ASICS NOVABLAST

If you’ve been into Running Science in the last few days, you might have noticed the staff sporting some fairly distinct orange shoes. These are the ASICS NOVABLAST, a brand-new model from the Japanese footwear stalwarts. A departure from ASICS’ usual fare, the...

What the Hoka?

Have you heard of Hoka? Those thick chunky looking things known as maximalist shoes. Ever wondered if they would work for you? They are a bit different, originally designed by a couple of guys who ran trails in the French Alps, including a lot of downhill running....

Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

I’ve done a fair amount of running over the years, mainly Half Marathons and shorter. This was my first real crack at a Marathon and I chose Melbourne. What have I learnt? So much. Firstly; Running is Awesome The ‘runners high’ achieved from each session is awesome....

KNOW YOUR DROP

Drop, pitch, stack height, call it what you like. We are talking about the difference between the heel height, and forefoot height in your running shoe – A key shoe metric which can have dramatic effect on your running and your body. High drop – 12mm Low drop – 0mm...

Kids Shoes–Most advice out there is bad advice

Most of the advice you hear on kids shoes is wrong You hear it all the time from some professional shoe retailers and health professionals, particularly during the January back to school period.   “We should protect our children’s feet with supportive shoes”...
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