Salomon recently kicked of their third season of their web series, Salomon Running TV, and in the first episode, they explore a question that hits us all as runners: Why do we run?
For many runners, the reasons are simple: Running keeps us healthy. It’s fun. It’s a great way to compete against ourselves, our friends, and our rivals. Maybe it provides an escape from the stresses of everyday life. For others, though, the reasons for running go much deeper.
This episode features Bernd Heinrich, a bestselling author, retired professor, and accomplished runner. Heinrich, who now lives in a log cabin in the wilderness of Western Maine, explains how running provides a connection to the natural world often lost in modern society, and that, as humans, we are all runners. That is why he runs.
Check out the clip below (it’s worth the 5 minutes), and tell us, why do you run?
Be sure to view our selection of Salomon footwear, apparel, and accessories for Men and Women.
Spidey suit? Not quite. This is Salomon at its best.
Salomon Running has always sought to serve the needs of runners who traverse mountains, push limits and charge harsh terrain. Identified primarily with trail running, Salomon is recognized in the wider running industry for challenging norms both in aesthetics and technical features. True to this nature, Salomon launched EXO Sensifit in 2010, a totally innovative apparel line with performance benefits unique to runners.
EXO Agility: Salomon Men's EXO IV 3/4 Tight
The EXO Sensifit Collection is easily identified by a grid-like pattern, which is both cutting edge and daring. It is this honeycomb overlay (shown left) that provides everything from postural control to compression benefits to heightened mobility. The line includes a variety of shorts, tights, tops and calf sleeves.
Like all of Salomon’s products, EXO has been athlete-designed and tested. The designs are often flashy and intense, and have been championed around the world by elite runner and Salomon-sponsored athlete Killian Jornet.
This fall’s collection is highlighted by the Salomon EXO Motion XR Tight (men’s and women’s) and EXO XR ½ Zip Long Sleeve Tech Tee (men’s and women’s) pictured above. Skin-fitted and offered in bold colors, this EXO Motion outfit is the premium choice for runners seeking warmth, light compression and total range of motion. (Click on images for larger view)
The RW Team just returned from a few days in Austin, Texas attending The Running Event, an annual trade show open to running specialty retailers from around the country. It features all of the top brands displaying many of their newest products and concepts. Here’s an overview of some of the new products we found of particular interest.