The Mizuno brand has been tirelessly working on its products for more than 100 years, starting from golf clubs and baseball sundries to becoming the international multi-sport brand that it is today.

This year, Mizuno showcases its dedication to innovation with Mizuno Science, which focuses on how Mizuno technology can help you better your best.

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Elite runner, two-time Olympian and Philippine Record holder for numerous long distance running times from 3km to 42km, Eduardo “Vertek” Buenavista has decided to start using Mizuno running shoes.

He recently told us in an interview that “ang napansin ko sa hitogami, from start to finish ganon pa rin epekto niya, hindi nagbabago, di katulad ng iba kong ginamit na nawawala ang cushion, niya, ngayon lang ako nakagamit ng ganyan katibay ang cushion at matatag din pantakbo.”

What I noticed with the hitogami, from start to finish, the effect remains the same. It did not change(cushioning), not like others(shoes) that I have used, the cushioning changes. Only now have I used shoes with cushion that is this durable and stable for running. – Eduardo Vertek Buenavista (August 4 2016)

To add to the credibility of Mizuno Science, Vertek won the Manila leg of the Milo Marathon using the Wave Hitogami 2, which uses a parallel wave plate.

Mizuno Wave Tester

To show us the literal difference of Mizuno Science, the brand introduces the Mizuno Wave Tester. This platform will let you test out the difference between shoe cushioning with the Mizuno Wave Plate and shoe cushioning with regular shoe foam.

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The Mizuno Wave Plate technology makes your run stable on every stride. It focuses on dispersing the impact forces away from your feet instead of just absorbing the impact, while also stabilizing the contact of your foot to the ground. This helps you prevent injury, and have a more enjoyable run.

This is also the reason why Mizuno shoes with the Wave Technology have consistent and stable cushioning, even for longer distances.

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

On its 19th version, Mizuno has developed a heel to toe transition that is light, firm and responsive, with improved softness and flexibility for the structure of the shoe, a new U4icX midsole and 2 mm thicker strobel board for added comfort.

U4icX is one of the new improvements with the Mizuno Wave Rider 19. This technology gives the mid-sole cushion a more responsiveness, creating a more responsive ride on every stride.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 19 also offers a snug fit in the toe box area to avoid creating heat from friction. The Wave Rider 19 comes in Blue and Yellow for men.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 12

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The new version of the Inspire 12 has precision support with responsive ride and superb performance in the stability category. A must try sensation for any over-pronator.

Mizuno changed the heel geometry of the Wave Inspire 12, taking out the SR Touch foam and replacing it with a new compound that is indicated as U4ic X, thicker than its predecessor at approximately 36mm in the midsole. There is also an added layer of sock liner to provide added cushioning.

The Inspire 12 comes in Black, Dark Blue, and Yellow for men.

The “Unlimited Will” film is the final installment in the Nike “Unlimited” Campaign, which includes the “Unlimited Courage” film, “Unlimited You” film, Unlimited Youth film and the company’s recent series of athlete shorts. It hails both the everyday and champion athletes who regularly push their limits — and who are poised to prove their unlimited potential this summer and beyond.

“Unlimited Will” celebrates an extraordinary athlete, Kyle Maynard, and his determination to surmount any challenge in his path.

“The defining, life-changing moment [for me] was making my first tackle in football, just taking my helmet and smashing it in another guy’s shins as hard as I could,” declares Kyle Maynard.

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30-year-old Maynard describes himself as a climber, author, athlete and speaker with a “general life philosophy of specializing in not specializing.” He’s also the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics.

Born in Washington, D.C., with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, Maynard made that critical football tackle in middle school then switched to wrestling in high school. ”I lost 35 times in a row in a year and a half,” he remembers. “I just kept failing and failing but then finally figured it out. And then by the time I was a senior, people were saying that I was unfairly advantaged.”

“Sometimes when we look at an athlete who has done something in a different way, done something big, done something unique, and we only see the successes.” Maynard adds. “We don’t see the countless hours of failure that go into it. That failure set us up for the success because we know what we needed to change.”

Maynard applies this same try-until-you-achieve attitude, alongside a signature “No excuses” maxim, as an internationally competitive jiu-jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter and mountaineer, who beyond tackling the pure physical challenges of summiting Africa’s tallest peak had to devise his own equipment. Though he now uses an elite custom climbing system, Maynard initially wrapped towels around the end of his arms, securing them with tape.

“If you’re doing something first, you don’t have that path laid out for you so you just have to go and figure it out,” Maynard explains. “You learn how to use your mind. You learn: How do I not fall apart when I have something bad happen to me? How do I get through and overcome bigger challenges? How do I adapt? The lessons that you learn in your sport can transcend into every area of your life, in your relationships and in just any dream that you have.”

