Where to Get New Sneakers, and Local Races to Show Them Off

Motivating yourself to hit that trail, or treadmill, is a little easier if you’ve got one of these slick pairs of running shoes in your closet.

1. Men’s Saucony Endorphin Pro

$200 | PERFORMANCE RUNNING OUTFITTERS

Consider yourself a speed demon? Then these could be the shoes
for you. They come with a carbon fiber plate, sandwiched between two layers of foam, that’s designed to help serious runners roll through each stride just a smidge faster and more efficiently than they normally would. That means that they can help you shave a little time o of each mile you run, and allow you to keep your energy up for longer stretches, too.

Photo by CJ Foeckler

2. Women’s Nike React Infinity Run FlyKnits

$160 | FOOTLOCKER

Nike’s FlyKnit products have been popular for years. And for good reason. Their one-piece uppers are made with a special type of yarn that’s lightweight, breathable and flexible. This particular pair also features a well-cushioned, rocker-shaped sole that promotes a smoother stride. All of that tech translates to a more comfortable running experience.

Photo by CJ Foeckler

3. Women’s Hoka Stinson ATR 6

$160 | STAN’S FIT FOR YOUR FEET

If you like trail running, then you’ll love these Hokas. Their reinforced toe caps o er protection from loose rocks and sticks. And their soles are dotted with wide and evenly spaced lugs that ensure stability on even the roughest terrain. Plus, the shoes are cushy as all get-out, and come with the brand’s highest-volume compression-molded midsole, so you’ll be able to focus on the beautiful scenery you’re running past, instead of the condition of the ground under your feet.

Photo by CJ Foeckler

Local Races Taking Place This Month

1. The Trailbreaker

APRIL 10

Since 1993, the Park Foundation of Waukesha has hosted The Trailbreak- er, a series of races of varying lengths. This year, participants can sign up for 5k, 10k or half-marathon courses, and can choose to complete the race remotely or in person.

2. Run 4 Water MKE

APRIL 17-24

Get fit and give back to a worthy cause by completing this virtual 5k walk or run at a time that’s convenient for you. All proceeds will be sent to the UW Milwaukee chapter of Engineers Without Borders, who will use the funds raised to bring potable drinking water to communities in rural Guatemala.


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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.