Last year's running shoes getting a little tired? Fortunately, activewear brands have been busy coming up with new styles and new technology to offer their best running shoes yet. Here is a selection of the season's top picks for men.

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  • Lotto Flyzone III Dual

    A minimalist construction and breathability characterize this running shoe from the Italian brand. The upper is made of ultra-breathable nylon mesh, and the outsole is reinforced in places subject to wear and tear. <a href="http://www.lottosport.com/en/running/running-collection/shoes/flyzone-iii-dual-p1499" target="_blank">Price: around $75</a>

  • Puma FAAS range

    No two runners are alike, so Puma lets customers choose their ideal heel-to-toe drop and cushioning level when selecting a running shoe in this range. Runners who prefer a minimal feel can opt for the minimal cushioning level (100), while those who want the softest ride possible can opt for the maximum level of 1000. The range has a number of new models, including the Faas 700 V2. <a href="http://www.puma.com/running/faas" target="_blank">Price: $80</a>

  • Nike Free 5.0

    To its collection of running shoes with reflective details allowing joggers to stay safe after dark, Nike has added the Free 5.0, which has an 8mm heel-to-toe drop. According to the brand, the Free 5.0 provides a sensation halfway between barefoot running and a classic sneaker. <a href="http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/free-5-running-shoe/pid-829033/pgid-1495940" target="_blank">Price: $80</a>

  • Reebok Sublite Duo

    Everything about this running shoe is geared towards maintaining a minimal weight without sacrificing comfort or durability. The outsole, for example, has carbon rubber reinforcement only in the areas most subject to wear. The upper is made with the brand's seamless 3D FuseFrame construction. <a href="https://shop.reebok.com/us/product/men-reebok-sublite-duo-chase-shoes/ER749?cid=V47267&breadcrumb=1z13070Z1z11zrfZdyZ1z13y9l" target="_blank">Price: $79.99</a>

  • Salomon X-Tour

    Specializing in trail running, Salomon has branched out to cater to city runners and freerunners, who enjoy confronting various obstacles in the urban landscape.The X-Tour combines the roll and rebound of a road running shoe with the enhanced traction of a trail shoe. <a href="http://www.salomon.com/others/product/x-tour.html" target="_blank">Price: around $125</a>

  • Helly Hansen Panarena VTR

    Technically a cross trainer rather than a dedicated running shoe, the Panarena VTRL is nonetheless an excellent jogging companion, especially thanks to its optimized heel and forefoot cushioning for impact absorption and rebound. <a href="http://shop.hellyhansen.com/us/item/panarena-vtr-10841/?t_type=src&COLOR=980%20EBONY%20%2F%20CHARCOAL%20%2F%20MID%20GR&t_type=cat" target="_blank">Price: $100</a>

  • New Balance 890V4

    This new version of New Balance's popular running shoe was designed for training and competitions of all distances. The blown rubber outsole lessens impact while optimizing rebound, while the lightweight, no-sew upper hugs the foot in just the right places. <a href="http://www.newbalance.com/New-Balance-890v4/M890-V4,default,pd.html" target="_blank">Price: $109.99</a>

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  • Adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boost

    The German brand has presented the latest iteration of the Supernova, which has been the world's best-selling running shoe for over a decade. This shoe is equipped with the brand's signature Boost midsole technology for optimal energy return and a bouncy feel. And thanks to the Continental rubber outsole, runners have sure footing even on slippery terrains. <a href="http://www.adidas.com/us/product/womens-running-supernova-glide-6-shoes/IET70?cid=F32280" target="_blank"><em>Price: $130</em></a>

  • Nike LunarGlide+ 5

    Ideal for nighttime runners or for those who occasionally run in rain or fog, this shoe is easy to see under any conditions thanks to its reflective details. The upper is made of Nike's Flywire threads for a perfect fit. <a href="http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/lunarglide-5-running-shoe/pid-920357/pgid-745942" target="_blank"><em>Price: $150</em></a>