Unlimited Youth video: http://news.nike.com/news/unlimited-will-kyle-maynard

UA ARCHITECH3D PRINTED PERFORMANCE TRAINER & UA SLINGSHOT RUNNING FOOTWEAR TO PROVIDE PERSONAL MOTIVATION FOR ELITE SWIMMER

Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment has taken footwear innovation to the next level. In March, the Brand introduced its first-ever 3D printed performance trainer, the UA Architech. The UA Architech is a 360-degree performance training shoe that features a functional 3D printed midsole and 3D ClutchFit auxeticupper design that creates a “super-hybrid” trainer. This performance trainer provides athletes with the ultimate stability and cushioning to take on the most intense workouts, and it’s travelling all the way to Rio on the feet of elite swimmer, Michael Phelps.

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In addition to the state-of-the-art technology and custom color design, Michael’s footwear features a personal touch to provide an additional source of motivation as he heads into competition. His 3-month old son, Boomer’s footprint is printed on the insole of the shoe as a personal reminder that Boomer is with him every step and stroke of the way.

The innovative 3D printed midsole of the UA Architech was combined with a flow-molded 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper to provide athletes with a shoe that not only gives a locked-in, supportive feel, but also flexes and moves with the foot to provide a zero distractions experience. Add in the Brand’s unparalleled Charged Cushioning underfoot for responsivenessand comfort, and a thin rubber outsole for traction and you have Under Armour’s most elite performance trainer.

A new color of the UA Architech will be available as a limited edition offering to consumers this August on UA.com. The shoe, which retails for $299.99, was the first 3D printed performance trainer available to consumers. The first color was available in March and sold out in under 20 minutes.

Under Armour also geared Michael up with a custom pair of the UA Speedform Slingshot Running shoes in a limited edition red, white and blue colorway that also feature Boomer’s footprint. This innovative running shoe delivers zero distractions with a seamless, zonal compression, 3D knit upper and Under Armour Charged Cushioning. The limited edition color way is available on UA.com.

Under Armour expands reach in PH by opening new brand house at TriNoma

Under Armour finds a new home at Ayala Malls’ shopping center in Quezon City.

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The TriNoma brand house of the world’s innovative sports apparel is set to be the fifth Under Armour branch in the Philippines

Regarded as the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, Under Armour is extending its reach in the Philippines as it launches a new brand house in Metro Manila.

Under Armour will formally open a branch at Level 3 of the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City on Friday, August 12.

The grand opening event will be held on Saturday, August 13, with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstars Asi Taulava and Jervy Cruz serving as special guests

Taulava, a Filipino-Tongan cager who has been strutting his wares on the PBA court for 16 years in five different teams, copped the league’s Most Valuable Player trophy in 2003 and led the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters to the All-Filipino Conference title in the same year.

Known by his moniker “The Rock” due to his prowess in the shaded lane, Taulava likewise represented flag and country in international competitions as he suited up for the Philippine national team on several occasions. And now, he is currently the starting center of the NLEX Road Warriors.

Meanwhile, Cruz rose to prominence in the collegiate ranks when he steered the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers to the UAAP Promised Land in 2006.

Proving that skill could topple height, Cruz managed to elevate his on-court stature as a legitimate inside threat in his first few years in the PBA , now part of the most prominent PBA team in the country- Ginebra.

Taulava and Cruz will be offering a special treat to Under Armour aficionados as both men are slated to conduct a basketball clinic onAugust 13, 4:00pm, at the TriNoma activity center.

Aside from Taulava and Cruz’s free basketball workshop, Under Armour fans will also be given a chance to unleash their inner Stephen Curry with the UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, where qualified contestants will go head-to-head by showcasing their three-point shooting skills.

In order to join the basketball clinic and UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, a single receipt purchase of at least P2,000 from August 12 to August 13 at the Under Armour TriNoma brand house will earn an exclusive pass to the festivities and a chance to take home awesome prizes.

Under Armour’s TriNoma brand house, the sporting apparel’s fifth branch in the Philippines and fourth in Metro Manila, is expected to have the top-of-the-line Curry 2.5 and the highly-acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 on its shelves.

Designed for NBA’s most prolific point guard, Curry 2.5 is molded in synthetic upper that is wrapped closely around the foot for a lightweight and precise fit.

In addition, Curry 2.5 has an external PU shell that provides durable support and structure as well as an external shank and heel counter that delivers locked-in stability through heel, arch and forefoot to maintain balance.

Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook atwww.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

Nike’s Unlimited campaign continues with the launch of the video ‘Unlimited You’ and the Unlimited Stadium, a space in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila’s iconic running hub. From August 5 to 21, the Unlimited Stadium features a digitally-enabled running track and challenges Filipinos to unlock their potential through running events and services for the next 17 days. It will be open from 4 PM to 10 PM, daily.

