Last summer Reebok introduced the striking Shark running shoes, which were quite unlike most shoes we’ve seen. Now Reebok is back with the ATV 19+, which takes the acronym with All-Terrain Vehicles. While these don’t have wheels they are ready to go off road and are designed with special lugs that provide independent suspension and offer a wide stable stance.
As the name suggests the shoes feature a total of 19 of these lugs, which are tipped with carbon rubber that is designed to go deep in loose dirt and help get you through the rough stuff. Video after the jump
Activity monitors are great, but you have to remember to put them on or the investment means nothing. You know what device you probably never forget to have on you? Your phone. Moves app from ProtoGeo is an app that uses your iPhone to monitor your activity. Read the rest of this entry »
Last March we heard about the Sazzi running shoes, which were pretty minimalistic with virtually no covering and just a sandal-like platform to offer some support and protection to the foot. Now Sazzi are introducing a new model in the Decimal, which provides independent separation of all ten toes. It also offers the patent pending Quad Post Lateral Stability System (QPLS), which employs four toe posts between each toe and thus offers a true barefoot feel without being totally barefoot.
The spider’s web can catch many a prey, but the Puma BioWeb Elite Running Shoes could be enough for runners to escape being the prey. These lightweight running and training shoes utilize a PC WebCage for flexible support, and feature a mesh upper with an anti-microbial sockliner, as well as a WebTech Heel wrap for impact production and a EVA/rubber outsole. The wide world awaits these web-based shoes.
It’s easy to set up a cycle computer on your bike so you can determine how many miles you go each ride, and even to get a total for the bike. Running shoes, it’s not always so easy. Even worse, it’s difficult to tell when your shoes need to be replaced. A new device, the MilestonePod, aims to solve those problems, and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Barefoot running may be natural, but nature isn’t so kind to the feet. Rocks, roots and other objects on the trail can hurt! German shoemaker GoST looked to this old age problem and used old age technology to solve it. The company created the PaleoBarefoots, which utilize chainmail. The material protects from sharp objects but still gives a tactile sensation of the ground while running. The shoes truly let runners go medieval on the trails!
Strava apparently had a very good year. The activity tracking system released some details on usage for 2012. According to the company Strava athletes rode and ran 500 million miles, or 85 percent of the length of Earth’s annual trip around the sun. Strava cyclists ascended over six million meters, equal to the entire peloton in the Tour de France climbing Alpe d’Huez 30,000 times!
Strava runners climbed over 226 million meters, which is on par with running the Speedgoat 50k course more than 67,000 times. Read the rest of this entry »
Tony Post, former CEO of Vibram, who can be credited with getting the barefoot running craze started, is launching a new company for the New Year. Last week he announced that Topo Athletic will be up “up and running” for 2013.
“Post’s new company marks the latest chapter in his ongoing quest to develop innovative products that help athletes become better, faster and stronger,” said a company press release. The company will debut its product line at the Outdoor Retailer winter market tradeshow in Salt Lake City on Jan. 23, 2013.
Time and tide wait for no man and when the snow falls you can either wait until spring or hit the treadmill to get in a run. Or you can add some layers and endure a run in a winter wonderland. But what if you prefer the barefoot running? That doesn’t seem to mix with ice and snow.
But Vibram FiveFingers still has your feet covered while offering that minimalist style with glove-like fitting shoes designed for the winter. The Lontra feature a multi-layer laminate upper with fully taped seams to provide insulation and water resistance, while the micro-pile fleece liner is soft against the skin. The neoprene heel cuff will keep out snow and debris as well. Read the rest of this entry »
GPS tracking service Strava has got the power, or rather gives the power analysis to premium users, which will include wattage and watts per kilogram.
This week Strava announced that it will now offer a range of power analysis features for its premium members who use power meters. Those premium members have already been able to use Strave for heart rate analysis, but the new “Advanced Power Training Analysis” that provide users with charts of power distribution over a specific ride or given period, and even track “best effort.”
Users can even compare power numbers with friends and other users, to allow for serious power plays.