The Best Waterproof Shoes For Running
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The Best Waterproof Shoes For Running

Don't let slippery trails put you off

Determined to get outdoors and reach your fitness goals, come rain or shine? While the UK is known for its poor weather (and regular showers), it’s also home to amazing running routes – and when equipped with the proper shoes, you can explore them anytime you like. Get started with our edit of the best waterproof shoes for running.

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The Best Waterproof Shoes For Running

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Grey trainer


Ignite Waterproof Trainer, £135,

Best For: Long-distance running

These super-comfy running shoes are designed for durability, making them ideal for long-distance running throughout the season. Made from a HDry® laminate waterproof construction, these trainers also feature a recycled rubber sole FLX Foam™ midsole for extra rebound cushioning.

Black waterproof shoe


Nike Pegasus Trail 4 GORE-TEX, £144.95,

Best For: Rainy days

Made with the hero of waterproof sportswear, GORE-TEX, these Nike trainers will keep you dry throughout those miserably rainy days – they even come with a higher ankle gaiter to give you more coverage (and prevent any raindrops sneaking into your socks).

Black trainer with silver-blue stripe


Ghost 14 GTX Women’s Road Running Shoes, £98,

Best For: Road running

Another GORE-TEX design to get your hands on, these shoes from Brooks are ideal for road running (especially in rainy weather) and have plenty of cushioning so that your feet stay as comfortable as they can during your workout.

Black trainer


Terrex Trail Rider GORE-TEX Trail Running Shoes, £120,

Best For: Trail running

Sick of running in the city? Head off the beaten path with these trail running shoes from Adidas, which feature a GORE-TEX design combined with recycled materials to ensure heightened durability – whatever the weather.

Black trainer


Ydun Waterproof Sneaker, €129.95,

Best For: Sustainable materials

Crafted with fish leather details, these sneakers from Woden incorporate at least 50 percent recycled polyester from PET bottles, as well as recycled nylon, Leather Working Group certified suede and a cork sole.

White and black trainer


Dekkan Alveomesh Gravel Nautico, £155,

Best For: Casual wearing

Made using recycled polyester, these sneakers from VEJA are breathable, light and flexible as well as waterproof – and stylish, to boot. Perfect for a run in the morning and then a quick walk into town to run some errands.

Blue trainer


Women’s Wool Flyer Mizzles, £160,

Best For: Cold and wet weather

Planning a longer run than usual? Then make sure you’re hitting the pavement with a pair of these on your feet. The Wool Flyer Mizzles features a fluorine-free outer coating, as well as a bio-based layer, to help repel water and keep your feet dry throughout your run.

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