Father’s Day: Gifts Running Dads Will Love

Friday, 14 June 2013  |  Gear + Gadgets

It’s Father’s Day this coming weekend. Here are some gift ideas for the active Daddies out there:

1) Nike Free 5.0

Nike’s answer to minimalist / barefoot shoes. It offers runners increased foot strength with a dynamic, glove-like and comfortable feel.

Availability: Nike Park
Price: P5,295

Nike Free 5.0

2) Adidas Energy Boost

adidas’ new proprietary cushioning material, BOOST™, allows the runner to feel a continuous energy return and has been proven to be three times more temperature-resistant than standard EVA material providing a more consistent and comfortable run.

Availability: Adidas
Price: P7,995

Adidas Boost 1

3) Newton Men’s Distance

Lightweight neutral performance trainer designed for speed and spirited runs. This shoe is good for short- or mid-distance racing and weekly speed workouts.

Availability: RUNNR
Price: P7,995

Newton Men's Distance - S

4) PUMA Mobium Elite

Performance trainer that expands and contracts as the foot moves. The shoe encourages a more natural and efficient mid-foot strike.

Availability: Puma Stores, Planet Sports

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5) Sony’s new Walkman Sports MP3 Player

Sony’s new Walkman® Sports MP3 Player (NWZ-W273) is a water-proof, all-in-one digital music player designed to conveniently and comfortably wear to the gym, the trail, the treadmill, or even into the pool. The NWZ-W273 is available in blue, pink, white and black.

Phone: Sony’s customer service hotline 878-7600
Website: www.sony.com.ph
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SonyPHinc


6) Ecoxgear

The first Floating Bluetooth speaker in the world with an amazing sound! It is shockproof, waterproof, and it floats! It has a great battery life and is universal for most phones and MP3 players.

Price: Ecoextreme P3,500, EcoBT P6,500, Ecoterra P9,000
Website: www.tenkiebox.ph


7) ID on Me Emergency ID Bracelet

A must for every runner’s safety and security. This allows the runner to carry personal details on the wrist or strap it on your shoes.

Price: P599
Website: www.idonme.com.ph


Gifts for Running Moms

Friday, 10 May 2013  |  Gear + Gadgets

Happy Mother’s Day! Below are some of my favorite running products which make great gifts for your running mommy:

1. NIKE FREE – The Nike Free 5.0 offers runners increased foot strength and a barefoot-like feel.  Key features of this shoe include Nike Flywire technology which delivers a dynamic, glove-like fit, and lightweight mesh providing optimal ventilation, articulated flex grooves along the length and width of the midsole to enhance flexibility and help maintain stability and 8mm midsole offset. This shoe is perfect for running and walking! Available at Nike stores. Php 5,295. www.nike.com


2. SKORA – Recognized as the crème de la crème of running shoes with its use of premium leather materials and unparalleled fit which created a new category of the ‘luxury’ running shoe. Skora running shoes are meant for both the serious athlete looking for a shoe that provides the closest experience to running barefoot, and for the novice looking to get re-acquainted with the natural running style uninhibited by excess material. Available at Runnr stores. Prices vary depending on model from P4,500 to P7,500. www.skorarunning.com


3. OTTERBOX ARMOR SERIES – The OtterBox Armor Series case brings protection against water, drops, dust and crushing force. Metal latches, o-ring seal, port covers and mesh coverings keep water out and allow the Armor Series case to be completely waterproof. Available at Otterbox kiosks. P4,900. www.tenkiebox.ph


4. YURBUDS INPSIRE FOR WOMEN – Designed as true sport equipment, yurbuds are sweat proof, water resistant and allow ambient noise, such as passing cars, to be heard. Inspire for Women is the newest addition to the growing yurbuds collection. It is designed specifically to fit smaller ears and features all of the classic yurbuds qualities including sweat and water resistant design, FlexSoft™ comfort fit, TwistLock™ Technology and ambient noise awareness. Women can train in color with the new Inspire for Women, choosing from six options – aqua, pink, yellow, green, purple and orange. Available at Planet Sports, The Athlete’s Foot, RUNNR, Urban Athletics, MOVE, Brooks, and PowerMac Center. P1,500. www.yurbuds.com


5. SPIBELTOriginal SPIbelt is sleek, expandable, secure and does not bounce. Hold an iPhone tm, Droid tm, keys, energy gels, and other small personal items. Spi Belt does not bounce, ride or shift while on the go, and is the perfect running companion. Fits waist sizes 24”to 40”. Splash Underwater Imaging, Inc
Level B, Store # 2003 Shoppesville Arcade. P990 to P1,450. www.spibeltph.com

2Original Spibelt black body w colored zip

6. BOBBLE – Combining elegance with health-giving benefits, bobble is a chic, reusable drinking bottle, designed by renowned industrial artist Karim Rashid. It is eco-friendly with unique, replaceable carbon filter which purifies potable water even further by eliminating chlorine and organic contaminants for a fresher and crisper clean drinking water. P695 (1000ml), P595 (550ml), and P495 (375ml). Filters – P345. www.waterbobble.com or www.facebook.com/bobble.ph

Bobble bottles 500ml_low

7. HALO HEADBAND – Halo Headbands are made from a lightweight, comfortable Dryline fabric and a Sweat Block Seal to direct sweat away from the front of your face and off to the side of your head.  Available at Runnr.  Currently at 15% off at Runnr for Mom’s Day.