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Soldiers to get Adidas and Zoot running shoes from year's end: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

Published on Aug 24, 2014 7:24 PM
 
A picture from Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page showing his third pair of Asics running shoes (left), along with running shoes from Zoot (top right) and Adidas. Servicemen from the Singapore Armed Forces can look forward to choosing between Adidas and Zoot running shoes from year's end, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Sunday. -- PHOTO: DR NG ENG HEN'S FACEBOOK PAGE

SINGAPORE - Servicemen from the Singapore Armed Forces can look forward to choosing between Adidas and Zoot running shoes from year's end, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Sunday.

In a Facebook post, Dr Ng uploaded pictures of his three pairs of Asics running shoes - which NSmen use now - and said: "Like most of you, I was delighted with the Asics shoes... They were high quality and have given me many hours of happy walking and jogging. More good news for NSmen. The next set of running shoes will be from Adidas and Zoot and will be available at the end of the year."

This is the Singapore Armed Forces's fourth change since 1995. It had switched to Asics in 2011 as the Japanese brand was considered to be lighter, more durable and shock-absorbent than the New Balance or Brooks models in use since 2007.

More details on the new shoes will be provided at a later date.

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