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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.


THESE TOP GIFT IDEAS ARE HOT! December 24, 2019 22:21

Need Gift Ideas for the Holidays?

We've Got You Covered!

At St. Pete Running Company, we've got a variety of gifts for the athlete in your family or group of friends.

 

Why Aftershokz Headphones are a HOT Gift Idea

Bluetooth headphones with bone-conducting technology = a great gift for the runner/walker/cyclist/swimmer on your list!

  • Connects to any smartphone with Bluetooth
  • Bone-conducting technology is safer because the listener can still hear other sounds (Seriously! Test these out in our store.)
  • Each model is super light-weight, stays put, and is sweatproof
  • There's even a model for swimmers that stores up to 4GB of audio

 

Why Goodr Sunglasses are a HOT Gift Idea

Polarized Sunglasses with a variety of styles = a great gift for anyone!

  • Polarized
  • Comfort fit
  • Scratch resistant
  • No slip or bounce
  • Tons of color options!

 

Why Oofos Sandals are a HOT Gift Idea

Women's

Men's

A sandal with arch support that's great for recovery = a dream come true for feet everywhere!

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Arch support
  • Engineered for recovery
  • Shock-absorbant foam
  • So light they float!
  • Variety of color options

 

The Tried and True Gift Card is a HOT Gift Idea

A Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company = a winner every time!

  • A personal touch that says you know how much your family member or friend enjoys to walk, run, or workout
  • Personalize the amount you'd like to give as a gift
  • Simplify the shopping and let your family member or friend pick exactly what they want
  • Our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process will ensure that they are able to select the running and/or walking shoes that are just right for them!

 

 

Bought Shoes Before? We Can Look You Up!

If you've bought shoes from St. Pete Running Company before, we can look up exactly what model and size you purchased!

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, St. 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.


WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THIS SHOE COMPANY? October 25, 2019 08:00 25 Comments

Newton Running Shoes

What's Up With Newton Running These Days?

These running shoes are here to stay! After some rocky stops and starts, Newton Running is going strong. We have 3 reasons to love this running shoe brand, and if you've never tried Newton, we suggest you stop by our store and check it out.

Where Newton Has Been

  • Remember when the natural running trends first started circa 2008? Newton helped start that trend.
  • A rocky point occurred when part of the company was purchased by a venture capitalist who wanted to make the brand mainstream. That didn't work out.
  • One of two original founders, Jerry Lee, purchased back Newton and has helped resurrect them.
  • Newton has since returned to its roots: focusing on a springy, lightweight shoe that dedicated runners revere.
 

3 Reasons to Get Your Feet in Newton

1. BREATHABLE UPPER & LIGHTWEIGHT - Newtons are designed with a roomy toebox and breathable materials. While the POP platform has a great cushioning system, the shoes are more lightweight than similar competitors.

2. POP PLATFORM - Unique to Newton running shoes, the POP platform gives that springy push-off from the midfoot. It helps quicken your cadence so you have less contact with the ground. The level platform encourages better posture while harnessing the elastic recoil of your lower legs and fascia. Meaning you're quicker off the ground, too.

3. ENCOURAGES MIDFOOT STRIKE - The POP platform is designed to cover the midsole of your foot, and so the push-off is most beneficial when runners land on the midfoot and then give a "kiss" with the heel briefly touching the ground. Keep in mind there is no right or wrong in midfoot versus heel striking when your overall form is correct (knees are over your feet from the side view for example). We recommend a StrideSmart shoe fitting at our store to check your stride.

 

Women's Gravity 8

Women's Fate 5

Men's Gravity 8

Men's Fate 5

Proud to Carry Newtons Since 2014

Since day one, St. Pete Running Company has carried Newton running shoes in store. 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.

We're excited for you to try it!

Buy Newtons 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.


3 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT SUNNY RUNNERS KIDS RUN CLUB September 30, 2019 11:33 48 Comments

Let's Celebrate Kids Running!

Sunny Runners

Kids Run Club

When: Starting October 6th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM with Weekly Practice through November 10th (See Schedule Below)

Where: Various Locations in St. Pete (See Schedule Below)

Who: Kids Ages 4-12

Cost: $40 per child for the Kids Run Club or $60 for all 6 weeks with Race Entry for St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Race (weekly drop-in rate $10)

Goal Race: St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids (various distances according to age)

SIGN YOUR KIDS UP ONLINE

We're teaching kids great running form to be an efficient runner and making it fun! The experts at St. Pete Running Company want to inspire your kids to live an active and healthy lifestyle. This will be a fun, action-packed class that will help your little ones an appreciation and life-long love of running. We will teach your little stompers the necessary skills for running such as cadence, stride length and pacing, using our FAST system: Frequency, Alignment, Stability, & Timing are the keys to their success.

 - Parents are invited to join in at no charge.  If you would like to help coach contact St. Pete Running Company.

- These classes are outside - please have children wear sunscreen, bug spray, and comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle.

- Kids will be broken into groups by age for training

- We will also teach how to make a few simple kid friendly healthy snacks

- There will be a focus on a positive characteristic trait each week


Three Things to Love About Kids Running Class

  1. ENCOURAGES A LOVE OF RUNNING - We can equip kids with tools for success, but the best thing we can teach them is that running is fun!
  2. GIVES MOM AND DAD TIME TO RELAX - Parents are welcome to join in, but can also sit back and relax while your kids get to spend some energy!
  3. EVERYONE WINS - When your kids enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle, they will begin to understand the value of maintaining that lifestyle for years to come. And we believe kids are the future, so we want to encourage them! Each class includes a snack at the end, and parents receive a $10 Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company. Win/Win!

 

 We Can't Wait to Get Started!

SIGN UP ONLINE TODAY

Training Schedule:

All practice sessions will be on Sundays from 2-3pm

October 6 – Lake Vista Park - 1401 62nd Ave. S.

October 13 – Fossil Park - 6635 Dr MLK Jr. St. N.

October 20 – Northwest Park - 5801 22nd Ave. N.

October 27 – Campbell Park - 601 14th St. S.

November 3 – Gladden Park - 3901 30th Ave. N.

November 10 – Crescent Lake Park - 1320 5th St. N. (NOTE: Nov 10th will be our CELEBRATION RUN, with a race for the kids)

SATURDAY - November 16 – St. Pete Run Fest PeliKids Races

*If you include this in your registration* PeliKids Finisher's will also receive a Medal and a race T shirt to celebrate their accomplishment

 

 

 

 

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