14 November 2011
a running start
With bikini season in our immediate sights, we’re stepping up the fitness a notch with the help of some fancy footwear.
While some sneaker freakers out there are turning onto the tech-trend that reminds us a little of Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘sneans’ look, I’m taking more of a traditionalist approach with my runners. They’re for running, for walking, and attempting to look coordinated in a circuit class.
I don’t claim to glide gracefully through the streets like a Gazelle. I’ll be completely honest when I tell you that I need all the help I can get when it comes to achieving a spring in my step. I love the tech features that trainers have these days for every class of ‘athlete’ under the sun, but god-dammit I want them to look good too!
And this is where Nike steps in. Nike has been mastering this fine balance for decades, but even more so in recent years where I’ve noticed a strong sense of style seeping into the sport world. Gone are the days of boring, stock standard running shoes. Im talking about reflective strips; I’m talking about bright pop colours; I’m talking about air technology and free running soles. Whether you’ve just smashed out the Auckland half marathon (bless you), or you are more of a fair-weather runner…you have every head-spinning choice available at your finger tips.
Enter the Nike Lunarglide+ 3: a plethora of technology all wrapped up into a fluoro, reflective, bouncy bundle of joy. I could tell you that it has a new and improved enhanced fit, support and breathability. I could also tell you that the sole has lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning, springy response and support. But I won’t. What I will tell you is that I had first hand experience putting these through their paces over the past couple of weeks and they have very much become a part of my get-ready-for-summer routine.
With some help from my trusty trainers, I am now built for speed, and so far, I am winning.
Eat my dust.
54 Tyler St
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