Friday, September 25, 2009

The Bird Love

Ya know, we really think the Akron Marathon is one of the most exciting and well organized events around. In fact, if you look a the numbers, its popularity is growing at such a steady rate it has the potential to eclipse its northern counterpart in the not to distant future. So best of luck to all of our friends, customers and family members who will be out there to brave "The Bird"! In honor of the big race I thought it might be fun to think of the top 5 things we at Fleet Feet love about the Akron Marathon. Enjoy the run.

5. The blue line - runners, you know what I mean...
4. The Sand Run leg of the Relay
3. The Relay and its huge popularity (it sold out at 2000 relay runners for the first time!)
2. The grand finish in Canal Park
1. Executive Race Director Jim Barnett personally shaking hands with and thanking every single finisher of the race. Talk about a classy move for a classy race!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Birthday Sale

So this is your best chance to get the best deals of the entire year! We really pull out all the stops on this day and offer the most insane deals!

Come by, check out all of the new Fall/Winter apparel, footwear and accessories!

HAppy hour is a new addition this year, how can you go wrong with a few drinks while hanging out and shopping at FF! Also, get you last minute BBQ fix from 12-2 while we have the grill hot and turning out some good eats! Hope to see you all out on 10.10.09!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baby Runner

Oh baby baby!

Stay tuned!...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Compression Socks

Lance and Robin Williams love The Tour and compression socks! He wears them post race and so should you! Funny stuff!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Run with Us!

Just a quick reminder...

Wednesday night runs from the store
6:15 pm, trails in the summer, roads in the winter

Sunday morning trail runs
8:00 am, different trail heads around the CVNP.

Call or email the store to get added to our weekly run Yahoo Group to get all of the info!

Great running, great friends and great food (after the run)

Hope to see you soon!

Monday, July 6, 2009

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Few More Cool Products

I forgot to mention two products that we got in recently that are really something to check out. First the Nike Free 5.0!

Now this isn't a brand new shoe but it is new for us and we are excited. The Free is such a unique shoe because it is not really built to actually run in more than once maybe twice a week. The key to this shoe is the wear it around casually throughout several days and it will actually make your feet and ankles stronger. It's is built to simulate walking barefoot on grass, to allow the foot to bend and flex naturally. This will make the foot stabilize itself over time and make you stronger! But remember! Not a lot of running in this shoe! Think of it as more of a training tool, not a running shoe! The Nike Free 5.0 at Fleet Feet, for you to try! Check them out!

Next we have the Oakley Jawbone (my over all favorite new product of 2009)...if you follow the blog you will remember me mentioning these a while back when i first saw them on the faces of a few pro cyclist in the Giro back in May. Oakley has always been quite revolutionary with their shades and designs but these, i am convinced, are a milestone in optical design, ease of use, lens function, and all around sweetness.

Here is the deal. I could do my best to explain to you why they are so awesome. How the lenses are super easy to switch and how they are so light you forget your wearing them. Then I could tell you how they come with two sets of lenses, a hard case, and a cleaning bag, and how they actually have a hinge on them to making replacing the lenses easier than ever and without visual distortion. I can tell you that the lenses are vented and fit perfectly with a helmet or under a running visor. Yeah, i could...but what i really should do is tell you to watch this: