won't be disappointed with the Saucony Progrid
Omni is the best selling shoe in the Saucony
range and a really fantastic stability choice for mild
to moderate overpronators. The Omni provides this
pillar of support via the Dual Density SSL EVA, which
now runs from the heel to the head of the shoe,
helping to compensate and guide the foot through a
near neutral gait.
Supporting this stability
is some serious impact cushioning in the heel and
forefoot by way of Read
lightweight Asics Gel Cumulus, perfect for neutral
runners as well as mild overpronators and
Autumn/Winter 2011 release of the Asics
Gel Cumulus hasn't changed a great deal from it's
predecessors and that's mainly because it really was a
great shoe already, very popular with neutral runners as
well as mild to moderate underpronators. Sportsshoes.com are currently
offering the Cumulus at a bargain £59.95 in some
finishes. But this is a new release right? The latest
Cumulus sees some nice Asics technology additions to the
shoe, mainly in the midsole and the upper, following the
same principles as previous incarnations of the Asics Gel Nimbus
but just that little bit lighter and more flexible.
Gel Cumulus is known for it's nice wide and stable base
that makes it a great all rounder, and it's this wide
base that also makes it an excellent option for mild to
moderate overpronators. Read more.....
Nike Winter Sale is now on and the Ladies Storm
Fly is a great bargain
Nike Storm Fly is an excellent lightweight
year-round running jacket that incorporates the Nike
Storm-FIT and Dri-Fit technologies to keep the weather
outside and you comfortable on the inside.
jacket interior features a Dri-FIT mesh fabric. Dri-Fit is a
high performance, microfibre, polyester material that
wicks sweat away from your body and moves it to the
surface of the fabric, where it evaporates, keeping
you dry and comfortable on your run. On the exterior
the ultrafine microfibre polyester Storm-FIT fabric repels water and
Storm Fly has fully taped seams and a dropped hem
design to ensure that the worst of the winter weather
is kept out where it should be! Read
best selling Asics GT running shoe now at
GT-2160 is one of the leaders of the The ASICS GT-2000
series and loyal fans will not be disappointed with this release of the
shoe, designed with the mild to moderate overpronator
in mind. Sportsshoes.com are now offering the
GT-2160 with significant discount.
main change in the 2160 when compared with previous
versions such as the is the addition of the Asics
Guidance Line, already talked about in our reviews
of the Gel Nimbus
and Gel Kayano.
The Guidance Line not only serves to deliver more
efficient energy transfer through your stride but
also reduces the comparitive weight of this release,
making it the lightest GT-2000 shoe that Asics have
produced to date. Read
long distance Mizuno Wave Creation at
The latest edition of the Mizuno
Wave Creation is a top of the range firm cushioned
shoe that is ideal for neutral runners that like to go
long distances. The Wave Creation is now on offer at ActivInstinct
The new upper in the Wave
Creation helps to reduce lateral foot movement and
gives a more personal fit to your foot. The Dynamotion
fit system ensures that the shoe works in tandem with
your foot to provide a snug fit throughout your entire
release the new Gel Nimbus, available now at
is a classic runner and the Nimbus continues the
great work of its predecessors by excelling in 3 main
areas: weight, fit and impact absorption.
This latest release of the
Nimbus, now available at Amazon,
is the lightest yet (reduced by 10 grams) and features
the new Asics Guidance Line, visible on the mid and
outsole, which guides the foot through impact to ensure
that it remains efficient throughout the stride. Read more....
Mizuno Wave Nirvana now at ActivInstinct
The Wave Nirvana offers
a great combination of cushioning and stability using the Smooth Ride
Engineering system. The Smoothride system allows
your foot to flex easily at first and then reduces
flexibilty for your final toe off. This allows for a
more energy efficient and smooth stride. Read more....
the outstanding new Asics Gel Kayano at
ActivInstinct and Sportsshoes.com
The Asics Gel Kayano continues
to be one of the most popular all-round Asics shoes
for both mild to moderate overpronators as well as normal pronators. This
latest update is the lightest ever courtesy of the
high-quality double density sole. It's this sole that
makes really light work of hard surfaces delivering a
smooth and soft urban run. You can pick your pair up
with a great discount at ActivInstinct or Sportsshoes.com.
