“Runnr stores has been in the forefront of bringing in the technology that would aid runners, multisport athletes and sports enthusiasts in their training, racing and enjoying the various sports disciplines. With the second half of the year coming, Runnr is bringing a new set of products to help you elevate yourself in your quest for self improvement.“
Earlier during the Year, Runnr was awarded as the Most Outstanding Filipino Retailer of the Year. Seeing how they continue to bring in the technology and encourage the fitness lifestyle makes them worthy of that title. Through the years, Runnr has brought in the world’s best sporting brands in different field for the Filipinos to enjoy and as the second half of the year approaches, new products are here and incoming. For people like me who loves sports, seeing the new products coming in makes me really excited as I would be having new stuff to try out that will help bring out the best in me in my activities.
I’m a fan of Newton owning a Gravity and Distance from it’s 2013 line. Newton uses the forefoot lug technology which adds a push of the toe from a midfoot landing. The end results is faster, more efficient and more powerful strides. Newton is a performance brand that rewards effort while helping you develop the natural running form. There’s a significant shift in the 2014 line which is the addition of the 5th Lug. The 5th Lug provides more ‘pop’ and stability on the landing. POP is also an acronym of the ‘Point of Power,” which is the forefoot landing zone involved in the balanced and efficient run gait.
The Gravity III and Motion III Mileage Trainers and Distance III and Distance S III Speed Trainers (Prices TBA) feature the next evolution of Newton’s unique Action/Reaction forefoot technology with the addition of a fifth lug. The dynamic lugs align with the foot’s five metatarsal bones, thereby delivering more cushioning, greater responsiveness and a broader and more stable base underfoot. It also comes with the usual flashy colors, lightweight feel, laser perforated micro-suede overlay and additional arch support that makes the feel of running more natural and efficient.
The new Mileage and Speed Trainers also debut major design changes that appear in all new Newton Running shoes throughout 2014. The changes include welded instead of stitched overlays, 360-degree reflectivity and subtle two-tone designs on the metatarsal stretch panels. The Gravity III and Motion III maintain a 3 mm drop from heel to toe, and the Distance III and Distance S III still have a 2 mm drop. This near-level platform supports a more balanced, natural posture, which is an essential component to efficient running.
Berghaus has been my constant trekking buddy having the Berghaus Men’s Cuerra Cuesta Multi-Activity Shoe and their Tech Tee. I love the brand for it’s traction on the different surfaces and how it takes care of your feet while on a trek and trail. They have one of the best outdoor products.
Berghaus’ newest products are the Stormcloud jacket, the Cloudburst jacket, VapourLight Fast Hike Pant, and the VapourLight Fast Hike Short. Introduced last year, the flagship Vapour Claw trail running shoe has also been updated with new colour ways. The workhorse Limpet rucksack is now being offered at promo with a free hydration bladder. The Vapour SS Crew Baselayer shirt is also being offered at promo.
Berghaus Cloudburst (P3,615) is very light and water resistant. It features a fixed and adjustable hood, two siped handwarmer pockets, and adjustable cuffs and hem. It is available in Men’s and Women’s specific styles and colours.
Berghaus Stormcloud (P4,699) is fully waterproof, breathable and extremely lightweight. The Stormcloud is made out of AQ™2, Berghaus’ own waterproof fabric, offering guaranteed protection from the rain. The jacket is packed with practical features, including a fixed, adjustable hood, two zipped hand-warmer pockets and adjustable cuffs and hem. The men’s jacket weighs only 285g (Large) and the women’s weighs 275g (size 12), both packing down to a tiny size.
Berghaus VapourLight Fast Short (P2,595) is designed for athletes seeking firmer support and motion control. Made of 89% double weave, stretch polyester with DWR and 11% elastane, the VapourLight Fast Short features drawcord waist adjustment, four-way stretch for dynamic sports, and 3 pockets: one zipped back pocket, one mesh energy gel pocket, and one side stash pocket.
