The Best from Paragon’s Running Shop: Top Ten Shoes This Season

It’s officially spring, and we’re all itching to get into the latest and greatest running shoes. Our specialists put together a list of both fashionable and functional new running shoes on the market. Check them out below and let us know what you think!

top10_1Nike Zoom Elite 7

  • Lower offset than most neutral Nike running shoes
  • Lightweight
  • Zoom Air unit in forefoot

What we love…

A lower offset promotes a mid/forefoot gait and the forefoot Zoom Air unit is plush and responsive.

top10_2adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7

  • Continental Rubber Outsole
  • Boost midsole
  • Engineered mesh upper
  • Neutral

What we love…

The Continental Rubber outsole is super durable and provides great grip on the roads, even when it gets slick.


Nike Free Flyknit 4.0

  • Super lightweight
  • Minimal with 6 mm drop
  • Flyknit upper
  • Neutral

What we love…

The sock-like fit of the upper lets you run free of distraction and weight.


Nike Flyknit Air Max

  • Extra comfortable cushioning
  • Flexible Air Unit
  • Flyknit upper
  • Neutral

What we love…

The comfort of Flyknit paired with such a large pocket of Zoom Air takes it over the top.


adidas Ultra Boost

  • Responsive cushioning
  • Grippy rubber outsole
  • Bootie-like fitted upper
  • Neutral

What we love…

Boost is a new take on cushioning by providing more energy return than other foams on the market. It combines soft comfort and responsive energy.

top10_6Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

  • Weight reduction from previous version
  • Forefoot GEL
  • FluidFit upper
  • Stability

What we love…

GEL in the forefoot adds to this shoe’s already loved plush ride, and just in time for the runners switching focus to forefoot-strides.

top10_7Brooks Launch 2 

  • Roomy toebox
  • DNA Gel
  • Road racer
  • Neutral

What we love…

Transitioning from soft to hard upon impact, the DNA Gel provides cushion and a good return for a quick road race.


New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

  • 4 mm drop
  • Continual cushion
  • No-Sew application
  • Neutral

What we love…

Let the low offset and continual cushion take you far while you fly through your run.


Asics GEL-Kayano 21

  • Updated Ortholite sock liner
  • Updated FluidRide
  • Less seams
  • Stability

What we love…

The latest FluidRide guidance system has less seams so there’s nothing in the way of your run.


Saucony Zealot ISO

  • Lightweight
  • Max cushion
  • Road or track shoe
  • Neutral

What we love…

With this shoe, you can get maximum cushioning without the weight, which isn’t a common pairing, but we love it.

Paragon Tuesday Night Run – 10/29/13



How is everyone doing?  First of all, I have to give a monster shout out to one of our pacers, Samantha Bower, who destroyed the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend taking 7th Overall Female in 2:53:32.  As her coach, I could not be happier or prouder for her.  It was a thing of beauty.



As for this week’s workout, with so many in the group doing the NYC marathon the workout is VERY light.  We’re going to try and divvy up the group a little more so those that aren’t doing the marathon get in additional reps.  Anyway, we are going very simply with 60-sec pick-up and 60-sec recoveries.


This week’s run is being sponsored by Saucony, who will be raffling of a couple of pairs of the new Guide 7 AND will also be taking care of the first round of drinks at Sidebar after the run!

 How is THAT for a Tuesday night?! 


~ josh 


The “Workout”: 

  • Warm-up to the WSH
  • Intervals:

10-20 x60-sec Pick-up w/ 60-sec


  • Cool down back to the store



Paragon Sports Running Club – Tuesday, September 20th

Hi Runners,

If this weather doesn’t make you want to run, then I’m not sure what will! Come join us this Tuesday at 6:30pm as we run through the streets of NYC! Saucony is sponsoring our run this week and that means great information about new products, great raffle prizes, post-run refreshments and more!

This week’s workout is going to be good hard fun! Remember that pier that we do our speed work on? Well, we’re going to go there, but do something different, something hard, but something wonderful…

We will start by warming up to the West Side Highway and we’re going to keep running until we hit the long pier on W. 10th St. Once we get to the pier we will regroup and get going on the workout…mile repeats!!

Each lap around the pier is 0.3 miles, so we are all going to do 3 laps at 10K pace around the pier (without stopping!) and call it a mile. After you finish your 3 laps, take a slow, recovery lap around the pier. We are going to do this twice, and you should focus on keeping each mile repeat consistent. So, while we will have pacers, please bring a watch and time your own laps.

Excited? Good, me too!