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Go For the W

GO FOR THE W: WIN WITH STYLE

“Go for the W”

Throughout the months of July and August, the JackRabbit team wants to help you “Go for the W”. Going for the “W” can mean something different for everyone. Whether it’s winning a race, hitting a weight loss goal or just getting back into a routine – we want to help you get that “W”.

Over the next 8 weeks, you’ll find a great assortment of curated products to help you WIN in all different ways including: style, running, nutrition, recovery and more! We want to help you be the best you can be. That’s why we offer winning products to help find your inner champion!

Let’s all go for the “W”!


Win with Style

WIN WITH STYLE

JackRabbit wants to help you “Win with Style” this summer by offering the latest in-style running apparel and accessories. When you look good, you feel good! Shop the latest running apparel and accessories from Saucony, Puma, On and more!

Go for the “W” this summer by adding some style to your run!

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Women’s Tanks & Tops from Vuori

Show up to impress at the next group run with these tanks and tops from Vuori.

Womens Vuori

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Running Bras from Brooks and Nike

You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort with these running bras from Brooks and Nike.

Women's Run Bras

 

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Red, White & Blue picks from Champion, On and more!

Show off your Patriotism with style in these Red, White and Blue  apparel picks from Champion, On and more!

Win with Style Red White Blue

 

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Stylish and Sustainable Apparel from On

Shop with style and sustainability when you purchase apparel products from On.

Win With Style On Apparel

 

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Men’s New Arrivals from Rhone

Commit to the pursuit of progress with these stylish and practicable men’s apparel picks.

Win with Style Rhone

 

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Hats & Headwear from Ciele and Brooks

Top things off with stylish hats and headwear from Ciele, Brooks and more!

Win with Style Hats

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Brooks Reviews

BROOKS LEVITATE 5 REVIEW

Brooks Levitate 5 Review

THE BUZZ

The Brooks Levitate 5 is a neutral-oriented everyday training shoe with a springy, energetic vibe. It’s a model designed for casual runners who appreciate a shoe that combines a comfortable fit, moderate structure and a responsive ride.

Brooks Levitate 5 Review

WHAT’S NEW

The fit of the Levitate 5 has been updated with a more accommodating interior shape and a new circular knit engineered mesh upper.

DNA AMP midsole material is a soft, lively polyurethane-based foam encased in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) skin that resists horizontal expansion. Because the midsole cannot expand laterally, it expands vertically which results in a spring-like effect in every step.

The new engineered circular knit upper material provides breathability and ensures a more flexible, accommodating fit, especially on the run. It’s soft and comfortable in the forefoot while providing just enough structure to lock down your feet to the chassis of the shoe.

The arrow-point pattern of the one-piece durable rubber outsole lets your foot move quickly from heel to toe. This enhances the shoe’s springy feel while also durable and reliable traction.

There’s a small decoupling channel under the rear of the shoe. This helps to absorb shock and keep the foot moving forward, while six grooves in the forefoot promote flexibility.

FIT-FEEL-RIDE

The Levitate 5 fits true to size with medium to narrow interior volume from heel to toe. It feels comfortably secure in the heel and arch/saddle. It’s a bit compact in the toe box — although the new stretchy upper material is pleasantly soft and accommodating across the forefoot and it feels less restrictive on the run.

The step-in feel is cozy and soft, thanks to a nicely padded heel collar, thick tongue and premium sock liner. The lively vibe of the midsole is evident the moment you lace up the shoes and start running. The ride is soft, bouncy and very responsive with an energy-returning sensation in every stride.

Brooks Levitate 5 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

The Levitate 5 is ideal for runners who appreciate a well-cushioned shoe that absorbs shock and puts a spring in your step.

It’s a versatile everyday trainer for slow to moderately fast running paces over any distance. It’s not light or peppy enough for the fastest paces you’re capable of running.

If you’re a novice to intermediate runner or an occasional runner who runs 20 to 40 miles per week, there’s a good chance you’ll love this shoe.

