Sunday, January 31, 2016

SAXX Underwear Review - the Vibe

I tested a pair of the Saxx Vibe at the St. George City Half Marathon, and received a pair of the Kinetic and Subzero to try. From the Saxx website: "Developed by an athlete and avid outdoorsman, SAXX Underwear was founded with a mission to revolutionize the core staple of every wardrobe." I really enjoyed the Vibe, even with the comfort fit it was the perfect underwear for beneath my tights in the 35F day for the Half Marathon. Here are closeup views of the mesh support panels and the boxes for the Kinetic and Subzero. I'll be testing them soon, so stay in the loop. More info: and

Friday, January 29, 2016

Heat Molding Salomon Spikecross Winter Running Shoes

I've been wearing the Salomon Spikecross winter running shoes with carbide spikes for several years, but sadly my feet have grown longer and wider with age and miles. I didn't want to throw them away, so here I'm showing you an experiment, hopefully successful, to heat mold them, similar to how you heat mold Edea figure skates, La Sportiva and Scarpa climbing boots, etc. The Salomon Spikecross is based on the Speedcross family and also includes the Snowcross.

Salomon Spikecross winter trail running shoes with spikes and Icebug insoles

Salomon Speedcross 4 - coming soon!

Salomon Spikecross on a mountain in Colorado

Be warned though, that this might not work for all running shoes, and could cause permanent harm to them or you. Please use common sense and make an intelligent decision.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Icebug Insole unboxing

I recently returned from the 2016 Winter Market, the ORShow in Salt Lake City. While there I got the opportunity to check out and test a pair of the ICEBUG Slim/Medium Insoles with Arch Flex System Technology. Check them out on AMAZON. Running shoe insoles with energy return zones improvement over stock insoles.

Icebug is well known for their winter footwear and trail running and orienteering shoes. It was a real pleasure to check out their products for the coming year at the Outdoor Retailer show. If you enjoy winter footwear as much as I do, check out the following suggestions.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Feetures Max Cushion Elite Socks Review

Feetures foot shaped supportive Max Cushion Elite no-show tab socks pre-review. Coming soon from Feetures a sock for running if you prefer a thicker sock than their ultra-thin elite sock while still providing the same level of support in a foot shaped no-show tab sock. More info and

If you like a great sock for running and other athletic endurance events, check out these suggestions:

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Unboxing

Suunto Ambit3 Peak with heart rate for training data you need to achieve your sports performance best. Now with Bluetooth connectivity for pods, sensors, smartphones and apps.

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Check out the Ambit3 line from Suunto here:

Unboxing the Wahoo Blue SC Bike Speed and Cadence Pod

The Bluetooth/Ant+ Bike Speed and Cadence Pod from Wahoo, to connect with Garmin, Suunto and other apps to measure the speed and cadence wirelessly from your bicycle while indoors on the trainer or outdoors on the road. More info at and