Planning to take your run outdoors now the sun is shining?
If you’re not put off exercising outside by hayfever, running is an ideal sport for the not-too-hot, not-too-cold months of spring.
But whether you’re training for a marathon or going for a gentle jog with your dog, you’ll want the right footwear.
It’s all about balancing practicality and performance with aesthetics, and we already know what look we’ll be rocking this spring.
So in honour of this very floral season, we’ve rounded up the prettiest pastel trainers you can buy right now.
Vionic Austyn Slip-On trainers
If you like to take you run off-road, these Vionic Austyn Slip-On trainers have a hiking-inspired lacing system to secure you into this lightweight training shoe.
The brand recommends ordering a half size up for orthotic comfort and support.
Salomon X-MISSION 4
If you’re looking for an everyday trainer, the Salomon X-MISSION 4 has a 90s vibe, but comes with a breathable mesh to keep feet cool, a pillow-like EVA midsole and special construction to hug feet when you’re running.
Adizero x Allbirds trainer
If you want a more sustainable running shoe, the Adizero x Allbirds trainer collaboration equates to just 2.94kg CO2e per pair.
From the bio-based midsole to the no-dye upper, this product is made with at least 25% recycled materials and coloured in a more sustainable way.
Meraki 4 trainer
The Meraki 4 trainer, from 361 Europe, comes with the tagline ‘faster for longer’, great for those who can stay the distance.
The contact platform hits all of the ground, while Quikfoam on top of a lightweight EVA base provides strong cushioning to keep comfortable for longer.
On Running Cloudrunner trainer
The On Running Cloudrunner trainer feels like gravity has left the road thanks to a speedboard under the foot to absorb energy and then return it.
The cradle-shaped construction also helps support heel to toe movement while a mesh upper means the foot can breathe better on longer runs, too.
Columbia Sportswear Drainmaker IV
Looking for a hybrid running shoe? The Columbia Sportswear Drainmaker IV is built for outdoor activities in wet or dry conditions.
It has an open mesh upper, which offers quick-drying and breathability while midsole ports enhance airflow and water drainage.
Decathlon Run Comfort Past
The Decathlon Run Comfort Pastel mix trainers are suitable for all stride types thanks to denser foam under the metatarsal.
An air hole in the foam at the heel also allows for a more effective dispersion of the shockwaves from your run.
ECCO Outdoors Bion 2.1 x Country
ECCO Outdoors Biom 2.1 x Country are great for trail run enthusiasts and cross-country adventures.
They boast multi-directional traction and stability and a low profile that lets you feel more connected to the ground.
Saucony Ride 15s
Ride 15s from Saucony is a neutral running shoe that has been built with softer cushioning and a pillow-like sockliner.
It’s got more foam and less weight for your springiest run yet. There’s also more flexibility in the forefoot so your foot can move more fluidly.
Veja Marlin Bastille Vegan running trainer
Meghan Markle’s favourite trainer brand Veja has a Marlin Bastille Vegan running trainer.
Made in Brazil, it has a recycled mesh and features sustainable rubber and L-Foam cushioned technology in the sole.
Mizuno Wave Inspire running shoes
Designed to support your technique however you run, Mizuno Wave Inspire 18 running shoes have Enerzy Foam at the heel wedge to give great cushioning and energy return, while a special fan-shaped wave design in the sole supports the movement of the foot to avoid overpronation.