Fast and Light explores a tribe of sky and mountain runners who are motivated by pushing their limits in some of the world’s most extreme mountain environments.
This month New Balance introduces its FreshFoam 980 design. With innovative technologies, the FreshFoam 980 provides a revolutionary approach to neutral running by combining ultra-plush cushioning with a reduced drop from heel to forefoot and offering a super soft, bouncy ride that protects runners without sacrificing speed.
In the High Country is an impressionistic mountain running film: a visual essay about a life in the mountains. It looks at running from a new perspective, both visually and in the style of running. This kind of movement blurs the lines between running and climbing, between human and mountain.
The Saucony Xodus 4.0 is a sturdy looking terrain running shoe that should get you through the trails both safely and energetic. A fresh upper design better integrates the Pro-Lock support band for improved connection and confidence when the terrain gets tricky. The Xodus 4.0 is a slightly lighter version of its predecessor. This trailrunner is set for a Summer release. Via RW · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
The Fellcross is Salomon’s most technical and aggressive trailrunning shoe and suited best for die hard off-road runners that need the trails as much as ordinary people need sunlight to keep them going. No major changes have been made to this second version. The outsole has been slightly upgraded to provide an even better grip. The Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 2 is set for a September release. So be patient out on the trails. Via RunningWarehouse. · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
Here’s to a slightly oldie but absolute goodie! Inspirational video of the Salomon Trail Running Team in action. Great shots and even greater surroundings. Enjoy!
Human beings don’t always make rational decisions. But making irrational decisions is precisely what makes us human. These decisions, based on an impulse or a feeling, often lead us to those perfect moments when it feels great to be alive. “The Beauty of the Irrational” follows Ryan Sandes, a South African Ultra-Runner, as he returns to the Fish River Canyon to run the 5 day, 84km, Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in the fastest time possible. He completed the run, self-supported, in amazing time of 6h57min! · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · · [br top=”10″]
World famous Spanish UltraTrail runner Iker Karrera finally gets to run the famous Chamonix Zermatt Glacier Route, that stretches from France to Swiss across the Alps. It took Karerra only 21h 20m to perform this incredible job. A record that will go down in the history of trailrunning.
The New Balance Minimus line offers an invigorating, award-winning, closer-to-barefoot experience with a dramatically lower heel-to-midfoot drop than traditional running shoes. In March NB launched the Minimus Zero consisting of a 0mm heel-to-midfoot drop. Both the Road and Trail version have been updated with new colorways and are now available at New Balance. NB Minimus Zero Road: NB Minimus Zero Trail:
The North Face®, a supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor materials, equipment and footwear, is building up to its 10th edition of the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. From 31 August to 2 September 2012 a total of no less tha 2300 trained ultra runners will start the queen of all races in Chamonix, France. More information can be found on www.ultratrailmb.com The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® -… door UltraTrailMontBlanc
The new ultra-lightweight Single-Track Hayasa blends sensitive trail feel with Cradle technology to protect your foot as it moves along even the roughest trails.
The Asics GEL-Yeti emerged in late 2010 as a trail boot. This Apache version has a low cut suede upper that rests on a deep grooved outsole commonly found in outdoor hiking boots