Stephen Curry returns to the court this season with a renewed drive, hunger and focus on the future. Fuelled by Stephen’s unwavering will to always take his game to the next level, Under Armour will drive the game of basketball forward with the latest addition to Stephen’s signature footwear collection, the Curry 3.

Constructed with proprietary technologies and designed to drive the league’s back-to-back MVP to new heights, the Curry 3 is the optimal combination of lightweight support, balance, speed and durability. Powered by Under Armour’s newest breakthrough in fabric technology, Threadborne™, Under Armour and Stephen have created a new shoe that breaks the mould of what to expect from basketball footwear, with innovative technology and design.

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Tech Specifications

  • Threadborne™ is a new technology created by Under Armour’s innovators after examining a parachute, specifically paracord – a strong piece of material that is at the equipment’s core. Within the weave construction of paracord, Under Armour discovered ultra-durable yarns and rebuilt them into a fabric engineered to withstand the rigors of an 82 game season and support the two-time MVP as he transcends the limits of the game. The Curry 3 Threadborne fabric is comprised of braided thread that wraps around a larger, corded panel, delivering unparalleled lightweight directional strength and infinite support.
  • Meta-Wing lines the heel of the Curry 3 to expressly support the subtalor joint – the joint that connects the ankle and heel bones, and is crucial in terrain balance, pivoting and shock absorption. The shoes create a snug fit that is unrivalled in stabilizing the foot, ensuring the most complete and efficient way to cut and move laterally on the basketball court.
  • Anafoam is constructed on the medial to deliver body-mapped fit, lightweight structure and support.
  • Charged Cushioning™ is a unique foam technology, which absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst, making each stride or change of direction explosive.
  • Herringbone Traction: The return of Herringbone traction on the sole of the Curry 3 amplifies stability, grip and support on the court.

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“Being able to work directly with my team at Under Armour on the Curry 3 has been an incredible experience,” said Curry. “Our team’s knowledge and expertise on the science of building a shoe is unparalleled, and pairing with what works for my body and my game, I know that we have created something really special.  Working in collaboration with my UA team from start to finish on inspiration, design and fit will without question drive us to success.”

“Stephen is an exceptional basketball player whose talent is only exceeded by his will to be better every day, on-and-off the court,” said Dave Dombrow, Chief Design Officer.  “Our team is inspired by Stephen’s passion for the game and his ingenuity has driven our partnership to create the world’s most technically innovative shoe in the Curry 3, and to keep driving performance footwear forward in-step with the back-to-back MVP.”

The Curry 3 mid style retails for PHP8,995.00 and will be available at all Under Armour Brand Houses, selected retail partners, and on www.underarmour.com.ph from 27 October 2016 onwards with the “Dub Nation Heritage” and the “SC Camo” colourways.

Curry 3 will be launched at the PBA Draft Combine on October 27, at the Hoops Center Shaw Blvd. to be awarded to the MVP of this season.

For more information, follow @UABasketball and @underarmourph on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Mizuno Launches Wave Sayonara 4

Posted: October 28, 2016 in My Runs

Mizuno’s dedication to provide innovative products is the soul of the company’s motto to Never Settle. The latest in Mizuno performance shoes now has its best upgrade. Mizuno has blurred the lines between race day and everyday training in this performance, neutral shoe. With a sleek fit and low-profile midsole, this lightweight, responsive shoe is perfect to go fast.

The Wave Sayonara 4 is best for the competitive runner who wants a lightweight shoe that can bring their performance to the next level of running experience. The dynamic feel and updated cushioning will make you want to run fast and run endlessly. The U4ic midsole and blown rubber in the forefoot makes a lightweight structure that is combined with Mizuno Dynamotion Fit technology that provides a unique running experience.

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The new version features a 10mm drop from heel to toe is expected to be lighter than it looks, while X10 rubber on the outsole also provides for longer lasting traction. The upper design features a functional aesthetic when it comes to the secure fit of the shoe with the 3D printed lines on the lateral an medial side of the shoes, combined with the stitched in logo, and a toe guard to avoid water from accumulating in the forefoot area.

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If you are looking for a pair of racing shoes that will get you through training and race day, then the Wave Sayonara 4 is the perfect partner to lace-up with and take you through further distances. Marathon’s will become your new best friend.

