Using the right shoe for your activities will not only improve your performance, but it will also prevent you from the risk of injury. Here’s what you have voted for SHAPE Favourites 2017 under the Best Shoes category.
1. Best Running Shoe
Judges’ Choice: Mizuno Wave Rider 20 at World of Sports (RM599)
Maintaining the Mizuno’s classic fit, the Wave Rider 20 features a breakthrough in Triple Zone engineered mesh that provides breathability, movement and hold throughout a run. Plus, it comes in a softer heel collar to avoid irritation without losing its heel fit.
Readers’ Choice: Skechers GOrun 400 (RM349)
This well-cushioned shoe is perfect for a variety of workouts in and out of the gym. The responsive 5GEN® cushioning midsole and a breathable mesh upper offer along with a supportive woven panels at sides and toe, makes it an incredibly responsive running shoe.
2. Best Trail-Running Shoes
Judges’ Choice: Columbia Caldorado II at World of Sports (RM699)
Hit the trail with the ideal balance of support, traction, and cushioning with this trail-running shoe. It has a FluidFoam midsole for great flexibility, full length TrailShield rubber outsole, seamless upper with cushioning collar foam – exactly what you need for a great fit and feel.
Readers’ Choice: Brooks Women’s PureGrit 5 (RM530)
Make this lightweight shoe your trail running partner for dirt-only path. The underfoot ballistic shield will protect your feet from rocky surface while the rounded heel provides better alignment thus minimising joints stress.
3. Best Walking Shoes
Judges’ Choice: Mizuno Synchro MX 2 at World of Sports (RM469)
This shoe offers a sock-like feel, with a maximum cushion that fits your unique foot shape for everyday comfort. The fully-engineered shoe has a mesh upper construction with mid foot and heel wrapping for superb fit. Top piece of the midsole works as a stable platform to prevent foot from sinking, while the bottom piece provides heel-to-toe responsiveness.
Readers’ Choice: Skechers GOwalk 4 (RM299)
Designed with innovative and highly responsive 5GEN® midsole cushioning, the Skechers 5th Generation design provides a high energy return on every step with mesh upper engineered to naturally expand with your foot while you walk. You’ll also love the lightweight mesh fabric and smooth synthetic upper for to give you the most comfortable fit.
4. Best Casual Shoes
Judges’ Choice: Keds ‘Kick Start’ Collection at Royal Sporting House (RM209)
The Keds ‘Kick Start’ shoe has a classic sneaker design of lace up sneaker with six eyelets canvas and suede upper with a soft breathable twill lining and two sets of lace from tonal cotton lace and white cotton lace.
Readers’ Choice: Under Armour Charged Pivot Mid Tinted Neutrals Lifestyle Shoe (RM699)
With design inspired by the Under Armour basketball sneakers, this shoe gives a modern silhouette, an easy transitio from street to gym. The Charged Cushioning® technology throughout the midsole can absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst of power while the full-length EVA sockliner adds comfort and a custom fit.
5. Best Hiking Shoes
Judges’ Choice: Merrell Moab FST at Royal Sporting House (RM599)
This all-day comfort hiking shoe has a mesh and TPU upper with traditional lace closure and a breathable mesh lining. The Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability and the Vibram® MegaGrip outsole provides the best combination of stickiness and durability, works best for both wet and dry surfaces.
Readers’ Choice: Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN II Xcel Mid Outdry at World of Sports (RM669)
The waterproof, breathable construction and traction sole in this shoe will keep you dry, comfortable and in control. It has a Textile upper with welded synthetic overlays OutDry® Breathable Waterproof Construction, Techlite™ midsole for long lasting comfort, and Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber outsole.
6. Best Training Shoe
Judges’ Choice: Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 (RM499)
This CrossFit shoe keeps the natural shape and stability athletes covet, with a flexible bottom for mobility and traction. The added heel piece creates a fit lockdown for better leverage as you lift or jump while the NanoWeave technology on the upper offers for comfort and breathability to keep your feet cool and dry.
Readers’ Choice: Under Armour Micro G® Printed Training Shoe (RM399)
Breathable, lightweight and highly durable, the shoe’s midsole provides great comfort and stability, perfect for not only for training, but also for casual, all-day wear, thanks to the Micro G® sockliner that delivers added underfoot cushioning for ultimate comfort.