This Color Is Taking Over Running Shoes—And We Can See Why

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Yellow is the color of happiness, warmth, and energy, and because of its positive connotations and bright hue, it's the most attention-grabbing shade in nature... and fashion. "After a year of uncertainty and loss, people are emerging from this sour period and are looking for a jolt of sunshine in their fashion choices," says David Zyla, Emmy award-winning stylist and author of Color Your Style. As such, yellow has snuck its way onto runways and, well, run ways as more-and-more yellow sneakers are being accented with the lightning bolt shade.

Ready to add a pair of canary-colored kicks to your rotation? Scroll down to shop 6 of our favorite pairs of yellow sneakers for women.

6 pairs of yellow sneakers to add to your rotation

Hoka Carbon X2 — $135.00

Originally $180, now $135

Engineered to be endurance racing shoe, this Hoka sneaker is more streamlined than many other of the brand’s styles. Crafted to be majorly supportive while also feeling breathable during longer runs, the carbon fiber plate delivers “a smooth transition through the gait cycle” while the mesh upper allows for airflow throughout the shoe. The soft footbed and light foam sole are also great for ensuring a stable and responsive stride.

Veja Condor 2 — $160.00

This eco-friendly sneaker is the new and improved take on the brand’s OG runner. The Condor 2 is lighter, features smoother lines, and is supportive and versatile enough to meet the needs of distance runs, a sprint workout on the track, and easy recovery jogs. The hint of neon yellow elevates the more neutral style but it also make the shoe visible in the dark for an added safety bonus.

Altra Provision 5 — $130.00

This running shoe is all about your natural foot placement and movement. The balanced cushioning platform positions your heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground which encourages better alignment, form, and ensures a low impact landing that is gentle on your joints, while the arch offers a supported and secure fit that encouraging a natural foot placement in each step.

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  • Cieja Springer, a New York City-based fashion historian and freelance writer

Asics Dynablast — $110.00

If you’re really looking to break out of your activewear rut, these colorful runners are made for you. Great for everyday wear or a low mileage run, these responsive shoes support the key foot areas, but are most applauded for their breathable, “barely there” feel. The outsole and midsole have also been engineered to create a “trampoline” effect that propels you forward as you stride.

Adidas Fluidflow 2.0 — $80.00

This bright pair of sneakers is great for gym wear or to pair with track pants and a leather jacket for a trendy street style look. The soft and stretchy upper has a comfortable, sock-like feel while the lightweight bounce cushioning provides arch support and flexibility for all-day wear.

Nike Wildhorse 7 — $130.00

Looking for a shoe that can take on the trails? These durable yellow sneakers were made to withstand the most rugged terrains. The upper provides major ventilation, while the body of the shoe is supremely supportive to prevent sprained ankles or hyper extension. The base also offers tire-like traction for ultimate stability.

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