Shoe Review: Saucony Kinvara 3

PROFILE:

Neutral Trainer/Racer:

  • Lightweight but well-cushioned shoe designed for training and racing
  • 4mm heel to toe drop, a transition shoe to minimalist running
  • Promotes mid-foot strike
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (Size 10)

Saucony Progrid Kinvara-3

Many of you may well know that i have been a Saucony user since the early 80s and have tried different models through the years. I like them for their great fit, adequate cushioning and stability. There isn’t any model that didn’t suit me and all my Sauconys found hundreds of running miles into them.

Saucony has a terrific series with its Kinvara, incorporating minimal changes into its latest series that accentuates its minimalist properties. With all the generally glowing reviews given to all its models, the original Kinvara, Kinvara 2 and 3, this will be my first time to actually own and use one and i’m talking here about the Kinvara 3.

You can tell at first glance that the Kinvara-3 is a fast, lightweight shoe. It was originally designed as a high mileage trainer for runners who naturally strike at mid-foot and is touted as a transition shoe for minimalist running. Though i am not too inclined wearing minimalist shoes or those with the heel to toe zero drop on long runs, this shoe has a tolerable 4mm heel-toe drop that i didn’t exactly notice when revving along the roads or trails.

This shoe has already come out with a lot of reviews on the net so i won’t dwell with much of the technicalities anymore and will just focus more on my experience with it.

Here are just a few basic details about this shoe:

CONSTRUCTION:

The upper is a visual delight, artistically designed to enhance its aesthetics. Cosmetics aside, it’s made of  “FlexFilm”, a sturdy but flexible thin plastic-like material that is electronically welded into an inner mesh. It adapts to the foot and provides a seamless feel. The tongue is made of soft air-mesh.

The midsole is made of high-abrasion EVA or the EVA+ which provides adequate cushioning even with its 4mm heel to toe drop. The EVA+ has been retained from its Kinvara 1 and 2 models as wear-testers noted its durability and longevity. It has also its usual Progrid heel foam.

The Kinvara-3 outsole is made of Carbon Rubber called the XT-900. It has triangular lugs on the forefoot area that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties.

It is noteworthy to mention that reflectors have been integrated into the design. Two triangular-shaped reflectors were placed on the heel counter as well as on the sides of the toe area and at the top front, near where the shoe laces start.

FIT AND FEEL:

I was a little apprehensive about the fit inside as when you look at the shoe externally, the forefoot seems not to be wide enough. But looks can be deceiving. Once inside the shoe, you could immediately feel the snugness and secure heel cup while the forefoot was accommodating even with my wide feet and thick socks on.

At about 8 oz or less, the shoe was super light and even with the 4mm heel to toe drop, i could not feel the difference from my usual 8mm to 12mm drop shoes. It profiles more like a racing shoe than a trainer.

PERFORMANCE:

I’ve had about 70 kilometers of training runs on the Kinvara-3 and i would say that i had a sublime feel running these on both asphalt and rough roads. No issues about hot spots, irritations, nor dragging. It offers a soft, resilient ride and feels more comfortable at faster speeds which may be due to the easy flexing upper.

On my long runs, i felt ample cushioning and the airmesh provided superb breathability, no over-heating inside whatsoever. The shoe was easy on the rough roads and even though i had to step on small rocks, the feel to these surfaces was moderate and i thought that the cushioning was adequate enough to impact rough terrain.

I have the Skechers GO Run and a Vibram Five Finger (Speed) which i would say are more of the minimalist shoes that i’ve used, i would say that the Kinvara-3 falls in a sweet spot between a true minimalist trainer like the aforementioned and a semi-supportive middleweight trainer, encouraging a fast, efficient stride but with adequate cushioning to pass as a road trainer.

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION:

I bought this shoe at 50% discount from Saucony Philippines given as a gratuity for bloggers who attended the Kinvara’s launching last December to test this shoe. However, this review was not in anyway influenced by this benefit, giving my own honest opinion based on my experience with it.

Nonetheless, the Kinvara 3 for me was a confirmation to the mostly rave reviews from prominent running shoe reviewers and runners on the net. Firstly, the fit was excellent, the ride was very comfortable with just the right amount of cushioning in almost any terrain and its the shoe that you can use for everyday training or the occasional racing.

