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Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  April 19, 2009 05:05 PM

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Nike LunarGlide+
Nike LunarGlide+

Nike unveils a new running shoe in Boston

Earlier today in Boston, Nike introduced the Nike LunarGlide+, a new lightweight running shoe with an innovative mid-sole design architecture called Dynamic Support, a patent-pending system which adapts to a runner’s gait with each step, providing superior cushioning and as-needed stability. Nike is calling the LunarGlide+ “the next game changing innovation for runners.”

Leslie Lane, global vice president and general manager for Nike running and Phil McCartney, global footwear product director for Nike running, unveiled the new shoe during a media presentation at 21 Dry Dock Ave.

“All runners are different and therefore need specific solutions,” said McCartney. ”The new Nike LunarGlide+ featuring the Dynamic Support system responds with cushioning and stability so runners will no longer have to compromise. Runners will experience a ride which is specific to them and how they run, even as their gait changes throughout a run.”

The Nike LunarGlide+ will be available globally beginning July 1, 2009.

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A real long distance call

RunKeeper
RunKeepr i-Phone application

Jason Jacobs, a Boston-based entrepreneur, is the founder of the company behind RunKeeper, an iPhone GPS fitness tracking application for runners and cyclists that has been downloaded more than 325,000 times since August and featured heavily by Apple in their iPhone ads.

Jacobs partnered with a team of undergrads from Emerson College as part of a social media class, they came up with the idea of having Jacobs run the Boston Marathon dressed in a giant iPhone costume.

Check out the filming the process of pulling the campaign together here.

Look for Jacobs running along the course tomorrow.

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