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Adidas PureBOOST DPR Limited Edition Men’s Running Shoes

 

ADIDAS PUREBOOST LIMITED EDITION MEN’S RUNNING SHOE


Coming soon to JackRabbit, the Adidas new men’s-exclusive edition PureBOOST DPR in street style black. Available in limited supply, be sure to sign up for news from Adidas to be the first to know when they arrive.

Adidas is bringing urban pavement style to their signature running shoe for men.

  • – Brand: Adidas
  • – Model: PureBOOST DPR
  • – Arrival Date: Late May 2017
  • – Price: $150
  • – Runner Type: Neutral
  • – Weight: 9 ounces (size 9)
  • – Sole: Stretch-web rubber outsole flexes underfoot for responsive cushioning
  • – Material: Knitted upper with engineered zones for a premium foot/shoe feel

 

KEY FEATURES: ADIDAS PUREBOOST DPR


Adidas has raised the bar with their new release for urban running. The PureBOOST DPR has sleek design sensibilities including a circular knit for a seamless fit and serious styling. A wider platform gives the runner natural support for urban running.

The PureBOOST shoe features a lower midsole drop for a close-to-the-ground feel. For added styling, Adidas has added has a splash of red on the sole in the stability zone to add support as well as a statement to your running style.

The PureBOOST DPR will land towards the end of May at JackRabbit and in limited supply. To be the first to know when they arrive, sign up for Adidas News to be the first to know about new releases from our favorite three stripe brand!

 

ADIDAS PUREBOOST: THE LOOK, THE STYLE



Adidas PureBOOST Men's running shoe
Adidas PureBOOSt Men's running shoe

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Nike’s Breaking2 Project: Breaking the 2 hour marathon

NIKE ATHLETES ATTEMPT THE 2 HOUR MARATHON #BREAKING2


The Nike Breaking2 project was an impressive challenge to see if it was possible to break the 2 hour marathon barrier. Three elite athletes sponsored by Nike attempted to break the 2 hour barrier for a marathon run. The current (and still standing) world record stands at 2:02:57.

The race took place in a controlled environment on a Formula 1 race track referred to as The Temple of Speed, in Monza, Italy starting early dawn at 5:45AM local time. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya lined up with half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea and 2013 world silver medalist Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia to try to become the first men to cover 26.2 miles within two hours.

In honor of another historical running milestone, the race took place 63 years to the day when Roger Bannister ran the first sub four-minute mile. It was a nail-biting run with the final time clocked at 2:00:25. Tadeses and Desisa both dropped off and it was Eliud Kipchoge who broke the tape just 26 seconds short of 2 hours.

 

THE NIKE BREAKING2 PROJECT


Nike had undergone years of planning for the race taking a carefully calculated approach to pacing and hydration. The race formula had pacers taking charge, creating a shield for the runners, and additionally a pace car blocked extraneous wind and projected a pace line on the road.

Nike acknowledged that this would not be an official world record attempt, but a testament to see what the human body can do under the best possible race conditions.

The time of 2:00:25 marks the fastest marathon ever run but is not an official world record due to regulations about pace setting. The marathon record still remains at 2:02:57 set by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.

Kipchoge interviewed after the run commented, “My mind was fully on finishing within two hours, but on the last lap I lost 10 seconds and the time escaped,” said Kipchoge. “It has been hard, it has taken seven good months of preparation and dedication. This journey has been a long challenge, but I’m a happy man to run a marathon in two hours.

“We are now just 25 seconds away,” he added. “I believe in good preparation and good planning. With that, these 25 seconds will go. I hope next time people believe it is possible.”

 

ATHLETES AND MEDIA RESPOND #BREAKING2

  • – “Truly incredible morning in Monza. @EliudKipchoge layed it all on the line and let us into his incredible 2 year journey. We’re all fans #breaking2” – @PaulaJRadcliffe, women’s marathon record holder and race commentator
  • – “Well done @EliudKipchoge for running the fastest marathon ever, 2:00:25. Your dedication and hard work is an inspiration to us all #breaking2” – @UKenyatta, President of Kenya
  • – “That was incredible to witness. Pinnacle of physical prowess and mental toughness. #EliudKipchoge won our hearts. #breaking2” – @joannazeiger, Olympic triathlete and coach
  • – “This is history.” – @BBCSport
  • – “An incredible feat from @EliudKipchoge, clocking 2 hours and 24 seconds during @Nike #breaking2” – @TwitterMoments

 

ELIUD KIPCHOGE


Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge won the marathon gold medal in Rio and as well as medals for the 5,000m in Beijing and Athens Olympics.

His marathon PR currently stands at 2:03:05 and was set at the 2016 London Marathon.

Kipchoge is now part of the elite road running team managed by NN Group. The goal of this team is to provide support to the strong coaching team in Africa financially, and for coaching and medical care. The long-term goal is to change the whole dynamic of the sport and ignite interest in these amazing elite athletes.

 

TECHNOLOGY, RUNNING AND THE NIKE VAPORFLY


The Nike Breaking2 project has so many talking points with regards to technology in sports. The Guardian ran an interesting article considering technology in running pertaining to the Nike Breaking2 project.

