Must-Have Running and Training Shoes to Go Faster and Further in 2019

by Peh Yi Wen
FITNESS  |  April 04, 2019
  • Shopping for new workout shoes? Add these hot new kicks to cart.
    1 / 10 Shopping for new workout shoes? Add these hot new kicks to cart.

    With these new running and gym shoes at your feet, bouncing back from a fitness slump and pushing past your limits will be a breeze.

    (Also read: 6 New Running Shoes in 2019 You’ll Love)

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  • Running – For overpronators: Under Armour Women’s UA Hovr Guardian Running Shoes ($219)
    2 / 10 Running – For overpronators: Under Armour Women’s UA Hovr Guardian Running Shoes ($219)

    Built to provide extra support for a half or full marathon, these stability trainers offer step-in comfort with their sock liners, and ample cushioning around the collars to protect the ankles and the back of your heels from abrasion. If you tend to over-pronate, the midsoles are designed to guide your stride back to proper alignment by preventing your feet from rolling excessively inwards.

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  • Running – For speed training: Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit Gyakusou SP19 ($429)
    3 / 10 Running – For speed training: Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit Gyakusou SP19 ($429)

    Train for race day like the pros with these legendary running shoes, which come in a stylish new colourway as part of Nike’s Gyakusou SP19 collection with fashion designer Jun Takahashi. They feature lightweight foam cushioning for an incredible bounce, and carbon-fibre plates that run from heel to toe for powerful push-offs. Available only at Dover Street Market.

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  • Running – For higher mileage: Adidas Women Running Ultraboost 19 Shoes ($280)
    4 / 10 Running – For higher mileage: Adidas Women Running Ultraboost 19 Shoes ($280)

    Going for longer runs will be a breeze with these. The sock-like uppers wrap your feet snugly with optimal support, and the midsoles feature 20 per cent more Boost foam for greater cushioning, energy return and responsiveness. The outsoles are made with the same rubber used in tyres, boasting great traction, so you can take them on wet or dry roads with ease.

    (Also read: How to Choose the Right Pair of Running Shoes)

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  • Running – For newbies: Kalenji Women Support Light Running Shoes ($50)
    5 / 10 Running – For newbies: Kalenji Women Support Light Running Shoes ($50)

    This affordable pair from Decathlon ticks all the right boxes for a beginner. The soft foam soles offer optimal shock absorption whether you’re running on the treadmill or outdoors. The breathable mesh uppers made with minimal seams will keep your feet well-ventilated and blister-free.

    (Also read: Where to Buy Cheap Running Shoes and Activewear in Singapore)

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  • Running – For neutral runners: Asics Gel-Nimbus 21 ($259)
    6 / 10 Running – For neutral runners: Asics Gel-Nimbus 21 ($259)

    Tackling your first 10km? These long-distance running shoes have got you covered – especially for anyone with a neutral gait. Despite thick midsoles with plush cushioning, the shoes will feel bouncy and light with optimal support. The foam located at both forefoot and the heel ensures maximum shock absorption as your feet strike the ground.

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  • Running – For everyday runs: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit ($179)
    7 / 10 Running – For everyday runs: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit ($179)

    The perforations on the uppers aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, but functional as well – to rid as much excess material as possible. In doing so, the shoe’s overall weight is reduced, making it possible for every stride to feel super light regardless of distance. In Singapore’s humid weather, you will truly appreciate the stretchy yet supportive uppers that provide sufficient breathability to keep your feet dry.

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  • Training – For light gym workouts: Cole Haan Women’s Zerogrand All-Day Trainer with Stitchlite ($259)
    8 / 10 Training – For light gym workouts: Cole Haan Women’s Zerogrand All-Day Trainer with Stitchlite ($259)

    Going from work to workout will no longer be a feat with these dressy yet functional trainers. The super breathable knit uppers provide all-day comfort, while the heel-to-toe foam ensures adequate cushioning and responsiveness – whether you are walking to the office or sweating it out on the elliptical machine.

    (Also read: 11 Stylish Workout Shoes You Can Wear Outside the Gym)

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  • Training – For HIIT: Reebok Women Flexagon Training Shoes ($119)
    9 / 10 Training – For HIIT: Reebok Women Flexagon Training Shoes ($119)

    Smash your agility drills with these super lightweight and flexible kicks featuring grippy soles that allow for quick directional changes. Even if your workout calls for fast feet or tuck jumps, your toes will remain well-protected with extra cushioning at the forefoot.

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  • Training – For weight lifting: Under Armour Women’s UA TriBase Reign Training Shoes ($179)
    10 / 10 Training – For weight lifting: Under Armour Women’s UA TriBase Reign Training Shoes ($179)

    These high-stability shoes are just what you need to stay grounded while conquering heavy deadlifts and barbell squats, thanks to the external heel counter and extra rubber built strategically under the toe box. The forefoot flex grooves promote upward and downward flexibility for a wider range of movement. Read our full review here.

    (Also read: 5 Stylish Shoes That Are Suitable for Weightlifting)

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