Category Archives: Running Shoe

New Adidas Barefoot Shoe

Barefoot shoe craze went a gear higher after Adidas announced the release of Adidas barefoot shoe. Adidas barefoot shoe is nick named, The Adipure Trainer.

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Adidas barefoot running shoe is designed to mimic the experience of exercising barefoot while providing the protection, traction and durability of a shoe.

Adidas Barefoot shoe price

The Adipure Trainer, which is a cross between a glove for the feet and a traditional shoe, hits U.S. stores in November priced at $90.

Nike Free Barefoot Running Shoe

The first time I had that Nike have barefoot running shoe, I imagined it being something like a foot glove. In reality, Nike Free Barefoot running shoe looks just like any other Nike sneaker.

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Nike Free, Barefoot running shoe was designed to mimic the feel of barefoot running. Nike free barefoot running shoe engages the muscles of the feet, encourage good posture, and help train the wearer to land correctly.

Benefit of Nike Free Barefoot running shoe

The Nike Free Barefoot running shoes are designed to give you the benefits of barefoot running without sacrificing your feet.

Price of Nike Free Barefoot Running shoe

I checked various online stores and the price is just under $100

Best Shoes For Barefoot Running

As barefoot running craze continues to rise, barefoot running shoes have been gaining popularity.

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This barefoot running shoes are designed to re-create a the natural sensation of running “barefoot” on man-made surfaces like concrete and asphalt.

If you want to a buy a barefoot running shoe, you can read reviews for best barefoot running shoes at barefoot Running Shoes website.

Free Brooks Running Shoes

Two ways of getting your feet inside a pair of free brooks running shoes is to participate in their promotions that allows you to win a pair of free brooks running shoes or join their Brooks shoe testing program.

Brooks Shoe Testing Program

Brooks provides a select group of runners a chance to test their running shoes. You just need to apply as a tester by filling in an application form at their website.

Participant Requirement

  • Must agree to all terms of the Wear Tester Agreement
  • Agrees to return shoes upon request
  • Must live in the United States and be able to receive packages delivered by FedEx (Due to import/export duty and trade restrictions we are unable to ship testing product outside the U.S.)
  • Knows personal gait category and running shoe size (if not, please visit a running specialty store to be fitted before you apply)
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have regular access to the internet and a valid e-mail address
  • Able to provide detailed, helpful, and timely feedback effectively via email or phone
  • Agrees to use shoes only for running during testing (no yard work, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Wants to create a better Brooks shoe!

To apply to join Brooks Shoe testing program visit Brooks Shoe Tester Application Page.

Get Free Nike Running Shoes

Let’s admit it, we all love free stuff. If you are runner am sure you would love a chance to get free Nike Running shoes.

Nike Product Testing.

Nike shoe company has a product testing program. Nike company supplies free nike shoes to select runners to test the shoes.

How to qualify for Free Nike shoes

To qualify for Nike’s free running shoes, you must be at least 13 years old and live in the USA.

According to a statement on their website, Nike Footwear ProductTesting seeks a broad variety of athletes, dedicated both to their sport and to providing constructive and candid feedback on the shoes they test.

If you are serious about your sport, and your shoes, and you think you have what it takes to be a member of their testing program, then apply at Nike Product Testing.

This program is Ideal for students (above 13 yrs), college students and anyone who loves running.

Gait Analysis For Runners

Gait analysis is a procedure done to determine the running style of a runner. There are three types of running styles. These are over pronators, neutral and under pronators.

Gait analysis is done by specialist companies or offered inside running shoe shops. A salesperson typically videotapes customers running on a treadmill to figure out what type of stride they have.

Over pronators

Over pronators tend to land on the very outer edge of the heel. It is estimated 70% of runners over pronate.

Neutral

Thought to be the perfect running style. The body weight is well balanced from the heel to the front foot.

Under pronators

This ones are rare.

Doctors Advice

Runners are advised to get their running gait analyzed to determine their running style. Once you know your running style you can know the best type of running shoe to buy or alternatively you can buy special shoe inserts (known as orthotics and prescribed by a podiatrist) to rebalance your running stride.

Using the correct running shoe greatly reduces your chances of contracting an injury.

For a video demonstration of gait analysis visit fitness Uk.com

Reebok EasyTone Running Shoes

When Reebok launched Easy Tone running shoes for women they produced a controversial commercial to promote them. The message in the Ad was that Reebok EasyTone sneakers would help women to tone their legs and butt simply by walking in them.

The commercial was nick named “butt commercial” watch here :-

The commercial never mentioned the price of Reebok easy tone running shoes or other important information a buyer needs to consider before making a purchase but Reebok´s head of marketing, Robert Inghamn, reported that it had generated great sales numbers.

Tips For Buying Half Marathon Running Shoes

When it comes to road running there is no difference between a marathon running shoe and half marathon running shoe. So the next time you are shopping for a half marathon running shoe simply ask for a road running shoe.Although it will help the shop assistant serve you better if you inform him/her that you plan to run a half marathon.

If you want to run well and run safely. You will need a shoe that helps you maintain a balanced position.

Tips For Buying / Shopping for a Half Marathon Shoe

  1. Go first to a reputable store that specializes in running shoes.
  2. Shop for your running shoe at running shoe shops that offer gait analysis.
  3. Buy a running shoe that is a half size or so larger than your regular shoe. There should be a thumb’s width between the tip of your big toe and the top of the shoe.
  4. Once you wear the shoe they should feel comfortable right away.

Happy Shopping!

My Favorite London Running Shoe Shop

I was searching for information on london running shoe shop or store and I stumbled upon a runnersworld thread on recommendations for a good running shoe shop located around London.

The following comments / recommendations caught my attention: –

2 years ago tried on 10 (yes 10) pairs and ran up and down in the street in ALL of them before the assistant was happy the shoes were giving me the support I needed. From one user

Run and Become on Palmer Street near St James’s Park is the best I’ve been to. So helpful, they will let you run in the shoes along the pathway outside (pretty entertaining for those in the coffee shop opposite)and offer advice. From Second User.

The two recommendations were for Run and Become running store. I think the idea of allowing customers to test run the running shoes outdoors is brilliant. Run and Become has to be voted the best london running shoe shop / store.

Nike + Plus Ipod Running Shoes : Nike + Model Shoes

The Nike + plus running shoes are shoes from Nike that comes with a pouch for a sensor device from Nike that calculates the distance traveled, pace and calories burned by a runner.

Not all Nike shoes come with a ready made pouch for fitting the sensor, runners are advised to buy Nike+ model shoes.

One Nike+ model shoe is these Nike Men’s Air Max Moto + 6 shoes.

Once a runner purchase the gear he can register with official Nike Plus website to store his workouts.

Nike Plus does all these little things, like when you do your longest or fastest run, Lance Armstrong or Tiger Woods comes on and congratulates you on your iPod. So, you’re thinking while you’re running, I’m not going to get Tiger Woods unless I run really fast or long.