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Love Running? Come join our Team!!

Posted by Damian McKeever on

  Love all things running related?  We are looking to hire a like-minded, running and customer service enthusiast to join Team AK. This position is for 25 to 30 hours per week, the person must also be available for weekend hours.  This role is based in our Bray store but may require the occasional cover in our Ballymount store.  This role is for a Shoe Technician (sales associate) that shares a passion for all things running / health / fitness related. Superior customer service is key in what we offer as part of the Amphibian King service. Good running knowledge...

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New year how to stay on track.

Posted by Damian McKeever on

1. No man is an Island- If you're new to running or just getting back into it many people will have plans in their head of running maybe three times a week after work. This can be tricky if the plan is always to be on your own, sometimes if you run at least once a week with either friends a run group it just makes you accountable a little more.

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Are holes in your shoes a thing of the past?

Posted by Damian McKeever on

One of the most common types of holes in running shoes is right at the top. Just above where your big toe is. About 20% of the population will get this type of hole regularly enough in their running shoes. The hole is a result of the big toe lifting up on toe off. Some people biomechanics will have them engaging the big toe and lifting it up as they toe off.    Brands are constantly trying to make the shoes from lighter and more breathable materials. In 2016 Asics changed the material they were using on the upper of...

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Product Review 361 Spire 3

Posted by Damian McKeever on

So 361is the new brand in Ireland that has a lot of people talking. They've been around since 2003 but are only really making waves in Ireland this year. We've had them in Amphibian King since February and they've become a really popular brand.    The spire 3 is a high mileage training shoe in the neutral category. So it's competing with the likes of the Brooks Glycerin, Asics Nimbus, Saucony Triumph, New Balance 1080.  We found the shoe to be a narrow fit in the standard D width fitting so someone with a wide foot may not like the...

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Asics shoe sizing and fit guide 2018

Posted by Damian McKeever on

Asics have gone back to a wider fit, whilst the shoe is still narrow fitting it’s nowhere near as narrow as 2017 models.

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