The Best Running Shoes In 2018 to Help You Go Faster & Farther

by Estelle Low
FITNESS  |  April 17, 2018
  • Up your running game
    1 / 7 Up your running game

    Running will be much more effortless when you’re in these high-performing (and stylish) shoes. Some come in pretty shades of 2018’s colour of the year: ultraviolet.

    *wallets on standby*

    Note: We’ll be updating this article periodically, so watch this space for more exciting shoes to come.

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  • Reebok Fast Flexweave Women’s Running Shoes ($149)
    2 / 7 Reebok Fast Flexweave Women’s Running Shoes ($149)

    The uppers are made with a figure-8 weave method that offers tailored flexibility in the forefoot and midfoot areas. Pressure-mapping technology is used in the outsoles to ensure maximum responsiveness and stability. Good for both daily training and races. Available in black/coal, white/ash grey, cool shadow/porcelain.

    (Also read: 7 Running Races You Should Not Miss in 2018)

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  • Asics Gel-Nimbus 20 Platinum Women’s Running Shoes ($289)
    3 / 7 Asics Gel-Nimbus 20 Platinum Women’s Running Shoes ($289)

    Built for runners of all levels, this is the lightest model in Gel-Nimbus history. The shoes use Asics’ proprietary FlyteFoam midsoles that are the ideal combination of soft and springy. Plus, this platinum design features a metallic heel counter, reflective stripes and a special-edition sockliner – something the style-conscious wouldn’t want to miss. Available in metallic grey. Visit www.asics.com/sg.

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  • Merrell Bare Access Flex Knit Women’s Trail Running Shoes ($189, Royal Sporting House)
    4 / 7 Merrell Bare Access Flex Knit Women’s Trail Running Shoes ($189, Royal Sporting House)

    These barely-there knit shoes are just what you need to conquer a trail run. The stretchy uppers hug every contour of the feet, so you’ll always be in control whether you’re sidestepping a branch or navigating a slope. The grippy outsoles give great traction and ground feel too. Available in aqua and navy.

    (Also read: The Best Hiking Trails in Singapore)

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  • New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr HypoSkin Women’s Running Shoes ($159)
    5 / 7 New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr HypoSkin Women’s Running Shoes ($159)

    Thanks to the low-cut bootie construction, these sleek shoes are super easy to slip on. They boast a sock-like fit, and uppers made of a lightweight, supportive material called Hyposkin which adapt to the shape of your feet. Deep, laser-engraved flex grooves in the midsoles improve shock absorption and flexible motion. Available in dark purple, grey and black. Visit www.newbalance.com.sg.

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  • Reebok Floatride Run Women's Shoes ($229)
    6 / 7 Reebok Floatride Run Women's Shoes ($229)

    Featuring Reebok’s Floatride Foam, these shoes are incredibly cushy, bouncy and lightweight – perfect for speed runs and races. The uppers are made of seam-free knit material, and provide sufficient breathability to keep your feet dry throughout. Available in purple and black.

    (Also read: Running On Softer Surfaces Doesn’t Mean Less Impact On Your Joints)

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  • Under Armour Hovr Sonic Women’s Running Shoes (from $179)
    7 / 7 Under Armour Hovr Sonic Women’s Running Shoes (from $179)

    Under Armour’s latest cushioning technology, Hovr, strikes a fine balance between cushioning, responsiveness and energy return, giving a lifting effect with every stride. Suitable for long distances, these kicks have soft, flat-knit uppers for optimal ventilation so your feet stay dry even in humid conditions. The firm tongues and external heel counters provide a snug, locked-in fit. Available in red and grey. Visit www.underarmour.com.sg/en-sg.

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