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Daffodils are blooming, the evenings are getting longer, and after the seemingly never-ending winter, spring is finally here. Whether you've been road-running all winter, retreated inside to the treadmill, or you've been patiently waiting for the sun to crack through the clouds before purchasing those new trail running shoes - our Top 10 Spring Running Gear list has everything you need to smash your fitness goals and make your run's transition to warmer weather smooth and injury free this spring.


Never stop running is the philosophy we live by. By starting your running adventure at Runners Need, we'll ensure you're prepared for all running adventures both on and off-road. Running isn’t just the 100m sprint or a marathon. We know every person's feet are different, and at Runners Need, our dedicated team will help you find the right shoes for you. Whether you hit the road, treadmill, track, or trail - we’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves on our expert advice and recommendations because, before anything else, we’re runners too. That's why we want you to find a run that works for you and your body, and for you to commit to beating your personal bests time and time again. From running shoes for injury prevention, shoes built for serious speed, smartwatches, running vests, muscle guns, and flip belts – we’ve got you covered this marathon season. Join the running revolution!


Before making any running shoe purchases, we recommend you head to your local Runners Need store and speak to our in-store experts for a Gait Analysis appointment to ensure you're fitted with the right shoes for you and your run.

Road Running Shoes

Brooks Glycerin

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Brooks Glycerin 20 - Expert Review

Made to conquer the miles on the tarmac, the Brook's Glycerin 20 running shoes and Brooks Glycerin 21 running shoes for men and women offer ultimate softness underfoot for miles of pure comfort. Brook's Glycerin 20 running shoes use Brook's well-known lightweight and breathable engineered air mesh upper is perfect for those warmer spring evenings - offering a comfortable and secure fit that holds your foot in place to prevent injury and unnecessary movement. The lightweight and durable Nitrogen-infused DNA Loft V3 cushioning is responsive and long-lasting, keeping your mind on the miles instead of underfoot discomfort. Meanwhile, the re-designed midsole and outsole give the Glycerin 20 a widened platform for smoother, easier transitions and starts - ideal for the upcoming Marathon season.


Meanwhile, the fresh new Brooks Glycerin 21 running shoes for men and women aim to redefine the athletic footwear market with a continued commitment to supreme softness and exceptional comfort. Featuring the same super-soft, nitrogen-infused DNA LOFT v3 cushioning the Glycerin 20 is applauded for - this is a fantastic pick for runners and fitness enthusiasts seeking a supportive, stable feel. The newly updated engineered warp knit upper offers a more flexible fit, conforming to your foot's shape with a buttery soft touch - facilitating smooth heel-to-toe transitions, performance, and style for an elevated athletic experience you can rely on time and time again.


What's more, we also stock both the Brooks Glycerin 21 GTS and Brooks Glycerin 20 GTS running shoes. Ideal for marathon running, long distances, and quick sprints, the Brooks Glycerin GTS is designed with the GTS (Go-To-Support) technology for a holistic, supportive running experience. 

HOKA Arahi 7

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HOKA Arahi 7 - Expert Review

For runners new or well-seasoned, who need to take extra care of their body - there's the HOKA Arahi 7. The Arahi 7 for men and women is a surprisingly sleek stability shoe specialised for injury prevention and recovery, maintaining the same streamlined support as its Arahi 6 predecessor. A combination of innovative features, elite performance, and a stunning design - this is one serious running shoe.


Featuring a new zonally engineered and enhanced flat knit upper for improved midfoot lockdown - the fit has been fine-tuned with a plusher tongue and stretchy dual gusset beneath the lace line to alleviate issues related to tongue migration. Protective cushioning maintains a responsive toe-off for speed, with increased durability underfoot thanks to the Durabrasion rubber outsole. Boasting  J-Frame™ support, the Arahi 7 increases balance and prevents excessive inward roll or overpronation without overcorrecting your gait – guaranteeing a pain-free, ultra-smooth ride. The HOKA Arahi 7 also comes in a wide fit, guaranteeing the perfect fit for every foot. Stylish, lightweight, and responsive - this is the HOKA Arahi 7.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 - Expert Review

The longtime runner favourite is now even better. For everyday road runners and those who prefer the treadmill, Brooks' Adrenaline GTS 23 for men and women was created to cover long distances. Our best-selling shoe of 2023, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 are newly updated with lighter cushioning - offering the perfect balance of support and softness for a smooth and steady ride ready for all your miles. It's no wonder it's won the devotion of thousands of runners over the years!


The newly enhanced engineered air mesh upper gives enhanced breathability and comfort with a 3D Fit Print for a smooth, flexible fit - ideal for the transitional spring weather. A new midsole with updated DNA LOFT v2 cushioning is softer and lighter than ever, giving reliable comfort mile after mile. Brooks' GuideRails® technology adds support to keep excess movement in place, while Brook's GTS (Go-To-Support) technology helps runners remain in their natural stride without overcorrection. So you stay in your natural stride even when you get tired. A standout in the stability running shoe market, get the support and comfort you deserve with Brooks' Adrenaline 23 GTS running shoes this spring. They even come in a wide-fit, so everyone can find their ideal pair.

Trail Running Shoes

HOKA Speedgoat 5

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HOKA Speedgoat 5 - Expert Review

A workhorse designed for navigating the more technical trails, HOKA's renowned HOKA Speedgoat 5 for men and women is its latest iteration fitted with less weight and more traction than ever before. Grippy. Cushioned. Trailblazer. That's the power of the Speedgoat.