Berghaus VapourLight Fast Hike Pant (P5,435) is a hugely versatile product, its lightweight Berghaus AF Softshell fabric offers outstanding performance in action with excellent water repellency, UPF 50+ sun protection, and lots of stretch for comfort. It’s packed with features including four pockets (two handwarmer, one zipped tight, and one zipped back pocket), double weave fabric in key areas, a curved back comfort panel and integrated concealed belt, a warp knit lined waistband, two sipped thigh vents, crotch gusset, articulated knee panels and an adjustable hem.
Currently on promo is the Berghaus Vapour SS Crew Baselayer shirt (Promo Price P1,197), featuring 3-component construction to work perfectly with the movements and reaction of the body. Stretch panels over the shoulder give unrestricted movement, while an open knit structure creates a highly breathable, lightweight, and efficient main body with underarm mesh for high perspiration areas. It uses Berghaus’ proprietary Argentium powered by Polygiene material, a 100% polyester fabric that is odour resistant and with a permanent UPF of 30+.
The Berghaus Limpet 10L (P2,495) is a compact and highly stable rucksack ideal for adventure racing and fast hikes. The Limpet compression system integrates with the harness for improved stability during fast-paced activities. It weighs a mere 0.48 kilos and uses Ardura 70D RS / 210D DRS material. It features a height adjustable chest strap, a back-system with airflow channel, zipped expansion gusset, grab handle, wand/bottle pockets and zipped front pockets, a tuck-away front bungee, and is compactible with most hydration systems.
I also have several Brooks in my armory of shoes from lightweight shoes with the Pure Cadence and Pure Flow, to Trail Shoes with the Pure Grit and my training shoes which is Adrenaline GTS. I’ve already had numerous trail adventures with my Pure Grit. Brooks has produced shoes that would give you the FEEL of the road and also shoes that will make you FLOAT with the cushion support. They have recently introduced Brooks Transcend which has the support and technology that would make you feel like running on soft clouds.
Glycerin 12 offers the most cushioned, balanced and plush experience in the neutral category. It aims to deliver over-the-top cushion feel and support. It is the lightest Glycerin to date. The Glycerin 12 has a specially designed upper,using revolutionary 3D Fit Print technology, the Glycerin12 delivers a wrapped fit that conforms to the individuals foot. The Ideal Pressure Zone construction distributes pressure evenly from heel to forefoot to maximize shock absorption and create an incredibly smooth transition. The Rounded Heel keeps the body in its optimal alignment by promoting a more efficient foot strike. It features Super DNA that offers a cushioned ride that adapts instantaneously to the runner’s stride.
Pure Grit 3 has been completely redesigned from the ground up to re-imagine the concept of feeling the trail. The lightweight PureGrit 3 connects you to the trail as it responds and protects you from its tricky elements. The PureGrit 3 combines PureProject technology with unparalleled trail insight empowering you to “trust your feet” in all conditions. The Hex lug outsole delivers maximum traction and protection so you can attack the trail without worrying about the elements getting in your way. A new forefoot propulsion plate maximizes energy return on varied surfaces to keep you charging down the trail. The BioMoGo DNA midsole instantaneously adapts to every unique step, meeting the needs of each and every runner. The Rounded Heel shifts you forward for a more aligned stride. Wrapping over the instep of the foot, the flexible Nav Band comfortably secures the foot in place and accommodates different foot shapes, assuring a strong midsole fit.
Cascadia 9 continues its long run as the beloved trail shoe by Brooks and continues to maintain its position as the category leader for those looking for an all-around trail shoe. Runner’s World named the Cascadia 9 as its editor’s choice in the Spring Guide. It was built and innovated from years and miles of trail experience, the Cascadia 9 does more work so runners can enjoy their surroundings. Continuing its tradition of the 4-point pivot posts, the Cascadia 9 balances the foot and allows for sturdy handling on the most basic to most technical trails. The ballistic rock shield protects underfoot over pointy rocks, tree stumps and the like. A no sew construction minimizes stitching, reducing the potential for irritation to the foot and delivering a closer to foot fit. The BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning adapts to the runners foot and cushions in all the right places as the trail changes below.
Compression support helps in improving circulation while engaging the muscles to be at its optimal level when working out. CWX takes compression support to the next level by adding focused protection on specifics joints and muscle group to perform better.
