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  • Treadmill Safety

    "Similarly, persistently running in the same manner reduces the variability of our individual stride "signature." Gradually, structures become overspecialized. When excess monotony, fatigue, soreness or injury reduce our ability to vary aspects of our stride, our capacity to disperse mechanical stress diminishes. Loading stress becomes focused on an ever decreasing set of hot spots on -- bones, tendons and muscles -- and the risk of overuse injuries escalates. Conversely, when our variability ...

  • Fall/Winter 14 Pinterest Contest

    To celebrate our newest collection, we're giving away to one lucky person their favorite new color!

    Entry is easy. Simply follow us on Pinterest, pin your favorite new color from the New Fall Collection board onto your own fitness/health/running/fashion related board, and enter your information below.

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  • Socks or No Socks in SKORA?

    A common question we get about our shoes, is about your socks.

    We've designed our footwear to be as seamless and smooth inside as possible, all in an effort to reduce the potential areas for hot spots to develop on your feet.

    This also opens up the possibility to go sockless in our footwear, if one so desires.

    There are a number of benefits to wearing socks, because they may keep the...
    1) shoes cleaner by absorbing sweat.
    2) feet warmer in the winter since they can help insulate.
    3) feet ...

  • 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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    How to Warm Up

  • 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 ...

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Twitter

  • Interesting study! Training plan not essential to reap benefits of physical activity, you just have to get active. http://t.co/YyHPDJwoJI

    1 min ago

  • @organicrunmom Had a successful six month Maffetone block of training, a few years back, myself :)

    19 min ago

  • @cottageofstone It's feeling well?

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