Do running events have personalities? Of course they do. Some are solemn affairs with serious objectives, like raising cash and awareness for Singapore charities. Others are so much fun, it’s hard to think of them as athletic competitions.
Singapore is nothing if not the international poster child for running events, each of which has a distinct vibe, so it’s no stretch of the imagination to pair the hottest running shoes on the market with high-profile events. Besides, when did you need an excuse to buy a new pair of shoes for an upcoming race?
Nike LunarEpic Flyknit
Nike LunarEpic Flyknit athletic shoes make a perfect pairing at the upcoming YOLO run. This event is staged to help eradicate breast cancer, and if you can find a more space age running shoe than this Nike style, we want to hear about it! Don these futuristic kicks and go topless on 22 October 2016.
Once your shoes begin to fly, you will experience a fit best described as “a natural extension of your leg.” Thanks to near-seamless, one piece construction, a signature Lunarlon midsole and pressure-mapped outsole, your feet will be cradled like babies.
This shoe is available in high and low versions and two sets of sock liners are included (4mm and 6mm), so promote a great cause while looking sharp at this year’s YOLO Run.
PUMA Ignite Dual
Treat yourself to a new pair of PUMA Ignite Dual running shoes to help light the night sky at the PUMA Night Run 2016 — but do it fast. This event is approaching on 27 August and if the legendary running icon Usain Bolt recommending these shoes doesn’t impress you, perhaps cushioning proven to disperse forceful impact on hard surfaces will.
There’s an energy to this shoe that matches the energy of the PUMA night run. Benefit from an integrated ForEverFoam heel, AirMesh uppers with seamless overlays, molded EVA sock liners that hug arches and extreme flexibility features.
Take your feet to the party following the run. These shoes won’t go unnoticed; even if it’s dark!
Newton Distance V
Is it appropriate to wear Newton Distance Running Shoes at the Newton Challenge 2016? Of course it is — as a matter of fact, the event and the shoe are like two peas in a pod.
The Newton Distance V running shoe is impressive and technologically advanced thanks to a unique rebounding cartridge infrastructure that nimbly absorbs shocks the instant the ball of the foot meets the ground.
If you intend to set a personal best at the Newton Challenge on 30 October 2016 — in either the 21km or 32km categories – wearing a pair of Newton Distance V shoes could get you to the finish line early enough to snag a cash or product voucher prize given only to those at the top of their game.
New Balance Vazee Rush v2, Vazee 2090 or Vazee Pace
When the New Balance Run on Singapore takes place on 20 August, you’ll be right on the money if you get your hands on New Balance Vazee Rush v2, Vazee 2090 or Vazee Pace running shoes, slated to hit the Singapore market in late July/early August.
New Balance delivers on style and performance, so this shoe library matches the energy on display last year when 4,000 competitors ran this event. If you were one of them, do you recall the New Balance Pop-up festival? It proved as much of a draw as did the race itself.
It matters not which Vazee collection style you prefer — the Rush, 2090 or Pace — if you intend to “unleash your fast” in lightweight running shoes engineered for speed and attention, you’ll arrive at the finish line in style!
adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime Shoes
Are you the trendsetter in your crowd? A pair of adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime running shoes could boost your performance at Singapore’s renowned Standard Chartered Marathon 2016 on 3 and 4 December.
Enjoy the advantages of running in a shoe that is super lightweight with an adidas Primeknit, boost™’s energy-returning properties and stretchweb inspired outsole. The Pure Boost ZG shoe lives up to its name: runners experience ultra-comfortable fit because it’s engineered to naturally expand with your foot while you run to deliver a smooth, unfettered run.
While adidas isn’t the official apparel brand for this year’s SCMS — it’s now Brooks—harmony that exists between sponsors is so strong, there are no hard feelings!
Under Armour Speedform Slingshot
Think seriously about buying a pair of Under Armour Speedform Slingshot running shoes when you donate your time, talent and heart to this year’s Ground Zero Run for Humanity on 14 August 2016. Show your support for disaster relief victims by participating in quirky events that require you to emulate the actions of relief delivery professionals.
In this way, you’ll know how it feels to be part of humanitarian efforts benefitting from this event.
Why the Speedform Slingshot? Because “Runner’s World” compares this shoe’s construction to a burrito wrap, and since the Ground Zero Run is all about food delivery to those who need it most, you’ll be perfectly shod for the event you choose: the 10km, 500m dash for humanity or the 5km Relief Aid Challenge.
Brooks Glycerin 14
Wear a pair of Brooks Glycerin 14 running shoes rather than combat boots at the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2016 on 28 August. This is the 24th year this stalwart is run, thus participants who completed military training — and family members — enjoy substantive entry fee discounts when registering.
But, you’ll need to get your Glycerin 14s fast because registration ends at midnight on 28 July. Expect to be noticed wearing these sturdy running shoes: there are wildly-coloured 3D print designs embellished across the outer shoe, put there by state-of-the art silicone inks.
For competitors weary of wearing military colours and camouflage duds, this shoe could be your tribute to having your service days behind you!
Hoka One One Clayton
Savvy runners plan toilet breaks with accuracy, so the Urgent Run 2016 on 5 November gives you an opportunity to pay tribute to the “Sanitation for All” Resolution adopted by the UN in 2013. What to wear? Stylish Hoka One One Clayton running shoes.
Why? Because according to publications profiling this shoe’s recent introduction, this Clayton has already made a huge splash — which is exactly what organizers want to make happen when proper sanitation is available worldwide.
The Hoka One One “blew the conventional shoe design out of the water” with its forward-thinking design, the sole’s low-to-the-ground angle, thick cushioning and keen responsiveness. You want shoes to be fast on the draw while racing to the loo, right?
Is it a coincidence that ASICS DynaFlyte athletic shoes feature the colour yellow on every pair? Not in our eyes. These shoes are the ideal picks for the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run, slated to take place on 4 September at SAF Field, Changi Village.
ASICS’s signature cushioning, FlyteFoam fabric covering and lightweight “flight” performance will help you meet either distance challenge: the 10km competitive run or the 5km fun walk.
Yellow is such an optimistic colour. These shoes do more than just support a race benefitting the rehabilitation of ex-offenders; they also send a vibrant message of hope and second chances.
Saucony Kinvara 7
Need fashion advice if the upcoming charged-up Electric Run 2016 is on your calendar? We recommend pairing the adrenaline rush of the marathon with the atmosphere of the biggest dance party on the planet by building your ensemble from the feet up. Start with Saucony Kinvara 7 running shoes.
Match up the loudest, glow-in-the-dark shorts, tops and jewelry you can get your hands on. The 5k run route takes you through zones featuring hot music, flashing lights and enough excitement to power the Saucony shoe factory.
Can you dance as well as you run in your Kinvara 7s? We’re counting on it.
What’s Your Running Shoes Preference for Running Events?
Have you ever purchased a pair of running shoes for no reason other than looking trendy at a particular race? How did you go about matching up your running shoes and race?