Asics Gel Fortitude 4

Essentially the same as predecessor with a new upper design, the 2010's Asics Gel Fortitude 4, a versatile trainer built-ed for large frames runners and for the needs of special groups of low to flat footers who does not over-pronate. The shoe also addresses the needs of the severe over-pronator as well, as it is designed to accept orthotics without risk of over-correction. (Updated Model : Asics Gel Fortitude 5)

MSRP : US$100
Weight : 12.4 oz / 350 gm
Predecessor : Gel Fortitude 3
Product Cycle : RY.2010.DY.2011.Jun.
Features : Gender Specific, Gel®, Trusstic® System, SpEVA™, PHF™, SpEVA 55 Last, ComforDry™ Sockliner, AHAR Outsole®

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N : A daily high mileage "Neutral" shoe with moderate features for runner with "Low Arch" who don't need addiontal support.

History : Gel Fortitude Series : Fortitude 4('10), Fortitude 3('09), Fortitude 3('08), Fortitude 2('07), Fortitude('06)

ZebraPlusGlossaryAHAR+ : A thinner and lighter version of Asics High Abrasion Resistance rubber. It is placed on the impact area of the outsole to reduce excessive wear.

Gel® : Provides maximum rearfoot and forefoot shock attenuation.

PHF™ : Personal Heel Fit System : Moulds and customises itself to the individual heel shape of the wearer.

Trusstic® System : Moulded component under the midfoot area. Provides over-pronation control in combination with extremely contoured midsoles. Reduces the weight of the shoe.

SpEVA™ : Is a full length midsole material and is Asics' mid-level midsole. Although SpEVA is not as durable and lightweight as Solyte, it has increased energy return compared to that of compression molded EVA.

SpEVA™ 55 Last : On top of the inner rear portion of the shoe, it has a medium density to deliver a moderately soft feel under the foot.

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Pearl iZumi Syncro Guide 3

Pearl iZumi had redesigned the SyncroGuide series in 2010, its 3rd incarnation. It is now has a more stable platform combined with exceptional cushioning and a butter smooth ride. One of the great looking control shoes in the market.

MSRP : US$130
Weight : 13.8 oz / 391 gm
Predecessor : SyncroGuide 2
Features : Upper : Seamless Race Upper, EVA Insole, Traditional Last : Midsole : EVA, Syncro Stability Frame, EVA Top Sheet, TPU Bridge, Skydex® Heel Crash Pad, Skydex® Forefoot : Outsole : Heel Crash Pad, Full Blown Rubber

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Recommended for runners seeking a moderate to sever over-pronation control shoes.
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Dual density EVA Insole : High-performance builted for increased arch support.

ES3 : Seamless Upper : Seamless Upper Technology Breathable mesh upper featuring a Kevlar lacing system for increased fit and support.The Pearl Izumi patented visible ES3: Endo-Skeletal Support Structure provides a secure, no pressure point fit for the ultimate comfort ride.

EVA Top Sheet : Sandwiched between the Syncro Stability Frame and the upper. It is engineered to provide underfoot cushion.

SkyDex : Cushioning. Protection. Comfort : The Skydex gives your foot a serious cushion on heel strike, every time, for long mileage. Integrated with the SyncroFrame Guidance System, it greatly increases shock absorption using a material that is unmatched in impact protection performance.

Seamless Race Upper : Designed to reduce irritation and improve foot comfort.

SyncroFrame Stability : Stability frame provides solid guidance and support for light to significant pronation needs. SyncroFrame : Guidance System : Stability. Energy return. Durability : Programmed guidance system offers a biomechanically tuned ride. Provides midsole structure which results in a longer midsole life. The forefoot thrust plate combined with high rebound foam provides great efficiency and energy return.

TPU Bridge : Located at the bottom of the midfoot and is a thermoplastic unit intended to maintain forefoot and rearfoot torsional integrity.

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Saucony ProGrid Ride 3

The Saucony 2010 ProGrid Ride 3 come in with a increased SRC heel and forefoot striking contact point. Without much change to the upper, the Ride 3 should fit just as well as its predecessor. The Saucony ProGrid Ride 3 is great daily trainer for efficient runners looking for a safe long-run shoe. (Updated Model : Saucony ProGrid Ride 4)

MSRP : US$95
Weight : 11.4 oz / 325 gm
Predecessor : ProGrid Ride 2
Product Cycle : RY.2010.DY.2011.Jul.
Features : ProGrid™, Hydrator Collar Lining, Impulse EVA, Comfortride Sockliner, HRC Strobel Board, SRC Impact Zone and SRC Xtra Forefoot Cushioning

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N : A "Neutral" high ileage daily trainer with moderate features.

SauconyProGridRide2StickerHistory : ProGrid Ride Series : Ride 3('10), Ride 2('09), Ride('08)


Comfortride Sockliner : Breathable, moisture wicking, anti-odor and anti-microbial Comfortride insole provides improved step-in comfort with rebound properties

HRC™ : Is Saucony premier cushioning system that uses a responsive custom compound of EVA and rubber that provides extreme comfort.