The Wave Sayonara 4 is Eduardo Vertek Buenavista’s choice of footwear in preparation for the Milo Marathon Finals on December 4, 2016. Defining the shoe as a racing and training shoe, Vertek is positive about his performance in the upcoming marathon and looks forward to the consistent cushioning and durability of his own Mizuno shoes. View Vertek’s video in this address to know more about Mizuno and Vertek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nnowZDPmlI

The best boys and girls basketball players from Cebu, Baguio and Bacolod overcame the odds to make the final lineup of the JrNBA/JrWNBA Presented by Alaska All-Star teams that will fly on October 6 to Shanghai, China to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime NBA experience.

Boys and girls from the provinces – especially those from Bacolod, Cebu and Baguio – did surprisingly well when ranged beside their counterparts from Manila.

Cebu City public school students DarlieneRagasajo (14 years old) and Florence Jil Talas (14) led the JrNBA/JrWNBA Female All-Stars.

Tracy Carl Dadang (14), Fritz Felix Valencia (14) and Harold Alarcon (14) – who were selected in the Cebu Regional Selection Camp – led the members of the Male All-Stars.

Valencia travelled all the way from Bacolod City, while Alarcon came from Silay City, Negros Occidental to qualify in the Cebu Regional Selection Camp.

RizOznerGatus (14) of San Fabian, Pangasinan from the Baguio Regional Selection Camp, also advanced to the Male All-Stars.

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The players were selected in a nationwide search through Regional Selection Camps in Baguio, Cebu, Bacolod, Davao and Makati. The final 10 boys and five girls were named members of the Philippine All-Stars during the National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The JrNBA/JrWNBA Davao Regional Selection Camp was also well-represented with 13-year-old RozieAmatong of Davao City and 14-year-old Aloha Marie Betanio of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon – who travelled all the way to the Davao Regional Selection Camp – making it to the Female All-Stars.

Additionally, EleginoChollo of Davao City was named Coach of the Year Male.

The fifth member of the Female All-Stars is Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino (14) of Dalig National High School, Antipolo City.

The other members of the Male All-Stars are Julian Alfonso and Isaiah Miguel Blanco (Alaska Powercamp), Andrei Philip Lechoncito, JearicoNuñez, Miguel Rey Luis Tan and and Kai Zachary Sotto (Manila Regional Selection Camp). ArayiEwon was named Coach of the Year Female.

They will join 90 other boys and girls from JrNBA Programs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to watch the NBA Global Games China 2016 between the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

“I’d like to congratulate our JrNBA Philippine All-Stars on their success.  Through Alaska Milk’s Nutrition. Action. Champion. Program and our partnership with the NBA, we have been able to help fuel the basketball dreams and life aspirations of thousands of children across the country,” said Alaska Milk Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Wilfred Steven Uytengsu. “This collaboration is an important element of our long-standing Nutrition. Action. Champion. Campaign. By leveraging on this initiative, Alaska Milk was able to proactively educate families and children on the important role of drinking milk and getting into sports to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.”

JrNBA/JrWNBA Presented by Alaska promotes the importance of regular physical activity, trains participants in the fundamentals of basketball and teaches the importance of core values, including sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect.

The JrNBA Program is presented by Royal Friesland Campina in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam through its Alaska Milk, Frisian Flag, Dutch Lady and Foremost brands and conducted in Singapore through partnership with Sport Singapore.

This program has touched the lives of more than 1.5 million children, parents and coaches across Southeast Asia by conducting camps, clinics, and NBA Cares community outreach activities.

For more information visit Alaska Milk’s sports channel http://www.playph.com and like @PlayPH in Facebook and Instagram for inspiring stories on Filipino sports fans of all ages and skill levels.

Fans can also visit the official website at http://www.jrnba.asia for more information on the JrNBA programs. “Friend” the NBA’s official account on LINE by adding @nba_global.

Follow the NBA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nba and Twitter at @NBA for all the latest news and updates.  For all things NBA, visit http://www.nba.com.

Under Armour offcially launch the UA Run Crew in collaboration with APEX Sports Training System last October 1, 5pm, Saturday at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, with Under Armour ambassadors Piolo Pascual, and Coach Jim and Toni Saret.

