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Hoka One One Clifton 4

Posted by Damian McKeever on

So my first experience with the Brand Hoka was almost 5 years ago at the Running expo in Texas. They were a very new brand and there was a real buzz about them. Only a few years early the buzz word had been minimalist footwear and suddenly we were looking at this brand that was almost the exact opposite of minimalist they were huge shoes.     The main concept behind the Hoka’s is maximum cushioning. This rocker motion that they have on them which seems to propel you onto mid foot or fore foot a little more is the...

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Race Week

Posted by Damian McKeever on

  So we're going to give it a crack on Saturday in Shanganagh park run. Training went ok this week. I was more confident 8 weeks ago when I was giving it a shot then I am this week. That was misplaced confidence to be fair, I'm not sure why I was so confident I hadn't really done many k's under 4 minutes. This time I know I haven't quiet been able to hit the times Gary was giving me so it doesn't bode well for Saturday.   On the flip side i'm in much better shape than I was...

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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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