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WHICH NEW RUNNING SHOE WILL YOU CHOOSE? July 18, 2018 11:07

New Shoes at St. Pete Running Company

Tried a New Pair of Running Shoes Lately?

Need new running shoes? There are lots of new models to try! Whether you're in a running rut or just want to check out how your feet feel in a something new, we're happy to help get you fitted for just the right shoe for you.

Check Out Our New Running Shoe Models

Hoka One One Clifton 5

The Hoka One One Clifton 5 is a plush running shoe with maximal cushioning that gives you a "running/walking on a cloud" feeling.

Women's Hoka Clifton 5

Men's Hoka Clifton 5

 

Saucony Ride ISO

The Saucony Ride ISO is a neutral running shoe engineered for comfort with technology that adapts to your stride.

Women's Saucony Ride ISO

Men's Saucony Ride ISO

 

Mizuno Wave Sky 2

The Mizuno Wave Sky 2 is a neutral shoe that achieves a rare blend where softness meets responsiveness.

Women's Mizuno Wave Sky 2

Men's Mizuno Wave Sky 2

 

Asics Kayano 25

The Asics Kayano 25 is a stability shoe with high support, high cushion, and new tech that provides lighter weight and a springier ride.

Women's Asics Kayano 25

Men's Asics Kayano 25

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.


Top Six Christmas Gift Ideas from St. Pete Running Company December 05, 2015 12:30 1 Comment

How many weeks left until Christmas?!?

Yep, December 25th is right around the corner. THREE WEEKS away to be exact. If you're scrambling to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, look no further! St. Pete Running Company has you covered, even for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives.

Make this holiday a special one with these great gift ideas.

1. Gift Cards - How do shop for a picky person? Gift card! The great thing about a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card is that it's a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that supports a locally-owned business.

2. Sunny Runner Christmas Ornament - Another one-of-a-kind gift! The limited edition Sunny Runner Ornament features our logo and a tropical background with a palm tree decorated for Christmas. A must-have for every tree.

3. Trigger Point STK, Foam Roller, or Massage Ball - You can't go wrong with any of the Trigger Point items. They are great for active and sedentary people. Like a toothbrush for your body, the STK, foam roller, and massage ball smooths out muscles and helps with soreness.

4. St. Pete Running Company Shirts, Vests, and Jackets- Keep the one-of-a-kind theme going! Come into the store and browse through a wide variety of tops featuring our Sunny Runner logo.  Our long-sleeve tech shirt is a best-seller with several options for men and women.

5. SOCKS - Feetures, Bolega, Swiftwift, 2XU Compression Socks, and Sunny Runner Socks - For that tough to buy for friend or relative, you can't go wrong with socks. Check out the many options we have, including our one-of-a-kind Defeet Sock with the Sunny Runner Logo.

6. Garmin Forerunner 630 and FR 235 Smartwatches - Looking to really surprise someone special? The all-new FR 630 and FR 235 are now available! Come in to the shop to find out all about the latest features with these Garmin GPS Smartwatches.

 

 

Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


THE TOP 5 REASONS YOU'LL LOVE HOKA ONE ONE RUNNING SHOES January 17, 2015 00:00

Hoka One One isn't afraid to admit that their shoes are a little bit crazy.

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The Clifton, Men's (Click image to enlarge)

Notice the height, which makes the shoe appear to be heavy. Looks can be deceiving. This model weighs in under 8 ounces. That's what we call a lightweight shoe.

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Conquest 2, Men's

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Conquest 2, Women's

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The Clifton, Women's

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They don't look exactly like other running shoes. A little bit crazy? Sure. But here's what you'll love about HOKA ONE ONE running shoes.

  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMFORTABLE. Most of their models are under 11 ounces. The foot doesn't ride high on the platform, but slides down inside like a "shoe canoe." Most people have told us that the day after a longer run in HOKAs, they don't feel as beaten up as they did in their old running shoes.

  • ENCOURAGES GOOD FORM. The drop encourages runners to strike the ground slightly in front of the belly button where ideal running stride is achieved.

