The Best Running Shoes This Winter

Whether you’re running, walking or working out, wearing proper footwear is essential for many reasons. Not only does correct footwear lower the risk of injuries, in winter choosing the correct shoe can help you to be safe and seen as well as help keep your feet dry and secure.

Choosing the correct shoe can be confusing as there are so many options, it gets even harder when trying to figure out which shoes are suitable for wet conditions. Whether you’re a beginner, improver or an expert there’s sure to be a suitable running shoe for you this winter!

We’re breaking down the best running shoes this winter by foot type and what type of comfort you can expect from each shoe.


Running Foot Types | Pronation Neutral and Stability

Learn More on what foot type you are on our How To Shop Footwear Online blog


Regular Comfort + We would recommend for anyone just starting off or don’t require a large amount of cushioning.

Extra Comfort ++  Perfect for those longer runs, for those wanting an increased shock absorption.

Maximum Comfort +++ These are best suited for those who are looking for best shock absorption, with extra or maximum comfort.


Asics GT-1000 9 GTX

The Asics GT-1000 9 GTX (goretex) is the perfect running shoe for those starting their running journey or those who are looking to keep up their running this winter. The GT-1000 9 is a stability shoe which uses a firm foam known as duomax to control your foot from rolling in the way.

This shoe is reasonably cushioned and is recommended for beginners up to moderate distances (15km). Goretex is highly breathable waterproof fabric which makes the GT-1000 9 GTX an ideal running shoe for the winter.                                               

( Extra Comfort ++ )


3 Product images Asics GT-1000

Asics GT-2000

The Asics GT-2000 9 is consistently one of the most popular running shoes in the market, the latest version, the GT-2000 9 will prove no exception as Asics have improved the shoe yet again. The stability shoe offers support for those who over pronate while offering soft cushioning yet still being lightweight.

The GT-2000 9 also comes with a new and improved more durable upper featuring reflective materials on the shoe making this a great choice for the runner who needs stability and runs distances of up to 25km this winter

( Extra Comfort ++ )

 Asics GT-2000 9 running shoes outdoors in autumn conditions

ON Cloudflyer Waterproof

The ON Cloudflyer waterproof running shoe is aptly named as many describe the sensation as if they are walking on clouds when donning these shoes. The ON Cloudflyer is a high mileage stability running shoe. The shoe uses an innovative cloud cushioning system using 12 pods which help to cushion and support a runner’s feet through their stride. The extremely soft feel of the shoe doesn’t affect your momentum as it’s still a responsive ride.

This shoe is wind resistant and waterproof while also featuring reflective details for high visibility at lowlight to make this shoe ideal for winter running. This shoe is for those who are seeking maximum comfort and shock absorption in a stability shoe.

(Maximum Comfort +++ )



Brooks Ghost 13

Brooks Ghost needs no introduction, this running shoe has received many accolades and awards over its lifetime. The latest Brooks Ghost 13 is a neutral running shoe featuring an engineered mesh upper for an excellent fit and improved durability.

The biggest change to the shoe is increased DNA Loft Foam which now extends into the midfoot resulting in a softer feel whilst maintaining the smooth transition the Ghost is known for. The Brooks Ghost 13 is available in a model which features reflective materials for increased visibility during low light hours. There is also a goretex addition of the shoe which repels water making the Brooks Ghost 13 one of the best winter running shoes.

( Extra Comfort ++ )

 Brooks Ghost running shoes outdoors in autumn conditions

Hoka Rincon 2

You’ve probably noticed others wearing great looking running shoes with large foam soles and asked yourself what are those and should I get a pair. Those shoes you were admiring are HOKA, the reason they look the way they do is because they are designed to provide cushioning to soften the feel of rough or hard terrain whilst supporting the foot, all while staying light enough not to weigh down the runner. The shoes are shaped the way they are due to a feature they call the ‘Meta-Rocker’, this compliments your natural stride and helps to propel you forward.

The Hoka Rincon 2 running shoe is perfect for those who are starting out and want a running shoe that offers soft cushioning, secure sock like fit which feels supportive while being lightweight. This shoe may also suit those more advanced runners who are looking to shave seconds off their lower distance daily runs due to its extremely low weight.

( Extra Comfort ++ )

Best Running Shoes Winter Hoka Rincon

Hoka Clifton 7

The Hoka Clifton 7 running shoe is a great choice for any runner who wants maximum cushioning. This shoe uses an increased proprietary EVA midsole to give a soft feel without losing responsiveness. The Meta-Rocker ensures a smooth and stable ride.

The Hoka Clifton proves that you can have an extremely well cushioned shoe without sacrificing your stride. This shoe has maximum cushioning for those runners aiming for longer distances or simply seeking better shock absorption.

