We polled more than 1,000 women about their biggest problems with exercise gear to come up with our 2015 Fitness Awards winners. Nearly two out of three readers said they would splurge on running shoes over any other fitness item. Your top concern? Comfort. These five hit the spot on a scale of cush to cloud 9.
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In case you’re ready to click and buy:
Brooks PureConnect 4, $100, brooksrunning.com
Puma Ignite, $100, puma.com
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante, $100, newbalance.com
Asics Gel-Nimbus 17, $150, asicsamerica.com
Hoka One One Clifton, $130, hokaoneone.com
For more 2015 Fitness Awards winners, including best trackers and headphones, pick up the May 2015 issue of Women’s Health, on newsstands now.