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Jeremy Krall

Skechers GomebRazor Featured

Shoe Review: Skechers GOmeb Razor

​Okay, before you continue reading this review let’s check those Skechers related reservations at the door. We’ve just finished our second season looking at the Skechers Performance line and as you will see with the GOmeb Razor and the GOrun 5, you need to check them out. People see the brand name and immediately think discount or something their parent or grandparent might wear, but they should instead see names like Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher who left other manufacturers and really helped create this Performance lineup. I’m going to get off my soapbox now, so let’s move into our review of the GOmeb Razor.
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ColumbiaMontrail SpringRunningApparel Featured

Apparel Review: Columbia Montrail Running Lineup

​Most people aren’t aware that Montrail has been part of Columbia for the last 11 years, but this year is really the moment when they are stepping out hand in hand. The new branding now combines into Columbia and Montreal into a single lock-up which looks a lot like Columbia’s Titantium line, but clearly welcomes them into the family. The good news is, nothing has really changed except the logo.
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Altra Escalante Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante

There is a growing movement in the running shoe industry and we are seeing more and more manufacturers jump on board, the trend is knit based uppers. Today we are talking specifically about the Altra Escalante. This is their first foray into the area and they have gone extreme with it, where others are still including overlays and structural elements to the upper in addition, this thing is 100% engineered knit. I had some real concerns at first, but man they turned out to be a lot of fun.
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Topo Terraventure Featured

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Terraventure

Oh boy, one of our favorites is back, it’s Topo Athletic and their new Terraventure, their most rugged trail runner. Topo Athletic is one of those periphery running brands with an increasing following that maintains its distinctive vision of creating a solid running platform without compromise. We loved the Ultrafly and the Runventure in our prior reviews, so let’s see how the Terraventure stacks up.
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Hoka One One Chalenger ATR 3 Featured

Shoe Review: HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 3

There are those shoes in your lineup that you develop an affinity for. It’s not about the brand, but it’s about the fit and the feel and the utility. There’s just something right about that one pair that makes your hand move in that direction when you reach into your closet. For me that shoe has been the HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR since it was first released. The Challenger ATR 2 came out and it was okay, but some of the updates they made especially around the narrowing of the toebox turned my head in other directions. With the release of the ATR 3, I was excited to see if the magic had returned and I was not disappointed with the results.
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Brooks Launch 4 Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Launch 4

Flagship shoes are those models that every big manufacturer has gotten behind for years. The model numbers in some cases range up into the teens as they have released so many versions of it and Brooks is a great example of this. Most folks that know the brand have seen the names Glycerin, Adrenaline, Ghost, etc for quite a while. A few years ago however, they added something new to the lineup which has become a staple model in their neutral road shoe lineup. I am talking of course about the Launch. I am not sure any other shoe from Brooks gets as much press when a new model releases and this years of launch of the 4 has been no different.
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Saucony Triumphy ISO 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Saucony Triumph ISO 3

It’s a new year and with that brings all new models of your favorite shoes. In this round, we take a look at the latest in neutral road maximum cushioning from Saucony in the form of the Triumph ISO 3. We reviewed this model in the past and have always been happy with the progression, so let’s see how the 3 stacks up.
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