Nothing motivates you better than getting something new to add to your training and running arsenal. Runnr brings in the latest models for Newton, Berghaus and Brooks Shoes, new fitletic headlights, more performance focused Spenco insoles, more comfortable Ironman socks and fuelbelt, advanced support and protection with CW-X, and the latest Polar GPS Watch. The new product lines are coming in the next few months so here’s a sneak peak for Runnr upcoming products in 2015.
- Runnr is awarded the most outstanding Filipino Retailer of the Year
- A Runners Christmas List
- Time to Run Better
- Newton Launches its 2014 Line
- Brooks Transcend Has Landed
- Track Your Activity with Polar Loop
- When the Shoe Does Not Fit, There’s Spenco
New Year, New Gears
When it comes to running and sports, gears really help a lot. Every year we see newer technology come in and new products are introduced. Runnr is the one stop shop for runners and multisport athletes. There are the leading retailer of innovative running and multisport footwear and apparel in the country. They would be adding more product, newer technologies and the latest colorways in shoes and other accessories. With these new additions to its lineup, RUNNR continues to lead the way in making the sport of running ever more exciting and fulfilling to scores of athletes nationwide. Here’s a sneak peak of the upcoming products.
I’m a big fan of the Newton forefoot technology. The 5 Lugs really adds power to your stride that helps propel you forward for faster runs. I also like their flashy colorways that make Newton standout on the race course while giving you an added speed, efficiency and the natural midfoot landing form in your runs. All 2015 Newton Running models also feature highly breathable mesh uppers with seamless construction for a more glove-like fit, reducing the risk of chafing for those who like to run sock-less. Suggested Retail Prices for the Newton Distance IV / IV S is P7,995 while the Fate and Kismet are both priced at P6,995. More information can be found at www.newtonrunning.com.
Newton has emerged into a more efficient and faster shoes with the introduction of the P.O.P. (Point Of Power) system to its patented Action/ReactionTM technology. Adding a fifth lug to its forefoot lug system, the P.O.P. system provides a custom action/reaction to each specific shoe model, tailoring its responsiveness to the wearer’s needs. Having introduced the revolutionary 5-lug POP1+ platform in 2014 for the Distance, Stability, and MV3 models, Newton will begin offering the 2015 Distance IV and Distance IV S with a new forefoot design and new and exciting color ways to really make the wearer stand out in a crowd.
The Distance IV speed trainer features the 5-lug P.O.P. 1+ platform open chamber Action/ReactionTM technology with isolated and more rigid lugs for greater responsiveness, making it ideal for long distance training and high intensity workouts and races. The forefoot Flex Zone has been redesigned to offer a custom fit and greater forefoot splay. Runners who have evolved their gait to a more midfoot and forefoot focus will likely feel they have hit the sweet spot in the new Distance IV and Distance IV S. The latter includes an Extended Medial Bridge to the midsole to provide more functional support for runners who need a greater surface area on the medial side due to pronation or a flatter archs.
Fate is a “core trainer” with a 5-lug P.O.P. 2 platform, featuring beveled and articulated lugs for a more relaxed ride, and surrounded by static lugs for a broader base. This creates a versatile and balanced ride, offering the dynamic Newton “pop” in a more relaxed package ideal for everyday training and racing in an all-around, go-to shoe. It features a mesh upper with 36-degree reflectivity, heel lace lock, and a durable outsole composite in the forefoot. The Newton Fate has a 4.5mm drop and a 4mm wider base than the Kismet.
Kismet offers similar features as the Fate but adds an Extended Medial Bridge for additional stability. The Kismet is perfect for people who delight in the pure joy of running and want a shoe that elevates their experience. It’s an every day training and racing and all around go-to-shoes. It offers a versatile, balanced and relaxing run.
Berghaus is your perfect outdoor trekking shoes that gives you excellent traction for different surfaces. They also offer a variety of outdoor lifestyle and trekking accessories for those who like to live for adventure.
