Sport shoes – Keds Shoes For Women http://kedsshoesforwomen.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:59:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-64.png Sport shoes – Keds Shoes For Women http://kedsshoesforwomen.com/ 32 32 Federer’s Roger Pro tennis shoes: Are they the best ever? https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/federers-roger-pro-tennis-shoes-are-they-the-best-ever/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:32:16 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/federers-roger-pro-tennis-shoes-are-they-the-best-ever/ E once in a while, a tennis shoe comes along and becomes an instant, timeless classic. It resonates with tennis players and fans alike, capturing the true essence of style, culture and this moment in the sport’s history in the making. This year, we saw the launch of the signature shoe of one of the […]]]>
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once in a while, a tennis shoe comes along and becomes an instant, timeless classic.

It resonates with tennis players and fans alike, capturing the true essence of style, culture and this moment in the sport’s history in the making.

This year, we saw the launch of the signature shoe of one of the greatest of all time on the streets (or on the tennis courts). Roger Federer got to work with On and created “THE ROGER Pro”. The brand’s first high-performance tennis shoes.

So what’s so special about it? And why does it deserve a place in the Tennis Shoe Hall of Fame?

Prototyoe of THE ROGER Pro which took two years to manufacture and appeared at Wimbledon in 2021

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Well, they were developed by the man himself with the brand that until now has specialized in running.

Features

Technologically, a 100% carbon fiber “speedboard” is integrated into the midsole to absorb shock on impact with the ground and give extra energy return to quickly prepare you for your next move and shot.

On

The thin cross-hatched grip on the outsole was designed to limit squeaking on hard courts.

Verdict

Aesthetically, in true Federer style, the finished product has super smart clean lines (as you would expect) to complete the package and make this hotshot a surefire winner.

Even though Roger Federer will be sadly absent from Wimbledon this summer, we see no reason why these groundbreaking tennis shoes won’t become a sought-after and beloved collector’s item, earning their place in the history books.

I picked up two pairs. One to enjoy a game or two and the others to store in a safe and well-protected place for 30 years.

evening standard

The evolution of tennis shoes

Beginning with the humble canvas-covered Dunlop Green Flash sole in the mid-1930s, these shoes were worn by British Grand Slam champion Fred Perry who won Wimbledon three times in the iconic shoe. This original trailblazer has since snowballed and can now be considered part of today’s Gen Z street style.

Fred Perry on the grass courts during the championships in 1936

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Moving forward a few decades, Adidas signed Stan Smith in 1978 to endorse its very first leather tennis sneakers (which were originally created in the mid-1960s and named after Robert Haillet, a tennis player French who retired from the sport). The shoes have remained a mainstay of the brand’s collection and have evolved into the fashion shoes they are today.

Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon in 1980

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At the dawn of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Nike entered the fray with their “Wimbledon” shoe sporting the brand’s signature Swoosh sign. John McEnroe wore them in the famous 1980 final on the hallowed turf of SW19. You may remember that infamous tiebreaker against Bjorn Borg, who incidentally showed off his signature Diadora Elite sneakers. In turn, these are quickly becoming casual classics.

Andre Agassi in 1990

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Then the game changer arrived. Andre Agassi made headlines in the 90s with his colorful hot pink lava kit, long flowing locks and neon Nike Air Tech Challenge II pumps – setting a trend for years to come. Technological advancements in the market and competition were hot on his heels, including the Victory Court pumps from Reebok and Michael Chang.

When ‘Pistol’ Pete Sampras burst onto the center court scene (circa 2000), no one could stop him and the Nike Air Ocillate sneakers he wore for most of his career – adding multiple tournaments of the Grand Slam to his CV.

This paved the way for Adidas to return to action in 2004 with arguably their most iconic and indestructible ‘Barricade’ pair to kickstart the modern era. Champions like Ana Ivanovic, Justine Henin, Marat Safin, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray contributed to their popularity and success.

Ana Ivanovic winner of Roland Garros in 2008

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In 2010, during Rafa Nadal’s fifth Roland Garros title campaign on clay (as well as sweeping all three Masters 1000 tournaments in the same year) and following his pirate gear phase, we could only marvel in front of his Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 2.3s, which catapulted these tennis shoes into the spotlight.

Rafael Nadal’s Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 2.3 at Roland Garros in 2010

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Roger Federer then turned up the heat in the first round of Wimbledon in 2013 with his orange Nike Vapor 9 sole. Officials told him to stop wearing them because they were not respecting their strict white dress code. The following year, the Nike Air Jordan and the NikeCourt Flare by Serena Williams arrived. Williams’ shoe included a unique ankle support collar and the inspiration for it came from Kobe Bryant’s basketball sneakers.

Serena Williams wearing NikeCourt Flare at US Open 2014

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These days, top professionals such as Dimitrov, Nadal and Murray have their shoes specially designed and customized for their own specific needs. Some sneakers you currently see worn by your favorite player on tour are actually a few seasons old and have been cosmetically updated to look like a new incarnation. Others could be a hybrid or even custom made and not for sale.

