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Pavement Pounders: 10 Best Running Shoes

Summer heat waves are on the edge of winding down, and that’s good news: you can run without your shoes melting to the road. If you've been stuck all summer plodding along on a treadmill in the gym or running in the predawn hours to avoid scorchers, now is a great time to reassess your aging kicks and consider an update. We could go on about minimal vs. conventional, the merits of cushioning and drop angles and tread patterns, or we could just find the best shoes of the year to help you with one thing: working on your fast. Our search for the best running shoes of the year yielded more than a few contenders, and unless you plan on leaving them in your closet to collect dust, there's not a single shoe here that won’t help you get to the front of the pack.

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The Ultimate Triathlon Kit for Summer

For gearheads and Quantified Selfers triathlon is a chance to ride bikes that look like DARPA prototypes and collect more personal information about themselves than a Stasi collaborator, respectively; for Alphas it’s a chance to get ripped and grab bragging rights; for some people it’s just a fun way to get in shape. Whatever the reason, the tri gear is abundant. Sure, you could swim in your skivvies, hop on your Schwinn for the bike leg and run in some old Nike Mac Attacks -- but we'll do you one better with this kit.


Today in Gear: April 1, 2013

Mizuno-Men's-Wave-EVO-Cursoris-gear-patrol Mizuno Wave EVO Cursoris
Forefoot, midfoot, slewfoot: we're getting confused. If you know what you want, and what you want is a midfoot strike with excellent stability and cushioning, here's your shoe. $119
Rethinking the Forged Iron

Mizuno MP-59 Irons

For most golfers, the idea of playing a forged iron is a little scary. Forged irons have always been reserved for better players who need to shape shots and never miss the center of the club face. The rest of

PhD Runner

Mizuno Wave Prophecy

Seven years in the making, the Mizuno Wave Prophecy ($200) is designed around award-winning Wave Technology for maximum cushion and stability -- something that's easier said that done considering the two traits are a bit like oil and water in

Iron clad performance

Mizuno JPX-800 Irons (Win This!)

When it comes to the best irons in golf, there are few quite like a set of Mizunos. As their newest, most aggressive move into the highly sought-after game improvement category (think: what most all of us need/use), the

Mizuno Techfire Crush Composite Softball Bat


  1. Walk up to plate and point at centerfield
  2. Rail ball over fence
  3. Tip hat at all basemen as you saunter past on way back to home plate
Those are the only things you'll need to do at your next company or summer league softball game with