Life would be pretty simple if you could just toss on any old pair of sneakers and head out the door for a run, but athletes require more support than the average pair of shoes can provide. When it comes to working out, you need running shoes or trainers that will provide the right blend of lightweight support, shock absorption and breathability. If you’re planning to venture off the pavement, a pair of trail running shoes will supply the traction and extra support you need to hit the singletrack. Of course, a good pair of running socks is also an essential part of keeping those feet happy. When you’re ready to get started, check out our men’s running shoes and fitness footwear from brands like New Balance, Brooks and Asics.