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Div comm.jpgAs many of you know, DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATIONS purchased The RUNNING EVENT and THE 50 BEST STORES IN AMERICA, among other assets, from Formula 4 media, the founders of TRE, and THE 50 BEST STORES IN AMERICA. Both events changed the trade and running channel. Here's the official press release.

We are posting new reviews of this season's top cross country racing shoes, as the coming weeks are huge for cross country sales. The four shoes that we are posting today are great shoes for the 580,000 high school boys and girls about to race this coming 2018-19 season.
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New Balance XC 7 Spikeless $65

This is the review of the New Balance XC 7 Spikeless, fine cross country shoes from New Balance , a company that has a long tradtion in making fine cross country acing shoes. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: New Balance XC 7. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, please go to www.runningproductreviews.com.

IMG_7416.jpgThe Sports Training Center that includes a basketball and volleyball court, fitness center, batting cage, showers and locker rooms, photo by Jeff Benjamin

IMG_7417.jpgRyan Hall photo, photo by Jeff Benjamin

IMG_7418.jpgLoLo Jones photo, photos by Jeff Benjamin

ASICS is one of the oldest and finest companies in the performance running business. It is also the birthplace of Nike as Onitsuka (now ASICS) distributor in Western US was Blue Ribbon Sports, which became Nike. Jeff Benjamin visited their former US HQ, now a marketing center. Here's his story:

SauconyKinvara9.jpgSaucony Kinvara 9 $110

This is the review of the Saucony Kinvara 9 , an updated shoe from Saucony. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: Saucony Kinvara 9. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, go to www.runningproductreviews.com.

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Skechers GoRun Ride 7 $95

This is the review of the Skechers GoRun Ride 7, a new shoe from Skechers. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: Skechers GoRun Ride 7. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, go to www.runningproductreviews.com.

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Altra Duo $130

This is the review of the Altra Duo, a new shoe. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: Altra Duo $130. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, go to www.runningproductreviews.com.

Isaac Alvear, aka Ike Alvear has been named the new 361 Degrees Head of Sales. Isaac is a long time running brand professional. We are happy to see Isaac with 361 Degrees, one of our favorite new brands. In some of the newer brands, just like the old days, human capital is key. Each person plays a big role, and as some of the larger brands forget, with some success, that still, in running, it is one shoe sale at a time.

Watch the running brand team in their booths. The ones that listen, ask questions, and spend time with the consumer are the ones that get it. Isaac Alvear is one of those. He is a shoe geek, and we annoint him with that title as a badge of honor.

Best wishes Isaac!

Also, thanks to Heather Spears, one of our favorite PR people. If PR peeps want to get a publishers attention, send release, photos, logo, all in jpeg. Surprising how we work with pr teams that know how to assist media, who have much less time than four years ago.

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IMG_0023-1200x900, Danielle Shanahan.jpgDanielle Shanahan, photo courtesy of HOKA ONE ONE

Danielle Shanahan finished 14th in her first US Championships as a professional athlete. Danielle ran the 5000 meters in 16:09.56 in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday. Danielle is now running HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite.

361 sprinject.jpg361 Spinject, $110, photo courtesy of Running Product Reviews

The Spinject is a new shoe from 361 which veers from their previous offerings in several ways. The upper is the first 361 shoe to offer a knit construction, here with little stretch, which offers a measure of support, the heel being a more standard engineered mesh with welded overlays merging the two halves (rear quarter and vamp) together.

Hoka One One 7.jpgHOKA ONE ONE, photo by Mike Deering for The Shoe Addicts

Here's five exciting shoes that The Shoe Addicts, our digital partners, have filmed for 2018. The Shoe Addicts are the digital partners of RunBlogRun, and they meet with many of our brand partners. We asked them to pick five shoes that they found interesting for 2018.

Here you go!

Five Exciting Running Shoes:

1.Saucony Ride ISO
2.Reebok Floatride Run
3.Brooks Levitate
4.Puma Netfit
5.Hoka One One Clifton 5 (one of the new updates in this video)
To research running shoes, check out our partner, www.runningproductreviews.com.

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