Tip of the Week: Short Foot
A while back, when I was working through some pain on the bottom of my left foot, a chiropractor showed me this simple exercise for strengthening the foot. It's called "short foot," and I do it all the time now. You can do it while you're doing dishes, doing laundry, brushing your teeth—anytime you're barefoot on a clean surface. Shrink the foot, pause for a few seconds, and release, for stronger feet and fewer injuries. Watch this video to see how it's done.
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Vomero 8: More Bounce to the Ounce
The new Nike Vomero 8 provides the light feel and secure fit of a sleek go-fast shoe with all the cushioning fans have come to expect from this mainstay of our "Neutral Maximum" silo. Carried-over from previous editions, full-length Cushlon and zoom air units in the heel and forefoot provide a soft, yet responsive ride. "Dynamic Fit" over the saddle wraps and secures the foot, and a no-sew interior minimizes potential hotspots. Our initial reaction to the Vomero 8 suggests a little less volume in the toebox this time around.
Nike Vomero 8: $130 @PRC
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New! Nike Elite Armband
The new Nike Elite Performance Armband is a super lightweight and comfortable option for runners who carry a phone or media player. This is a durable armband that protects phones and media players from moisture yet maintains touch screen accessibility. Seamless construction helps prevent chafing. A Velcro fastener provides a personalized fit to the upper arm. Cord-management keeps you from getting tangled up. For men and women.
Elite Armband: $35.00 @PRC
Get a Grip! We Still Have Spikes
For all your running, hurdling, jumping, and throwing needs, track athletes need look no further than our store in Beaverton. In track and field, proper footwear can make a big difference in performance. Come in to Portland Running Company's Beaverton store today to check out the latest and greatest from big names in the sport like Nike and Saucony. Don't forget: Student-athletes always enjoy a 10% discount at PRC.
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