Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Allied Running Medal Hangers review

  My friend Hsu-Jen Huang is a professor of architecture, cake artist, and all around creative guy who runs barefoot in Savannah Georgia.  We met on the Runners World barefoot running forum over a year ago and around that time he came up with the sweet swirl foot design.  Back then I had ditched the shoes and was running 5-8 miles and dreaming of a half marathon.   Now I am hanging my first barefoot full marathon medal on this display.   I thought it was fitting to use a design that ties into the whole journey.

Allied Running Medal Hangers sent me a custom made race medal hanger.  I had the privilege of choosing the customization.  I sent them some ideas and they graciously  worked with me until I thought the design was just right.  

Thanks to Allied Steel for giving me this wonderful gift.  The medals were just hanging out in the back of my desk drawer.  I try out many things and give my opinion on them here on this blog.  Most things I like but few  have become staples. This is a favorite!!   As you can see from the photo above my barefoot angie bee medal hanger  is hanging on the main wall in my living room right next to the Squirrel Art made by my friend Josh, who also runs barefoot!
Who would have guessed that so much would have changed and so many opportunities would present themselves by taking off my shoes and blogging about it!

The medal hanger is light weight and easy to hang.  They have many designs so if you are into other sports or have a loved one who is for example, a runner of any distance, a triathlete, a golfer, cheerleader, or any other kind of medal collector then check out Allied Medal Hangers.  They can custom make virtually anything.  Here is a bit from their site.


"The addition of a Trumpf TruLaser 2030 in the summer of 2007 added an additional dimension to the services offered at Allied Steel Fabricators. Using a focused beam of light, lasers provide highly accurate cutting and intricate etching capabilities with fully automated efficiency."

Check out Allied Steel medal hangers and especially now that gift season is fast approaching and those runners in your life are looking back at the year.

19 comments:

Avocational Singer said...

Oh, thank you for this! You just solved my Christmas shopping problem. All three of my sisters have multiple marathon medals (in fac, one rack for each of them probably wouldn't be enough), and this would probably be really great for me to give them for Christmas.

Unfortunately, I don't need one for me yet. But one day ...

weave said...

How cute! I just love the toes!!

Emz said...

The coolest medal hanger EVER!

How awesome to have it customized!

Teamarcia said...

Love it!!!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

That is WAY cool! love that they made it for you. I think I"m ready to get one myself (it'll prob say something dif though...;-)

I've seen a few bloggy peeps now w/em'...and your's is the best;)

Forward Foot Strides said...

Awesome, I ordered one too, super excited! LOVE your design.

Marlene said...

It looks GREAT! Especially with your little barefoot logos. Too cute!

Johann said...

That's a cool medal hanger. Looks great with your name. Only problem I have is too many medals.

misszippy said...

That's a great medal hangar...love the customization! What a great year you're having!

ShutUpandRun said...

I have to say I didn't think I needed a medal hangar until I saw yours. Amazing. I am going to have to get a SUAR one.

Runners Fuel said...

I love how it's personalized. What a great idea!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

That hanger is awesome!

funderson said...

Definately the nicest hangar-dealy I've seen.

LauraElaine said...

LOVE these! they are definitely on my xmas list for my sister and my hubby!!

Cynthia O'H said...

I love the swirled feet. What a work of art!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this - am totally coveting it right now. Are those swirly feet your design?

Mandi with an "i" said...

I "like" Allied Medal Hangers on FB

Mandi with an "i" said...

My metals are sad and lonely on a shelf, they need a home!

Mandi with an "i" said...

I follow you!

I provide Bradley Method childbirth education, doula, belly casting, placenta encapsulation, and post partum doula services.
I serve families in Kitsap County, Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Bremerton, Silverdale, Kingston, Port Townsend, Bremerton, Port Orchard, and the greater Seattle area. email me atangiebeehotz@gmail.com with any questions you might have