Brooks Levitate 5 Review

BROOKS LEVITATE 5 PROS

The bouncy feeling of the midsole has helped change the game about the level of responsiveness you could expect in an everyday trainer. It’s not the super-fast sensation of a carbon-plate racing shoe, but more of a resilient feeling that matches your cadence.

Our wear-test team expects this to be is a highly durable shoe. The DNA Amp foam, new upper material and outsole rubber — as well as how the shoe is constructed — should accommodate high-mileage running without excessive wear and tear.

Brooks Levitate 5 Review

BROOKS LEVITATE 5 CONS

The only minor drawback of the Levitate 5 is that it’s slightly heavier than some everyday training shoes. It features a high-quality materials package, but it’s just not as light as what you’ll find it other models.

BROOKS LEVITATE 5 TECH SPECS

Brooks Levitate 5 Tech Specs

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Training

CROSS COUNTRY ANKLES: HOW TO DEAL WITH ANKLE INJURIES

Cross Country Ankles

Guest blogger Victoria Junious is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and exercise enthusiast. 

I am pretty sure that my ankles are being held together by the anatomical equivalent of playdoh at this point. My ligaments have the structural integrity of string cheese, and the vigor of a decaying tree.

Now, they weren’t always this way. About ten years ago, my ankle ligaments were doing their thing. The robust, tough straps of collagen and elastic fibers held my ankle bones together with the best of them. I completed active warm ups and plyometric drills without a second thought. I had no idea what ligaments even were. I miss that ignorant bliss.

Now, to tell you how that changed, I have to set the scene. Imagine, me, a high school sophomore, who just wanted to play basketball in the fall being forced into cross country for “endurance training.” Mind you, I was a 400 and 800-meter runner in the spring, so it made sense, but I barely had any interest in running half a mile, let alone 3.1.

However, after being harassed by all of the coaches, basketball and track alike, to join the team and due to a predisposition to people please, begrudgingly, I woke up to make every 6AM practice for the next 3 months. 

Victoria Dealing with Ankyle Injuries

My first meet of my cross country career was a disaster. I found out in the most embarrassing way that it is possible to get lapped on a cross country course. I don’t know what possessed me to keep doing it, other than a mixture of spite and embarrassment, but I ended up running a massive new PR every meet that season.

It felt as though I had transformed into the main character role from a high school anime that no one asked for, one in which I summoned the power of my own will to run faster than my or my coaches’ wildest dreams. I managed to go from the basketball girl that no one really cared about, to third on varsity in one season. To everyone’s surprise, at the end of that season, I even went on to make regionals. 

How does this relate back to the straggling floss that are my ankle ligaments now you ask? Because  at every meet at which I got faster that season, I had a proportional increase in the number of times my ankles decided to wiggle and wobble. It felt like I misstepped into every hole, every deviation in the ground, and every pebble on every course. At times it felt like the earth itself had a vendetta against my talocrural (ankle) joint. However, although I felt like my ankles were giving way left and right, I was never “hurt,” so I just went about my business.

Unbeknownst to me at the time, my poor ankles were experiencing repetitive microtraumas that ultimately led me to spraining my right ankle for the first time two days before the regional cross country meet that year. It swelled up to the size of a small grapefruit and it was incredibly painful. I ran on it anyway. Eventually, the swelling and pain went away, but the structural integrity of the ligaments had changed. A few months later, I re-sprained it playing basketball. Then I re-sprained a few more times throughout the school year for good measure. 

That season of cross country set a precedent for what would become a cycle of injury. Working through the pain, quickly trying to return to play/running, and reinjury would follow me through the majority of my athletic career, through college, and beyond. In spite of my high school athletic trainer’s best efforts I never took the time to address the deficits I had in ankle strength and stability until college, when at one point, I was re-spraining my ankle about every three weeks.

I say all of this because my story is not uncommon. What I was experiencing in the physical therapy world is called “chronic ankle instability.” Basically, I never gave my ankle the time it needed to heal, nor did I fully commit to the rehabilitative measures to make it better.