If you flip the Kayano over
you'll see the groove running down the length of the
sole, this is the Guidance Line. The Guidance Line is a
neat concept that harnesses the energy delivered to and
from the foot and distributes it to deliver efficiency
to your run. This helps reduce fatigue and ensure that
the effort you put in to your run is put to its best. Read more....
Garmin Forerunner 405CX at Amazon.co.uk
a bit cleverer here and cuts down on the size of this sleek watch by building
the GPS receiver into the top of the lower strap,
still larger than your average watch but a real
improvment in ergonomics.
The main difference here to the previous Garmin models
we have reviewed is that the majority of the controls
(apart from start/stop) are on the silver bezel giving
it an iPod-esque user experience. It takes a while to
get the hang of but it works well. Read
on the Mizuno Wave Rider in the Sportsshoes.com
The Mizuno Wave Rider is a
light-weight gender specific shoe featuring the Mizuno
Wave pronation-resistant mid-sole
technology. The Wave Rider really delivers on cushioning and
durability and is a really great choice for those high
milage road runners out there that have a neutral to
mild underpronation. Sportsshoes.com are
offering a great deal on the Wave Rider in their sale.
main feature of the Wave Rider is durability and wear.
Mizuno's AP+ (Acceleration Polymer) midsole and X10
outsole gives the shoe much more durable cushioning and
increased traction, which in effect gives you a pair of
trainers that really last the distance. Read more....
time for the Adidas Supernova sequence at
ActivInstinct and Sportsshoes.com.
Adidas have created a
top-of-the-range versatile road shoe which has been
designed to combine luxury cushioning and fit with
excellent support for moderate over-pronators.
The great news is that the Sequence is on sale at ActivInstinct and Sportsshoes.com.
The Supernova sequence
really does deliver a comfortable run with its new
and improved dual liner cushioning system,
delivering excellent support throughout the shoe. Read
Mens Epic Running Jacket at Sportsshoes.com
Saucony Epic Run Jacket is a premium running jacket
for night-running in cold weather, protecting you
against the harsh elements. Made from Saucony's Sonic
Lite HD fabric this running jacket is highly
breathable yet water-repellent without weighing you
down on your run. Sportsshoes.com currently
have an impressive discount on this great running
Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS watch at Amazon
The 310XT is the bad boy of the
Garmin Forerunner stable. Aimed at the
multi-sports person such as triathletes featuring an
automatic multi-sport mode that allows you to move
from one sport to the next at the tap of a button. You
can find this excellent training aide with a great
discount at Amazon now.
The 310XT is a high end device
that sits comfortably alongside the Polar
also raises the game on its predecessors with double
the battery life, slimmer, lighter and a fully
waterproof finish. Read more....
1000 Mile Tri Sock at Sportsshoes.com
the name suggests, these 1000 Mile socks were
developed for Triathlon use. They are an ultra-thin
sock constructed from a lightweight and recyclable
material called Marfil which is the lightest fibre
available on the market. Sportsshoes.com currently
have the Tri on sale with an impressive discount,
making them the cheapest we've seen across the major
The main advantage here is a
thinner and hence lighter sock. The wicking properties
of Marfil are also second to none which ensures that
moisture is locked away from your feet so that they
stay cool and dry throughout your run. Read
on the excellent Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watch
Don't be put off by the apparent
bulk of the Garmin Forerunner 305 because underneath
is a device that is packed with a myriad of excellent
features. Whilst it is not as dinky as your standard
watch it real does feel comfortable on your wrist with
its smooth, curving form factor. Best of all, runners can now
save on the Forerunner 305 at Amazon
The 305 is a marked improvement
upon the Garmin 301 in terms of design and readability
with it's smaller but crisp, clear screen. The GPS
antenna is cleverly encased in the thumb-side curve of
the case which ensures that it is always facing
skyward when you run. Read more....
excellent value Vango Sprint 3 Litre Hydration
Running Pack now at Amazon
Doesn’t look like much does it?!
For fluid on the move, the Vango Sprint is the perfect
option for the serious runner delivering fast
hydration when you need it most. Amazon are
now offering a great discount on the Vango.
