Take A Closer Look At The Revamped Asics Natural33 Collection

April 14th, 2014

Asics recently rolled out their revamped 33 collection, now dubbed Natural33. If you haven’t tried out any of the shoes in the newest coming of the line, we highly recommend that you do. The shoes feel fantastic, giving you a sense of responsiveness and bounciness that really boosts your run.

In the past, the 33 collection has consisted of a scattered variety of footwear. Though the shoes were innovative, the collection lacked any real identity or any shared traits that defined the line. Now, the new Natural33 brings a coherent schema to the collection, defining it as a series of shoes designed to bring you a faster and more natural run. Read more…

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For Your Enjoyment: Taking On The Brazil 135

April 10th, 2014

The Brazil 135 is one of four events within the Badwater World Cup. The 135-mile race covers the part of the Caminho da Fé (Walk of Faith) in São Paulo every January.

41-year-old Josh Spector took on the Brazil 135 this year, and he brought his GoPro along to document the journey.

In his narration, Spector explains the struggles of taking on a race of such distance, both physical – the blistering, the fatigue, the wear and tear on the body – and psychological – the loneliness and battling the will to just stop. Yet Spector endures on, and he does so for a simple reason – his love of running.

To this love, I think all of us runners can relate.

[via Buzzfeed]

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Bring Back The Mile is Revitalizing America’s Distance, One Mile At A Time

April 9th, 2014

Those of you who follow us at the ‘House closely will know our support of Bring Back The Mile (BBTM), a movement to promote and celebrate one of the most iconic, yet forgotten, events in track and field, the mile – 1609.34 meters of pure running glory (and no, not those Meters).

Though the mile is one of the most recognized races in American culture (c’mon, like EVERYBODY knows about Roger Bannister being the first to break 4 minutes in the mile), the event has been overshadowed by the more…convenient…1600m and the internationally competed 1500m. BBTM seeks to change this, putting what is perhaps the most relatable distance to the American public, back in the spotlight.

In an interview with the IAAF’s Spikes Magazine, BBTM founder Ryan Lamppa discusses the movement and the recent successes that his movement has experienced in its first two years of existence. Read more…

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What Does Your Running Route Say About You?

April 8th, 2014

Your go-to route may provide some deep insight into your psyche.

So apparently I’m a control freak.

At least that’s what my go-to running route says about me. I guess it kind of makes sense, as I do tend to like things the way I want and if I had a list of enemies, the unknown would be right near the top, maybe right behind those drivers who give you, like, absolutely no space while flying past you at 50+ miles per hour. Read more…

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The Conquest – A New Direction for Hoka One One

April 4th, 2014

For fans of the maximalist footwear, the Hoka Conquest was one of the more anticipated shoes of 2014. We’ve had a chance to put a few miles into the shoe, and we gotta say, the shoe definitely lives up to its hype. Read more…

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#IWantThePeregrine Instagram Contest

March 28th, 2014

So we’re going to be bold and say that we think the Saucony Peregrine 4 is one of the best trail shoes of 2014. The lightweight, low profile shoe just begs you to attack the trails, while the aggressively lugged outsole grips the terrain with unrelenting traction. Apparently we aren’t the only ones who are loving the shoe – Runner’s World gave it the top honor of Editor’s Choice in their 2014 Spring Trail Shoe Guide.

To celebrate the award, we’re teaming up with Saucony to give away three pairs of the Peregrine 4 on Instagram. You know, to spread the love. Read more…

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Designboom interviews Tobie Hatfield, Designer of the Nike Free

March 26th, 2014

Perhaps one of the most iconic running footwear designs to come about in the past decade is Nike’s Free. The Free, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, helped catalyze a movement of footwear designed to help you run naturally, strengthen the muscles of your foot, and help reduce the occurrence of injury.

In an interview with Designboom, Free innovator Tobie Hatfield recalls a (now legendary) trip to Stanford University in which he witnessed coach Vin Lananna’s athletes training barefoot on grass. Seeing a challenge in recreating that barefoot experience in a running shoe, Hatfield drew inspiration from past projects such as the Nike Air Presto to create a new running shoe that would influence not only the running shoe world for the next decade, but footwear designs in all corners of sport.

Be sure to check out Hatfield’s interview on Designboom, and keep an eye out for new versions of the Nike Free, available soon at Running Warehouse.

[Banner via Designboom]

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The Altra One2 Receives a Big Overhaul

March 25th, 2014

Altra The One2: M 7.5oz, W 6.6oz, 0mm Offset, $100*

The One2 (pronounced one-squared, not one-two) will be the first update to Altra’s low profile and lightweight performance shoe, and though the shoe will retain its fast, performance-oriented personality, this update is actually a fairly significant overhaul of the shoe. Read more…

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The Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 3: Maximum Fellrunning Performance

March 19th, 2014

Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 3; 9.2 oz, 4mm Offset, $170*

There’s a select group of runners who strive for the harshest conditions you can imagine. Fellrunners, as they’re known, live for the muddiest, trickiest terrain, often adventuring the unknown with only a map to guide them.

The Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 3 is a shoe for that runner.

True to its S-Lab designation, the Fellcross has always been a tuned racing shoe that provides ultimate performance on the mountainside. The third version gets even sleeker than prior versions, and should be an even faster option for intense athletes. Read more…

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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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