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50 years of running shoes

By Jonathan Beverly on in Gear
A history of 50 years of (mostly) fantastic footwear innovation.

1966-1970 The First Flats In the beginning there were racing shoes. But they were not terribly good. ‘Very few running shoes were available, if they could be called that,’ says running-shoe collector Dave Kayser, who started running in 1966. ‘They were heavy and stiff, usually with leather or canvas uppers.’ RW contributor ... 

Lidl launches new activewear range

By on in Gear
Getting fit this January doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

Whether you’re gearing up for a spring marathon or taking your first steps into the running world, having the right training gear is essential. Problem is, that’ll take its toll on our already deleted bank balances, which haven’t recovered post-festive season enough for a sportswear shopping spree. But fear not ... 

30 Christmas gifts for runners under £30

By on in Gear
Not sure what Christmas gift to get the runner in your life? Our list will certainly have something - and it won't break the bank.

So, you're buying a Christmas gift for your running relative/friend/partner, but all-singing, all-dancing GPS watches or new release running shoes are out of your budget. Not a problem - have a sift through our list of Christmas gifts for runners and you'll have those present problems sorted in no time! 1/ ... 

First look: Ashmei Lite Jacket

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
Super-lightweight, highly-breathable, sartorially-savvy protection from the elements.

The product: Ashmei Lite Jacket (£125, ashmei.com) In a nutshell: A thoughtfully designed, beautifully executed go-to outer layer for chilly, blustery days. The technology:Water-repellant with a highly windproof front fabric panel, and a high-stretch, perforated rear fabric panel to increase breathability and regulate body temperature. Reflective hem with silicon gripper. A mere ... 

10 must-have winter running gear picks

By on in Gear
Wrap up warm, stay visible.

Heading out on dark, dull days is hard enough even before you take dodgy weather into account. Get kitted out and ready to take on anything with these picks of the top winter running gear. 1/ 2XU Hyoptik compression tights With 2XU’s signature logos on each leg in reflective material these tights ... 

7 pictures that show the evolution of running shoes

By Zack Schlemmer on in Gear
We’ve come a long way from crepe rubber soles. With fast-moving technology, the running shoe continues to evolve.

1920 Seven-time Boston Marathon winner Clarence DeMar and others run in thin shoes that have crepe rubber soles and leather uppers. 1951 Japan’s Shegeki Tanaki wins the Boston Marathon in a split-toe shoe with a big-toe section. 1960 New Balance Trackster is one of the first mass-produced running shoes, if not the first. Deep ripples ... 

Apple Watch Series 2 – a running review

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Featuring some much needed updates including GPS and specific running metrics, apple have launched a new version of their watch with runners in mind…

The first version of the apple watch was great is you’re an apple disciple, taking all those everyday functions and placing them at wrist level made life a lot simpler but the technology wasn’t new for a lot of runners. Smart watches have been around a relatively long time and ... 

First look: Nike Air Zoom Structure 20

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A stalwart of the structures shoe market and the Nike running collection gets an update, but what’s new?

The product: Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 In a nutshell: The support shoe has been heralded as the cure to all ills and more recently chastised as the ruin of runners, yet it still remains a fundamental part of the running market and as Nike celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ... 

First look: Saucony Xodus ISO

By on in Gear
We got an early test of the latest trail offering from Saucony.

The shoe: Saucony Xodus ISO In a nutshell: Cushioned, protective and durable without compromising on grip. The technology: 2015’s Xodus 6 gets updated with Saucony’s Everun cushioning tech in the heel and topsole to add comfort on uneven surfaces, along with their ISOFIT upper designed to adapt to your foot shape. What Saucony says: “The Xodus ...  ... 

First look: GORE Running Wear ONE Active Run Jacket

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
A fabric breakthrough from GORE sets a new benchmark in lightweight, breathable weatherproofing

The product: GORE Running Wear ONE Active Run Jacket (£230, wiggle.co.uk In a nutshell: The lightest, most breathable GORE-TEX jacket ever made. The technology: GORE have long been the leaders in pioneering weatherproof, breathable fabrics and they feel they have found something of a Holy Grail here. It’s an all-new and ... 

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