The clock is ticking on the holiday shopping season, as the big day is just a week away. With every minute being as precious as the next at this point in the holiday season, we decide to save you some time and stress by compiling this gift guide for the runners in you family. From which shoe to get to who to get it for, we have you covered. Click through the slides to see the best running shoes to buy your relatives this holiday season.
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Under Armour Scorpio
For: Your jock brother
The Under Armour Scorpio's biggest attraction is it's outsole full of individual traction pods. The pods are meant to mimic cleats by giving runners an optimal grip on multiple surfaces. The outsole also features a propulsion system that works in harmony with the sneaker's Micro-G cushioned midsole to turn your landings into explosive takeoffs. Perfect for the athlete looking to run in all conditions, this would suit that jock brother of yours pretty well.
Perfect for: Your alternative aunt
We all know someone who refuses to wear the major brands. If you find yourself stuck in a rut shopping for them, you're in luck, as the APL Joyride offers cutting-edge technology without the big name.Through the use of less rubber, APL's Propellium construction allows for more direct contact to ground resulting in increased energy generation.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15
Perfect for: Your race-running cousin
Designed for use on the road, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 takes support, cushioning and balance and wraps them all into one sneaker. A segmented crash pad makes for smooth heel-to-toe transition while BioMoGo DNA midsole adapts to your foot for a custom ride. This shoe is a must-have for the road-race runner in your life.
New Balance 860v5
Perfect for: Your still active grandpa
Don't get it twisted. These aren't grandpa shoes. They are, however, an excellent stability option. A whole system of stability technologies, like an asymmetrical heel counter and a post-applied dual density post, work together to guide your foot and reduce overpronation. Meanwhile, two cushioning technologies work together to ensure a smooth ride.
Asics Gel-Nimbus 16
Perfect for: Your fitness-forward grandma
Meant to give you the sensation of running on clouds, the Gel-Nimbus 16 from Ascis is perfect for anyone in need of some extra cushioning in their running shoe. The Gel-Nimbus 16's FluidRide midsole works with the updated Guidance Trusstic System for a smooth heel-to-toe transition, while the FluidFit upper forms to your foot for a custom fit.
adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7
Perfect for: Your sporty sister
For it's seventh iteration, adidas completely overhauled the Supernova Glide Boost 7 for women by designing an all new Techfit upper said to be more flattering to the female foot. In addition to its aesthetic updates, adidas' Boost technology keeps every single step charged with an endless supply of energy return. Get this shoe for the person who is up on all the latest trends, both in style and technology.
adidas Adizero Adios Boost 2.0
Perfect for: Your marathon-running mother
Have a marathon runner on your gift list? Then look no further than the adidas Adizero Adios Boost 2.0. After all, its track record speaks for itself. After setting the world record marathon time in Berlin, the shoe swept both the men's and women's races at the New York City Marathon this year. If you need any more convincing, the sneaker comes quipped with Boost and an extended Torsion System in the forefoot for maximum energy return.
Saucony Triumph Iso
Perfect for: Your track-loving uncle
Perfect for both the track and road, this neutral running shoe from Saucony is perfect for the neighborhood runner. Saucony's IsoFit upper actually morphs to your foot for a sock-like fit, while the sneaker provides 20 percent more cushioning than previous models. Made for neutral pronators, the shoe is Saucony's most cushioned sneaker ever.
Nike Air Max 2015
Perfect for: Your able-bodied father
Anyone who appreciates the latest thing will love the most recent addition to Nike's Air Mx family. The Nike Air Max 2015 comes absolutely loaded with performance technology. The shoe gets its name from the full-length Max Air unit for maximum comfort. The mesh upper comes equipped with Flywire cables for lockdown support, as an internal bootie wraps around your foot for a sock-like fit.
Perfect for: Your ahead of the curve cousin
After being the second largest athletic brand in China, 361° launched in the US this past year with the intention of taking the running world by storm. Their first entry into the US running market is the Chromoso, which is perfect for that person who likes to say they had everything first. The Quick Dynamic Defense system works together to provide shock dispersion, guidance and energy return. The sneaker's versatile design makes it a great option for training, as well.
*BONUS* Nathan Manire Skate Shoes of the '90s Illustration
Perfect for: Your skateboarding cousin who doesn't run
We know your holiday gift list includes more than just runners, so we threw in this bonus item for you. Illustrated by Nathan Manire, this drawing depicts the artists' top ten skate shoes of the 90s, perfect for skateboard aficionados and sneaker enthusiast alike.