  • Reebok One Cushion

    In addition to its striking style, this shoe offers runners enhanced forward propulsion and a three-foam midsole to minimize impact. <a href="https://shop.reebok.com/us/product/women-reebok-one-cushion-shoes/EI295?cid=V47301&breadcrumb=1z13070Z1z11zrfZdyZsvZu3Z1z13y9l" target="_blank"><em>Price: $109.99</em></a>

  • Salomon Sense Pro

    The brand specializing in trail running and hiking shoes designed this model for running in more urban environments. Adapted to both competitive runs and training, the Sense Pro has flexible laces for a one-pull tightening system, making it particularly easy to put on and take off. <a href="http://www.salomon.com/others/product/sense-pro.html" target="_blank"><em>Price: around $150</em></a>

  • Lotto Reach Phoenix II Neutral W

    This Italian brand equipped this colorful running shoe with reflective details for nighttime running. The model also features the ReactiveArch technology, a dynamic, concave sole that mimics the natural movement of the foot. <a href="http://www.lottosport.com/en/running/running-collection/shoes/rearch-phoenix-ii-neutral-w-p1502" target="_blank"><em>Price: around $100</em></a>

  • Helly Hansen Nimble R2

    This shoe, with its particularly feminine style, stands out for its extremely light weight. The Nimble R2 is designed for running on the road or on the treadmill. <a href="http://shop.hellyhansen.com/us/item/w-nimble-r2-10840/" target="_blank"><em>Price: $110</em></a>

  • New Balance Fresh Foam 980

    With one of the most original designs in this selection, the new 980 stands out in particular for its honeycomb patterned sole. The midsole is made from a single piece of foam for excellent shock absorption and support. In addition, the shoe features a seamless upper that wraps around the foot in the right places for optimal comfort. <a href="https://www.newbalance.com/Fresh-Foam-980/W980,default,pd.html?dwvar_W980_color=6" target="_blank"><em>Price: $109.99</em></a>

  • <strong>NEXT Best Running Songs </strong>

  • Anything Could Happen -- Ellie Goulding

    It's a slower running song (I don't run, but I work out) but it has a great methodical beat that you can time your running to and it's a great f-you song, especially when she says "But I don't think I need you! -- Sasha Bronner, Los Angeles Editor

  • Clique -- Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean

    I love running and pretending I'm a member of Jay-Z's clique. "Yeah, I'm talkin' Ye. Yeah, I'm talkin' Rih. Yeah, I'm talkin' Mike." Pathetic? You bet, but the fantasy helps me crank up the m.p.h. past the usual 6.5. You know white people!  -- Michael Hogan, Executive Arts & Entertainment Editor

  • Some Nights -- Fun.

    The lyrics and beat make me want to pick up a sword and go into battle. -- Jessica Hanks, Communications Manager

  • Doused -- Diiv

    It's got a driving, up-tempo beat to keep your pace steady and the reverb-drenched, spacey melange of post punk-inflected dueling guitars and hazy vocals allows your brain to float far, far away from having to answer the question, "Why I am I outside in the cold doing physical activity when I know full well that there's cozy couch, snacks and a television showing a marathon of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo back at my apartment?" -- Aaron Sankin, Assistant Editor

  • 212 -- Azealia Banks

    It's so explicit and infectious that I can't help but feel like a badass and pick up the pace on my run. -- Sarah Klein, Associate Editor, Healthy Living

  • Run Run Run -- Dragonette

    A little bit self-explanatory, given the name, but it's also a nice, energetic song. -- Anna Snyder, HuffPost Live Moderator-in-Charge

  • Birthday Song -- 2 Chainz (feat. Kanye West)

    It's always your birthday when 2 Chainz is in your ear, and a track that mixes equal parts brain-rattling bass and levity (Kanye: "I went to her nieces' graduation, man I hate those kids!") is what I need to make it through a workout. Also, they rap "you're in first place," though they're technically referring to a "bad b-tch contest." -- Kia Makarechi, Entertainment Editor

  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together -- Taylor Swift

    Because you can take the girl out of Nashville, but ... And because the video makes me happy. -- Ashley McAdams, Senior Editor Locals