Andy Murray wearing bespoke Under Armor shoes at the Madrid Open in 2022

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Carbitex expands flexible carbon fiber plate footwear for work and sport https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/carbitex-expands-flexible-carbon-fiber-plate-footwear-for-work-and-sport/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:27:47 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/carbitex-expands-flexible-carbon-fiber-plate-footwear-for-work-and-sport/ Photo credit: Carbitex Carbitex (Kennewick, Washington, USA) expands its advances on its flexible AFX technology platform for high-performance footwear with two new carbon fiber innovations. AFX Puncture Proof (AFX-AP), designed for added protection in the commercial workwear market, and AFX Formed, focused on performance athletic footwear, both built on the asymmetrically flexible AFX technology platform […]]]>

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Carbitex (Kennewick, Washington, USA) expands its advances on its flexible AFX technology platform for high-performance footwear with two new carbon fiber innovations. AFX Puncture Proof (AFX-AP), designed for added protection in the commercial workwear market, and AFX Formed, focused on performance athletic footwear, both built on the asymmetrically flexible AFX technology platform of the firm that is rigid in one direction and highly flexible in the other.

Carbitex claims its AFX-AP material is a multi-layered composite plate that offers a high degree of performance. The company claims it’s the only patented plate with puncture protection and asymmetric flex that provides uncompromising comfort while preventing the foot from flexing too much and has great flexibility in the other direction for more movement. ergonomic. Carbitex believes its latest material innovation introduces a paradigm shift in construction footwear, expanding the possibility of lighter work footwear that does not require heavy protective soles and excels in safety, stability and performance throughout. throughout the day. AFX-AP passes global industry test standards (ASTM F2412-11, EN 12568:2010, CZA Z195-14) and is ideal for workers at increased risk of foot injuries, as often seen in construction, workwear and utility sectors.

For the athletic performance shoe market, Carbitex AFX Formed extends the existing AFX flexible carbon plate material with a pre-shaped angle to generate a responsive landing while allowing for more natural downforce. AFX Formed is designed to deliver a responsive ride, provide stability to increase efficiency over time, and protect the foot, all shaped to align with the runner’s natural gait. The Carbitex AFX Formed plate is customized to the needs and shoe designs of each brand partner.

“AFX has become a staple in our product offering. With the evolution to AFX Formed and AFX Puncture Proof, we can tap into new business segments and new brands looking to perform better, whether on a construction site or on a marathon route,” Clark Morgan, vice president of business development and customer product development. at Carbitex, says. “Expanding the properties of our patented technology continues to bring new benefits to the footwear market, enabling a transformational shift in traditional thinking about how performance and utility footwear can be constructed.”

AFX-AP is Carbitex’s first foray into the work and utility footwear markets and is available to brand partners beginning fall 2022 for product release to market as early as fall 2023.

AFX Formed, as featured in the Altra Vanish Carbon, is available to consumers now for the Spring 2022 season, and in the Saucony Endorphin Edge trail shoe for the Fall 2022 season, due out later this summer.

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Israeli news on technology and innovation https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/israeli-news-on-technology-and-innovation/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 20:56:27 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/israeli-news-on-technology-and-innovation/ Playermaker, an Israeli developer of sports performance tracking devices, on Thursday announced the completion of a $40 million funding round to turn the company’s soccer-focused platform into a multi-sport platform. starting with basketball. The round was led by investment firm Ventura Capital Group, alongside participation from investors MIG Capital, Pegasus Tech and others. The announcement […]]]>

Playermaker, an Israeli developer of sports performance tracking devices, on Thursday announced the completion of a $40 million funding round to turn the company’s soccer-focused platform into a multi-sport platform. starting with basketball.

The round was led by investment firm Ventura Capital Group, alongside participation from investors MIG Capital, Pegasus Tech and others.

The announcement follows a series of recent partnerships between Playermaker and Fulham Football Club (FC), Leeds Beckett University and Liverpool FC wonderkid Harvey Elliot, joining as a brand ambassador.

Founded in 2016, Playermaker designs wearable motion sensors fitted to football players’ boots that track and analyze a variety of physical, technical, tactical and biomechanical metric data. The sensors automatically rely on machine learning algorithms that can understand movement, unpredictable situations and detect whenever a player touches the ball. This data provides valuable information to enable athletes of all levels to improve their skills, monitor injury risk and accelerate injury recovery. Additionally, the data is used to build a player’s walking profile without compromising performance.

The company has seen substantial international growth across demographics in academies, colleges, semi-pro leagues, as well as elite level teams. Playermaker has already begun rolling out its multi-sport platform by working with several elite recreational basketball teams in the United States and Europe. Because performance tracking resources have traditionally only been available to male professional athletes, Playermaker’s goal is to provide accurate performance information and equal opportunity for all athletes, regardless of age, their skill level or gender.

“Our mission is to challenge disparities in sport, striving to achieve fair play and equal opportunity for all by ensuring that everyone can access the knowledge they need to improve their game,” said Guy Aharon, CEO and co-founder of Playermaker. “We empower and inspire boys and girls in the world of sport to stay active, pursue their dreams and be the best they can be, regardless of their discipline, location or resources. Ultimately, wherever there is passion and shoes, that’s where we want to be.

