Running Shop Laconia NH

Local resource for running shops in Laconia. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to running apparel and fitness gear, as well as advice and content on running.

Bootleggers Footwear
(603) 524-1276
574 Main Street
Laconia, NH
 
Piches Ski Shop Inc
(603) 524-2068
318 Gilford Ave
Gilford, NH
 
Nordic Skier Sports
(603) 569-3151
47 N Main St
Wolfeboro, NH
 
Plymouth Ski & Sports Inc
(603) 536-2338
97 Main St
Plymouth, NH
 
Winnipesaukee Kayak Co., Inc.
(603) 569-9926
17 Bay Street, P.O. Box 2163
Wolfeboro, NH
 
Bootleggers Footwear
(603) 524-3584
1458 Lakeshore Road
Guilford, NH
 
Bootleggers Footwear
(603) 279-7463
314 Daniew Webster Hwy.
Meredith, NH
 
Bootleggers Footwear
(603) 569-3560
2 North Main St
Wolfeboro, NH
 
Sports & Marine Parafunalia
(603) 279-8077
38 NH Route 25
Meredith, NH
 
Wild Meadow Canoe and Kayak
(603) 253-7536
Rte 25
Center Harbor, NH
 

Brooks Green Silence $100

Brooks Green Silence $100
The Green Silence is Brooks’ first new racing shoe in a decade.  

The shoe demonstrates that performance and sustainability are compatible; many of the components are made from recycled plastics and the shoe is built with water-based adhesives and uses soy-based inks. The new midsole geometry provides flexibility and cushioning, with just enough outersole for traction and durability. The upper is open mesh with a nicely cushioned tongue that opens only on the lateral side in order to provide extra medial support. The shoes have a unique appearance, as the contrasting red and yellow colors are transposed, so the shoes aren’t identical, and the midsole of the right is red, while the left is yellow. The curved shape favors the higher-arched feet, however the roomy forefoot may allow enough wiggle room for lowerarched feet to find an acceptable fit.

  • Sizes: men 4–12,13,14 (unisex)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (men’s 11)
  • Shape: semi-curved to curved
  • Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or just beyond
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Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175

Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175
Newton’s neutral trainer Gravitas=Gravity (Gravitas is Latin for gravity) has reached the second round, with some improvements. The upper continues with the same stretchy airmesh as before, but has altered the overlays to provide the saddle-like support with a bit more open forefoot.  

The midsole features a denser foam throughout, both for durability and improved responsiveness. The heel has been slightly reshaped to aid in transition—yes, you’re expected to land on your midfoot or forefoot, but it takes some getting used to—as does the aforementioned reshaped heel. The outersole has a tougher rubber compound on the actuator lugs, blown rubber beneath the toes, and carbon rubber in the heel. Bottom line? The shoe has been upgraded, adding value to a well-designed, high-end shoe.

NEUTRAL PERFORMANCE

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14; Women 5–12

Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board

For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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Vasque Transistor FS $100

Vasque Transistor FS $100
Here Vasque takes a different approach to construction and improves performance in the process. Using a new, better-fitting last that’s contoured to represent the bottom of your feet (most other lasts are fairly flat-bottomed), the construction merges the Strobel board and innersole for the first time in a trail shoe.  

Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.

  • PERFORMANCE TRAIL
  • Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved
  • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
  • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
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Manchester City Marathon
November
Manchester, NH
manchestermarathon@yahoo.com
http://www.cityofmanchestermarathon.com
Clarence Demar Marathon
September
Keene, NH
demar_race@yahoo.com
http://www.clarencedemar.com
Clarence DeMar, seven-time winner of the Boston Marathon, lived and worked in the Monadnock Region during the 1930's. Among marathoners, DeMar is remembered as one of the all-time greats. No other marathoner has won seven times at Boston. His seventh victory in Boston came in 1930, when he became the oldest winner of the event at the age of 41. He still holds that record as well. As a competitor, DeMar was legendary. In 1983, DeMar's widow, Margaret DeMar Arnold told a story which takes the legend a little further. Just a few days before he died of cancer in 1958, Mrs. Arnold recalled, "Clarence crawled into the backyard and planted a garden. He simply refused to give up."
New Hampshire Marathon
October
Bristol, NH
race@nhmarathon.com
http://www.nhmarathon.com
The New Hampshire Marathon is pleased to offer many services in addition to the world-class race. Any race questions please call Everett at 603-744-3335 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 603-744-3335 On Friday night, don't miss the wonderful pre-race pasta dinner at the Bristol Masonic Hall. During the race, you'll find mile markers and frequent water/sports drinks stops. After the race, there are plenty of refreshments for the racers, showers, complimentary massages by www.neiwh.com massage students, and entertainment in the park. Arts and Craft Show 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Newfound Memorial Middle School. Call Nancy at 744-9488 or camry@metrocast.net for more information. After Race Party at Kathleen's Cottage, from 4 p.m. on, 10% off (food only, drinks not discounted). Photographs by Marie Forcier. Visit her website at www.marieforcier.com.