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Behind the Technology: Saucony

Posted on December 11, 2015 in Run Life


Behind the Technology is an ongoing series of questions posed to the people responsible for developing product at the top running brands in the industry. Tony Brancaleone works in Saucony product engineering where he, along with product engineers, test potential running shoes. We asked Tony some questions about his job at Saucony, the research behind Saucony’s […]

Behind the Technology | HOKA ONE ONE

Posted on October 1, 2015 in Running Shoes


Behind the Technology is an ongoing series of questions posed to the people responsible for developing product at the top running brands in the industry. Chris Hillyer is Senior Innovation Manger for Deckers Outdoor Corp, the parent company of HOKA ONE ONE. Chris is best known for using 3D technology to help develop running shoes and […]

2012 Cross Country Club Nationals

Posted on December 5, 2012 in Run Life

The USATF National Club Cross Country Championship will be taking place this weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. Some of the best club teams in the nation will race over the beautiful course in Masterson Station Park for the chance to call themselves the best cross country club in the nation. The schedule features five races, totaling […]


NCAA Cross Country Nationals: What to Look For

Posted on November 13, 2012 in Run Life

Women’s Race If excitement is what you want to see in a cross-country race, the women’s race is one you will want to keep your eye on. Both the individual and team races are promising to be close all the way to the finish. Individual Race After a dominant performance in last weekend’s west regionals, […]


Brooks Green Silence and Mach 13 Racers – Color Ups

Posted on January 14, 2011 in Running Shoes

A standard practice in the running shoe industry is to forgo any technical updates to a shoe model and instead do a color update (color up).  This generally happens at the halfway point between the initial product introduction and the introduction of the replacement model, or sometimes occurs as a “new” model.  Shown here are […]


Saucony Kinvara 2 – First Look

Posted on January 10, 2011 in Running Shoes

The Saucony Kinvara was one of the hottest shoes in 2010, which normally is a very good thing.  The problem comes around a year later when the updated version is due.  Tradition dictates that you “improve” the model every 12-24 months, yet you have a shoe that is killing it, as it is.  What do […]


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.  […]


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 […]


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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