A favorite among trail runners and ultra runners due its comfortable fit, surefooted grip, and extreme durability, the 2015 Berghaus Vapour Claw is now available in new colour ways for both Male and Female sizes. The Berghaus Vapour Claw trail running shoe has been designed to deliver outstanding grip and performance. Built on a new semi-curved high performance sports last, the Vapour Claw has been tested in the most demanding multi-day races like the Attacama Crossing and Dragon’s Back Race, and provides great underfoot security in an extremely lightweight, breathable package.
The upper incorporates Berghaus Limpet™ compression stretch panels with highly breathable dual layer mesh to keep the foot secure, promote cool running and keep debris out. Cushioning comes from a five density EVA, medially posted midsole with an asymmetrical heel crash pad, while a Low Profile Protection® shank and Plantar plate™ prevent stone bruising. Underfoot, the OPTI-STUD® Trail sole with grippy omni-directional 5mm lugs and a modified ergonomic holding system delivers a customized, secure fit. The Vapour Claw loves mud and is ready to eat up the miles. It weighs only 594g/527g per pair (Men’s 8, UK / Women’s 5, UK). The Berghaus Vapour Claw retails for P4,496.75. and is available at all RUNNR stores and select Toby’s Sports outlets.
When it comes to running shoes, Brooks carries both the float and the feel line. They have shoes that are properly cushioned (Float) that absorbs stride impact for comfortable and longer runs. They also have a lightweight shoes which gives you more feel of the ground for a faster cadence and run splits. They are also the number 1 running shoes in the US and its shoe line has won various awards from various media and fitness outfit.
The all-new Adrenaline GTS 15 takes equal parts support, cushion and balance, and wraps them in a stylish, high-performance package. It features adaptive cushioning in the BioMoGo DNA midsole, responding to the athlete’s gait, with a full-length segmented crash pad for an ultra smooth heel-to-toe transition. It is the DNA technology that gives all Brooks shoes the famous “bounce”, creating a sensation akin to running on clouds so you can go on and on and on. The Progressive Diagonal Rollbar provides stability while moisture-managing materials in the upper keep the feet cool and dry. The Adrenaline GTS will retail at P6,295.
The Brooks Ravenna 6 takes the runner into a whole new world of cushion and stability. Riding the line between Neutral and Support, the Ravenna 6 features adaptive BioMoGo DNA cushioning in the midsole for custom comfort. It features an extended Segmented Crash Pad for full ground contact and seamless heel-to-toe transition. Adjustable saddle wrapping from heel to midfoot provides a snug fit. The Brooks Ravena 6 will retail at P5,495.
Brooks Pure Project which includes the Pure Cadence, Pure Connect and Pure Flow are lightweight shoes designed to give you a better feel of the surface and enables you to run faster. PureCadence 4 boasts a light and supported ride. PureConnect 4 mimics the shape of your foot so you can forget your shoes. PureFlow 4 is a triple threat of lightweight, soft, and cushioned. The Pure Project shoes uses a Nav Band that provides arch support that naturally moves with your foot for a dynamic fit. It has a rounded heel that aligns your stride naturally and easily. It also has a toe flex for better feel and better speed. Brooks is known for its BioMoGo DNA, which has Lightweight and adaptive cushioning completely tuned to you.
Fitletic has made a name for itself as a provider of innovative and ergonomic running belts, and now it introduces a line of water-resistant headlamps that should please runners of every budget.
The Fitletic Swift (30 Lumens) and Swift Plus (115 Lumens) are lightweight headlamps that weigh next to nothing but offers enough power and comfort for most needs. Three high performance LED bulbs offer four modes of illumination in the Swift and another three modes in the Swift Plus. There’s foam padding and adjustable banding that enhances wearer comfort making them handy tools for setting up your spot in a darkened transition, or just lighting your path while you run. The Swift retails for P1,245 while the Swift Plus retails for P1,825.
