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  • Outdoors in style

    Rogue Vogue
  • In many cities, residents pack up in the summer and head for a vacation rental or beckoning oasis. In Ashland, locals stay put to explore fishing, running and yoga, and downtown stores are ready to help outfit these health and recreation devotees.
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    • About This Series
      Rogue Vogue is a series of photos and commentary that captures Ashland fashion. Writer Troy Brown is a style expert who lives in Talent and works in Ashland. Send ideas or photos to eyeonstyle9@gma...
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      About This Series
      Rogue Vogue is a series of photos and commentary that captures Ashland fashion. Writer Troy Brown is a style expert who lives in Talent and works in Ashland. Send ideas or photos to eyeonstyle9@gmail.com. See previous style reports at www.dailytidings.com.
  • In many cities, residents pack up in the summer and head for a vacation rental or beckoning oasis. In Ashland, locals stay put to explore fishing, running and yoga, and downtown stores are ready to help outfit these health and recreation devotees.
    If yoga is your transcendental sport, you may want to visit Nora Coolridge at Spirit of Shakti, who stocks only organic and natural products, some made of cotton and hemp, and all in America.
    Yoga props such as blocks, mats, towels and water bottles are created from recycled cork, rubber, bamboo and glass. She also supports local ashrams, jewelers and publishers by selling their spiritual aids, fashion accessories and books.
    At Rogue Valley Runners, it doesn't matter whether you are an ultra marathoner or a mall walker. A stride analysis can point you to the footwear that fits — the right one may even look like you're barefoot.
    Sales associate Sloan Dorr explains the popularity of those funny-looking toe shoes that launched the minimalist running shoe trend: "It's a training tool everyone can use to strengthen toes, feet and calves." But she cautions against over-training in the skeleton shoes.
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