This shoe is for efficient runners who want a lightweight, good midsole cushioning and forefoot flexibility.  An excellent running shoe and at P4,590.00/pair, it’s a bang for the buck!

The Saucony Kinvara-3 Comes To Manila

Within only the first 3 years since its introduction, the Saucony KINVARA series has been an overwhelming success in the world of minimalist running shoes winning various industry awards for their innovations, new technologies and favorite sports shoes in the running world.

Similar to the popularity of Saucony’s once revered old model, the JAZZ, the KINVARA has been well received, not only from the minimalist shoe enthusiasts but also to the majority of runners seeking a well-balanced, all-purpose running shoe. The Kinvara and the Kinvara-2 have accumulated a long list of following and it has maintained its fine performance and dependability.

Now comes its 3rd iteration, the KINVARA-3 which is now made available in the Philippines.

I was able to attend this shoes’ launching a few days ago and from the looks and feel of it, having tested it for a few strides at the Riovana Store, i think many are going to love its fit, looks and responsiveness.

I’m really tempted to get a pair but while still contemplating to do so, here’s a short write-up of the shoe taken during its launching:

The Saucony Kinvara-3

Saucony launches the award winning KINVARA – 3

Industry’s Most Highly Anticipated Shoe of the Season is now in the Philippines

Today, Saucony unveils the all-new Kinvara 3, the industry’s most highly anticipated shoe of the season and the third update to the brand’s award-winning natural motion running shoe.  Saucony continues to inspire runners to find their personal “strong” through running with the much-anticipated arrival of Kinvara 3.  The all-new Kinvara 3 is the third edition of the iconic Kinvara, a minimalist shoe that is renowned for being lightweight and highly responsive.

Of all the shoes released by Saucony, runners and retailers are especially excited by the new Kinvara 3,” said Chris Lindner, chief marketing officer for Saucony. “The Kinvara was among the first natural motion running shoes available in the marketplace and positioned Saucony as an industry leader in the category. The Kinvara 3, an even better technical running shoe than its predecessors, delivers more than a great shoe: It inspires an incredible running experience. People just can’t wait to get it on and go.”

Saucony is a top name in running, an authentic performance footwear brand.  Throughout the years, Saucony has become legendary with its trailblazing innovations and cutting-edge technological expertise, including pioneering the minimalist shoe category – the buzz in the running community today.

Kinvara 3: So Much Technology, So Little Shoe

The next-generation Kinvara, weighing only 7.7 ounces (based on a men’s size 9), is a performance training shoe with a 4mm heel-to-toe offset that positions the runner’s foot during impact in a way that creates a greater range of motion than traditional running shoes (with a 12mm heel-to-toe offset) for the Gastrocnemius-Soleus-Achilles tendon system, allowing for a more powerful running stride.

Taken during the launching

Saucony has taken the Kinvara 3 to a whole new level with a precision engineered upper that is lighter and more flexible thanks to FlexFilm™ technology, a lightweight, highly dynamic flexible film affixed onto the breathable mesh upper that secures and stabilizes the foot throughout the gait cycle. Memory Foam heel pods in the collar ensure an ultra-secure ride.

Saucony’s high abrasion EVA exposed foam midsole allows for lightweight protection underfoot, while maximizing rebound and flexibility. After studying wear patterns on thousands of test shoes, Saucony adjusted the outsole design on the new Kinvara 3 to increase durability and promote an even smoother transition.

XT-900 carbon rubber pods were strategically placed on parts of the Kinvara 3’s outsole for enhanced durability without adding weight. The reengineered outsole includes a beveled heel to better facilitate a natural rolling movement from heel to toe.

About the Award-Winning Kinvara

The Saucony Kinvara, launched in early 2010, has been recognized with numerous industry awards including: 

“Best Debut” (Runner’s World magazine, Summer 2010);

“Gear of the Year” (Outside magazine, Fall/Winter 2010);

“Best Shoe in the Performance Category” (The Running Network, Fall 2010);

 “Best Debut” (Endurance Sports Media Group, Fall 2010);

“Best Buy”- Kinvara 2 (Runner’s World Awards 2011);

“Best Update”- Kinvara 3 (Runner’s World UK 2012), among others.