Even now, ten years later, I recognize the differences in balance, ankle mobility and strength between my left and right ankles.  I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to chill out and take the time to fix it, but since I can’t go back in time and warn myself to take ankle injuries seriously,  I will tell you. 

My Tips for Preventing & Dealing with Ankle Injuries

  • Take preventative measures to avoid injury/reinjury – If I would have addressed the “wobbliness” that I felt at my ankles before I sprained it the first time, I might have avoided, or at least reduced, the number of headaches that my ankle gave me over the course of my running career. Even if the ligaments at the ankle are compromised, the muscles at the ankle provide support to the joint as well. The stronger they are, the better the support. In my opinion, if you are in the business of running, a few heel walks, toe walks, intrinsic foot muscle strengthening, and single leg balance activities are in order. Although preventative/maintenance strength programs can feel frivolous and time consuming at times, an injury will suck up way more time and energy.
  • Give yourself time to heal – Ankle sprains can take anywhere from a few days, for a mild sprain, to about a year, for a complete tear, to heal completely. As your body works to repair itself, it’s in a fragile state. Modifying your exercise routine to reduce stress at the ankle will decrease your chance of reinjury. I know that this one is a tough one for runners especially. With cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track I never had time to give my ankle a break. I would cross train on a bike or in the pool for two or three days, then go right back to trail running because I felt like if I was not running, I would lose too much fitness. However, when I look back on all of the times that I repeated the cycle of injury I realized I probably spent at least 2-3 weeks cross training over time. If I would have given myself adequate time to heal in the beginning, the amount of time I spent cross training might have been the same or even less. By taking it easy, I could have avoided the cycle completely. 
  • Use external support. – Realistically, I cannot imagine any athlete sitting out of their sport for weeks to months to allow their ankle sprain to fully heal. However, if you do have to get back to training or competing, consider doing so with some extra support. Ankle braces, ankle sleeves, and support taping can provide your ankle with external support when the internal support, the ligaments, need a little extra help. 
  • Go see a physical therapist! – Although many ankle sprains will heal on their own, without lasting deficits, PTs can help you identify and address any lasting effects from an ankle sprain and help speed up the recovery process. PTs can also identify any vulnerabilities in terms of weakness, balance, running form, shoe wear, and give you the tools and direction you need to address them and mitigate the chance of injury or reinjury.

Victoria Junious

Victoria Junious ran track and cross country at the University of North Texas where she got her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. When she is not in the clinic, she spends her time eating doughnuts, lifting heavy things up and setting them down at the gym, and writing.

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GO FOR THE W: WIN WITH NUTRITION

“Go for the W”

Throughout the months of July and August, the JackRabbit team wants to help you “Go for the W”. Going for the “W” can mean something different for everyone. Whether it’s winning a race, hitting a weight loss goal or just getting back into a routine – we want to help you get that “W”.

Over the next 8 weeks, you’ll find a great assortment of curated products to help you WIN in all different ways including: style, running, nutrition, recovery and more! We want to help you be the best you can be. That’s why we offer winning products to help find your inner champion!

Let’s all go for the “W”!


Win with Nutrition

WIN WITH NUTRITION

As runners and endurance athletes, sports nutrition is an essential part of your success in training and racing. Finding the nutrition that works for YOU is a process of trial and error.

The JackRabbit team has compiled a list of the top-selling sports nutrition including gels, bars, chews and hydration mixes to help you “Win with Nutrition” this season. Check out the top nutrition products from Maurten, GU, Nuun and more!

SHOP SPORTS NUTRITION

Gels from Maurten and GU

Gels pack energy-dense calories in easy-to-carry packet to help sustain energy demands for daily training and competition. Shop the top energy gels from Maurten, GU and more!

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Bars from Honey Stinger & UCAN

Raise the bar with great tasting and nutritious energy bars to keep you moving through your day or or workout. Shop top-selling bars from Honey Stinger, UCAN and more!

