Do your feet a favour and treat them to Feetures socks
Feetures have been the number one selling socks in USA specialty run stores for a few years running, and it’s not hard to see why. As Brisbane’s premier running store, intraining are following in these footsteps.
Feetures are also intraining’s best-selling sock brand. We stock a great range of their socks, which are available in three different thicknesses, different lengths and a fantastic array of colours. These socks are perfect not only for running, but any other active pursuits.
Features of Feetures?
Anatomically-designed fit around the toes provides the perfect fit for both your feet
Targeted arch compression promotes a snug, comfortable and secure fit to prevent friction and movement of the sock
Seamless construction eliminates irritation and friction
Nylon/spandex synthetic blend breathes exceptionally well and wicks moisture away from your feet to keep them cool and dry.
These fibres also ensure the socks hug and conform to your feet so there is no movement or bunching material to again eliminate friction
Heel tab and firm elastic around the ankle ensure the socks stay firm on your feet and don’t slip down into your shoes
Lifetime guarantee – the socks are of very high quality and exceptionally durable. They will maintain great fit and feel, and ensure your feet and comfortable for their entire lifetime, rather than deteriorating like other socks can tend to do.
The running season is almost upon us. It’s always important to keep your feet comfortable, so get yourself a pair of Feetures from intraining Running Centre, and give your feet that refreshing new sock feeling they’ve been longing for.
Feetures are available in a wide range of colours, lengths and styles, so there is something to suit everyone.
It is no secret that compression is a technology that has quantifiable benefits that can assist in helping muscles recover quicker, reduce fatigue and essentially enable your muscles to go harder for longer. With the myriad of different compression brands and technologies available it can often become confusing to figure out which brand and type of compression will work best for you. The three major players we have available in full length compression are; Skins, 2XU and CEP with their tailor made made of recovery compression tights, ‘CloneTec’.
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Check out our summary of benefits within each brand and how these may suit your preferred usage. Ranging from active usage through reduced muscle vibration passive usage such as sitting at work after a session with your recovery compression working its magic.
Skins Compression Technology
A400 Active range is designed for the active elite and fanatical amateur, those who ‘live’ in their Skins for more than 10 hours a week.
The new DNAmic and A200 ranges are designed with everyday sports men and women in mind (those who love their team sports or gym sessions) who train or compete for up to 10 hours a week.
The RY400 Recovery range is the essential kit to pull on after every training session to help reduce exercise induced muscle damage, so you can get back out there again faster.
2XU Compression Technology
2XU have long been in the industry and have a range of compression tights to suit various activities from activity through to specific recovery tights.
High impact activities
MCS results in up to 2 x less muscle damage
9% greater endurance, 33% improved recovery
Manufactured from 3D body scans.
Medium impact activities
Made to suit BMI ranges.
Ultimate recovery benefits helping circulate blood improving rate of recovery.
Higher level of compression vs Elite and Performance range.
Full compression from waist through to toe.
Ice-X tech results in improved breathability and reduced body temperature.
Same as the performance compression but keeps you 2 degrees cooler.
CEP Compression Technology
Clone Tech – Made to measure
Made to measure (tailor made from 15 anatomical measurement points)
Compression from your toes to your waist
Seamless leg compression
Circular knit design and ultra-thin breathable fabric
Graduated compression resulting in more at the ankle and reduces towards the heart
Made in Germany
Keen to find out more about CloneTec? Join us for the free information evening on Thursday 27 April at 7pm at intraining Running Centre, Milton. Click here to find out more
Whether following a hard race, a long training run or a hard workout, compression garments can facilitate recovery and reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.
If you are still unsure about how to select the best compression for you, visit us at intraining Running Centre and we can help compress you and maximise your potential.
As the weather cools in Queensland, it signifies the start of cross country season. It is time to get off the road and get in touch with nature, lose the watch and enjoy running in a new environment. Cross country events in Queensland occur every week from April until September and is a perfect way to build strength and take the boredom out of often monotonous road running.
Whilst your standard training and racing shoes will certainly do the job on a cross country course, they will not offer you the same level traction or comfort as a cross country waffle. You will be left slipping and sliding around the course (even in dry conditions). Try something different this winter and try a waffle.
Key differences between waffle and training shoe
Waffle is lighter weight offering easier pickup on hilly courses leaving your legs less fatigued
Waffle has a specific waffle like sole with firmer rubber compound to ensure greater traction in all conditions
Waffle is lower profile to the ground providing more stability on uneven surfaces found offroad
Waffle provides a more ‘connected’ feel with the ground allowing easier maneuverability over uneven surfaces and engaging more foot muscles
Upper of a waffle is hard wearing mitigating the impact of stray sticks, roots and rocks which may tear mesh from standard training shoes
A waffle does not feature motion control or added stability for over pronation, like a standard training shoe
How should a waffle fit?
Should fit more snug compared to your training shoe
Little to no extra width, ensuring your foot is encased closely
New Saucony waffles in store
Saucony Carrera XC Mens Waffle – $99.95
Break away from the pack and let loose in the Saucony Carrera XC. Now featuring a light ISOFIT upper, this cross country flat provides an unmatched fit for race day. A durable carbon rubber outsole offers torsional rigidity and the unrelenting traction need to perform at an elite level.
Saucony Shay Womens Waffle – $99.95
The demanding conditions of the XC season can be conquered with the lightweight Saucony Shay XC 4 Waffle. With a lightweight upper designed to fit like a track spike and an aggressive cross country outsole built for ultimate traction, this performance XC waffle will help you dominate your next cross country.
If you are looking to run some cross country this winter, make sure you visit intraining Running Centre. We have a wide range of new cross country spikes and waffles ranging from kids through to adult sizes to suit both men and women.