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Balega Unveils New Limited Edition Hidden Comfort Socks to Benefit the Lesedi Project

At the core of the Balega brand is giving back, our mission of community and helping those less fortunate. Our non-profit organization, the Lesedi Project, works to strengthen South African and American communities.

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A Guide to Adventure Racing from Team Strong Machine

Adventure racing first burst onto the world scene with the debut of Eco-Challenge, a television show in the late 1990s and early 2000s that featured co-ed teams of four racing nonstop for five to 10 days straight in remote and exotic locations such as Borneo, Morocco, and New Zealand. 

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Grit and Grace Socks to Support Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

For some, October represents changing leaves or carving pumpkins. Here at Balega, we celebrate October through our continued support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

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New UltraGlide Sock Offers Friction Free-Running and Eliminates Hot Spots

Balega is thrilled to bring to the running sock market a brand-new offering, the UltraGlide sock, aimed to eliminate the most common ailment among runners - hot spots.

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A Tale of Two Major Races: Running Everest and Comrades Back-to-Back

“Aim high! There is little virtue in easy victory.” Sir Edmund Hillary’s words are fitting for why I chose to compete in the Everest Marathon AND Comrades Marathon with only 11 days between the two adventures.

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Catching Up With Molly Cuevas Post Cross-Country Run

Earlier this month we had the pleasure catching up with Impi ambassador Molly Cuevas, who ran across the United States to support and bring awareness to the Challenge Athletes Foundation (CAF).

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New Balega Hidden Colorways and Ultralight Crew Length Socks Coming Soon to a Specialty Retailer Near You

Coming this September, we are so excited to introduce NEW Ultralight crew length socks, as well as new colors of our very popular Hidden Comfort and Hidden Contour collections.

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How To Train for a Sprint Triathlon

Challenge yourself by tying together three different activities that will push your muscles and mental fortitude to the brink of enlightenment.

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Tips for Staying Safe This Summer

Sunny summer days are perfect for lacing up your boots and heading out to chase waterfalls, a mountain summit, or a dramatic slot canyon. Here are some tips and tricks to stay cool and have a safe and happy summer.

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The National Parks Project: Running a Marathon in Every U.S. National Park

In the spring of 2016, Bill Syalik ditched his 9-5 job in busy New York City to start a new adventure, which has since become the National Parks Marathon Project

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Balega’s Journey to Comrades Ultramarathon: 3 Reps, 1 Race, 1 Driving Force

This June, we are excited to follow the journey of three Balega sales reps as they take on the biggest running challenge of their lives - the Comrades Ultramarathon.

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Boston Marathon Recap from Balega’s All-Star Impis

The Boston Marathon is one of those races that is legendary. In fact, it’s arguably one of the most legendary races out there, as it’s the world’s oldest annual marathon and is ranked as one of the world’s best-known road racing event.

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Fresh New Colorways and Updated Ultralight Socks for Spring 2019

As flowers start to bloom and an array of green shades starts to pop all around us, it’s hard not to feel excited about the feeling of new beginnings as we head into Spring.

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My [Novice] Advice for Training for Your First Marathon

So you’re thinking about running a marathon? Well, you’ve come to the right place to learn from a very novice runner. Running 26.2 miles can sound super intimidating, it did to me at least when I first signed up.

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My Mount Marathon Race Experience

Every runner has that one race that calls to them, that they keep coming back to year after year or aspire to race one day in the future. For me, this race is Mount Marathon, a 5K that takes place each year on the 4th of July in Seward, Alaska.

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Backpacking Tips for Beginners

Many of us spend a lot of our time indoors, attached to technology and removed from our natural environment. Hopefully this article motivates you to get outside and takes you on a journey to becoming comfortable and experienced in the woods.

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Ethembeni School Interview with Headmaster Braam Mouton

For the past 15 years, Balega has been a proud partner of the Ethembeni School as a way to honor the culture and country that is so much a part of the Balega identity. Through Balega’s Lesedi Project, Balega has supported the Ethembeni School by raising money for student scholarships, aiding in the funding of a therapy playground and swimming pool, and purchasing a wheelchair accessible school bus

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Impi Team 2019

We are very excited to announce our global ambassador team for 2019! Affectionately called our ‘Impi Warriors’ after the honored class of South African fighters and protectors known for operating with the utmost integrity, the 2019 team ranges from running newbies to national champions. Each member truly embodies the brand’s Ubuntu spirit - and we look forward to a great year!

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Nutrition Tips: A Look Inside Diets and Nutrition

It’s March and in our world, that means two things – training has officially started for summer and fall race season and it’s National Nutrition Month! We sat down with a few of our Impi team members to offer up some of their nutrition advice for the diets they choose to follow, and the benefits they see as it relates to their running performance.

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Consistency and Commitment

Want to get better at running, figure out your nutrition, and run a PB?

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