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Chews from Honey Stinger & Medterra

Take a bite out of these tasty chews for a dose of carbohydrates and electrolytes before or mid-run to help get you going. Shop best selling chews from Honey Stinger and other brands!

 

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Hydration from Nuun and Maurten

Easy-to-mix and great tasting hydration products keep you fueled for the long workouts. Check out the top-selling hydration products from Maurten, Nuun and more!

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Hydration Accessories from Nathan & Hydro Flask

You’ve got the gels, bars and drinks – now it’s time to carry them with ease. Shop the best-rated hydration accessories from Nathan, Hydro Flask and more!

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On Running Reviews

2021 ON CLOUDFLOW REVIEW

THE BUZZ

Now it its third edition, the On Cloudflow is a lightweight, low-to-the-ground neutral training shoe designed for efficient, quick-cadence running.

It’s built with On’s Cloud cushioning technology and features a semi-firm plate embedded in the midsole that loads each stride with shock-absorbing cushioning and a jolt of energy for a smooth, snappy ride.

On Cloudflow Review

WHAT’S NEW

The biggest updates to the On Cloudflow are a better-fitting heel cup and new engineered mesh upper made from 70 percent recycled materials.

The ultralight Helion midsole superfoam provides a fast, responsive feeling with fully cushioned road protection and exceptional durability. Unlike some midsole materials that falter in hot or cold weather, the Helion cushioning performs equally as well in all temperatures without losing its performance qualities.

The heel cup has been improved to make the rearfoot fit feel more precise and locked down. It gives the Cloudflow a reassuringly secure sensation that contributes to its performance-oriented agility, especially when cornering or running hills at faster speeds.

With small sections of grippy rubber and an enhanced traction pattern on the bottom of most of the Cloud pods, the Cloudflow’s outsole serves up exceptional hold for agile and reliable road running. Although a few pods have exposed foam facing the ground, it doesn’t affect the long-timer durability or performance of the shoe.

FIT-FEEL-RIDE

The Cloudflow fits true to size with a medium-volume interior, an improved fit in the heel, a secure connection at the arch/saddle area and just enough wiggle room in the forefoot.

When you step into these shoes and lace them up, you’ll feel a unique sensation of comfort and precision that comes from the cleanly designed upper and soft but spartan interior that securely holds your feet in place.

The ride is moderately soft and buttery smooth, with an easy-flexing demeanor that’s energized by the semi-firm polypropylene Speedboard embedded in the midsole.

It’s not an overly cushy ride compared to other shoes, but it’s soft enough to reduce the impacts of the ground while also promoting efficient running form.

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

Runners who prefer a moderate level of cushioning with an intuitive feel for the ground will love the new Cloudflow. Its lightweight, energetic and agile vibe is ideal for all types of up-tempo running, including fartlek workouts, interval sessions and short-distance racing.

Although it’s best for shorter and faster running, it could serve as a long-run shoe or everyday trainer for runners who are light on their feet and appreciate a proprioceptive connection to the ground.

ON CLOUDFLOW PROS

On’s Cloud cushioning technology is the most unique midsole configuration in the running shoe industry. It’s comprised of 18 individually shaped CloudTec pods under each foot that offer a high level of cushioning and responsiveness while allowing your feet to roll naturally and consistently from heel to toe.

The cleanly designed engineered mesh upper not only creates a more streamlined look, but it offers seamless comfort and connectivity at higher speeds. Plus, the Cloudflow makes a strong environmental statement, given that the upper is made of 70 percent polyester content and the overall composition is comprised of 20 percent recycled material.

The clean, almost artful design of the Cloudflow creates amazing aesthetic appeal. The look, feel and comfort make it one of those shoes you want to wear when you’re not running.

On Cloudflow Review

ON CLOUDFLOW CONS

The Cloudflow doesn’t have the depth or soft bounciness of some other training shoes available at JackRabbit.com. If you don’t like a shoe with a low-to-the-ground, semi-firm feeling, consider the On Cloud X for a more cushioned ride.

