SHOE REVIEW: New Balance Vazee Pace

by Marathon Sports
on July 30, 2015

by Jamie Norton, Marathon Sports staff member

IMG_2255I have struggled over the last few years to find a lightweight training shoe that will accommodate my wide foot. Finally, New Balance has bucked the trend of cutting width to cut weight, and brought a shoe to the table that combines a light and responsive midsole – 7.5oz for men and 6.5oz for women – with a spacious toebox. The Vazee Pace [shop now],...

EVENT PREVIEW: Get energized with adidas, the BAA, and Boston RunBase!

by Marathon Sports
on July 29, 2015

energyrunlogoWhen you’re sitting in traffic or caught up in everyday life, it’s easy to forget what a historic and scenic city Boston is. It’s important to take a step back every once in a while and appreciate what is right at our fingertips – and we’ve created an event to help you do just that!

On Saturday, August 8, the Boston Marathon adidas RunBase will host ENERGYrunBoston [CLICK TO RSVP].This fun run...

SHOE REVIEW: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

by Marathon Sports
on July 24, 2015

by Charlie Gibbons, Marathon Sports staff member

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Launched last month, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 [available in stores] brings a new feel and a lighter, faster approach to this old classic.

This shoe is the enduring symbol of Nike Running – now in it’s 32nd generation, the Pegasus was, for a lot of runners, THE original running shoe. So Nike isn’t trying to...

EVENT PREVIEW: Marathon Sports Pub Runs

by Marathon Sports
on July 23, 2015

Running in the summer can be hard – it’s hot and humid, there are bugs everywhere, sunburns abound (not that we’re complaining – we’ll take this over negative windchill any day!)

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What’s one way to make those hot summer runs more fun? BEER at the end of them, of course! Over the next few weeks, we have multiple opportunities for you to take advantage of the perfect combination of running and beer:

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APPAREL REVIEW: Nike Pro Rival Bra

by Marathon Sports
on July 22, 2015

by Megan Vigue, assistant manager – Marathon Sports Boston

As a female runner whrivalbrao also works at a running store, I am very familiar with the importance of replacing my sportsbras often (generally every six months or so).However, I am guilty of letting mine go a bit past their lifespans. A good, supportive sportsbra costs at least $50, and I don’t always prioritize fitting that in my budget on a...

SHOE REVIEW: Asics Gel-Quantum 360

by Marathon Sports
on July 21, 2015

by Erin Engelson, assistant marketing manager

I am a simpleton when it comes to running – I’ve been wearing the same shoes for years, just throw on a t-shirt and some basketball shorts, no GPS, no gadgets, no agenda. I run so I can tune out.

When I was asked to wear-test the brand new Gel-Quantum 360, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Asics has created an enormous marketing campaign around this shoe...

SCENES FROM: The Marathon Sports 5 Miler

by Marathon Sports
on July 17, 2015

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SHOE REVIEW: Brooks Ghost 8

by Marathon Sports
on July 14, 2015

by John Davis, Marathon Sports staff member

GHOSTAs the name would suggest, the Brooks Ghost [shop now] is a shoe that has haunted me for some time now. Since I began working in run specialty four years ago, I’ve watched as generation after generation of Ghosts have flown off the shelves. Up until now I had only ever slipped the shoe on in the store, and to be honest, really had no opinion on it one...

Beat the heat: Summer Running Tips

by Marathon Sports
on July 09, 2015

by Megan Vigue, assistant manager – Marathon Sports Boston

334eea4b0cef5a817d32c5f924a74adeWhile I promised myself I wouldn’t complain about the heat after this winter, I’ve definitely been struggling through most of my runs this week. The humiditycombined with temperatures in the 80’s have really made it feel like summer in Boston, and for most runners that makes for a string of sluggish runs. We still have a few more months of...

Events on Events: We’ve got you covered!

by Marathon Sports
on July 08, 2015

The summer is really heating up and our stores are hosting some unique events through the month of July! Whether you’re looking for a pub run, a yoga class, or clinic, we’ve got something for you!

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WEDNESDAY, July 8 – Run Club [Boston] [Wellesley] [Cambridge] [Brookline]

THURSDAY, July 9 – Pub Run [Cambridge]

THURSDAY, July 9 – Summer Trail Series [Melrose]

THURSDAY, July 9 – Zooma Cape Cod...