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The Altra Paradigm: Natural Running meets Maximum Cushioning

March 14th, 2014

There’s no denying that maximum cushioned shoes have made quite a splash so far this year. Not just for ultramarathon runners anymore, runners of all disciplines are increasingly picking up on the leg-saving benefits of a low-impact ride. Altra has been one of the earlier adopters of maximum cushioning, and they’re looking to take their cushioning to the next level.

Altra previously hit the ball out of the park with the Torin and the recently released Olympus, both shoes packing plenty of plushness underfoot for a soft and protective run. With the Paradigm, Altra is seeking to crank the cushioning to eleven as a totally max-cushioned road shoe that should easily rival Hoka One One. Read more…

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The Saucony Cortana 4: Take A First Look

March 12th, 2014

Saucony Cortana 4; M 9.2oz, W 8.2oz, 4mm Offset, $150*

There’s no denying that Saucony’s Cortana is a little bit of an oddity. Maximum cushioning, plush features, a 4mm offset and a lightweight design – typically not things you would see in the same description. The fact that the Cortana sits in its own category, though, doesn’t mean that the shoe hasn’t gained traction amongst runners, and Saucony is not looking to slow down anytime soon with this low-profile premium neutral trainer. Read more…

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Osmo Nutrition is now available at Running Warehouse!

March 10th, 2014

We’re excited to introduce Osmo as the lastest addition to our fantastic range of nutrition products! Having seen significant success in the cycling world, Osmo is starting to gain traction amongst us runners as well. Created by Dr. Stacy Sims, Msc, PhD, a renowned nutritionist and exercise physiologist, Osmo is based on the latest and greatest in scientific research, designed to deliver the most effective hydration and recovery products available. Read more…

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It’s the Injinji St. Patty’s Day Toesock Giveaway!

March 6th, 2014


Hey, it’s March! The month of college basketball and the beginning of a slow progression out of the dark days of winter. Oh yeah, and St. Patrick’s Day! Break out that crock pot – it’s time to get some corned beef and cabbage going on in here!

In the spirit of this most joyful holiday, we’re giving away four pairs of Injinji’s special edition St. Patrick’s Day Toesocks! These socks are the perfect way to keep the blisters away during your St. Patty’s Day race, or for just keeping the pinchers at bay during your training run (or subsequent pub crawl). Yay! These will not be available on our website, so this will be your only chance to rock shamrocks on your socks. Read more…

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Introducing Osprey Hydration Packs

February 28th, 2014

The term Osprey conjures up three things. The first one is a glorious sea-bird, with a wingspan of nearly a yard, born to hunt and to strike awe upon any onlooker. The second, an airplane-helicopter hybrid that is clearly one of the most incredible flying machines to grace the skies, also striking awe upon any casual observer.

The third just might be the most awesome of the three, especially if you’re a runner like us. While they may not be able to achieve flight, we think Osprey hydration packs are nothing short of impressive. Read more…

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The adidas adizero Boston 5 gets Boosted

February 26th, 2014

adidas adizero Boston 5; M 8.8oz, W 7.4oz, 10mm offset, $120*

One of the more significant innovations in running footwear last year was the adidas’ new Boost midsole material. Though much of the hype surrounding Boost was simply that – hype – there’s no denying that the material offers a unique underfoot feel with plenty of rebound and bounce.

In its first year, the Boost technology was originally limited to just three models: the Energy Boost, the cushioned and supportive adistar Boost, and our favorite of the three, racing-oriented adios Boost. This year, adidas is indeed all in with this new midsole, as we will see the Boost treatment make its way into most of adidas’ other running shoe models, including their popular lightweight neutral trainer, the adizero Boston. Read more…

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The New Balance 1260 v4 Takes on a Sleek New Look

February 20th, 2014

New Balance 1260 v4; M 11.0oz, W 9.6oz, 8mm offset, $145*

Amidst all the lightweighteye-catching, performance oriented trainers and racing shoes slated for a summer 2014 release, there are a few new maximum support trainers that will make their way onto the feet of many runners as well. Though perhaps not as sexy as the many sleeker and lighter footwear options becoming available, the New Balance 1260 v4 is definitely a shoe that will cause people to rethink this admittedly traditionally drab category. Read more…

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Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2: Minor Tweaks to a Fast Shoe

February 17th, 2014

Mizuno’s footwear updates follow a certain pattern: a given shoe’s upper will undergo a change every year, while the midsole and outsole see a redesign in two-year increments.

The Wave Sayonara, Mizuno’s performance trainer that pushed the boundaries of lightweight last year with it’s innovative U4ic midsole material, will receive its first update this upcoming summer. Keeping true with Mizuno’s update pattern, the Sayonara 2 will see a platform carried over from its predecessor. Read more…

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The New Balance Fresh Foam 980: First Impressions

February 12th, 2014

Maximalism. It’s one of the buzzwords that has put itself into existence in the running world over the past year, indicative of a full pendulum swing away from the minimalist trend of the Born to Run days. What is it? The “maximalist” category hasn’t been clearly defined at this point, but the differentiator is an obvious one – plenty of cushioning.

So is this new trend just a revamp of plush traditional trainers like the Nimbus or the Vomero? Not quite, though some premium trainers are going in that direction. Instead, shoe manufacturers are looking for ways to incorporate learnings from minimalism into shoes with a lot more protection underfoot.

New Balance’s first contribution to this trend is the 980, which recently found its way to our doorstep. The 980 is the introductory carrier of Fresh Foam, a new compound that promises a super soft ride. Always fans of new shoes and new technologies, we were quick to give this new shoe a try. Read more…

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The Saucony Ride 7: A Continued Focus on Traditional

February 7th, 2014

One of the trends amongst running shoe companies that we’ve noticed recently is the increased focus on more mainstream, traditional footwear options. Though minimal and lightweight were very much in vogue over previous years, manufacturers are realizing that their core traditional trainers continue to be the driving forces within the running world, as most runners are sticking to their tried and true cushioned and supportive shoes. Read more…

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