SI Swimsuit Models Share Their Favorite Running Sneakers

These kicks make these women quick on their feet.

There are plenty of ways to stay fit and active these days, from weightlifting and pilates to boxing and yoga. And every SI Swimsuit model has a favorite. But, one thing that they all have in common is needing the proper footwear for their workout of choice. Enter the running shoe. Athletic sneakers are the perfect kicks to get in a good sweat session and look sleek with an adorable matching workout set. So, which ones should you get? Here are some favorites of SI Swimsuit models.

Hunter McGrady - Nike Air Max 270, $160 (

“I love the Nike Air Max 270,” says McGrady. “They have so much support, and because they have a mesh toe, they work great for narrow and wide feet.”

Katrina Scott - Adidas Ultraboost, $190 (

“The Adidas Ultraboost in all white has been my go-to for years,” says Scott. “They are super durable, flexible and give you a ton of support, especially for longer runs.”

Mady Dewey - Nike Air Zoom Pegasus, $130 (

“My favorite is the Nike Pegasus Air Zoom in white,” says Dewey. “They are not only sleek and look great with any workout set, but they are also comfortable and supportive for a variety of activities. I walk, run and cross-train in these shoes, and they work wonderfully for all situations.”

Christen Harper - Hoka Clifton 8, $140 (

While Harper keeps it varied regarding her workouts, she does stick with a favorite sneaker when hitting the gym or pavement. “I love my Hoka Clifton 8 running shoe,” she says.

Joely Live - Nike Blazers, $105 (

The 2022 SI Swimsuit Swim Search finalist has two favorites: Blazers if she’s only running a little and doing more weights and Air Zoom Structure 24 for longer cardio sessions.

Nike Air Zoom Structure 24, $130 (

“I run every morning and wear my Nike running shoes, so I’m a Nike girl,” says Live. “They are my favorite because they’re cute and look good because they have the swoosh, and because after I get done running [mainly on the treadmill], I can go right from running to weight training and not change my shoes, so it works perfectly for both.”

Katie Austin - Under Armour HOVR, $104.97 (

If someone knows a thing or two about sneakers, it has to be Austin. The fitness phenom even has her own app filled with workouts and recipe's. The 2022 SI Swimsuit rookie lives in workout gear, thanks to all of the online classes she leads. What are her sneaks of choice? “My favorites are Under Armour HOVR,” she says. 

Jordi Lippe-McGraw


Jordi Lippe-McGraw is a Contributing Editor for SI Swimsuit covering all things lifestyle from travel and beauty to entertainment and wellness. Over her nearly 15-year-long journalism career, her work has appeared in the New York Times, WSJ Magazine, Forbes, and more. Plus, she’s appeared on TV shows such as Wendy Williams, TODAY, E!, and MSNBC for her expertise. Jordi's personal passion for travel has brought her to over 50 countries on all 7 continents, including Antarctica at 5 months pregnant. She's also an avid penguin and truffle lover.