Running shoes: black is the new black

Keen to blend in? Go back-to-black with the best dark running shoes on the market.

Running shoes: black is the new black

As much as we love funky coloured running kit, there's no denying the allure of all-black. If you wear your trainers into work, on the run commute or simply want to blend in, black is the new black. The most versatile colour in the rainbow, you also won't have to worry about cleaning your kicks. Check out the best dark running shoes on the market and go back-to-black. For the men's version, head over to our top 5 men's trainers.

The Karrimor D30

Reassuringly dark, the Karrimor D30 features a fitcage saddle system for an ultra smooth heel to toe transition, but to look at you'd never guess they're made for running.

This comfortable and lightweight shoe also comes with D30 cushioning and a crash pad insert for extra comfort.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 

A perfect balance of support and cushioning, the classic Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16 also comes in absolute black, giving your running kit total anonymity.

Ideal for runners who prefer extra support, the updated V-Groove folds deeper inward to absorb and disperse impact away from the foot and near seamless design provides a comfortable and secure fit.

ASICS Gel-Cumulus 18

Keep comfortable and discreet in the all-black ASICS Gel-Cumulus 18, complete with fluid ride midsoles for extra bounce and cushioning.

The specialist odor-fighting comfort sock liners will keep your feet feeling fresh, while rear foot and forefoot gel cushioning minimises impact.

adidas Supernova Glide 8

This adidas Supernova Glide 8 is reassuringly minimalist looking but don't be fooled, it comes complete with Boost foam to keep every stride fully charged. 

The premium-fit mesh upper is adaptable for all foot types, while the rubber outsole provides supreme durability.

On Running Cloud 

This discreet black slip-on may not look like a running shoe but the On Running Cloud comes with a speed-lacing system that promotes a glove-like fit and deep flex grooves for an enhanced range of motion and maximum flexibility.

Advanced 6 mm CloudTec cushioning technology also enables a super efficient toe-off.

HOKA Clifton 3 

A highly cushioned shoe, the HOKA Clifton 3 features a new fit with a more accommodating forefoot, as well as a seamless speed frame construction helping you run at your fastest for longer.

Advanced midsole geometry means that the shoe is cushioned and lightweight and of course it comes in glorious black.

Nike Free Run 

Made from breathable material with a supremely lightweight upper and flywire cables for a locked down, supportive fit, the Nike Free Run would look equally at home in the office or on your run.

Auxetic foam and polygonal flex grooves also let the foot move naturally and free from restrictions, allowing for a smoother and more comfortable run.


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