This year has been enormous for sneakers, with technical trail sneakers successfully climbing the ranks of high-fashion footwear, luxury houses such as Acne Studios and Balenciaga further distorting the everyday sneaker, and collaborations such as that of Virgil Abloh and Nike steering us to desire form over function.

With so many conflicting designs, iterations and understandings of what a performance sneaker actually is, it can be easy to overlook the silhouettes that have in fact been purpose built to perform. And if this has caused you to begin questioning your knowledge of what real performance sneakers look like, we have created a list of some of the best available to shop right now below.

JB Elite TR

$95

ASICS

Buy at asics

GEL-Craze TR 4

$85

ASICS

Buy at asics

UA Ultimate Turf

$70

Under Armour

Buy at Under Armour

UA Micro G® Limitless 2 Team

$85

Under Armour

Buy at Under Armour

UA SpeedForm® AMP 2.0

$120

Under Armour

Buy at Under Armour

Metcon DSX Flyknit

$160

Nike

Buy at NIKE

Metcon 3

$130

Nike

Buy at NIKE

Free Trainer V7

$100

Nike

Buy at NIKE

CrazyTrain Pro

$100

adidas

Buy at adidas US

CrazyTrain Elite

$84

adidas

Buy at adidas US

Alphabounce

$100

adidas

Buy at adidas US

Trainflex

$70

Reebok

Buy at Reebok

JJ II Everyday Speed Pack

$100

Reebok

Buy at Reebok

Crossfit Nano 7 Weave

$130

Reebok

Buy at Reebok

For more roundups, we selected the best sneakers of 2017 so far; be sure to check them out here.

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