Updated on October 29, 2015
It may be Halloween, but who says kids get to have all the fun? It’s time to get your costume in order. Runners are no strangers to donning intricate costumes for race day, so we decided to round up our 5 favorite run-inspired costumes. All of them are sure to be a hit at both a Halloween party and on the road.
1. The Flash
Unleash your inner superhero. Nothing makes you feel speedy like dressing as a someone who runs faster than the speed of light. Plus, it makes for a great joke when you zip past the competition.
2. Richard Simmons
Are you ready to sweat? We have the perfect costume for you. It has a bonus benefit of being extremely easy to run in. Light breezy shorts, a tank and sweatbands? Count us in! The best part? You can lead everyone in some pre-run stretches.
Need a clever group costume? This Pacman costume is one of the best we’ve seen. It’s especially hilarious when seen in action. The only downside? The costume can get a bit bulky. Also, you have to stay in a certain order to get the joke across.
4. Indiana Jones
Run like a giant boulder is chasing after you! This costume adds a little fire-under-your-feet to keep you at your fastest. And it’s a surefire way to clear your path to victory. Soon the holy grail of golden medals will be yours!
5. Forrest Gump
This costume is a classic and it’s consistently one of favorites. No one loves a good jog more than Forrest Gump, and that makes this the perfect runner’s costume. And you get to hear “Run, Forrest, run!” jokes all day long. Somehow, they never get old.
Have any great costume ideas? Share them in the comment section below!
Updated on October 1, 2015
While fall brings some of our favorite things; beautiful orange-and-scarlet scenery on our runs, breezy temperatures and post-run pumpkin-flavored treats— it also brings shorter days. When you can’t cram a run into a sunshine-filled hour, it’s time to take on the night. We picked four styles that will be perfect for any after-dark run.
ASICS GEL-nimbus 17 Lite-Show
These shoes were made for night running. The upper features all-over reflective graphic print detail. Made for neutral runners who require top-notch cushioning, this bright style grabs attention whether it’s night or day.
Adidas Ultra Boost
Adidas just unveiled the bright, flashy new colors of its best-selling Ultra Boost shoe. Packed with the brand’s proprietary Boost technology, this style features thousands of capsules that store and return energy with every step. It makes for a snappy, responsive ride. And with new colors that look like pure sunshine, you’re guaranteed to stand out in the dark.
Brooks Glycerin 13
Feel comfortable running in low-light situations with the Brooks Glycerin 13. The upper features reflective details for high-visibility. Plus, the style features all of Brooks’ premium technology such as a Super DNA midsole, optimized pressure distribution in the outsole and a dynamic saddle to lock the foot in securely.
Under Armour Speedform Gemini
These shoes are just what you need to bring some color back into your run. The shiny upper is paired with seamless speedform technology and substantial Charged Foam cushioning. Finally, anatomically placed flex grooves make for silky smooth transitions. Pick one of the brighter colors before starting your evening sprint.
What do you think of these night-run ready styles? Let us know in the comment section below!
Updated on August 21, 2015
The Hoka One One Clifton 2 has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor is Hoka’s top-selling shoe and a favorite of road runners who love to rack up miles. Fans of the original shoe can rest easy. Hoka’s mantra with this update was “don’t fix what isn’t broken.” The updates to the 2 are subtle, but oh so divine. Hot spots are a distant memory with a softer, lightly padded tongue. New no-sew overlays hug the foot in unwavering midfoot support. Plus, the ultra-cushioned, in-your-face midsole is just as plush as ever.
With the previous version of the Clifton, some runners experienced issues with blowouts in the upper. Hoka addressed this concern with a more durable, structured upper. Unfortunately, as a result the shoe weighs in about 1.4 oz. heavier and the shoe doesn’t offer the same high level of flexibility.
Overall, the Clifton 2 is still a comfortable, cushioned option for any road runner. Want to hear more about it? Check out what Ginger Runner has to say after putting some serious mileage on the style.