“Such revolutionary sports technology is extremely rare to find. Playermaker ‘elevates the game’ for professional and amateur footballers, creating a unique level of in-depth knowledge and competitive advantage for players in a simple and user-friendly way,” said Mo El Husseiny, Managing Partner at Ventura.

“Our journey began with football, but the data, knowledge and experience we have gained form a rock-solid foundation that we are excited to build on to uplift all athletes in all sports,” said added Aharon. “We are confident that the success we have had in football will be replicated in other sports, because nothing feels better than having all the tools you need to improve when playing a sport you love. at any level.”

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Devon Rouse set to race NASCAR Camping Worlds Truck Series https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/devon-rouse-set-to-race-nascar-camping-worlds-truck-series/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:02:05 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/devon-rouse-set-to-race-nascar-camping-worlds-truck-series/ Devon Rouse faces the biggest moment of his fledgling racing career. Rouse, a Burlington native and the first openly gay NASCAR driver, is scheduled to race the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Clean Harbors 150 on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. Rouse, who moved to Huntersville, North Carolina from Burlington last winter, will race in No. […]]]>

Devon Rouse faces the biggest moment of his fledgling racing career.

Rouse, a Burlington native and the first openly gay NASCAR driver, is scheduled to race the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Clean Harbors 150 on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Rouse, who moved to Huntersville, North Carolina from Burlington last winter, will race in No. 43 owned by Richard Petty, which brings a lot of pressure in itself.

And with Spry Complete Oral Care and Kleer on board as sponsors, it could be a major turning point in Rouse’s career.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Devon Rouse takes a selfie with Brandy Anderson while meeting fans at an event Thursday at Heartland Harley-Davidson in Burlington.

“This weekend is a trial run with this new sponsor. You’re going to see a lot more of them, which is a really, really good thing,” Rouse said Thursday night while stopping at Heartland Harley-Davidson in Burlington, where he signed autographs and greeted fans.

“This weekend is huge. I’m driving the infamous No. 43 owned by Richard Petty. It’s a Petty GMS truck passed through Reaume Brothers. There’s a big story with the number on this truck. It “There are big shoes to fill, which is 100% OK. I’m ready for that. It’s also how this weekend is really going to determine my year and next year, especially with this sponsor.

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Hot Rod Charlie returns to Monmouth Park’s Salvator Mile https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/hot-rod-charlie-returns-to-monmouth-parks-salvator-mile/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:15:17 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/hot-rod-charlie-returns-to-monmouth-parks-salvator-mile/ Flightline’s June 11 win in the Hill ‘n’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap showed the sizzle in the older men’s ranks. A week later, the $150,000, Grade 3 Salvator Mile Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 18 will serve as a reminder of the division’s depth and talent. Hot Rod Charlie, the first-year winner and winner of […]]]>

Flightline’s June 11 win in the Hill ‘n’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap showed the sizzle in the older men’s ranks.

A week later, the $150,000, Grade 3 Salvator Mile Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 18 will serve as a reminder of the division’s depth and talent.

Hot Rod Charlie, the first-year winner and winner of $5.1million, will make his first start since finishing second abroad at the Dubai World Cup presented by Emirates Airline when he leads a group of seven older runners during the one-mile test at Jersey Shore.

“We intentionally gave him time off after Dubai and he came back very strong and we have the Breeders’ Cup Classic circled as our ultimate goal. Saturday is the first step to getting there,” said coach Doug O’Neill.

Owned by Boat Racing, Gainesway Stable, Roadrunner Racing and William Strauss, the 4-year-old son of Oxbow has been a regularity gem in a wide range of the sport’s premier races since his juvenile campaign. Winner of the Pennsylvania Derby last year, its list of finalists includes the 2021 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve via disqualification of Medina Spirit, the 2021 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets and the 2020 TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by Alliance of followed by thoroughbreds. Hot Rod Charlie also crossed the finish line first in the Grade 1 TVG.com Haskell Stakes last summer at Monmouth Park, but was disqualified and placed last of seven for interference in the stretch that pushed a rival to throw his jockey.

Last time out at the $12million Dubai World Cup, Hot Rod Charlie finished 1 ¾ lengths behind fellow American Country Grammer, and although he’s been inactive since that March 26 race, he’s still fifth in the current National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 10 polls.

While a trip to the Middle East has been exhausting for some horses in the past, O’Neill saw no signs of fatigue during the colt’s recent training.

“The way they set up the park in Dubai is like a working holiday for a lot of horses. It’s so pristine and spacious. They’ve dropped well while they’re there and as long as they come back injury free they look great and are mentally and physically fresh when they come back,” O’Neill said. “It’s been a great experience for us in the past and ‘Hot Rod’ is no different. He came back in top form.”

In choosing a comeback race for the product of mare Indian Charlie Indian Miss, O’Neill was swayed by the timing of the Salvator and the prospect of an easier posting than the July 2 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs.

“His latest work has told us he is ready to return to racing and looking at the calendar the Salvator fits in perfectly. I like the angle of the mile and the fact that it has already been shipped to Monmouth and that he liked it,” O’Neill said. “The Salvator won’t be an easy race, but it will be a little less than the Stephen Foster at this stage and will give him some good preparation we can build on. .”

