micke-midlife on October 17th, 2009

These have been and will be the most expensive running shoes in my life. 120 EUR, that’s around 240 Deutsch Marks or just above 700 FIM, utterly crazy to spend so much on a pair of running shoes! It’s insane. Back in the 90’s a decent pair of runnning shoes was 100 - 130 DM. [...]

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micke-midlife on March 30th, 2009

here’s part I of this shoe review.
well of course, it’s a running shoe, so you definitely can run with it. It’s however not recommended to to do other sports than running or walking with it. The glide’n lock system is not made for playing football or other ball games. I guess, the sideway forces could [...]

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micke-midlife on March 28th, 2009

The Swiss running shoe manufacturer GnL AG showed it’s product on the ISPO exhibition earlier this year (we covered it earlier), where this pair of shoes spurred quite some interest. Now the intention is to introduce the shoe and its technology to a wider audience and 400days got send a test sample pair.
So what’s the [...]

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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 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 2nd, 2009

Latest news reach us from the ISPO winter in Munich. What the heck is this? Did someone glue some liquorice pieces to the bottom of a running shoe? According to the Swiss inventer Mr. Braunschweiler it’s a new running sensation. Whereas normal running shoes have both a restricted capacity to absorb the shock energy when [...]

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micke-midlife on November 25th, 2008

just bought a new pair of running shoes for the winter. the local budget sport outlet had a number of winter and off-road running shoes on sale. although a pair of nike were about half the price of the asics I ended up buying, I don’t regret the decision. inexpensive nike shoes have th [...]

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micke-midlife on November 24th, 2008

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same place a bit over one month earlier looked differently. last weekend brought the winter over europe.¬† in finland’s and sweden’s capitals air traffic was partly halted. in germany the usual traffic chaos on highways and state roads. 4 people died in austria¬† in an accident. in switzerland fallen trees took [...]

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micke-midlife on September 1st, 2008

bought new shoes a while ago, but didn’t find the right moment to start using them. it’s not so easy to switch shoes, there are switching cost involved, both emotional and rational. the old pair was serving me quite well and a bit of a harder sole just makes you run faster. but the top [...]

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