As Bari mentioned in her post yesterday, it’s that time of year where we showcase some of our favorite running products in our annual Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner, although you don’t have to be a runner to enjoy or use most of these products! There are some very cool items we are including this year, just in time for you to add them to your holiday wish list. Today I want to share with you the Armpocket and New Balance Fresh Foam 980 running shoes.
What is an Armpocket? Armpocket makes running armbands, in a variety of sizes. Their armbands not only hold your phone but also have two slots for your driver’s license or credit card and enough space to hold a single key. I chose to check out the I-30 based on my phone size. I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 in an Otterbox case. I wanted something large enough to hold my phone with the case, meaning I did not want to have to remove my Otterbox in order to cram my large phone into a running armband. The I-30 perfectly fit my phone (and driver’s license and house key) with a tiny room to spare.
I was concerned the armband would cover my entire upper arm like a shield but that was not the case. It is comfortable and not cumbersome- I got used to the size of it real quick. There are two zippers on top and audio jack entry points on the bottom, a left and right one to accommodate more phone types. There is a tiny velcro piece on the side for *cord management* but I find this doesn’t do much for those of us who have to wrap long cords up to stay out of the way. I am going to figure out a way to utilize that feature better to make it do what I want it to do.
I am very much enjoying using the Armpocket and my husband LOVES it. We are taking turns using it during our runs….maybe I should get him one of his own?
The best part for me? The Armpocket allows me to utilize my newest love for long runs- the I Heart Radio app!
Next up is the New Balance Limited Edition Fresh Foam 980 running shoes that Glow in the Dark. Yeah, really- they glow in the dark.
New Balance makes a variety of running shoes, both for the neutral runner and also for the runner needing stability shoes. What a fun offering of glow in the dark shoes for the holidays!
“Designed with innovative technologies, the Fresh Foam 980 provides a revolutionary approach to neutral running by combining ultra-plush cushioning with a reduced drop from heel to forefoot and offering a super soft, bouncy ride that helps protect runners without sacrificing speed. The Fresh Foam 980 has a lightweight, breathable construction paired with a simple, plush upper to help keep your feet comfortable and protected. A special edition Glow in the Dark color way will be available for holiday shopping.”
Be on the lookout for our Official Holiday Gift Guide for the Runner post, which will be debuting Thanksgiving weekend. The most awesome part about the gift guide, besides sharing with you all about these awesome products, is that we will be giving away EVERYTHING featured in the gift guide. Now, THAT is something to get excited about!!!
Do either of these products interest you?!