"Super shoes" take their place in the $50B running shoe market

Jan 17, 2024
The high-tech footwear — often starting at $250 — is helping athletes run faster. But is it the "winning ingredient"?
Kelvin Kiptum sports a pair of "super shoes" at the 2023 Chicago Marathon.
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A multi million dollar company that sells one thing

Nov 3, 2016
Brooks Running doesn't have the name recognition of Nike or other big shoe-makers, and that's by design.
Jim Weber, CEO of Brooks Running.
Brooks Running

More big brands team up with non-profits

Nov 9, 2015
Nike just inked a deal with an Austin non-profit to help spread its message.

Foot Locker profits jump, thanks to basketball and Nike

Aug 22, 2014
Basketball shoes are hot and Nike controls the sizzle .

Lace up and cover some ground

Jun 3, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What you need to know to run a marathon at the North Pole

Apr 9, 2013
Four dozen trekked to the North Pole in a marathon that costs more than $15,000 to run in. Feel like taking a run on a polar ice floe? Here's what you need to know about the race.

Usain Bolt worth more than just Olympic gold

Aug 10, 2012
The Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won yet another Olympic gold medal last night in the 200 meter sprint. The 25-year-old has declared himself a "living legend."

For public good, not for profit.

Why countries specialize in certain sports

Aug 6, 2012
Over the weekend, Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the 100 m running race at the Olympic games. Jamaica and other island nations have become know for their sprinting power, in the same way that countries like Kenya are known for their strength in distance running.

Finding hope through marathon running

Nov 25, 2011
It's easy to give up on the job search, especially if you've been at it for months. But one woman finds the will to keep trying through marathon running.

The high price of running

Nov 17, 2011
For commentator Jen Miller marathon training is totally worth the sweat, blood and tears -- and the money. She says it's a different kind of investment.