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How should your shoe fit?

Posted by Damian McKeever on

This is a question we are asked on a regular basis in store. Firstly a couple of things to bear in mind. 1) Believe it or not your feet don't stop growing in your late teens. As we age our feet tend to splay out and take up more room in the shoe, so it is worth measuring your feet every once in a while to see what size you actually are.  2) The time of day you are buying your shoes can be important. If you are buying your running shoes first thing in the morning your feet have...

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Saucony Iso Freedom

Posted by Damian McKeever on

Saucony Iso Freedom.   This is a category that has been really strong for Saucony. The light weight training shoe as opposed to an out and out Racing flat. Saucony have targeted the Kinvara customer who is looking for a lighter more cushioned shoe. With their new Everrun technology running the whole way through the midsole it is giving this shoe a very good "in shop feel". We've had it in store now nearly 4 months and customers have been really impressed with how it feels in store compared to Kinvara. The shoe fits a little bit narrower than a...

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Ladies Hitogami

Posted by oonagh Morrissey on

This latest version of the Hitogami dropped in store at the start of March. Feeback has been good this is a light racing shoe so a lot of customers have been buying it for 5k 10k and half marathon distances. As with many Mizuno shoes because it's using the wave plate as the cushioning system it tends to be quiet light.   There is a part of it that appeals to the person looking for a more minimalist running shoe, it's light it's very flexible but it has got quiet a high drop for someone who normally likes a more...

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New Mizuno Wave Horizion.

Posted by Damian McKeever on

Mizuno's latest shoe bought out March 2017.   This shoe has only been with us now a few weeks but here's our intial thoughts on it. Mizuno have struggled a bit with whats called "in store fit". So this is what the brands are calling that intial feeling you get when you put your foot into the shoe, how soft and comfortable it feels. Mizuno rely on the Wave plate as both their cushioning and support system and as a results some consumers can find their shoes a little "firm" in store.   They've changed things around a bit with...

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New Years Resolutions

Posted by Damian McKeever on

How to stick to your new years running resolution.   1. Put a goal down I know some people say they are only running for weight loss or fitness and they have no interest in "racing". However if there is an end goal in sight and you are running and training towards that the weight loss or fitness comes as part of that. The race at the end of 8 weeks is your way of getting fit. 2. Buddy system. Ideally join a club or the many running groups that are around now, not only will you get some great...

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