Hi-tech footwear keeps A-listers on track

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 January, 2012, 12:00am


Jogging appears to be the latest fitness fad among the A-list set. Stars such as Canto-pop diva Sammi Cheng Sau-man and style icon Hilary Tsui Ho-ying have been posting photos almost weekly on their microblogs to show off their fitter figures.

Although a regular run will help trim excess Christmas kilograms, it's better when you can do it in style.

Sportswear brand Adidas booked actresses Ella Koon Yan-na and Annie Liu Sum-yau to plug its new Adizero 'smart trainers' on Tuesday at The One mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. The shoe features a motion censor in the sole that records vital statistics such as the wearer's top speed, number of strides and total distance.

Liu, who is training for next month's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, said the shoes made her training much more efficient.

Koon was equally enthusiastic about working out.

'I once bought a Spinner bike and got hooked for about two years,' she said. 'I thought about taking some time off from work to focus on doing sports.'

The celebrity pair was joined at the event by veteran local runners Gi Ka-man and Chan Ka-ho for a casual jog around the venue.