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Get Custom Running Uniforms for Your Team

February 15th, 2013

Did you know that Running Warehouse caters to team orders? We make it extremely easy to find the colors and brands you need for your team or club uniforms. More and more track coaches, cross-country coaches, and running club presidents are choosing us for all their team gear at the lowest everyday prices. Visit our Team Sales page or call our Teams Department directly at 855-798-3267 to see how we can help you.

We offer running uniforms from Nike, Asics, Brooks, adidas and more. Our selection includes singlets, tech tops, shorts, speedsuits, and track pants, along with a selection of sport bags, replacement spikes, and other accessories.

But we don’t just sell team apparel. We also go above and beyond with custom screen printing and embroidery options. That means that with just a quick phone call and email to us, you can be on your way to having custom uniforms delivered right to your doorstep. No need to track down a screen printer in your area. Screen printing from us can cost as little as $3 per shirt for quantities of 60 or more.

We also offer help designing logos and artwork, if you don’t already have your graphics ready to go. We’ve worked hard to make our Teams Department a one stop shop for your team uniforms and running accessories – let us know what you think!

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Introducing Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

February 14th, 2013

Even if you’ve been living under a rock (and if you are, it might be time to see what other housing alternatives are available in your community), Nike has likely found you and let you know about the introduction of the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ running shoe (now available at Running Warehouse). We first heard about this shoe, known then as the Nike Flyknit One, back in December 2012, and the finished product looks like one sweet ride.

Is Flyknit for You?

Flyknit technology is just a few months old, being first used on the Flyknit Racer and Flyknit Trainer models last Fall. There are three big benefits to Flyknit:

  1. It provides a snug, customized fit, thanks to a variable-density weave that provides structure right where you need it.
  2. It allows for a supremely lightweight shoe, because no overlays are needed.
  3. It greatly reduces waste during the manufacturing process, with Nike claiming just a few threads are left over following construction.

The magic really starts happening when you attach this innovative upper to the pillow-soft Lunar platform. Together, you have a customized, sock-like fit along with a well-cushioned, lightweight platform that’s ready to rack up the miles. Is the Flyknit Lunar1+ the best of both worlds? That’s for you to decide – once you come out from under that rock.

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Introducing adidas Energy Boost

February 13th, 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve seen some revolutionary new running tech from adidas. But in the spirit of go ‘big or go home,’ adidas has just introduced a new midsole technology it claims will “change running forever.” There might be just a bit of hyperbole in that marketing message, but we think they’re onto something with the new Boost foam, which is debuting in several new running models this spring and fall.

Introducing Boost

If you follow the world of running footwear, you’ve probably stumbled upon this video demonstrating adidas’ new Boost material:

Comprised of small TPU pellets molded together, the Boost material promises significantly increased energy return over a standard EVA foam, while feeling even softer underfoot. The midsole is claimed to maintain the same density from mile 1 to mile 600 as well as in all temperatures. Don’t let the ‘packing peanuts’ look fool you – we’ve had a chance to give it a try and we found the compound to offer a surprising amount of rebound and responsiveness despite its soft underfoot feel.

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D’Lite in Playful Brooks Running Apparel

February 13th, 2013


We had a few warm, sunny days here in January, and we were ready to believe spring would come early. False. But it will be here sooner than we think, and we want to be ready. We were pleased – dare we say, delighted – to try on the new lovelies from the Brooks Women’s D’Lite collection when they arrived this week. Our verdict: these pieces are even better than last spring’s, and we kind of want everything in the collection. Like, now.

Brooks D’Lite Low Rise Short

Fabric is soft and silky against the skin, and a lacy mesh side splice adds breathability and a splash of fashion to the D’Lite Low Rise Short. Wide contrast color rollover waistband and contrast color liner let you turn this short into an even flirtier on-the-run option. Pair it with a cute tank or just a sports bra and hit the track for a workout.

Brooks D’Lite Racer Short

Looking for a short that will perform well on long runs but still packs plenty of style? Look no further than the D’Lite Racer Short. Two back stash loops let you store your gels and a back envelope pocket provides additional stow room when you log long miles. Abbreviated side ¼ splits allow for full range of motion so you can let loose and go fast.

Brooks D’Lite Reversible Short Sleeve

With a playful and sporty look, the D’Lite Reversible Short Sleeve performs on your workout and still looks great after. Side ruching adds a feminine touch and a universally flattering fit. Sheer fabric is highly breathable, and the reversible design lets you tailor your wardrobe to your mood. What will your flavor be today?

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Asics DS Trainer 18 Tester Diary

February 12th, 2013

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By Matt, Running Warehouse Shoe Tester

Those of you who follow me a little too closely (hi there, stalkers!) will know that I’ve been a big fan of the DS Trainer series for quite some time. It’s basically been my go-to shoe for several years now (with some brief trysts in the Mizuno Wave Elixir as well).

