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Saucony Kilkenny XC4 – First Look

Posted on December 30, 2010 in Running Shoes

One of the nice bright spots for Saucony in the recent past has been the sales of their cross country racing flats and spikes, in particular the Saucony Kilkenny, which has been an industry sales leader the last two seasons.  Cross Country racing shoes don’t sell in particularly large numbers, but they do tend to […]

New Balance 1190 – First Look

Posted on December 29, 2010 in Running Shoes

New Balance is getting serious about the running specialty channel again, in a big way.  The company has re-focused their energy on reestablishing the company as a serious running brand.  To this end, they are coming to market with model updates that are very much in tune with the trends currently happening in the industry.  […]

Inov8 Road-X Lite 155 – First Look

Posted on December 28, 2010 in Running Shoes

February 2011, Inov8 is coming to market with three minimalist road shoes all with a suggested retail price of $110. The three shoes will compose a line of “X” minimalist road shoes that will expand to five in Fall 2011. The initial three shoe offering will address runners of various needs who are seeking to […]

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Saucony PowerGrid Cortana – First Look

Posted on December 23, 2010 in Running Shoes

What happens when Saucony applies principles of minimalism to a shoe that ain’t so minimal? The world is about to find out this Summer with the introduction of the Saucony PowerGrid Cortana. Saucony clearly understands minimalism, when it is defined by the “less is more” concept and small heel-toe drops.  The Saucony Kinvara is a […]

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Nike Zoom 2011 Waffle Lineup – First Look

Posted on December 22, 2010 in Running Shoes

The legendary shoe Bill Bowerman destroyed his wife’s waffle iron to develop nearly 40 years ago and the shoe that helped launch the Nike empire is being updated again this coming Fall.  This latest update will no doubt be an athlete favorite.  All of the key elements of the shoe that help keep it an […]

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Inov8 Bare-Grip 200 – First Look

Posted on December 21, 2010 in Running Shoes

Now available at Running Warehouse Inov8 was making minimalist trail shoes before it was hip to be minimal. A UK company, Inov8 (pronounced: innovate) was founded on the principle of providing trail shoes that would be engineered to work in extreme conditions. Unhappy with the unstable, high-off-the-ground trail shoes that were available in the market, […]

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Saucony Hattori – First Look

Posted on December 20, 2010 in Running Shoes

For Fall 2011 Saucony looks to build on the success of their minimal lineup of shoes, lead by the Kinvara, with the introduction of the Hattori.  The Hattori will be the most minimal shoe in the Saucony line and one that has its target squarely set on grabbing market share from various smaller shoe brands […]

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