ISSUE 2 COVER STORY

LIFE CYCLE OF A SHOE

See how Fresh Foam came to life—and meet all the key players involved in its development.

From the Editor's Desk

Welcome to The Loop, the new hub for the culture and creativity of running. We have a lot in store for you, and we’re psyched to share—stunning photography, fresh gear, inspiring playlists, eye-catching features and more.

The fun is just getting started, but don’t keep the excitement to yourself. Tell your friends about The Loop to spread the word. If there’s anything we can do better, reach out and let us know. We want to hear about your stories, on or off the track. Keep us in the loop, and we’ll do the same.

Even though our events might be different, we’re all running the same race.

SHIRTS OR SKINS?

When it comes to fitness fashion, there’s really only ONE question you need to ask: to wear a shirt or not wear a shirt?


Sometimes it depends on where you live—when it’s hot, muggy, and suffocating in your region of the world, there’s no better feeling than stripping off your shirt and letting the sun beat down on your back.

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Do you always rock a top?

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Or are you a shirtless rebel?

NBN: Off The Track Fun

The party starts when the competition ends.

Music That Moves You

Songs and sports go hand-in hand.
We’ve gathered the most popular songs from
Loop readers into a Spotify playlist.


If we missed your favorite song, let us know.
Tweet @run_theloop and we’ll feature
it in the next playlist.

New Balance Nationals Outdoor

This is more than just a track and field meet. It's a celebration of sport.

Burning Questions

Ellen Dipietro is the nation’s best high jumper. We caught up with Dipietro after her victory, asking her advice on 10 burning questions.