Right now I’m testing out the latest (and loudest, in terms of color) Asics DS Trainer 18 and have found a lot to like so far:

  • Long Haul Comfort – I’ve taken this shoe on two 10 milers already, and didn’t have a single blister or bit of soreness.
  • Excellent Upper Fit – I was one of the folks who never really warmed up to the heel clutch collar in the last two versions of this shoe. The return to a “normal” heel collar is a welcome addition for me, and helps to make me feel just a bit more at home.
  • Transparent Control – I think Asics has a winner on their hands with the Dynamic DuoMax support system. It’s never intrusive but provides me with the touch of support I like, especially on longer runs.

I was expecting to be able to notice the lower weight of the DS Trainer 18, but so far it feels nearly identical to the prior model to me. Heel striking is comfortable in the shoe, but for my preferred midfoot strike, I’ve been experiencing a bit of scuffing in the heel as I land. That certainly can happen with higher offset shoes, though I didn’t notice it on the last DS Trainer and it hasn’t happened in the Elixir, with its 13mm drop. I’ll get some more runs in and see whether it’s a shoe problem or a me problem.

Last week I checked in with Kaitlin in our retail store, who’s also testing out the shoe for an upcoming video review. She’s struggling a bit to find the latest DS Trainer’s sweet spot. She’s felt beat up more than expected after longer runs of over 10 miles in the shoe. But she did agree that the upper has a pretty nice fit throughout. Stay tuned for our final thoughts on the shoe after we rack up more miles this month and next!

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Brooks Glycerin 11 Sneak Peek

February 11th, 2013

Brooks Glycerin 11 Men's Running Shoes

OK, so glycerin – what the heck is that? Before you say, “it’s a popular neutral, maximum feature running shoe from Brooks,” did you know that it’s also an essential ingredient in dynamite? Bet you didn’t. What this clearly means is that if you want a dynamite run, the Glycerin deserves to be on your list. Read more…

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Asics Gel Cumulus 15 Sneak Peek

February 8th, 2013

Asics Gel Cumulus 15 Women's Running Shoe

When it comes to neutral cushioning, few shoes come close to the popularity of the Asics Gel Cumulus, which will enter its 15th iteration this year. Expect a few changes in this update of the Asics Gel Cumulus 14. Read more…

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Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus Sneak Peek

February 7th, 2013

Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus Men's Lime/Anthracite/Surf

Since the release of the collection earlier this year, we’ve seen Mizuno’s Evo line gain a fair share of traction among runners who want a low profile, zero drop ride. For Fall 2013, Mizuno will expand their Evo offerings to include the Wave Evo Ferus, an off-road counterpart to their two existing models. Read more…

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Running Resolutions in Limbo?

February 6th, 2013

Stumbling more than you're running? Brooks' blog has suggestions to get back on track.

If you’re having trouble sticking with your running resolutions, check out this blog from Brooks on How to Reboot Your Running Resolutions. They offer up some fixes and suggestions for common training hurdles like sickness, exhaustion, and not being able to find enough time to get in all your mileage.

We’ve found a couple types of products are particularly helpful for people who are working on a training or race goal in 2013. The most obvious one is a GPS watch or heart rate monitor. After all, you can’t improve if you don’t measure how you’re doing. We’re also big proponents of massage and running injury prevention products, especially for more entry level runners who are working hard toward a goal.

For those of you who made running resolutions, how are they going? What other stumbling blocks have gotten in your way? Let us know and we’ll try to offer some creative solutions.

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Our Online Running Gait Analysis Service

February 6th, 2013

If you’re new to running (or maybe even if you’ve been at it for awhile), you might be wondering what the deal is with this whole ‘gait analysis’ thing. So glad you asked!

Running Warehouse offers a free online running gait analysis to help you find a running shoe that fits your running mechanics. Our gait analysis service allows us to evaluate whether you exhibit overpronation, neutral pronation or supination. Based on your gait analysis, specialists at Running Warehouse will be able to recommend appropriate shoe models for your running mechanics.

It’s important to run in a shoe that complements your running mechanics, because it can help prevent joint and other injuries when you train. Logging miles in a shoe that doesn’t suit your running mechanics can cause discomfort and can increase your risk of running injury. When you lace up – even if it’s just for a few miles – it’s best to be in a shoe that fits your gait.

To create and submit a gait analysis, place a video camera focused on your legs and feet behind a treadmill in your home or gym. Run at a comfortable pace for 10-15 seconds. Transfer your video to your computer and save it as an .avi, .mov (Quicktime), or .wmv (Windows Media) file format. Email your video as an attachment to info@runningwarehouse.com.

Make sure to include the make and model of the shoe you’re wearing during the filming of your video, so that we can more accurately assess your gait.

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