Magazine article USA TODAY

Over Hill, over Dale, Follow That Trail

Magazine article USA TODAY

Over Hill, over Dale, Follow That Trail

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We have lots of kids who play lots of organized sports: dek hockey, roller hockey, rec soccer, travel team soccer, rec basketball, Little League baseball, travel team baseball, JHS and HS track and field and cross country.., you get the idea. I did all of that as a young person myself--except for the running part, which I've come to regret and why I so admire my 12-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter for their bulldog stick-to-it-iveness when piling up the training miles.

I'd really love to go for that runner's high, but too many years--and pounds--have been added to make any such attempts safe. Still, I have maintained my family position as equipment manager and, when shopping for a Mother's Day gift--walking shoes, specifically--for the wife a couple of months back, I ran across the Vasque Velocity 2.0 Trail Running Shoe, the perfect gift ... for my daughter and her summer running regimen as she prepares for the fall cross country season.

This second-generation Velocity has the armored construction of a hiking shoe mated with the lightweight breathability of a running shoe. …

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