  • Movin' -- The Pandemics

    Great song about overcoming procrastination, and getting moving, with a great ska feel. -- Anna Snyder, HuffPost Live Moderator-in-Charge

  • Sweet Nothing -- Calvin Harris with Florence Welch

    I saw Florence and the Machine earlier in 2012 and am so inspired by her voice and musicality. The mix of Calvin Harris's dance vibe and her voice are clutch. -- Margaret Pardue, Account Manager for Huffington Post Media Group

  • Can't Hold Us! -- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

    Why I love that song: progressive lyrics, beat like a speeding train you don't want to get off of, and a melody and chorus like a gospel song for the church of Life Itself! -- Corbyn Hightower, Huffington Post Blogger and Comments Moderator

  • Call Me Maybe -- Carly Rae Jepsen

    Because it's so goddam catchy and practically summarizes my summer 2012 dating life (or lack there of). -- Jessica Hanks, Communications Manager

  • The House That Heaven Built -- Japandroids

    It's fast and youthful and tricks me into believing I am too. -- Rhoades Alderson, Director of Communications

  • Levels -- Avicii

    Levels -- Avicii It helps me turn the misery of running into pretending I'm rocking out in a nightclub -- Jessica Hanks, Communications Manager

  • Gangnam Style -- Psy

    No one else had the guts to suggest the year's most inescapable track, so I'm doing it. Just try to resist the urge to bust out the horse-riding dance midway through your run. One false step and you'll wind up in the Emergency Room. -- Michael Hogan, Executive Arts & Entertainment Editor

  • Heaven -- Emeli Sandé

    I <em>loathe</em> running -- seriously, it's the worst -- but I'm more likely to jump on the treadmill if this Scottish singer's hit song is blasting through my earbuds. -- Kelly Fisher, Senior Arts & Entertainment Editor

  • Only Wanna Dance With You -- Ke$ha

    While both "Die Young" and "C'mon," each off the album "Warrior," would likely also make good running songs, the jaunty bounce of "Only Wanna Dance With You" is guaranteed to have even the most stationary person moving around as fast as possible. To up your pace, remember this song is by Ke$ha, and then try to outrun your shame. -- Christopher Rosen, Editor, Huffington Post Entertainment

  • Beez In Da Trap -- Nicki Minaj ft. 2 Chainz

    After taking a much longer than expected break from running, I feel as though this hip-hop record carries a steady rhythm that isn't too fast and will put me at risk of wearing myself down (<strong>or splitting my shins</strong>). -- Dana Oliver, Beauty Editor

  • Comeback Kid -- Sleigh Bells

    Like all their songs, Sleigh Bells' 'Comeback Kid' is loud, distorted and noisy. But it's hard not to sing along to the infectious chorus 'You gotta try a little harder, you're the comeback kid' and hopefully take the words to heart as you power through a workout. -- Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Detroit Associate Editor

  • Flutes -- Hot Chip

    Flutes -- Hot Chip It's repetitive but in a good way, so it keeps my blood pumping. It's also just a good alternative to rap/hip-hop, which is my what my usual work-out mix consists of. -- Rebecca E. Searles, Science/Tech Community Editor

  • Oblivion -- Grimes

    The song is energized but a bit monochromatic - perfect for a long, steady climb up a big hill. I also live in San Francisco and Grimes' haunting voice is just too cool and creepy in all this fog. -- Robin Wilkey, Associate San Francisco Editor

  • Blown Away -- Carrie Underwood

    I love this song because it has a strong beat and message. I'm a major Carrie Underwood fan to begin with. :) -- Kelly Heuser, Comments Moderator

  • I Need Your Love -- Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding is one of my favorite artists, but usually too soft and sweet to really inspire me to run. Enter Calvin Harris. -- Hayley Hudson, Associate Editor, Good News

  • Die Young REMIX -- Ke$ha, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa

    -- Andrei Scheinkman, Data Editor

  • Tilly And The Wall -- Heavy Mood

    This song is the sauce. -- Bryan Maygers, Blog Editor

  • Love For Long -- Jenny Owen Youngs

    A nice upbeat, feel-good song about getting away. -- Anna Snyder, HuffPost Live Moderator-in-Charge