Available now at RIOVANA BHS and Katipunan Ave. Stores

Distribution outlets

The Kinvara 3 is available in specialty run retailers and major department stores nationwide. It retails at about P4, 590.00.

With Jojo P and Pedz (photo by Jojo Pauly)

For more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/SauconyPhilippines or follow SauconyPH on Twitter.

–Press Release–

Shoe Review: Reebok Realflex Transition

The Realflex Transition

BACKGROUNDER

LIGHTWEIGHT TRAINER:

  • Recommended for bio-mechanically efficient runners, heel to midfoot strikers who need a light, well-cushioned shoe for fast-paced training or racing.
  • Could be used as an everyday running shoe on paved roads, the track and simple dirt roads
  • Weight 6.5 oz.

Sometime ago in a blog post i did about Reebok, i rued that their running shoes were under-represented in the local running scene as most of their models were catered exclusively to aerobics, gym or basketball enthusiasts. Where were their “Premier” models like their Verona KFS,  Fusion 2, the Phoenix and Trinity models? I didn’t see them sold anywhere locally, even when most of them were rated by Runners World Magazine as its Editor’s Choice, Best Buy or Best Debut picks.

Instead, they came out with blazing marketing blitz on their Zigtech and Easy Tone model, which would later cause the US Federal Trade Commission to order the company to refund a hefty sum to buyers for false advertising on their Easy Tone model.

While the Easy Tone, a toning/walking shoe, that  purportedly provided extra tone and strength to leg and buttock muscles was viewed as a false claim by the FTC, the Zigtech on the other hand sold very well although real runners were still not convinced as to its worth as a true running shoe. However, it had its share of glowing reviews and many runners swear to its admirable performance and have used it in marathons and ultra races.

The Reebok Realflex comes in a time when minimalist shoes are the rage and runners would like to try everything that would allow them to run as naturally as their bodies would allow. While not a minimalist shoe per se, the Realflex Transition might be a transition shoe for minimalist running as it is lightweight, very flexible and and all-around trainer.

I was skeptical with this shoe right out of the box but my perception changed when i was able to run on it on varying distances, speed and terrain.

CONSTRUCTION:
  • Over-all, the Realflex Transition has minimalist construction, the upper is made of synthetic layers with breathable mesh and suede leather around the outer forefoot area and heel cup.
  • This is probably Reebok’s training shoe at the extreme lightweight end of the spectrum and the Realflex takes the minimalist concept as far as construction goes.
  • The shoes’ interior, from the heel to the midfoot area is well padded and the removable insole is thick and cushiony. The outsole is engineered with independent multi-directional “nodes” strategically positioned to give additional cushioning.
 FIT AND FEEL:
  • The Realflex has a nice, snug fit. It’s one of the most flexible shoes i have ever tested. I like the footing which is soft but firm and there are no irritation issues with the upper and even on the heel-counter which is somewhat high.
  • Like i mentioned earlier, the insoles are super thick which looks and feels like an orthotic and gives it a somewhat bouncy ride. Its lightness is palpable as you can immediately discern that this is made for tempo, intervals, fartleks, hill repetitions and racing.

PERFORMANCE:

I was amazed at the lightweight feeling and the cushioning was major, like somewhat of an over-kill. The responsiveness was robust, the upper is seemless and the shoe performed like a racing flat and it glided well on pavements as well as on dirt roads.

The nodes provided great traction and when cruising up hills, it provided some extra bounce which helped to push me up on the inclines. The Realflex performance was solid but then, i would like to put it more on its paces like on technical trails and see how it performs. The slugs are pretty aggressive but because of its soft, flexible built, i have some doubts as to its durability and longevity.

CONCLUSION:

My initial impression of the Realflex Transition is overwhelmingly positive. The slight stability bars along the edges provided some control and the outsole package of the shoe were just fine. The shoes’ interiors are comfortable and well-padded. It is also quite light thanks to its minimalist composite materials of the upper.

It’s nice to see Reebok make conventional running shoes once in a while even if the Realflex main features are borrowed from concepts of minimalist shoes. However, i would like to think that Adidas (the owners of Reebok) would still want to develop newer innovations on their own brand and would rather spend a bigger allocation of funds for their shoes’ development to enhance a better, lighter and mainstream shoes for serious runners. I venture that Reebok would still be concentrating more on shoes geared towards a wider scope of athletes and cross-trainers for their avid users which for many, is still a good thing.

