Make your run more fun with our pick of the latest hi-tech footwear
Whether you’re a marathon-busting athlete or you’ve just downloaded the ‘Couch to 5k’ app, you’ll know that pounding the pavement can make a big difference to your fitness levels as well as to both your physical and mental health. And with a Nielsen study revealing high cholesterol and being overweight as two of the largest health concerns facing the GCC’s women, as well as two of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, there’s never been a better time to don your gym wear.
City Centre Sharjah is joining the fight for good heart health with its Feel the Beat campaign, offering free heart testing to women in collaboration with the American Association, the world’s leading voluntary organisation dedicated to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The month-long campaign runs throughout September, to spread awareness of heart disease prevention and the importance of early detection.
“Feel the Beat is part of our sustainability efforts and how we deliver great moments for everyone, every day,” reveals mall marketing manager Chadi Mezher. “Feel the Beat empowers women of all ages to take control of their overall wellbeing and learn more about heart health.”
Inspired to take action to improve your health? Here are the top trainers to seek out to turbo-boost your workout.
Adidas Performance Solar LT Trainers, AED315, Adidas, visit City Centre Sharjah
Lightweight and comfortable, the flexible bounce mid-sole on these Adidas sneakers provides energised cushioning that’ll help support workouts ranging from running to circuit class.
Skechers GOrun 7, AED545, Healthy Sports, visit City Centre Sharjah
If you associate Skechers more with school sneaks than sports tech, think again. The latest generation in the GOrun series of lightweight cushioned neutral running shoes, the seven range features ‘hyper burst’ cushioning for lightning-fast speed.
Reebok Interrupted Sole sneakers, AED290, Reebok, visit City Centre Sharjah
Featuring a split mid-sole and a lightweight mesh upper with suede overlays, these durable Reebok sneakers come with plenty of cushioning for all-day comfort, whether you’re hitting the gym or just walking to work.
Nike Renew Rival running shoe, AED429, Sun & Sands Sport, visit City Centre Sharjah
Nike’s revered Renew technology helps you handle road running with a pressure-mapped out-sole for traction, while the lightweight knit fabric will keep your feet fresh over longer distances.