Mizuno Wave Cabrakan 2

If you are comfortable with the previous version, you will definity feel at home with the 2010's Mizuno Wave Cabrakan 2. Featuring a all new upper design and a more protective toe bumper, the Cabrakan will delivers a superb smooth and stable ride with excellent traction keeping you nail to varied terrain. (Updated Model : Mizuno Wave Cabrakan 3)

MSRP : US$125
Weight : 12.0 oz / 340 gm
Predecessor : Wave Cabrakan
Product Cycle : RY.2010.DY.2011.Jul.
Features : Style : Gender Specific : Upper : Water Resistant AIR Mesh™, Dynamotion Fit™, OrthoLite Sockliner : Midsole : AP™+, Extended Wave®, SmoothRide™ : Outsole : Wet Traction, X-10™

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TS : A high mileage daily "Support" trail shoe with maximum features.

MizunoWave-CabrakanStickerHistory : Wave Cabrakan Series : Cabrakan 2('10), Cabrakan('09)

AP Midsole™ : Lightweight, responsive, yet durable cushioning copolymer.

AIR Mesh Water Resistant : A breathable yet water resistant upper to keep the foot cool and dry.

AP™+ : Midsole : Mizuno's top of the line full length mid-sole copolymer material that is lighter weight and has better energy return than AP.

Dynamotion Fit™ : Design technology that relieves the stress the foot naturally places on footwear, eliminating distortion for the perfect fit.

Extended Wave® : Mizuno Wave An elastic thermal plastic material shaped in a Composite double fan wave pattern, design for vertical deformation during heel strike to absorb impact while reducing pronation.

OrthoLite Sockliner : An anti-microbial moisture wicking sockliner that promotes a healthy environment for feet and in-fit comfort.

SmoothRide™ : Gender specific network of grooves and system, designed to minimize the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot through the phases of the running gait cycle. This reduces shock vibration and increases flexibility.

Wet Traction : Bi-Directional outsole rubber compound breaks through water, improving grip in all conditions.

X-10™ : Provides the most durable carbon rubber from Mizuno that allows for longer wear in high impact areas and provides more traction at heel strike.

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Saucony ProGrid Paramount 3

Saucony has updated the 2010s Paramount 3 with a slightly more supportive upper design with its slightly extended medial posting, while keeping all the goodies from its predecessor. With comfort and power, you are sure to be able to head out the door for a long comfortable run.

MSRP : US$170
Weight : 12.7 oz / 340 gm
Predecessor : Paramount 2
Features : Upper : Comfortemp®, Hydrator Collar, Stability Arch-Lock, Comfortride Sockliner, HRC Strobel Board : Midsole : ProGrid™ with Respon-Tek, Impact Interface, SRC Impact Zone, Dual Density SSL EVA, Flexion Plate : Outsole : XT-900, Blown Rubber

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Recommended for runners looking for a light supportive shoe with a plush and responsive ride.
SauconyProGrid-Paramount2StickerHistory : Paramount 3('10), Paramount 2('09), Paramount('07)

Blown Rubber : Is lightweight and flexible. It provides added cushioning while maintaining durability and a smooth ride.

Comfortemp® : Material that monitors heat/cold to keep your feet at a comfortable 82 degrees.

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

Dual Density SSL EVA : Midsole : An advanced EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight.

Flexion Plate : Guiding the foot from heel strike to forefoot using an impact-resistant piece of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). This dampens much of the joint and bone movement in the forefoot that is caused by the high-impact forces of heel strike, allowing you to toe off with more force and less energy.

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

Impact Interface : Sandwiched at the heel between the SRC Impact Zone and the midsole. This thermoplastic elastomer device cushions and isolates heel impact.

ProGrid® w Respon-Tek : ProGrid with Respon-Tek is a full length cushioning material that is shaped to absorb impact, dissipate shock, and provide a seamless transition from heel to forefoot.

SRC™ Impact Zone : Provides shock attenuation and sets the foot up for a smooth transition.

Stability Arch-Lock™ : A simple but elegant construction method that wraps around the midfoot area and keeps it snugly in position on the midsole. By keeping the arch where it belongs, you enjoy superior comfort, control and support.

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

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Newton Terra Momentus

The Newton Terra Momentus is a first into off road for Newton. The outsole features a protected stretch membrane and increased traction, while the upper is designed with a closed mesh to keep out debris and medial and lateral webbing to provide increased upper stability, The result is a smooth, stable, snappy ride even on rocky, sharp terrain. For the dedicated trail runner this may be one of the most tangible benefits.

MSRP : US$139
Weight : 11.2 oz / 317 gm
Predecessor : Nil
Features : Style : Gender Specific, Midfoot Strike : Upper : Highly Breathable Closed Mesh, Lightweight Flexible Molded P.U. Support Frame, Reinforced Toe Cap, Gusseted Tongue : Midsole : Action/Reaction Technology, Biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate, EVA, Midfoot Support Chassis, ETC Sockliner : Outsole : Carbon Rubber Heel, High Density Rubber

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Neutral to Moderate over-pronators. Midfoot strike trail running shoe.
History : Momentus('10)


Action/Reaction Techology™ : When using the ultra-efficient Land-Lever-Lift midfoot or forefoot running gait, the technology absorbs and then returns your own energy back to you. It's not fancy technospeak, and it's no gimmick. It's a revolutionary way of building a running shoe based on Sir Isaac Newton's third law of motion – "For every Action, there is an equal and opposite Reaction" Loosely translated, it means you get a boost of forward energy with every single stride you take.

Carbon Rubber Heel : Engineered for high mileage durability.

ETC Sockliner : To reduce underfoot friction with anti-bacterial properties.

