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Northern Runner is a local Newcastle-based and online store selling running shoes, clothing and accessories. Our biggest brands include HOKA, New Balance, Brooks, Altra, Topo Athletic and Inov-8 and we stock running shoes for road, trail, fell and even cross country and orienteering.
HOKA One One Running Shoes
HOKA running shoes are famous for a plush, soft feel with lots of comfortable cushioning. The most popular neutral cushioned running shoes are the flagships known as Hoka Clifton and Hoka Bondi. Furthermore, HOKA have build an incredibly customer base in their Speedgoat trail running shoes and have launched some incredibly popular carbon fibre plate shoes like the Carbon X.
New Balance Running Shoes
New Balance have some specialist running shoe ranges that grow in popularity every year. The New Balance 1080 is the highest cushion neutral road shoe and the New Balance 880 has a little less cushioning for a more versatile running shoe that "does everything". For support, New Balance customers turn to the 860 running shoes range.
Brooks Running Shoes
Brooks have some of the most well established flagship running shoes in neutral and support, developed of many years of runners' feedback. The Brooks Ghost is a soft, neutral running shoe with plenty of cushioning and the Adrenaline GTS is a support alternative designed for mild to moderate overpronation.
Altra & Topo Athletic
Altra and Topo Athletic running shoes are designed with a more foot shape toe box and low or zero drop heel to forefoot. The wider toe box allows the toes and feet to spread on impact, assisting the natural cushioning ability of your feet and then your feet is set up to provide a better toe off.
The most popular styles are the Altra Lone Peak trail running shoe range, which also comes in a wide fit and the higher cushioning zero drop trail shoe; the Olympus. Topo Athletic are a growing brand due to how comfortable and effective their wider toe box running shoes are and these shoes are especially popular in our store, when people feel them fresh out of the box! Styles like the MTN Racer and Ultrafly are some of our top sellers.