Saucony Xodus 4.0 GTX
Best for: taking on harsh winds, mild to moderate rain, icy conditions and light snow.
Extra points for: being so light and breathable you can (and will) wear these year round.
A sign of a great running shoe is when you put them on and completely forget about them. Equipped with Gore-Tex and Vibram technology, this shoe is completely outfitted to take on winter slush and icy roads from top to bottom. A weatherproof upper keeps feet dry (stay away from massive puddles though, common sense still applies), a handy tongue pocket keeps laces neatly tucked away so that freezing temps don't leave you in knots post-run, and multidirectional lugs keep you feeling secure even on the slickest streets.
Brooks Running Adrenaline ASR 10 GTX
Best for: the coldest of days and the wettest of weather.
Extra points for: completing your winter running outdoor ninja look.
The black on red (or purple for the ladies) looks bad ass in the winter time with the right pair of black thermals, but you'll want these running shoes for their comfortable build and protective upper on the coldest of days. Unless you step into a small pond your feet will stay dry though snow, sleet and heavy rain thanks to a Gore-Tex equipped upper. Don't rock these in the summer though, your feet will sweat through your socks in five seconds flat.
The North Face Ultra 106 GTX XCR Shoe
Best for: walking the dog,yard work, and the occasional run.
Extra points for: a rugged Gore-Tex toe box that will keep your toes dry through the worst puddles.
While the Ultra 106 GTX XCR is well equipped to take on all weather conditions, it's not the lightest shoe on the market today by a stretch. But for runners who want to rely on a sturdy midsole and a well-protected upper, this is your shoe.
Come into Fitness Together in Belmont and talk to one of our certified personal trainers to get tips and tricks on winter running. If you are an avid runner and are looking to up your running game try some of our individualized one on one personal training or semi-private PACK group fitness classes!