CW-X brings the new Endurance Generator Tights featuring Stabilyx and Pro Targeted Support WebTM technology, the Endurance Generator tights support the hips, back, and lower abdominals to stabilize the core and knees while providing targeted support to the hip flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves to further stabilize the knee joints. When the trail gets rough these tights will provide you with the extra stability necessary to navigate uneven and unstable terrain. Exo-Stretch fabric provides additional 4 Way Stretch Support as well as moisture wicking and UV protection, to keep you going on those long trail runs. It’s ideal for long distance and trail runners.
Having a compact race belt really helps ensure that you have your supply of hydration and other important stuffs like keys, gels and at times phones. This is where Fitletic comes in.
Fitletic Quench Retractable Hydration Belt is designed for trail runners, hikers, walkers, and endurance athletes. It can be neatly folded in when not in use for a neat and efficient configuration.
It’s features include:
• Exclusive Dura-Comfort Technology and ergonomic design contours to your body to ELIMINATE BOUNCE
• Silicone Grippers to minimize bounce
• 2 Patented Retractable Zippered Holsters fit most bottles 12-24 oz (350 – 700 ml)
• Secure Tabs for additional bottle stability
• Water Resistant Neoprene Pocket for phone and essentials
• Fits Most Phones, including iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4
• Interior Pocket to secure ID /Cash
• Ultra Soft Dual-Adjust Waistbelt that minimizes risk of chaffing.
• 2 Exterior Energy Gel Loops for On-the-Fly Access
• High Visibility Reflectors
• Race Bib Toggles
I also use fuel belt Ironman Collection for my trainings and races. I like it because of its lightweight feel. This time fuel belt targets endurance athletes in the new Fuel Belt that is about to enter the market.
The Fuelbelt Ultra Waistpack (P945) is a lightweight system featuring airmesh technology, soft elastic webbing, and an external stretch-mesh pocket to hold numerous small items such as gels, phone car keys, and small flashlights. It’s perfect for those doing the ultra-distance.
The Fuelbelt Slide Bottle Carrier (P1,295) is designed for runners who need both a sizable bottle and pockets for small items. The bottle holster holds an 18oz. BPA-free bottle and is diagonally positioned for comfort. With an adjustable waistband, zipped exterior and interior pocket, and a small exterior Velcro pocket, it’s an efficient way to bring your fluids and items while evenly distributing the load along the waist.
Polar V800 is your all in one activity and heart rate monitor and GPS watch to guide you through your training regimen and lifestyle.
- Measures every training session and 24/7 daily activity
- Helps you understand your training load and recovery need
- Tracks your speed, distance and route with integrated GPS
- Fully customizable sport profiles to get the most out of your training
- Supports multisport training with transition times
- Gives heart rate even in water with a comfortable dual-mode transmitter
- Allows you to plan and analyze your training with the free Polar Flow app and service
- Compatible with Polar Bluetooth® Smart running and cycling sensors
- Waterproof to 30 m/100 ft
It has also smart coaching features and provides you your recovery status 24/7 incorporating all your training load and daily activity. It gives you feedback after each exercise and helps you optimize your training based on your current condition. It gives you updates on your fitness level and balances your training load and recovery. It provides an index of your development as a runner as well as calories you’ve burned.
Skora is one of the most comfortable walking and running shoes. That’s how I found it when I used it to go around the temples of Angkor Wat With their glove-like fit, premium materials, and minimal heel-toe drop, lightweight feel and flashy colorways. 2014 Skora designs even gets better.
The Skora Phase-X (P5,995) features 360-degree reflective technology that dramatically increases runner visibility at night; stitch down construction for stitch-free, sockless wear; asymmetrical lacing to relieve pressure on the instep; a tongue-less design; anti-slip microfiber heel pad, and rubber toe bumper. Stack height is just 11mm., and weighs between 173-215 grams.
The Skora Fit (P3,995) also features reflective details for increased visibility, and an RO1 outsole with 3mm more stack height for a total of 16mm for increased versatility. It uses a seamless, stretchy airmesh for added comfort; a 3D printed uppter and internal arch-band for structural support; and asymmetrical lacing to relieve pressure on the instep. It weights between 187 to 232 grams.