  • Summer On Smash -- Nas, Miguel, Swizz Beatz

    Heavy rotation on the airwaves this summer. Energetic beat and motivation to get your body in shape just in time for the warm weather. -- Choyce Miller, HuffPost Live Moderator

  • Supremacy -- Muse

    It's the only song that makes me want to run uphill. -- Claire Walla, Associate Producer at HuffPost Live

  • I Love It (I Don't Care) -- Icona Pop, Charli XCX

    For those of us who don't like exercise but might enjoy the occasional "monthly jog," Icona Pop's "I Love It (I Don't Care)" is one of the best spastic running songs of 2012. -- Kathleen Massara, Arts & Culture Editor

  • Five Seconds -- Twin Shadow

    It's deliciously upbeat and the '80s synthpop sound makes me feel like I'm in a running sequence in a brat pack movie. You know, the one right before the big makeover. -- Robin Wilkey, Associate San Francisco Editor

  • We Are Young -- Fun. with Janelle Monáe

    It makes me exercise more so I can stay young(-ish) forever. -- Anya Strzemien, Executive Style Editor

  • Default -- Django Django

    I love the close harmonies, wacky synth work and "digital stutters" over an energizing beat that can keep me on pace during even the earliest run. -- Meredith Melnick, Nutrition & Fitness Editor

  • Titanium -- David Guetta, feat. Sia

  • Rumbae -- The Very Best feat. MNEK

    This is such a great opener for my runs - it's driving but not overpowering and really puts me in a great mood for an early morning winter run! Pretty much anything from this album is great to run to though! -- Margaret Pardue, Account Manager for Huffington Post Media Group (<em>Ed Note: This song is so fresh, we couldn't find a video for it. Please enjoy another <em>The Very Best</em> track and go to Spotify to hear the real deal.</em>)

  • The City -- Madeon

    Another big dance beat tune that really pumps me up. I also love it while running through my Brooklyn neighborhood. -- -- Margaret Pardue, Account Manager for Huffington Post Media Group

Lotto Flyzone III Dual
A minimalist construction and breathability characterize this running shoe from the Italian brand. The upper is made of ultra-breathable nylon mesh, and the outsole is reinforced in places subject to wear and tear.
Price: around $75

Puma FAAS range
No two runners are alike, so Puma lets customers choose their ideal heel-to-toe drop and cushioning level when selecting a running shoe in this range. Runners who prefer a minimal feel can opt for the minimal cushioning level (100), while those who want the softest ride possible can opt for the maximum level of 1000. The range has a number of new models, including the
Faas 700 V2.
Price: $80

Nike Free 5.0
To its collection of running shoes with reflective details allowing joggers to stay safe after dark, Nike has added the Free 5.0, which has an 8mm heel-to-toe drop. According to the brand, the Free 5.0 provides a sensation halfway between barefoot running and a classic sneaker.
Price: $100

Reebok Sublite Duo
Everything about this running shoe is geared towards maintaining a minimal weight without sacrificing comfort or durability. The outsole, for example, has carbon rubber reinforcement only in the areas most subject to wear. The upper is made with the brand's seamless 3D FuseFrame construction.
Price: $79.99

Salomon X-Tour
Specializing in trail running, Salomon has branched out to cater to city runners and freerunners, who enjoy confronting various obstacles in the urban landscape.The X-Tour combines the roll and rebound of a road running shoe with the enhanced traction of a trail shoe.
Price: around $125

Helly Hansen Panarena VTR
Technically a cross trainer rather than a dedicated running shoe, the Panarena VTRL is nonetheless an excellent jogging companion, especially thanks to its optimized heel and forefoot cushioning for impact absorption and rebound.
Price: $100

New Balance 890V4
This new version of New Balance's popular running shoe was designed for training and competitions of all distances. The blown rubber outsole lessens impact while optimizing rebound, while the lightweight, no-sew upper hugs the foot in just the right places.
Price: $109.99

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