runners who are determined to get their miles in each day no matter the weather.
Weather-appropriate shoes are essential. Here are 5 great options for men and women.
BROOKS ADRENALINE GTS 15
This shoe is maximalist and versatile, made with tons of padding and perfect for winter training. It holds the rank of one of the most stable shoes available. The grip on this footwear’s sole makes it ideal for slick conditions so you can take that run over patches of ice without fearing a fall.
SAUCONY XODUS 5 GTX
First designed as a trail running shoe, the GTX boasts a Vibram outsole and an airing Gore-Tex shell. When you sport this footwear, your feet are protected by its awesome cushioning and sole-based stability system. It works well on all kinds of winter terrain.
UNDER ARMOUR FAT TIRE GTX
This shoe may not look like your average running shoe, but it’s one of the best options on the market for trekking up snowy slopes (and maybe even space). With a huge curved sole and an 18-ounce weight, the shoe provides tons of cushioning and keeps grip distributed on uneven surfaces.
NORTH FACE MEN’S ULTRA MT GORE-TEX
This footwear’s light, weighing in at only 10.9 ounces per shoe. But don’t let that fool you. Its waterproof membrane protects your feet while the Vibram sole helps you conquer that winter run. The Ultra MT Gore-Tex is like the all-wheel drive model of running shoes.
VASQUE PENDULUM II GTX
This is a minimalist shoe designed for runners who don’t necessarily want full cushioning but need a bit of support. The rock plate and Gore-Tex exterior are very waterproof to keep your feet comfortably dry. Because of its minimalist construction, the Pendulum II GTX is not insulated, so it works best on those warmer wet days.
The Amarillo Town Club offers plenty of opportunities to get in shape and stay healthy all winter long. From indoor heated pools to group fitness classes and personal training, we have something for everyone.