micke-midlife on March 28th, 2009

This raffle is closed now. But no worries, we’re gonna have other ones. Just stay tuned and come around on 400days every now and then to have a look.
The Glide’n Lock system is the first running shoe with 3-dimensional cushioning. It provides better protection to your joints and faster regeneration of your muscles after harder [...]

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micke-midlife on March 26th, 2009

It was almost a bit like Christmas today, well more like the second day of Christmas - boxing day. Not that I would have put things back into boxes. But rather boxes with running shoes have arrived. One pair of GnL shoes, they’re  special, a review will follow still this week. And then the racing [...]

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micke-midlife on March 24th, 2009

A couple of days ago Nokia released a Sports Tracker application version for the Nokia 5800 XPress Music.  We covered it here at 400days briefly. Of course only the test in real conditions tells us the real deal here. Out we went, a couple of times to see whether the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music could [...]

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micke-midlife on March 23rd, 2009

this second part of racing flats listing consists of shoes from Puma, New Balance, Saucony and Brooks. In part I there were answers from company reps of Adidas and Asics, here we just got in some comments from Puma. Nike never really cared to answer. At least not in the last 4 weeks. Btw, [...]

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micke-midlife on March 20th, 2009

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Nokia released today the Sports Tracker application for S60 5.0. There’s right now only one device with that version, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. So what’s the big deal here? Of course, the app had to be re-done to adjust to the touch UI input paradigm.

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micke-midlife on March 14th, 2009

finally, what we’ve been waiting for, the running shirts (made of this “moisture-out, keeps-you dry-longer” fabric, one could think of a total different product commercial)  have arrived. Just in time for today’s 10k race, the last of the Aktia Cup winter series. In case you spot it today or anytime later, just shout out “hei [...]

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micke-midlife on March 13th, 2009

as earlier promised, a compilation of racing flats. Since it’s quite tedious to skim through pictures and reviews and understand which ones are this years models and so on, the compilation is split into a couple of parts, this one being the first.
Racing flats (aka performance shoes or competitive running shoes) are mostly for neutral [...]

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micke-midlife on February 25th, 2009

14 years ago I got a pair of racing shoes from Puma. Patrick or Pascal something, a French and German speaking sports director (or one of those guys who look after elite athletes in a company) gave them to me after I provided a couple of weeks of temporary housing for two of his Kenian [...]

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micke-midlife on February 17th, 2009

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Nokia launched a Bluetooth stereo headset today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The so called BH-214 is a stereo headset with in-ear plugs that come in three sizes. And with the soft silicon ear pieces the headset appears suitable for taking it out and bouncing around in the streets [...]

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micke-midlife on February 8th, 2009

With the ISPO (= internationale Sportartikelmesse München, international sport goods exhibition in Munich) coming to a close earlier this week a brief round up is at the order. Brief indeed, because it was the ISPO winter, not much running gear there. The biggest headlines generators apart from the shoe and the no-photo-taking-policy company we featured [...]

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