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On Cloudflow Review

ON CLOUDFLOW TECH SPECS

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SAUCONY TRIUMPH 19 REVIEW

Triumph 19 Review

THE BUZZ

The Saucony Triumph 19 is a neutral-oriented premium everyday trainer with a plush interior, a soft, mildly responsive midsole and an idyllic, smooth-riding demeanor.

The Triumph 19 is very similar to last year’s edition, except that it’s lighter and more breathable.

Saucony Triumph 19 Review

WHAT’S NEW

The Triumph 19 has a new mono-mesh upper that has improved the breathability and a new lacing system with an articulated eye-row that creates an adaptive, semi-custom fit. Best of all, this edition is a full ounce lighter than the previous version.

The thick PWRRUN+ midsole and an additional layer of the foam in the top sole, combined with the soft, contoured EVA sockliner, create a supremely plush sensation with a feeling of bottomless cushioning. It’s not mushy soft, but instead it’s dense, supportive and durable with a touch of responsiveness — though not nearly as much as its cousins in Saucony’s Endorphin line.

The Triumph 19 not only provides long-haul comfort for less stressful long runs, but our wear-testers found that it also helps your legs recover quicker without as much soreness the next day.

The new mono-mesh upper offers a nice blend of comfort and support, while the perforations in the toe box provide enhanced breathability. It features Saucony’s FormFIT technology and a new articulated eye-row pattern in the lacing system that combine to allow for an optimally personalized fit around the shape of your feet.

FIT-FEEL-RIDE

The Truimph 19 fits true to size with a medium to low volume interior from the heel through the midfoot area, with a slightly roomier forefoot that allows your toes to wiggle and flex. (The fit is noticeably improved from the Triumph 18, which was a bit sloppy in the forefoot.)

The step-in feel is divinely comfortable — as soft and cushy as any shoe available this year. The new mono-mesh upper and gusseted tongue provide a wrap-like fit that keeps your feet comfortably secured to the midsole chassis.

The PWRRUN+ midsole serves up a ride that is soft and compliant and mildly energetic, which is a great combination for this workhorse daily trainer.

The bottom line is that it’s an impressively cushioned shoe that feels soft and a little bit springy when your foot hits the ground, then rolls smoothly through the midfoot to the toe-off phase.

Saucony Triumph 19 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

Runners who log mid- to high-mileage weeks in training will love this shoe for its cushy comfort, smooth ride and modest energy return. It’s best for short to long runs up at slower to moderate paces.

It could be used for tempo runs, but it doesn’t provide enough inherent energy return to be a speed shoe for faster workouts or short-distance racing.

Saucony Triumph 19 Review

SAUCONY TRIUMPH 19 PROS

The Triumph 19 fits a lot better from heel to toe than its predecessor, due to a sleeker shape, better upper material and more supportive heel cup. While the interior is very padded, it’s smoother and more conducive to a locked-down fit than the excessively cushioned and somewhat sloppy interior of the Triumph 18.

The reduced weight of the Triumph 19 is noticeable and appreciated and makes it slightly more versatile and conducive to up-tempo paces. Most importantly, though, it just improves the overall vibe of the shoe as a durable and reliable daily trainer.

The XT-900 carbon rubber outsole is durable and mildly soft, which means it will endure all of the miles you’ll willing to rack up in this shoe. The reconfigured flex grooves help make the shoe a bit more pliable, which contributes to the smooth ride.

Saucony Triumph 19 Review

SAUCONY TRIUMPH 19 CONS

The rope-like laces are not nearly as effective at providing a precise fit as flat laces. 

SAUCONY TRIUMPH 19 TECH SPECS

Saucony Triumph 19 Tech Specs

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HOKA ONE ONE RINCON 3 REVIEW

Hoka One One Rincon 3 Review

THE BUZZ

Light, cushy and fast, the Hoka One One Rincon 3 is a lively and versatile neutral-oriented shoe at a budget-friendly price. It has an exceptional cushion-to-weight ratio and serves up an easy-rolling ride.

