Top 3 Women’s Running Shoes To Wear With Athleisure Outfits

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If you are looking for the top athleisure shoes that also work for running and/or working out I’ve got you covered. I have done the research and have narrowed it down to three styles.

When I worked for Adidas as a sales rep I was immersed in footwear and became a total sneakerhead. Even today, I still shop for running and athleisure shoes like it’s my job. I am obsessed with great-looking kicks for athleisure outfits that also perform well in the gym. These are my go-to’s.

Best Running Athleisure Shoes

3. ON Cloud X Training Shoe $140

Photo by: Nordstrom

I bought a pair of On Cloud running shoes last year not knowing how to pronounce the name or much about the functionality of the shoe, I just really liked the look of the shoe. In 2010, the brand was created with the goal of creating a shoe that had a cushioned landing and firm take-off. This makes sense because when I tried these out on a 4-mile walk I found them to be a little stiff (read: firm) initially in the toebox, but still fit well; however, over time they became more comfortable. They are like a Tempurpedic pillow for your feet, molding to your feet with every stride. They also look very fetching with a pair of leggings and hoodie for your afternoon Target run.

Super cute with a denim skirt and the added bonus, you can walk off your mimosas after brunch. 🙂

2. adidas Ultra Boost $180

Worth the $180 price tag.

As an Adidas rep, I learned how seriously the brand takes innovation and technology. The running specialty crowd never really took them seriously until the UltraBoost was released. This shoe is exceptional. At $180 I had sticker shock when I purchased them because I didn’t look at the price tag. I assumed they would cost between $120-$150 which was industry standard at the time. I am not sure if I would have purchased them had I seen the price before I got to the register so I am glad I didn’t look!

Should I work out or go to brunch? Paired with my favorite leggings! To see what those are click here.

These are so lightweight, so comfortable, and fit like a perfect glove. I love the sleek, minimalistic design. I have worn these walking, running, dancing and happy-houring and they perform outstandingly. They last forever without losing support or shape, I’ve had one of my pairs, (yes, this is a repeat purchase) for over two years (although it is recommended that you get a new pair of running shoes every 6 months). The added bonus, is they are made with Primeblue, “a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic.” Add helping the environment to the list of reasons to purchase these kicks!

1. Brooks Bedlam 3 $150

The Idris Elba of running shoes: sleek, attractive, and a great performer!

I LOVE these running shoes for many reasons. My feet slide into the shoe so easily because of the “fit knit” upper, it hugs your ankles providing them with the love and affection they deserve. They are super comfy, the cushioning is like a pillow and they are incredibly lightweight. Additionally, Brooks is beginning to focus more on their female consumer (shocking what that will do for a brand!) and it shows; their color combos are on trend and there are a LOT of choices. They recently beat out Nike for the #1 market share in women’s running. That’s a big deal.

Brooks Women's Bedlam 3 Running Shoes product image
Loving this teal! Photo by Brooks.

I recently purchased the heather grey, my second pair, because I loved my first pair so much.

BROOKS Bedlam 3 Running Shoe, Main, color, OYSTER/ PURPLE HEATHER/ GREY
Phto by: Nordstrom
sporty chic outfit brooks running shoes womens
Love my Brooks Running Shoes for a sporty chic look.

Off to try and achieve that runner’s high I have never gotten!

Peace, love, & Prosecco




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I'm Marcella!

Southern California girl, originally from Oregon, I knew early on I needed to be around palm trees and the ocean. I've been here about 10 years and love the laidback, carefree lifestyle. I live in leggings and am obsessed with all things athleisure, cool kicks and beach vibes. I am also a justice warrior, lover of salt, Sauv Blanc and Red Lobster biscuits. Tiny Bubbles blog is about the freedom to be who you were before society told you who to be.Open minds, expletives and female empowerment live here. If that is you, welcome to the Tiny Bubbles brigade!

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