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Newton Running launches Distance Elite shoe

The Distance Elite has been developed with Newton Running’s top athletes

Boulder, Colorado-based running shoe manufacturer Newton Running has announced the release of the Distance Elite, the latest addition to its performance line.

The result of months of extensive testing by members of the Newton Running Elite racing team, the Distance Elite features a race-specific fit and a streamlined midsole, creating a lightweight, highly responsive shoe that tips the scales at 204g for men and 175g for women.

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Nike unveils 30th anniversary edition of Air Pegasus shoe

The Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 have been voted ‘Best Buy’ in the latest edition of Runners World

Nike is undoubtedly one of the heavyweights of the running world, with the company’s recent Free and Flyknit offerings becoming a big hit with customers.

The company has delivered a nod to its past this week, however, with the unveiling of a 30th anniversary edition of one of the moved loved running sneakers of all time, the Nike Air Pegasus+ 30, in a video featuring Britain’s greatest ever middle distance runner, Mo Farah.

While the style remains true to its original form, runners can enjoy modernised perks, such as Nike Zoom springy cushioning in the heel and no-sew overlays for a seamless interior which weighs just 306g.

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Nike unveils new Free Flyknit trainers

Earlier this week, Nike released a whole lot of information about its next running shoe – the Nike Free Flyknit, which offers something pretty unique.

To put it crudely, it’s basically a sock with the sole of a running shoe attached to the bottom of it. The shoes are designed for a near-barefoot style, making it the next step along in Nike’s current Free Run range, combining Flyknit technology with Nike’s hugely popular Nike Free+ 5.0 midsole.

Stretch to fit – the new Nike Free Flyknit

The new running shoes are the product of a new design ethos Nike is calling ‘nature amplified’, the concept of using data driven advanced sports science to strip away all but the essentials for optimum performance.

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Sensoria Fitness Tracker ushers in a whole new era…the era of smart socks

Yes, you read that right – smart socks. Perhaps inspired by the growing presence of wearable monitoring products on the moment right now, Sensoria have spotted a gap in the market and introduced the Sensoria Smart Sock Fitness Tracker.

It involves a smart, washable sock (available in four colours  – black, white, pink and light blue, so you can match your outfit and the colour of your shoes), plus an anklet that magnetically snaps on the cuff of the sock, and then it all comes together with a mobile app for iPhone or Android that monitors and guides you with audio cues. And if you prefer to run without a phone you can still access your data from home thanks to the app’s dashboard.

Just clip and run…the Smart Sock is available in four colours

Going beyond the typical data you get from fitness trackers like how far and how fast you’re going, the Sensoria actually tells you how well you’re exercising, which then allows it to recommend specific workouts based on your abilities and your goals.

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Move over Harrison, there’s a new Blade Runner in town – Adidas Springblade promises “indestructible” shoes that will provide epic energy returns

Check out the ridges on that…

Adidas have always been at the forefront of ground-breaking running technology, and its latest innovation is no different.

One of the obvious problems every runner faces is running out of energy – it’s just how our bodies are. Now Adidas aren’t saying they’ve managed to find the cure for fatigue (because that would be pretty damn special), but hot on the heels of their Energy Boost release a month back, they’re looking to make to make a decent stab at giving you that extra boost with their new Springblade shoes.

Promising to “unleash explosive energy”, the Springblade is the first running shoe with individually tuned blades which are engineered to help propel runners forward with what the company states is one of the most effective energy returns in the industry.

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RunKeeper app coming to Pebble smartwatch

Together at last

RunKeeper and Pebble yesterday released an integrated app for iOS and Android that turns the Pebble smartwatch into a personal trainer, allowing runners to keep track of their activity and providing a detailed analysis of their performance.

The Pebble smart watch, which was made hugely popular when it raised more than $10 million on Kickstarter last year, can finally display real-time fitness information related to workouts, giving users a way to stay connected without constantly needing to check their smartphone.

Users can also control music and manage incoming messages, calls and notifications directly through the device. Developers can get their hands on a software developer’s kit (SDK) to introduce more apps to the device.

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Fed up with the snow? Zone Dome will transport you away to run in the sun

If all the snow and cold recently have been making you feel unmotivated, then Running Unlimited have just the piece of escapist kit for you.

Kind of like a mini wrap-around cinema for runners, the Zone Dome features a 1.5 metre wide dish-shaped screen, which you can clip onto a treadmill and transport yourself to wherever in the world you wish. The dish hooks up to an app on your iPad, allowing you to choose your location, distance, and speed.

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Re-reviewed – the Metro casts its vote on Adidas Boost

In the same Metro article as mentioned below, the Metro also has a short review of Adidas’ new running shoe line, the Boost (which you may remember us drooling over on its New York release a few weeks back).

There’s no doubt that these shoes are a beautiful piece of kit, and will definitely draw admiring and envious glances if you’re out running around the city or a popular park. They keep the classic Adidas “3 stripes” design which has been so so timeless for the brand, and then tops it off with its new foam technology on the sole.

Writing for the Metro, Vicki-Marie Cossar, herself an experienced runner and reviewer, seems impressed, praising the stability of the shoes, whilst also remarking on their flexibility. She takes them for a two-hour spin around a recently-snowed in New York and Central Park, and finds the whole running experience pretty positive, especially on hills, where she says that, “there’s no denying I feel more energised while running”.

Overall, Cossar’s glowing views back up our own fanboy raving, and we can’t wait to get our hands on them. Cossar states that, “I’m not a fast runner, and I’ve never done a marathon, but I manage a two-hour run around the city. I don’t feel tired and could easily continue. I had none of the usual aches and pains in my legs afterwards, which could be down to the good cushioning of the trainers. I’ll definitely wear them on future runs and am hopeful they might help me achieve my first half-marathon distance.”

Encouraging signs for us all!

Lust List – Adidas Boost

So, so pretty…

Announced just over two weeks ago in New York, the Adidas’ new family of shoes is promising to revolutionize the way you run – and the speed at which you do it.

Called Adidas Boost, the new range of shoes will be made of a new material that delivers greater energy response, made up of dozens of mini capsules that will increase the ‘bounce’ produced when your foot strikes the ground. Adidas’ rather odd promo video shows this material bouncing a metal ball higher and for longer than that of a competitor and the floor.

The technology works by absorbing the energy and then pushing back to return it, helping to propel you forward, as the shoes material delivers a much greater energy response per stride. Adidas believe that the shoes will deliver a performance boost of around 10 seconds per km if ran at a 5min/km pace, a bold claim which we look forward to trying out. Adidas had running titan Haile Gebrselassie speaking at the launch, who said that he believes over a 26 mile run, trained athletes could see anywhere up to 40 seconds’ improvement.

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