10 Cool Products from the Running Event!

Last week, manufacturers and running store owners from around the country met in Austin, Texas, for The Running Event, a weeklong extravaganza designed to pair manufacturers’ products with your running store’s shelves. Jen A. Miller prowled the conference floor for Zelle, searching out what is neat and cool for 2016. Here are 10 items that caught her eye. Some are cute. Some are comfy. And some will tickle your tastebuds.

Foxy Fit / Tasty Addition


Look at these. I mean, look at these. How could you not? Of course, I don't think you should run in them. But slip into after a cold run? They're perfect for the postwinter workout shuffle around the house to eat and make coffee. The tops are knit, and the cushioned mid-sole is designed for comfort. Zhenzee just started shipping in December, so you can still be the first of your friends to grab your pair of foxes. Other options include skull and crossbones and colors to suit your fancy. Soon the company will be launching a collaboration with OCEARCH.org, which promotes sustainability and health of the world's oceans. You can vote on the design, which will be named after white shark Mary Lee.

ocearch & zhenzee crowdsource a collab

Zhenzee and OCEARCH have joined forces to create a limited edition signature shoe called the Mary Lee, after the charismatic 3500-lb, 16-foot female great white shark. Mary Lee has travelled over 25,000 miles since tagged in 2012 connecting an entire community of shark enthusiasts on the East Coast and globally.

Profits raised from the sale of the OCEARCH Mary Lee Zhenzee will fund vital necessities such as pings, and expedition tags. Each time a shark pings, or surfaces it costs $8 for the satellite company to provide its location. Each satellite tag for tracking is about $2000.

The 1st 100 people to preorder will receive: