Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Don't Wear Running Shoes Casually

    While wearing running shoes casually does not wear out the sole like running on in them well, it's important to know that walking, hiking, and standing in your shoes still can shorten their lifespan.

    Running can wear away the outsole due to the friction and movements of the shoes against the ground. This also slowly compresses the midsole in certain locations over time.

    Walking and standing in your shoes will not wear away the sole nearly as much as running, but it still can compress the sole and damage the upper due to the bending and flexing of the shoe during walking.

    We certainly like to wear our shoes casually as well as during training, and if you do this it's simply important to realize that they're not going to last as long as if you'd have a separate pair for your everyday wear.

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  • How to Run in the Heat

    Temperature Pace Adjustment

    With the summer months approaching, many of us will be experiencing warmer temperatures soon.

    Just as the seasonal cooling require a different approach to outdoor training, the warmer months require some training and mindset modifications.

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  • Shoe Characteristics

    SKORA Shoe Characteristics

    While we do feel our shoe design and layout is much more simple than that of most running shoe brands, some explanation may still be necessary for new customers.

    Below you'll find a bit of a breakdown of the options, to hopefully help you select your new pair. It is important to always remember that no matter what anyone else has to say, the best shoe for you is going to be the that's most comfortable and fits your needs most optimally. These are just suggestions!

    And of course, we're always available via email and often through the live chat here at the website if you have any questions!

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  • Grete Waitz


    Grete is a legendary athlete, who started as a promising young runner in Norway, became a world record holder, and went on to win the New York City Marathon nine times!

    On this date in 2011, Grete passed away from cancer.

    Below are some of our favorite quotes, to give you a peak into the type of person and athlete she was.  Read More

  • Post Race Event Recap

    Race recap

    You spend months training specifically for the big race.

    It takes minutes to hours for the race to start and come to its completion.

    The greatest disservice you can do to the time and energy that went into the training and execution of this event is to not analyze, learn, and grow from what you did.

    Below, you'll find a post-event questionnaire. Feel free to fill it out and submit it below to have myself respond back or copy the answers to ponder for yourself!

    Kyle @ SKORA

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  • Best Running Related Podcasts

    Best Running Podcasts

    For the long treadmill run in the winter to the summer commute to work, podcasts are incredible ways to pass the time and learn more about your interests.

    Below are a number of our favorite subscriptions.

    If you have more to add, please link to them in the comments! Read More

  • Your Reading Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

    Your reading guide to plantar fasciitis.

    If you're suffering from this issue, below are some of our favorite articles on the subject!

    Please share any you may also have, or any general advice you've used to heal your plantar fasciitis issues, in the comments!

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  • What to say when someone doesn't like running

    What to do when your spouse doesn't like to run


    Nothing at all.

    Instead, you show them how you like running, what it does for you, and how much it improves your life in whatever ways it may. Read More

  • Transitioning to New Running Shoes

    New SKORA Tempos

    "I've never used your shoes and am hoping to get them this week, since I have a marathon on Sunday."

    That is a direct quote from a potential customer, and causes me much concern.

    One of my golden rules as a runner is that any change in your running routine be done gradually with extreme care.

    Even a new pair of the same shoe model you've been running in for five hundred miles, needs to be transitioned in to.

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  • Best Run Plan / How to Format Your Week

    How to schedule your training over a week.

    There is no best training schedule.

    What there is, is better or worse plans based on your unique work/life schedule, fitness level, and needs.

    The best training plan should follow the runner, and that most likely means a personal coach. If this is not an option for you, a training plan will be a good choice. Whether this is one out of a book that you follow or a self-made plan, again, the best one is going to optimally fit your schedule and abilities.

    If you need ideas on how to format, remember these are rough guidelines. You can and should customize them to fit your needs. For example, higher mileage runners may need less full days off and lower mileage runners can change short distance run days for full rest days.  Read More

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