This week's episode is a conversation with Wil Cramer, the manager of West Stride, a great specialty running store here in Atlanta.
We talk about . . .
-The benefits of shopping at a running specialty store vs. a department store or buying on the internet;
-The emerging trends in shoes and gear;
-The difference between expensive shoes and less expensive shoes;
-What folks should look for if they're buying running shoes but not actually planning to run in them;
-Which shoes you should choose and which shoes you should wear to race if you have orthotics;
-The effect of the minimalism movement on runners and on running shoes;
-The effectiveness of compression socks;
-Things to consider if you're constantly getting blisters;
-What West Stride in particular has done to promote women's running;
Here's the link to the Letsrun.com retrospective on Matt Tegenkamp.
Here's the link to my wife's new travel planner Facebook page. As I said, she's focusing on helping athletes travel to races. She has access to resources that you might not have access to, including numbers for sold-out Disney races! One additional thing: there is no additional charge for utilizing her services. You can also send her an email if you are interested.
And finally, here's a series of photos of the clothing that Kanye West designed with Adidas. Among them are the Yeezy Boost shoes:
We'll see if they meet West Stride's standards.
Thanks for listening, and thanks for the visits and likes on the Facebook page!