Thursday, November 01, 2007

A date with the SINISTER

I had a date with the SINISTER this morning for a 6k run. While I always wanted to get a pair of light weight trainer cum racer for myself, I watched a video pre-launch of this shoe sometime in mid 2007. The video and the preview got me really excited about the SINISTER at that time.

As I was not in a hurry to get it and my pace is not as fast as I wanted, I can actually afford to wait for its customer release in USA sometime during the August time frame. It reaches the Malaysia soil sometime in Sept/Oct period and I decided to purchase it since the distributor that I am dealing with got the stock and is able to ship it down to KL.

Street price of the shoe is RM280 after discount and I would said this is a wonderful light weight trainer for me after today's workout. The color of metallic blue was also very striking and give me the roar of a light weight trainer cum racer. Weighing just a bit over 10 oz, the SINISTER is the ideal light weight trainer cum racer for me in running future 10ks and 21ks, and maybe taking it for a stroll in a 42k race!!!!

Although the shoe does not look too cushy, but once I ran in it I actual felt the solid cushioning as I landed on the tarmac. It gives me just the right cushioning for my run and just not add extra weight to it. With the introduction of Flexion Ride Technology, it actually gives me the lift off in a very much more responsive manner. The SINISTER also gives a good fit feeling and does not have too much unwanted space in between my feet and the shoe itself. That is actually extremely important for a light weight trainer cum racer to give one that good fit feeling and the responsive transition from the heel to toe. I will definitely take the shoe out for a longer run (20k) to test out how it perform and its responsiveness when I am on the road longer. But I have this confidence that it will still pass with flying colors.

Overall I am very happy with the SINISTER and will dare to make recommendation to anyone out there who is on the lookout for a new pair of light weight trainer cum racer.

Technology writeups
Introduction Flexion Ride Technology from Saucony. Sinister, a lightweight training shoe, incorporates a flexion plate to naturally propel runners onto their forefoot. The Sinister combines a great fit and responsive cushioning for a more efficient running gait. The injection molded EVA provides shock attenuation, responsive cushioning and durability. The visible rearfoot grid system provides superior cushioning and stability by centering the heel on impact. Breathable, moisture wicking, anti-odor and anti-microbial Ortholite® insole provides improved step-in comfort with rebound properties. The HRC Strobel board increases cushioning and step-in comfort.

Runner's World BEST DEBUT: Saucony Grid Sinister
RW: The new Sinister features a full-length plastic plate in the midsole that provides a smooth transition from heel-strike to toe-off. This design helps move you through the gait cycle more quickly for a more efficient toe-off. The plate and the durable carbon-rubber outsole makes the shoe firm, but the Sinister is not as stiff as you would expect, according to RW Shoe Lab tests. We recommend the Sinister as a racing shoe or trainer for efficient, average-weight runners.
Wear-testers Say: "Just enough cushioning for long runs but not so much that it added weight or bulk." --Cristen Miller, 24, Allentown
"The best tempo shoe I've ever worn." --Jose Brown, 50, East Lansing

Widths: Standard
Weight: 10.4 oz (M) 8.9 oz (W)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Special Promotion - Saucony Grid Omni 4

Saucony Grid Omni 4 Moderate (Mens Model)

Retail Price: RM299.00

Promotion Price: RM139.00

Running shoe built for the moderate over-pronator who requires a combination of cushioning and enhanced stability.
Awarded the prestigious Runner's World "Best Update" for June 2004, the Grid Omni 4 sports a supportive heel strike with a flexible and responsive forefoot and is available in varying degrees of stability.
Moderate Stability uses a responsive EVA base with a firm, stabilizing 2nd density post to provide a light, flexible and stable ride.
Multiple density compression molded EVA midsole provides cushioning and comfort.
Uni-Directional Mesh in the heel area of the collar lining to prevent heel slippage.
Blown, XT-900 and XT-1200 Carbon Rubber Outsole for increased durability and lightweight flexibility.
Open-weave mesh for increased breathability.
3M reflective material for night visibility.
Visible Grid System provides superior cushioning and stability by centering the heel on impact.
Forefoot HRC (High Rebound Compound) provides cushioning through the later stages of the gait cycle.
Midfoot Support Bridge keeps the foot neutral in the midfoot phase of the gait cycle.
Designed for mild to moderate over-pronators.
Shoe weighs 11.8 oz.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Special Promotion - Saucony Grid Acen

Saucony Grid Acen

Retail Price: RM259.00 (Women Model)

Promotion Price: RM129.00

- Running shoe built for the neutral to under-pronator who requires an enhanced cushioning.
- The Grid Acen is the running shoe for the masses.
- An HRC heel plug and Grid System provide maximum cushioning
- The Arch-Lock midfoot support keeps the foot centered through the gait cycle.