Athletes, NRC coaches, NRC pacers, and NTC trainers all come together to show us the Unlimited mindset

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Nike reimagined the running track and created the Unlimited Stadium, a space in the shape of a 100-foot sole print of the Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit, one of Nike Running’s latest footwear innovations. It is a digital and physical experience, featuring a 200-meter running track lined with LED screens, and bringing Nike experiences, products and services together to inspire and enable runners to go beyond their limits.

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Every day, runners are invited in a race against digital avatars of themselves that growsin size based on the speed and distance they run, motivating runners to push and do more than they thought possible. Runners will be rewarded as they complete each challenge, with an epic run experience by Nike as the ultimate reward.

“The Unlimited Stadium is designed to encourage people to push beyond their limits, and to celebrate the spirit of doing more than what you thought was ever possible. Especially in the next 17 days when the world watches the best athletes on the planet defy expectations, Nike enables Filipinos with the opportunity to do the same through the Unlimited Stadium, innovations and the Nike+ community,” said Bulbul Khera, Senior Director for Marketing, Nike Southeast Asia.

Nike Run Club Coach Rio dela Cruz outpacing his avatar at the Unlimited Stadium

Join and discover your unlimited potential through Nike+ challenges, powered by the Nike+ Running and Training Club apps, available for download at the Apple and Android store. For more information on the challenges and schedule of events at the Unlimited Stadium, go to www.nike.com/manila on 5 August, or call the hotline at 02- 463-4814.

Unlimited Colorway

Nike released its Unlimited Colorway collection, with selected styles available in the Philippines. The colors used in the collection represent not only the unlimited athletic abilities of each individual, but also the way in which Nike views the world: bursting with unlimited inspiration and design possibilities.

The Unlimited Colorway collection will be available in selected Nike stores and will be offered across the Running, Training, Basketball, and Nike Sportswear categories.

Consumers can trial Nikes latest footwear innovations at the Unlimited Stadium

The following selection of styles from the Unlimited Colorway collection is available at the Nike Park BGC and Nike Stadium Glorietta 2:

Running

  • Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit (P8,095)
  • Nike LunarGlide 8 (P6,295)
  • Nike Free RN (P5,295)
  • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 (P6,295)
  • Nike Zoom Streak 6 (P5,795)  

Basketball

  • Nike Air Zoom KD9 (P7,645)
  • Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2016 (P9,895) 

Women’s Training

  • Nike Metcon 2 (P6,745) 

Nike Sportswear

  • Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit (P8,995)

To access Nike’s latest innovations, consumers are encouraged to sign up as a Nike+ member and receive the best of Nike’s services at www.nike.com/manila on 5 August. Share your experience with #JustDoIt and #UnlimitedManila.

Team Herbalife members displayed their grit as they lorded over the other teams that participated in the second edition of the Tri United series held at Subic Bay Olongapo.
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Team Herbalife emerged at number one in the team category, beating defending champion Rider Omega Pro Tri Team with a time difference of 41:35:12 vs. 42:30:15.
Members of the Team Herbalife won several titles during the race. Among them: Lezette Albarote (Champion – 40-44AG; Fastest Filipina Age Grouper); Zoe Banzon (1st Runner Up – 18-24W); Jayline Balatibat (Champion – 30-34W); Brian Borling (1st Runner Up – 30-34M); Carlo Chiong (2nd Runner Up – 30-34M); Ronald Molit (1st Runner Up – 30-34M); Laarni Paredes (1st Runner Up – 35-39W); Omar Paredes (Champion – 35-39M); Hiroshi Takei (2nd Runner Up – 40-44M); and David Zimmerman (1st Runner Up, guest athlete).

Omar Paredes (Champion – 35-39M)

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

To learn more visit Herbalife.com.

The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit offers a virtually vanishing fit, fluid feel, and superior softness to help every runner push themselves to go beyond their beyond in every mile they take.

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The LunarEpic Flyknit was conceptualized eighteen months ago when Nike’s running designers took insight and inspiration from the Nike Magista football boot. Working with the Magista’s idea of allowing the foot, ankle and lower leg to work together as a single unit to emphasize natural movement and fluidity, they set out to create a running shoe that imparted the same sensation while serving the runner’s key needs.

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With a Flyknit-constructed upper for a locked-down fit and a Lunarlon midsole for lightweight cushioning, the LunarEpic Flyknit delivers a secure and smooth ride that will enable the wearer to #RunForever. It is also incredibly versatile and is ideal for distance workouts, progression runs and recovery runs.

The LunarEpic Flyknit is now available in low version for women. Both Mid and WMNS Low versions are available at Nike Stadium, Glorietta 2 and at Nike Park, Fort at 8,845 php and 8,095 php, respectively.