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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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Saucony Triumph 10 – Our Take

November 5th, 2012

Saucony Triumph 10 Women's Shoe

Our Tweet

Though the Saucony Triumph 10 sports a clean new look and a more flexible ride, it continues to pack plenty of cushioning into a premium trainer.
(View Men’s Triumph 10 and Women’s Triumph 10)

Big Updates

  • Redesigned Upper: A new overlay pattern sits below the open mesh for increased support and a refined fit.
  • Tweaked Platform: Minimal changes to the midsole/outsole include increased segmentation in the crash pad for a smoother landing and an added flex groove in the forefoot.

Road Test

Now in its 10th edition, the Saucony Triumph continues to serve neutral runners plenty of cushioning in a premium package. Though the Triumph 9 was a vast departure from its predecessor, introducing an 8mm offset and a significant decrease in weight, Saucony kept the changes to a minimum in this update to the 10.

The Triumph 10 sports a clean new upper design, with many of the overlays switched to underlays – underneath the open mesh layer. Though this may seem like a recipe for blisters, a soft and seamless layer protects the foot, and the entire upper remains flexible and pliable, keeping the foot irritation-free. We did notice a closer fit through the midfoot over the 9, though the toebox remains open and accommodating.

Our testers reported an increase in midsole flexibility in comparison to the Triumph 9, thanks to the deep flex grooves in the forefoot. In combination with a three-part decoupled crash pad for impact dispersion, we found the ride to benefit with a smoother transition from landing to toe-off.

Don’t expect a huge departure in the feel of the cushioning in this update. We found the Triumph 10 to deliver the same softness and rebound as its predecessor, treating runners to a protective, yet lively run. For those who loved the cushioning of the Triumph 9, the 10 should not disappoint.

Runners Say

“The midfoot of the Triumph 10 felt a bit too snug for me at first, but loosening up the laces made it comfortable. Other than that I didn’t feel a huge difference between it and the Triumph 9.” – Matt

“The cushioning is soft, but don’t confuse that with spongy. I felt a good amount of rebound and bounce in the ride of the Triumph 10.” – Joanna

“I have a little more room up front in the 10 compared to the 9, both length and width-wise.” – Larry

Saucony Triumph 10 Men's Shoe

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Saucony Triumph 10 Sneak Peek

May 31st, 2012

Saucony Triumph 10 Women's Running Shoe

Saucony Triumph 10 Men's Running Shoe

Saucony made some big changes when they introduced the Triumph 9, and the Triumph 10 is more of an evolution than a groundbreaking new model. It stays plenty light for the features it offers, and retains the 8mm offset introduced on the Triumph 9. PowerGrid cushioning also remains for maximum shock absorption.

Launch Date
November 2012

MSRP
$130.00

Saucony Triumph 10 Men's Running Shoe

What to Watch For

  • New Upper: Supportive underlays sit below wide-gauge open mesh. (The overlays are most clearly visible on the Men’s White/Green model.)
  • More Dynamic Platform: The redesigned crash pad features three decoupled pods for a smoother landing, while a fifth flex groove has been added to the forefoot for better responsiveness at toe-off.

Men’s Colors
Citron/Black/White Saucony Triumph 10
White/Black/Slime Saucony Triumph 10

Women’s Colors
Grey/Pink/Citron Saucony Triumph 10
Orange/Red/Citron Saucony Triumph 10

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