Posted on July 27, 2015
When a couple of Under Armour employees were out running the trails, they saw a few “fat tire” bikes whiz past them and inspiration struck. What if the ultra-rugged tire tread found on Wild Grip’R bikes was adapted and repurposed for a trail shoe? And thus, the Under Armour Fat Tire running shoe was born.
This innovative trail runner incorporates key Under Armour technologies such as a Storm water-resistance treatment and Charged foam with a thick, grippy Michelin green compound outsole. The hard-to-miss outsole packs plenty of plush while the micro-lugs handle rocky terrain with ease. From its bold colors to its bouncy feel, it’s unlike any shoe you’ve ever worn.
Would you wear the Under Armour Fat Tire? Let us know in the comment section below.
Posted on June 23, 2015
In 2013, Adidas launched a new technology they claimed could revolutionize the running industry—the Boost midsole. Now two years later, almost every shoe in Adidas’ running line (as well as many of its other sports footwear) are equipped with Boost technology. Plus, other running brands are launching their own version of the technology for Spring 2016.
So, what makes it so special? Most running shoes use an EVA foam-rubber midsole. Not Boost shoes. Instead, the midsole is made up of tiny spheres of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Developed by BASF Global, the world’s leading chemical company, this TPU midsole underwent 3 years of research and development before it was introduced to the public.
Adidas claims the Boost TPU midsole has many benefits over the traditional EVA technology. EVA is a responsive material that compresses with each step and rebounds to return energy to the foot. Over time, EVA can wear down, requiring the runner to invest in a new pair of shoes. Boost technology eliminates this problem with thousands of energy capsules that store and release energy only when it’s needed— without losing integrity.
While it’s still under debate whether or not Boost technology actually outperforms EVA, it’s clear that Boost does offer superior cushion for high-mileage runs. Don’t just take our word for it. We sent a pair to popular YouTube run blogger, Ginger Runner. See what he has to say about the Adidas Adizero Boston 5 Boost.
What do you think about Boost technology? Let us know in the comment section below.
Updated on May 22, 2015
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS is back and it’s better than ever. In honor of this no. 1 shoe hitting our site with new technology and vibrant new colors, we’re shining a spotlight this month on what makes this style truly great.
The GTS line boasts some serious mass appeal. Whether your foot is narrow, wide or somewhere in between, the universal fit can handle it all. That’s why it’s Brooks most popular shoe. Equal parts support, cushion and balance, the new Adrenaline GTS 15 keeps that classic fit while incorporating new Brooks technology for a lighter, cushier ride.
The brand-new BioMoGo DNA midsole and Segmented Crash Pad provide plenty of flex underfoot while offering an effortless heel-to-toe transition. Meanwhile the moisture-managing, featherweight upper keeps things nice and breezy up top. Fast doesn’t have to be a struggle. Get your run pumping in the Adrenaline GTS 15, and let the endorphins takeover.
What do you think of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15? Let us know in the comment section below.
Whether you have been running marathons for years, or are new to the marathon community, every runner should have a bucket list full of their dream courses. We know it’s tough to decide where to run your 26.2 miles, so we went through our calendar and chose the five top marathons you’re going to want to check out. It’s up to you to decide which one’s next on your list! Read More
With the winter weather dragging on (it has to end soon…right?) it can be hard to muster up the energy to even think about the finish lines at your spring and summer races. But they’re going to be here before you know it! And it’s paramount that you have the best gear to get you to the finish line. If you’re running a shorter distance (or are an efficient runner), racing flats could be something to think about adding to your rotation. They seriously slash the weight of traditional trainers to help you fly on race day. And if you’re gunning for a PR, you know every extra ounce of weight can add seconds to your finish time. Check out four of our top picks.
We’ve seen plenty of new technologies grace our warehouse shelves in the past few months, but few were as anticipated as those in Saucony’s Iso-Series. The new tech is found in Saucony’s top echelon of styles: the Triumph, Hurricane and the new Zealot, due out in March. So what’s new? Simply put—everything.
This is going to be your year. We can just feel it. To help you out, we’ve paired eight running resolutions with standout products to help you start 2015 on the right foot. Take a peek, and make 2015 the year of the run.