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Roll Recovery R8 Review

The R8 Massage Roller from Roll Recovery is a revolutionary new massage tool sure to keep your legs fresh and aid in proper post exercise recovery.  Jeremy Nelson, husband of elite marathoner Adriana Pirtea-Nelson was looking for a way to provide his wife the recovery benefits of professional massage after her workouts at once, without having to make an appointment to be treated.  After several prototypes, the R8 Roller was born and caught on quickly amongst both elite and everyday athletes looking for a quick and convenient way to prevent post workout muscle soreness and flush lactic acid from lower leg muscles to aid in the recovery process.  The patented technology self adjusts to different leg sizes and targets the quads, hamstrings, IT-bands, gluteus, calfs, shins, hip-flexors and more.

The beauty of the R8 Roller is how portable and convenient it is- it weighs about 2 pounds and with dimensions of 11.5 x 9.5 inches, packs easily into luggage to be taken on the road.  The wheels and springs adjust automatically depending on which muscle group you're targeting, and unlike foam rollers and sticks, it's easy to get the right amount of force and pressure to get the most out of the massage.  Plus, its super easy to use- you'll never have to roll around on the floor with an oversized roller, or practically fold your body in half to massage out a hard to reach part of your lower legs. 

Bottom line, if you're looking for a convenient, durable, and effective alternative to foam rollers and other stick based rollers, try the Roll Recovery R8.  Your legs will thank you!  

Shop in-store or online and get yours today. 

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Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10 Review

Nike's Air Zoom Vomero has long been known as a well cushioned, yet responsive everyday trainer, and the 10th version continues this heritage.  Intended for runners seeking a neutral platform with ample doses of cushioning, the Vomero 10 is an everyday trainer that holds up well mile after well.  Nike really went back to the drawing board in the product design and creation process of this 10th edition, and premium cushioning, upper, and midsole materials really make the Vomero stand out from the crowd. 

For starters, Nike has fused Zoom Air cushioning units with Lunarlon material in the midsole which creates a responsive yet cushioned feel, albeit firmer than previous editions of the Vomero.  According to Nike, this is the first time that these two midsole technologies have been combined which looks to be something that Nike will continue to do going forward, which, in our opinion is a good thing.  In the past, the Vomero was notorious for feeling like a marshmallow, depending on the edition which wasn't ideal for many runners.  The 10th edition feels much more runable without being overly cushioned either, which is a good thing.  Secondly, Nike has adjusted the positioning of Flywire lacing on the upper, for an improved fit with less friction points, as well as added Flymesh throughout the entire upper.  Flymesh not only breathes very well, but combines two layers of mesh into together, which adds to the comfort aspect as well.  Lastly, an internal fitted bootie really wraps around the foot comfortably and securely. 

Most importantly, how does it feel on a run?  Really good.  Exactly as we describe above, its definitely a cushioned ride without being too much or not enough cushion that's versatile to do anything from daily runs, to workouts, or even long runs without feeling clunky.  In short, if you're seeking out a neutral everyday trainer with soft yet responsive ride, give the Vomero 10 a shot.