Thursday, February 14, 2013

Adidas Energy BOOST Launch

Adidas BOOST Running Shoe
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:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Salomon Fellraiser Video - Outdoor Retailer 2013

Checkout this 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 Kinvara 4 - May 2013 Release

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

New Balance Trail 1010v2 - Fall 2013

New Balance Trail Running 1010
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

Mizuno Wave Sayonara - July 2013 Release

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.
Wave Sayonara

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Asics GEL CUMULUS 15 - FALL 2013

GEL-Cumulus 15

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 2013 - Lone Peak 1.5

Lone Peak 1.5 Altra Zero Drop

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.       

Source: DrawtheLine

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Saucony Kinvara TR2 - Fall 2013

Saucony Kinvara Trail 2

Saucony will be updating the Trail model of the successful Kinvara series in the Fall of 2013. The flashy Kinvara TR2 looks to be built on a similar platform and featuers a carbon fiber rock plate in the midsole. The use of carbon fiber delivers improved flexibility and durability while keeping feet protected from sharp objects. Saucony has also improved the cushioning in the Kinvara TR2, upgrading from ProGrid to Saucony PowerGrid cushioning in the heel.  The SauconyKinvara TR2 will retail for $100 as should be out in late 2013.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Salomon Fellraiser - 2013

Salomon  Running

Salomon will be launching the Fellraiser in 2013.  Taking inspiration from its ultra light mountain runner, the S-LAB Fellcross, the Fellraiser is lower to the ground and much more flexible than previous Salomon models. Trail runners will love the spike like traction from the non-marking Contragrip outsole and the lightweight and fast-drying upper. Not sure on the heel-to-toe drop on the Fellraiser yet, but injected EVA midsole and use of Salomon’s lightweight muscle should lend towards quick transition from mid-foot to toe-off.  Weight is approximately 8.2 OZ

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mizuno Wave Creation 14 - Now Available

Checkout the video for the Mizuno Wave Creation 14 NOW AVAILABLE at Running Warehouse. Jason Lewis from Mizuno USA discuss the features and benefits of this highly anticipated update. Womens's color ca be found below. Weight: 11.9 OZ Stackheight: Heel (31 mm) Forefoot (20 mm)
Mizuno Wave Creation

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Merrell Ascend Glove - July 2013

Running Warehouse recently dropped a big sneak Peek on a new “Barefoot Style” shoe that will be out later in 2013. Keeping true to the Merrell Barefoot Line, the Merrell Ascend Glove will be a zero-drop trail running shoe, yet provide more cushioning than the successful Trail Glove. Traversing technical trails in minimal footwear can be taxing on a runners foot and legs. The Ascend Glove from Merrell solves this problem by offering a 10.5 mm stack height and a protective Rock-plate that runs from the forefoot to the heel. The upper uses Merrell’s new MotionMesh, that has increased breathability and flexes freely with the foots natural movements. The Vibram outsole looks much more aggressive than previous models for increased traction on mountainside trails.  The Ascend Glove will be out in July 2013 and will retail for $120.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Asics Simon Bartold: "The Game Has Changed"

The Running Event held in Austin, TX was a great opportunity for many in the Running Industry to come together and discuss the future. 2013 has been off to a quick start with lots of new exciting products on the way. Above is a video courtesy of the guys over at Shoe Addicts. The clip is a great interview with ASICS consultant and biomechanics expert Simon Bartold. Dr.Bartold covers the impact of barefoot/minimalist movement on the running industry and the FluidAXIS technology behind the new ASICS running line.