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If you want great road shoes, look beyond the mainstream brands

Posted by Peter Hopper on

It can be frustrating looking for a suitable pair of road shoes. The boundary between fashion and true performance is being increasingly blurred. We bring you a set of reference shoes to help you decide. We are always available for discussions and further feedback from all of our customers,

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Salomon Ultra Pro, is it the Great Pretender?

Posted by Peter Hopper on

Ok, so here's my bias, I am a big Salomon fan. I start with the expectation that any shoe they bring out will be great so any new shoe has a lot to live up to. The Salomon Ultra Pro is a slightly de-tuned version of the SLAB Ultra2 and this was my first opportunity to compare them. The Ultra2 is my favourite shoe, in my view perfect for Hong Kong trails, so I was curious to see how the Ultra Pro compared.  I picked a favorite route, the Wilson trail from Parkview over Jardines Lookout and down to Sir...

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NEW PRODUCTS: Looking for an upgrade? What will the Fenix 5 Plus Series bring you ?

Posted by Peter Hopper on

The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus range is here !.... we help you understand the ins and outs of choosing the best model for you !

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Altra Chat with Co-founder Brian Beckstead

Posted by John Ellis on

It was a privilege to welcome Altra co-founder into the shop to talk about the origins of #Altra shoes, what makes them unique, and also their plans for the future. Something that surprised us was how much biomechanics goes into the design of Altra shoes. It's a huge differentiating factor against so many other standard running shoes available today. Brian started out working at Runners Corner, a small running shop in Utah. The staff there were big believer's in owner Hawk Harper's running philosophy of running "like a Kenyan", which was primarily landing over a bent knee rather than the high-impact...

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Women's Trail Running Gear - Colour Survey

Posted by John Ellis on

The results are in - and thanks to everyone who participated (even if 3% of respondents were male!) In a strong rebuff to the running brands who take men's clothing and simply "shrink and pink it", pink only garnered 9.5% of the votes, level with purple in equal third. The clear winner was black with 20.6%, with blue not far behind with 15.9%. Red and green also performed well with 7.9% each. Women quite rightly complained about a single question about colours and many pointed out that function and especially fit can be more important. The message to brands is to...

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