Hydrator collar lining : Gives next to skin comfort and maxizes wicking and the Comfortride sockliner is antimicrobial and breathable.

Impulse EVA : Midsole that provides increased shock attenuation, repsonsive cushioning, durability and rebound properties.

ProGrid® : A patented combination of rubber and polymer for the ultimate in luxury cushioning and velvet smooth heel-toe transition. Saucony has uniquely designed ProGrid technology to work in harmony with other componentry to not only cushion the foot, but also to provide stability according to the specific purpose of the shoe and the athlete.

SRC™ : Super Rebound Compound : Mixture of rubber and polymers used to absorb impact and provide great cushioning.

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Brooks Ghost 3

The new 2010's Brooks Ghost is getting some cool update. With a new upper, decoupled heel as seen in Glycerin 8, and full length BioMoGo, the new Ghost 3 is set to be served as a lower terr cushy shoe to the Glycerin. A great daily trainer or racer that still will make you run as if you seen a ghost. (Updated Model : Brooks Ghost 4)

MSRP : US$100
Weight : 10.3 oz / 292 gm
Predecessor : Ghost 2
Product Cycle : RY.2010.DY.2011.Jun.
Features : BioMoGo®, HydroFlow®, Cush Pod Configuration, Element™, Profile Sockliner, DRB™ Accel, Cushole S-257 Last, HPR™ Plus Outsole, Blown Rubber

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N : A high mileage "Neutral, Neutral - Under-pronator" daily trainer with moderate features.

BrooksGhost2StickerHistory : Ghost Series : Ghost 3('10), Ghost 2('09), Ghost('08)


BioMoGo : Is the world’s first fully biodegradable midsole foam for footwear. Once a pair of Brooks shoes with BioMoGo has reached an enclosed landfill, it will begin to biodegrade. In roughly 20 years the midsoles will be completely converted by common soil microbes into useful humus and nutrients. That’s about 50 times faster than a standard midsole degradation.

Cush Pod Configuration : Design for excellent cushioning and flexibility, it is a midsole/outsole design for optimizing foot position for an efficient heel to toe-off.

DRB Accel™ : To promote natural movement and provide torsional midfoot support.

Element™ : A microfiber construction that provides strong protection against the elements in a light and quiet fabric. Element™ maintains full breathability and durable comfort.

HydroFlow® : Liquid silicon-based system cushioning system chamber dampens shock at impact and dynamically disperses fluid at a controlled rate around the heel cushioning, stabilizing and rebounding on every stride.

MoGo : Offers 40 percent more cushioning and gives a runner 22 percent more return of energy - the "spring" in one's step - than Brooks' former midsole. Substance 257. MoGo not only represents a giant leap forward in midsole material performance for Brooks, it also entails an evolved method of production. Compression Molded Preform (CMP) is an efficient, precise production process in which, rather than being cut out of large sheets of material in the traditional method, midsoles are cast in individual molds, resulting in 50% less waste. The CMP process also increases consistency by an incredible 200%. Less variability between midsoles ensures that runners can count on enjoying the same feel pair after pair.

PDRB™ : Progressive Diagonal Rollbar : Dual Density Post is bio-mechanically engineered to allow progressive pronation control.

Profile Sockliner : Placed underfoot and is made of BioMoGo for cushioning and forms a contoured support sensation.

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Saucony ProGrid Kinvara

Gear up with Saucony's 2010 line up newest member, the Saucony Kinvara. As with most go fast shoe, it has a lower forefoot to heel ratio to help promote mid-foot or forefoot motion. The Kinvara is light under foot and great for daily training, tempo runs and long races. (Updated Model : Saucony ProGrid Kinvara 2)

MSRP : US$90
Weight : 7.7 oz / 218 gm
Predecessor : Nil
Product Cycle : RY.2010.DY.2011.May.
Features : Upper : Open Mesh, Exoskeleton Lockdown, Hydrator™ Collar, Heel Pods, EVA Sockliners : Midsole : EVA+ Midsole, ProGrid™ Lite Heel : Outsole : XT-900™, Triangular Lug Design

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Recommended for runners looking for an ideal pre-race training and race day performance shoe.

History : ProGrid Kinvara Series : Kinvara('10)


Air Mesh Upper : Provides lightweight breath-ability.

EVA+ : An advanced EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight.

EVA Sockliner : Antimicrobial and breathable while providing superior cushioning and ride.

Heel ProGrid™ Lite : Saucony's lighest version of ProGrid that absorbs impact, dissipates shock and sets the foot up for a smooth transition. (ProGrid® is a patented combination of rubber and polymer for the ultimate in luxury cushioning and velvet smooth heel-toe transition. Saucony has uniquely designed ProGrid technology to work in harmony with other componentry to not only cushion the foot, but also to provide stability according to the specific purpose of the shoe and the athlete)

Triangular Lug Design : Outsole design to provides traction and durability.

XT-900 : Carbon rubber provides durability in the heel and medial forefoot.

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