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Jumpstart your spring training with Saucony’s newest running gear that’s packed with performance to help you cross the finish line victoriously.

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With spring soon dashing in, it’s time to arm yourself with the season’s covet-worthy and high-tech gear to help fuel your passion for running. This spring 2014, Saucony brings a cutting edge collection of running staples and super-performing pieces that are sure to help you bring your “A” game. From cutting edge apparel to fast and furious sneaks, check out these peak-performing picks to add to your running arsenal:

APPAREL

Velo Short Sleeve ($42) - spring forward with pure comfort and performance with this sleek and super-soft running tee that’s the perfect stride staple. Saucony’s Velo Short Sleeve is a dasher’s dream featuring silky-soft Velo knit fabric that’s lightweight, moveable and feels like second skin, moisture-wicking properties that keep you cool and dry, a UPF Rating of '40-50+ Excellent' for the ultimate in sun protection — and a smart and subtle perforated back to keep you aerated every step of the way. Plus, it features front and back reflective details to keep you safe and visible during night runs so you can sprint in this tee from day-to-night. The Velo Short Sleeve also sports a lean fit that keeps you streamlined as well as a comfy crew neck so you feel relaxed throughout your run — and it features contrast coloring down the seams of the arm area for a simple yet stylish detail that’s cool. Saucony’s Velo Short Sleeve is a great lightweight and super-smooth short sleeve tee that’s perfect for this spring season, keeping you cool, moveable and comfy as your turn up the heat. The Velo Short Sleeve retails for $42 and is available in Element / Cobalt, Atomic Orange / Element and Element / Acid Green.

Interval 2-1 Printed Short ($58) - test your limits and set new records in these sleek multi-sport shorts that offer the ultimate in comfort, support and performance. Saucony’s Interval 2-1 Printed Short features a built-in compression short liner under a silky-soft shell for a lightweight yet supportive fit, making them the must-have shorts for a variety of activities. Slip on this two-in-one genius and enjoy its performance details including an elastic waistband with adjustable drawstring that ensures a secure and personalized fit, a built-in PowerKnit LT compression short liner that offers optimal support and superior comfort, an outer Stretch Ultrasilk Printed soft shell that provides max moveability and breathability, a convenient mesh zip-pocket at the backside to safely store goods, strategically-placed slanted side ventilations to keep you cool and a supreme moisture-wicking fabric that feels like second-skin, keeping you nice and dry as you turn up the heat. Saucony’s Interval 2-1 Printed Short is a stand-out piece that offers a relaxed and featherweight fit combined with superior support and maximum comfort — these shorts are sure to be your go-to style to wear this spring and through the warm summer days. Saucony’s Interval 2-1 Printed Short retail for $58 and are available in two subtle yet stylish menswear prints, Navy/White and Carbon/Atomic Orange.

Premium Tech Short Sleeve ($55) - slip on this multi-sport standout that takes on a variety of activities like a true pro. Saucony’s Premium Tech Short Sleeve features an ultra-light premium tech knit fabric that’s a blissful blend of polyester and spandex which gives you full freedom and ease of movement. Plus, this luxe and super-soft fabric is made of pure silver featuring 11% X-Static which eradicates odor and prohibits bacteria growth so you stay fresh and dry no matter how hard you push the limits. This fab-performing fabric also features temperature regulating properties so you feel cool and comfortable with every move — and feel the power and passion to keep going. The Premium Tech Short Sleeve has a crew neck for comfortable coverage as well as a long and sleek fit that allows the fabric to move with you without creating any obstruction or drag. Plus, it features flat and smooth seams to avoid any uncomfortable rubbing or skin abrasions — and these seams also feature reflective detail for high visibility. The men's Premium Tech Short Sleeve is a must-have multi-sport top to wear this spring and into summer because of its comfy, odor-eliminating and bacteria-fighting fabric as well as its awesome UPF Rating '40-50+ Excellent' which keeps you safe under the sun to move powerfully and play passionately all day. Saucony’s Premium Tech Short Sleeve retails for $55 and is available in Cobalt, Carbon and Atomic Orange.

FOOTWEAR

Men's Hurricane 16 ($150)- achieve a supportive, plush and sprightly stride with this performance perfecting shoe that provides key guidance, a custom-feel fit and the ultimate in responsiveness. The first thing you’ll notice about this sleek sneak is that it feels perfectly and specifically made just for you thanks to its Sauc-Fit and Support Frame features that lock-in the heel cup and mid-foot in place — and offer a perfectly padded and snug fit that molds to the contour of your foot for a secure, stable and effortless stride. Plus, Saucony has packed this shoe with a comfortably plush HydraMAX Collar Lining and ventilated ComfortLite Sockliner, all which offer antimicrobial and breathable properties to keep you cool, comfy and dry. What’s more, the unique PowerGrid midsole structure is fused with PowerFoam materials with Grid Technology and a special SRC Impact Zone so you get a plush ride that’s responsive throughout your gait yet gentle on your feet, enabling you to run smoothly and more efficiently for miles on end. Saucony has also outfitted this smooth sneak with an upgraded mesh that’s highly breathable and supremely comfortable, a carbon rubber outsole that grips the ground superbly for a sure-footed stride and a fully-reflective heel window to keep you highly visible under low-light settings so you can keep training into the wee nighttime hours. Overall, Saucony’s Hurricane 16 wins top honors for its plush cushioning, mile-long comfort, custom-feel fit and efficient energy return. You’ll be pleased to discover when dashing in these sneaks that they are lightweight yet long-lasting, flexible yet stable, perfectly padded and highly breathable. The Hurricane 16 retails for $150 and is available in Black / Royal / Citron (available in M and W) and ViZiORANGE / Black / Silver.

To shop for these performance packed picks and to see the entire spring ’14 lineup please visit www.saucony.com.

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Disclosure: Author received product samples solely for the purpose of review, with no monetary compensation to offer a favorable mention. All information provided is for educational purposes only. Author accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may occur from the use of any information or products featured in articles. Opinions expressed are those of the author.

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