My thanks to Reebok, Philippines and to local Reebok ambassador, Blas Tiangco for letting me try-out this shoe.

Vibram Five Fingers: A Natural Alternative

Vibram FiveFingers is Everybody’s VFF (Very Friendly Footwear)!

I have always been intrigued about the concept of barefoot running and the more i see runners wear those minimalist shoes or running with just their bare feet makes me want to try them out, specially the “barely there” running shoes.

I had always this notion that minimalist shoes is not for me… i, whose plantar fascia or heels have brought me some problems in the past will not be happy with it thinking that i might be less protected if i wear minimalist shoes like the Five Fingers.

At its core, friends who are enthusiasts of minimalist shoes believe in the contrary, that it results in a greater connection with your body and improved running mechanics. These shoes like the Vibram Five Fingers forces you to put more focus into your effort and ultimately allows for the most natural form of movement possible thereby resulting in fewer injuries.

Last Wednesday, Barefootwear, Inc., the company that distributes the VIBRAM FIVE FINGERS held a Brazilian-themed media launch of its 2012 Spring-Summer Collection at the Sky Lounge, Bonifacio Global City. I was fortunate enough to be invited by good friend Marga Uy Baula and the event gathered athletes, celebrities, Five Fingers fanatics and select health, sports and fashion media personalities.

Demonstrating the Capoeira by a Brazilian group during the launching

Long time Five Finger users, from members of our Philippine Dragon Boat Team to Ultimate Celebrity Sole Survivor-Comedian BETONG or Albert Sumaya related their experiences with this footwear, providing the versatility of this product. From Surfing, Ultramarathon running, strength training and rowing, these activities demonstrated the many benefits of the Vibram Five Fingers such as better flexibility, stronger muscles and improved posture, among others.

Many thanks to Barefootwear, Inc. for providing me one of their latest shoe in their 2012 Summer Collection, the Five Fingers Speed. It’s the first time that i’ve tried the brand on and it sure fits nicely! I haven’t run on them yet but will surely test run them very soon and give some initial feedback.

Here’s a sneak peak the VIBRAM Five Fingers 2012 Spring-Summer Collection together with their Press Release:

For more than 75 years, Vibram has been a trusted leader in performance and innovation in the realm of footwear.  Its revolutionary and visionary founder, Italian mountaineer Vitale Bramani, whose name the footwear now carries, foresaw the need for grip, traction and durability on performance shoes and developed the first rubber sole on a mountaineering boot.

This commitment to safety continued in the brand’s quest for the perfect footwear in decades to come, and years of research and the production of millions of soles for the best shoes in the industry led Vibram to its next milestone. In 2005, Vibram introduced the next generation of innovative performance sole design: one that allows the foot to move and work naturally, as if barefoot: Vibram FiveFingers.

Vibram FiveFingers challenges the paradigm of conventional footwear. The thin, flexible, and deconstructed sole allows the foot to curl and flex as nature intended. The five toes are separate just like our feet! Because of these features, every step taken in FiveFingers is a lesson in texture, temperature, and biomechanics that can make us healthier and more connected to our bodies.

Unconventional Footwear with Benefits

A special kind of footwear that can be used for athletic and non-athletic use, Vibram FiveFingers is known for its corrective and therapeutic qualities that no ordinary shoes or sandals can give.

Vibram FiveFingers is different than any other footwear on the planet. Not only does it bring you closer to your environment, FiveFingers delivers a number of positive health benefits by leveraging all of the body’s natural biomechanics, so you can move as nature intended.  Here are five reasons to wear or train in Vibram FiveFingers:

1.       Strengthens Muscles in the Feet and Lower Legs – Wearing FiveFingers will stimulate and strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improve general foot health and reduce the risk of injury.

2.       Improves Range of Motion in Ankles, Feet and Toes – No longer ‘cast’ in a shoe, the foot and toes move more naturally.

3.       Stimulates Neural Function Important to Balance and Agility – When wearing Vibram FiveFingers, thousands of neurological receptors in the feet send valuable information to the brain, improving balance and agility.

4.       Eliminates Heel Lift to Align the Spine and Improve Posture – By lowering the heel, our body weight becomes evenly distributed across the footbed, promoting proper posture and spine alignment.