The Rincon 3 is a great shoe for long runs, speedier workouts and recovery jogs. It can be an everyday training shoe or your shoe of choice for up-tempo running.

Hoka Rincon 3 Review

WHAT’S NEW

Although the updates to the Rincon 3 seem minor, small changes to the midsole, outsole and upper have made a noticeable impact.

The best aspect about those changes is that it’s made the Rincon 3 nearly a half-ounce lighter than the previous version, which is pleasantly surprising given the how light and agile the Rincon 2 felt.

The single-layer compression molded EVA midsole offers excellent shock absorption, ample softness and a touch of responsiveness. While the midsole/outsole geometry is the same as the previous edition, the chassis has been tweaked with some new midsole foam sculpting for more consistent compression and a notch off the back of the heel for lateral decoupling.

The Rincon features a thin, smooth a very lightly padded tongue with an asymmetrical design that allows for optimal fit on each foot. It’s not gusseted but it does promote a snug, comfortable fit over the top of the foot.

The new upper is only slightly different than the previous edition, but its sleeker and provides a more secure fit than that of the Rincon 2 and is similarly ventilated. The biggest change to the upper is the heel pull tab, which is now made from a thin, sturdy cord instead of a wide fabric band.

FIT-FEEL-RIDE

The Rincon 3 fits true to size and similar to last year’s edition, with a medium volume from heel to toe. There’s a snug and secure feeling in the heel and at the arch/saddle area, but it’s slightly roomier in the forefoot for the toes to wiggle and splay.

The interior is comfortable but not overly padded or plush, just some extra padding in the rear foot and around the heel collar. The first thing you notice when you lace up a pair of Rincon 3 is how well-cushioned they are, but also how impossibly light and nimble they feel.

The midsole is squishy soft, but the ride is very lively and agile. It doesn’t produce a bouncy sensation, but more of a fluid, rolling motion that comes from the rockered geometry of the outsole-midsole undercarriage.

It is exquisitely soft and smooth from heel to toe, with a mildly responsive feeling in every stride.

Hoka Rincon 3 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

Runners who appreciate featherweight training shoes with a lot of cushioning will love the Rincon 3. It has the rare combination of near-maximal cushioning and a light and zesty vibe that inspires quick-cadence running.

It’s comfortable for long runs and quick and agile enough for any type of faster workout, from tempo runs to short intervals, or even short races.

Hoka Rincon 3 Review

HOKA RINCON 3 PROS

It’s hard to believe a shoe with this much cushioning can be this light. HOKA somehow made this shoe a tad lighter than last year, and that’s great news because lighter is always better. The weight savings came from more aggressive midsole sculpting and cutouts to reduce the amount of material, the new outsole rubber configuration and a more streamlined upper.

HOKA has continued to revise its early-state rocker geometry for quicker heel-toe transitions, giving the Rincon 3 edition a slightly quicker and faster feeling. It doesn’t have the energy return as some of its contemporaries with carbon-fiber plates or advanced foams, but few shoes are as effortlessly smooth as this one.

The outsole of the Rincon 3 actually has a similar amount of durable rubber as the previous editions, but it is spread out over a new zonal pattern for greater durability and more effective traction. Like the previous versions of the shoe, there is a lot of exposed foam under the foot, but it’s not located in high-impact areas so excessive wear shouldn’t impact the ride or performance of the shoe.

At just $115, the Rincon 3 offers a lot of bang for the buck. It’s high on value and long on comfort and performance for a fraction of the price of some of its contemporaries. It doesn’t skimp on quality, but instead benefits from a stripped-down design ethos that eliminates unnecessary materials to ensure the Rincon 3 has a lightweight and lithe demeanor.

