Fall is so close we can taste it. Naturally, that means we’re refreshing our wardrobe with a variety of autumn essentials, and that includes our athletic wear. You, too? May we suggest you start with your shoes?
So often, we run our running shoes into the ground without even realizing it. (Fun fact: You’re supposed to swap out your shoes every 300-500 miles. For avid runners, that can mean needing a new pair every six months or so.) Fortunately for us, Outdoor Voices currently has the women’s Salomon Aero Glide mega markdown (now $99, normally $160) during the brand’s OV Extra Sale.
Originally $160, now $99
Available sizes: 6-10, in half sizes
Materials: Synthetic upper
Heel-to-toe drop: 10 mm
Colors: 3 (2 on sale)
- Lightweight, bouncy midsole for supreme energy return
- Recycled EVA sockliner with 3D mesh for airflow
- Grippy rubber outsole
- Plush, padded upper
- Not all colors are on sale
- Might require an insole if you prefer extra support
These running shoes aren’t just a stellar find because of their price—they’re well-designed, too. The lightweight sneakers feature a cozy, padded upper and ultra-plush stack complete with a 10-millimeter drop that makes it feel like you’re “running on marshmallows,” per the brand’s website.
“I love a running shoe that is lightweight and provides a great mix of support and cushion,” exclaims board-certified podiatrist and foot surgeon at Central Park SOLE, Brad Schaeffer, DPM, star of TLC’s “My Feet Are Killing Me.” “The Aero Glide from Salomon provides all of the above. They have a nice midsole with ‘energy foam’ and showcase a great offloading feature for the entire shoe. I recommend any shoe that provides this exact mix of support and cushion.”
The Salomon Women’s Aero Glide doesn’t solely offer function, though. Both discounted colorways—a gorgeous pale purple and a classic, goes-with-everything white—are as fashion-forward as they are design-oriented. (There’s also a sunny yellow/peach colorway, that’s available for full price if you’re willing to shell out the extra cash.)
“Personally, I love when a shoe does not sacrifice fashion over function,” Schaeffer, who is also a Dr. Scholl’s ambassador, says. “I would recommend them for my patients when running around the streets of NYC or Central Park.” The reason Schaeffer finds these sneakers so great for the streets and hard surfaces is because of their soles. “I feel these are a great neutral running shoe that has great grip when running outdoors and hit the mark on the energy foam midsole,” he exclaims.
If you’re concerned about arch support, Schaeffer recommends adding a pair of insoles to your Aero Glides. “Most running shoes come with thin, non-contoured insoles that wear out quickly and typically provide little to no cushioning or arch support,” he explains. “Make sure when shopping for running shoes that you look at the insoles to determine if you need more arch support. Using an insole can be just what you need to both provide that support and ensure that your running shoe is comfortable.”
Dr. Schaeffer recommends the new Prevent Pain Lower Body Protective Insoles ($15) from Dr. Scholl’s. “They’re designed and clinically proven to reduce the leading cause of pain in key lower body joints—your feet and knees to your lower back—from reoccurring,” he explains. “They also prevent pain from muscle-induced joint stiffness and strain caused by activities like walking or running on hard surfaces.”
Convinced yet? You better act fast. The Salomon Women’s Aero Glide is sold in women’s whole and half sizes 6-10 and is selling fast, alongside hundreds of other autumn activewear essentials (leggings! hoodies! sweatpants!) during the OV Extra Sale. Shop the sale, here.