Sunday, June 16, 2013

Steamboat Classic, Skora Running Kicks & A Giveaway: A great combination!

Yesterday was our annual 4 mile race of the Steamboat Classic! It was the Steamboat's 40th Race year and I was pleasantly surprised with the overcast weather and mild temps. Usually this race is terribly hot and humid! Like usual, all us running girls met and took a pre-race picture together. I know I have said it before, but I am so thankful for these beautiful, sweet ladies! It is amazing how much this common interest bonds you with each other.

I am on the far, top left. Check out my new Skora kicks!
I am in a pair of Form shoes in Royal/White/Lt Blue.
Before I knew it we were at the start line. This makes the 4th year of completing the Steamboat Classic Race for me. It was so nice to not have any pre-race jitters and run for fun. It was a first race for many new runners and that is very exciting to watch their hard work unfold and become dividends!

The one thing that was new for me at this old race was my running shoes from Skora Running. Bekah and I were both given a pair to try from the company. She will post her review this week. I have to admit that I am in love with them! Honestly, I was skeptical. When I opened the box I thought can my pronating, stability seeking foot be happy in this light, leather, minimalist shoe? My motto in life is that I don't judge it until I try it! Like the old adage "first walk a mile in another person's shoes"....


That is exactly what I did. The first time I wore my Skora's casually without socks to my son's tee ball game. Instantly I was in love with the comfort. I am the kind of gal that wears flip flops once the temps are in the mid 40's and am found barefoot any temp above 60. I am also the girl that can no longer wear heels. (sigh...) These Skora kicks are so comfortable that I found that I wasn't taking them off as soon as I arrived home, because I didn't even notice they were on.

The real test would be when I ran. Would they have enough support? I have ran three times in these wonders. My mileage was 4 miles and  under on each of these runs. Again, I can't express how happy I am with these shoes! They are so light, so flexible, and very supportive. They are made out of goat leather, which is much more breathable and durable naturally than cow leather. I even wore my Swiftwick socks during the Steamboat Classic race and was just as happy running in them with socks as I was previously without. I am so thankful that Skora let me try a pair. If you don't believe me check out their Facebook page here and  read the comments from other runners that are giving Skora a try. Their reviews are phenomenal like mine! I am surprised to say this, but I am giving my old standbys a rest and kicking it in my new Skora's from now on!


Why is Skora different?

SKORA approaches design and performance from a practical, honest and realistic understanding of a runner’s true needs. We don’t cling to doctrine, new or old. We don’t hold ideology over practicality.
SKORA is designed for the real runner, in the real world. SKORA products are designed from a feature/benefit analysis based on common sense. Many athletic brands focus on "technology" to help a runner go faster, longer, stronger. We believe that the best technology available is the human body, and design our products to respect this. SKORA products allow the human body to function as naturally and efficiently as possible.
Rather than look for features to add, we look for features to remove. We believe that the best shoe is one that complements the human body, and allows it to perform naturally.

Do you wish that you could give Skora kicks a try? If so, we have a chance for you to win a pair this week. All you need to do is comment below and then go to our Sexy Mother Runner Facebook Page and share this post on your Facebook wall. This will give you two entries. There was also a post yesterday on our Facebook wall that you can share to give you endless entries for a chance to win new Skora Running shoes. So, get to sharing! We will be announcing a winner on Friday, June 21


Good Luck & Happy Running!

~Danyelle




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We are so thankful for your support, friendship and encouragement!
As much as we inspire you, YOU inspire us...

~Danyelle & Bekah

26 comments:

  1. I'm just starting a running program and would love to win these AWESOME shoes! LOVE following your blog!

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  2. Congrats on another Steamboat under your belts and the shoes look cool!!

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  3. Read about these shoes and would love to give them a try!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!!

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  4. I would love to try these shoes!

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  5. I would love to try these out as I train for my next marathon!

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  6. I would love to try these shoes out! They look very comfortable!

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  7. I've never heard of this brand before, but definitely interested.

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  8. I could use some new running shoes, looks interesting for sure. Thank you for your review!

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  9. I would like to try these. I haven't even heard of them. Nice shoes and it is time for a new pair anyway. :)

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  10. I am really wanting to try these! I got a pair of New Balance running shoes but I need a second pair for St. Jude run in August and I want a different kind. From what you are saying about these they may be just what I need!

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  11. I am dying to try these shoes. I am an experienced runner who runs half marathons and saw these shoes on your FB post and have been intrigued ever since. I have a blog and would love to review them myself!

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  12. I love the shoes I wear now, but I am very much interested in trying something different. These definitely look different! =) Sharing!

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  13. I've been searching for minimalist shoes that work for me and would love to give these a try!

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  14. Those are so cute! I'd love to win them.

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  15. Would love me a pair of skora's to try out!!

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  16. Just read Born to Run and would love to try a pair of these minimalist shoes!

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  17. I'd love to try/win a pair of Skora shoes! And I shared this on my fb page!

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  18. Want want want.... need :) pick me pick me :)

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  19. Interesting shoes. I wonder how they'll do in mud?? ;)

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  20. What a great giveaway, I would lobe to win a pair of these shoes!

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  21. I would love to try them out! I love love love shoes!!

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  22. Would love to win these. Thanks for the chance.

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  23. Would love to try a pair of these!! Can't get over that price tag though. Maybe one day :)

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