Yesterday, Adidas had a huge launch for its new proprietary BOOST foam. The brand states the BOOST compound has the “highest energy return in the running industry,” and the perfect balance between cushioning and energy return in all temperatures. Erik Liedtke stated, “Energy Boost will reset the running industry and pave the way for all future performance footwear.” Temperature test taken to 104 and -4 degrees Fahrenheit, revealed BOOST to be 3X more temperature-resitant than standard EVA material. Check out the video from the Adidas Event in NYC here: http://youtu.be/w2WDVs-_fBo
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Checkout this Runningshoes.com video on the Fall 2013 Salomon Fellraiser found at Outdoor Retailer 2013. The Fellraiser looks like the perfect option for trail runs and ultramarathons.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Saucony’s Kinvara series has developed a cult like following amongst lightweight and minimal fans. In May 2013, the successful 4mm drop shoe will be receiving an update with the addition of the Kinvara 4. Not a huge change from the popular Kinvara 3, but look for an improved upper design and the addition of a PowerGrid heel insert. The stripped down upper, increases breathability and has a much softer feel during foot flexion. Updating to Saucony PowerGrid cushioning will give a smooth transition from heel to toe. Look for the Saucony Kinvara 4 in May 2013 for $100.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Minimal platforms with a little more cushioning seemed to be dominating the updates for 2013. The New Balance Minimus line has been extremely successful and the NB 1010 Trail Shoe is no different. The Boston based brand will be updating to the Trail 1010v2 in Fall 2013. As described in the video below, the New Balance 1010v2 offers a lower (4mm drop) ride, an aggressive Vibram outsole and a protective impact plate. The updates are mostly seen in the upper with TPU film supports and a new tongue design. The New Balance 1010v2 trail running shoe will retail for $110.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Many Mizuno fans will be a little disappointed as the Mizuno Wave Precision 14 bites the dust. Fortunately, Mizuno will be replacing it with an amazing new design called the Mizuno Wave Sayonara. As one of the most anticipated shoes for Fall 13, the Wave Sayonara will be on the lightest trainers on the market at 8.1 oz. The midsole is comprised of Mizuno’s u4ic EVA which is 30% lighter than their AP+ compound. Wave plate is found in the heel for impact protection and a smooth ride. The innovative no-sew upper design uses printed overlays for a secure fit with minimal abrasion points. Check out the review above from the guys at Running Village. Release in July 2013, the Mizuno Wave Sayonara will retail for $120.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Asics Gel Cumulus series has been extremely successful for runners looking for a neutral ride and plenty of cushioning. Look for the update coming Fall 2013 in the form of the Asics Gel Cumulus 15. The successor to the Gel-Cumulus14, look for the 15 to offer a similar combination of light stability and cushioning for under to mild overpronators. Gel Cumulus 15 gains a technical update with an improved upper fit and cushioning. The Gel Cumulus 15 will be out in late 2013 and will retail for $115.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Altra Zero Drop Footwear has done a tremendous job of giving a wide array of options for the minimalist minded runner. They recently announced an update to the Lone Peak model. As an aggressive trail runner, the Lone Peak 1.5 will offer a Zero heel-to-toe drop, rugged outsole and plenty of protective cushioning. Altra removed many of the overlays around the midfoot, making the Lone Peak 1.5 much more flexible, streamlined and lighter weight. At 9.9 ounces, the Lone Peak 1.5 is an entire ounce lighter than the previous model. This amazing new design will hit stores in April 2013 and retail for $115.