Racers, sports enthusiasts and
mountain runners will appreciate this compact 3L pack
containing a 2L insulated hydration bladder which will
keep your water cool and fresh as you run. Read
Adrenaline GTS now available at ActivInstinct
The Brooks Adrenaline
was recently awarded 'Best Update of the Year' by
Runners World magazine and it
remains one of the best running shoes for overpronators.
wealth of features give excellent
overall traction, comfort, durability and it's now
available at ActivInstinct.
GTS 12 is the latest release of this excellent and
very popular stability shoe, in fact it is Brooks
worldwide bestseller, and for very good reasons.
Whilst the Adrenaline GTS has evolved in terms of
features it has maintained the benchmark function and
fit that has made it such a trusted choice for runners
M-Wave 2 Litre Hydration Back Pack at Amazon.co.uk
M-Wave is a slightly smaller proposition to the
Vango Sprint that we have previously reviewed and
strips down the pack principle to its bare minimum.
You can pick up the M-Wave at Amazon now.
The M-Wave provides 2.0 litres
of fluid storage and enough space for your running
essentials with one zipped key or phone pocket and one
expandable mesh pocket for tools/tubes. Read
exceptional Polar RS800CX Heart Rate Monitor at
The Finnish wizards at Polar
have come up with a GPS watch for the elite athlete
that tackles all the Garmins we have reviewed here head on, both in terms
of functionality and style. The great news is that Amazon are
currently offering a generous discount off the usual
marked price of the Polar RS800CX.
The RS800X comes in 4 different
versions - Basic , Multi-Sport (RS800X Multi), Running
(RS800X Run) and Biking (RS800X Bike). The RS800X
strengths are in its versatility and customisation to
fit the individual. Read
on the stylish Montane Featherlite Marathon
Running Jacket at Amazon.co.uk
The Montane Featherlite is an
ultra-lightweight (120g), weather-resistant running
jacket with full zip and 360 degree reflective trim,
ideal for year round running, off road or on and
currently at Amazon.
The Featherlite is
weather-resistant, with a Pertex - Microlight outer
shell for complete windproofness and high
water-resistance and a reflective, 360 degree 3M
Scotchlite reflective trim - to keep you seen in the
dark and low light conditions on those evening runs.
The featured underarm 'afterburner' ventilation also
keeps you cool in hot conditions. Read
Hilly Twin Skin Anklet Running Sock, now at
This Hilly Twin Skin Anklet Sock
has two layers which reduces any friction that the
material would have against your feet. The Hilly sock
also features arch support and heel/toe reinforcement
give a more comfortable and long-lasting fit. ActivInstinct are currently
offering these great socks at a great discount which
is a steal in comparison to other retailers we have
looked at, including Amazon and Sportsshoes.com
socks are cut to fit just above the ankle and are made
from a anti-microbial moisture-wicking fabric ensuring
that any sweat is pulled away from your skin keeping
your feet dry, comfortable and protecting further
against blisters. The Hilly is a great performance
sock for the keen runner. Read
Thorlo Mini Crew Running Sock now at Amazon.co.uk
single layer running sock perfect for racing and
training over all distances – or simply if you prefer
a thinner, lighter sock - now at both Amazon and Sportsshoes.com.
Thorlo mixes natural silk fibres
with merino wool to provide durability to naturally
wicking materials with great heat regulation
properties. A great sock for trail running as well as
road running. Read
on the cushioned Brooks Defyance running shoe at
offering a not to be missed deal on this great
cushioned shoe. The Brooks Defyance is a neutral
cushioned shoe featuring the same fit and feel as the
Brooks Adrenaline GTS, but for a neutral runner, and
is seen as a successor to the much loved Brooks
Radius. It is a great match for the neutral to mild
underpronator and offers really good cushioning and
stability for runners with higher arches.
latest version of the Defyance features the Caterpillar
Crashpad, which distributes the energy from your stride
from the heel through to take off from the toes. Read more....
Saucony Ladies Ethereal Running Jacket at
have come up with an excellent running jacket in the
Ethereal and you get your hands on it at Sportsshoes.com. The jacket
is constructed from 100% woven polyester, with a
water-resistant DWR coating to keep you dry and a
hidden adjustable bungee drawcord to keep the wind
spacious but compact Salomon XA20 Rucksack
A great 20 litre capacity
running backpack/rucksack which incorporates the Lite
Airvent system providing light-weight balance and
comfort on short races and quick raids where agility
is key to your run. Amazon
currently stock the XA20.
