Win-Win situation when you own a pair of special edition Asics GT-1000’s

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The Asics GT-1000 running shoes ensure that you have a sound mind and sound body. The Asics GT-1000 PR shoes are a special edition release that truly embodies the philosophy of keeping you sound and comfortable while jogging or running. The shoe features a host of exclusive designs and technologies, setting it apart from everything else, and making it the most decorated and most revered shoe on the market.

The GT series are newly reborn, revitalized, and enhanced to give you all the stability, performance, fit, and cushioning you have come to expect from Asics running shoes. They are sleeker and more refined with flexible, lightweight construction to keep an undeniable sense of speed from heel to toe. These special edition Asics Pink Ribbon shoes have rear and forefoot gel cushioning, discrete heel units, and a host of trademarked systems including Full Length Guidance Line. They also feature seamless upper construction.

These advanced technologies have earned the GT-1000 the official seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. The new GT series ensures that your environment conforms to you and not the other way around. The heel even conforms to the shape of your foot for a customized fit and maximized comfort. Many owners have said they have a hard time taking them off even after they’re done running.

Asics Pink Ribbon shoes come decked out in a powerfully pink color set up—sure to get you noticed when you take them out for a spin. However, these Asics running shoes aren’t just a pretty face. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Asics is supporting the fight against breast cancer by donating $2 for every special edition shoe sold. The company has pledged to donate a minimum of $75k up to a maximum of $100k.

All special edition Asics running shoes feature black satin laces and the iconic pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon is embroidered on the heel collar. This is done to ensure the shoe gets its message across. Everyone including yourself will know what the shoe represents, and you will have the opportunity to encourage others to support the cause as well.

Putting on a pair of GT- 1000 PR’s will put you on the way to a sound mind because just by purchasing an already amazing running shoe that has won 12 runners awards in the past 14 years, you are helping millions of at-risk women enjoy a bright future.

Asics Kayano Shoes Make Running Even Better

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Running is my passion I love to hate. Nothing feels better than hitting that pavement and spending a few miles alone with myself; pushing myself, and resetting myself after a hard day. My body, however, has other ideas. There is no doubting the physical strain running can place on a body, especially the joints. I do my best to take care of my body, and that includes investing in the right running wear, especially shoes.

I’ve always preferred Asics running shoes ever since my mileage became something to be proud of. The first time I felt I could call myself a runner was when I put on my first pair of new Asics. When I started running, I thought any old pair of running shoes could do. My feet quickly told me otherwise. My knees and hips may have mentioned something as well. My feet though, they forced me to do my research and determined Asics running shoes were the best fit for us.

As the mileage added up I would diligently purchase my new Asics. I t was a well-earned treat, and really part of the equipment I needed to be the runner I could be. Gel Kayanos have always been my favorite so I was very excited to try out the new Asics Gel Kayano 19.

I have to say, these are super comfortable and supportive. They’ve improved the upper fit, as impossible as that seems. The shoe is also lighter by half an ounce compared to the previous light weight versions. I have to say I’m probably most excited about the redesigned upper. It’s made entirely of a four-way stretch mesh and just wraps both sides of the foot while remaining breathable. I also enjoy the more secure feel with the improved memory foam. The design of the shoes remains classic Asics style without overwhelming it with neon colors.

Some highlights of the Asics Gel Kayano 19 include:

• Lighter weight, only 10.3 ounces for men’s and 8.9 ounces for women’s
• New support with the specific Guidance Trusstic System
• Guidance Line technology enhances gait repeatability
• Biomorphic Fit Upper made with four-way stretch mesh
• Personal Heel Fit (P.H.F.) now with two layers of memory foam

I don’t want to say these new Asics are life changing, I mean, the previous Asics are some of the best running shoes out there. The improvements they’ve made on this latest version just make life that much more fun running.

Best Asics Running Shoes

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I remember my first pair of running shoes. It was freshman year in high school, and the track coach encouraged me to join the team. I’d always been active as a kid, with gymnastics, swimming and dance, but I had yet to try out running for greater distances than ten laps around the gym on a rainy day in PE class. I had no idea what to look for in a shoe, and based my choice completely on how the shoe looked and if it fit within the budget my mother had given me.

Now, I realize there is more to a running shoe than just looks! There is a lot to consider when purchasing a new pair of running shoes. A person needs to think about what type of running they are doing, if they over-pronate and how high or low their arch is. Also, a person should like the way their shoes look. Luckily, Asics makes fantastic running shoes that can fit all of these requirements.

