Originally I thought that Skora shoes were made in the US, but they're just a US company that manufactures in China :/ The shoes are really nice though, way better than what I used in middle and high school. I have high hopes for them, running shoes are one of the few things you hope you use often enough to get them looking ratty quick. These are the Phase model and this color is currently on sale for $66!
The spibelt, which is a mini fannypack, is to carry my phone discretely. I really wanted to be able to track my runs and had the Strava app on my phone for cycling already, which you can also use for running. Plus I wanted to be able to have my phone with me just in case I need it (let's be real, instagrammm) but not so obviously that the one bad guy I run past decides to punch me in the face to steal it. I've already had two phones stolen, I'd like to keep this one please. I just put my phone in it, spin it so the pouch sits at my lower back and pull my tank top over it. Tada, a small flock birds killed with one tiny fanny pack. It's made in the USA which is awesome, and useful enough that I can almost forgive the stupid name.
So far so good, it's exciting to think about how pretty running around the city will be in a few weeks when things start to bloom. If any of you are runners I'd love to hear your tips and tricks!