6Oct

It’s that time of year again. Leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, everything is pumpkin flavored and…..it’s starting to get dark. Dark in the morning, dark in the evening. It’s just plain dark. 

No matter how much we try to deny it summer is over, autumn is here and it brings with it a whole new set of considerations for running, not the least of which is learning to run in the dark. If you are an early riser (and by early we mean before 7am, which come on, the day is half over by then!) you have probably found yourself with limited visibility on the road when you go for a run. If you found or fell back in love with running during the lockdown and want to keep it up through the long night then you’ll want to have the right gear to see and be seen. 

We recommend the following: 

A headlamp – the most basic piece of equipment you can invest in. It will light your way and help cars see you coming. We have several to choose from that are rechargeable or battery operated.

Reflective vests – these are easily adjustable to be worn on top of anything. They will not light your way but they will definitely light you up when cars come your way. Think about the last time you were driving and saw someone on the side of the road at the last second and thought “why weren’t they wearing something brighter?”

Reflective lights – these magnetic, blinking lights can be put on anything. Your pants, your shirt, your hat, your dog, anything. We cannot stress enough, the more reflective items you wear the better you will be seen!

If you like to carry your phone for music or safety reasons we have reflective arms bands and reflective waist pouches to carry it in. This time of year most cold weather or winter running gear has additional reflective striping which won’t do on its own but will be a nice compliment to your other items. 

You really can’t overdo it with lights or reflective items this time of year. You may end up looking like a Christmas tree running down the road but at least you will be a seen Christmas tree! Don’t hesitate to stop in to see what we have and ask us any questions! We are committed to finding you all the right gear for your activities! 

Now if you will excuse us, it’s time for our pumpkin latte with our pumpkin muffin and a side of pumpkin bread.

6Oct

“I’ve started running again but my feet are killing me!”

“I went on a run with a friend and now my shins hurt!”

“My significant other and I have been walking more and now my heels ache”

Have you or someone you know uttered one of the above phrases? If so then contact the law offices of L..…just kidding! You aren’t entitled to any compensation but you are entitled to good footwear and that’s where we come in. 

COVID-19 has gotten people on their feet more and with that motion sometimes comes aches and pains. As you increase the time on your feet, whether it be walking or running, you want to make sure you are in the best shoe for you. When you come see us we will make sure we measure your feet and ask the right questions to find out how and where you will be using the shoes.

Finding something comfortable is our main goal but through our process we can narrow down the best style for your and the right features for your activity. We can also recommend additions to the shoes such as footbeds, socks or a fun pair of sunglasses (ok, those have nothing to do with your feet but who doesn’t like sunglasses?). 

From long-time runners/walkers to novices we can all experience discomfort now and then, trust us you are not alone in that. Our goal here is to address the issues to keep you moving forward and feeling good! So stop in, tell us your story and let’s talk about what you are looking for. We don’t have magic shoes but we do have a pretty awesome process to getting something comfortable on your feet!

28Apr

by Jess Harms
We have seen some ugly feet.  And we are referring, of course, to our own. Calluses, blisters, black toenails…as runners we have had our fair share of all of those. As people who spend their living working with feet, we are not immune to the issues we see walk into our store. But allow us to share with you one of our favorite remedies to sore feet: socks. 

That’s right, socks. You may have heard us utter the phrase “cotton is rotten” and when it comes to socks, we really mean it.  Whether you’re a runner, hiker, walker or someone who just really likes wearing shoes, socks are just as important when it comes to your foot health.  A good, moisture-wicking, well fitting pair of socks will do wonders.  

Take stock of your sock drawer and think about parting ways with your old, baggy, holey socks; they aren’t doing you any favors. A good pair of socks should hug your feet. The heel shouldn’t be wrapped somewhere around your ankle. Ideally, your socks also shouldn’t have any seams. Think about it, seams are just another place for a blister to occur. Also make sure that your sock comes higher than the collar of your shoe, otherwise you risk it slipping down into the shoe and causing more of the issues we are trying to prevent. 

