Take a little run around Singapore Town, in a NB Fresh Foam LAZR!

There are two types of people in the world – those who believe in setting new year resolutions, and those who work on them. So if you think you belong to the latter, or maybe you are just overweight with guilt from the 15 days of festive bingeing, then we have some good news for you!

New Balance has just recently released a new range of running shoes that aims to provide utmost comfort and support for athletes on the move. Aptly named Fresh Foam LAZR, the shoes were designed to give runners an extra boost by harnessing cutting-edge technology for the perfect silhouette, along with a hyposkin upper mould that fits like a glove but to your feet! The uniquely lightweight and flexible yet supportive midsole with deep flex grooves engraved with laser was also the brainchild behind the series’ name, LAZR.


Clockwise from top-left: (1) Mok and other NB athletes at the preview launch of NB Fresh Foam LAZR; (2) Mok ‘getting focused for more’ at Ground Zero Gym where the launch party was held; (3) Mok leading the participants during the warm-up

Before the NB Fresh Foam LAZR arrived in Singapore, NB Ambassador & National Marathoner Mok Ying Ren was joined by a lucky group of over 60 running enthusiasts and athletes for an early launch preview of the NB Fresh Foam LAZR at an exclusive launch event on 24 Feb.

The event began with a warm-up session near Clarke Quay where Mok joined the participants for a series of dynamic drills, some of which he also personally used as part of his warm-up regime, before going for a short 2km run along the scenic Singapore river. While the run had to be shortened due to the threatening skies, the cooling afternoon and refreshing route made for easy banter as runners got to know one another, and talk about their favourite topic – running (shoes)! The event also saw friends from one of the largest running group, Running Department, turn up in great anticipation and support!

Mok (left) and Terence (right) from Running Department sharing a moment at the shoe launch

After the shake-out run, everyone adjourned back to Ground Zero Gym which saw long queues for the organic drinks and acai bowls. Judging from the joy and smiles on everyone’s face, there could hardly have been a better start to the lunar new year than this!

Mok Ying Ren (front-left, in orange) with the participants at the launch of New Balance Fresh Foam LAZR running shoes.


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