Some of the best Asics running shoes include the Asics GEL-Kayano 19 the Asics GT-1000, and the Ascis GT-2000. These are newly revamped and improved models of their much loved running shoes. These models are some of the best Asics running shoes and there is one for every type of runner. And what’s great is you don’t have to choose between looks and comfort!

The Asics GEL-Kayano 19 features an award winning style. It has excellent cushioning and support. It also has Cool Upper Mesh for breathable comfort during those hot runs. It also comes in a variety of fun color combinations so you get style, comfort and support.

The Asics GT-1000 is definitely a runner’s shoe. It is true to size and well built. Runners who are mild to moderate over pronaters will find the structure and support of this shoe perfect for them. This is an award winning, light weight, redesigned version of Asic’s much loved running shoe. This model is available in pink for the breast cancer awareness edition.

The Asics GT-2000 is a great shoe for neutral runners all the way to severe overpronaters. There is a larger Gel Pad in this shoe than in other models. It features a double layer of memory foam and even has a removable insole to accommodate orthotics. It also has Comfort Dry Sockliner that provides cushioning while keeping feet drier. Definitely a plus on those long runs!

I love how I can still fulfill my want for a great looking shoe and have the support and stability I need.

 

Under Armour Technology

One of the best products today in sports is Under Armour. This company has been around for some time now, and they produce some quality products that are great for different seasons throughout the year.

From t-shirts to running shoes, Under Armour makes athletic gear that keeps athletes warm and comfortable at the same time. Under Armour running shoes have been popular as of athlete. These shoes are very comfortable and they also insulate people’s feet so that they are warm at all times. This is great for athletes who practice or play in cold environments. Under Armour running shoes allow athletes the ability to maximize their movement, and also increase their grip on different terrains that they may be on.

Under Armour technology has progress immensely over the last few years. Under Armour technology is implemented into clothes, shoes, gloves, and many other athletic gears. This technology includes increased grip for gloves and shoes, enhanced weather insulation for clothes, and other types of novel technology.

Another type of shoe that is popular among runners is the Under Armour Spine RPM running shoes. These Under Armour Spine RPM running shoes have an enhanced grip feature, which allows runners the ability to maximize their movement. These shoes are also very comfortable to wear, which is great for any type of runners.

Under Armour products have a history of providing quality products to athletes and people who just enjoy being active outside. These products are great because they are durable, and they will last over the seasons. They make ideal presents and are great for the avid sports fanatics. These products come in many different sizes and colors, making them ideal for people of any sex and age.

I have been using Under Armour products for many years now. I know that whenever I compete against someone that I am well taken care of, and that I can perform to the best of my abilities because I have Under Armour gear. A popular choice that I have found to be great has been their Under Armour rash guards. These rash guards are great because they are a skin tight fit, which allows me the ability to move around to the best of my capabilities. I have found that their shorts are also great for those wanting style and comfort as well. They even offer reversible shorts, which is great for those who like variety.

 

Favorite Free Runs in San Francisco

One of the things I dearly love to do in my adidas adipure running shoes is visit free things to do in San Francisco. Even after many hours on my feet, I still feel so refreshed.


I love running on the Golden Gate Bridge. The best time to go running in my adidas adipure shoes on the Golden Gate Bridge is early in the morning. I park at the free North Vista Point Parking area and begin my run from there. Starting early allows me to beat the crowds. The parking area opens at 7 AM. When I run both sides of the bridge, I have completed a 3.4 mile run, just the right length for an early morning jog.
Along the way, I marvel that the bridge was originally constructed in the 1930s at the cost of 35 million dollars. I enjoy watching the workman working to keep the bridge safe for all the people who cross it each day. I think about the story of the 11 men who died constructing the bridge. Running on the bridge in high winds is interesting because the bridge has a 27 foot sway.
Another place that I love to visit in my neutral running shoes is the Golden Gate Park. Something interesting is always happening at the park. I often stop at one of the buildings on their free days just to see what has changed.
One of my favorite stops in the park is the Conservatory of Flowers and the accompanying Japanese Tea Garden. I love seeing the beautiful orchids that are grown there. Occasionally, I even attend one of the master gardening classes held at the conservatory. When I attend classes at the Conservatory of Flowers, people always make comments about my neutral running shoes. I love telling people how comfortable they are.
Another of my favorite places at Golden Gate Park is Stowe Lake. I love running around the lake in my minimal running shoes. They handle the uneven ground so well. They are so lightweight that I feel like I am barefoot. Yet, I have great protection on my feet.
Another of my favorite places to run in my minimal running shoes is the San Francisco Zoo. Periodically, the zoo opens its doors to visitors for free. I love watching the 260 different types of animals on my run through the zoo. I find that I have to stop and take photos often when I do this run. I cannot wait to visit the zoo and see the new spider exhibit. Who knew the world had over 20 different species of tarantulas?