More than 200 runners, beginners and elite runners have #RunWithFight during the kick off. The event started as UA athletes and program directors Coach Jim and Toni Saret lead the runners to an intensive training to enhance their strength and endurance in running.

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UA celebrity triathlete Piolo Pascual joined Coach Toni and the public during tintense 4 minute workout. Piolo shared how gearing up with a high performance apparel and shoes like Under Armour would help you perform better and even make you perform more.

Runners also participated in various workouts lead by Coach Jim Saret before running around Bonifacio High Street.

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Under Armour’s UA Run Crew is a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiasts and aspiring runners as it provides a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running. UA Run Crew is consisted of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect about running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day nutrition, and many more.

The UA Run Crew will run until December 3, 2016.

Here’s the schedule of the APEX training:

Mondays and Wednesdays – BHS Amphitheater, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays – QC Memorial Circle, Planas Garden, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

FREE Weekly Runs:

Saturdays – BHS Amphitheater, 6:00am – 8:00am

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For more info, please visit www.coachjimsaret.ph

Make sure to #RunWithFight on your social media accounts and follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

 

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As the United States running boom (initiated in the ’70s) advanced, athletes’ footwear needs evolved and diversified. These realities paired with a greater understanding of over-pronation (the foot rolling inward upon ground strike) led Nike to answer a call for a running shoe with greater stability. The Nike Air Structure, Nike’s most stable silhouette, debuted in 1991.

Since its introduction, the Nike Structure line has earned legions of fans ranging from elite athletes — like long-distance champion Galen Rupp, who has worn iterations of the shoe for the past 16 years — to everyday runners to off-duty athletes who are drawn to the silhouette’s distinctive style. With the dawn of its 20th iteration, the Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 compiles insights from past.

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Under Armour launches UA Run Crew

Posted: September 26, 2016 in My Runs

With running becoming part of the daily routine of among fitness aficionados in the busy streets of the metro, Under Armour is set to formally launch the UA Run Crew in collaboration with APEX Sports Training System on October 1, 5pm, Saturday at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, with Under Armour ambassadors Piolo Pascual, and Coach Jim and Toni Saret.

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Under Armour’s UA Run Crew is a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiasts and aspiring runners as it provides a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running.
UA Run Crew is consisted of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect about running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day nutrition, and many more.

In addition, first 20 male and female participants will have the opportunity to try the highly acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 as part of UA Run Crew’s monthly shoe trials. The UA Charged Bandit 2 is a good running partner as it sports the Molded Micro G® foot-bed that takes the shape of the foot for great cushioning as well as a rubber outsole that offers full ground contact with deep tense grooves for extra flexibility.

Aside from the UA Run Crew, Under Armour will also be introducing the UA Record and MapMyRun digital applications that track and monitor the progress of runners.

The UA Run Crew will be headed by brand ambassador and program director Jim Saret, who is the sports and fitness-training consultant of the Philippine Olympic Committee and currently serves as the president of Scientific Sports and Fitness Council of the Philippines.

Interested applicants can now register in all Under Armour brand houses in BGC, UP Town. While you may register online at http://www.coachjimsaret.ph

Registered applicants will be part of the very first Under Armour Run Crew in the country. They will receive exclusive discounts, be the first to try the latest innovation gears from Under Armour and get free coaching from our international trainers Coach Jim and Coach Toni Saret along with the other Under Armour PH ambassadors.

Make sure to #RunWithFight on your social media accounts and follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

The world’s number one sports drink, in partnership with Runrio, will once again hit the road for the second year of the Gatorade Run.

It will be held on November 27, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The run will have two distances—11K and 22K.

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More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s run which featured hydration stations where participants got pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where runners instantly learned about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions were available for those who wanted a full-on warm up activity before and after the run. Gatorade ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel and Ara Galang were among those who were present to support the runners.

This year’s run promises to be more exciting, while still focusing on the importance of pre- and post-run hydration.

“Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run. We’re excited to show runners how, whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE.” ~Tony Atayde, Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration

Registration for the Gatorade Run 2016 will start on September 12. Log on to runrio.com for updates and to register.