Skechers recently gave some triathletes from the Club100 cycling club the opportunity to get some first-hand tips from Freddy Lampret on how to prepare for the next Ironman (sponsored by Skechers) and other triathlon events. Winner of numerous triathlon titles, Lampret is a professional triathlete who also coaches and motivates other athletes through MPG (My Programme Generator).

Freddy Lampret test-runs the new GoMeb Speed3 from Skechers. Photo: Skechers.

He has already helped more than 150 triathletes to complete their first Ironman and is a renowned swimming coach.

Around 30 triathlon members of the Club100, which is also affiliated to the African pro team Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, intently listened to Lampret’s experiences in the tri world. The group shared their fears, anxieties and interests during the Q&A session – and were reassured by Lampret’s calm advice.

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Lampret received a pair of Skechers’ new GoRun5 running shoes, and promptly proclaimed them to be “the MOST comfortable shoes I’ve ever put on my feet!”

All the guests were then introduced to the Skechers Performance range, and they commented favourably on the quality of the product, the growth of the brand, as well as the vast range on display in their head office showroom in Melrose Arch. In between discussing the merits of the shoes, the athletes also debated the benefits (or not) of barefoot running!

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Following the success of this interactive evening, Skechers’ local distributor Brand-Folio is already planning the next social evening, during which they will be inviting young, urban, South Africans with major cool factor and street cred to experience the brand up close and personal.

Photo: Skechers.