  • REHABILITATION SHOE. Often we have customers with a history of multiple knee surgeries. Our number one recommendation for them once they are cleared to begin exercising again is to resume running with HOKA ONE ONE. The shoe is stabilizing and can help those with past injuries.

  • RUNNER'S WORLD AND PODIATRIST-APPROVED. Endorsed by Runner's World magazine and Dr. Brian Fullem, podiatrist.

  • LONG-LASTING. Compared to regular running shoes, HOKA ONE ONE lasts 1.5 to 2 times as long in most cases.

 

HOKA size 16

Need to special order size 15? Not a problem!

All of their shoes are designed to provide integrated stability which is adaptable to a wide range of feet and running styles. They continue to grow in popularity.

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Note the purple line on the rise. Graph courtesy of Slowtwitch.com

HOKA ONE ONE understood from the beginning that natural foot motion was extremely important for uniformity of stride. They incorporated minimum drop geometry along with a rolling rocker design to promote consistent rhythm in the runner's foot strike. They engineered a unique performance midsole geometry that features a higher volume, softer density, and greater rebounding foam than standard running shoes. Along with maximal cushioning, this provides runners of all types with an energizing, stable ride.

 

Mention this Blog in-store and we'll happily fit you for the Hoka One-One Trainers specific towards your body's needs using our STRIDESMART FITTING PROCESS.

 

 

Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


RUNNING CLASS ANNOUNCED IN ST. PETE October 01, 2014 11:00

St. Pete Running Company is hosting another round of our popular Running Classes.  Last time we did this back in June we instructed over 200 students to a more efficient running form. 65% of Runners will have an injury THIS YEAR! Don't become a statistic! A full description of the courses are below. These classes are open and informative and are a great tool to help you get started on your running journey. The cost to attend is $5 per class, and each participant will receive a $10 St. Pete Running Company  $10 Voucher to spend in our Running Store.

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Running 101.  Saturday, October 4th at 8:00 AM.  Also bring cash because we're having a coffee truck there from 7:00 - 10:00!   RSVP to our Facebook Event

Description:  If you've never run 1 mile in your life, this class is for you! This is for beginner to intermediate runners who want to learn the basics of proper run technique. We start with how to put your foot on the ground, and continue on from there. Like everything else we do, this is meant to be a friendly and non-intimidating class which will be perfect for the non-runner. The whole class will last approximately 1 hour and there won't actually be much running involved.  We will be outside moving around, so bring a bottle of water and wear your running shoes. The end result is that you will leave the class with a strong understanding of what's required to run efficiently.

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Running Refresh Class. Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 AM. RSVP to our Facebook Event

Description:  Come to this class if you can't make Saturday's class or if you've already taken one of our classes in the past and just want to freshen up on your running technique. The class will be designed for beginner to intermediate runners and we will go over how to run more efficiently. Depending on class size we will break off into smaller group and work on some running technique drills.  This class will be a great reminder those who already "get it" as to why cadence, positioning and posture are important. Also by the end of this class you should know how to reduce the loading forces on your knees, hips and back and use your tendons more when you run.... (That's a good thing!)

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Running 201.  Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 AM. This class will last approximately 1 hour and we will be outside moving around. This builds on the foundations we learned in running 101. We will go over much of the Running 101 curriculum as well so if you missed class on Oct 4th, that's okay. This class will incorporate some running technique drills which are designed to help with positioning of your hips and legs. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate runners and is sure to be informative. Usually this is the biggest class we have when we run this course!

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Running 301. Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 AM. This is designed for beginners all the way up to advanced runners. Learn techniques and drills that elite runners incorporate into their everyday training regimen to become more efficient at running. We will build from what we learned in Running 101 and 201, and although prior attendance isn't required, it is certainly encouraged. 75% of this class is outside and the final 25% will be inside using foam rollers and body weight exercises. The end result is that you will have a daily routine and will have a thorough understanding of training practices which will improve efficiency

If you have any questions about this or any of our classes, please contact us via e-mail