Category Archives: Brands

Zensah Sports Bra Wins Bosom Buddy Award


It was just announced that the Zensah Sports Bra won the Bosom Buddy award from Women’s Running Magazine.  LTG claims that it is the #3 selling sports bra in the USA.  As an added bonus, it is made in the USA!  For those of you not familiar with Zensah, they are a leading designer and manufacturer of athletic apparel and are based in Miami.   Congratulations to Zensah!

Zensah Sports Bra 9610

The Zensah Sports Bra won the Bosom Buddy award by Women’s Running Magazine.

This bra is tremendously supportive, without compromising comfort.  As an added bonus, the attractive design and bright colors give you the freedom to wear it alone on hot Summer days.


The Zensah Sports Bra retails for $35.99, but to receive an additional discount type “Zensah” in the coupon code field during checkout at

Zensah Racey Sports Bra


The new Zensah Racey Sports Bra is out, and I love the style!  It is attractive enough to wear alone, or under a tank or tee.  Plus it is very practical for Summer activities.  The Racey Sports Bra boasts features like open mesh to ventilate sweat zones and a V-neck for a flattering look and supportive shaping.  The Zensah Sports Bras have been my favorite bras for all outdoor activities, including simple things like mowing the lawn.  Yes, I mow my own lawn.


The Zensah Racey Sports Bra has open mesh to ventilate sweat zones, and a keyhole racerback for further cooling in key areas.

Zensah® is a Miami-based company, specializing in sports compression apparel.  They are known for their innovative designs and compelling use of technology that helps fitness enthusiasts with performance and recovery.  All of their products are extremely comfortable and functional, and the Zensah Racey Sports Bra is no exception.   Made in the USA, the bra has a super soft fabric with odor preventing and moisture-wicking properties.  It is already getting rave reviews!

Zensah Racey Sports Bra

Zensah Racey Sports Bra is getting rave reviews as the best sports bra ever!

The new Racey Sports Bra is offered in 5 colors including Heather Grey, Heather Pink, Heather Purple, Heather Mint and Heather Silver.


Zensah Racey Sports Bra is available in 5 colors: Heather Gray, Heather Mint, Heather Pink, Heather Purple and Heather Silver

Zensah products are loved by athletes and fitness enthusiasts, including runners, cyclists, triathletes, yoga enthusiasts, basketball players, golfers, and soccer players. According to Leisure Trends, a NDP Group Company, Specialty Running RetailTRAK, Zensah® is the number three selling sports bra in the USA for Running Specialty.

The Zensah Racey Sports Bra is available online at  It comes in 3 sizes and is reasonably priced at $39.99.

Summer Fitness — CW-X Men’s Pro Shorts


It is interesting that CW-X Men’s Pro Shorts are featured on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Runners World, the Summer Fitness edition.  Tristan Tool, collegiate sprinter and now a high school track coach, is sporting the CW-X Men’s Pro Shorts.


CW-X Men’s Pro Shorts have been a staple in most runners’ closets, as they are extremely well made, durable, and they simply get the job done!  It is hard to believe that they retail for only $80.00 USD.  CW-X Pro Shorts feature patented conditioning wear support, which acts as a taping mechanism to support major muscle groups.  CW-X Pro Shorts support the leg muscles, and also the lower back and hips.  You won’t find shorts like this at Target or Walmart!  They are also great for hiking and all outdoor activities.  I wear the Women’s Pro Shorts when mowing the lawn!  I have a lot of grass to cut with a push mower, and these shorts can be depended on to help reduce muscle fatigue.

Purchase online at  They retail for $80.00, but you can use the Coupon Code “proshorts” for an additional 10% discount off list price.  The coupon code applies to both CW-X Men’s Pro Shorts and CW-X Women’s Pro Shorts.

Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers (Sleeves)


The newest addition to the Zensah line-up are the new Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers (Sleeves).  Zensah has had the traditional Zensah Compression Arm Sleeves on the market, but now they have added the Limitless Arm Warmers.

