The world’s best and fastest runners gathered once again at the starting line in Ras Al Khaimah for the 9th RAK Half Marathon last weekend. Charging ahead of the elite pack at the “world’s fastest half marathon” are Bedan Karoki for the men’s division and Fancy Chemutai for women’s. They clocked in an incredible time of 58:42 and 1:04:52. Both proved that hard work, discipline and determination can bring you to the podium. And for the top athletes, like the runners at the RAK Half Marathon, the right shoes are part of the winning formula too.
There are a lot performance footwear out there, but only the best make it to the feet of the greats. Sun & Sand Sports online takes a look the best running shoes for the serious runners available today and what makes them special.
Lightweight, flexible and comfortable – this shoe is designed for training runs in preparation for your big race day. It has an updated height, durable Flyknit and lace-free with a two-strap system for adaptable fit and lockdown. The Nike Free shoe series is built to mimic natural foot movement for better and safer push-off and landing.
Daily running and cross training? Check. This adidas pair is versatile and hardworking with a Bounce cushioning technology, Forgedmesh upper support and moulded heel that you can run in, and do other sports as well. The Continental rubber outsole is super grippy and perfect for wet or dry outdoor conditions.
Dream the distance and run it with the most-advanced GEL-Nimbus yet. It’s 20th milestone iteration is cushioned with improved GEL technology for impact absorption, Heel Clutching System for stability, and lightweight FlyteFoam for responsiveness. The GEL-Nimbus 20 is made for underpronators or neutral runners, and longer distances.
People can’t stop talking about the HOVR Phantom. Whether on the treadmill or on the track, this shoe seems to be impressing both new and seasoned runners alike. UA’s new HOVR system gives superior cushioning and energy return, while the microthread upper knit and 3D moulded chamois upper deliver the comfort.
Step up your game even further and pair your shoes with modern running wear that provides comfort for miles. Like the women’s Nike Medalist Running T-Shirt with breathable knit and the men’s Nike Flex Running Jacket with durable water-repellent finish.
Whether going for your first 5km or nth marathon, always remember to invest in good running shoes and kit. The sssports.com running range has the best running shoes, apparel and accessories made for your miles.