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Jeremy Krall

Altra Olympus TIMP 1

Trail Running Shoe Face Off – Altra TIMP 1.0 vs Altra Olympus 2.5

Its time for another brand face off, this time we pit the all new Altra TIMP 1.0 vs the tried and true Olympus and the new 2.5 model. Both are max cushioned trail runners and come in at very similar weight levels, so our hope is to break down the differences and figure out which to wear in which scenario. The TIMP is an all new shoe for Altra, so this is also a bit of an introduction to the new platform as well.
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Altra LonePeak 35 5

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.5

The Lone Peak has always been my staple trail shoe when it comes to Altra. You’ve got the Superior which has a little less cushion, more ground feel, and typically works better for a little more speed. The Olympus on the other hand is all about stack height, so a ton of cushion, designed for distance, and a slow roll. The Lone Peak hits the sweet spot where you get a decent amount of cushion, but the shoe is still light enough to give you decent pacing and turnover. In terms of the 3.5, this is really just a tweak to the 3.0 meaning its not a major redesign, but still has some minor adjustments.
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Nike Zoom Fly 1

Shoe Review: Nike Zoom Fly

Wow, I haven’t been more excited to try out a shoe in a long time. After watching Nike’s Breaking 2 and seeing their 4% shoe, I was truly ecstatic to see this manifest itself in their consumer lineup. On top of it, the Zoom Fly represents an all new design and profile for Nike, it truly is one of the first truly different things we have seen them in a very long time and even more so, it felt like straight innovation. My expectations going in were high to say the least.
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Jaybird X3 1

Tech Review: Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Headphones

This year brought a new addition to the Jaybird lineup and a successor to the amazing X2 bluetooth headphone, the X3. Everyone here love the XT one while others fell out of favor, stop working, the exit to just keep plugging along. We had some minor grapes of course, but the X3 brought some new features which we were hopeful would remedy some of those earlier issues.
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Saucony Ride 10 5

Shoe Review: Saucony Ride 10

To say Saucony is a mainstay in the market is an understatement. You will find loyalists who will literally never buy another shoe as long as they live which is why you find models who have hit their 10+ revision. In this case, we look at one of the most comfortable shoes in the lineup, the Saucony Ride 10. This neutral road runner represents a conversion of all Saucony’s technologies that’s been baked into a single package and then stacked with cushioning… all for under 10 ounces. It’s almost a little crazy, but we are loving it at first glance.
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Altra Paradigm 3 5

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 3.0

The Paradigm is the shoe that initially made me fall in love with Altra. I was never really sure about zero drop, but the additional cushion from the Paradigm really allowed me to explore this world with a little more support. I had been patiently waiting for this new model, so when it arrived at our doorstep I threw on almost instantly.
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