These are designed to be worn as a layer when transition from a cold winter to cool spring weather, and then back again in the Fall.  What makes the Arm Warmers unique is that they feature a thumb hole and fit over your knuckles for added warmth.  The compression keeps your muscles stable and warm, while the seamless technology prevents chafing.  Now you don’t have to wear a heavy jacket while going for a run or bike ride.  You can wear these with a shirt or tank to keep warm and comfortable.

They also feature a side pocket in one of the sleeves to hold gels, keys and even a phone.  Since this is compression wear, your keys will be safely stowed away compared to trying to store them in the looseness of a jacket pocket.

Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers (Sleeves)

Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers feature a functional side pocket where you can store your keys, phone or gels.


Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers (Sleeves) feature a thumb hole to help keep you warm, and keep your knuckles covered.

Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers include a functional side pocket in one of the sleeves.

Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers include a functional side pocket in one of the sleeves.


I think this is a great product and I especially liked the thumb holes, the pocket for my phone (or anything really – such a great addition), and loved the length and fit. It worked for me!” says Bonnie Lang, blogger and athletic trainer.

The new Zensah Limitless Arm Warmers (Sleeves) are available in 4 colors including Black, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, and White. They also have the same chevron pattern as the Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves. The Zensah Limitless Compression Arm Warmers are available online at

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Have a great Valentine’s Day!


SLS3 Allrounder Compression Socks – Fuchsia Pink

As the US braces for one of its worst snowstorms of the season this Valentine’s Day, think Spring with these brightly colored Compression Socks from SLS3.  We love the Compression Socks from SLS3!  Purchase online at

CW-X Women’s 3/4 Stabilyx Tights Now Available in Black/Rainbow


Our most popular selling CW-X Tights for Women are undoubtedly the CW-X Women’s 3/4 Stabilyx Tights.  The new colors rock!  The color selection includes plain Black, Black/Lime Green, Black/Purple, Black/Rainbow and Black/Raspberry.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.



The CW-X Stabilyx tights provide optimum targeted support to the core and knees. They’re ideal for runners, for activities with lateral motion and for athletes seeking our best form of knee support. The patented CW-X Support Web™ bands together the muscles and ligaments of the lower leg to stabilize the knee and reduce vibration for increased efficiency. The CW-X Support Web also harnesses the midsection, supporting the lower abdominals, hips and back to channel power through the core. Six reflective flash strips and reflective logo provide 360-degree visibility for nighttime activities.

Purchase online at

Lems Boulder Boots


We are excited to announce the long-awaited arrival of the Lems Boulder Boots!  For any of you who have enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of the Lems Primal Origins (formerly Lemings and Stem), then you are in for a treat with the new Lems Boulder Boots that hit the market yesterday.  These incorporate the lightweight and flexible sole that Lems are known for, in a boot that will offer just a bit more protection against the elements than the Primal Origins.  Considering that there is another big snowstorm headed our way, these new boots have arrived on the planet just in time…

Lems Boulder Boots

 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_3 Weighing a mere 9.9 ounces (Men’s size 43), the Boulder Boot is arguably the lightest boot in the world.  The upper is made of water-resistant nylon and full-grain leather to keep away moisture. The whole boot is completely collapsible — great for stuffing into a pack during a hike and wearing around the campfire afterwards.  There is absolutely nothing to this boot — no heel counter, no toe counter, no shank, and nothing stiff that will irritate your foot.  If you are looking for a “barely-there” boot, look no further!

Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_4 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_6 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_7

And the best part is the freedom and flexibility!

Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_9 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_10

Details about Lems Boulder Boots
Last – LemsLast™ foot-shaped
Upper – Water-resistant nylon + full-grain leather
Waterproof – No
Sole – 9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
Insole – Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
Lining – 100% Cotton
Drop – 0.0mm
Stack Height – 9.0mm
Weight – 9.9 oz
Width (size 43) – 4.2 – 4.4″

Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_11 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_12 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_13 Lems_W_Boulder_Boot_14


The Lems Boulder Boots are available in two styles:  Lems Boulder Boots for Men and Lems Boulder Boots for Women.  Shop online at and receive free shipping on all orders to US and Canada, and low flat rate shipping to other international destinations.

