The 2016 trail shoe guide: Light and fast for all terrain

June 4th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running Gear Video, Trail Gear, Trail Running | No Comments »

This year, we’re seeing a new trend emerge in trail running shoes.


Under Armour’s SpeedForm Slingshot aims to defy the limits of speed

May 20th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Gear, Running Gear Video, Running Shoes | No Comments »

Under Armour has got into running in a big way and their SpeedForm Slingshot delivers with an extremely lightweight trainer designed for those with speed on their mind. A team of Under Armour footwear experts […]


Brighten up the summer vibe with Saucony’s Life on the Run collection

May 20th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Running Gear Video | No Comments »

The Life on the Run collection from Saucony is an ideal alternative for runners looking to mix and match performance apparel with casual vibes.


Keep your cool on hot days with the New Balance Zante Breathe

May 6th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Gear, Running Gear Video, Running Shoes | No Comments »

Just in time for summer, the New Balance Zante Breathe adds a specialized feature to an already-popular line to keep you and your feet cool on hot days.


See what Nike has in store to mark the celebration of Air Max day

March 26th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running Gear, Running Gear Video | No Comments »

Nike is celebrating Air Max day on Saturday to mark 29 years since the sportswear giant first released the revolutionary Air technology.


Nearly 100 Vernon, B.C. residents help running store move 1,200 pairs of shoes

March 6th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Equipment, Running Gear, Running Gear Video | No Comments »

The Starting Block, a running store in Vernon, B.C., received help from nearly 100 local residents in helping move 1,200 pairs of shoes to its new location.


Gear of the week: Waterproof vs. water-resistant jackets

November 17th, 2015 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Apparel, Running Gear, Running Gear Video | No Comments »

Fall is in full swing and some runners, if unprepared, will be finishing runs with a sticky feeling on their skin thanks to clothing that’s become water-logged. It’s not a pleasant experience. Is the solution […]


The revival of mid-length running socks, now with graphics

November 13th, 2015 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running Gear Video | No Comments »

Cyclists have long been known to wear mid-length socks on training rides and during races. Runners, not so much. A recent trend, lead most notably by Stance Socks and Happy Socks, seems to be graphic, mid-length […]


Sneak peek: Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

November 13th, 2015 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running Gear, Running Gear Video, Running Shoes | No Comments »

Hitting shelves at the beginning of 2016, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 packs fit, cushioning and support into a single shoe, designed for runners with moderate to severe overpronation. Men’s: 306 g (10.8 oz.), Women’s: […]


Gear of the week: Best winter base layers

November 9th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Apparel, Running Gear, Running Gear Video | No Comments »

Temperatures are cooling and winter is getting closer. For many of us, we run all year round. Staying inside and hiding from the weather is just not an option. For that, runners need to […]


First look: Garmin unveils new running watches, Connect update

October 21st, 2015 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Electronics, Running Gear, Running Gear Video | 1 Comment »

Leading running watch maker Garmin rolled out three new GPS watches on Wednesday. The Forerunner 230, 235 and 630 will feature nice improvements on Garmin’s current roster, the 220, 225 and 620. All three […]


Guiness world records at STWM: Running a half-marathon in a suit

October 15th, 2015 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Apparel, Bridge the Gap, Running Gear, Running Gear Video | No Comments »

If you’re watching the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, you may mistake Nicholas Mizera for a guy who’s just late getting to a business meeting.  Instead of split shorts and a singlet, the 27-years-old […]