A good pair of socks should be made up of a moisture wicking material. That could be a poly-nylon blend or it could be a nice merino wool or mohair. We are particular fans of the latter two because they will keep your feet moisture free year round. Yes, wool is even good in the summer (let’s break down some stereotypes!). Not to mention that wool is anti-microbial so it will keep the stink away too! The synthetic blends work really well too so if that makes you more comfortable, go for it! Good socks can change the game, we promise. We can’t promise they will make you run, walk, hike or work faster but we have faith that your feet will thank you all the same. 

7Oct

A new website “Run603” has been developed as a resource for runners and race organizers to post and share races being held in the southwestern area of NH. Anyone holding a race can submit their race to the race calendar at http://www.run603.com.

“As a business who’s mission is to support our local community, we see an ever increasing number of running/walking event fundraisers each year.  All of these events raise money for great causes, but nowhere locally existed a calendar to keep them all in one place for Southwestern NH.  We launched Run603.com to be an umbrella calendar site for race directors to plan their date around what already existed, and for runners to pick and choose what local race they might be interested in participating in.  We hope this site will be used regularly, and will become a mainstay for the run/walk community here in the Greater Keene area.”  – Ted McGreer


6Mar

Despite the snow on the ground spring is blooming at Ted’s with lots of new items.

The latest to arrive is On Running. Developed in Switzerland On’s patented CloudTec® technology is engineered to deliver a soft landing followed by an explosive take-off. The result? An unbelievably light running sensation. And no compromise on cushioning and impact protection. In other words, running on clouds.

Feartured: Cloudswift sneaker

 

The game-changing Bondi is the most cushioned shoe in HOKA ONE ONE®’s road-shoe lineup. The Bondi 6 offers a smooth, balanced ride delivered by the full- EVA midsole, the comfortable and breathable upper, and our Meta-Rocker technology. This delivers a consistent ride for all distances. The Bondi 6 will take you far and wide in comfort.

 

 

 

 

We’ve got the blues! Teal and easter egg blue is the trending color for spring and we have plenty of it in store for you!

 

 

 

 

 

New spring arrivals from Dansko. The Madalyn sandal available in Taupe, Mango, and Black and the Malin in brown.
 

 

 

 

New colors in Goodr and Tifosi sunglasses.

29Jan

How much you will be saving Saturday is all on Punxsutawney Phil and whether he sees his shadow, or not! However, we do promise you some great savings no matter what the results are Saturday!

If Phil sees his shadow and we have six more weeks of winter we are offering 25% off all day Saturday on boots and anything longsleeve.

If Spring is around the corner come in for 20% off boots and anything longsleeve in addition to free socks with any sneaker purchase.

AND no matter the result we know there is going to still be some great skiing left this winter so ENTER TO WIN four tickets to Bromley mountain with your purchase!

 

29Jan

We are conducting free pressure point analysis (a $30 value).

You perform best when your shoes fit perfectly, you feel comfortable, and balanced. Your footwear becomes an extension of your body. Converting your shoes to a complete three-dimensional match of your foot is going to move you forward.

This pressure analysis enables us to find high pressure and unbalanced areas on your feet which can lead to a plethora of issues up the chain.

We’re able to use the data we collect to offload pressure areas and create better alignment from ankle to knee to hip.

It also allows us to evaluate the shoes you’re currently wearing to make sure these high pressure areas are eliminated.

21Dec

Kick off the new year with a FUN bRUNch! We will have a 5K route starting and ending at Ted’s Shoe and Sport. After the run Street and Savory will have their food truck in our parking lot selling breakfast food (cash and card).

This run is all about fun – no bibs, no timers – just fun runners! All runners welcome of all abilities.

The run will start at 10:00am! Don’t forget your water bottles!

The Menu:
Fried local eggs on panzanella salad, made with Fire Dog’s baguettes
Truck made sweet fennel sausage
Pancakes with fresh fruit and local maple syrup
Fresh juice and sparkling cider
Prime Roast Coffee
About Street & Savory
“Street & Savory Food Truck represents diverse street eats, bringing innovative cuisine to Keene and beyond. Check out their schedule and locations on Facebook and Instagram!”