Zensah — The Number One Selling Leg Sleeve Brand


I love the Zensah Leg Sleeves!  They are made in the USA, and they are so comfortable!  They seem to have a bit less compression than CEP, but that makes them more suitable as my preference for daily wear.  Congratulations for Zensah for this recognition as the #1 selling leg sleeve.  Buy them online at

Here is the official press release from Zensah released November 29, 2012:

Zensah®- The Number One Selling Leg Sleeve Brand
Zensah® is the number one selling compression leg sleeve in run specialty according to Leisure Trends Group Data

Miami, FL – November 28, 2012 – Zensah® is the number one selling compression leg sleeve for running specialty, according to Leisure Trends Group Specialty Running Retail TRAK™ YTD Data.

Leisure Trends Group (LTG) is a leading market research firm, measuring trends and information about prominent markets like Running Specialty. Their data provides insight into standout items in the running industry, based on data from point of sale at retail.

LTG’s most recent year to date statistics (January – November 2012) state Zensah Compression Apparel as the number one selling compression leg sleeve in the USA for Running Specialty. Zensah® is the best selling compression leg sleeve four years in a row (2009-2012).

Lee Silverman of JackRabbit Sports in NYC says, “We have been working with Zensah for the past 5 years, and in 2012 we sold more than twice as many calf sleeves as the next leading brand. The variety of colors and styles allows us to match the tastes of many different runners, the product is consistently high quality, and re-ordering is simple and effortless.”

The premise behind compression apparel is that it helps runners to improve circulation, prevent muscle injury, and speed up recovery. Zensah® is the leading compression brand four years running. In addition to their top selling leg sleeves, they are recognized among athletes for their compression socks, ankle sleeves, and seamless sports bra. Their products can be found in specialty stores across the nation.

Suzanne Kerpel, Marketing Director at Zensah® says, “We are excited to announce Zensah as the number one selling compression leg sleeves! We are especially thankful for our Running Specialty partners who have helped us grow the Zensah® brand.“

About Zensah: Zensah® is a Miami-based company, specializing in sports compression apparel. Their seamless compression products are praised by athletes and fitness enthusiasts, including runners, cyclists, and triathletes. Zensah® offers compression products for performance and recovery. According to Leisure Trends Group Specialty Running RetailTRAK™, Zensah® has the number one selling Compression Leg Sleeves in the US for Running Specialty.

How do Compression Sleeves and Socks Work?

Standard just recently added the Zensah line of compression sleeves and socks to our line-up. Zensah started a blog, and one of their first posts was titled “How do Compression Socks and Compression Sleeves Work?“. I thought this was one of the best explanations ever.

Zensah Compression Socks

The greatest amount of compression is located towards the bottom of the ankle, and then decreases as you go up the calf. This helps to move the blood flow back up through your body. The Zensah blog explains the process better:

“Compression also minimizes Compression improves circulation and oxygenated blood flow to improve performance and enhance recovery. Enhanced blood flow causes deoxygenated blood to return back to the heart at a faster rate, which then allows oxygen rich blood to flow back throughout the body. This improved circulation reduces the buildup of lactic acid so that muscles do not experience stiffness or delayed onset muscle soreness that may occur in the days following strenuous exercise. Without the negative effects of lactic acid buildup, athletes can increase endurance and muscles feel more energized and rebuild muscles sooner.”

One of the interesting things is that compression socks and sleeves aren’t just for athletes or working out. Many people have to be on their feet when they are at work, and others travel frequently and for long periods of time. Compression socks and sleeves will help relieve and prevent the achiness you may experience in your calves after being on your feet all day or after long hours in a car or plane.

Purchase Zensah Compression Socks online at Zensah Compression Socks. They currently come in four colors: Argyle, Black, Pink, Sand and White. We love the Zensah compression socks and sleeves!

Report from a Marathon Trail Runner: Do You Really Need Compression Shorts and Tights?


I loved this article written by a marathon trail runner that outlines the benefits of compression shorts and tights from CW-X.  He said that he would never wear tights and/or compression shorts, but now he is a convert!

Do you really need compression shorts and tights? | Trail Running Club.

Buy CW-X Men’s Compression Shorts and Tights online at  CW-X Men’s Compression Shorts and Tights