For athletes who need even more versatility, Fitletic offers the Vivid and Vivid Plus. The Fitletic Vivid features 120 Lumens of output and 190 hours of burn time powered by three AAA batteries. The Vivid light detaches from the head strap to easily attach to several of the Fitletic running belts. The super light headlamp only weighs 3.5oz with batteries, but has a 120mm shooting beam and a safety strobe floodlight. The Fitletic Vivid Plus offers the same versatility as the Vivid, yet adds even more power with 135 Lumens of output and 120 hours of burn time powered by a USB rechargeable Li-Polymer battery. The Fitletic Vivid and Vivid Plus retail for P1,695 and P4,025, respectively at all RUNNR outlets. Fitletic is exclusively distributed by Sports Resources, Inc.
Spenco provides insoles for additional cushioning and support to your shoes for a smoother and pain-free run. It also helps prevent injuries by providing additional support to the arch and the heel.
The Ironman Race Insoles incorporates Spenco® TOTAL SUPPORT® Technology and the patent-pending 3-POD™ Modulation System. This unique combination of cushioning and stability is ideally suited to the demands of training. The Ironman Race Insoles use better materials and technologies that cushion, stabilize and support right out of the box. The also promote a more efficient, healthier stride. They provide ultra-lightweight and semi-flexible arch support and stability on race day. The Ironman Race Insoles retails at P1,995.
The Ironman Train Insoles incorporates Spenco® TOTAL SUPPORT® Technology and the patent-pending 3-POD™ Modulation System. This unique combination of cushioning and stability is ideally suited to the demands of training. The Ironman Train Insoles use better materials and technologies that cushion, stabilize and support right out of the box. The also promote a more efficient, healthier stride. They provide a rigid arch support designed for demanding training. The Ironman Race Insoles retails at P1,995.
Compression wear has long been appreciated by athletes for its ability to boost blood flow to working muscles and hasten recovery, and Ironman Socks proudly introduces its line of line of Recovery and Compression socks.
Ironman Recovery Socks are the first of its kind in the market with celliant material, a synthetic polymer bi-component fiber made from polyethylene terephthalate with optically active particles embedded in the core. Celliant has been show to increase oxygenation in body tissue and has been demonstrated to reduce minor aches and pains. As applied in the Ironman Recovery Socks, this helps to shorten time to recovery, reduce foot and leg swelling, and relieve pain. Ironman Recovery Socks are also made in Italy, ensuring high quality and attention to detail in this premium apparel. Ironman Recovery Socks are exclusively distributed by Sports Resources, Inc. Ironman Recovery Socks retail for P1,995/pair and are available at select Toby’s Sports and RUNNR stores.
A fixture in long endurance events, FuelBelt has long made a name for itself as an innovator in providing ergonomic solutions for an athlete’s hydration requirements. The all-new FuelBelt Ironman Revenge R20 features subtle improvements that make the system even more intuitive to use and comfortable to wear even when you’re racing well past sunset. All FuelBelt bottles now have new P2 Silicon Caps, which provide an incredible touch point that has to be experienced first hand. These caps were field tested at the Hawaii Ironman and feature a no-leak, soft-touch design that’s easy to push/pull to get a quick swig of fluids while on the go.
The Ironman Revenge R20 strap now uses all new S2 Velcro. Shorthand for “super soft”, S2 will also be used on all FuelBelt gear moving forward as it is soft to the touch but incredibly strong and reliable. Finally, the new Inside Out zipper design makes FuelBelt pockets and other accessory items water repellent, lightweight, seamless, and reliable, reducing the risk of stuck zippers especially during the heat of a race. The FuelBelt Ironman Revenge R20 comes with two 7oz. BPA-free bottles that fit into plastic-molded holsters. Breathable Thermafoam padding enables and an adjustable waistband with S2 Velcro closure provide a comfortable, all-day fit, while removable storage pocket with Inside Out zipper and silicone push-pull P2 bottle camps make the Ironman Revenge R20 a most convenient partner for long training sessions and critical races. The FuelBelt Ironman Revenge R20 retails for P1,795 at all RUNNR stores and select Toby’s Sports outlets.
CW-X Conditioning Wear introduces two new technologies to its line: the Targeted Support System for its Sports Bra, and the EXO-Lite Seamless Support Web technology for the Revolution Tight.
