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Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Year, New Rubbers

A new year, new shoes and gear lineup from all the major shoe companies out there. The running forums are alive with speculations, sneak previews and anticipation of new rubbers. Runners are always on the lookout for the Holy Grail of a shoe that will carry them to a new PR.

The new models are for their Spring '09 lineup and while most will only be available from March to June, some are already available on the shelves here. Case in point are Saucony's range, which sees updates to previous year's models plus a new model in the Roadster. The Roadster features an interesting midsole configuration, the Grid Compression Cradle technology. It's important that shoe companies continue to invest on innovation during these times of recession, so it's nice to see Saucony exploring new tech. You can download the catalog here.

Just last week I chanced upon the new Nike Start which was on the shelf of their KLCC boutique. It features the ultrasoft Cushlon midsole and from the colorways, looks to be geared towards the fitness runners segment.

I'll continue to update readers of this blog should I get news of any exciting development in the wonderful world of rubbers, I mean shoes.

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2 Comments:

  • Happy CNY to you and yours!

    By Blogger haza, at 8:38 PM  

  • Thank you "Makcik Power"! Too busy to blog these days. Lack of blogging inspiration.

    By Blogger Carboman, at 9:43 PM  

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