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WHY WE LIKE THE HOKA CARBON X BETTER THAN THE NIKE VAPORFLY March 15, 2020 22:49 1 Comment

Hoka Carbon X versus Nike Vaporfly

We're Here to Break It Down For You

It was an exciting day when Eliud Kipchoge completed a marathon in under two hours (1:59:40) back in October 2019. The world was watching and we all cheered for what this incredible athlete had accomplished. No surprise that everybody wanted to know where to buy his running shoes after such an amazing feat.

 

Now Nike has made the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% available for purchase. But is this a shoe that everybody should run out and buy, or not?

 

Why the Carbon X is a Better Choice Over the Nike Vaporfly

Men's Hoka One One Carbon X

Women's Hoka One One Carbon X

 

Men's Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%

Women's Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%

 

Why We'd Pick the Carbon X

  • DESIGN -  The Nike Vaporfly is designed for elite athletes to run a little quicker. The Hoka Carbon X is a competitive racing shoe for any athlete.
  • COST - While the Hoka Carbon X is the highest priced Hoka One One running shoe at $180, it's less expensive than the $250 Nike Vaporfly.
  • LONGEVITY - The Nike Vaporfly costs more than $1.00 per mile as they don't last for 250 miles. They are mainly racing shoes that can also be used for a few key workouts. It's like having a sports car that isn't exactly street legal and can be used only on race tracks. On the other hand, the Hoka Carbon X has a life expectancy of 350-400 miles for most people.
  • COMFORT and VARIETY - The Hoka Carbon X is robust and comfortable (and wide) enough to be used as a trainer AND a racer. This is like a sports car that can be driven on the streets or raced on the track. It can also be used for 5K races up to ultra marathon distances. Between the carbon plate and the unique rocker bottom sole found only in Hoka running shoes, this is an ideal shoe for runners, regardless of how they strike (toe vs midfoot vs heel). The curvature of the Hoka Carbon X aligns the runner's hips up and forward, which then helps athletes engage the glutes a little better. Like the Hoka Carbon X, the Nike Vaporfly is extremely light. The Vaporfly has a springy feel, but is much narrower and doesn't have the curved sole that Carbon X has.

Buy Hoka Carbon X at St. Pete Running Company

St. Pete Running Company has proudly carried Hoka Running Shoes for years. We love these shoes, and we can't recommend the Carbon X enough. But don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.

6 REASONS TO JOIN SWIM ST. PETE February 19, 2020 10:55

Love to Swim?

 

We'd Love to Have You Join Us at Swim St. Pete

What is Swim St. Pete? It's a fun and motivational swim program for adults. We meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5:30 AM at Walter Fuller Pool. The address is 7883 26th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

Swim St. Pete has been developed to help you maintain and increase your endurance and proficiency in the swimming pool. We’ve assembled a coaching team of experienced swimmers and accomplished triathletes to take your swim training to new depths.

Attendees should expect to become more efficient and stronger swimmers. Bring goggles, a towel, a swim cap, a water bottle and your A-game.

Cost: $40/month. Drop-in rate is $10. Passes can be purchased at Walter Fuller Pool: 7883 26th Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

6 REASONS TO JOIN SWIM ST. PETE

1. Swimming is great for you - Increase your metabolism and get a great cardio workout without loading on your joints. It's a great method to cross train.

2. Get it done early - We meet at 5:30 AM SHARP every Tuesday and Friday morning at Walter Fuller Pool.

3. Supportive and friendly coaches - We offer instruction on-deck to make you a smoother, more efficient swimmer. Meet the coaches on our Swim St. Pete page.

4. Group accountability - Every Tuesday and Friday, your swimming friends will be waiting to share a lane with you.

5. Beautiful locale - Join us under the stars and palm trees at a beautiful venue: Walter Fuller Pool. The water is prisitne and heated in the winter and chilled in the summer.

6. Affordable - Just $10 drop-in rate and save even more by paying $40/month.

 

Questions?

If you need more information, contact Mandy Hurley or contact the St. Pete Running Company at 727-800-5043.

 

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.

WHAT HOKA RUNNING SHOES CAN DO FOR YOU February 5, 2020 11:33

Hoka Running Shoes

There's One For Everyone

For those who love Hoka Running Shoes, we're giving you more reasons to come in and get your latest pair. For those who've never tried Hoka Running Shoes before, check out why this brands keeps gaining in popularity.

