Friday, April 30, 2010

Newton + Injinji

From 1 to 31 May 2010, those who purchase any Newton running shoes will entitled to purchase a pair of Injinji toe-socks at RM35.00 (Retail Price: RM55.00 - Saving of RM15.00). Call/email Choi at 0193289083 or for promotion details.

Newton Trainer (Neutral / Stability)
Retail Price: RM645.00

Newton Racer (Neutral / Stability)
Retail Price: RM565.00

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saucony Fastwitch 4 aka The Golden Tiger

Quick Overview

The new Fastwitch 4 develops Saucony's very successful lightweight racing shoe one step further. The mesh upper has been upgraded again to improve comfort, moisture management and airflow. The shoe is now lighter than it's predecessor, but still offers the race day medial support of the previous Fastwitch 3.

Product Information:

  • Tap in to your body's explosive muscle fibers and propel yourself to victory. The Saucony® Grid Fastwitch 4 racing shoe is designed for the neutral and moderate over-pronator who requires a combination of cushioning and enhanced stability.
  • Features a lightweight stability shoe that's versatile enough for those fast training days to actual race day.
  • Air mesh upper for lightweight comfort and breathability.
  • Dual Density SSL (Saucony Super Lite) EVA - An advanced EVA midsole blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight.
  • EVA+ with XT-900™ carbon rubber outsole material for exceptional traction properties without sacrificing durability.
  • 7.00 oz.

Price: RM290.00

Review #1

More pictures of the Fastwitch 4 can be found here

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Off Season Promotion (Men Model)

Saucony Sinister - Light weight trainer
Promotion Price: RM230.00
Only 2 pairs left - US8.5 and US10.5

Saucony Tyoe A2 - Light weight racer
Promotion Price: RM230.00
Only 6 pairs left - US6, US7, US8 US8.5 (2) and US9

Monday, April 05, 2010

Zensah Calf Sleeve

Add some colors to your compression apparels. Put on your best color in your next race. Run well knowing that your calf are well protected yet brightening the entire race.

The Zensah Calf/Shin Compression Sleeve is a first of its kind which provides performance and comfort. The dual action sleeve is designed with direct input from athletic trainers and professional athletes resulting in the most effective compression sleeve to treat shin splints and calf pulls. The Zensah Calf/Shin Compression Sleeve not only treats injuries but is light enough to be used during workouts. The front of the sleeve is designed to prevent shin splints by incorporating the chevron pattern or inverted v. The chevron ribbing along the front helps support the muscles in the shin area thereby reducing the risk of shin splints. The deep groove ribbing also helps increase blood circulation getting oxygen to the muscles faster. The back of the sleeve provides support of the calf and Achilles. The pock and vertical line mimic the calf muscles. The Zensah sleeve is the only calf/shin sleeve which is anti-bacterial and moisture wicking while providing warmth and support. If you have a calf injury, calf strain, calf pain or have pulled a calf muscle you can't do without the Zensah Calf/Shin Compression Sleeve!

  • Anti Bacterial
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Compression for Lower Leg
  • Chevron Pattern Helps Prevent Shin Splits
  • Lessens Recovery Time
  • Sold as a pair

  • L/XL fits 5'4" and up with a length of 13"
  • S/M fits 5'4" and below with a length 11"
  • Measure from ankle to just below the kneecap for accurate sizing.

  • Selling price: RM175.00

    Thursday, April 01, 2010

    CW-X EXPERT compression tight (Review)

    Having used the 2XU compression and was very satisfied with it, I stumbled upon CW-X by Wacoal where a friend was telling me that CW-X is even more efficient. And when I got the chance to get hold of a pair of long tights, I decided to wear and give it a try in my 42k run during the recent ENR 2010.

    The first impression when I wore the Expert was I felt the material is thicker, hence it is also slightly warmer but not to the extent of having an uncomfort feeling. So from this perspective there is nothing to be concern of. It wont be too hot, trust me.

    In terms of the fitting, the size S fits me very well. So for any compression apparels, make sure u wear at least one size down from your normal running apparels. The tightness provide me with a very good feel that very muscle compartment were very well supported. The graphics design of the Expert plays a very important role from a support perspective. Its just not for design purposes and look good but were well positioned at all the key muscle areas.

    The most significant support is the "X" cross section on the knee area. Must ensured that your knee patella is centered on the "X" for maximum support for the knee and muscle zone around that area. When on the run, I felt that it holds the knee and its muscle very well, minimzsing any movement and hence reduce the production of lactic acid. Those who have knee problem or injury can finally eliminate using knee guard or knee belt. Just put the Expert on and immediately it gets to work and support your knee.

    Next area I will focus on is the support at the thigh area. If you take a closer look at the design of the Expert again, the graphics runs up along the ITB area (Iliotibial band) and all the way up to the hip/waist. And then another short extension towards the back of the thigh.

    First we take a look at the ITB area. Again when on the run, I felt the group of muscle fiber that runs along the outside of the thigh were well supported. Even when I started to increase my pace, I dont feel any strain at all. With the support and protection around the thigh area, it will definitely minimize the chances of having ITB injury when one perform tempo runs or speedwork. The short extension towards the back of the thigh is merely for extra support purposes to ensure that the surrounding area around the thigh (even at the back) are well protected to minimize cramps and injury (after prolong workout)

    The graphics then goes all the way down to the calf area and this is very obvious that its meant to support the calf muscles. The support and protection is reasonably well but my preference is that the construction of the graphics can be tigher (to my liking) But dont get me wrong here as the support of the muscle still works extremely well during my run.

    The last piece I need to inform is that the elastic band around the waistline. It does help to provide some form of lumbar support. Hence one may not experience back sore while on a long run.

    Overall I find that the CW-X Expert is able to cover and support almost all of the critical muscle zones from waist downwards till the calf area. As I said earlier, the "X" cross section is important during fitting and if one had a wrong sizing that would result in the "X" slipping upwards or downwards. On another note, the graphics constructions of the CW-X Expert are targeted for runners seeking support for their knees, meaning that they can train on long distances without using knee guards or knee belts. Efficient runners may want to stick to 2XU.

    This brief review only covered the time when I use it during a run or training. The next review will be on post training or race recovery where I will wear it during my sleep. This part is as important too as speeding up post race muscle fatigue recovery is key to our performance in the next workout.