Having a great workout whilst you are travelling seems like the new trend now. With the overwhelming popularity of the recent Gold Coast marathon, the hype of the upcoming Korea marathon and the rising number of yoga retreats, a pair of gym shoes seems like an essential to bring along in your luggage nowadays. Yet, bringing a pair of gym shoes for travelling can be a hassle. It can be space- consuming, bulky and heavy. Fret not, readers. This week, I am here to introduce you to some foldable and feather-light gym shoes for light travel.
Lightweight gym shoes
1. New Balance Minimus 10v2
Reasons for choosing it: Away with the heavy mesh construction, thick heel counter and substantial overlays in forefoot, New Balance Minimus 10v2 has them replaced with a one- piece upper and a few thin plastic overlays to make it 2.2 ounces lighter than the original. It is minimal enough for you to feel the ground and yet, supportive enough for both trail and road running.
- Price: About 109 SGD
- Get it here: New Balance Outlet at Velocity
2. Skechers Go Run Ride 3 – Nite Owl
Reasons for choosing it: With its photo luminescent technology, Skechers Go Run Ride 3 (Nite Owl) allows you to run safely at night and at places with low visibility. Besides, having a Resalyte Midsole and a custom- fit insole, it provides you with a feather-light and barefoot workout experience.
- Price: 95SGD to 110 SGD
- Get it here: All Skechers outlets
3. On Cloud
Reasons for choosing it: Worn by Swiss Triathlon Olympic Champion Nicole Spring, On Cloud is a role model as a pair of gym shoes that has maximum comfort and minimum weight. To provide superior cushioning and flexibility, it has famed rubber pods and deep flexible groves on outer sole respectively. Without a bulky midsole, it is definitely one of the lighter pairs of gym shoes one could own. Besides, the easy lacing system it offers, it gives you no reasons to not grab it soon!
- Price: About 179 SGD
- Get it here: Running Lab ( Velocity, Funan IT Mall, I12 Katong, Westgate), Safra Mount Faber, Athlete’s Circle Singapore ( 82 Geyland Lorong 23 #02-05 Atrix), Peloton ( 1 Changi Village Road #01- 2008), Soon Watt & Co (482 Changi Road), Cannasia Pte Ltd (33 Ubi Avenue 3)
Foldable gym shoes
Reasons for choosing it: Bent, folded and rolled up- yes, it will just consume a tiny space in your luggage. It is a multipurpose pair of gym shoes that can be used for running, dancing and even, in the water. Besides, what can be better than a pair of machine- washable gym shoes?
- Price: About 59.99 SGD on its own online store, 35-40 SGD on Amazon
- Get it here!
5. Kigo Drive
Reasons for choosing it: Suitable for both hiking and running, Kigo Drive is designed for comfort with its roomy toebox, stretchy lace system, removable insole and HD Plus outsole. In fact, with its resistance to both oil and water, it can take you almost anywhere at anytime!
- Price: About 74.99SGD on its own online store,
- Get it here!
6. Actos/ Ballop Skinshoes
Reasons for choosing it: Like Solz’s foldable gym shoes, Actos/ Ballop Skinshoes are multipurpose and are equipped with antislip soles. It allows you to do a wide range of activities from yoga to snorkeling to running. Equipped with a 4 way stretch polyester and spandex, it assures you comfort and flexibility. In fact, kids’ sizes are available too! So, do not hesitate to grab this! Comfort and convenience- it covers all.
- Price: 36- 60 SGD (without shipping)
- Get it here!