Although O’Neill hasn’t picked the next stop for his dapper 4-year-old, two appealing choices are either the Aug. 6 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack or the Sept. 3 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Tue.

“You’ll have to have your running shoes on and have a very talented equine athlete to even think about the Pacific Classic or the Whitney and hopefully the Salvator Mile will tell us that we’re in that mix,” he said. “I’m excited to see how things are developing.”

With regular jockey Flavien Prat committed to riding in New York on Saturday, Mike Smith will be flying in from California for the ride.

The Salvator will also come full circle on 6-year mind control in a career that spanned 25 starts. The son of Stay Thirsty broke his young daughter at Monmouth on August 12, 2018 and since then has won two first year wins while earning $1,471,279 for Red Oak ownership group and Sol Kumin’s Madaket Stables.

The field also includes Charles Fipke’s Shirl’s Speight, a 5-year-old Speightstown colt who won the Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes on grass two starts ago. Trained by Roger Attfield, he has only raced on clay once, finishing fifth in an optional six-stadium allocation seeker last year at Gulfstream Park.

DJ Stable’s Helium won the 2021 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby for trainer Mark Casse, but the Ironicus gelding has been winless in six starts since, finishing second or third five times.

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‘Big shoes to fill’ – Liverpool fans react as Darwin Nunez’s £85m transfer is confirmed https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/big-shoes-to-fill-liverpool-fans-react-as-darwin-nunezs-85m-transfer-is-confirmed/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 19:23:09 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/big-shoes-to-fill-liverpool-fans-react-as-darwin-nunezs-85m-transfer-is-confirmed/ Liverpool fans have reacted to the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. The 22-year-old joins the club on a six-year deal for an initial fee of £64.1m (€75m). The fee could rise to a club record £85.4m if all potential add-ons are paid. He will wear the number 27 shirt vacated by Divock Origi, who […]]]>

Liverpool fans have reacted to the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

The 22-year-old joins the club on a six-year deal for an initial fee of £64.1m (€75m). The fee could rise to a club record £85.4m if all potential add-ons are paid.

He will wear the number 27 shirt vacated by Divock Origi, who is leaving the club with a free agent this summer. This is Liverpool’s second signing after Fabio Carvalho, who will join Fulham on July 1.

READ MORE: Darwin Nunez’s £85m transfer confirmed as Liverpool wages, contract terms and fees explained

DARWIN NUNEZ SIGNATURE: Live reaction as Liverpool confirm £85m deal

Fans waited anxiously all day for the announcement as the player passed his medical on Tuesday. They took to social media after the confirmation and there are even posts from past and present Liverpool players.

A fan said: “It’s always a great day when your club sign one of the best young strikers in the world. Welcome.”

While another added: ‘Big shoes to fill with Origi’s squad number.’

Neil Mellor and Trent Alexander-Arnold have both welcomed Nunez, with the current Liverpool right-back joking on Twitter: “How can I help you?”

The former Benfica man will start his career at Anfield next month when the international transfer window opens on July 1. News of the signing comes amid interest in winger Sadio Mane, who has been the subject of two offers from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

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The women’s rugby club, 1979-2022 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/the-womens-rugby-club-1979-2022/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:09:17 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/the-womens-rugby-club-1979-2022/ For the first time since 2007, UC Santa Cruz Women’s Rugby Football Club finished their season in second place in the Western Pacific Championship Game. Their 2022 season came full circle, winning against the Santa Clara University team – who had beaten the Banana Slugs in their first game – in the first round of […]]]>

For the first time since 2007, UC Santa Cruz Women’s Rugby Football Club finished their season in second place in the Western Pacific Championship Game. Their 2022 season came full circle, winning against the Santa Clara University team – who had beaten the Banana Slugs in their first game – in the first round of the playoffs.

Reflecting on the team’s season, Diana Ochoa, President of UCSC Women’s Rugby Football Club (Oakes ’23, Environmental Science) said the 30-member team has worked tirelessly to have a successful competitive season after a year and a half of learning remotely.

“We’ve really come a long way, and seeing the team take second place and make the playoffs was such a cool experience,” Ochoa said. “It was great to give this success to the coaches too, because they have worked so hard for this for several years. It has been such an amazing season, and we are so much more excited for next year.

Ochoa is in her second year at UCSC and plans to graduate in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. She was one of two members to join the club in the 2020-2021 academic year and is now president of the club. In her role, Ochoa communicates frequently with UCSC’s athletic and recreation department and prepares the team for game days.

In September, Ochoa tore her ACL and she hasn’t been able to take to the pitch this year, but she is grateful to be club president off the pitch. She said the UC Santa Cruz rugby team is her family.

“From the second I walked into my first practice, I knew these girls were my family,” she said. “The coaches have really helped make it feel like we’re all one family and we’re here to help each other. We are here to play rugby first and foremost, but also finding this community through rugby has been amazing.

Similar sentiments to Ochoa’s are shared by generations of UCSC rugby alumni. UCSC rugby alumni are known as the Black and Gold Society – representing the color of players’ uniforms – and they actively support the UCSC men’s and women’s rugby clubs. Alumni contribute to a rich 55-year rugby history at UCSC, and players often remain close friends for years after graduation.

