Summer Products

The summer has finally heated up and set in.  Not only has the calander summer came but it feels like summer.  On Tuesday it was 94 degrees here (although the thunder storms made it a little more bearable…until the power went out).

Last month I did an extremely late post about the items I loved for Spring.

Now I’m doing an early post thinking about items I am enjoying this summer. Maybe I’ll do a second post for items I like in the late summer too.  [None of these products are sponsored]


Saucony Triumph:

I’ve mentioned I’ve been enjoying the Saucony Triumphs a lot more than initially anticipated.  I’ve gone through 2 pairs already and am on my third pair.  I think I should do an updated review because my thoughts have changed drastically on the shoe itself (in a good way).

A photo of the Saucony triumph on some flowers...
A photo of the Saucony triumph on some flowers…

The R8 Roller

This 120 foam roller is the best thing I’ve purchased for my running.  The roller blade wheels physically clamp onto your muscles (don’t do your Shins, that will result in pain!).

We first started carrying these at work a few months ago and since then I’ve been obsessed.  I realized early that I needed to buy myself one.  I’ve had everything from the stick to an actual foam roller, honestly these get the deepest of anything.  The only real drawback is that they do have a $120 price tag.  It’s well worth it in my opinion. 


Sanuk Sandels

I like them because they are an open toed sandal but do provide a little bit of arch support.  I always tell people that working at a running store has made me a diva about what goes on my feet. If it’s not comfortable…I’m not wearing it.

ha I even wore them on my wedding day.
ha I even wore them on my wedding day.

Saucony Kineta Relay Shoe

I think Saucony has done great updates to all their shoes lately.   I was excited to see what they were doing with a “casual” nonrunning shoe.  I walked around NYC in the Sacuony Kineta relay and it was extremely comfortable.

Taken from their website because I didn't take a photo when they were clean.
Taken from their website because I didn’t take a photo when they were clean.


It has memory foam at the bottom so it molds to your feet.  Plus they are a little cuter than running shoes (with more support than flats). I can worry about fashion versus comfort for non running shoes right? 

Saucony's in NY action.
Saucony’s in NY action. You can see how bright their shoe laces are)

So right now those are a few things I’m enjoying this early summer.

Questions for you:

What products are you enjoying this summer?

Do you wear or are you a shoe diva like me?

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  1. Ha I’m the same way with shoes, I only wear what’s comfortable. That’s means I often ditch heels for flats, luckily I’m tall enough on my own. I do try to find stylish sneakers for walking around but I still want comfort. I’ll have to check out the sandals you mentioned!

    1. As someone who has been married for almost 5 years, I can assure you, you would use the roller way more often than the china… and most things people put on registries.

  2. I’m all about the comfort. One of my go-to pairs of shoes are Nike SkyHigh’s, aka sneaker wedges. Although they may not be as cute as a strappy pair of sandals they are beyond comfortable and let me do my awkward dance moves at the bar.

  3. SO glad your store carries the Roll Recovery – it’s a local product out here, so I know the owners and am so proud of their success. And yes, it is definitely worth the $120 price tag.

  4. I’ve been eying those sandals for awhile. They look really cool and comfortable. I think we’re carrying them at the new lifestyle store Charm City Run is opening next month so I’ll probably get a pair when we get them in.

  5. Comfort is definitely important to me! I usually wear Reebok Skyscape sneakers every day because they’re so comfy and lightweight. I also only buy sandals with lots of flip flops for me!

  6. I too aim for comfy shoes! When I’m not wearing running shoes (I often wear them for errands and for daily use), I’m usually wearing Sperry. I have a pair that are pretty broken in and love them and they go with most everything. Plus boat shoes are popular in Charleston. I have rainbow flip flops that I like too. I don’t do heels because I’m awkward enough walking in flip flops…

    I hope you guys get power restored soon! I’ve seen your posts and been thinking about you and how bad it must be to deal without it for days.

  7. The hippie in me is a Birkenstock girl, through and through. I love them, even when they don’t look great with what I’m wearing. I’m all about the comfort.

  8. I am such a shoe diva! I love trying them on and I can never have enough pairs – road. trail. track. I need a pair for every occasion 🙂

      1. For the trails, I’m using Scott Kinabalus. On the roads, I’m using Saucony Guides. And my new road racing favorites are Salomon X-Series. There are so many great shoes out there!

  9. I’m loving Forever 21 workout apparel, because… cheap + pretty decent condition! The Triumphs have become my best friend. I forget I’m wearing shoes with these. I am in love 100%.

  10. I wear my birks all year round! I desperately need a new pair and honestly I’m going to go with the exact same style and color because I love them so much! The only thing I’ve really bought for myself this summer so far has been a pair of high waisted shorts from forever 21 which I love! They have so many different styles and reasonably priced which is the best part!

  11. I love the look of the R8 Roller ~ I hope it becomes available in the UK soon!

    I’m definitely a comfortable shoes person. I always have been, aside from a few teenage years when I decided that I’d better try to become some kind of ersatz ‘normal’ person and walk around in shoes with heels. Never again. It’s running shoes or nothing for me!

  12. Is it horrible for me to say that my sunless tanner is probably my favourite summer product? 😆 I just have super sensitive skin that I’m afraid of burning, and no real patience to lie out and get a real tan, so the one from a bottle is a godsend.

  13. I’ve always wondered about the sanuk sandels. I might have to invest in a pair.

  14. This summer I am LIVING off my body glide. I have never had chaffing under my arms so badly before and the glide definitely helps! I am also loving my vivobarefoot sandals. They are kind of odd looking, but really comfortable. You actually can run in them, but I’ll stick with my Saucony Kinvaras for that 🙂

  15. I definitely need that roller…but I don’t think I can justify that purchase right now…but, it’s good to know it’s out there!! I also need those sandals ASAP. I’m with you – if it doesn’t feel good on my feet, I’m not wearing it!

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