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  • Shoes and Injury

    "Are your shoes good for people with heel problems?"

    This is a rather common question asked of us here at SKORA.

    You can replace "heel problems" with shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or any other possible injury.

    Now the answer is, as it usually is, it depends.

    People are often very quick to blame their shoes, and that's understandable. For years shoe companies have been touting their products as a cure-all for any injury. However, it may be the case that most of the time injuries have little ...

  • Road Repetitions

  • To Use Insoles or Not?

    Some runners prefer less. Others, more.

    Some prefer none at all, while even more prefer as much as they can get.

    Whether you prefer your insoles thick or thin, in or out, there’s no question that such a decision is an important one.

    When I was first introduced to SKORA, I couldn’t stand the insole. Coming from nearly two years in those funky toe shoes, the mere 4mm in the SKORA FORM felt squishy and a little bit like cheating. But as I ran more and more and further and further, I came to ...

  • Obstacle Course Racing in SKORA

    Every athlete evolves.

    When I started running 10 years ago, my first run was in street shoes.

    I was a complete novice, but also a quick learner readily listening to my body . And in this case, my feet were telling me “please buy a pair of running shoes.” With little thought, I bought the first pair I saw at the store.

    Not long after lacing up my new sneakers, the evolution continued and I started signing up for trail running races. My love for the sport quickly grew as did the race ...

  • The early miles

    It takes 10-30 minutes to "get into" a run.

    Early on in a workout you've not found your groove yet. 

    However instead of looking at those first few miles with distain, consider them an insight on how long of a warm up you should be taking before workouts such as track sessions, tempo runs, or races!

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  • Best SKORAS for the Trail

    While we do not make trail specific shoes, do have a couple models that will be perfectly adequate for all but the most wet and muddy trails, and even then you may be good.

    The characteristics of trail shoes that most distinguish them from road shoes are more prominent lugs and rock plates to protect the bottom of the foot from sharp stones.

    When we are asked about trail running and our shoes, the two models that are generally recommended will be Core and Form.

    Both of these shoes feature our ...

  • How to stay active on vacation

    We asked our Ambassadors for their best advice for staying active while traveling, here's what they had to say. Leave us your favorite advice in the comments section!

    Geoffrey Alonso
    Exercise first. So you have the day to spend doing the fun things.

    Tyler Hurst
    Be selfish and plan your day around your workout. Like Geoffrey said, it's way easier for everyone to do it first.

    Jeremy Sanders
    Use the boardwalk at the beach early in the morning before the bicycle traffic takes over.

    Adam ...

  • How to run Every Day

    Run Streaking is becoming ever more popular.

    Runner's World has a Memorial to Independence Day 1 mile a day streak. And news just came out that the longest known US streak of 45 years is coming to a voluntary end in July.

    There are various reasons for wanting to run every day.

    Maybe you feel this will lead to improvements in your running by having more weekly volume. Perhaps you simply enjoy the feeling after a run and feel like your day is missing something without that. Or maybe your ...

  • A Message From Our Founder

    To our runners,

    In just two short years, SKORA has become something greater than we ever imagined, and none of this would be possible without you. Thank you for sharing our passion for running, for telling your friends about us, for being our loyal customer and joining the SKORA community.

    Since launching in early 2012, SKORA has become an award-winning, global footwear brand. Our team has been laser-focused and fanatically dedicated to delivering on our mission:
    To elevate and enhance the ...

  • How to Pick Running Shoes

    "A good shoe cannot help you win races or run faster, but a shoe not fit for your running needs or foot shape can no doubt impede your ability to run well."

    How to pick the optimal shoe for you may be one of the most misunderstood aspects of running.

    For years it was standard practice to go into a specialty running store and have the employees examine your feet for how they are shaped and in what way they move.

    You've likely experienced this. Barefooted, you walk back and forth or stood ...

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