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.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Check out the full line preview that Merrell has cooked up for 2013. Video courteous of the guys at Running Village.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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 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
Wednesday, January 16, 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
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.