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words // Adam Arthur Ready to compete against the best cross-country runners in the nation? Nike Cross Nationals is your opportunity. Started in 2004, Nike Cross Nationals consists of eight regional qualifying events (NXR) and a national...
words // Adam Arthur Ready to compete against the best cross-country runners in the nation? Nike Cross Nationals is your opportunity. Started in 2004, Nike Cross Nationals consists of eight regional qualifying events (NXR) and a national final (NXN). Any runner who competes for his or her high school should be eligible to compete at a regional event, as part of a club or as an individual racer. Each regional event has a championship race that qualifies runners for NXN. The national final is held in Portland, OR, with a chance to compete for the coveted Winged Goddess of Victory statue. With many of the regional races celebrating their 10th anniversary, each event looks to be extremely fun, competitive, and unique. From the courses to pre- and post-race events, which could include a freshman/sophomore race, community race, pre-race dinner, dance party, or professional athlete guest speakers, each event is sure to be packed with fun, athletic activities. Eastbay has been a proud sponsor of NXR and NXN since 2006. Ready to register for a regional event? View the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals schedule listed below. Then, check out runnerspace.com for more info, including eligibility and entry information. Don’t forget to check our blog weekly, as we’ll be bringing you an in-depth look at each NXR event. 2013 Nike Cross Nationals Event Schedule: Heartland Regional – Sioux Falls, SD (11.10.2013) States included: IA, KS,MN, NE, ND, SD, and WI. Northwest Regional – Boise, ID (11.16.2013) States included: WY, WA, ID, OR, MT, AK, and HI. Midwest Regional – Terre Haute, IN (11.17.2013) States included: IN, IL, OH,MI, and MO. Southwest Regional – Mesa, AZ (11.23.2013) States included: CO, UT, NM, AZ, and NV. South Regional – The Woodlands, TX (11.23.2013) States included: AR, LA, OK, TX, and MS. Southeast Regional – Cary, NC (11.30.2013) States included: DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, KY, WV, and DC. Northeast Regional – Wappinger Falls, NY (11.30.2013) States included: NJ, PA, CT, MA, VT, RI, NH, and ME. New York Regional – Wappinger Falls, NY (11.30.2013) States included: NY. National Final – Portland, OR (12.07.2013)
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words // Brandon Richard Straying away from the usual Longhorns team colors, Nike pays homage Kevin Durant’s time in Texas with a starry make-up of the KD VI. The new colorway continues deep storytelling that began when Durant laun...
words // Brandon Richard Straying away from the usual Longhorns team colors, Nike pays homage Kevin Durant’s time in Texas with a starry make-up of the KD VI. The new colorway continues deep storytelling that began when Durant launched the Seat Pleasant colorway in his hometown back in June. Texas’ sky is brought to life with a speckled upper representing stars. Burnt Orange accents pay tribute to Durant’s season at the University of Texas. Green Glow details provide pop throughout. A high-tech performance shoe, the KD VI is a low-top that features Flywire technology for a secure fit, 180 visible Zoom cushioning, a Phylon midsole for low-the-court feel and a rubber outsole with flex grooves for optimal grip. You’ll be able to pick up these new Kevin Durant shoes here this Thursday morning. Be sure to follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for release information and updates.
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The mid-arch portion of a shoe is called a waist. In general, the waist of a shoe should hourglass only minimally. The following image shows a Puma shoe with a waist that is ridiculously narrow – even for an average width foot. If...
The mid-arch portion of a shoe is called a waist. In general, the waist of a shoe should hourglass only minimally. The following image shows a Puma shoe with a waist that is ridiculously narrow – even for an average width foot. If you excessively pronate, or have any conditions associated with excessive pronation (plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis), then wearing a shoe lacking support in the waist (midfoot) could prevent you from getting better. Next time you find yourself shoe shopping, in addition to checking the price tag on the sole of the shoe, also check the width of the waist. Having a wide waist is good for shoes, bad for cardiovascular health.
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words // Brandon Richard The year was 1994. For the second-straight season, the NBA’s greatest player was away fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing baseball. In a November ceremony, the Chicago Bulls retired Michael Jordan’...
words // Brandon Richard The year was 1994. For the second-straight season, the NBA’s greatest player was away fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing baseball. In a November ceremony, the Chicago Bulls retired Michael Jordan’s number ’23′ and erected The Spirit bronze sculpture outside the United Center. That same month, Nike moved forward with the launch of MJ’s newest signature shoe — the Air Jordan X. With MJ gone from hoops, the launch ‘Steel’ colorway was inspired by the pro baseball team Jordan was attempting to make, the Chicago White Sox. The shoe featured a white leather upper, black leather along the collar and eyestay and steel grey hits on the fabric lace loops and a checkered print on the interior. Finishing off what many considered to be a fairly simple design was a very unique outsole, bearing alternating wavy rubber stripes etched with Jordan’s career accomplishments. While the Air Jordan X figured to be another model Jordan would never wear on the court professionally, that all changed when he returned to the game in March of 1995. Since then, the model has become one of the more popular styles in the iconic series and will re-release this weekend in its original ‘Steel’ colorway. One of the year’s most anticipated releases will officially go live this Saturday at 8:00 a.m. EST. While you wait, enjoyed a detailed look at these returning classic Jordan shoes below.