EVA : An industry standard midsole material designed to offer durable cushioning.

Gusseted tongue : Intended to prevent debris from entering the shoe.

High Density Rubber : Utilized in the forefoot and is intended to provide a long lasting outsole.

Midfoot Support Chassis : Chassis for added stability.

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Nike Free 7.0 V2

Looking for a barefoot experience or foot strength building? The Nike Free 7.0 V2 might just filled your needs. Build on its unique ultra-flexible platform for a more natural foot movement with excellent cushioning and support, it is a good tool for runners gearing towards barefoot running or just your routine training or running.

MSRP : US$85
Weight : 8.8 oz / 249 gm
Predecessor : Free 7.0
Features : Style : Gender Specific, BareFoot Experience : Upper : Free Specific Mesh, Molded Sockliner, Slip Last : Midsole : Phylite, Crash Pad, Sipes : Outsole : BRS 1000

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Recommended for runner with mild over-opronation looking for a strength building or Barefoot running experience.
History : Free 7.0 V2('10), Free 7.0('09)


BRS 1000™ : A highly durable carbon rubber we invented for use in outsoles. BRS stands for Blue Ribbon Sports, which was our name before we came up with Nike. The tie-in? Both BRS and Nike last... and last...

Crash Pad : A highly decoupled gender-specific unit which is placed at the bottom heel to reduces shock at impact and reduces the degree and rate of pronation.

Free Specific Mesh : Provides breathability and is constructed with a stitch-less design for barefoot comfort.

Molded Sockliner : Engineered for under foot cushioning and is shaped to mimic the curvature of the foot for greater fit.

Nike Free : It simulates barefoot running while wearing a shoe. As this shoe allows the muscles in the foot to gain strength by providing less constriction, runners are advised to gradually break into the shoe rather than immediately running long distances as to prevent muscle cramps and other discomforts.

Phylite : Nike's lightweight midsole material designed for a resilient ride with enough durability to double as an outsole.

Sipes : A gender specific decoupling of the midsole and outsole, designed to allow barefoot-like flexibility and stability.

Slip Last : Shoe last constructed by wrapping and stitching the upper in a boot like shape before it is glued to the midsole to increase flexibility and decrease weight.

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Saucony ProGrid Xodus 2.0

The Saucony ProGrid Xodus 2.0 i a highly durable premium shoe ideal for either on the road or hitting the wild trail. Build on a stable platform, a quartered cage for a secured foot hold, together with elements protection, a great addition for your collections of trail running shoes. (Updated Model : Saucony ProGrid Xodus 3.0)

MSRP : US$100
Weight : 12.2 oz / 345 gm
Predecessor : Xodus
Product Cycle : RY.2010.DY.2011.Dec.
Features : SSL EVA, SRC Forefoot, SRC Impact Zone, Heel ProGrid™, Premium Sockliner, HRC Strobel Board, EBO, Gussetted Tongue, Inter Lock, Exclusive Vibram Trek Outsole

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Suport: Mild to Moderate. Recommended for runners seeking a ground hugging neutral trail shoes.
SauconyProGrid-XodusStickerHistory : Xodus 2.0('10), Xodus('09)

EBO : External Bedrock Outsole : Sandwiched between the outsole and midsole and is designed to protect the foot from rocks.

Gussetted Tongue : Intended to prevent debris from entering the shoe.

HRC Strobel Board : Full length high rebound compound that increases cushioning and step-in comfort.

Inter Lock : An internal fit system located at the medial midfoot, providing additional security to the upper, stabilizing the foot in various terrain.

Premium Sockliner : Breathable, moisture wicking, anti-odor and antimicrobial Ortholite® insole provides improved step-in comfort with rebound properties.

SRC™ Impact Zone : Provides shock attenuation and sets the foot up for a smooth transition : SRC™ : Super Rebound Compound : Mixture of rubber and polymers used to absorb impact and provide great cushioning.

SRC™ Forefoot : Forefoot Cushioning Saucony’s premier forefoot cushioning system provides smooth toe-off : SRC™ : Super Rebound Compound : Mixture of rubber and polymers used to absorb impact and provide great cushioning.

SSL EVA : Saucony Super Lite : Saucony's premium midsole advanced EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight. that is designed to maximize rebound and durability while minimizing weight.

Vibram Outsole : A durable all weather lightweight designed exceptional traction and grip for off road conditions.

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Pearl iZumi isoSeek 4

The 2010s Pearl iZumi isoSeek IV is redesigned and renamed of SyncroSeek III. Providing the runner with a well balanced moderate supportive dirt loving kit. It features a seamless anatomically system for a much tailored fit with excellent off-road traction, resulting a versatile trail and road worthy companion.

MSRP : US$105
Weight : 12.5 oz / 354 gm
Predecessor : SyncroSeek 3
Features : EVA Midsole, Gradulated Guidance System, Energy Cell, Seamless Upper, Tradiontal Last, Skydex® Heel Crash Pad, Carbon Rubber Outsole

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A moderate featured shoe designed for Neutral to Mild-pronation or Supination.

PearliZumiSyncroSeek3History : isoSeek 4('10), SyncroSeek 3('09), SyncroSeek 2~1


Carbon Rubber : Outsole material designed for maximum traction and durability.

Energy Cell : Located in the forefoot and is a responsive cushioning device that is designed for increased energy return.

EVA : Industry standard thermoplastic designed to provide durable cushioning.

Graduated Guidance System : Engineered with graduated foam density to guides the foot for a efficient heel to toe-off.

SkyDex® Heel : Heel crash pad which is composed of thermoplastic polyurethane molded into a twin hemispherical pattern engineered to absorb shock from heel-strike.

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