RUNNING AS FAST AND EFFORTLESSLY LIKE BARRY ALLEN’S ALTER EGO – THE FLASH – WITH THESE FOOTWEAR WOULD BE LIKE A WALK IN THE PARK.
ASICS GELKAYANO 24
$259, available at Asics retail stores.
Not one to rest on its laurels, this Japanese sports company believes a lot in continuous innovation and thoughtful designs for its shoes. Its latest off ering, the Gel-Kayano 24, is no exception. Wearers will benefit from the footwear’s overpronators stability and comfort. This feature not only improves one’s running efficiency but also decreases the risk of injury when going varying distances. Furthermore, athletes will relish the fact that the shoe’s sole hugs their foot comfortably and cushions the impact, making the last kilometre as comfortable as the first.
REEBOK PRINT RUN PRIME ULTRAKNIT
$119, available at Reebok brand stores islandwide.
For the modern runner looking for variety for his running gear, try the Ultraknit. Despite its deceptively simple looking exterior, it actually has a lot of hidden features in its various sections. The signature Ultraknit upper, for example, offers wearers seamless comfort and provides a customﬁ t feel to make it extra snug. Other features include carbon rubber rims in the toe and heel provide runners with light-weight traction, especially when they are running on pavement. And the 3D foam compounds on the outer rims provide wearers support and abrasion resistance.
NEW BALANCE FUELCORE RUSH V3
$169, available at New Balance Experience stores.
Here’s an option if you’re looking for a shoe that’s stylish, lightweight and responsive. The Fuelcore Rush, now in its third generation, has gotten improvements from the previous editions, and will please runners with adjustments in the midsole, outsole and upper sections. Highlights include the Revlite midsole, which helps wearers maintain a resilient and responsive underfoot feel as they train to outdo their personal best, as well as an engineered mesh in the upper, which allows for support in key areas of the runners’ feet while remaining lightweight and ﬂexible.
TEXT NICHOLAS WOO