Mizuno Running, the quietly understated brand, goes about its business, well, quietly. Few may realise how big Mizuno is, even how many sports they are involved in and the respect they garner from those that know. A Brief History… Formed in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by the brothers Rihachi and Rizo. Life began as a retail store “Mizuno Brothers Ltd” before manufacturing began. Of all things, Baseball clothing that was easy to move in. The history of Mizuno is exactly the history of the pursuit to make something great. It was not until 1928 that the development of Track & … Continue reading
If you have stepped onto the start line of a road race in the last few years you may have noticed the majority wearing brightly coloured, high stack height, cushioned shoes. This is the latest in a wave taking over the running world, Carbon fibre plated racing shoes. Gone are the days of lightweight minimal racing flats and in their place are highly cushioned, springy racers. Keep reading for a rundown and review of the different options available here at Accelerate. Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 The Softest Cushioning Specs Designed use: Road Racing from 5k – Marathon + distances Drop: … Continue reading
Saucony’ s newest shoe has arrived at Accelerate Running Store, Team Accelerate athlete and technical sales expert Hugh, has given them a run for their money. His thoughts are found below. Both the men’s and women’s are available in-store and online from Accelerate. The men’s are available here and the women’s here. I received the new Saucony Kinvara 13 as a special surprise just over a month ago, let’s just say they do not disappoint. The timeless classic has received awell-deserved upgrade, with a lighter, better fit, and improved feel for the road. The new improved Kinvara 13 features a … Continue reading
Meet the new and improved, do it all, mountain shoe from Scott the Supertrac 3. Team Accelerate Athlete and all round shoe nerd Harvey has been busy putting them through their paces. Both the men’s and women’s are available in-store and online from Accelerate. The men’s are available here >> and the women’s here >> Get to know the Supertrac 3 320g in men’s 8UK 290g in women’s 6UK 8mm drop 29mm in the heel 21mm in the forefoot 6mm deep lugs providing All Terrain Traction Let’s start with a few specs, the new Supertrac 3 comes in at 320g … Continue reading
The True Motion Nevos is the last of the True Motion running shoes to be put through it’s paces here at Accelerate. One of three shoes available from True Motion the Nevos sits alongside the previously reviewed Solo and Aion. Each shoe offers something slightly different in the range. The Solo (reviewed here >>) is the speedier of the three shoes with the Aoin (reviewed here >>) a terrific everyday training shoes. Whilst the Nevos sits firmly between the two. It is designed to combine excellent cushioning (Aion) and responsiveness (Solo), arguably the best features of the other shoes. For … Continue reading
I have been wearing Scott shoes for a while now, and it’s fair to say they have got better and better. From originals like the Trail Rockets, they have kept what was good and thrown away what didn’t work. My current favorites are the Supertrac RC Ultra, which has basically been my go-to shoes for everything (except rare tarmac outings) for the last couple of years. The latest release from Scott is the Kinabalu Ultra RC. These came out in June and lots of excited people have talked about how good they are in summer, but what about now we’re … Continue reading
Like a second skin, a jacket that helps you battle the elements and won’t hold you back. If you’ve been searching for a protective, warm and great-looking top layer for trail, fell or mountain running, I can highly recommend the new Inov-8 Softshell Pro. Inov-8 says, “Stay warm and protected when running in cold, windy conditions with this men’s windproof running jacket. The AT/C SOFTSHELL PRO FZ is constructed with Pertex Equilibrium for warmth and zoned Pertex Quantum for protection to vital body organs.” I can’t speak for my vital body organs – I suppose they are doing alright, because … Continue reading
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