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words // Brandon Richard To launch Chris Paul’s brand new signature shoe, Jordan Brand leads with a colorway inspired by East LA and the era he grew up in. The ‘Bel-Air’ Jordan CP3.VII sports a court purple leather uppe...
words // Brandon Richard To launch Chris Paul’s brand new signature shoe, Jordan Brand leads with a colorway inspired by East LA and the era he grew up in. The ‘Bel-Air’ Jordan CP3.VII sports a court purple leather upper, accented by vibrant 80s-inspired hits of pink blue and neon green. Below sits a speckled grey midsole and icy translucent rubber outsole. Designed to accommodate CP3′s speed and aggressive style of play, the CP3.VII features Nike Zoom technology, dynamic Flywire support and a herringbone pattern on the outsole for multidirectional traction. Engineered to provide responsive cushioning, Podulon has been swapped out for Podulite. Flywire technology is customizable through the laces and wraps the midfoot and arch for an adaptive fit. Perforations throughout the upper enhance breathability. Keeping’s up with Paul’s speed, synthetic heel stirrups wrap around the heel and integrate with the laces for a lockdown fit. Ahead of tomorrow’s official launch, you can grab these 80s-themed Chris Paul shoes here today. Available: Jordan CP3.VII – ‘Bel-Air’ images via nike.com
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Mizuno Update 'Made In Japan' SeriesNew updates given to the Morelia Classic and Morelia Neo. Bidding to make the pinnacle of football boot quality available to the masses, Mizuno have extended their 'Made In Japan' c...
Mizuno Update 'Made In Japan' SeriesNew updates given to the Morelia Classic and Morelia Neo. Bidding to make the pinnacle of football boot quality available to the masses, Mizuno have extended their 'Made In Japan' collection for the 2013/14 season. The hand-made premium series which sits separately to their standard line, combines Mizuno's quality craftsmanship with stunning looks.The new Mizuno 'Made In Japan' pack is made up of four boots, with the top-end treatment being given to the existing Black/White/Red and Pearl/Dress Blue/Autumn Morelia classics, the Autumn Glory/White/Diva Blue Morelia Neo as well as an exclusive new Blue/White/Blue Neo colourway.As the name suggests the Morelia is an absolute classic with the colourways to match it. If you want to stand out from the 'Copa' crowd then they're a great alternative heritage choice. Their many fans include a host of current and ex-players who started their playing days wearing the Morelia, such as Rivaldo, Thiago Motta and Roque Santa Cruz. One of the lightest full leather boots on the market the Morelia Neo mixes old school styling with new-school technology. The Neo tends to get the louder colourways compared to the classic, it is a speed boot after all, but always manages to retain that classy heritage look. The new Blue/White/Blue colourway doesn't disappoint and the addition of a 'Made In Japan' edition will only bolster its popularity. The Mizuno 'Made In Japan' collection is crafted to the same specifications and put through the exact production procedures as the boots offered to their professional players. That said they come with a heftier price tag to match but in this case you definitely you get what you pay for. Hand stitched and made with the highest grade of Kangaroo leather afforded to leather football boots the top draw quality really shines through. During the tanning and conditioning process the material is treated with a liquid silicone to be waterproof, stain resistant and and as a result a whole lot more durable. The new Mizuno 'Made in Japan' pack is available from selected stockists including Pro-Direct Soccer Got a favourite? Let us know. Join the conversation online, on Twitter and on Facebook. Tweet Please enable JavaScript to view the &a
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Mizuno have dropped an exclusive bright blue colourway on their prestigious 'Made in Japan' edition Morelia Neo boots. Combining signature aesthetics, with top-end craftsmanship and the highest grade materials the Japan Collectio...
Mizuno have dropped an exclusive bright blue colourway on their prestigious 'Made in Japan' edition Morelia Neo boots. Combining signature aesthetics, with top-end craftsmanship and the highest grade materials the Japan Collection Neo delivers the exact same specifications and processes offered to Mizuno's professional athletes....(read more)
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words // Brandon Richard Back in August, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tack Warren Sapp completed his long journey from Plymouth, Florida to Canton, Ohio, where he was inducted a part of this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fam...
words // Brandon Richard Back in August, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tack Warren Sapp completed his long journey from Plymouth, Florida to Canton, Ohio, where he was inducted a part of this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Celebrating Warren’s greatest career achievement, Nike honors the hard-hitter with a special colorway of the Free Trainer 7.0. The shoe sports an upper covered in pewter and black digi-camo, while the Flywire, tongue and outsole are accented with red. A replica version of Warren’s signature is printed across the tongue. Performance benefits of the Free Trainer 7.0 include lightweight flexibility, supportive lockdown and traction for explosive movement. You can be as menacing as one of the game’s greatest by picking up a pair of these special Nike training shoes today. Available: Nike Free Trainer 7.0 – ‘Warren Sapp’ images via nike.com
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words // Brandon Richard With the latest colorway of Calvin Johnson’s CJ81 Trainer Max, Nike pays homage to the city in which engines purr and Megatron roars — The Motor City. The ‘Motor City’ CJ81 Trainer Max is predom...
words // Brandon Richard With the latest colorway of Calvin Johnson’s CJ81 Trainer Max, Nike pays homage to the city in which engines purr and Megatron roars — The Motor City. The ‘Motor City’ CJ81 Trainer Max is predominantly decked out in black, helped by a white midsole and contrasting metallic gold accents. Below sits a golden Max Air bag and speckled translucent rubber outsole. Performance boosters include a wrap-around arch strap that holds the foot in on every step; 3/4 length Max Air for a cushioned ride on all surfaces; and turf-grabbing traction-on-demand technology. Rev up in Calvin Johnson’s new Detroit-themed Nike training shoes today. Available: Nike CJ81 Trainer Max – ‘Motor City’ images via nike.com
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The latest black/white/red colourway found on the standard adidas 11Pro has now been placed on the SL versions. Bringing the two models in line with each other gives players to option to pick the boot based on it's tech aspects rathe...
The latest black/white/red colourway found on the standard adidas 11Pro has now been placed on the SL versions. Bringing the two models in line with each other gives players to option to pick the boot based on it's tech aspects rather than on which one they prefer visually......(read more)
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