The Best Running Shoes of Olympics 2012 - Wellness Sultana

Sunday, 18 March 2012

The Best Running Shoes of Olympics 2012

Olympics 2012 is anticipated to be the best show on earth, with an estimated viewing audience in the billions and who better to showcase the best running shoes of the event, but track stars.

Adidas, Nike, and New Balance are the leading trademark brands worn by elite athletes and sought after by adoring fans and exercise buffs. If you are among the many looking to optimize your workout program, inspired by your favorite Olympic stars or a fan of their athletic footwear, then these 7 high profile brand of running shoes should be part of your collection.


Number 1: Adidas
World renowned German based footwear producer, Adidas Group is the parent company of Adidas, Reebok and TaylorMade Golf sport products. Adidas offers a vast range of athletic sporting goods to customers globally. Under its Sport Performance segment it stays on top of other premium brands developing a line of modern products focused on sprinting and training and a Sport Style segment aimed at fashion conscious consumers.  Popular Styles worn by sprinters for both purposes include:

·         Reebok line: ZigTech, RealFlex, Crossfit
·         Adidas: Clima Cool Ride, Supernova Glide
·         AdiZero line: Rush, Rocket, Avanti, Mana 5, Tempo 5

These are but a few in the scope of multifunctional Sport line designed to meet the individual needs of athletes and chosen according to their preferences.  Adidas is the official London 2012 sponsor with control over the sports gears of athletes on the winners’ podium.

Number 2: Nike
Nike, the world’s leading sportswear giant based in the United States and sponsor of premier athletes and sports teams around the globe, is the trendsetter in sport performance gears for men and women.  Here are some favorites:

·         LunarEclipse+2
·         LunarElite+
·         LunarGlide+3
·         AirPegasus+ 28
·         LunarSwift+3
·         Free 3.0 V2-3  & Free Run+2

Nike and Adidas are two sportswear giants expected to prominently display their gears in Olympics 2012.

Number 3: Puma
Puma, headquartered in Germany is a multinational sportswear company with claws strategically locked onto Jamaican athletes who are chock full of “gold” as forerunner, Usain “lightning” Bolt exemplifies. Here are the top picks among the Puma line for men and women:

·         Faas 250, 300, 500 & 800 (Jamaican inspired line- minimalists)
·         CompleteHaraka XCS
·         Complete Velosis  2 & 3
·         Complete Trailfox 4 & Pumagility

Number 4: Saucony
Saucony, a timeless U.S. based manufacturer, is popularly known for its high quality performance racing shoes for both men and women. They incorporate the latest technologies dedicated to the individual taste of runners. These are some of the select choices:

·         GridFastwitch 5
·         Grid Type A4
·         Hattori/AW
·         Men’sShowdown
·         ProGridKinvara 2

Number 5: Mizuno
Mizuno Corporation is a Japanese owned sportswear and equipment manufacturer with a sterling reputation as an innovator in the sports world. The Mizuno name is prominently associated with Track & Field, Rugby, Golf, Tennis, and the Olympics. Some of its popular shoe designs are:

·         WaveNexus 6 - Men
·         Wave Universe 4 - Men
·         WaveRonin 4  – Men/Women
·         WaveMusha 4 - Women

Number 6: Asics
Ascis Corporation is another Japanese owned, famous athletic company ranked among the best in performance footwear. Asics produces footwear and sports equipment for over 18 reputed sport disciplines.  A few of its most endeared footwear among athletes include:

·         GEL-DSTrainer 6,14-17
·         GEL-Kayano
·         GT 2150/60
·         GEL-FujiRacer

Number 7: New Balance
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. (NBAS) is an internationally known American footwear producer that competes with Adidas and Nike for the spotlight as one of the largest makers of sports footwear globally.  New Balance running shoes offer performance innovations for Track and Field with gel inserts, heel counters, and varying widths tailored to recruit several generations of athletes.  A few of the favored designs include:

·         Minimus collection: Zero, 10 & 20
·         New Balance 904 & 5
·         NewBalance 890v2

Although prices for all footwear vary from affordable to expensive, once planned, they can fit into most budgets. Guaranteed to be well worth it! They may just  inspire you to take on a new work out challenge for a fitter you, in time for Olympics.

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