Designed for unbeatable protection from rocks and trail debris, HOKA's Speedgoat 5 is a completely new shoe from the durable, grippy Vibram® Megagrip outsole with Traction Lugs to the eco-conscious, fully recycled laces. With the same stack height and rocker profile as its predecessors but with a lighter midsole and more durable, recycled double-layer jacquard mesh upper - a lay-flat gusseted tongue and extended pull tab ensure easy pull-on and go, for those that never stop moving. With a protective toe cap and toe rand - from loose soil to wet, slick mud, this shoe inspires confidence on any terrain with an enhanced, reliable grip you can rely on time and time again. Available in a wide-fit as well as GTX and Mid-GTX versions for reliable Gore-Tex protection in unpredictable spring weather - put your trust in the G.O.A.T of spring trail running shoes.

Race-Ready Running Shoes

Brooks Hyperion Max

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Brooks Hyperion Max - Expert Review

The call for spring is also the call for marathon running - so start your race season right with Brooks' Hyperion Max, the best running shoe for chasing those pesky New Year PBs. 


Available for both men and women - the Brooks Hyperion Max running shoes are for serious runners seeking to push their limits. Not your ordinary running shoe, the Brooks Hyperion Max is designed as a specialized companion for fast-paced workouts and maximal long-distance running. Engineered to deliver maximum support and comfort, they feature Brooks' signature DNA Flash midsole technology for a responsive, cushioned ride that adapts to your unique stride with a streamlined silhouette and feather-weight upper to ensure every step feels effortless, zingy, and energised. In addition to the advanced cushioning in the midsole, the outsole comes fitted with strategically placed rubber pods for enhanced traction and grip for durability and stability - making them the ideal choice for mixed-terrain events.


Whether you're training for a marathon or aiming for a personal best, discover a superior running experience unlike any other with the Brooks Hyperion Max this season. That marathon never stood a chance.

Spring Shower Jackets

INOV-8 Stormshell Jacket

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INOV-8 Stormshell Jacket - Expert Review

Ideal for those cool, showery spring mornings on the trail - our bestselling INOV-8 Stormshell V2 Waterproof Jacket for men and women is designed for lightweight racing and intense training runs in wet conditions. The super-soft Pertex Shield fabric is made up of 58% recycled content and gives increased comfort, with a full-length zipper for easy on/off. The PFC-Free Durable water-repellent treatment further reduces environmental impact while keeping you dry and ready to move - ideal for getting lost in the hills. Able to pack away super-small into its pocket for easy carry in a vest or pack - this is the ideal jacket for the transitional spring months when rain turns to sunshine in a flash. 

Rab Phantom Pull-On Jacket

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Rab Phantom Pull-On Jacket - Expert Review

Ideal for trail runs, fast hiking, mountain running, and commutes home - Rab's Phantom Pull-On Jacket offers all-day waterproof protection and peerless packability.


The ultimate stash-and-forget waterproof shell for those wishing to carry the bare minimum of gear, Rab's Phantom Waterproof Pull-On Jacket for women and men is ultra-lightweight while offering incredible waterproof protection on and off the trail thanks to the 2-layer 7D Pertex® Shield 2.5L fabric. Featuring a low-volume elasticated hood, half-micro elasticated hem and cuffs, and a lack of pockets to keep weight to an absolute minimum - at just 86g, this is the highly specialised trail and mountain running jacket ideal for whether you're carrying a backpack or not.

Spring Accessories

Running Socks

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Treat your feet this spring to comfortable and breathable running socks made for the roads, tracks, and trails. Whether you're taking on an early morning road run, a weekend all-day running event, or fast hiking in the hills, having the right socks is essential. With a wide selection of running socks, from ankle socks and trainer socks to long compression socks from some of the best running brands in the industry, including Balega, Stance, Hilly, Bridgedale, and more - find the running socks to match your run at Runners Need.


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FlipBelt - Expert Review

Take to the track, road, and trail without the burden of your belongings weighing you down with the Zipper FlipBelt. Minimal design, with maximum comfort - the Zipper FlipBelt is wide enough to accommodate large smartphones and small, packable layers with a no-buckle system for extreme comfort. With the addition of a secure zipper pocket for a wallet and valuables, a key loop, and three access points to easily slide in essentials - this is a spring running essential for trail runners, road runners, and every runner in between.

60 Second Footwear Protection Service

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Runners Need Footwear Protection Service

If there's anything we know about spring - the weather can be truly unpredictable. From April showers to glorious May sunshine - ensure you're ready for whatever the season throws at you with our incredible in-store IMBOX 60-Second Footwear Protection Service at Runners Need.


Looking after your footwear is key to maintaining its performance and extending the life of your gear. That’s why we’re delighted to offer a new fast, effective, environmentally-friendly footwear protection service available in selected stores across the UK - to help you give your footwear the aftercare treatment it deserves. For just £4.50, you can get up to 6 weeks of protection from water, salt, mud, dust, UV rays, stains, and colour fading - ideal for the transitional spring season.


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Here at Runners Need, we believe it's never too late to start running. We're dedicated to helping everyone find the run for them, so why not check out our full collection of spring and summer road and trail running shoes and discover your perfect fit?

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