Deborah Newburn (Cowell ’81, environmental studies and American studies) was part of UCSC’s original Women’s Rugby Football Club and is joining a trip to the Grand Canyon this summer with a handful of her former teammates. She said they often plan trips together and sometimes go on day hikes and cook breakfast and dinner together.

“What’s interesting is that these people weren’t in my major, and yet they are the friends that remain from my days at UC Santa Cruz,” Newburn said. “They’re the only people I see from my college years — not my college roommates, not my dorm mates, and not my co-workers from my major.”

Women’s rugby was in its infancy in the early 1970s, and by 1979 teams had begun to appear in the Bay Area, including UC Berkeley and Stanford, as well as community teams in San Jose and San Francisco.

The UCSC Women’s Rugby Football Club began in 1979 with around six members, men’s team shirts and little financial support. Male coach Dan Porter oscillated between the two groups, and often the women were left without a coach. Either way, the women on the team did everything to make their season go. They raised money for food and transportation and used their own cars for away games.

Martha Brown, the first-ever captain of the UCSC Women’s Rugby Club (Kresge ’81, Biology and Sociology) said the men’s team gave huge support to the women’s team in their debut.

“It wasn’t like we were starting from scratch,” she said. “There was a long history of college rugby at that time, as the men’s team had been around for about 12 years. So we were building on something that they had already created, but taking it in a different direction.”

The women’s team didn’t win a single game in year one, but by year two the women’s rugby club fielded a full squad of 15 players, and by year three they even had a few extra players. The UCSC women’s rugby club was rapidly increasing their position in their league and had a lot of fun doing it.

“We all keep in touch, hang out and take trips together, and it really shows what a powerful activity rugby was for us,” Brown said. “It’s kind of a bonding experience when you go out and rely on each other to make it happen instead of relying on a coach or an administrator or the support of the university. It made those bonds even stronger.

UCSC Powerhouse: Women’s Rugby 2006–13

The years 2006-2013 were the most successful competitive seasons to date in the history of women’s rugby at UCSC. From winning the national title in 2006, to winning silver in the country at the Division II Women’s National Rugby Championship in 2007, to qualify for the last four in 2010 and the elite eight in 2013, women’s rugby has quickly become a powerhouse and one of the most competitive sports at UC Santa Cruz. But the teams that have found new success haven’t lost the camaraderie and inclusiveness that was entwined with the history of the sport at UCSC.

“Winning wasn’t everything for us, but we had high expectations of ourselves,” said 2006 UCSC Women’s Rugby Football Club captain Michelle Sit. (Oakes ’08, women’s studies). “I think as players we had a lot of trust in each other.”

“We found a community and really found a sense of identity for ourselves,” Sit added. “For me, I’ve found a core sense of identity, identifying as a queer person and having the support and camaraderie of my peers. It’s just an inclusive and welcoming place; it’s really a space where you can be yourself and find a sense of belonging.

Similar to the first women’s team in 1979, Sit said the 2006 team found themselves bound not just by the rigor of participating in a tackle sport, but by doing everything in their power to make the season occur. The team frequently raised funds to attend games across the country and state, and sold calendars to travel to their national championship game.

The 2006 women’s team was the first to win the DII Collegiate 15 National Championship for UCSC Rugby Football Club.

But the 2006 domestic season wouldn’t have been possible without the team’s humble origins, Sit said. In 2004, Sit’s first year, the band was left without a coach. Instead, they were taught by their captains, using shoes as cones and a water bottle as a ball.

“We had to build from scratch, and I think there’s something to be said for that,” Sit said.

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Women’s Rugby Team found itself in a year of rebuilding parallel to UCSC’s rugby history. With the support of their coaches, trust in each other, and a horde of dedicated alumni, the 2022 squad strived to secure their second place finish.

“They’re such an amazing team,” said Rugby 2022 chairman Diana Ochoa. “I want to emphasize how hard it really is for your body to play rugby, and having these 30 girls come out to play means the world to me.”

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8 of the Best Tennis Shoes to Cut the Court Like Kyrgios https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/8-of-the-best-tennis-shoes-to-cut-the-court-like-kyrgios/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 06:10:21 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/8-of-the-best-tennis-shoes-to-cut-the-court-like-kyrgios/ Tennis was the fastest growing sport in the country last year, with more than 1.5 million Australians picking up a racket to enjoy a shot with friends. If you’re reading this, you might be one of those newcomers to the game and you’re looking for the best pair of tennis shoes that will prevent you […]]]>

Tennis was the fastest growing sport in the country last year, with more than 1.5 million Australians picking up a racket to enjoy a shot with friends. If you’re reading this, you might be one of those newcomers to the game and you’re looking for the best pair of tennis shoes that will prevent you from hurting yourself and slicing dropshots like Federer. You’ve come to the right place because not only will we be looking at some of our favorite pairs of tennis shoes, but we’ll also be looking at what makes a good pair of tennis shoes so you know what to look out for. for.

