Nike Roadrunner

The Roadrunner joined Nike’s lineup as a reasonably priced model that could get the job done. My collection ended up

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adidas Runner

The Runner followed in the footsteps of the SL-72/76 as a high mileage daily trainer with a breathable synthetic upper.

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Puma Sprint

As the name suggests, this was a sprint shoe. For my purpose they were entirely used for hurdle races sans

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EB Lydiard Marathon

The Lydiard shoes were a collaboration between German shoemaker Eugen Brütting and the legendary New Zealand coach Arthur Lydiard. Beginning

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Lydiard Road Runner

The collaboration between Eugen Brütting and Arthur Lydiard was a brilliant partnership. Each bringing value to the running world. The

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Karhu Steeplechase

The Karhu brand from Finland, has been around more than 100 years. I spent a summer there traveling, running, shopping,

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Puma Claw

The ban of the Puma Brush spike and subsequent 200 meter world record being disallowed, caused the engineers, technicians, cobblers,

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Nike Nylon Cortez

The Nylon Cortez was Nike’s first departure from the Onitsuka line, offering a nylon version of the leather standby –

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adidas Country

The Country was introduced in 1973 as an all around running shoe, more attuned to the changing ideas about Running

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Nike Obori

The Obori was a new shoe for Nike that saw its debut at the Boston Marathon, where Jon Anderson won

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adidas Saturn

My first pair of spikes was the Saturn by adidas. Like our Cross Country shoes of the time, our spikes

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adidas Mexicana

The Mexicana was the first of a trio of suede “trainers,” running shoes designed for both track and off track

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