The new iteration of the Asics Nimbus 15 has landed for both men and women here at Good Sports. We have a couple of colors for both and are already starting to see them fly off the shelf. Stop by the store or visit us Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters to get a pair while they last!
There are a few updates to the shoe that fine tune the fit and feel. The midsole is now a system that Asics is calling FluidRide, this is made up of a top layer of very plush EVA foam, a bottom later of EVA foam in a higher density, with super soft gel sandwiched in between. This multi layer cushioning system improves the ride for an even better ride on the road. The upper has panels of stretch mesh that allow it to form to the foot instead of having points that pinch or are loose.
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Hey guys, we came across a great blog about gear recently by GearJunkie that you should definitely check out to stay on the up and up with the latest and greatest gear in the outdoor community. This blog covers everything from sleeping bags to sunglasses, along with most things in between. We really enjoyed the read around here and wanted to share the list with all of you out there!
Click here to take you to the list!
Once you’ve done that and you found a few things to add to your wish list (I know I did) check out our website or stop by the store an see if we can help to get you updated!
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As the minimal shoe has evolved over the past few years, we’re starting to see new development in areas other than the extreme minimal world that Vibram Five Fingers live in. Hoka One One is a company that took cushioning to a whole new level while still offering a minimal difference between the thickness in the heel and in the toe. This means that you still have a natural gait being promoted in shoes that have a 32mm cushion under the heel.
Because of the thickness in the midsole, Hoka can use a softer EVA than what most companies use for a softer ride. With the amount of cushioning under foot you also can go over just about any terrain and not deal with the usual fear of rock bruising or foot strain. Hoka One One shoes have found that they are able to reduce the striking force with each stride which in turn reduced the chances for injury and recovery time.
What you see above are two different shoes, first is the Stinson Tarmac. This is a road shoe with 32mm of cushion under the heel and 26mm of cushion under the metatarsal. This leaves only a 6mm drop that is significantly lower than that of most traditional running shoes. When you try the shoe on you can immediately feel the amount of cushioning with each step. The laces are in a kind of speed lace design that allow you to secure the excess under an elastic band. This makes taking the shoes on and off a ‘cinch’.
Next up is the Stinson Evo. This is built on the Stinson platform, which means the same midsole, with a more trail oriented outsole and upper. The outsole features direction spacific lugs that allow for traction across various terrain. With the amount of cushion under the foot, you don’t have a rock plate in the shoe, but with 26mm to absorb each hit, a rock plate is pretty much a moot point.
We’ve got both of the Stinson models in the store and ready for you to come try on! We’d love for you to stop by and try them on!
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We’ve been loving the innovation coming out of Black Diamond as far as illumination goes, and this new addition to the line is no exception. The ReVolt by Black Diamond is their new headlamp built on the same platform as the Spot and the Storm, but now rechargeable. The ReVolt comes with both alkaline as well as the rechargeable AAA batteries, and depending on which you’re using, you’ll get different lumen outputs:
You can see that even though the rechargeable AAA’s don’t give quite the lumen output that the alkaline do, but that’s still just as bright as the Spot! Built on the same platform as the Spot and Storm, that means that you have a focused, non-focused, and red light options. All three options are dimmable, rather than having separate high/medium/low settings which makes the lighting a bit easier to customize the output.
We’ve got these lights in now and on display for you to come in and check out.
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Alright Brooks fans, it’s time to update those old trail running shoes with the new Cascadia 8! This new update to the Cascadia line takes the cushioned trail runner you know and updates the upper for a more dialed in fit.
Brooks uses their BioMoGo with pockets of Brooks DNA in just the right places to maximize your cushion on the trail while giving you great traction over all types of terrain. Right now we have them stocked here at Good Sports! Stop by and try them on so you can hit your local trails with a whole new level of comfort!
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For those of you who don’t know, there’s a new version of the GoPro out. The Hero 3, which is available in three editions, is much smaller and lighter than its predecessors but still gives you the high quality video and ruggedness you’ve come to expect from the brand.
First up is the white edition of the GoPro Hero 3. This replaces what the first Hero was with 5MP photos, a photo burst and time lapse options as well as your 1080p HD video. In this, as with all the new cameras, WiFi is built in which allows you to either use a GoPro WiFi remote or your iPhone/iPad/iTouch/Android smart phone. Even though the new form factor of the camera has rendered all your old housings obsolete, you don’t have to worry about trying to remove that perma-stuck sticky mount from your kayak. All mounts are still compatible with the new cameras. As with the older editions of the GoPro you have a waterproof housing (up to 60 m) included. The nice upgrade is that this housing actually doubles as a dive housing which used to cost you an extra $50 to get your hands on.
Next up is the silver edition. This camera replaces the Hero 2, which means an upgrade to 11MP photos, better photo burst, and still your time lapse. The video is upgraded from the white edition in that you can shoot in the wider viewing angles in full HD as well as faster frame rates for some of the lower resolutions. Once again WiFi is included in the camera as well as the dive housing stock. The new cameras (in all editions) can now take up to a 64GB micro sd memory card which doubles the previous maximum capacity.
Last, but far from least, is the new crown jewel of the line. The black edition of the Hero 3 doubles most of the capabilities of the silver. Your photos get a bump up to 12MP but the photo burst takes those at up to 3x the frame rate. Time lapse is of course included but you also have a simultaneous photo + video feature. This allows you to set the camera to pull pictures while simultaneously taking video. You also bump up the resolution of the video to a maximum of 4k (better start looking for a new TV) in an ultra wide viewing angle. The black edition also boasts 2x better low light performance and a image processor that is twice as fast too. Normally you would have to get the WiFi remote separately but it is included for this edition alone.
We’ve just restocked on cameras and accessories so that you can bring back proof from all your outdoor, or indoor, adventures. Stop by the store or our website to either add to your collection of GoPro or start one!
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The new Brooks Pure Project shoes are finally being released and making an appearance here at Good Sports. Starting with the updates for the Pure Cadence and the Pure Flow, and with the rest of the line updates as well as a new addition, the Pure Drift, to come early 2013.
As with any shoe update we can see some great cosmetic changes to the shoes, but it’s not just form changes with this update. The Nav Band has been refitted to provide a better fit around the foot, but still wide enough not allow pressure points in any one spot. One of the great feature updates is a connected tongue along the outside of the shoe, preventing it from finding the most uncomfortable place in the shoe and insistently staying there.
For those of you familiar with the Pure Project line, you still have the BioMoGo and Brooks DNA combination in the midsole that keeps it super lightweight while still nice and cushioned. The updates that have been made are great and there are still more to look forward to with the release of the Pure Connect 2 and the new addition to the line, the Pure Drift! Stop by Good Sports today and try a pair on!
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