BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Hoka One One

by Marathon Sports
on June 24, 2016

Surely you’ve seen them. Those running shoes that look kind of funky? With the huge chunky soles?

Runners don’t wear those, right? How could they?

This was a question we received in our stores quite often when Hoka One One made its debut a few years ago. Since then Hoka has grown from an outlier to one of the most dynamic and innovative brands in the running world.

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INSTA CONTEST: Show us your cool down!

by Marathon Sports
on June 21, 2016

Ridiculously excited for this one.

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Saucony is bringing the heat this summer with their new Run Pops collection! These shoes are designed to bring you back to those summer days cooling off with a popsicle treat. Saucony has created Long Run Lemon, Outkick Orange, Toe the Lime, Personal Best Blue, and Race Day Red so you can pick your favorite flavor!

But here’s the exciting part: we’re offering...

SHOE REVIEW: adidas Sequence 9

by Marathon Sports
on June 17, 2016

by Erin Engelson, assistant marketing manager

IMG_6131I think the best way to decide if you really like a running shoe is to take it out on dead legs.

So that’s exactly what I did last weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this update – I had run in the adidasSequence 8 and felt okay about it – wasn’t in love with it, but also didn’t really notice it during the run (which is generally a good thing in...

SHOE REVIEW: Nike Pegasus 33

by Marathon Sports
on June 10, 2016

by Zach Mione, Marathon Sports staff member

IMG_6051Let me start by saying every year I think Nike is going to ruin the Pegasus. For the better part of a decade I have been running most of my miles in the Pegasus. It has always been a simple shoe that has given me complete control of my run, and in the shoe ‘tech wars’ era, that has been hard to come by.

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RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: IT Band Syndrome

by Marathon Sports
on June 10, 2016

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IT Band Syndrome (ITBS)is one of the most common overuse injuries that a runner has to deal with (and one of the most agonizing). Those of us that have experienced ITBS know this all too well. You’re out for a run, feeling good and enjoying the scenery, and then all of a sudden, you feel a twinge in the outside of your knee. Eh, it will be fine, right – I’ll just finish my run and then...

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...