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Parkour Shoes and Reviews

On Jumping on Entrepreneurship

As parkour has grown in popularity, a lot of companies have created and sold parkour shoes. A lot of people ask me what is the best shoe for parkour, so I’ve put together this guide to the most common shoes people might suggest for parkour. This is by no means an exhaustive list, these are just the most common ones that I have enough experience with to review.

One quick note: I am a big fan of minimalist shoes. There’s a lot of research out there that shows that the more padding and cushioning a shoe has, the MORE damage it does to your feet, knees, and hips. That’s out of the scope of this article though.

Full disclosure: In early 2010 I received some free Ariakes from K-Swiss. This has not influenced my review, but I wanted to be transparent.

K-Swiss Ariake [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="K-Swiss Ariake Parkour Shoe"][/caption]Price: Around $100

Description: This was the first shoe created and marketed specifically for Parkour. They’re made by K-Swiss. They sent a lot of free pairs out to traceurs a few years ago to help spread the word about being a Parkour shoe. Many people wearing Ariakes got theirs for free, either directly from K-Swiss or from someone who got them from K-Swiss. They also come in lots of different (and crazy) colors, which can be a pro or a con depending on your preference. :)

Boston Weekend Roundup/Week Preview 8/16-17

On Boston Sports Daily

Patriots –

On Friday night the Patriots took on the Eagles and I told you a couple things to look for. Here are some results and some other things that come to mind after the 42-35 win.

The quarterbacks played pretty well, especially Tom Brady. Overall, Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Ryan Mallett combined to go 21/33 for 226 yards with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. The interception of course was the result of a lineman-turned-tight end who blatantly ran the wrong route and left Brady out to dry. Other than that it was smooth sailing for the passing game. Garoppolo did get the nod to come out second and he exceled in his role and it looks like Mallett has one more foot out the door despite his performance.

The wide receivers were solid once again. Aaron Dobson didn’t see any time just coming off the PUP list, but preseason week 1 standout Brian Tyms caught 3 balls on 7 targets including a touchdown. He showed once again that he wants to be a part of this team and with the time that Belichick gave him, it looks like he’s reciprocated the feeling. The two receivers that Brady looked to the most were Kenbrell Thompkins and Julian Edelman, not so different from last year, but it’s a matter of time before Brandon LaFell becomes more prevalent given his rapport with the younger QBs.

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