What Hoka Can Do For You

  • MOVING YOU FORWARD - One of the main features of Hoka Running Shoes is the "shoe rocker" which propels forward motion. This unique feature comes in the Clifton and Bondi models.
  • SOFTENS YOUR GROUND CONTACT - Hoka Running Shoes are known for their maximal cushioning which offers relief for joints and provides a softer connection with the ground.
  • MEETS YOUR NEED - Looking for a lightweight shoe? The Hoka Clifton is their lightest model which also has plenty of cushion. Looking for stability? The Hoka Arahi is their stability model which assists in overpronation. Ready to go the distance? Hoka Bondi is their shoe with the most maximal cushion for your long runs. Ready to race? The Hoka CarbonX is the lightest, most responsive model with a carbon plate for quick kick-off. We recommend a StrideSmart shoe fitting at our store to check your stride and see which model will be best for you.

 

Women's Clifton

Women's Bondi

 

Women's Arahi

Women's CarbonX

Men's Clifton

Men's Bondi

Men's Arahi

 

Men's CarbonX

 

 

Buy Hokas at St. Pete Running Company

St. Pete Running Company has proudly carried Hoka Running Shoes for years. We love these shoes. But don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


WHERE TO BUY DIADORA (HINT: COME SEE US!) January 31, 2020 14:13 1 Comment

Diadora Running Shoes

How Diadora Brand is Sweeping the Running World

Never heard of Diadora Running Shoes? We're so excited to introduce you to a brand that's sweeping the running world!

 

What to Love About Diadora

  • CUSHION AND COMFORT - One of the main features of Diadora Running Shoes is the high level of cushion and comfort. Their soft and flexible shoes offer a comfortable stride that your feet will love.
  • BLUESHIELD TECHNOLOGY - Blueshield is unique to Diadoraguaranteeing total foot grip and perfect body balance thanks to its active cones and ergonomic base. These tech features translate to overall support and glove-like fit while maintaining plenty of room in the shoe.
  • MODELS FOR EVERY NEED - Looking for a lightweight shoe? The Diadora Mythos Blueshield Fly is their lightest model which also has plenty of responsiveness. Looking for stability? The Diadora Mythos Blueshield Elite is their stability model which assists in overpronation. Ready to go the distance? Diadora Mythos Blueshield 5 is their shoe with plenty of cushion for your long runs. We recommend a StrideSmart shoe fitting at our store to check your stride and see which model will be best for you.

 

Women's Mythos Blueshield Fly Hip 3

Women's Mythos Blueshield Elite

 

Women's Mythos Blueshield 5

Men's Mythos Blueshield Fly Hip 3

Men's Mythos Blueshield Elite Hip

Men's Mythos Blueshield 5

About the Brand

Diadora Running is an Italian brand that began making mountain boots in 1948. A shift toward the world of sports began in the 1960's with constant improvements decade after decade. In 2009, the European company expanded their reach worldwide, and their running shoes have been growing in popularity in the U.S. ever since.

The word, Diadora, comes from the Greek, "dia-dora", which means "sharing gifts and honors."

 

We're excited for you to try it!

Buy Diadoras at St. Pete Running Company

For over a year now, St. Pete Running Company has proudly carried Diadora Running Shoes in store. We're one of the few stores in the Tampa Bay area that carries the brand, and we love these shoes. But don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.


4 REASONS WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THESE NEW KIDS SHOES January 22, 2020 18:19

New Kids Shoes from Altra

Yes! We Carry Kids Running Shoes

We're excited about these new kids running shoes from Altra. We've been waiting for years for a really good running shoe for youth, and we're convinced your kids are going to love these. They're called Altra Youth Kokiri and we've got a video to demonstrate how important it is for kids to have the right shoes for them.

4 Reasons to Bring Your Kids In to Try These Shoes

1. GIVE THEIR FEET ROOM TO BREATHE - Kids are growing, and it happens fast! We highly recommend a shoe that's shaped like their foot--like the Altra Youth Kokiri. It's best to avoid any shoes that are narrow or canoe-shaped. Especially don't cram a foot into a shoe that's too small.

2. LEVEL PLATFORM - We think this is important, especially for your growing kids' feet. Having a zero drop shoe with a level platform promotes an effective running stride while building the appropriate muscles in the feet and calves.

3. FLEXIBLE IS BEST - When it comes to kids running shoes, a more flexible shoe is ideal. Avoid a stiff shoe. Your kids feet are still developing, so a flexible running shoe allows for the growth and development taking place in your kids' feet.

4. REMOVABLE SOLE - So often kids outgrow their shoes before the shoe has been worn out. The Altra Youth Kokiri comes in full sizes and has a removable sole to help eliminate this problem. The shoe will last longer because the shoe has an extra sewn-in insole.

 

Altra's Youth Kokiri

 

Proud to Carry Kids Shoes

Running shoes are an important piece of equipment for athletes of all ages, young and old! We think your kids will love these Altra running shoes. But don't just take our word for it. Come in and have your kids try them on and find out just what they think.

 

Buy Kids Running Shoes at St. Pete Running Company

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.