2 Running Shoes You Should Know About

The rainy season is upon us in the PNW and I recently added a few new weather-appropriate pieces to my workout wardrobe. One of the biggest differences about living in California and living in a place that has all 4 seasons, you need WAY MORE CLOTHES, lol. You need seasonal clothes for every category – and we’re talking not just outerwear and layers, but even weatherproof workout gear. Over the spring and summer, I was running in my adidas UltraBoost 20 sneakers, but since they’re white and I’ll be more than likely running in mud or rain, I needed a black pair. I’m sharing my thoughts on my 2 favorite running shoes below.

Nike jacket xs, Nike dry fit top small (runs small), Nike leggings xs, Nike React Flyknit sneakers 6 (went a full size up), Zella beanie, Quay sunglasses

I’m a Nike fan through and through. I’ve been wearing the brand since I was a child and their sleek designs always get me. With that being said, I wasn’t able to find the right Nike running shoes for the longest time. Earlier this year I started wearing the adidas UltraBoost 20 sneakers to run and workout in and I love them (more on those below). I recently found the React Infinity Run Flyknit Running Shoe at Nordstrom and the reviews had me intrigued (also heard great things about these). I ended up ordering the black/white/dark gray pair and really love them! I always go with a 5.5 in Nike shoes, which is what I ordered, but will be exchanging for the 6. Either Nike shoes are shrinking or my feet have gotten bigger lol. The Nike Flyknit running shoes are a lot more fitted than the adidas UltraBoost 20’s, almost like second skin. I love the low ankle profile on these and how lightweight they are. They’ve been comfortable right out of the box, which is always a big test for me. These come in a handful of colorways and they’re currently on SALE.


adidas Ultra Boost 20

I heard so many great things about the adidas UltraBoost 20 running shoes and I was so excited about them, I actually have 2 colorways. I hadn’t worn adidas running shoes in years, so I was super skeptical about sizing. I know many of their lifestyle sneakers run big, but I’m happy to report, these run TTS (I have the size 5 and they fit perfectly). These are roomy and SO comfortable! My only complaint is how wide they are when you look down at your feet. But, sometimes function outweighs fashion, right.

I’d recommend BOTH running shoes. You’ll need to go up a full size in the Nike Flyknit running shoes and take your normal size in the adidas UltraBoost 20’s

I actually ordered both pairs from Nordstrom. They have such a great variety of running shoes right now and so many are on sale!

Special thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.