Fleet of foot: Footwear brands to choose from

  • Style
  • Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

It's time to go shopping for shoes.


Said to push the boundaries of footwear design are the all-new Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit, Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit, and Nike Free 5.0. Each provides a differing flexibility and close-to-the-ground ride, but shares the same revolutionary technologies.

While hexagonal flex-groove outsoles deliver multi-directional flexibility, a more anatomically shaped heel provides natural rolls as the foot hits the ground. An ultra-light Flyknit upper also provides a contoured fit that complements foot support.


The All Out Fuse and All Out Rush shoes are the highlights of Merrell’s latest collection. The former caters to versatile runners working out in different environments and the latter suits those who are training for a race.

Both features ultra-resilient foam pads and specialised outsole rubbers that provide impact protection and multi-directional control. An underfoot wrap shaped around the arch creates continuous ground contact for increased mobility and efficiency, as well.


From Adidas is the Energy Boost 2 shoe. Aside from the Boost cushioning, which is claimed to return more energy than any other foam in the running industry, it features a one-piece translucent heel to mid-foot cage that makes for a much more stable fit.

Each pair comes with the Techfit technology for lightweight and flexible upper foot support, as well as Torsion System for energy return in the forefoot and natural integrity in the mid-foot.

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