The pack is fully upgradable
with customized Salomon accessories and has two
compartments (one being expandable) along with a
bladder compartment to carry liquid. Read
top of the range Saucony ProGrid Triumph now on
sale at Sportsshoes.com
This snazzy number is Saucony's
top-of-the-range luxury cushioning shoe, and Sportsshoes.com are
offering a fantastic deal. The first thing to note
about this release is the weight that Saucony have
managed to shave off - an impressive 30 grams!
This weight reduction is
achieved mainly by the Saucony Super Lite EVA sole. The
EVA has a composition that maximizes rebound and
durability while minimising the overall weight of the
shoe, ensuring that you have a comfortable yet
light-footed ride. Read
deal on the Brooks Glycerin at Sportsshoes.com
One of Brooks best cushioned
running shoes and loved by neutral runners for its
comfort, Sportsshoes.com are
offering a massive discount off the latest release of
this classic running shoe.
The Glycerin provides excellent
cushioning alongside the award winning biodegradable BIOMOGO midsole making sure your shoe can absorb
running impact. A fantastic running shoe which was
awarded "Editors Choice" by Runners World last year. Read more....
Salomon XA10+3 EXP Rucksack at Amazon.co.uk
Renewed with the Lite Airvent
system and shoulder straps for more agility/comfort
and weighing in at only 383 grams, this is one of the
most compact and light specific pack packs around. Amazon have
an excellent deal on the XA10+3 right now. Read
Ronhill Ladies Vizion Running Jacket at
Lady Vizion Windlite Running Jacket is designed to
really protect you from the elements and right now Sportsshoes.com is offering
this excellent jacket with a massive discount!
Constructed from Windlite Fabric
that protects you from the wind and excellent
waterproofing to fend off the inclement British
seasons. The Flexlite Panels on the Vizion also allow
just enough stretch and movement when you run for a
great fit and excellent comfort. Read
1000 Mile Tactel Anklet Running Sock now at
The 1000 Mile
sock is another example of a dual layer sock. The
inner layer stays with the foot, the outer layer moves
with the shoe thus eliminating friction on the skin
and reducing blisters – apparently no blisters
guaranteed! This is an ankle length sock and is a
great all round ladies sock suitable for running,
racket sports, cross training and gym work. Amazon are
heading the pack now offering this sock at a bargain,
Nike Air Pegasus is celebrating it's 28th birthday
Named "Best Buy" by Runners
World magazine and one of our best selling and best loved running shoes the Nike Air Pegasus offers
highly durable cushioning for underpronators using the
familiar Nike Air cushioning system. The shoe also accepts the
Nike+ running sensor system which enables you to
track, chart and share your running progress. Sportsshoes.com are now
offering a great saving on the Pegasus, making this
excellent shoe all the more appealing.
The latest release of the
Nike Air Pegasus has been designed to give enhanced
durability, support, stability and a better fit,
especially though the arch. Read more....
Supernova Cushion now at Amazon.co.uk
A durable and very comfortable
shoe favoured by moderate to heavier set
underpronating runners. The Supernova Cushion gives
your foot a much more balanced and natural touchdown with each step and is now
available at Amazon
The Supernova Cushion features
an adiprene insert for comfort and shock abosption combined
with the familiar Adidas torsion system for midfoot
it's Asics, Mizuno,
Brooks, Adidas, Nike.... browse our running
shoes by your favourite brand right here.
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Winter firmly setting in, along with those dark nights,
you'll need to be dry and visible. Pick
up the Ronhill Vizion at Sportsshoes.com
Check out our review here.
There's a fantastic
discount on the Brooks Glycerin running shoe at Sportshoes.com.
Check out our review here.
Perfect for underpronators, the Brooks Defyance is now
out our review here.
Massive discount on the amazing Garmin Forerunner 310XT
out our review here.
For fluid on the move you can't beat this deal on the
Vango Sprint 3 litre hydration pack at Amazon.co.uk
out our review here.
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