SPECIAL EDITION THEMED SHOES & TUNES FOR NYC MARATHON
Competitor.com has put together a slide show of special-themed running shoes produced by manufacturers in advance of the November 6 race. You may have a tough time locating them however. According to the article “most will be sold in limited quantities at the New York City Marathon race expo, select New York City retail shops and each brand’s online channels.”
ASICS is the “only official footwear and apparel brand” for the race. My vote for the BEST LOOKING shoe that expresses this race theme is the Brooks Gray Lady Adrenaline GTS 17 shown on slides 10-11. And that’s not because the crossword puzzle designed sole insert spells out RUN HAPPY! Second place goes to the Newton New York City Special Edition Aha on slides 1-3, and third to Nike Free RN Distance NYC on slide 9.
What are your favorites?
BONUS LINK: If you are running or accompanying someone who’s running in the marathon, possibly wearing themed shoes, are you getting chills just thinking about the crowds and amped-up music that will be playing to rev-up the runners? Had you loaded some songs onto your playlist to inspire training runs?
I’ve never trained for this race or had the opportunity to be present at its running, but I do imagine hearing all the famous wonderful songs that might be piped through loudspeakers. Of course the Sinatra classic comes to mind. What others are NYC themed? I found numerous lists, some with as many 350 tunes!
A careful compilation by Hallie Gould, for a MarieClaire.com article on October 23, 2014 takes a thoughtful approach by examining the lyrics. Artists include Bob Dylan, The Ramones, The Strokes, John Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel, Lou Reed, Television, Prince, Tom Waits, Loving Spoonful, Nick Gilder, Taylor Swift, and of course, Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys. This music can generate memories that you'll have available to you long after the race finish.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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