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Women’s Running Shorts: A Comparison

Posted on September 30, 2011 in Running Apparel

For nearly a decade, a single short has dominated the women’s run apparel industry. The Nike Tempo Track Short is the queen of running shorts; women of all shapes, sizes and abilities adore it, some so faithful that they refuse to wear anything else. Through the years, the Tempo has taken on over 1500 color […]

Brooks PureFlow – First Look

Posted on September 29, 2011 in Running Shoes

The Saucony Kinvara 2 no longer stands alone. Prepared to duel, is the Brooks PureFlow. It is built with a 4mm heel-toe offset, just like the Kinvara 2, but sits an estimated 2mm higher off the ground (stack height: heel-23mm, forefoot-19mm). The extra 2mm mostly comes from the outsole, which should increase durability over the […]

Mizuno Inspire 8 – First Look

Posted on September 27, 2011 in Running Shoes

Long considered the performance runner’s support shoe of choice, the Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 will continue to deliver a smooth and responsive ride. And although the updates to the Inspire 8 are minor and focused primarily on fit, the weight is reportedly a half ounce lighter than the Wave Inspire 7. The Fan Wave of […]

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THE NORTH FACE Better Than Naked Jacket

Posted on September 21, 2011 in Running Apparel

The North Face Better Than Naked Jacket is a seemingly weightless, easily stowed, weather-resistant layer for Fall running. As part of TNF’s Flight Series collection and Better Than Naked (BTN) line, the Better Than Naked Jacket is completely performance-driven with premium features and a minimalistic design. Both light and windproof, it’s built for endurance athletes […]

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Soleus GPS 1.0 Digital Sport Watch – First Look

Posted on September 20, 2011 in Gear Running Accessories

Soleus is jumping into the GPS market with the GPS 1.0 Digital Sport Watch. With an MSRP of $99, the new Soleus GPS watch targets runners seeking a simple-to-use speed/distance watch to monitor training.   Main Features   GPS: high-sensitivity receiver Distance: current & total in Miles or Km Pace/Speed: current & average Calories Burned: […]

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Asics Noosa Tri 7 – First Look

Posted on September 15, 2011 in Running Shoes

It glows in the dark. Need we say more? Well, maybe a little more. The Asics Noosa Tri 7 (MSRP $120) is a variation of the popular, performance-oriented DS Trainer. By using the platform of the DS Trainer 14, the Noosa Tri 7 rides on a system proven to be successful for long, uptempo running. […]

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adidas adiZero Hagio – First Look *Update

Posted on September 12, 2011 in Running Shoes

Come January 2012, the hugely popular adidas adiZero Rocket will be gone and in its place will be the adiZero Hagio (MSRP $90). The Hagio carries over the midsole from the adiZero Pro. And with a light weight upper and new outsole, the Hagio is expected be an ounce lighter than the adiZero Rocket. The […]

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The Sugoi Hydrolite Jacket: Intelligent Fabric, Brilliant Design

Posted on September 9, 2011 in Running Apparel

The advent of packable, lightweight running jackets isn’t an entirely new concept, but the Sugoi Hydrolite Jacket is absolutely original. Sheer and intriguing, it features an “intelligent fabric” that reacts with water to create a moisture-blocking membrane. The film-like surface visibly activates as beads of water roll off of it, leaving a trace of “lifted” […]

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