Nike, the famous sports brand, known especially for its shoes, has a partnership with our club, Ro Club Maraton. They had the idea to promote their new models of running shoes by putting them under the Ro Club Maraton Test.
The test implied to select 10 male and 10 female members of our club, give them the pair of running shoes they preferred and let them run at least one tour of the park wearing them. The selection was made by subscribing to the forum. At the end there were almost 15 men and only 3 women, but it was ok for Nike to select all of them for the trial. The runners could choose from one of these models:
The next day we all reunited in front of the Charles de Gaulle statue at the entrance of Herastrau Park. We made a group run around the big lake (almost 6 km), then we took some group pictures and some of us proceeded for the next tour, at a faster pace this time. I like my new running shoes, they are very smooth and comfortable and you can barely feel them in your legs. I think they are softer than the other ones I have.
I want to congratulate Nike for this initiative. It is a win-win promotion: they make great publicity for their new running shoe models and we got a free T-shirt and the shoes at a very good price! I hope other sports brands will make this kind of advertising too, because there is nothing to loose from it.