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Tarkine Running Gear: Embracing Nature, Unleashing the Wild Within.

In the rhythmic world of running, where each step echoes the essence of life, the choice of running shoes becomes a profound connection between the runner and the earth.

Renowned author Haruki Murakami once beautifully expressed, "First there came the action of running, and accompanying it there was this entity known as me. I run; therefore I am."

Amidst the vast array of running gear options, navigating the maze of choices led me to discover a unique affinity for brands that challenge the norm, especially those driven by a commitment to eco-friendly materials. Among them stands Tarkine, named after Australia's largest temperate rainforest, a brand that seamlessly encapsulates these values in the realm of running.

Founded by Australian runners Sam Burke and Ross Johnson, along with a team of industry veterans, Tarkine emerged from a dissatisfaction with the prevailing state of the shoe industry. Tired of fads, misinformation, and the environmental toll exacted by large corporations, they embarked on a mission to redefine the game.

Tarkine's focus on eco-friendly materials and a robust recycling program serves as a catalyst for change within the industry. It challenges established norms, urging competitors to be more responsible in their manufacturing practices and carbon footprints.

The Trail Devil, a high-mileage neutral trainer, takes centre stage in Tarkine's offerings. Balancing sustainability with performance, this shoe boasts a lightweight and responsive design, featuring proprietary 3.5mm Claw outsole lugs, ZenFoam midsole, a toe box promoting natural movement, and a padded heel counter for added comfort. The company's commitment to eco-friendly practices extends to a recycling program and recycled upper and lace construction.

Beyond its technical prowess, the Trail Devil captivates with bold colourways, adding a touch of style to its eco-friendly design. Running on the wild side has never been this exhilarating or fashionable.

For those seeking a primal connection with running, the Tarkine Primal Barefoot Running Shoe beckons. Unleash your instincts with an unparalleled barefoot sensation that elevates your connection to the earth while protecting your feet on any terrain. With a spacious toe box, tailored comfort, and an adjustable lacing system, these shoes redefine the joy of running in its most natural form.

Tarkine's creations stand as a testament to the harmonious blend of sustainability and performance. Embark on a journey of natural, unrestricted running by exploring the wild elegance of Tarkine's gear at

Run consciously, run confidently with Tarkine – where every step treads lightly on the planet.


Words by AW.

Photos courtesy of Tarkine.


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