Whether you’re staying home and following Chris Hemsworth’s home workout program (which is currently offering a free 6-week plan, by the way) or keeping in tune with some of your gym membership’s virtual online classes, there’s no excuse for not getting all geared up. You could very well be decked up in your Lululemon outfit (or your unit’s singlet) and sneakers, but if you’re doing your workout indoors, you might want to opt for a clean pair of kicks. Not only will it be a technically more hygienic option, but you can also take this as an excuse to get yourself fresh new sneakers, because staying at home does not mean that you have to stop shopping altogether.
And thanks to the powers of online shopping, you can turn to these 6 sneakers from END, some of which are designed in collaboration with contemporary streetwear designers like Cottweiler and White Mountaineering. Starting it off would be the Nite Jogger (SGD165) from Adidas, which comes in a reflective silver upper and features full-length cushioning for comfort and support. If you fancy a dressier version, there’s the Multicolour Nite Jogger (SGD229) created together with White Mountaineering, featuring a bold combination of green, orange and red, furnished with 3M elements and technical mesh for a cool, futuristic aesthetic. Or go all out with the White Mountaineering x Adidas Lxcon (SGD395), a true performance pair which made its debut at PFW, coming with adiPRENE midsoles and decked out with utilitarian-chic buckled straps.
Next up, two pairs from Nike that are made for women, coming in sizes denoted by an extra W in their labels. The React Vision W (SGD189) is equipped with a breathable mesh upper, sitting atop an updated React foam sole to give you speed with every stride. Then, there’s the Zoomx Vista Grind W (SGD249) which is essentially a chunky sneaker with an exposed Zoom X foam sole, perfect for your indoor jam session and new-age dance workout.
Rounding up the lot is Reebok’s Cottweiler’s Zig 3D Storm (SGD249), a fresh pair that’s crafted with a semi-translucent upper to emulate the sun’s rays, thanks to the gradient blue hues found on the sides. The extra cool bit about this pair? It features the Zig Energy Bands outsole which is designed to expand and contract when worn, giving you extra cushion and spring during your workouts.
Now, for those who prefer exercising outdoors, you can actually do so during this #CircuitBreaker period. Neighbourhood parks and running routes will remain open; just make sure that you practise safe distancing at all times. NParks has a dedicated site where you can check on the crowd levels, with advisory notes listed for you as well.