New Shoes for 2011

One can dial in the perfect fit with Salomon's new technology called Sensiflex—a soft, stretchy liner inside the shoe is welded, smooth and light which allows for foot flex in critical areas as the foot changes shape during run and added support. The perfect combo of foothold and freedom. Also the shoe has a progressive flex and return made of three different compounds to absorb shock, return energy and durability. This improved heel-to-toe transition also creates better runability.  XR Crossmax Guidance is a training shoe for high mileage runners needing motion control and stable cushioning in a light weight shoe. This is Salomon’s answer for specialty run---with three patents perfecting the GRIP, FIT and RIDE this One can shoe provides the best of both running and trail running needs. This pronation-specific shoe has interior medial reinforcement on to push the foot back to neutral. With more material on the arch and stitched Sensiflex makes this shoe extremely stable.

Features are based on the  XR Crossmax Neutral.


  • 280G/9.9 OZ (SIZE 7 US)
  • 320G/11.3 OZ (SIZE 9 US)


  • Friction free lace eyelet
  • Sensifit
  • Lace pocket
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Sensiflex
  • Quicklace
  • Women’s specific last
  • Stretch air mesh
  • Midsole: Molded EVA
  • Outsole: Contagrip LT • Contagrip HA • OS Tendon
  • Sockliner: Ortho Lite®

MSRP $130

Saucony Peregrine Shoe

Saucony is coming out with a new lightwieght trail runner. The ProGrid Peregrine is a minimalist, low profile trail running shoe. It only weighs 9.1 oz. It has Saucony’s latest impact deflection technology, ProGrid, which absorbs impact, dissipates shock and sets the foot up for a smooth transition. The outsole has multidirectional lugs and sticky rubber for traction and grip. Look for this shoe to be a top pick for those looking for a lightwieght yet responsive shoe on uneven surfaces.


  • Gusset Tongue
  • Gaiter Compatible
  • Memory Foam Heel Pods
  • Hydrator Collar Lining
  • Premium Sockliner
  • HRC Strobel Board


  • Heel ProGrid LITE


  • High Traction Rubber
  • External Bedrock Outsole (EBO)
  • XT-900

SRP $90.00

ECCO Ultra Terrain 3.0

Next up is ECCO's new Ultra Terrain 3.0. This is a lightweight shoe designed for the outdoors. This shoes has an anatomically-shaped midsole which gives it superb wear comfort and support. One thing this shoes is designed to do is move how your bare foot would move. This is done throught ECCO's Receptor Technology. This technology is the outcome of a comprehensive two-year study of the ins and outs of the human bare foot. The outcome is where your shoes enhance your experience by encouraging your feet to move precisely the way nature designed them to. This also provides stability, guidance and dynamic support in every step.


  • Mulitfunctional rubber outsole
  • Extremely lightweight anatomically-shaped midsole
  • Receptor technology
  • Textile lining
  • Synthetic and textile combination upper

Last couple shoes that are from Sanuk. I couldn't leave these comfortable shoes off the list. After any hard day running, hiking or climbing it is nice to be able to slip on a comfy pair of shoes.


Situated between the Vagabonds and standards is the mid-width Pick Pocket. This category is the perfect option for the guy that love the feel of the original sidewalk surfer, but isn't down with the wide aesthetic. It even has a little pocket to stash some money in. This style also come in what is called the Board Room, which are leather uppers. Now you can wear them to the office.

The Sanuk Espathrill is a slim vulcanized profile and a petite vamp makes these perfect for going sockless with shorts, jeans, or even that sundress. These are going to be a hit.

The Vagabond Kids is the children’s version of the slip on Sidewalk Surfers. It has been updated to include a flap closure on the vamp making it easier to put on and remove.

All these shoes will be out early next year. Mark them down on your gift list so you won't forget.