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Asics Gel Nimbus 14 Sneak Peek

Posted on February 29, 2012 in Running Shoes

The Big Papa of Pillow for the neutral runner goes on a bit of a diet but still maintains a plush ride. Launch Date April 2012 MSRP $140.00 What to Watch For Lower Weight: The Men’s and Women’s Nimbus 14 is estimated to weigh about a half oz less than the prior models. Better Breathability: […]

Asics Gel Cirrus33 – Our Take

Posted on February 27, 2012 in Running Shoes

Our Tweet New Math: Cirrus33 + 1 left foot + 1 right foot = Cushioning3. You won’t find a more cushioned shoe to keep you protected and comfortable. (View Men’s Gel Cirrus33 and Women’s Gel Cirrus33) Big Features Rearfoot and Forefoot Gel Cushioning: The Cirrus33 has the largest volume of Gel cushioning of any Asics […]

Introducing 4 New Salomon Skin Packs

Posted on February 24, 2012 in Gear Running Accessories

Many trail runners already know about the snug fit and feature-packed versatility of the Salomon XT Advanced Skin S-Lab 5 Set Pack ($180.00). In addition to offering exceptional comfort, this pack provides over half a dozen different pockets and an advanced bladder system. With the popularity of the S-Lab 5 Set pack, it was only […]

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Student Athlete? Save $50 on Garmin

Posted on February 23, 2012 in Gear Running Accessories

Now until May 15, 2012, Garmin is offering student athletes and school coaches a $50 mail-in rebate for the Forerunner 210 and Forerunner 610, along with the FR70 HRM when bundled with the Garmin Foot Pod. How do you get the rebate? Purchase an eligible model and send in the Garmin Rebate Form along with […]

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New Balance 890 v2 – Our Take

Posted on February 22, 2012 in Running Shoes

Our Tweet The 890 v2 is a refined lightweight trainer – low and light with excellent road feel. The full redesign is an evolution, not revolution. (See Men’s 890 v2 and Women’s 890 v2) Big Updates Lower Drop: The 890 v2 sports an 8mm heel-to-toe offset, 3mm lower than the original. Lighter Weight: Weight is […]

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Nike Flyknit Sneak Peek

Posted on February 21, 2012 in Running Shoes

If you haven’t yet heard about Nike’s Flyknit technology, get ready for a marketing onslaught in the coming months. Nike has spent the last 4 years designing and engineering a lightweight, knit upper material that fits the foot like a sock but still has the dynamic structure needed for a supportive fit. A Closer Look […]

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Now Available: Heart Rate Data for iPhone 4S

Posted on February 20, 2012 in Gear Running Accessories

Your problem: you want heart rate data, but you want it with your favorite running app on your nice, new iPhone 4S. Traditional chest strap heart rate monitors transmit data in a format that isn’t compatible with your new phone. So are you out of luck? Nope. Blue HR is the first heart rate monitor […]

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Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8 – Our Take

Posted on February 17, 2012 in Running Shoes

Our Tweet Minor updates to the Nirvana 8 keep things humming for runners who want a protective, comfortable ride along with some road feel. (View Men’s Nirvana 8 and Women’s Nirvana 8) Big Updates Redesigned Upper: The upper of the Nirvana 8 was designed for increased breathability and reduced weight. Slimmer for Guys: The Nirvana […]

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Asics Gel Fuji Racer – Our Take

Posted on February 16, 2012 in Running Shoes

Our Tweet Gel Fuji Racer blends racing genes with trail genes to produce a hybrid monster that gobbles up terrain at a terrifying rate. (View Men’s Fuji Racer and Women’s Fuji Racer) Big Features Racing Flat Origins: To construct the Fuji Racer, Asics started with elements of its Gel DS Racer 9 and Gel Hyper […]

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Asics Gel Blur33 2.0 Sneak Peek

Posted on February 15, 2012 in Running Shoes

The shoe that launched the Asics 33 Collection is set to get a refresh this summer. The Gel Blur33 2.0 debuts in April 2012 with a new upper on the original Blur33’s mid/outsole. What to Watch For MONO-SOCK Upper: The upper is now constructed with a stretch mesh that holds the shoe on the foot […]

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