 

Do Barefoot or Minimal Shoes Hurt or Help?

The New York Times blog recently posed the question: Are barefoot shoes really better?

Barefoot or minimal running has been the hottest thing to happen to running in a long time. Proponents swear that it’s better for you. That your body will correct your foot strike and you will be running the way nature intended.

According to the New York Times blog, this isn’t necessarily true. They report that The American Council on Exercise recently conducted a small study (16 healthy women joggers) at the University of Wisconsin. They had the women run in Vibram FiveFingers three times a week for 20 minutes a day. The researchers analyzed their form, foot-strike patterns and force while wearing regular running shoes, Vibram FiveFingers and running barefoot.

“The researchers found that half of the women who switched to barefoot running or minimalist sports shoes failed to adjust their form, resulting in more wear and tear on their bodies, not less,” says the New York Times. “The study showed that when the women were wearing traditional running shoes, they all used a rear-foot strike, meaning they landed predominantly on their heels. But when the women switched to barefoot running or the Vibram FiveFingers, only half of them adjusted their form, as recommended, to a forefoot strike pattern, which entails landing mainly on the ball of the foot.”

The women who corrected their form did experience less impact while running wearing Vibrams or barefoot. However, the other 50% who didn’t change their form (and kept striking on their heels) had impact forces that were twice as high.

It makes sense. If you’ve been running in shoes for, oh, your whole life, it’s going to be a hard transition. If you want to wear Vibrams, you have to transition slowly. Read the Vibram website and learn how to make the transition from traditional running shoes to minimal running shoes.

So, if you are a runner who is able to change your form or who experiences a lot of injuries then you may want to try (slowly) Vibrams. However, if you are doing fine in the shoes you’re used to, you may want to consider just staying with what works.

Saucony ProGrid: A Definite Winner

If you want a high quality running shoe, I recommend Saucony. I’ve tried Nike, Reebok, and other major brands. I’ll admit, I used to be 100 percent Nike, but then one day I tried on a pair of Saucony running shoes. I had never even heard of Saucony. But the comfort was unbelievable; not to mention the performance, durability and aesthetically pleasing design. I’ve been hooked ever since, for me, Saucony is decidedly unbeatable.

And my personal favorite style of Saucony? The Saucony ProGrid.

The Saucony ProGrid comes in a variety of styles for men, women and children. The newest addition is the Saucony ProGrid Guide 4. The flexibility of this shoe is amazing. The designs, again, are awesome. I’m convinced that everyone can find a color or style they love. The cushiony insole is fantastic. It provides the needed support for running or walking. The shoe itself is very lightweight and great for training for a marathon or just casual jogging for fun.

Other styles include the Saucony ProGrid Guide TR3 and TR4, ProGrid Mirage, ProGrid Peregrine, ProGrid Kinvara, ProGrid Ride 4, ProGrid Razor and ProGrid Outlaw to name just a few. The Saucony ProGrid line is a good option for serious runners looking for a great training shoe and for the non-serious runners that want a good shoe.

I’ve heard some people complain that Saucony ProGrid running shoes are a bit pricey, but they still beat all other running shoes on the market in comfort and durability. I will not buy any other brand for running or walking ever again. This shoe is superior to every other running shoe I have tried, and I have tried plenty. Twenty-six years of running has led me to the Saucony ProGrid Guide running shoe. While I may not stick with that style forever, I know I will stick with Saucony.

Saucony has invested years in researching athletes to produce the best possible shoes to absorb the impact of running and walking. Their shoes offer support like no other brand, even for those people who need extra arch support or more secure heel padding. The wear and tear of running in improperly designed shoes is not worth saving a few dollars for a mediocre pair of shoes. My feet, back and knees are very important to me. That is why Saucony shoes will always be on my feet anytime I go out to run.

Babolat Propulse 3 Tennis Shoes: I Agree with Andy Roddick

Babolat tennis shoes are some of the best made shoes you can buy. The Babolat Propulse 3 is “Andy Roddick’s shoe of choice”—and mine too. I am no professional, but tennis is a great sport that I love to play as an amateur. Babolat is a very affordable brand when you consider how superior their shoes are as compared to your typical tennis shoes. It amazes me the amount of research and development that has gone into the construction of a tennis shoe.

