I’ve been so excited for the Atreyu Base Model v2 to come out. Last summer, I ran in the first version. The first version of any shoe can be rough, let alone a brand new running shoe brand. That was not the case with Atreyu, and they wildly impressed me. I felt like they filled a void where running shoes lacked…the lightweight trainer.
Lightweight trainers like the Saucony Kinvara have been around for years, but they are slowly going away in favor of carbon-plated workout shoes. Sometimes you don’t want all of that! Sometimes you want an inexpensive under $100 trainer, and the Atreyu Base Model v2 is just that.
Between reviewing the first version and now, I met one of the Atreyu owners, Mike, at the Believe in the Run event in Baltimore in July 2021. My experiences with the Atreyu owners have always been positive. In fact, I dare say one of the most positive of any brand. It’s easy to support a good product with even better people.
Recently, someone asked what I would change if I could go back in time and was new to running. Truthfully, there isn’t a lot I would change. As cliche as it sounds, some of my stupid mistakes are what led me to where I am now. There are lessons I’ve learned the hard way with running, but I think we all have.
I won’t lie, I’ve wanted an Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress since they came out. Apparently, so does everyone else because they’ve been sold out for months. For whatever reason, I happened to be on the Outdoor Voices website at the right time and found myself having access to a dress.
The Upper Canyonback Trail is located in Encino, CA, in the Santa Monica Mountains. In short, it’s a gorgeous view of the Los Angeles and Hollywood area. Just driving to the trailhead, we drove past multi-million dollar homes. I was even hoping to bump shoulders with a celebrity. I saw a few people on the trail, but who knows.
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Superfeet. I was excited to learn that Superfeet recently came out with a new insole: The Superfeet ADAPT Run Insole. As many people know, I’ve worked in the running industry for years. I’ve known about the original Superfeet product for a decade (wow, time flies).
They are designed as comfortable orthotics. The ADAPT Run is a comfort insole, a running insole, and can be used to add a little extra cushion (whether you are healthy or injured). It is not designed to correct anything so you don’t need to worry about it changing your gait.