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By SUN STAFF | June 17, 2001
Just starting a running program? Shoes are apt to be the next thing you think about. Some thoughts you should have: * Show options are myriad, even bewildering. So, ignore brands, but be prepared to spend $60 or more; but probably less than $90. * Ignore gels, pumps, and other hyped features. Think Fit. How well a shoe fits overrides all other considerations; a poor fit mean blisters or bruises, discouraging your interest in running. * Take or wear runnings socks to the shoe store, not thinner everyday socks.
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BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | April 19, 2013
Under Armour launched a new marketing plan earlier this year, touting its up-and-coming athletes and most innovative products in an intense but short burst they called “a brand holiday.” It appears to have paid off. The Baltimore-based athletic apparel maker delivered better than expected financial results for the three months ended March 31. Under Armour's income of 7 cents per share income topped analysts' consensus estimates of 3...
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SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 19, 1994
Reading Time: Two Minutes.There have been some spectacular weekends of marathoning ever since the Boston, London and Rotterdam marathons got together on the same weekend several years back, but none to match what transpired over the last two days.With winning times of 2:07:15 (by Cosmas Ndeti) in Beantown yesterday, 2:07:51 by Vincent Rousseau in the Netherlands and 2:08:53 by Dionicio Ceron in England Sunday, there's already talk of the running shoes being juiced up, just like the baseballs.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,andrea.walker@baltsun.com | July 29, 2009
Sports apparel company Under Armour is rethinking the pricing and technology of its running shoe as it looks to revamp its footwear strategy and improve sales. Executives at the Baltimore-based company revealed plans for footwear during a conference call Tuesday with analysts to discuss second-quarter earnings. The call came a week after the company announced a shake-up in leadership at its footwear division with the hiring of Gene McCarthy, the head of Timberland. The company said that the push for change was not a sign that the running shoe launch wasn't successful.
NEWS
By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | August 26, 1999
Freshmen at Western Maryland College this year are bringing the usual -- backpacks, notebooks, photographs of mom, dad and the dog.And -- at the college's request -- a pair of old running shoes.The school has joined a nationwide effort to collect used footwear and donate it to young athletes in Kenya, some of whom do not have access to good shoes and often practice barefoot.Based in Houston and launched in 1995, the Kenya Shoe Expedition collects thousands of shoes annually -- mostly from track teams and running clubs -- cleans them, and ships them to Kenya, where running is the national sport.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | October 6, 1993
Since injuring her foot a few years ago, Joyce Thomann has always worn running shoes, never realizing they'd also come in handy for chasing crooks.Mrs. Thomann, 59, was on her way to Taco Bell in the 3000 block of Solomon's Island Road in Edgewater last January when a man came up to her, snatched her purse and took off."When I realized I was being robbed, that made me flat-out mad," Mrs. Thomann said.The Annapolis woman took off after him, chasing him several hundred yards in her Saucony running shoes -- across a parking lot, behind a shopping center and to the edge of some woods, where she lost him.Yesterday, Douglas MacArthur Brooks, 30, of the 300 block of Horaceward Road in Owings, appeared in Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery, including the Jan. 7 robbery of Mrs. Thomann.
FEATURES
By Lisa Lytle and Lisa Lytle,ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER | August 1, 1996
The running shoes are vintage 1982, slightly soiled, clearly worn, with a periwinkle "swoosh against a white background." Two bucks at the swap meet, right?Try again.Eighty dollars.Yes, $80 at Stateside, a used-clothing store in Southern California. These used sneakers are worth more than some styles of new Nikes.Just as used or old Levi's became wearable collectibles in the early '90s, older models of Nike, trailed distantly by Adidas, Converse and Puma, are poised to be the next trend in recycled fashion to arrive in the United States from Japan.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | April 25, 1994
He was cleaning out his closet. . . . Poor choice of words. He was moving things around in his closet. Nothing ever actually made its way out.Anyway, my husband was moving things around in his closet, making space for more things that he was not throwing away, when he said: "You know, I have stuff made by companies that don't exist anymore."He paused and considered."You know, I have stuff made in countries that don't exist anymore."What a revelation! Would this be the moment that he realized he was carrying way too much baggage in life?
