Cool East Market Blog

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

To receive your order in time for Christmas giving, here are our shipping deadlines: Canada - Dec. 20 US First Class - items under 1 pound such as Tabi Socks, Mat Training Tabi - Dec. 17 US Priority - items over 1 pound such as Jikatabi or Xero Shoes - Dec. 19 Overseas - no guarantees, sorry, but Dec. 7 is the best bet for Europe and UK Best wishes for Happy Holidays, Leslie

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Book Review: Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

It was the second part of the title that caught my attention: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance. Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance?  Sign me up!   The book starts in Crete during World War II when resistance fighters capture a Nazi general, planning to hide him on the island and send him to Egypt.  After that thrilling bit, the story jumps around from topic to topic like the mountain goats on Crete hopping from dizzying peak to peak.  Is it about WWII? Natural Running? Meditteranean diet? Greek myths? Modern Greece? Fitness?  Health?  MMA? Parkour?...

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Recycling Kigo Eco Shoes

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

After almost 2 years of near constant wear, it was time to recycle my Kigos.  I never recycled shoes before.  Here's how I did it. From the Kigo Shoes website I was directly to this place.  I made an account and then selected the type of shoe to recycle. Then I was shown a bunch of maps to choose the nearest recycling site to me.  It's in Montreal.  I'm sending it today. Goodbye Kigo Curv, Hello Kigo Flit!            Happy to know they will be recycled into more products and not end up in landfill!

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2nd Annual Anime North Art Contest

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

We're running the Anime North Art Contest again. Create a digital or print image with a manga/anime character wearing Tabi to be entered in our contest.  Entries will be displayed on our window and the Very Best will win be displayed at ANIME NORTH and win a $50 Gift Certificate from Comics & More.  Deadline May 19, 2014. Email your entry to leslie@cooleastmarket.com  or drop it off at the Cool East Market store –  1390 Danforth Ave. Store Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 6 pm Saturday 11 am to 5 pm  Don’t forget to sign your work and...

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New Art Contest

Posted by Leslie Padorr on

Yes, let's have a new art contest leading up to ANIME NORTH.  Details coming soon.....

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