5.       Allows the Foot and Body to Move Naturally, Which Just FEELS GOOD.

When it first came out in 2005, its unconventional features were contested by its critics, debunking the many corrective and therapeutic qualities that conventional footwear are not known to offer.  Even its first users thought it uncanny to wear something that resembles their very own feet.  However, the unease turned to familiarity, and over the next few years, more and more people took to Vibram FiveFingers as an alternative to conventional shoes and sandals.  Soon enough, the unconventional footwear became not only a standard, but a highly recommended choice by the prestigious Time Magazine, which considered it one of the Best Inventions of 2007.

Love Your Feet: Vibram’s 2012 Collection

Explore the joys of natural movement in authentic footwear from the company that started the barefooting revolution. Its newest collection takes pride in the latest innovations that it has incorporated in its models, a tradition that it continued doing for almost 80 years.  In the Philippines, Vibram has found a growing market for its footwear for men and women of all ages, and it is launching its newest Spring/Summer 2012 offerings with much anticipation.  Like its previous models, all its latest products carry a unique patented Vibram TC-1 performance rubber, which delivers excellent “foot feel” without compromising abrasion resistance.  They are also are machine-washable and air-dry.

A fashionable take on the FiveFingers Classic, the Classic Fresca for women runners adds an element of style to the model that propelled the brand. Designed for barefoot balance and agility, it has a lightweight, stretch upper with a back pull-tab that allows you to cinch the topline for an adjustable, secure fit. A hook-and-loop closure holds the tab in place. Durable printing on the toes, sides and heel provides added protection and abrasion resistance. The Vibram performance outsole with serrated blade lug design provides flexibility, durability and optimum traction.  The Classic Fresca sole has a Polyurethane reinforced pocket on the big toe for added durability and protection, and a serrated blade lug design that provides flexibility and traction on wet surfaces.  It is available in grape/grey/white and grey/blue/white colors.

Unlike any running shoe on the market today, the FiveFingers Bikila was the first model designed specifically for a more natural, healthy and efficient forefoot strike. Built on an entirely new platform, the Bikila offers more plating protection, and distributes forefoot impact without compromising important ground feedback essential to a proper forefoot strike running form. Athletic padded collar and topline and a single hook-and-loop closure finish off this breakthrough design.

Bikila’s tread design for the soles offers more traction over a variety of surfaces, while its EVA arch follows the contour of the foot and reduces weight.  Among its features are a 4 mm anatomical pod outsole design that distributes forefoot impact forces without compromising important ground feedback essential to a proper forefoot strike running form, and 3 mm Dri-Lex covered polyurethane footbed for more plating protection and reduced packing over a sustained period of time. It is available in silver/black.

Following in the footsteps of the FiveFingers Bikila, the Bikila LS for women offers a closed speed lace system to accommodate a wider foot or higher instep. It shares the same revolutionary platform as the Bikila to provide superior plating protection and distributes forefoot impact without compromising essential ground feedback. The naturally breathable upper features an athletic padded collar and topline, and road-worthy, abrasion-resistant toe protection. It is available in red/grey black.

The first trail running-specific models, the Spyridon and Spyridon LS provide the perfect balance of “foot feel” and protection on rugged surfaces, as its soles have a stitched-in polyurethane insole that protects the skin and foot, and a molded nylon mesh in midsole that adds a “rock block” effect, dispersing impact over a wider area.  A minimalist Vibram rubber sole with an aggressive tread design provides sure-footed grip in all directions and a 3.5 mm rubber sole that maximizes impact protection from stones and debris, while better allowing proper barefoot dynamics. Naturally breathable upper with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure ensures a secure fit.  It is available in black/green for men and lilac/black/green for women.

Designed for an enhanced trail running experience, the new Spyridon LS offers a closed speed lace system to accommodate a wider foot or higher instep. The naturally breathable upper has an adjustable hook-and-loop closure for a secure fit, and a minimalist Vibram rubber sole with aggressive tread pattern allows proper barefoot dynamics and “foot feel,” while delivering protection on rugged surfaces.  It is available in military green/grey/black for men.

Celebrities Use Vibram FiveFingers, And So Can You!

