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    Just In: Hottest Functional Fashion for fall/winter 2016

    Now that fall has arrived and “winter is coming,” it’s time to wrap ourselves in cozy functional fabrics made just for hitting the gym, the road, or the track. Our very own Holabird Sports Creative Team recently got

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    Garmin Forerunner 35

    The wireless age is very much upon us and staying connected during our activities is just another benefit of many of the current wearable devices out there. The new Garmin Forerunner 35 has taken their GPS favorite

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    Whole Body Health Essentials

    Even though the days are getting shorter and the nights longer, we still have a responsibility to ourselves to make sure we stay healthy and active. We’re talking big picture here. There are several products

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    My Half-Marathon Training: Why I choose the ASICS GEL-Kayano® 23

    Each year I train for and run Baltimore’s Half Marathon in the hopes that I’ll best my previous year’s time while staying healthy along the way. In order to do this, I take on a training

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    ASICS GEL-Kayano® 23 Preview

    The much anticipated ASICS GEL-Kayano® 23 gives us plenty to be excited about. ASICS redesigned this fan favorite by adding in a key feature, the FlyteFoam™ Technology, which creates a perfect match between lightweight feel

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2.1

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record

Under Armour may have started from behind in the running shoe department but with the release of the UA SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record they are taking great strides forward. The Gemini 2 Record is a cross between an activity tracker and a footpod. The pod is built in to the shoe and whenever the shoe [...]

February 19, 2016 Holabird Sports Running 0
Hoka One One Track Spikes

Hoka One One Rocket Track Spikes

The innovators of maximalism seem to have done a complete 180. Hoka One One is perhaps the last brand that you would think would delve into the world of track spikes. They are uber-cushioned, big soled, comfy running shoes… not minimalist slippers with spikes on them. Until now. According to Runner’s World, Hoka is jumping into the track [...]

February 10, 2016 Holabird Sports Running 0
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Runner’s World 2016 Awards

It’s time for the annual Runner’s World awards! Winner: Runner’s World Editor’s Choice The prestigious “Editor’s Choice” award went to the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2. Saucony has definitely outdone themselves with this shoe. It’s amazingly comfortable thanks to the generous padding in the two-layer upper. The midsole has layers of Everun – a layer in [...]

February 6, 2016 Cara Bruce Running 0
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Best Running Accessories for iPhone 6 Plus

Phones just keep getting bigger, and while having a big, beautiful screen is fantastic but it can be hard to find the best accessories for it. Here are our picks for the very best iPhone 6 Plus armbands, belts and other running accessories. Running Belts I’ll be honest, I have a hard time finding running [...]

January 29, 2016 Cara Bruce Running 0
Fixing Tennis

Is the Fix in on Tennis?

The big tennis news should be the Australian Open. Instead, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year is overshadowed by allegations of match-fixing, sports betting, throwing matches, ignoring evidence all with the involvement of dozens of pro players, the Tennis Integrity Unit and shadowy gambling syndicates. The BBC and Buzzfeed received secret files from [...]

January 19, 2016 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
Athletic Propulsion Labs

Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) Live at the Intersection of Fashion and Technology

When Athletic Propulsion Labs released their first pair of shoes they were blessed by a ban of their product. Anyone else would think that a ban would be a bad thing. The twin brothers, Adam and Ryan Goldston, were thrilled. The APL basketball shoes were banned by the NBA, “based on the league’s rule against [...]

January 15, 2016 Cara Bruce Running 0
ON Cloudflyer

Best Winter 2015 Running Shoe: ON Cloudflyer

ON ended the year with the introduction of what I consider to be one of the best new products for the winter running season. The Cloudflyer combines several aspects from their previous models that make this one in particular my favorite. Aesthetically, the Cloudflyer resembles the original ON Cloud, with its “clouds” running along the [...]

January 12, 2016 Cathy Kerns Running 0
adidas Ultra Boost ST

The adidas Ultra Boost ST Offers Everything a Runner Needs

The New Year brings us an exciting addition to the adidas Ultra Boost family, the ST model. The Ultra Boost ST is by far my favorite shoe for my upcoming training season. I enjoy staying on track with my mileage even as the temperatures drop and I’ve found the ST to provide everything I need [...]

January 5, 2016 Cathy Kerns Running 0
361 Spire

361 Spire Running Shoes

The 361 Spire is a fresh addition to both our running and fitness category with its slick design and comfortable feel. The Spire’s design is reminiscent of the Asics GT 2000 and the Gel- Kayano 21, with a less bulky feel. The fit of the shoe is comfortable for my slightly wide forefoot and medium [...]

December 28, 2015 Cathy Kerns Uncategorized 4
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Wilson Debuts Exciting New Ultra Products

Wilson Rep Sarah Maynard came to Holabird Sports with Tour bags full of Wilson innovation, ready to make their debuts. The new line of Ultra XP racquets are all about power. They’re for all-court players seeking an ample amount of power, maneuverability, and maximum spin in a frame. There are four versions in the lineup [...]

December 9, 2015 Kandice Wilson Tennis 1