ALTRA, HOKA ONE ONE, TOPO ATHLETIC, 361º, VIBRAM, LIFEWAY Protein Kefir, ACUMOBILITY
Much is made about getting in shape-but most of our pals- are athletic already-and want to keep the old self-rather just as is-makes sense, fitness wise- once hit mid 30s on up, depending on the activity.
SNEAKERS, Trail Running and Fitness shoes come in all shapes and sizes for different activities, foot anatomies, and level of efforts...short bursts vs long endurance endeavors.
Some highlights from cult brands:
|Long distance fav-ALTRA adds to its no drop ZERO DROP™platform with new beefier shock absorbing A-Bound™ maximum cushioning models-for neutral or stability needs-aimed at trail runners and roadsters- Pictured: women's specific OLYMPUS 2.0 9oz trail runner|
|women's specific ADAPT stable light cushioning -powered by iFIT®-provides live feedback on foot strike, cadence impact force and running form via a razor thin sensor that rests beneath the insole and syncs wirelessly with iFIT wearables (like new smartwatches)...get the 411 via LED display_audio cues,,,nifty for the stat hungry-post workout analysis too.|
|packable half zip---packs into chest pocket 360º reflection, zipper garage, bonded thumbhole, armpit vents, welded zipper, chest pocket fits iPhone 6, fully welded|
|love this packable windbreaker---comes with run easy belt---literally can put in on without missing a stride...velcro attaches in back at waist for fit, reflective pops,|
|packable windbreaker...elastic trim at waist/arms keep breezes out...unisex sizes xs-xl|
|featherweight racing singlet tables-front/back reflection|
|ALTRA running tees, tanks, singlets (women's) with Provision moderate stabile moderate cushioning shoe|
|361º (refs ONE DEGREE BEYOND mantra) newish athletic footwear brand and apparel...361º STRATA breathable mesh and dual thickness TPU film upper...women's pictured-aomed at high milage athletes|
|Anatomical flex grooves biomechanically designed to promote natural foot motion with blown rubber for a smooth ride-361º - STRATA n=9.6oz, 7.5mm drop|
|361-CHASER 2 fast runners 6.2oz, 18.5mm drop -breathable mesh upper and simple overlays for snug fit,,,with outsole innovative flex groove pattern|
|Rocket Trainer-lightweight 7oz -guys w/ PRO2LITE dual density midsole -upper reduces water retention|
|TOR ULTRA HI waterproof hiker-w/running shoe cushioning +supportive trekking uppers 17oz men's|
TOPO ATHLETIC has left its initial split toe design -and has evolved into a footwear brand with more standard looking kicks-highly ergonomically designed- with forefoot toe splay room-secure fitting midsole/heel, and a neutral platform with light cushioning for natural load support and normal foot motion during the gait cycle. All models light to ultra-light weight- with seam reducing construction...that eliminates the hot spots.
CODA: Summarizing the new kicks from the aforementioned niche brands...doesn't include personal reviews-as our feet work best with low drop-regular-narrow cut sneakers...while a lot a lot of brands ----are cut too big and the drop is too high...for us.
|probiotics are a must for any athletes---when combined with a vegetarian way to meet protein needs (11grams-140 calories) -major bonus points to LIFEWAY...tasty too...|
|the best foam roller we ever tried-seriously...the ECLIPSE ROLLER...by ACUMOBILITY-is shaped so that in can get the narrower-or wider spots... a truly unique design. After a 20 miler when we're zonked, we can roll both calves at same time on the black end parts...then zero in on Achilles -middle part. AVAILABLE Jan 2016 pre-order $59.95-not to heavy -we travel with it.|