Remarkably, for many people, finding the tennis court was one of the best things that happened to them in the past couple of years, as it’s a great sport for social distancing, while getting you out and about. making your blood pump. In 2021, Australia saw a 37% increase in the number of adults playing tennis, as well as a 29% increase in the number of children picking up a racket, giving a total of 1,227,800 adults and 301,200 children having a stroke.

This burst of interest in sports is great, not only because it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends, but because it’s a much healthier alternative to sitting on the couch, what we have all done too much during the confinements. It’s a level of interest that can also be seen in attendance at the Australian Open, which in 2022 saw a crowd of 346,468 over the two-week tournament, despite numbers capped at 50% for the majority of the event.



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What to look for in men’s tennis shoes

The shoes you wear on the tennis court can have a huge impact on your ability to play. The surface of the tennis court is very different from the asphalt or concrete you are used to with regular running shoes, which is why it is important to have tennis shoes on your feet that have been designed for them. hard courts.

Shoes should be able to pivot and turn faster, without reducing the support they provide to your ankles. They also need to be grippy enough to accelerate off the baseline quickly, as well as provide enough glide to help you slow down again, making the perfect pair of tennis shoes to find. Here are some things to consider when you’re in the tennis warehouse looking for the perfect pair:

Adapt

The fit is probably the most obvious, because you don’t want to endure a few hours on the courts in a tennis shoe that leaves your feet in agony. As always, comfort is key, so you want to understand the shoe brands that make shoes the right fit for your feet, as well as provide exceptional cushioning and enough ventilation to keep your feet cool.

Sustainability

There’s nothing worse than buying a new pair of shoes, only to see them start to fall apart after a few months of wear. You feel like you’ve been cheated on, and rightly so. That’s why it’s worth asking about the durability of the tennis shoes you’re considering, so they don’t deteriorate quickly on hard court. Make sure the pair you choose has a durable sole, especially in high wear areas where extra durability is essential.

Traction

Shoes with good traction are essential in the game of tennis because changing direction quickly is almost as important as hitting the ball softly. After all, you can’t hit a winner if you can’t get to the ball in the first place. Most of the best men’s tennis shoes feature a durable rubber and tough plastic outsole, allowing you to traverse the court with speed and precision.

Support

Tennis is a sport that requires a lot of lateral movement, so it’s important to have a pair of shoes that provide maximum stability so you don’t get injured. Whether you’re buying a pair of practice tennis shoes or a competition shoe that you’ll only wear on game day, proper ankle support is essential for quality performance.



Now that we have a few things to consider, let’s move on to some of our favorite tennis shoe options that any tennis player can enjoy, regardless of ability level.

Some of the best tennis shoes for men

NikeCourt React Vapor NXT

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Offering the best grip without compromising cushioning, the NikeCourt React Vapor NXT tennis shoe features a herringbone pattern outsole to ensure you’ll feel supported whether you’re moving across hard courts or even clay courts. . This data-driven outsole design means you’ll be able to slide when you want to, but also enjoy serious traction when you need to accelerate. If that wasn’t enough, these men’s tennis shoes also provide excellent lateral and Achilles support.


Asics Gel-Resolution 8

best tennis shoes

The Asics Gel-Resolution 8 is a popular tennis shoe for tennis players and coaches, thanks to its stability, support and responsiveness to the foot. With only a 10mm heel drop, these tennis shoes feel lower to the ground, which also makes you feel a bit faster. Boasting a superior flex construction, the Gel-Resolution 8’s not only feel great, they also look great on the court.


New Balance 796v3

best tennis shoes

Thanks to a number of carefully implemented design elements, New Balance has succeeded in creating a very light tennis shoe with the 796v3, which does not lose responsiveness thanks to an 8 mm heel height and the sole REVlite shock-absorbing intermediate. It features NDure mesh upper technology to help keep your feet cool and as stable as possible, while the full-length Ndurance outsole provides traction and quick acceleration.

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KSwiss Ultrashot 3

best tennis shoes

Like many other top brands that make tennis shoes for men, KSwiss takes player feedback into account when developing the Ultrashot 3, which is one of the most durable and stable in the current catalog. The foam midsole provides a spring in your step, while the specially designed herringbone outsole is there to provide the perfect balance of traction and glide.


Adidas Barricade

8 of the Best Tennis Shoes to Cut the Court Like Kyrgios

While Adidas makes great men’s casual tennis shoes in the Stan Smith collection, the brand also makes quality performance tennis shoes such as the Adidas Barricade which features an asymmetrical lacing system for total stability and comfort. heel unit that provides a glove-like fit. They’ve also been specifically engineered for continuous durability with Adidas-designed ADITUFF and ADIWEAR components, while the bouncy midsole foam will keep you on your toes and responding to whatever comes your way.


Asics Court FF 2

8 of the Best Tennis Shoes to Cut the Court Like Kyrgios

Lightweight and energetically responsive, the Asics Court FF 2 men’s tennis shoes have a midsole construction that protects you from the impact of jumps and twists, while using that energy to propel you into the next shot. It’s not just about the stretch, as they also feature lightweight Trusstic System technology and a sock-like upper construction that will keep you stable through every hit.




