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Merry Mizuno Days from Running Warehouse

December 12th, 2012

What’s better than giving the gift of comfort and performance this season with a free pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 16 or Wave Inspire 9 running shoes? Getting a free pair for yourself too! Launched in November, the latest versions of the Rider and Inspire are high-performance daily trainers, and either one would make a perfect holiday gift.

Congratulations to Matthew in New York, our Merry Mizuno Days contest winner. He’ll be giving his wife a new pair of Wave Inspires and running in a fresh pair of Wave Riders for himself. Thank you again to everyone who entered, and a Merry Mizuno Day to all!

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Shoes for Wet Weather

November 29th, 2012


At some point (some more than others), every runner will encounter a rainy day. While any ordinary being will opt out of outdoor activity when the storm clouds loom overhead, us runners have a different agenda, and it’s likely to include getting a little wet.

A regular question we receive here at the ‘house is what shoes are best for when the sky intends on dumping rain or snow upon us. In most cases, the shoes you already have and love will suffice. Stuffing your shoes full of newspaper following your run can help them dry, and a second pair could come in handy here if your shoes just don’t dry quickly enough.

That said, there are a few considerations that you might not want to overlook when running in not-so-dry conditions in order to ensure a safer and more pleasurable run.

Traction

It’s no secret that rain brings slick surfaces. Fortunately, many shoes provide ample traction even on wet roads. When selecting a shoe for rainy conditions, look for a combination of sticky carbon and blown rubber in the outsole to help prevent your run from turning into a slip and slide.

In colder climates, wet conditions can include snow and ice, which should be considered when choosing a shoe. Shoes with a lugged sticky rubber outsole such as the Salomon XT S-Lab 5 Softground will provide traction in most snowy runs. For more extreme conditions, a spiked shoe such as the Salomon Spikecross CS can provide the grip you need on snow and ice.

Waterproofing/Water Resistance

For runners who prefer to keep their feet dry, water resistant or waterproof upper technologies are available on special versions of many of your already-faved shoe models. Nike’s Shield collection (view Men’s and Women’s) takes several popular offerings and applies a DWR  (Durable Water Repellent) coating, designed to slow the rate of water entering the shoe. In addition, many companies offer Gore-Tex versions of their most popular shoes, like the Asics GT-2000 GTX (view Men’s and Women’s) or the Brooks Ghost GTX (view Men’s and Women’s). It should be noted that though water resistant or waterproof technologies such as DWR or Gore-Tex are marketed as breathable, they do tend to hold heat, and are therefore not ideal for use in warmer climates.

Moisture Management

If it isn’t cold enough to run in a water resistant or waterproof shoe, as counter-intuitive as it may sound, a shoe with an thin and airy, open mesh upper material may be your best bet. The open mesh of shoes like the Mizuno Wave Rider 16 (view Men’s and Women’s) or the Saucony Triumph 10 (view Men’s and Women’s) will hold less water and allow for moisture to drain out of the shoe, resulting in a less slushy experience and a more enjoyable run.

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New Shoes Available at Running Warehouse

November 9th, 2012

The past month has been a busy one here at Running Warehouse, with many new footwear models arriving just in time for the impending madness that is the holiday season (and yes, we realize its only early November). For those of you spending more time running than constantly checking our inventory, here’s a brief overview of some of the more popular kicks that have recently appeared at our doorstep.

Asics Gel Kayano 19

Asics Gel Kayano 19 Men's Shoe

The latest Kayano treats fans to a lighter package, dropping half an ounce in both the Men’s and Women’s versions. It continues to provide plenty of overpronation support as well as plush cushioning for runners looking for a premium ride.
(Shop Men’s Kayano 19 and Women’s Kayano 19)

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Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Sneak Peek

July 30th, 2012

Mizuno Rider 16 Women's Running Shoe


Last December, Mizuno totally redesigned the fit and feel of the Rider 15, creating a firm, responsive platform and better upper fit. So are we in for another complete overhaul of the Rider in the latest update?

Nope. The mid/outsole is a complete carryover from version 15, so the big story is the new upper. Through the use of lighter materials and fewer overlays, Mizuno shaved just over an ounce from the Men’s shoe, dropping it down below the magic 10.0 oz marker to 9.9 oz (size 9). The Women’s version is also set to lose nearly an ounce, down to 8.2 oz (size 8).

What to Watch For

  • Lighter Weight: According to Mizuno, the Rider 16 will sneak under the 10.0 oz limbo stick to fall in the “light weight” running shoe category. Pretty impressive for a daily trainer with a lot of impact protection underfoot.
  • New Upper Design: The decreased weight is thanks to the combination of lighter mesh and reduced overlays in the upper. The new design looks plenty fast to boot.
  • Carryover Platform: The Men’s- and Women’s-specific design of the mid/outsole from the Rider 15 will continue in the latest version.

Launch Date
November 2012

MSRP
$115.00

Men’s Colors
Yellow/Blue/Anthracite Rider 16
White/Red/Anthracite Rider 16
Blue/Surf Blue Rider 16
Orange/Silver/Yellow Rider 16

Women’s Colors
Blue/Electric Pink Rider 16
White/Violet/Anthracite Rider 16
Red/Green/Black Rider 16
Violet/Orange Rider 16

Mizuno Rider 16 Men's Running Shoe

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