You don’t have to be a professional sailor to wear a pair of Camper’s Ocean Race Collection sneakers. However, when you do, remember that they have been tested and approved by Emirates Team New Zealand, one of the world’s best professional sailing teams.

The Ocean Race Collection marks Camper’s first foray into high-performance sportswear. This collection celebrates the premium casual footwear label’s collaboration with Emirates Team New Zealand, one of the teams participating in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012.

Crafted with the demands of sailing in mind, the Ocean Race Collection comes in two innovative designs – the Seamar and Water Runner.

The Seamar

The Seamar series for men is the most technical shoe Camper has created to date. It is quick-drying and salt-resistant, with an advanced internal midsole to cushion your feet. It is also equipped with an internal stretchy sock for warmth. The hidden lace system means you won’t have to worry about your laces getting caught or snagged. It also has a dual-density, rubber-grooved outsole and a rubber cupsole that offers sound protection and good grip.

The Water Runner for women

Just as comfortable as the Seamar is the Water Runner series, which has designs for both men and women. With a waterproof leather exterior and waterproof membrane, this sneaker keeps your feet dry, regardless of rain or shine. It is light and flexible, and is quick-drying and salt-resistant. The sole is feather-light and offers good grip, and a full tricot internal sock ensures a comfortable fit.

With such great attention to detail and trendy design, Camper’s Ocean Race Collection is indeed a triumph of fashion and practicality.

The Ocean Race Collection is now available at all Camper outlets in Singapore. The Water Runner costs $259 and while the Seamar costs $309. For more information, please visit