Babolat Jet Mach 3

8 of the Best Tennis Shoes to Cut the Court Like Kyrgios

The Babolat Jet Mach 3 features an EVA foam heel unit that works in unison with the in-house designed KPRSX system for maximum shock absorption to best protect you from injury. It’s a smaller mark than the most well-known men’s tennis shoe manufacturers, but that doesn’t mean the Jet Mach 3 doesn’t have excellent stability, a Michelin outsole designed for continued durability and lightness. on foot that won’t slow you down at all.


Adidas adizero Ubersonic 4

8 of the Best Tennis Shoes to Cut the Court Like Kyrgios

Adidas really knows how to make men’s tennis shoes that look great, and the adizero Ubersonic 4 is no exception. Featuring an ultra-lightweight midsole designed for dynamic speed and stability, you also get a lightweight woven mesh upper and an outsole that will last. If you needed something else to love, these men’s tennis shoes are also made from high-performance recycled materials, so you’re kind to the environment as you move around the court.

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Old restaurants in Owensboro, Kentucky, want to reopen https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/old-restaurants-in-owensboro-kentucky-want-to-reopen/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:32:42 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/old-restaurants-in-owensboro-kentucky-want-to-reopen/ There are so many great restaurants in Owensboro, but lately we wanted to know which restaurants from the past you miss the most. There were two excellent choices battling for the top spot. Here are the top 15 results based on your suggestions. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesPhoto by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images I […]]]>

There are so many great restaurants in Owensboro, but lately we wanted to know which restaurants from the past you miss the most. There were two excellent choices battling for the top spot. Here are the top 15 results based on your suggestions.

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

I miss the waffle house! -John Gore

Let’s have some fun and remember. Most of these restaurants were open before I moved here, but my friends and family talk about them all the time. Some of the restaurants we listed were regional and some local, but all served great food which we miss. Even though Owensboro has every dining experience imaginable, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic restaurants that have long since closed. Maybe someone will see this and come back soon!

Bring White Castle back to Owensboro. – Point Alexander

I miss the Blandford Drive-In! -Becky Wright Luckett

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Dave Spencer/Townsquare Media

Kenny Roger’s Roasters, 8 Ball, Barney’s, George’s BBQ, Waffle House, Mazzio’s, Trotters, and The Royce were all mentioned, but they didn’t make the cut. Love was also shown at King’s Table, Johnny B’s, Blandford’s, Maloney’s Roca Bar, Mazzio’s, Burger Chef, Barney’s, Sambo’s and Ryan’s, but not enough to make the list. Do you agree or disagree with these choices?

I loved the Trotters! -Heather Hoover

At Ruth and Bob’s!! I loved this place. – Patty Newton

Jd is on Breckinridge. The best lunch plates in Owensboro. -Kurtis Franklin Smith

Here are the Top 15 most missed and iconic restaurants from Owensboro’s past.

Former Owensboro restaurants want to reopen

There are so many great restaurants in Owensboro, but lately we wanted to know which restaurants from the past you miss the most. There were two excellent choices battling for the top spot. Here are the top 15 results based on your votes. Some can be a big surprise!

So what do you think? There are surprises, that’s for sure!

Here are 50 of your favorite chain stores that no longer exist.

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World’s Best Will Race honoring trailblazers at 50th NY Mini 10K https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/worlds-best-will-race-honoring-trailblazers-at-50th-ny-mini-10k/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 02:03:37 +0000 https://kedsshoesforwomen.com/worlds-best-will-race-honoring-trailblazers-at-50th-ny-mini-10k/ Three of the fastest runners in the world will race on Saturday in honor of three of the most revered trailblazers in women’s running. The six icons will meet at the start of the 50th anniversary edition of the New York Mini 10K, in New York’s Central Park. Peres Jepchirchir (Kenya), Senberi Teferi (Ethiopia) and […]]]>

Three of the fastest runners in the world will race on Saturday in honor of three of the most revered trailblazers in women’s running. The six icons will meet at the start of the 50th anniversary edition of the New York Mini 10K, in New York’s Central Park.

Peres Jepchirchir (Kenya), Senberi Teferi (Ethiopia) and Sara Hall (Flagstaff, USA) could chase the world record (29:14, by Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Ethiopia), if the conditions are right. Jepchirchir is the first woman to win the Olympic, Boston and New York marathons, and will be running the Mini for the first time. Her endurance will be tested by the pace of Teferi, the 5km world record holder, who also broke the race record at the New York Half Marathon in March. If the pace is slow, count on the speed of arrival of Hall, whose dazzling sprint has won the last two Mini titles (2019, 2021).

Anyway, the three stars of 2022 will race in the presence of three legends of the first race of the Mini fifty years ago. Jacki Dixon (now Jacki Marsh, and mayor of the town of Loveland, Colorado) was the 17-year-old Californian who won that hot and humid June 3, 1972, carried by the San Francisco Examiner after winning the city’s Bay to Breakers race. Nina Kuscsik and Kathrine Switzer, both New Yorkers, placed second and sixth, having worked to create and operate the visionary new race alongside the indefatigable Fred Lebow, who died in 1994.

Kuscsik and Switzer both later won the New York City Marathon. With Dixon, they will be the guests of honor of the New York Road Runners (NYRR) this week. Switzer, 75, will run the race again, fifty years after sharing its planning, promotion and first six prizes. She’s proud of the fact that she still fits in her original 1972 running t-shirt, adorned in red on white with “Crazylegs Marathon NYC Dept. of Recreation.”

