Gear Advice

  • How to Run with a Dog*

    How to run with a dog.

    *that stops and pees every two minutes.

    You probably would not be here if your dog was such that he or she can run along with you on or off a leash without hindering your running groove.

    However, if your dog is the type that constantly loves to stop and smell or pee on the roses, here are a few tricks or tips to help your training.  Read More

  • Run Lock Review

    Run Lock Review

    This summer I was volunteering as a course marshall towards the finish of a tail run.

    I was waiting for all runners to come through and a lady who had ran passed already came coming up the trail, going the wrong direction.

    She frantically asked me if anyone had given me or mentioned a dropped key fob. I said no and she grudgingly continued back on the race course in search of her key.

    The Run Lock is designed to prevent this from ever happening.

    Read More
  • Combating Invasive Species

    Muddy shoes can spread invasive species

    Traveling to trail races, camping adventures, or road trips are common activities during the warmer spring, summer, and fall months.

    Much effort is spent planning these outings, however it's been my personal experience that I've spent very little time considering how my traveling to different parts of the country for these outdoor activities impacts the nature that I am enjoying.

    Luckily there are people who dedicate their days to protecting our environment from the threat of aggressive invasive species. One of them, SKORA Ambassador Erika E and supervisor of the Teton County Weed and Pest District has put together a list of ways you can do your part.

    You certainly do not have to do them all, but even doing a bit here and there has a positive impact on the local environments.

    Read More
  • Bare Minimum Gear Needed to Run

     

    Running is a pretty darn simple activity to participate in.

    Odds are you probably have everything you need to start, right now in your house.

    Let's break down the "necessary gear" into a few different levels. Read More

  • Athletic Brands You've Never Heard of

    Until now.

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  • How to Repair Technical Apparel

    How to fix technical running gear for cheap.

    It's always tragic when we spend a good amount of money on some great athletic or technical gear and they get damaged in some way.

    Here's a a quick, easy, and economic solution for when any of your apparel or gear is torn or ripped.  Read More

  • Cycling Shoes with Wide Toeboxes

    Cycling shoes for wide feet

    Our shoes are built with the belief in mind that shoes should not constrict the feet, but allow them to move naturally.

    This include an ample toebox so the toes can spread. This both improves stability but also decreases blister risk.

    While we do not make cycling shoes, we are occasionally asked about comparable bike or triathlon shoes. Below are some great recommendations for wide footed cyclists! Read More

  • Running Belts

    running belt review

    There are numerous running belts available. Here we take a look at a few choices:

  • Keep Your Phone Alive in the Cold

    Prevent your mobile from shutting off blog

    There's few things more frustrating than being what you think is an hour into your first long and very cold run of the winter, only to find out that your mobile phone that you were using as a GPS has shut down due to the cold.

    Does the run count if it wasn't tracked?

    What do I do now?

    Do I continue? Read More

  • Best SKORAs for Winter Running

    Best SKORAs for the winter.

    "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear choices."

    With winter upon much of the northern latitudes, winter gear selection must be considered.  Read More

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