( Extra Comfort ++ )

3 product images - Hoka Clifton

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield 

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield isn’t just a great looking shoe. This neutral running shoe utilizes Nike React foam and air zoom to provide cushioning that’s responsive. The Pegasus Shield is stacked with features that make this shoe a fantastic choice for running this winter. The upper is breathable and water repellent to keep you dry while also featuring reflective materials to ensure you can be seen when running in low light to keep you safe.

The Pegasus Shield uses a winter tyre outsole which gives you better grip in weather while being more durable. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield is one of the best winter running shoes, particularly for the neutral runner who wants a more responsive ride to run faster and break those personal bests.


( Extra Comfort ++ )


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Best Running Shoes This Winter


A New Horizon: the official launch of the Canterbury Ireland Women’s Rugby jersey

Canterbury, the official kit partner to Irish Rugby, has officially launched the new Ireland Women’s Rugby Home jersey that will be worn throughout the 2020/21 season. Ciara Griffin, Dorothy Wall and Beibhinn Parsons are among the players who star in the campaign to promote the jersey, which is available in selected Intersport Elverys stores and online as well as at and at

This is the first time that supporters can buy a replica version of the Women’s Rugby Home jersey in a non world cup year, highlighting Canterbury’s ongoing commitment to provide dedicated replica and training wear for both female players and fans, in partnership with Irish Rugby.

The campaign, ‘A New Horizon‘, embodies Canterbury’s recent pledge to level the playing field by supporting talented female rugby players and supporters. The brand is actively working to develop the women’s game through sponsorship of the IRFU initiative Canterbury ‘Give It A Try‘, which has so far seen clubs across the four provinces host sessions helping girls aged 8 to 14 learn how to play rugby in a safe and fun environment.

The new home jersey will be worn for the first time as Ireland face Italy in Energia Park on Saturday 24th October (Kick-off 6:30pm). The jersey will be worn for the 2020/21 season, as Ireland conclude the 2020 Six Nations Championship and beyond to December’s Rugby World Cup 2021 European Qualifiers and the 2021 Six Nations Championship.

Commenting on the launch of the new range, Sean Kavanagh, Global Director of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship at Canterbury of New Zealand, says:

“As a brand, we’re committed to learning and growing by listening to the talented women in our rugby community. This is a principle which has been at the front of our minds as we officially launch the Women’s Rugby Home Jersey, and one which we intend to continue during the 2020/21 season and beyond, as we move towards ‘A New Horizon’ in Irish Rugby.

“We’re also proud to be offering a complete range of kit for our dedicated players and fans and to be working closely with women at both an elite and grassroots level through initiatives such as ‘Give It A Try’.”

IRFU Commercial Director Padraig Power said:

“The players and backroom team are all very excited to get back to International rugby and to represent their country in the last two games of this crucial Six Nations campaign and they are really looking forward to wearing the new jersey. The IRFU is delighted that Canterbury has made this range of women’s kit available to supporters. We are very optimistic that this will have a really positive impact on the visibility of the women’s game.”

The jersey, which is available in pro fit replica, training and junior ranges, is designed with a fit and cut bespoke for women. Offering a bold, vibrant look, it features the classic green and striking block pattern shared by all Ireland kits for the 2020/21 season. The jersey has a Vapodri wicking finish to help keep supporters as cool, calm and collected as their on field heroes.

The new Ireland Rugby range is available from now.

What It Takes | Make Your Running Journey Great

With all the uncertainty over matches being cancelled, new rules and restrictions on what training is or isn’t allowed, the one certainty is, you’re sure to see someone out running.

Running is one of Ireland’s most popular activities with 7% of the population putting their best foot forward. More so in the last 6 months, many people have taken up running for the first time and are just getting to grips with the sport.

At Intersport Elverys, we understand what is happening in the world of sport and running as one of them continue to grow in numbers – as more people are running, run more frequently and run for longer.

Through Intersport Elverys running ambassadors Andrew Coscoran and Sarah Quinn, we aim to bring to life the journey of the runner, to inspire and provide you with insights into the minds of local athletes on what motivates them to do what it takes to stay at the top of their game throughout winter.


A 4 Minute Miler, Andrew is certainly a spirited runner who has a National title for the Irish Indoor over 1500M Championship and will be looking to do it on the World stage at the Olympics. He chatted with us on his history with running, on how beneficial running can be for your sport and how to keep the work rate up over Winter.

Andrew Coscoran Running

Watch our chat with Andrew below;


An Olympic hopeful and Irish International Sprint Hurdler Sarah Quinn already has some impressive victories under her belt including winning the Ireland National 60M & 100M Hurdle Championship. She chatted with us on her journey as a runner so far, advice she’d give to people starting out and the problems you might expect this Winter and how to overcome them.

Sarah Quinn Running

Watch our chat with Sarah below;

Their stories will be showcased through engaging videos while our helpful advice online and from our in-store staff will aim to bring you informative knowledge when making decisions on technical footwear, apparel and equipment.

