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Global Running Day is about celebrating the unique motivations, styles, and personalities of runners around the world.

From why they run to where they run, every runner has a unique story to tell and a unique set of needs. That’s why Eastbay has the most running shoe options from all the best brands — so you can find your perfect pair, whether you’re looking to pick up the pace, soften the blow, or run strong.

Pick Up The Pace: Lightweight Shoes

The lighter the weight, the faster the run.

Weighing in at 7.5 oz., the Under Armour SpeedFrom Slingshot is designed to fire your foot through the gait cycle for faster turnover and more personal bests. How, you ask?

As you’re running, Charged Cushioning absorbs the impact of your foot hitting the ground. Zoned compression in the upper then slingshots your foot forward to toe-off, where Micro G foam provides the explosive response you need to fire into the next stride. The result is a faster run than you’ve ever experienced before.

Soften The Blow: Cushioned Shoes

If comfort is your number one priority, then cushioned running shoes are the perfect choice. Topping the list? adidas boost.

Boost cushioning has revolutionized the comfort game. Every highly elastic boost particle compresses on impact and then rebounds, returning energy to every step you take and helping propel you forward into your next stride. In the adidas Pure Boost ZG, this results in a zero-gravity fit and feel that helps you float through your run.

Run Strong: Stability Shoes

Every successful athlete has a strong support system. For runners who pronate, that starts with the right shoes. Pronation — the way your foot rolls in when you run — in moderation is a good thing. It helps you body absorb and disperse the shock of impact. But roll too far, and you begin risking serious injury. Stability shoes help correct this.

The ASICS GEL-Kayano 22 is a great example. Guidance Line, a vertical flex groove in the outsole, helps coax the foot into following a more natural trajectory through your stride. Meanwhile, the External Heel Clutching System holds the foot firmly in place, leaving no wiggle room for injury.

Now that you’ve found the perfect pair of shoes for your running style, it’s time to start racking up the miles. Today is all about you, and there’s no wrong way to celebrate. Just lace up and get running!

The crew at Eastbay celebrated, too! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our Global Running Day walk/run with ASICS.

Eastbay Global Running Day

Eastbay Global Running Day