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Run Like You Mean It

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.

limits-promo-logoThis article is part of a new original series, LIMITS, dedicated to exploring the physical and mental borderlands of human capability. And beyond.
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Today in Gear: April 1, 2013

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 Inferno Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, releases his next Robert Langdon novel in May. This…

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Right down Broadway

Mizuno Pro Limited Edition Glove

If the Mizuno Pro Limited Edition Glove ($500) proves anything, it’s that we’ve come a long way since Topps cards and home run derby — fond memories of insane break-in methods come to mind. And yes, while it still functions as a leather mitt to catch baseballs, the Mizuno Pro comes with a vast complement…

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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 us are far more concerned with hitting the ball straight and true. Mizuno Golf is…

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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 the world of shoe materials. Instead of widely used foam, the Prophecy uses two stacked…

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Reminder: Last Day to Win a Set of Mizuno JPX-800 Irons Giveaway

Just posting all you gentlemen a reminder that this weekend is your last chance to enter the Mizuno JPX-800 Irons giveaway package (over a $1,000 worth of gear, in case you were wondering). Get all the details on how to enter here.

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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 JPX-800 Irons ($699-$899) might just well be their best yet. Long known as the “better…

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Mizuno Techfire Crush Composite Softball Bat

Walk up to plate and point at centerfield Rail ball over fence 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 a Mizuno Techfire Crush, give or take a few…