The shirt is part of the story.

Riders on the starting line of the first Mini, June 3, 1972.

Courtesy of Kathrine Switzer/ Carl Byoir Associates

The proposal for a women’s run in New York came from the PR firm working for a new Johnson’s Wax product, a “Crazylegs” branded women’s shaving gel. (It was rumored to be a regular pink-colored men’s shaving cream.) Impressed by the publicity of the Boston Marathon’s first official women’s race in April 1972, they offered sponsorship to the New York Road Runners Club to inaugurate a women’s Crazylegs marathon.

Lebow consulted with Kuscsik and Switzer, two tireless activists who had participated in the Boston Breakthrough for Women. They warned that a full 26.2-mile marathon would make the field very small, as increasing numbers of women were hungry for six-mile opportunities – easily a lap around Central Park.

They were right when 78 women entered and 72 finished. Lebow, a shrewd marketer and publicist, coined the title “Mini Marathon”, referring to the miniskirts that were all the rage at the time. Lebow also came up with the dubious and legal idea of ​​printing bib numbers directly onto the race t-shirt, ensuring that every woman wears it during the race, with maximum sponsor exposure. He didn’t check the one with Kuscsik and Switzer, who were horrified that all riders could be disqualified, under the old-fashioned amateurism no-endorsement rule.

That crisis passed, but Lebow’s other dubious but effective publicity ideas included hiring blonde “bunnies” from the Playboy Gentlemen’s Club to enhance a pre-race photo shoot in tight T-shirts and short shorts.

“It was Fred; he was a male chauvinist who totally supported the women’s movement,” Switzer wrote in his book. marathon runner.

Lebow handed out thousands of race flyers, and he, Kuscsik and Switzer handed them out everywhere, including in hotspot singles bars in Manhattan, where “women thought we were nuts,” Switzer wrote.

For all the comedic missteps, they were making history. The Crazylegs Women’s Mini Marathon was the first open road race for women in the world. There had been women’s road championships or cross-country races in the UK and New Zealand, but the Mini was on a new model, not requiring federation membership, not limited to regular riders of a particular nation or region, but open to all. women. And it was raced on the road, the surface where the amazing, burgeoning future of the racing movement was about to happen.

“In the 1970s and 1980s, when I was living in New York as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, the Mini was very special to me, a chance to run a road race entirely with other women,” said Julia Santos Solomon last week. “The atmosphere was different, sort of supportive yet competitive. Wherever you were placed, we all felt we were contributing, saying women can do anything, including having their own run around Central Park.

Now a Hudson Valley artist, Santos Solomon will return to Central Park with his knee replaced to compete in the anniversary race. “The Mini has been important in my personal history. I feel I must join in this celebration of her significance to all women over the past fifty years,” she said.

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Nina Kuscsik, left, and Kathrine Switzer during a photoshoot before the 1972 Mini.

Courtesy of Kathrine Switzer/ Carl Byoir Associates

The combination of competition, support, advocacy for women and the continued support of NYRR has allowed the Mini to become a powerful event on the annual New York and international racing calendar. As early as 1979, it attracted the greatest long-distance runner in the world at the time, Grete Waitz (Norway), who had five victories. His reign was followed by winners whose names and nationalities testify to the Olympic importance of the race: Anne Audain (New Zealand), Francie Larrieu Smith (USA), Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway), Lisa Martin Ondieki (Australia), Lynn Williams Kanuka (Canada), Judi St. Hilaire (USA), Delilah Asiago (Kenya), Liz McColgan (Great Britain), Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain), Deena Kastor (USA) and Tegla Loroupe ( Kenya), which equaled Waitz’s record five wins.

The race also served as a model for Switzerland’s landmark Avon International Women’s Race Circuit, which from 1978 inducted women from around the world into the newly invented sport of women’s road racing. Other events were born in imitation, including the Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon, dating from 1983, and now known as “an Irish national institution”, with the last pre-Covid field at over 25,000.

Is a record realistic? The 10km world mark was beaten in the New York Mini by Asmae Leghzaoui (Morocco) in 2002, with 30:28.6, still listed as the race record, although it has been questioned by his subsequent disqualification for doping. Central Park’s traditional single loop was replaced this year with a new route that eliminates the unforgiving Harlem Hill halfway through, where construction is underway. With this unexpected bonus, Jepchirchir has the power of endurance and Teferi has the speed to make something big happen.

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The start of the Mini 10K 2019.

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Anniversary race rises to prominence as it takes place for the 50th time in Central Park, now one of the largest running venues in the world and the site of millions of miles run by New Yorkers and visitors alike every year.

Jepchirchir, Teferi and Hall, professional athletes wearing crop-tops and expensive high-tech super shoes, will run in the footsteps of Dixon, Kuscsik and Switzer, who ran for absolutely nothing, in their spare time, wearing clothes leather racing shoes. flats and cotton T-shirts.

The three distinguished seniors on the starting line may nevertheless reflect that the new generation is unlikely to match them as history makers.

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