Get ready, get set, and go find your new footwear. Then join the iconic running festival Run the Tan around Melbourne's beloved Royal Botanic Gardens.

Sole Motive

Local heroes Sole Motive are specialists in the field of activewear. Red-hot orange and light as air, their Asics Magic Speed shoes are high performers designed for marathons. For everyday training, try the Hoka Mach 5 in white and blue. These turbo-blasters will have you racing along the Tan. So grab some anti-blister running socks while you’re here.

An orange and white sneaker.
ASICS magic speed. Image from Solemotive website.

Subtype

Subtype is your port of call for brilliantly curated contemporary sneakers. For those serious about running, try on a pair of Reebok Premier Trinity KFS. For something a little more retro, go for the New Balance 860v2. They're giving serious dad sneaker vibes. We're also obsessed wit the Salomon range like this pair in moss green. Get the full ensemble and grab some gear from Subtype’s sweats range.

Foot Locker

Foot Locker has all the brands and models you know and love. You can't go wrong with the Nike Air Max 1 with its soft cushioning and durable rubber sole. Plus the low-cut look makes it a sleek and stylish option. The adidas Ultraboost is also a popular pair on the running track. Great for long distance jogs, it's durable enough for all kinds of surfaces. To keep new runners unscuffed, add a shoe-cleaning kit to your online shopping cart.

Up There Athletics

To check out the latest innovations, see what Up There Athletics has in store. For the fashion-lover go for the Asics GEL-Kayano 20 × KENZO. It's giving serious '90s vibes. Consider yourself a competitive trainer? Try a monochrome pair of New Balance runners. Pair with quality socks from their extensive selection.

The floor of an up market streetwear store with a row of sneakers in the background.
Up There

Myer

Visit Myer to browse sporty shoes and comfy allrounders. Their unisex Go Walk 6 collection comes in black or navy, in a mix of leather and athletic mesh. For ladies sneakers in every colour, the Puma range comes up trumps. These hardworking trainers have a Softfoam footbed, ensuring all around comfort. And best of all, they're affordable.

Nike Melbourne Central

Top sprinting sneakers from Nike Melbourne Central include the superfly and maxfly range. Master short runs and hurdles with removable spikes that grip and add traction to your final dash. Want to really show off your individuality? The Nike By You shoes are customisable allowing you to mix and match your own colour combos/

Platypus

If you want to see what’s trending in the world of sneakers, drop into Platypus. Forward-looking styles for men include the stand-out Puma X-Cell Nova in red or black. These eye-catching sneakers feature state-of-the-art technology and feature an inbuilt sock liner for comfort and support. The women's Skechers GOrun Consistent is perfect for both running and workouts.

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Run the Tan

Run the Tan

Run the iconic Tan Track around the Royal Botanic Gardens and help support mental health.

Yarra Sunrise Running Tour
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Yarra Sunrise Running Tour

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Laneways Discovery Running Tour
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Laneways Discovery Running Tour

Go on a cultural journey through Melbourne’s famous laneways.

Slums and Guns: True Crime Running Tour
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Slums and Guns: True Crime Running Tour

Discover Melbourne’s dark side on a crime history tour.

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