APPAREL REVIEW: Nike Wildhorse Trail Short

by Marathon Sports
on May 25, 2016

by Kyle Northrop, Marathon Sports Wellesley assistant manager

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 8.51.03 PMAs I’ve begun training for my first long ultra marathon, I’ve learned a few new things. One: Always take more water than you need. Two: Body Glide is your best friend. Three: you can never have too many pockets.

I’ve been putting a lot of hours in the woods over the past few months, and with all the stuff I have to carry to run on the...

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Janji

by Marathon Sports
on May 23, 2016

Some brands have a story, and some brands really have a story. Janji is one of the latter. Started in 2012, Janji has grown from a small team that won some seed capital in a business plan competition to a brand that is truly making a difference in the running specialty industry and around the world.

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This outfit – the Viento Windbreaker & Asana Zona Capri – funds clean water projects in Guatemala
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SHOE REVIEW: Saucony Ride 9

by Marathon Sports
on May 18, 2016

by Morgan Kennedy, Marathon Sports staff member

For the last year, Saucony has been rolling out its new EVERUN cushioning system. With its spring update, the Saucony Ride 9becomes the fifth shoe in the brand’s lineup to receive this innovative new technology. While still the classic neutral, moderately cushioned trainer you know and love, the Ride 9 offers fresh energy and responsiveness thanks...

RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Achilles Tendinopathy

by Marathon Sports
on May 16, 2016

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Another often-seen running injury deals with one tricky piece of human anatomy – the achilles tendon. Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the achilles tendon that joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It generally presents first as tendinitis, and then, if left untreated or not treated properly, can progress to tendinosis.

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SHOE REVIEW: Hoka Clayton

by Marathon Sports
on May 09, 2016

by Rebecca Tadema-Wielandt, Marathon Sports Yarmouth store manager

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First thing’s first: I have been running in Hoka ONE ONE – the Clifton and Clifton 2 – for a couple of years. Hokasparked my curiosity with their maximum cushioning and meta rocker technology, so I gave them a shot. It took me some time to become accustomed to the lower drop; at 4.5 mm it was lower than my typical neutral...

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: On Running

by Marathon Sports
on May 03, 2016

‘Nature Improved’

The great thing about the running industry is that there’s always something new coming along. Some of it doesn’t stick (see: Five Fingers), some of it does (see: Hoka) – but there’s always new technology to excite us.

Enter On Running, a Swiss company that was founded in 2010 by a trio of friends (one of whom was a professional triathlete) who believed that the ‘norm’ in...

SHOE UPDATE: Bring on the Boston shoes!

by Marathon Sports
on April 06, 2016

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Every year there is so much anticipation and excitement around the release of all the limited edition Boston shoes, and this year is no exception. We brought in eight styles this year and they’re all unique and quirky in their own way. Here’s the roundup:

adidas Adizero Adios Boost

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$159.99 – available online, and in BOSTON, WELLESLEY, & BOSTON MARATHON® adidas RUNBASE

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‘Something Tangible’

by Marathon Sports
on April 05, 2016

by Dan Joyce, Marathon Sports Norwell staff member

When Dave first walked into our store, there was a shared feeling of anticipation amongst the staff. As a group we had all been looking forward to the chance to work with the students from the North River Collaborative. But as introductions were made, it became apparent that we all had separate ideas of what to expect. Perhaps it was strange that...

SHOE REVIEW: Saucony Kinvara 7

by Marathon Sports
on March 23, 2016

by Kyle Miller, Marathon Sports staff member

The Saucony Kinvara epitomizes a lightweight performance trainer, providing a cushioned, yet barely-there feel. Coupled with a low heel-toe offset, it has become a model for success in the ‘natural’ running category. The 7th iteration of this shoe holds true to the soul (or sole…bad shoe pun) of a Kinvara, but with some exciting enhancements.

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APPAREL REVIEW: Saucony Interval 2-in-1 Short

by Marathon Sports
on March 15, 2016

by Chris Scotina, Marathon Sports staff member

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The Saucony Interval 2-in-1 short is a perfect match for any workout you want to do, from a long run, to speed work on the track, to a circuit in the gym. An 86% polyester/14% spandex blend offers great breathability and keeps the skin dry and cool. The shorts are lightweight and have a built in boxer brief liningthat provides support and a touch of...