Why do we run? Well, for starters, we run to keep our body fit and healthy. But we also run because it relieves us of stress, it allows us to achieve personal goals, to compete, to socialize, and a bunch of other reasons. However, to do all of that, we need running shoes.
Although it’s easy to get a pair that fits our feet, it is challenging when looking for one that fits our running style and situation. But don’t fret; we’ve listed the best shoes available in Singapore for every kind of need.
Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT
Best affordable running shoes for treadmill runs and beginners
The first pair of shoes on our list comes from Reebok, the Run Supreme 3.0 MT. First and foremost, it's affordable but comfortable and durable. Although it does have some decent aesthetics, the materials when seen up-close looks cheap.
This shoe is your worth it choice if you're new to running or on a tight budget but has that extreme urge to run. If you have more money to spare though and think you'll be working out more than three times a week, we'd recommend another pair.
Best for asphalt roads – ideal for women with flat feet
The next product on our list is more of a slight upgrade compared to the last one, the Puma Comet. It’s another cheap pair of shoes but with better-quality materials. However, it does look quite dull and average. Also, its shoelace doesn't lock well but a double knot should fix this problem.
The Comet does compensate for its lack of aesthetics with durability and versatility. It's one of those affordable running shoes you can use for other physical activities without compromising performance. Furthermore, it is neutral oriented, so people with flat feet will feel more comfortable wearing this pair.
Asics GEL-Noosa Tri 11
Best for hiking trails and dirt or gravel roads – helps under and overpronation
If you want a running shoe that can take on dirt, gravel, rocky trails with a lot of obstacles here and there, the Asics GEL-Noosa Tri 11 is for you. Although it is in favor to wearers who pronate, it's flexible so anyone can use it without feeling any significant discomfort.
It's easy to wear with a lot of space for your ankle to avoid injuries while stepping on uneven paths. However, there's one thing that could turn you off, and that is its appearance. Although style depends from one person to another, we can all agree that this shoe's design draws too much attention.
If you're the shy type, you might feel awkward while wearing these. But if its appearance doesn't bother you, and you're okay with people staring at your feet from time to time, this pair is an excellent purchase.
Best for walking and everyday training in and out of the gym
If running isn't the only thing you're thinking about when buying running shoes, nothing suits you better than the Nike Juvenate. For starters, it's one of the most aesthetically beautiful pairs on this list. You can use it for runs, walks, and as a workout companion in and out of the gym.
We love the design it has. It's straightforward but has some minute details and accents that make it irresistibly appealing. This pair of shoes can be worn with almost any clothing style. The keyword here is fashion versatility. And if that's what you're looking for, look no further.
Asics GEL-Quantum 360 Shift
Best durable lightweight running shoes for long-distance marathons
Are you dead serious about running? Are you participating in marathons? Then you need to invest in a shoe that won't let you down no matter the distance. And we believe that is the Asics GEL-Quantum 360 Shift. Although it's going to help you perform better, it's going to break the bank.
The Asics GEL-Quantum 360 Shift is super lightweight, and it feels like running on barefoot. But even though it’s light, it's still super durable and can take on almost any kind of terrain without losing traction. We love the midsole gel technology that gives you this boost of energy on every stride.
This pair of shoes' upper is made from chameloid mesh that keeps your feet dry. So you can say goodbye to sweaty feet even on long runs. Essentially, this shoe is a true investment. There are so many benefits to it, but in a nutshell, it's worth buying if you're in to compete.
Adidas Ultra Boost (by Stella McCartney)
Best for preventing Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, and even back pain – good grip and support
Running and fashion doesn't always come together, but this one does, Stella McCartney's Adidas Ultra Boost. Although it's designed by a famous fashion designer, it's not all about aesthetics. This shoe provides one of the most comfortable feels to your ankle, heels, and toes.
The Adidas Ultra Boost by McCartney is one of those shoes that have a strong but pleasing grip on your shin and ankle. It also has a weighted feeling on your toes and midfoot but without the uneasy pressure. To keep it short, it's a shoe that helps improve your walking or running experience by eliminating any previous foot pain.
New Balance Elite 580
Best for preventing plantar fasciitis with an elevated heel for superb impact protection
Some runner's issue isn't about the comfort of the shoe or the space it has for movement. Some are actually about the pain they feel when their foot touches the ground, which is known as plantar fasciitis. If you have such condition, we can't recommend any shoe better than this to help you out, the New Balance Elite 580.
This shoe has an elevated heel for maximum protection on your heel. But it doesn't stop there; it also has super soft soles with bounce technology that reduces the impact’s force when landing your feet on the ground.
Another thing we love about it is its composition. Most of its upper's material is made from pig leather that provides a classy feel and appearance. However, the design isn't just that versatile. So you're mostly limited to sporty styles at best. But if you have no problems with a shoe's aesthetics, you're going to love the New Balance Elite 580.
Puma Ignite Netfit
Best for narrow-feet women with normal arches – ideal for CrossFit and endurance exercises
Some women have narrow feet, and it can be a nuisance finding the right shoe when everything seems a bit too spacy. If you have that kind of problem even if you're wearing the right size for you, you better get one of these, the Puma Ignite Netfit.
First of all, it's the only footwear on this list that has an exterior plastic-like net that allows you to customize your shoelace style. But what makes that feature super astounding is its function to provide a firmer grip of your entire foot. This feature allows women with smaller or narrower feet to get the support they want.
The best word for this shoe is flexibility. Not only does it allow you to use whatever type of lacing style you want, but it also gives you the chance to adjust the grip or even the orientation by tightening one side of the shoe.
Nike Air Max 2017
Best for women with wide feet and bad knees – lessens supination
Next on our list is the Nike Air Max 2017, which is quite the opposite of the previous shoe as it favors women with wide feet. And it also helps supination problems, which is also common among people who have wide feet.
The Nike Air Max is comfortable, well cushioned, and straightforward. Although it doesn't have the best appearance on the list, it's reliable for every run and exercise. We recommend this one for women who love running (someone quite serious about it) and simplicity. Essentially, a minimalist athlete would be the type of person who'd wear one of these.
Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0
Best for high-arched women with arch pain – comfortable and durable soles, ideal during pregnancy
Last but not least on our list is the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0. It's also an affordable pair but not everyone can appreciate it. That's because it's only best used by women with high arches or those who tend to overpronate. This feature also helps pregnant women who want to go on walks from time to time.
Most pregnant women experience a certain loss of stability, especially in their third trimester. This pair of shoes helps out by supporting the arches and keeping their weight evenly distributed to the sides. It has very comfortable insoles, too, so even after a few long walks, there shouldn't be any pain.
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