The Micro G Toxic Six Running Shoes from Under Armour look like they could have an infectious disease, but if you can get past the look these might be what the kids call “sick” in other was. These minimalist shoes offer an ultra-flexible, anatomical Micro G midsole that allows the wearer’s foot to move naturally, while the glove-like upper provides a snug fit. The shoes offer molded MPZ panels that provide additional support, while the asymmetrical lacing system reduces pressure on the top of the foot. All this could make the Micro G Toxic Six one infectious shoe.
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Following last month’s terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon security had other races has been greatly increased. This isn’t just at running races, and some cycling events are banning hydration packs, while back packs are being banned at almost all events.
However, the Pasadena Marathon will still go on – but only as a half marathon, while still keeping the name. The Pasadena City Council decided not to issue a permit for a marathon as just 813 finishers last year was reportedly too small to justify closing down the necessary parts of the city. We can’t help but wonder if this isn’t also fallout from the attacks in Boston.
Might other cities look for excuses to reduce the size of events?
Scott Jurek knows a thing or two about running, and he apparently knows a thing or two about what runners need in vest-pack. He worked with Ultimate Direction and created the SJ Ultra Vest, which was designed to be minimal while still letting a rider carry the essentials and more.
It features smartphone compatible pouches, bottle holsters, gel or bar pouches, and emergency whistle on the pack. In total there are 10 pouches on the front and sides that have provide easy access to anything you might need while on the run. The vest is made of Cuben Fiber, the same used in the sails of the America’s Cup racing yachts, as well as Hex and power Mesh to ensure that this vest will go the distance with you.
The Smaat running shoes certainly look quite smart, and for this season the company has introduced three colorful models, including the Midlander, Lolander and Splitlander – and each is focused on the minimalist running shoe trend.
The Midlander is designed for those just looking to take their first step into minimalist running, and can help provide the move towards reduction. From here the Lolander offers progressive minimalist runners split toe tooling that enhances flexibility and allows the foot to flex and have a more natural experience. The Splitlnader takes this the rest of the way and provides even more flexibility that encourages greater balance during toe off.
From SportTechie: LetsMoveDown: The App That Gets Fans Closer to the Action
We have all been there before. Heading to the game and then making a move towards more promising vacancies in the lower level shortly after tip-off or first pitch. Squatting in empty seats closer to the court or playing field will usually get you thrown out by an usher or embarrassed by the actual ticketholder. Well, now there’s an app for that. Read the rest of this entry »
Early reading lessons for kids often consist of “see Dick run,” “see Spot run,” and of course “see Jane run.” However, actually reading while running isn’t really so easy – even on a treadmill. There are stands that can allow for placement of a book or magazine but the motion of running can make it hard to concentrate on the words.
This is where the ReadingMate comes in as this new system, which is being developed at Purdue University, utilizes a video monitor with head-tracking technology to keep onscreen text bobbing in unison with a runner’s eyes. The monitor also increased font size making it easier to see. All this should help runners stay focused on what they are reading and that could help runners put in more time on the treadmill.
From Transworld Business: Snowboard Sales Hit Three-Year High In February; Inventories Drop
While snowboard industry season-to-date sales are still down, brighter days appear to be on the horizon thanks to a healthy dose of late-season snow across the country. February saw a 12% uptick in snowboard gear sales from last year and inventory and carryover sales both shrank, leading to a positive outlook for next season. Read the rest of this entry »
From Montery County The Herald: Vintage surfboard collection for sale in Carmel
In the rafters of a Carmel office are six examples of what Chris Kneisley calls “living art” — vintage surfboards that represent the bygone days of California’s surfing culture. Read the rest of this entry »
Nike has offered up its magic again with its new Lunar Presto cross training shoe. This lightweight footwear feature water-resistant mesh upper, along with a Flywire lace cage that ensures a great fit while limiting the bulk. The Lunarlon sole is out of this world too, but the hardest thing might be getting one of these on the feet – as Nike could be sold out already.
While Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride was cut short by the British, he might have made it had he worn the New Balance Limited Edition Boston 890v3. This shoe is a special version made for the upcoming Boston Marathon – which sort of is trying to be in step with Asics’ recent Los Angeles Marathon running shoe. The Boston 890v3 features glow-in-the-dark stars on the midsole and a nocturnal design that is ready to warn of impending invasion. Best of all this shoe is made in America! Catch them if you can.
They say you can’t go home again, but the Revlite 574 running shoes from New Balance will have you looking like you’re running like 1988 but feeling like it is 2013. These retro-style running shoes feature a leather upper for a premium old school look but with ENCAP midsole for added support. These are even available in four colors patterns including black/red, navy/white/red, the highly visible yellow/black/white and the ready for spring blue/silver. All are sure to put a spring in your step.
The Eudibamus Cursoris is one of the oldest known bipedal creatures, and gives its name to the new Wave EVO Cursoris running shoes form Mizuno. These are designed to provide a more stable platform along with increased cushioning for runners looking to transform to a midfoot strike. The shoe features a ZERO Ramp offset between the heel and forefoot to provide this natural plane that is tailored to a midfoot strike, while the flat-bottomed foretfoot design is coupled with a wider platform to provide greater stability.
Perhaps the Eudibamus Cursoris learned to run on its midfoot. Given that this little runner – the Latin word was “cursor” no less – was quite swift and didn’t have shoes to protect his tiny feet we can only assume this was the case.
The ECCO BIOM Lite 1.1 shoe has a casual look to it, but it is actually meant for running, hiking and other activity. The concept here is that it is the shoe you can wear every day but if the mode strikes to start running it can handle it. The BIOM provides a natural foot position that is akin to the barefoot running shoes, which is expected as this shoe has virtually no padding. Thus this shoe encourages a mid-foot landing.
It also is far more stylish looking than the typical running shoe, but still features a thin rubber sole to provide some grip on the trails or pavement. It is the kind of shoe that might make you decide to run home from work.