Do the shoes make a difference? All three athletes sported the new Nike VaporFly Elite specifically designed for the runners in the project. A consumer version will be called Zoom Vaporfly 4% to be released in June and will be available in limited supply at JackRabbit.com.

Why the 4%? It’s included in the name because this particular running shoe is supposed to reduce the energy required to run by 4%. Whatever level of athlete you are, we can all appreciate that!

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What are Zero Drop Running Shoes?

 

WHAT ARE ZERO DROP RUNNING SHOES?


Altra Running was one of the first shoe companies to notice that shoes with an elevated heel promoted a higher impact landing which could increase a runner’s chance of injury. Armed with a toaster oven (yes, a toaster oven) and their unbridled passion, Altra founders began modifying existing shoes to remove the extra cushion in the heel. Matching the heel and forefoot cushioning height, they created a “Zero Drop” shoe, meaning the shoe did not drop from heel to toe creating a more balanced and natural feeling shoe. Seeing the success around these modified shoes, Altra paired this ZeroDrop design with their FootShape toe box which allows the toes a more natural, comfortable area to relax and spread out.

 

WHAT DOES ZERO DROP MEAN AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?


The term zero-drop means there is a zero measured drop from the heel cushioning to the forefoot. Traditional running shoes often used a 2-1 ratio, meaning that if they had 24mm in the heel they would have 12mm in the forefoot. Other shoes can have a range from 2mm to a 12mm drop. All Altra shoes, regardless of cushioning level, have a balanced ZeroDrop platform to promote a more even and less harsh bent knee landing.

Altra Running is leading the way in helping runners to avoid injury by educating on efficient, low-impact running techniques to employ while wearing any running shoe.

 

TRANSITIONING TO A ZERO DROP RUNNING SHOE


Anyone who has ever made a major change to their running shoe choice or started a new exercise knows that the body must adapt to the change in muscle use. Even a slight variation in heel-toe drop can challenge the muscles and gait pattern. We recommend transitioning from a higher built shoe to a ‘zero’ shoe over time, taking the time to allow your muscles to adjust to the new gait and stance.

Many have found once the transitioning period is complete, they feel better aligned with stronger Achilles and lower calf muscles weakened from running on elevated heels.

 


Altra recommends transitioning over 6 weeks.

  • – Week 1: Easier or shorter workouts
  • – Weeks 2-3: Moderate workouts
  • – Weeks 4-6: Longer or harder workouts

 

WHO IS ALTRA AND WHAT ARE THE BEST TRAIL RUNNING SHOES?


Altra Running quickly established itself as a leader in the zero-drop show category and took the lead amongst the best trail running shoes for distance runners.

Altra launched with both zero-drop road and trail shoes but their trail line quickly grew among the trail running community. Why? They just flat out worked for many runners being more comfortable across the unpredictable terrain and they gained quick notoriety among trail runners as an amazing shoe for both short and long distance trail running.

The feedback on their shoes has been impressive.

 



“These [Altra] shoes run great, but there;’ more to it. They actually felt so comfortable that I started wearing them to my job.”Slowtwitch.com

“I found I could run longer and with less pain while wearing them.”WIRED Magazine


 


At just 6 years old, Altra continues to expand their shoe lineup and in 2017 they launched the all new Altra Escalante road shoe. The Escalante offers their zero-drop running experience with their signature Footshape toe box but with an all new responsive midsole compound called Altra EGO. The amazing combination of a lively and resilient midsole paired with a sock like knit upper has resulted in their most popular shoe launch ever due to its amazing comfort and performance.

 

ZERO DROP RUNNING SHOE OPTIONS – TRAIL AND ROAD



Altra Lone Peak 3.0
Altra Superior 3.0

 

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Altra Running – Traction + Technology

 

ALTRA RUNNING: TALKING TRACTION

Altra footwear was inspired by the mountains and developed, tested and perfected on the rugged trails of the Wasatch. As avid trail and ultra runners we knew that we needed shoes that would provide us with the right amount of traction no matter the variety of terrain. Over the past 6 years we’ve developed a signature lineup of all-encompassing, trail-dominating outsoles and speak from experience when we say that Altra’s trail shoes can tackle any trail.
 

ALTRA RUNNING'S TRAILCLAW™ DESIGN

The basis of each of our outsoles is our TrailClaw™ lug design; specially designed canted lugs positioned strategically beneath your metatarsals to provide extra traction at toe off. This technology is unique to Altra and showcases our attention to detail and human anatomy in our shoe design.

 

Altra TrailClaw Technology

 

ALTRA RUNNING: THREE OUTSOLES FOR VARYING TRAIL RUNNING TERRAIN


Each Altra trail shoe will feature one of three different outsoles―MaxTrac™, DuraTread™ or Vibram® MegaGrip™. The hexagonal tread pattern of MaxTrac™, found on the Lone Peak, offers a perfect blend of grip, traction and durability that eats gnarly terrain like a boss.
Altra Lone Peak Sole

 

DuraTread™, found on the Superior and Lone Peak Mids, is an extremely durable outsole rubber that is made to last long and offers great grip on both tame and technical terrain.