Hoka Rincon 3 Review

HOKA RINCON 3 CONS

There aren’t any major drawbacks to the Rincon 3, but it’s important to note that it doesn’t offer much in the way of structure or support, so it’s only recommended for runners with a neutral gait who are light on their feet.

Also, if it’s used as a daily trainer, the long-term durability will likely be shortened as is common with most lightweight shoes.

HOKA RINCON 3 TECH SPECS

Hoka Rincon 3 Tech Specs

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GO FOR THE W: WIN WITH RUNNING

“Go for the W”

Throughout the months of July and August, the JackRabbit team wants to help you “Go for the W”. Going for the “W” can mean something different for everyone. Whether it’s winning a race, hitting a weight loss goal or just getting back into a routine – we want to help you get that “W”.

Over the next 8 weeks, you’ll find a great assortment of curated products to help you WIN in all different ways including: style, running, nutrition, recovery and more! We want to help you be the best you can be. That’s why we offer winning products to help find your inner champion!

Let’s all go for the “W”!


Win with Run

WIN WITH RUNNING

JackRabbit wants to help you “Win with Running” by providing you the best gear, apparel and footwear to accomplish your goals. Check out top carbon-plated footwear from Saucony and Nike, best-selling socks from Feetures and Balega, and top trail footwear from HOKA and Altra. Go for the “W” this summer by taking your run to the next level!

SHOP RUN

Race Ready Footwear from Saucony & Nike

You’ve done the training, now chase that PR at your next race in these race-ready footwear picks. Check out the latest carbon-plated footwear from Saucony and Nike.

Win with Run Race Day Footwear

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Run Socks from Feetures and Balega

You can never have too many socks! Keep your feet happy (and dry) with these best-selling socks from Feetures and Balega.

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Trail-Ready Footwear from HOKA and Altra

Look good and feel good on the trails this summer with these fast and stylish trail shoes from HOKA and Altra, including the new Hoka One One Anacapa and Zinal.

Win With Run Trail

 

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Insoles from Currex and Superfeet

For runners who need some extra comfort or stability in your shoes – shop the top insoles from Currex and Superfeet.

Win With Run Insoles

 

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Top Apparel from Saucony and On

Look good, feel good. Be seen this summer in brand new apparel picks from Saucony and On.

Win with Run Apparel

 

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Best-Selling Accessories from Garmin & Nathan

No stone left unturned. Turn your run up a notch with the latest tech, hydration and running accessories from Garmin and Nathan.

Win with Run Accessories

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Next up, Win with Nutrition! JackRabbit has all the bars, gels, drink mixes and mores to help you take your nutrition to the next level and “Go for the W”. 

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GO FOR THE W: WIN WITH SUMMER

“Go for the W”

Throughout the months of July and August, the JackRabbit team wants to help you “Go for the W”. Going for the “W” can mean something different for everyone. Whether it’s winning a race, hitting a weight loss goal or just getting back into a routine – we want to help you get that “W”.

Over the next 8 weeks, you’ll find a great assortment of curated products to help you WIN in all different ways including: style, running, nutrition, recovery and more! We want to help you be the best you can be. That’s why we offer winning products to help find your inner champion!

Let’s all go for the “W”!


Win with Summer

WIN WITH SUMMER

It’s summertime and we’ve got the products to help you go for the “W” this summer! 

Whether it’s looking good, feeling good or running fast – we’ve got the products to help you win. Check out the latest shorts from Brooks and Saucony, tanks from Nike and Rabbit, sandals from Birkenstock and Oofos, fast footwear from Saucony, glasses from Goodr and much more!

SHOP SUMMER
 

Shorts from Brooks and Saucony

Nothing says summer like a pair of shorts. Hit the trails (or beach) in these colorful shorts from Brooks, Saucony and more!

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BROOKS GHOST 14 REVIEW

Brooks Ghost 14 Review

THE BUZZ

The Brooks Ghost 14 is a neutral-oriented everyday trainer that’s become one of the best-selling running shoes in recent years because it’s so amazingly soft, cushioned and comfortable.