In the Philippines, more and more popular figures in sports and the entertainment industry are now using Vibram FiveFingers as footwear of first choice.  They have attested to the comfort and durability of this uncanny but comfortable alternative to the conventional shoes and slippers that they have grown accustomed to.  Now, they are not only proudly wearing Vibram FiveFingers on their feet, they are also promoting it to people of active lifestyle like many of us.

Powerade strength and conditioning coach Julio Veloso thinks that using Vibram FiveFingers is transforming the way his players run while in the game.  “It definitely forces the body to engage the different muscles of the lower leg and foot more. These muscles, ligaments, and tendons basically have remained dormant when training in regular shoes. So I believe it helps improve balance, proprioception, and injury prevention,” he elaborated.  He introduced the footwear to his players over a year ago, and a better team performance was the result of months of use.

Powerade Tigers forward Ricky Calimag immediately noticed an improvement on his running.  “Para sa akin, naayos yung takbo ko.  Yung mga muscle na mahina naramdaman ko agad na sumakit e pero normal lang pala yun at ng tumagal lumakas na at hindi na sumakit (For me, my running improved.  At first, some muscles which I don’t frequently use felt that initial pain, but it turned out to be a normal reaction and later on, these muscles got stronger and did not pain me anymore),” he described.

Even popular comic television personality like Ultimate Celebrity Sole Survivor Betong or Albert Sumaya, Jr. said that it helped that he wore Vibram FiveFingers during his 36 days in the island.  “It is so lightweight, especially when I used it in Survivor Philippines Season 4. Wearing VFF made me more connected to nature and because of this I’ve learned to live a simple life and to survive the wilderness for 36 days. My feet can breathe every time I use VFF, and it is more fun walking and running using VFF.  I can definitely say that the soles of my feet are protected while wearing VFF, that’s why I’m the Ultimate ‘Sole’ Survivor,” said this reality show star. Like him, Vibram FiveFingers is as seasoned and time-tested.

Truly, Vibram FiveFingers is every runner’s VFF – very friendly footwear!

Vibram is available at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Trinoma, Planet Sports (Rockwell, Vmall Greenhills, Newport and Glorietta) Tobys (Mall of Asia and Shangrila), Runnr (BHS, Trinoma and Ayala Center Cebu), ROX BHS, Urban Athletics Greenbelt and Chimes Davao. For more information, call 845-3850, e-mail: marketing@barefootwearinc.com. Visit the website at: www.vibramfivefingers.ph.

Merrell Barefoot Collection Launched in Manila

It’s been around in the local scene for some time now and if you’re in a race lining up for the start, just look down and you might just find a pair or two wearing these glove-like shoes that’s shaped like a foot.

It’s a “minimalist” shoe inspired by barefoot running. It’s as close as barefoot running can get and assumes that running close to barefoot is the natural movement of the feet rather than wearing regular running shoes that has pads, cushioned heels or motion control features which they say, inhibit the natural stride of a runner.

Runners have become open to trying new concepts of running and for shoe manufacturers, they have introduced the least amount of shoe a runner can safely wear while strengthening the foot and improving one’s stride.

NIKE had introduced the FREE several years ago and others have now joined the bandwagon like the VIBRAM Five Fingers, VIVO Barefoot models, the SOMNIO Nada, Brooks Green Silence, New Balance Minimus and lately, the SAUCONY Hattori Zero Drop.

Enter now the MERRELL line of minimalist shoes which has recently been introduced in Manila. It’s called the Barefoot Collection. For men, it’s introducing the Merrell Trail Glove, True Glove and Tough Glove while for women, there’s the Pace Glove, Power Glove and Pure Glove.

I was able to attend the launching of these shoes a few weeks ago at their main concept store in Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City and the line-up seems to be promising.

It would have been nice to test-run these shoes on the road and trails and make a review of it but that might have to wait for a while. I’m just wondering what these shoes would feel like if they’re used in rough, technical trails with very minimum support and cushioning.

Anyways, they’re now available at all Merrel stores and leading department stores and retail for about P4,000.00/pair. Check them out!

Facade of Merrells Store at Market!Market!

The Barefoot Collection

Bards (Banana Running) tries one of the womens models

Among the early birds, from left Clockwise: James, Marga, Carina, Bards, me, Fred, Vener, Roselle and Blas

Group picture with the Merrel staff