The CW-X Sports Bra’s Targeted Support SystemTM balances optimum comfort and support for activities ranging from low to high impact. The Sports Bra uses 4-way stretch COOLMAX Tricot fabric (80% COOLMAX / 20% Lycra) to keep skin dry through quick-dry moisture movement while providing excellent comfort, fit, and compression support. Five interconnected, floating inner-cup straps provide a soft and comfortable built-in support structure which works in concert with the shoulder straps and base strap to provide exceptional support. Under the bust, a 4-way stretch mesh panel (79% polyurethane / 21% nylon) provides maximum breathability and moisture movement to minimize uncomfortable sweat build-up. A mesh back panel (80% polyester / 20% polyurethane) provides extra compressions and fabric reinforcement to enhance supportive fit, while the racer-back cut allows for freedom of arm movement and minimal chafing. The offset flat seams at the top and side prevent chafing and improve comfort. The CW-X Sports Bra retails for P550.
Now available in in the CW-X Revolution Tight, the EXO-Lite Seamless Support WebTM Technology is the latest and most advanced evolution of the patented CW-X Support WebTM. The EXO-Lite Seamless Support WebTM helps the muscles and ligaments band together to stabilize the knee joint. It also provides extra support to the lower abdominals, hips, and back for extra stability and power to the core area of the body. Around the knee area, the system provides support similar to taping applied to injured muscles, offering gentle and continuous support to both the medial and lateral head of the gastrocnemius in the calf. The Revolution Tight retails for P8,450.
The new Polar M400, which also has 24/7 activity tracking, is for people who lead an active life and spend a lot of time training outdoors. It is the perfect companion for urban and trail runners alike who are inspired by challenges and want to push their limits. Polar M400 combines the best of GPS and 24/7 activity tracking with advanced sports technology using Bluetooth Smart. Lightweight and compact in design, its clean and modern look adds to the style of any outfit, both during and outside of training sessions. Available in white and black, it suits men and women alike. M400 is fully water-resistant, and its high-contrast and high-resolution display is ideal for outdoor use in any weather condition.
Equipped with features that capture Polar’s cutting-edge know-how in Smart Coaching, M400 gives guidance throughout your training and shows the effect of your workout at the end of each session. It will also help you understand how all the active choices you make are good for your health. M400 also offers plenty of ways to monitor everyday activity: besides counting steps and burned calories, it gives alerts when it is time to get up and interrupt long periods of inactivity. In addition to the advanced activity tracking capabilities, M400 packs a powerhouse of options for training and exploring in its sleek body. For example, M400 tracks pace, distance and altitude with the built-in GPS. The Back to Start feature directs you to your starting point in the shortest distance possible, allowing urban runners to try new routes or people who travel to run without fear of getting lost. M400 also keeps tabs on your personal bests and notifies you when you have broken your record. This helps you challenge yourself and stay motivated to keep training and racing. When heading out for a run or a ride, it also estimates your end time based on your speed or pace. Runners, in particular, will be happy with the Running Index feature, which calculates how their running performance is developing over time based on heart rate and speed.
All the training details can be easily synced between M400 and the Polar Flow web service and mobile app, where the completed and upcoming workouts can be viewed. With the Polar Flow service, planning and analyzing every detail of a training session is easy and helps users follow their progress and get a deeper insight into their performance. With this online training tool, they can have a closer look at what they have achieved and what lies ahead, set training targets and get guidance on how to reach them. They can also relive their routes and share them with their friends and contacts in the Flow community.
Polar M400 will be available in the Philippines by 3rd or 4th week of February 2015. The Polar M400 will be available at all RUNNR outlets and select Toby’s Sports outlets by 4th week of February 2015. It is also now open for pre-order at www.tobys.com.
Visit Runnr and Toby’s Sports Store
For all the running gear you need, visit RUNNR outlets at: Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma Alabang Town Center and Ayala Center Cebu. You can also check out the RUNNR corners in Toby’s outlets in these branches: Shangri- La Mall and SM Mall of Asia. For more updates on RUNNR log onto www.runnr.com.ph or add them on Facebook and Twitter through www.facebook.com/RUNNRPh or https://twitter.com/RUNNRph For inquiries, please contact RUNNR at 403-1787.