Friday, August 19, 2011

To achieve inner peace, start on the outside.

There is no doubt that the strength and power required for any yoga practice must come from within. But that doesn’t mean feeling good on the outside can’t help you deepen your inner focus. The Anue yoga line from New Balance was designed to do just that. This premium collection of yoga tops, bottoms and jackets uses organic cotton jersey, rich fleeced French terry and flexible Lycra® fabrics that offer supreme comfort and flexibility during everything from sun salutations to inverted poses.

The focus of the Anue line this season is super-soft fabrics, soothing colors and flowing graphics that mimic nature. Each piece is designed with a woman’s form in mind and can go from workout to play with ease. Wear them during your practice and after. There’s no need to change clothes. From form-fitting camis to warm hoodies and jackets, there is something for every mood or type of weather.

The detail work found in this line is just as varied. Many of the patterns were created with hand techniques that make each piece a wearable work of art. No two are exactly alike.

Performance apparel isn’t just limited to running or fitness class. The same principles can be enjoyed in your yoga practice. So slip into the Anue yoga line from New Balance today and ascend to a whole new level of peace and comfort.

-- Shoe Girl

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pint-Size Performers hit the Schoolyard

New Balance Kids 688
The need for performance shoes isn’t limited to adults. Kids can also benefit from the technology, support and durability provided by superior running shoes.

New Balance has applied this philosophy to its line of back-to-school shoes, in particular, the Kids 688 and Kids 790. These pint-size performers offer the same great styles and color choices as their parents’ shoes.

The 790 borrows style features from the upper of the popular adult New Balance 890. The modern look serves an important function, too, providing a soft, yet supportive, fit. Inside, the 790 features New Balance’s proprietary ABZORB® technology in the heel and a C-Cap midsole to reduce the impact of heel strike.

 The 688 also features ABZORB® cushioning in the heel and even more great colors that will stand out in the schoolyard. All white and all black options are also available to meet the requirements of some school dress codes. The choice of closures is just as vast. The 688 is offered with laces, a hook and loop closure and a stretch lace/strap closure.

Both the 688 and the 790 are available in wide widths as well to accommodate growing feet and offer leather/mesh uppers for durability as well as non-marking rubber outsoles.

So, while your kids may still be years away from running their first marathons, they still need shoes that will stand up to their rough and rugged play. The 688 and 790 are two styles that are ready for the challenge. View all the great color combinations available now at

-- Shoe Girl