I’ve been using insoles for over 3 years now and it really helps avoid injury while providing additional cushion to help you perform better.
Spenco Total Support Max, with all the features of the Total SupportR Original, but now with a stiffer, more rigid arch support and SpencCoreR Layer forefoot pad. It’s ideal for serious athletes needing stiffer, more rigid support. The 3-PODTM system promotes healthy biomechanics by absorbing shock and providing cushioning through multi-density impact zones. A Rigid Stability Cradle provides advanced arch support, deep heel cupping, and comfort throughout the stide, and a custom EVA layer conforms with normal wear to match the contours of the foot. Low-Friction antimicrobial top cloth helps prevent blisters and controls odor, while a Metatarsal Arch Support offloads pressure from the ball of the foot to help relieve forefoot pain. A SpencoreR Forefoot Crash Pad offers superior cushioning and energy return, while a First Ray Drop Zone allows for more efficient, natural toe-off to promote a healthy stride. Finally, forefoot perforations increase flexibility and air flow for lasting comfort.
The Ironman Allsport has a polyurethane base that provides energy return for ultimate performance while shock pads absorb impact and helps evenly distribute it. An Anatomical Centering Device helps provide maximum motion control to correctly position the foot.
The Ironman Race (Price TBA) and Ironman Train (Price TBA) incorporate Spenco® TOTAL SUPPORT® Technology and the patent-pending 3-POD™ Modulation System, with the former in an ultralight, low profile design suited for use in racing flats. This unique combination of cushioning and stability is ideally suited to the demands of training and racing. Unlike the disposable sock liners that come with your shoes, IRONMAN® TRAIN Replacement Insoles use better materials and technologies that cushion, stabilize and support right out of the box. They also promote a more efficient, healthier stride. The 3-PODTM Modulation System uses multi-density pods that piston through a flexible cradle to modulate ground forces. The stiffer red pod counters overpronation, while the softer orange pods guide the stride. The Total SupportR footbed is the optimum interface between the foot and the ground. The FACETTM Cradle and Orthotic Arch Support is right but lightweight, while a Deep Heel Cup offers greater stability for overpronators.
TYR is a global swimming and triathlon brand with the aim of creating the fastest and most advanced technologies and products.
TYR Torque Lite Swimskin (P7,949) can give triathletes a legal and competitive advantage. It is constructed with hydrophobic fabric and fluid channel dynamics, the STFL6A triathlon speed suit repels water to keep you light and dry from the inside. It uses 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra Spandex, and is equipped with a coil zipper for a fast transition and a secure, beaded grip for maximum hold on your body. UPF 50+ properties provide added protection from the sun. It weighs less than 150 grams and has a .7% absorption rate. All TYR Torque Swim Skins are USAT / WTC legal. Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes.
TYR Ultralight Snorkel (P1,799 allows you to focus solely on body alignment training. It’s engineered with a teardrop shape and ultra lightweight, 180g construction. Featuring durable, hypoallergenic DURAFIT silicone padding, this swim snorkel provides a comfortable, watertight seal and maintains its shape over time. It is also equipped with a durable silicone mouthpiece, which is removable for easy cleaning. TYR swim snorkels feature a one-way purge valve for clear, easy breathing, a sliding headpiece for targeted positioning and a simple and secure release button for quick and easy strap adjustment. Train hard, train smart with the Ultralight Snorkel. Includes two restrictor valves (60% and 30%) to increase lung capacity.
TYR Convoy Rucksack (P2,299) is engineered to make life easier and more organized. The TYR Convoy Rucksack features a 20.5″ X 12″ x 9″ design for easy transport and ultra-strong ripstop construction, for maximized durability. Showcasing body-contoured air mesh shoulder straps for comfortable use, a large main compartment for gear and a zippered internal pocket for secure storage, the Convoy Rucksack is the bag we wanted when we were scrambling to find another energy bar in a compartment filled with clothes and towels. A zippered lid pocket, external pouch and water bottle compartments make organization a cinch, while a utility hoop allows for added versatility. Designed for travel, the Convoy Rucksack is also collapsible and can be stowed in your primary equipment bag.
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