RUNNR, billed as "the pure running specialty store," hits the ground running in the Year of the Horse.
At a media luncheon held at the 100 Miles Café at the Bonifacio Global City, Toby Claudio, president of Quorum Group which owns RUNNR, provided an inside peek into their newest brands and products scheduled for release in the next few months.
“We have a whole lot of new products coming in (and) a lot of stuff that is new. Categories that are new to the store (include) trail running, outdoor triathlon and multi-sport," the businessman-triathlete told the gathered members of the press, bloggers and members of the running/ tri community.
Claudio introduced new brands and products that covered shoes, apparel, accessories, supports and insoles, watches and eyewear, and nutrition.
In the running shoe department, Claudio highlighted the MV3 and Energy NR from Newton Running, a US brand made popular by top international Ironman triathletes; he also presented the latest selection from Brooks, the PureProject 3 with varied models and upcoming colorways. Also introduced were Skora luxury natural running shoes whose goat leather uppers change into a high-visibility color as a safety feature in nighttime running.
One new brand debuting for RUNNR is Berghaus, whose top-rated Vapour Claw trail running shoe will be made available locally. The UK-based line is known among trail running circles for its highly technical apparel with premium features.
As a RUNNR exclusive, Claudio also unveiled the newest Adidas Adios Boost models in RUNNR’s distinct orange and white colorways for men and women.
In the hydration category, there were new Fuelbelt hydration systems and Ironman water bottles in new designs and colors; Fitletic hydration belts and storage waist packs.
For running apparel, CW-X conditioning wear displayed its Endurance Generator tights for endurance athletes in the apparel department. Athletes in different sports have begun using compression tights and socks in recent years due to the benefits they provide, particularly in temperature management, recovery, stability and support. Claudio said RUNNR will release several unique designs.
Also featured were US-made Spenco insoles that adapt to the feet in providing additional comfort and support.
For triathlon and swimming, RUNNR will be retailing TYR swimwear and gear such as goggles, snorkles that are designed specifically for training and competition.
In wearable electronics, Claudio singled out the Polar Loop activity tracker, a useful training aid worn on the wrist that has a heart monitor, provides information on fitness levels and keeps a record of your daily goals.
Claudio, whose company also owns the Toby's Sports chain of athletic stores, said all of the merchandise will be available in varying times in the coming months.
RUNNR, which opened its first store in Bonifacio High Street in 2009, has since expanded to four branches- three in Metro Manila and one in Cebu City. For more information, click on their website: www.runnr.com.ph.