SHOE UPDATE: Asics Nimbus 20

by Marathon Sports
on January 15, 2018

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This high-cushioned classic just celebrated its 20th birthday with some sweet updates:

3D PRINTED OVERLAYS

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No stitching means no chance for friction or blisters due to an ill-placed overlay. The 3D printing offers light support and a lockdown fit on your foot.

GRADIENT MESH

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The upper is designed to adapt to the foot’s natural motion – like a sock! The shoe works with you each step.

TRUE TO SIZE

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GIFT GUIDE: Stocking Stuffers

by Marathon Sports
on December 07, 2017

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Don’t forget to stuff the stockings with care! We have plenty of ideas to round out your gift-giving.

TIMEX Ironman GPS Watch

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This incredibly simple and user-friendly GPS watch connects fast, lasts up to 12 hours on a charge, and uses a micro USB cable you probably already have. [AVAILABLE IN STORES]

CEP Progressive Calf Sleeve

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CEP sleeves offer increased blood flow with the added protection of...

MEN’S GIFT GUIDE: A few of our favorite things

by Marathon Sports
on November 22, 2017

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It’s easy to shop for the runner guy in your life with these great options!

NIKE Swift Flex Pant

The perfect hybrid, with a loose fit from hip to knee, and tapered tight fit below the knee. Keeps you warm without showing off your buns. [AVAILABLE IN STORES]

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SAXX Movember Boxer

This fun Movember print on the Vibe Boxer is more than just a design – $2 of every pair purchased goes to the Movember...

WOMEN’S GIFT GUIDE: A few of our favorite things

by Marathon Sports
on November 22, 2017

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Looking for the perfect gift for the runner or active gal in your life? Here’s a few of our favorite pieces of women’s gear this season:

KARI TRAA Tove Midlayer

Perfect as an active and lifestyle piece, with a down lining and stretch panels under the arms for comfort. [AVAILABLE IN SELECT STORES]

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SARAH MARIE DESIGNS Live Easy Run Hard Top

You need something to lounge around in post-run, so grab...

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Kari Traa

by Marathon Sports
on November 14, 2017

Kari Traa, welcome to the Marathon Sports family!

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This nordic brand was founded by Olympic skier Kari Traa. “Being active in a male dominated sport, there were few brands for girls to choose gear from. Sponsors provided Kari with black and grey dominated, masculine skiwear. So sometimes, Kari would cut off the logo on her beanies and sew them on to her own designs.”

Kari started knitting beanies...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: A lifelong commitment

by Marathon Sports
on November 09, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit@MIT

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When you take on a fitness program with a specific goal or end date, it’s not uncommon to feel a little bit lost at the end. There’s kind of a ‘what now?’ feeling.

So now that your challenge is over, where do you go from here? Fall back into bad habits? Of course not! Nobody would ever actually plan to do that, right?

But its surprisingly easy –...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: When to re-up

by Marathon Sports
on November 03, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit@MIT

By now, you’ve put hundreds of thousands of steps on those trusty shoes of yours. You’ve formed a bond with them. Each morning, they wait patiently by the door for you to step in and hit the pavement.

So what happens when they don’t feel as great as they used to?

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Sneakers are awesome but they don’t live forever. The materials that they’re made of...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: (Don’t) Listen to your body

by Marathon Sports
on October 26, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit@MIT

Push-yourself-fitness-quotesOne of the great benefits you’ll find on your fitness journey is becoming more in tune with your body. You sleep better. You have more energy. You learn about hunger cues. But one of the most difficult things – even for elite athletes – is learning when to push and when to rest.

It’s a difficult balance, trying to push yourself to improvement...

SHOE UPDATE: Brooks Levitate

by Marathon Sports
on October 24, 2017

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Oh boy. This shoe has arrived and it is NICE. Brooks has flipped the script with the brand new Levitate, providing a shoe that offers more energy return than any running shoe you’ve ever worn.

So what’s the deal with this shoe?

DNA AMP Midsole Technology

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A very interesting new midsole material which is a combination of a polyurethane foam that is encased in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: Running & Walking Safety

by Marathon Sports
on October 19, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit at MIT

(Though this video is targeted toward runners, these principles apply to walkers and cyclists as well!)

If you haven’t noticed, the days are getting shorter and shorter lately (). It’s an easy excuse to let your outdoor active pursuits take a backseat – but fight the urge to stay inside! Running or walking outside in the fall and winter can be...