The Babolat Propulse 3 tennis shoe is well-made, with high-quality components. Everything from the Michelin designed sole to the Kompressor heel cushion are very thought out and well executed to make a phenomenal shoe. Babolat invests a lot of time in researching the best technology to provide customers with a comfortable, high performance tennis shoe. The grip on the sole of these shoes allows for great maneuvering, and that is exactly what a tennis player needs to navigate the court well. I would go so far as to say it enhances my speed on the court. These shoes come with a six-month guarantee on the wear of the outsole. Babolat will replace the shoes if the sole wears completely through in six months or less. If you manage to wear out this sole in six months, you must be playing a lot!

Babolat tennis shoes generally have a stellar reputation among tennis players, and the Babolat Propulse 3 is no exception. These shoes offer great support; something desperately needed when on the court. I like the cozy yet supportive feeling this shoe has. The ankle support is unparalleled. The shoes are extremely comfortable, using Kompressor technology to pad your heel. In addition, they are lighter than I thought they would be. I have worn several competitor brands and these are definitely lighter. The upper part of the shoe is highly breathable, which is nice. With Foot Belt technology, Exact PRO systems, Cell Shield comfort and OrthoLite insoles, this shoe is a winner. Throw in the aesthetically pleasing designs and colors they offer and you are looking at a great deal. This is a great shoe that provides the fashion statement I want to make along with the support and stability of a top notch performance shoe.

Tips & Tricks for Finding Discount Saucony Running Shoes

You want a great pair of running shoes from a well-known and reputable brand. You also don’t want to pay too much. You may not know it, but you want Saucony running shoes.

Yes, running shoes are expensive. And, with another recession looming over us, spending any money can be scary. But, put it in perspective: running is one of the least expensive exercises there is, and it is possible to find good running shoes at good prices.

Sadly, there is often a stigma to buying discount running shoes. They aren’t the newest version. They aren’t the very best. It’s important to realize that shoe manufacturers need to update their shoes and make new versions to get them reviewed. That means that if a running shoe manufacturer wants to get listed in Runner’s World or someplace else, they must come out with a new version for that particular style. It doesn’t mean that there was anything wrong with the previous version. However, most of the time, the shoe manufacturers do make changes; usually, these are changes that their customers requested.

While price is important, it’s also important to find the exact shoes that you need. Therefore, the first thing to figure out is what type of shoe you need. Are you purchasing Saucony running shoes for trails, indoor use, outdoor running, or for flat trail running or street running? After you answer that question, you can find the best style of Saucony shoe for you.

So, when you are looking for the best discount Saucony shoes, you have to know where to shop, so that you can find the pair you are looking for, the type of shoes you are looking for, and the lowest cost for these shoes. It can be difficult to find the price you want and the style you want at any old store. Unfortunately, most discount stores only carry one size or one color or even worse, one style. The best (and most time saving) advice that I can give you is to find a store that offers regular discounts and also specializes in running. Try doing a search for “discount Saucony running shoes” and see what comes up.

I hope that you find that your new Saucony running shoes are the best pair of running shoes you have ever worn. With thicker insoles, rubber springs, and foot conforming features, your new Saucony shoes are going to get you on any trail, and allow you to get the best times no matter where you are running, or who you are running against.

 

Brooks Beast Running Shoes

The Brooks Beast running shoe is the best running shoe because it provides stability to the foot while making each step as comfortable as possible. Runners who suffer from low arches or flat arches will enjoy Brooks’ beast running shoes for their comfort in just the right places. The even distribution of weight and pressure will provide support where you need it most, and at the right time.


These running shoes are made with biomogo which is the world’s first form of biodegradable insoles. Now Brooks Beast running shoes are made with the same biomogo material in their midsoles. This unique midsole has a natural additive that encourages anaerobic microbes to feast on the product once it has entered an enclosed landfill. Brooks believes in making the environment greener so they are going to share this ground-breaking technology with all other shoe manufacturers.

Another unique aspect to the brooks beast running shoe is the cushioned insole. This insole is made with Brooks DNA and is engineered with a non-Newtonian liquid that instantly reacts to force that is applied to a certain area and works to evenly disperse the pressure throughout the insole. This insole gives you 30 percent better cushioning than other insoles of its kind and a two times better energy return.

There are many athletes that use Brooks Beast running shoes. Female runners such as Falesha Ankton, Katie Follet and Fawn Dorr have made some of their best times while running in Brooks shoes. Male runners like Sage Canaday, Jeremy Johnson and Scott Jurek love the lightweight design of the new Brooks beast running shoe.

After you have used your Brooks Beast shoes to their full running potential, you need to move them down the line. You can get many more uses out of them by making them your new lawn mowing shoes or yard chore shoes. Keep your Beast alive for as long as you want to before retiring them to their final resting place. Brooks strives to provide you with the best shoes for running while remembering to be environmentally friendly and using materials that are kinder to the environment.