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Meet the Nike Zoom Pegasus 31

Posted on May 23, 2014 in First Look Running Shoes

There are few running shoe lines with the longevity and history close to that of the Nike Pegasus. The Pegasus has provided runners with reliable, high mileage cushioning for over three decades and if it’s slowing down, it’s sure not showing it.

Runner vs. Nature: Dealing With Bears While Running

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Run Life

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Perhaps one of the more exciting forms of fauna a runner can come across while on the trails is the mighty bear. In our hometown of San Luis Obispo, California, we have our share of bear sightings, including one that recently terrorized the student population of our nearby university for several days. (Incidentally, this university […]

New Balance Minimus Zero v2: Trail Test

Posted on May 13, 2014 in Running Shoes

Over the past year, we’ve seen New Balance’s Minimus line shift away from their near-barefoot offerings. The new focus? Shoes that offer a low profile, yet retain a touch of protection from the ground. The New Balance Zero v2 embodies this change in the Minimus ideology. While the Zero v2’s predecessor, the 00, was about […]

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Runner vs. Nature: How To Deal With Snakes While Running

Posted on May 6, 2014 in Run Life

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Here on the Central Coast of California, the warmer days are upon us as the seasons turn towards summer. While this is a great thing for us runners who prefer a little heat, it also means that we will be sharing our trails with a few slithery friends.

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A Look At The 2014 Nike Free Collection

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Running Shoes

For 2014, the Nike Free collection takes on a new look, in what is one of the more significant updates since the debut of the Free in 2004. Despite numerous changes in the line, however, the goal of the collection remains constant: to deliver a natural running experience.

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The Nike Zoom Streak 5: High Mileage Performance

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Running Shoes

Look at the feet of any Nike-sponsored athlete at the starting line of a major marathon and you’ll likely see one of two shoes. The first is Nike’s Flyknit Racer, one of their innovative marvels of the past two years, a shoe that Nike has been sure to pump plenty of marketing dollars into. The […]

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A Chat With Brendan Murray, Product Manager Of The New Balance 101 Re-Issue

Posted on April 23, 2014 in Running Shoes

Brendan Murray is a product manager for New Balance, and is currently leading the charge on the re-issue of the now classic Trail 101, which is expected to become available in 2015. As some of you may remember, the NB 101 was one of the first lightweight trail shoes to hit the market. Originally released […]

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The Boston Marathon, 50 Years Ago

Posted on April 21, 2014 in Run Life

As you likely know, the 118th Boston Marathon took place today, resulting in the first American victory since 1985 (congrats, Meb!). You’ve probably seen your fair share of images from the race, or maybe even tuned into the livestream that captured the spectacle that causes the entire running world to stop and look every Patriot’s […]

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Salomon CityTrail: An Opportunity For Discovery

Posted on April 17, 2014 in Run Life Running Shoes

(Turn on the subtitles. Unless you speak both English and French. And if so, très bien!) One of the joys of running is exploration. It’s a great way to see new things, take new paths and to take in new sights and sounds. But exploration isn’t just about going somewhere new. It’s about seeing something […]

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Employee Spotlight: Juli Gears Up For Boston

Posted on April 16, 2014 in Run Life

As you’re undoubtedly aware, the 118th running of the Boston Marathon occurs this Monday. Juli, ultramarathon veteran and a key member of the customer service team here at the ‘House, will be making her way to Beantown again this year, running the race for the second time after making her Boston Marathon debut last year. We were […]

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