No matter what your ability or experience level, it’s hard not to love the cushy comfort of the Ghost. 

Brooks Ghost 14 Review

WHAT’S NEW

The biggest structural update to the new Ghost is the addition of a full-length DNA Loft foam midsole. This is combined with a segmented crash pad and improved 3D Fit technology in the upper. This results in the most flexible, smoothest-fitting and most energetic version of the shoe yet.

But the biggest update is that Brooks has made efforts to make the Ghost 14 a carbon-neutral shoe, which means it’s a shoe with soft, light ride and an even lighter footprint.

FIT-FEEL-RIDE

The Ghost 14 fits true to size and has a medium volume from heel to toe, although it feels slightly more snug in the midfoot/arch area. The step-in feel is exceptionally soft and luxurious — in fact, softer than ever — and it remains one of the most comfortable everyday training shoes available on the market.

A slightly updated engineered mesh upper and a modified lacing system create a more compact and even more cozy fit for a variety of foot shapes.

The ride is very similar to the previous versions of the Ghost — buttery soft, elegantly smooth and extremely shock-absorbing. The full-length DNA Loft midsole serves up a springy, energetic vibe in every stride, making it more conducive to faster-paced running than previous versions of the shoe.

The toe-off sensation feels less mushy and more snappy than previous versions. But the most important feature of the Ghost 14 is the comfortable ride from the first mile to the last.

Brooks Ghost 14 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

Runners who enjoy soft, smooth-riding shoes will love the Ghost 14, especially for longer runs.

It’s better at slow to moderately paced running efforts — long runs, recovery runs and other easier runs during the week — but the more energetic midsole gives it just enough versatility for beginners to be a do-everything shoe.

It’s not light enough of quick enough to be adept at quick-cadence running for faster workouts, but it can hold its own for tempo runs and longer fartlek-style intervals.

Brooks Ghost 14 Review

PROS

How does a running shoe become carbon neutral? Brooks is purchasing high-quality carbon offsets to account for the residual emissions in shoe manufacturing. The brand is trying to make an immediate impact by offsetting emissions from the Ghost, its highest-selling shoe. In addition to reducing the product’s environmental impact by incorporating recycled materials, Brooks is purchasing carbon offsets from projects that meet strict criteria for making a meaningful difference in addressing climate change.

The Ghost 14 is the first carbon-neutral shoe in the brand’s new 2030 planet strategy, a science-backed approach that will take responsibility for the impact the brand has on the environment. Brooks’ commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 will be achieved by first reducing emissions in line with climate science, with Brooks’ Science-Based Targets to reduce carbon emissions.

If you ran in the Ghost 12 or Ghost 13, you’ll love the Ghost 14. The updated edition of the Ghost is virtually the same weight as last year’s model, but the Ghost 14 is softer and noticeably more responsive.

The new engineered mesh upper material is softer and more pliable, but the toe box has a similar shape and feeling as previous editions. Bottom line? It’s just more comfortable and accommodating.

The outsole has been updated with a minor adjustment in the flex gloves and positioning of carbon rubber segments in the rear and blown rubber in the forefoot to optimize flexibility without compromising cushioning or traction. The decoupling of the heel has been moved further back, creating smoother heel-toe transitions.

Although it’s a neutral shoe and definitely not intended for runners who overpronate, the Ghost 14’s improved upper and lacing system combine with the midsole/outsole chassis and wide footprint to create an inherently stable ride.

There aren’t many shoes available this year that provide as much all-around comfort as the Ghost 14. The interior feel and soft, resilient foam package feel as good in the later miles of a long run as they do in the very first mile.

If you’re looking for a shoe that looks good, feels good and runs smoothly, you should definitely try on a pair of Ghost 14.

Brooks Ghost 14 Review

CONS

The Ghost 14 doesn’t have a lot spunk. It can handle tempo runs and moderately fast long runs, but it’s not a shoe that you’ll want to run fast for longer periods of time.

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