 

Altra Superior Sole

 

Vibram® MegaGrip™ is our high performance sticky rubber, found on both the max cushioned Olympus and the mud-eating King MT. This compound features unparalleled grip on wet or dry surfaces, rugged longevity and optimal ground adaptability.

 

Altra King MT Sole

 

ALTRA RUNNING: PROTECT YOUR FEET

In addition to our awesome traction options, our trail shoes also feature GaiterTrap™ and StoneGuard™ technology. The GaiterTrap™ is a hook-and-loop feature that securely fastens a trail gaiter without any underfoot straps, making it more secure and effective against offensive debris. The flexible StoneGuard™ rock plate sandwiched between the midsole and outsole layers deflects and protects your feet from rocks and roots.

 

Altra GaiterTrap Technology

 

ALTRA APPAREL TECHNOLOGY

Altra’s apparel line is inspired, developed and perfected through our own experiences running the trails of Utah’s Wasatch mountains. From performance-minded pieces to comfy athleisure styles, you are ready to perform, look and feel your best while showing your Altra pride. Our exclusive ZeroLite™ material is a step apart in performance, durability and comfort.

Altra-exclusive, 4-way stretch ZeroLite™ fabric is the perfect blend of lightweight durability and breathable, moisture-wicking comfort. We developed the fabric of our dreams so we would be ready to for the long haul in any weather the mountains decided to throw our way.

 

Altra ZeroLite Fabric

 

FEATURED TRAIL RUNNING GEAR

Altra Performance Half Zip – Weighing only 3.7 oz., this innovative, award-winning half zip jacket offers remarkably lightweight, adaptable protection in any weather. It is made with Altra’s ZeroLite™ fabric that offers protection from the elements while still being stretchy, lightweight and packable―right into its own pocket! Technical features include: ventilation in the underarms and back, fully welded seams, bonded thumbholes and 360° reflectivity.

 

Altra Half Zip

 

Altra Trail Short – The Altra Trail Short is the next step in running apparel innovation. Not only does it feature Altra’s exclusive ZeroLiteTM fabric for breathability and durability, but the built-in running belt offers 5 pockets so you are ready to fuel for the long run. These shorts also feature flat stitching that helps prevent chafing, while side mesh panels offer additional breathability and comfort for any weather.

 

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Up, Down & Dirty with Chris – Altra Olympus 2.0 Review!


ALTRA OLYMPUS 2.0 REVIEW



Hey guys! I’m still recovering from my last race and training for the next, so in the meantime, I figured I’d try adding a new shoe into my rotation from one of my favorite trail brands – Altra! After my review of the Lone Peak 3.0, I’ve been wanting to try Altra’s max cushion trail shoe the Olympus 2.0. I was able to get two runs in with the shoe for this review, and they performed exactly how I thought they would. Excellent! 
Up, Down & Dirty with Chris - Altra Olympus 2.0 Review

 

TAKING THE OLYMPUS 2.0 FOR A TEST DRIVE



For my first run, I took the Olympus 2.0 out on a little technical run that consisted of a 4.7 mile loop with climbing, rocks and a great downhill section that makes all of the climbing you do in the beginning worth it! The max cushion of the Olympus 2.0 felt great during the downhill section. 


On my second run, I had the pleasure of taking my Olympus 2.0 on a leisurely 8.2 miles in the snow and cold! If it wasn’t for the 30 degree temps, I would have done more miles, because the shoes performed great in these conditions. Of course my feet where a little cold and wet, but it wasn’t an issue. I wore the wrong tights and my legs were freezing! The Trail Claw traction was great in the snow, and the shoes seemed to drain really well. 

 

FEATURES OF ALTRA RUNNING SHOES



All of the features that make Altra a stand out shoe brand in the run specialty category really come into play. The best part, you know these features work because some of the issues you might experience while running in other shoes just go away when you run in Altras. For instance…

 

FOOT SHAPED TOE-BOX


I didn’t experience any rubbing or blisters during my runs, even during the long run in the mud and snow.

TRAIL CLAW


The traction in these shoes are amazing, even in the mud and snow!


ZERO DROP



I’m no expert in the science behind zero drop and how it allows for a more natural, low impact running form…but it just works for me.

 

TRAIL RUNNING SHOE WITH EXTRA CUSHION



I find that I recover much quicker after my runs, probably because I experience less pain and soreness during and after when I run in my Altras. In conclusion, the Olympus 2.0 performed exactly how I expected. There was all of the features and tech I want in an Altra shoe, but with the extra cushion that I need. I say “need”, because my older knees and shins won’t let me run in anything less. Just a little advice, but you have to have an open mind with zero drop. Don’t let the technical specs sway you, just grab them and go for a run!  

 


My Final Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

 

 

 


I want to hear from you. Let’s keep the trail talk going in the Facebook comments below.

Have you ever run in Altra shoes before?
If not, what’s your favorite brand of trail shoes?
What kind of footwear do you need? Stability, or neutral?