Until a few weeks ago, I haven’t had a pair of K-Swiss sneakers on my fit since six-grade when I was on the tennis team. That’s so long ago that I can’t even do the math to figure out the year. If you play or played tennis you know K-Swiss because K-Swiss introduced the first leather tennis shoe at Wimbledon in 1966. Today, K·Swiss still makes great tennis footwear, but now offers running, training, nautical, and “minimalist” footwear.
When I recently visited my niece in Santa Monica, CA, we checked out the new K-Swiss store on Main Street. After trying several pairs on at the store, the clerk pointed me to the Blade-Max Glide, a great run training shoe (as opposed to a lightweight racer). I loved it because with my high arches, I need a shoe with tons of cushion and this one delivers.
As soon as you try on the shoe, you’ll also notice that there aren’t any seams so your foot just, well, glides in it. It’s surprisingly light (just 9 ounces) but not as light that it compromises in the cushioning and has just right amount of support that my foot needs. I’ve worn the shoe for runs of 3-8 miles and also wear it to CrossFit, where I have found it’s great on days that you have to do impact exercise like box jumps or double-unders (jumping rope).
We’re going to give away one pair of women’s K-Swiss Blade-Max Glide ($120 SRP) running shoes today-Wednesday.
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