Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Weekend Reads

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    We're always on the lookout for awesome articles to share with you.

    Here are some of our faves!

    Foot Strike Patterns in Tarahumara Runners Wearing Huarache Sandals vs. Conventional Shoes

    Run Blogger: Foot Strike Patterns in Tarahumara Runners Wearing Sandals vs Shoes

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    Run to the Finish: Understanding Body Fat - How to Measure, What it Means, and Why

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    Athletics Weekly: How to Look for and Combat Iron Deficiency.  

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    No Meat Athlete: Sleep Matters: 7 Ideas for Doing it Better 

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    Strength Running: 6 Experts on Running Form Cues, Fixes, and Technique Changes

  • 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Run on a Treadmill

    Florida

    The treadmill.

    Or the dreadmill, if you have such strong feelings.

    There are multiple reasons to get on the machine and do some work.

    However, below are five fantastic reasons to avoid the machine at all costs. The outdoors has far better views than you'll ever find at a gym, and it's open 24/7 on weekends and holidays.

    Kailua The Tetons People will think your crazy or awesome.
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  • SKORA Designer Interview

    Interview with SKORA designer Richard Kuchinsky.

    With the launch of the TEMPO, we'd like to introduce you to the mind behind the shoes!

    Please introduce yourself.

    My name is Richard Kuchinsky. I am the Owner/Principal of The Directive Collective, a design consultancy. I have been responsible for SKORA product and brand design since the very start. I’ve been in the footwear industry for more than 14 years and am also a runner.

    Give us a little background behind the birth of this shoe.

    TEMPO was created to offer a runner the perfect balance of cushioning, light weight and legendary SKORA fit, control and responsiveness.

    What was inspiring you as you designed the TEMPO?

    From the very start, TEMPO was inspired by innovative materials. Finding the right materials not only enables good performance in the final product, but influences the design as well. For example, the super lightweight breathable mesh used in the upper was custom made to allow the design to use a single piece, offering the perfect combination of breathability, stretch and durability.

    Head over to the blog for a cool Q&A with SKORA designer, Richard!If you have any other questions for Richard, feel free to comment!

    Posted by Skora Running on Monday, April 13, 2015

     Which color do you love to wear?

    Florescent Yellow. The brighter the better. Feels fast.

    How many miles have you put on your personal pair and where?

    I have had many different pairs throughout the testing process. Every time we make a change to the construction, materials, design, I get a new sample to put it through its paces. I’ve gone through about five different samples. Highest mileage on one single pair so far is about 250km on one of the pre-production samples.

    Interview with SKORA designer Richard Kuchinsky.

    Heard you’ve got a big year of running planned, what’s on the docket?

    I’ve got a few races already booked including the 30km Around the Bay Road Race (North America’s oldest road race), a half marathon in Vienna, Austria, the Sporting Life 10k and home favorite Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I have a few others I’m also considering including the San Francisco marathon, and Reykjavik marathon in Iceland. I am aiming for 2015 km in 2015 and I'm well on my way.

     What are you up to when you aren’t designing or running?

    Designing and running pretty much takes up all my time. When I’m not doing either, I’m probably eating or sleeping.

     Describe your dream shoe.

    My dream shoe is always the next one I’m designing. I can’t give away any future plans, but let’s just say the best shoe is one that you can wear in any situation.

     

    Do you have any questions for Richard? Comment below!

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    All the deets on the new TEMPO.Please feel free to comment below with any questions you may have!

    Posted by Skora Running on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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  • An Interview with our CEO

    Interview with David Sypniewski of SKORA Running

    You're not going to want to miss this!

    From how SKORA all started over a decade ago to what David has in his head for five years down the road.

    Thanks to our friends over at Running NW for the interview!

     

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