NEWS
By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 22, 2005
I'm a huge fan of the stair-climber. I use it four or five mornings a week, and it's the only machine I've never lost interest in. Is it true that there are stair-climbing races? Where can I sign up? Stair-climbing races, or "vertical races," do exist. You'll probably have to make a weekend trip to participate, but isn't it worth it to experience the world's skyscrapers at top speed from the inside? Races include the Empire State Building Run Up (New York), the Go Vertical John Hancock Tower Race (Boston)
NEWS
By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | April 6, 2003
John Senatore was lining up at the start of the 1996 Boston Marathon when he heard, "Hey buddy, you have a flat tire." He looked down to find the air pocket of one of his Nike Air running shoes deflated. Senatore, a Union Memorial Hospital podiatrist, ran the full 26.2 miles anyway, against his better judgment. "I could barely walk for two weeks afterward," he recalls. Diehard racers know the value of good running shoes, or at least they should. But even if you're a weekend jogger, it's important to know what to look for when buying running shoes, how to decide when it's time for a new pair and the possible consequences (think back pain)
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,andrea.walker@baltsun.com | April 29, 2009
Consumers are cutting back on most discretionary spending, but plenty were willing to dish out a hundred bucks or more to buy Under Armour's new running shoe this year. The Baltimore sports apparel company said Tuesday that its first-quarter earnings beat analyst expectations thanks mostly to strong sales of the shoe, which it introduced in January. The results came as several analysts had downgraded their ratings on the company recently because they questioned whether consumers would continue to buy pricey goods during a recession.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,andrea.walker@baltsun.com | December 10, 2008
Under Armour Inc. unveiled its line of running shoes to a small crowd of representatives for retailers and fitness magazines in New York yesterday, and executives said the products will be available in stores Super Bowl weekend. The launch of the shoes will be the largest in the Baltimore sports apparel company's history. But it will also come during the toughest retail environment in years, as consumers worried about job and investment losses have curbed their spending. Running is also a more competitive market than the shoe categories the company has already entered, including cross trainers and football and baseball cleats.
NEWS
By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | October 10, 2008
Mike Solomon will hit the streets tomorrow for all the right reasons. Homeless last year, and hooked for much of his life on drugs and booze, he has since recovered and will compete in the half-marathon at the Baltimore Running Festival. Gone are the long hair, the scruffy beard and the feeling of despair that had turned Solomon's life into a hopeless fetal tuck. Clean-shaven, hair trimmed and a transient no more, he'll start the 13.1-mile race looking like any other hopeful Joe. "I'll be running alongside chemists, accountants and cops," said the Philadelphia man. "I used to run away from the police.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2008
Baltimore sports apparel company Under Armour officially confirmed yesterday that it will begin selling a running shoe during the first half of next year. The company had said this month that it had developed prototypes for a running shoe and a basketball shoe, but gave no details about launch plans. Kevin A. Plank, Under Armour Inc. president and chief executive officer, made the announcement during its first Investor Day, a meeting with institutional investors and analysts who cover the company.
NEWS
By Diane MacEachern | May 30, 2005
AFTER DISASTER struck on 9/11, President Bush exhorted Americans to go shopping. The connection between fighting terrorists and, say, buying a new pair of shoes was never really all that clear to me. I guess the president figured it was important to make us feel as if we were part of the solution to this terrible new problem confronting our country. I'm not sure how many new pairs of shoes Mr. Bush bought, but I bought a couple, including some running shoes (I thought they might come in handy, under the circumstances)
NEWS
By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 22, 2005
I'm a huge fan of the stair-climber. I use it four or five mornings a week, and it's the only machine I've never lost interest in. Is it true that there are stair-climbing races? Where can I sign up? Stair-climbing races, or "vertical races," do exist. You'll probably have to make a weekend trip to participate, but isn't it worth it to experience the world's skyscrapers at top speed from the inside? Races include the Empire State Building Run Up (New York), the Go Vertical John Hancock Tower Race (Boston)
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2003
Will Eden is the best advertisement Nike has never met. Stacked in a closet in Eden's parents' home in Edgewater are 20 pairs of Nike running shoes that the Annapolis High cross country runner has worn since he started running competitively in the seventh grade. And much to the chagrin of his mother, Eden has no intention of parting with his sizable collection. "They are a big part of my life," said Eden, who is the reigning Anne Arundel County champion in cross country. "I spend three hours a day in them at least."
NEWS
By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 14, 2005
How soon after I leave the weight room should I eat, and what should I be eating? The first thing to do, immediately after exercise, is replenish fluids. Sports drinks will replace lost electrolytes and potassium, but plain water should do the trick if your workout isn't a killer. If Gatorade and Powerade are too sweet, mix a drink that's two-thirds sports drink and one-third water. Within the next 60 to 90 minutes, eat a meal or snack that combines complex carbohydrates and protein. Depending on the time of day, here are a few good choices: Morning: Scrambled egg whites, fresh berries, yogurt.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2005
Michael Jordan proved early on that people are willing to dish out big bucks for the right sneakers. Twenty years after their creation - and two years after Jordan retired from playing basketball - his Nike Air Jordans still sell for as much as $200. Now, Adidas is about to take the athletic shoe to higher ground. The German athletic apparel manufacturer plans to introduce in stores today a $250 running sneaker it calls the Smart Shoe. The Adidas-1 is gaining attention as the first of its kind to use an embedded computer chip that adjusts the cushioning of the shoe based on a runner's weight, speed and running terrain.
NEWS
By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 14, 2005
How soon after I leave the weight room should I eat, and what should I be eating? The first thing to do, immediately after exercise, is replenish fluids. Sports drinks will replace lost electrolytes and potassium, but plain water should do the trick if your workout isn't a killer. If Gatorade and Powerade are too sweet, mix a drink that's two-thirds sports drink and one-third water. Within the next 60 to 90 minutes, eat a meal or snack that combines complex carbohydrates and protein. Depending on the time of day, here are a few good choices: Morning: Scrambled egg whites, fresh berries, yogurt.
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