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Which Trendy Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

by On Jul 17, 2016

If you're shaking your head because there are too many from which to choose—and too many shoe styles, as well—we are happy to play matchmaker. See if you like what we've come up with!

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The LunarEpic Mid is retailing at S$289 while the LunarEpic Low is retailing at S$265.

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The PUMA IGNITE Dual will retail at S$159 and will be available at PUMA stores and authorised retailers from 15 July 2016.

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The Newton Running Distance V is available at Key Power Sports online store for S$219.

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The New Balance Vazee 2090 will launch in late July/August and retail for S$299.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The New Balance Vazee Rush v2 will launch in August and retail for S$169.

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The New Balance Vazee Pace will launch in late July/August and retail for S$189.

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime shoes is available at adidas online shop for S$189.

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.

UA SpeedForm® Slingshot

The UA SpeedForm® Slingshot Running Shoes is available at Under Armour Singapore online store for S$259.

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The Brooks Glycerin 14 is priced at US$150 - US$160.

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

The Hoka One One Clayton is available in Men’s sizes and Women’s sizes at World of Sports stores for S$249.

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?

ASICS DynaFlyte

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.

Which Shoes are Most Appropriate For Your Next Singapore Running Event?

DynaFlyte will be available for men and women at ASICS stores and
select running outlets worldwide and in Singapore starting 1 July,
2016 at a retail price of S$229 per pair.

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.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Kinvara 7 is available at selected Royal Sporting House stores and partner stores including Running Lab, JW Sports, iRUN 313, iRUN Queensway, SportsLink, Feder Sports and Zalora for S$159.

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?

Aidan is the Editor-in-Chief of RunSociety. With more than a decade of editorial and marketing experience working with over 1,124 writers. Aidan has also written for several popular websites with millions of readers. Recognised as an expert on the web, his focus is to oversee RunSociety’s Creativity Channel, spanning a wide range of inspirational and enriching topics daily to the running community.

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