- Triangular lug design provides traction and cushioning.
- High gloss for night time visibility.
- Compression molded EVA midsole.
- Carbon rubber outsole with flex grooves.
11.10 oz.

Contact: or Choi (0193289083)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Special Promotion - Saucony Grid Jazz X

Retail Price: RM249.00 (Mens model)

Promotion Price: RM120 (offer while stock last)

The Saucony Grid Jazz X (ten) was given the "Best Buy" award by Runners World USA in their Spring Shoe Guide 2005. The Grid Jazz X offers the famous Saucony fit and feel, along with all the technology you would expect. The Jaxx X adds HRC to the heel strike area to cushion even more on the first impact with the ground. Again, the traditional Saucony triangular lugs are in place offering great grip on and off road. The Upper on the Grid Jazz X has also been upgraded, the supportive synthetic overlays hold the foot snugly, whilst the lightweight airmesh panels allow the foot to breathe.

Grid Jazz X Technology

Category: Cushioning
Last: Modified Contour EAS for biomechanical correction

Upper Technologies
Airmesh Upper for lightweight breathability

Midsole Technologies
EVA midsole for responsive cushioning
Rearfoot Grid for Stable Cushioning
Rearfoot HRC for responisive impact absorbtion
Forefoot HRC for dynamic toe-off
HRC Strobel Board for foot-in comfort
Midfoot Bridge for support

Outsole Technologies
XT600 rubber compound heelstrike
XT900 rubber compound rearfoot

Contact: or Choi (019-3289083)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Special Promotion - Saucony Fastwitch Speed

Normal Price: RM279.00
Special Promotion: RM100.00 (offer while stock last)

Customer reviews - Click Here

Running shoe (racer) built for the neutral to under-pronator who requires lightweight cushioning.
Geared towards efficient runners who perform shorter, faster paced races. The Fastwitch Speed strives for minimal weight while maximizing energy transfer properties. The Speed version features a low-profile outsole manufactured from a thin, firm carbon rubber, an extended midfoot bridge, and Grid Return.
Designed for under-pronators to neutral runners.
Compression molded EVA midsole is durable, lightweight, and provides responsive cushioning.
Grid return in forefoot provides cushioning and stability.
EVA midfoot support bridge keeps the foot neutral in the midfoot phase of the gait cycle.
XT-600 carbon rubber outsole offers outstanding abrasion and traction properties.
Shoe weighs 7.1 oz.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

NorthFace Cutback (Father's Day Promotion)

The North Face Cutback is a trail running shoe as well as suitable for mild trekking and hiking. Despite its trail running design, the shoe has a versatile X-2 cushioning in the forefoot and heel to equally enhance impact absorption on unyielding natural rock or cracked urban concrete. The North Face Cutback features a Roll Control medial heel wedge in the midsole to improve your stability, especially when your foot doesn't land exactly where you want it to. Blown rubber throughout the forefoot enhances the cushioned response without compromising the support of the injection-molded TPU shank insert. This is a great trail running shoe that won't trip you up if you decide to run within the boundaries of civilization.

Streamlined hybrid runner, with an emphasis placed on minimal seams and ultra breathability.
Highly breathable air mesh upper.
Abrasion-resistant and supportive synthetic nubuck mudgaurd.
TPU welded skeletal cage.
AgION™ anti-microbial lining.
Northotic™ ergonomically-designed multidensity footbed with AgION™ anti-microbial top sheet.
Scree gaiter compatible lets you secure a gaiter to the shoe for added protection from debris and moisture.
Soft Ride™ system for softer heel impact, stability, and cushioning.
De-coupled heel deflects pressure for softer heel impact.
Cored out heel pocket.
Heel and Forefoot X-2™ cushioning Heel & Forefoot X-2™ cushioning offer the best combination of durability, lightness and energy return.
Blown rubber forefoot crash pad.
Roll Control™ medial heel wedge.
Injection molded TPU shank insert enables the foot to flex comfortably while protecting against sharp rocks.
TNF Trail Grip™ rubber outsole for traction on varied and uneven terrain.

Promotion Price: RM210
Normal Selling Price: RM319

Promotion till end June while stocks last (only for Mens model)