An idea… is where things start. A thought… a flash of brilliance. Or simply a hint from nature. For the insignificant has been known to have triggered the greatest achievements of our times. Be inspired by Trailrunning. Be inspired by German ultra runner Anne-Marie Flammersfeld, who in 2012 emerged as the first woman to ever win all four events in the 4 Deserts series. And not only that, she did it all in one year.
If you’re only the slightest into ultra running no doubt you will have heard of Anton Krupicka. Krupicka is an American ultra-runner who has won numerous long distance runs on trails and mountains and resides in Boulder, Colorado. After breaking his leg in 2011, Krupicka began to diversify his mountain endeavors. In addition to racing, he also started pursuing remote summits, long traverses, and ambitious link-ups in a single-push style that requires a unique combination of mountain running fitness and technical climbing competence. For half the year Krupicka is on the road, running and racing abroad or living in the back of his Chevy S-10 pickup truck “The Roost”, haunting the mountain ranges of the American West. In the video “The Ingenuous Choice”, we discover how Anton Krupicka experiences and explores mountain running and challenges himself running ultra distances on the trails, racing 100 miles and why this is all so essential to him. And probably to many trail runner amongst us.
The +0- Collection is a capsule of technical garments powered to overcome hectic city life. The products are developed function-first with urban exploration as the general idea behind the concept, but these shoes call out the wild just as well. The Rocket Boost boots are more than just battle ready for concrete and can take on any rock and mud that comes in your way. Borrowing some of their latest running technology and applying it to an outdoor inspired silhouette, the Adidas Consortium +-0 Rocket Boost is constructed with durable leather uppers and a full Boost midsole. Kitted out with hiking style lacing hardware, a perforated medial three stripe backed out with reflective 3M trim and a ribbed heel panel, it is equipped with Primaloft insulation and a padded cuff. The adidas releases +0- Collection Rocket Boost is availabe at select adidas retailers and online at End Clothing.
The adidas adistar Raven 3 is dubbed by some as the king of the trail or the Land Rover amongst running shoes capable of taking on any terrain. The fact remains that the model has a rugged ADIWEAR™ outsole with ADAPTIVE TRAXION that grips where you need it to, and features a sock-like techfit™ upper and ADIPRENE®+ in the forefoot that helps push you forward. Not just a killer shoe in daylight but thanks to the fully reflective 3M upper you will lit up trails in nighttime. Available at end clothing.
Nike recently released the Nike Lunar Fresh SneakerBoot collection that is also comprised of this light ash grey colorway. This sneakerboot model is Nike’s newest hybrid design featuring Dynamic Flywire technology on top of a speckled Lunarlon midsole. Are these boots made for walking? They certainly are if you’re into some lightweight hiking on moderate terrains. Available at atmos Sportslab.
Peak Performance was established in 1986 as a ski clothing company and is one of Sweden’s largest clothing companies. The outdoor sports company has expanded into clothing for other sports as well, including trail running. To help their customers become better trail runners, Peak Performance has started a teaching programm. With the advice and tips from André Jonsson, trail runner from Storlien, Sweden, the Peak Performance trail running school will help you become better on the trails. At the moment of publishing this post, the series contain 3 video’s for you to watch and learn from. You can watch episode 2 here and 3 here.
As one of the first brands that started manufacturing trail running shoes, adidas has included its innovative Boost foam into a trail running shoe called terrex Boost. To ensure this shoe isn’t too wobbly on trails, it has been designed with a plastic cap in the rearfoot to limit lateral movement upon impact. The terrex Boost shoe has a 9mm heel-toe offset. It looks like the Salomon Speedcross is up for some stiff competition. In spring/summer ’15, adidas Outdoor will relaunch terrex. Besides established key products, the terrex range will be completed with several new versatile and lightweight styles. They are made without compromise, with the finest materials and always with the purpose of supporting athletes. The new terrex range is made for athletes with unlimited imagination, who want to constantly redefine their limits and set new targets – no matter how they explore the outdoors: biking, climbing, running or flying.
For the love is a short movie that functions as a love letter to trail running. And in this case specifically in the Californian Marin headlands area in the US. You can run the same trails day in day out, but everytime they will be different trails. You can hear new sounds, smell new smells, see different clouds and animals and your feet will never pound the trails like they pound city streets. Enjoy this cinematic poem short because it captures the spirit of trail running right in its essence.
Conquer trails in these vibrant Nike Zoom Terra Kiger trailrunning shoes. The relatively minimal upper and forefoot cushioning not only provide you with a great fit but also comfort on your offroad runs. The Terra Kiger 2 answers athletes feedback with a more stable heel to reduce the risk of slipping. A slightly firmer underfoot foam and rubber ensure improved durability and protection on and from the trail. Also the Burrito tongue creates a slipper-like fit. All in all, this is one rugged update of a rugged trailer.
The Adistar Raven 3 M by adidas will have eyeballs staring at you out on the trails. The Raven features a Techfit Upper for seamless support that will provide a comfortable journey across all kinds of terrain. The rubber sole by Contintental will give you enough grip to make fast and sturdy movements in any direction no matter what surface you are running on. The Adistar Raven includes the Apative Traxion system which secures and optimises the position of the sole. All in all this trail running shoe will have you go all out on any terrain. Via sivasdescalzo.com
In the #SufferBetter movie trail runner and Patagonia ambassador Jenn Shelton gives a brief tour through the range of physical and emotional states she experiences during a trail ultramarathon and insight into what moves her past “never again”. Featuring Patagonia ambassadors Krissy Moehl, Jenn Shelton, Jeff Browning, and Luke Nelson. #sufferbetter is Patagonia’s new marketing campaign that focuses on ultra and trail running.
The Ultra FP Mid GORE-TEX is a lightweight performance hiking shoe that is built to move light and fast over tough trails. Water-resistant mesh uppers with synthetic overlays provide lightweight structure and support. The built-in CRADLE stability technology guides your foot through biomechanically efficient positions from heelstrike to toe-off, enabling smooth, efficient strides. Vibram rubber outsoles on the Ultra Fastpack GORE-TEX Mid Hiking Boots provide great grip on wet or uneven surfaces.