Spartan Pro-Approved Shoes For Obstacle Sports and Trail Races

Spartan Pro-Approved Shoes For Obstacle Sports and Trail Races


Check out what shoes Kathleen Paton, Katrina Llegado, Steve Near, and more wore to these different Spartan Race events

Spartan Race Philippines regularly conducts obstacle course races and trail runs in the country, where hundreds of pro athletes and fitness enthusiasts flock to. Even various models, actors, and influencers train for and join these races as a way to fulfill their bucket lists. But what we also know about these races is that they are intense—both mentally and physically. Adding to that, it gets severely messy and slippery depending on which events you participate in.

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For these reasons, every athlete and fitness enthusiast joining these events need to be properly equipped with the right gear and apparel to overcome the obstacles ahead. If you’re a beginner in the market for shoes to wear at this year’s Spartan Race events, check out this list of Spartan Pros to see which shoe brands they trust to bring them to the finish line.

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Photo Credit: @kathleen_paton (via Instagram)

At the top of this list is Merrell, the brand that has outfitted many local stars for the Spartan Race in the past year. Some of these stars include Miss Eco International 2022 Kathleen Paton and Mister World Philippines 2022 Kirk Bondad. The couple wore Merrell’s Fly Strike Trail Running Shoes to the Spartan Trail in Alviera Pampanga and the Timberland Heights Trifecta Weekend.

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Miss Universe Philippines 2022 2nd runner-up Katrina Llegado also wore the Fly Strike Trail Running Shoes to her 21-kilometer trail run in Alviera. Likewise, actress Joj Agpangan sported Merrell shoes at the 21-kilometer trail run, as well as at her first Spartan Race last November.


Photo Credit: @selenantonioreyes (via Instagram)

Century Tuna Ageless Superbod 2022 Selena Antonio Reyes sported Nike shoes all throughout her Spartan Race events, both locally and abroad. At the 2022 Spartan Asia Pacific Championship in Phuket, Thailand, Selena wore the Nike Pegasus Trail 4 Women’s Trail Running Shoes in black. Whatever the specific pair is, it’s clear that this athlete and 2023 Spartan Ambassador trusts Nike trail running shoes to endure these races with her.

VJ Shoes

Photo Credit: @gabbrosario (via Instagram)

For many local obstacle sports pro athletes and enthusiasts, VJ Shoes is the best there is. For 2023 Spartan Ambassador Gabb Rosario and Obstacle World Record holder Seannah Swift, Spark by VJ Shoes are capable of handling the heat at Spartan Races. Gabb was seen wearing Spark at a Spartan Race event in City de Mare, while Seannah wore her pair at the Spartan World Championship 2022 in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi.


Photo Credit: @adidasrunning (via Instagram)

For fellow 2023 Spartan Ambassador Steve Near, Hoka is the way to go. Not only dressing in the brand’s gear, Steve also wore the ​​Hoka Tecton X to Timberland Heights. There, Steve completed the 21k, 10k, and 5k races while sporting the radiant yellow Tecton X trail running shoes. 

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