Holabird Sports Blog
  • Walking Shoes vs Running Shoes

    Can I Wear a Running Shoe for Walking?

    They may seem similar but in reality, running and walking are very different activities and require their own specialized footwear. Running is a high impact sport. When you walk, you impact the ground with 1.5

  • US Open 2014 Day 3

    A Slice of the Big Apple: 2014 US Open Day 3

    Upset Update Fourth seed Aga Radwanska crashed out to former top-20 player Peng Shuai in straight sets yesterday, leaving her quarter of the draw wide even more wide open for the likes of Jelena Jankovic

  • US Open 2014 Day 2

    A Slice of the Big Apple: US Open 2014 Day 2

    Upset Update Former US Open Champion and 20th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova fell in a third set ‘breaker to Marina Erakovic. Not only is the upset detrimental to my bracket (I had Kuznetsova reaching the quarterfinals),

  • U.S. Open 2014 - Day 1

    A Slice of the Big Apple: US Open Day 1

    Upset Special Surging youngster Nick Kyrgios dismissed slumping veteran Mikhail Youzhny in four sets yesterday.  In a minor upset, the mercurial Benoit Paire topped his countryman Julien Benneteau in a five set match.  Early Scares

  • ASICS Kayano 21

    The Legendary ASICS Gel-Kayano Running Shoe Turns 21

    This September, be sure to celebrate the Kayano’s birthday with a drink. One of the industry’s most popular stability models is turning 21 years old, making it one of the longest-lasting running shoe series in

110% compression socks

Staff Picks: Compression Socks, Tech Shirts, Headwarmers, Prince Grip Plus, and Squash Eyeguards

110% Compression Socks My pick of the week has occurred at a very poignant time. Running on uneven surfaces has its perils, and I, quite literally, stumbled upon one: rolling an ankle. I noticed the ankle swelling after a few hours and immediately resorted to “RICE” treatment: Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. The Overdrive Compression and [...]

September 30, 2013 Holabird Sports Holabird Sports, Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Karhu Flow 3 Trainer & Karhu Flow Light

Karhu Flow 3 Trainer and Karhu Flow Light Running Shoes (Video)

Karhu, a Finnish running shoe company that is famous for its Fulcrum Technology, has made daily training more enjoyable with the launch of the Karhu Flow 3 Trainer and the Karhu Flow Light. Karhu builds a fulcrum (the base upon which a lever pivots) into the midsole of each shoe to encourage a fast heel-to-toe [...]

September 27, 2013 Greg Jubb Running 0
Doping in sports

Tennis & Doping: Keep Suspensions Under Wraps

Abuse of performance-enhancing drugs and other forms of doping in sports like baseball and cycling have tainted records and left some of both sports’ most celebrated stars in disgrace.  Tennis has so far been fortunate to avoid the kind of doping scandals that have plagued other marquee sports, but as a tennis fan, last week’s [...]

September 26, 2013 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Fitletic running belts and hydration belts

Fitletic Has a New Name but the Same Great Running Belts

A few months ago, iFitness changed their name to Fitletic to better capture the company’s mission. Over the past few years, Fitletic has seen substantial growth. They are hoping their branding change eliminates any further confusion. In addition to their new name, Fitletic has a brand new website and color scheme. Their look may have changed, [...]

September 25, 2013 Cara Bruce Running 0
Mizuno Wave Hitogami

Mizuno Wave Hitogami — from Kabuki Theatre to a Shoe Evolution (Video)

Mizuno Wave Hitogami Running Shoe Preview If you are a fan of the Mizuno Wave Musha or the Mizuno Wave Ronin, prepare yourself for a shoe evolution. Mizuno will be retiring both the Ronin and the Musha and will be replacing them with the new Mizuno Wave Hitogami in January 2014. The Wave Hitogami derives [...]

September 24, 2013 Greg Jubb Running 0
Staff Picks September 23, 2013

Staff Picks: Cotton Hoody, GPS Watch, Radar System & Body Glide

It can be hard to find that perfect something when there are so many great things to choose from! We’ve put together just a few of our favorite things for this week. Under Armour Charged Cotton Storm Marble Hoody Lady As someone who’s never met a hoody I didn’t like, the Under Armour Charged Cotton [...]

September 23, 2013 Holabird Sports Holabird Sports, Running, Tennis 0
Garmin Forerunner 620

Why We’re Blown Away by the New Garmin Forerunner 620 & 220

Long-time fans of GPS watches and heart rate monitors have a new reason to get excited about them. The new Garmin Forerunner 620 & Forerunner 220 are seriously impressive. To start, Garmin’s newest Forerunners have a really great looking color display. It’s a high-resolution color touchscreen. Plus, the watches are comfortable, lightweight and look great; [...]

September 19, 2013 Cara Bruce Running 8
Run@work day

Run@Work & Run@School Day is this Friday

This Friday, September 20, is the 8th annual RUN@WORK Day and the 2nd annual RUN@SCHOOL Day. Developed and promoted by the Road Runners Club of America, both events are aimed at encouraging adults (RUN@WORK) and kids (RUN@SCHOOL) to get 30 minutes of exercise each day. We’ve all heard that America has a weight problem. But [...]

September 18, 2013 Cara Bruce Running 0
Mizuno Wave Paradox

Mizuno Wave Paradox & Wave Prophecy 3 – Running Shoe Previews (Video)

Who said motion control shoes have to be heavy? Not Mizuno. They will take a whole new approach to the motion control category with the January 2014 release of the Wave Paradox. Soon, heavy overpronators can enjoy a ride much lighter than traditional motion control shoes. In the Paradox, Mizuno combines a breathable and virtually [...]

September 17, 2013 Greg Jubb Running 1
Squash soles - rubber gum soles

How to Choose the Right Squash Shoes

Squash is a fast moving game. You need to make quick changes: start, stop and turn on a dime. Finding the right squash shoes can not only help improve your game, it can keep you injury free. Squash Soles I’ve never heard of a squash court allowing black soles. Even if there is one out [...]

September 16, 2013 Cara Bruce Squash & Racquetball 0