At Intersport Elverys we have partnered with the world’s favourite running brands – Asics, Brooks & Nike to bring you everything you need to keep you warm, dry and safe, whatever the weather. Through innovative dry wicking properties and reflective features on clothing and footwear the winter runner will be well equipped for any outdoor conditions.

Don’t let this winter get in the way of your fitness journey! Make Your Running Journey Great


The latest winter stability runner from Asics. The GT-2000 9 designed with extra comfort for your longer runs while also featuring reflective material to enhance safety and visibility in low light situations! Exclusively available at Intersport Elverys.

Asics GT-2000 9


Brooks latest Run Visible range features a reflective version of the neutral Ghost, Glycerin and Levitate so you can be seen and safe on your runs whatever the conditions.

Brooks Run Visible

Explore our range of technical footwear, apparel and equipment across your favourite brands and benefit from helpful advice in-store (when they reopen) and online to help you on your journey. Visit our website HERE.

Andrew Coscoran Running

Benefits of HIIT and a Workout To Try At Home | Intersport Elverys

Wherever training takes you, your squad is always there to inspire and support you. When you think you’ve reached your limit, your squad is there to push you through that last rep.

And we are here for you too, to guide you and give you access to all the latest styles and innovation from the world’s best sports brands including Nike, adidas, Puma, Underarmour and more.

Looking to learn more on HIIT and find a workout for you? We asked PT and footballer Aishling Sheridan to share her knowledge on HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training) and come up with a workout to help with your training. This is a great workout that anyone can do at home or wherever you have space but is also designed to help with speed and power. Read below to see what Aishling has put together.

HIIT (High intensity interval training) is a style of training which involves intense bursts of exercises(10-60 seconds) and quick recovery which can be completed in a short space of time . HIIT has many benefits including improving cardiovascular fitness, decreasing your heart rate , burning a lot of calories in a short space of time and doesn’t require a lot of equipment. It’s a great way to work up a sweat and not spend too much time working out.

With HIIT it’s important you have the correct footwear as there can be a lot of jumping and vast amount of movements (forward, backward, lateral as well as up and down).  Cushioning on your feet will be extremely important while also adding stability and breathable material (it can get sweaty) . My choice of footwear would have to be the Nike Air Zoom SuperRep runners . These runners are designed for circuit training, HIIT, short runs and other fast-paced exercise so it really hits the nail on the head . It has a wide base with cushioning around the forefoot and also a supportive heel to keep you moving and lifting comfortably.

Below is a HIIT workout for you to try especially if you play sport. For me having a lot of training I sometimes like to look for something quick but meaningful for my training. With football I’m always aiming to improve so I ensure my training outside football reflects this.

I’ve included plyometric & sport specific movements in this workout for anyone who wants to increase their speed and power.
Plyometrics is a type of training which uses speed and force to build muscle power and really should be included in every sport program. It essentially targets those muscles to hit maximum force in a short intervals of time.

This workout will be very beneficial, especially for those who feel unmotivated in the evenings or just want to get something done quick.


Best HIIT Workout To Try At Home with Aishling Sheridan

The HIIT Workout

30 seconds ON 10 seconds OFF x 5 rounds

Do each exercise 5 times with 30 seconds work and 10 seconds break in between – That’s 1 round.

After each round; Take 60 seconds – 2 minutes rest between 

1. Plyo Push up
2. Sit up with twist
3. Broad jump with monster walk back
4. Step up knee drive
5. Bear crawls
6. Dead bug
7. Squat jumps

Please make sure you get a good warm up and stretch before hand.

1. Plyo Push up

Push ups are a great exercise for targeting upper body strength and power . Adding in a plyometric movement to it activates the fast twitch muscle fibres, recruits more muscle fibres and improves our overall strength and power.


2. Sit up with twist

Sits ups are a brilliant exercise to improve overall core strength and mainly our rectus abdominis . By adding in the rotation at the top, it adds additional oblique work which will help support your core and lower back.



3. Broad jump with monster walk back

Broad jumps are another plyometric exercise which are brilliant for building leg strength and explosive power. With every leap you can create maximal force which will benefit your sprinting and jumping performance



4. Step up knee drive

This is a lower body exercise which targets all main muscle groups in your lower half . By driving the knee upwards this works on hip extension. This exercise is brilliant for improving your mobility and stability (balancing on one leg) which also can be made harder by adding weight in.



5. Bear crawls

This is a total body movement which improves strength , co ordination, stability and overall trunk development. It engages nearly every muscle group in the body making it a brilliant compound exercise which doesn’t require weight .



6. Dead bug

This is probably one of my favourite core exercises . It improves contralateral Limb engagement (moving opposing limbs in tandem) but also strengthens your core and keeps your lower back protected.


7. Squat jumps

This is another great plyometric exercise which improves your explosive power and agility. This will allow you to move faster and quicker especially for anyone who plays sport . It works your lower body muscles and core and does not require any special equipment.



You can check out more incredible workouts from Ashling Sheridan on her page as_athletic_therapy.

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