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Kenyans are known for their running. But how has all this success on the world stage benefited the rest of the people of Kenya? This is the question that Navalayo (Nava) Osembo-Ombati and Weldon Kennedy hope to answer with their Benefit Corporation founded last year. Through Enda (meaning “Go!”in Swahili), the duo hope to not only bring the first Kenyan made running shoe to market but to also bring sustainable income to the country in the process.
In a couple of weeks, Hoka One One will release three new road running shoe models as part of their Spring ’16 line–one competition shoe and two lightweight training shoes. This marks the first time Hoka has created a short length (1 mile to marathon) race specific shoe, as most Hoka ultra runners wear the beefier models that allow them to pound out mile after mile at high speeds.
For 2013, Pearl Izumi decided to throw out their entire running shoe line and start over from the beginning. With a focus on simple is better, PI left behind the air bags, molded waves, and gels, instead turning to simple high-quality foam to create a completely new midsole for a more fluid running experience.
Today is a guest post from Almine Barton with her review of the Hoka Mafate trail shoes. Almine is a licensed acupuncturist and certified fitness trainer based in Bend, OR. She writes a great blog covering nutrition, CrossFit, fitness, climbing and all of her crazy fun adventures along the way.