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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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Lumo Run Featured Giveaway

Lumo Run Valentine’s Day Giveaway!!

We are really excited to announce that we are giving away two Lumo Run sensors for Valentine’s Day. This little device we fell in love with last year and it’s designed to improve your running form. It’s also the first smart tracker to analyze your running form and offer personalized coaching to help you exceed your goals.
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Hoka One One Hupana Featured

Shoe Review: HOKA ONE ONE Hupana

There’s definitely been a trend over the last half of 2016 and now into 2017 where manufacturers are designing shoes that are made with lifestyle in mind. By this, I mean shoes you can wear to work or to run or even a little of both and they still look good and function well in both environments. In this review, we take a look at HOKA’s first foray into that area, the highly requested HOKA Hupana. I’ve always been more of a “different shoe for different occasions” type of person, but in this review I’m strictly looking at the Hupana as a runner and you can decide for yourself if you think its a great everyday shoe.
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Saucony Freedom ISO Featured

Shoe Review: Saucony Freedom ISO

Alright, we were really pumped about this next one because this shoe represents an almost fundamental shift for a company that has long produced shoes that follow a fairly specific model. That company being Saucony and the shoe in question is the Freedom ISO and it’s definitely a first of its kind. Now don’t be scared, this doesn’t mean Saucony won’t keep producing a very broad shoe lineup, but instead have accented their lineup with something entirely new for them. It uses many Saucony technologies that you’re familiar with, but it’s kind of a different beast from anything we’ve tried before. It’s like they took the shoes normally designed for racing like Kinvara and merged it with their recreational runners like the Triumph. We don’t want to spoil the rest, so off we go.
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OOFOS OOcloog Sport Featured

OOFOS OOcloog Sport Clog Review

I am definitely one of those runners that suffers from pretty sore lower legs after big, long runs, and when it’s a trail run even more so. I tend to find myself with a lot of soleus, calf, and achilles tension for a few days and no amount of strength training, stretching, or improvements to flexibility has never really alleviated it. So when the OOFOS Sport Clogs arrived I was a bit skeptical because I felt like I’ve tried everything else so most of me was thinking, really is this going to do anything. I also wasn’t sure what to expect from the shoe itself because it kind of looks like a Croc and those haven’t really garnished the best reputation.
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Running Japan Featured

Feature: Running in Japan with Brooks

Back in the day, I never really embraced the idea of running while I was traveling. I always took the approach that I would be walking all day and exercise would not be a problem, so why would I pack more equipment on top of it? Then several years ago I changed my perspective. The first trip I tried this on was a family trip to Ireland. I had run a couple times before another trips, but for this one I embraced it, in that I made running part of the trip itself. I chronicled my days, planned my routes, and I loved every minute of it. It allowed me to see the cities and sites from a new perspective early in the morning before the hustle and bustle of tourism and people began. There was this solitude that was so cleansing and while travel, in its essence, is supposed to be cathartic, it’s why we do it after all, but this added a whole new layer. I would run in places I probably would never see had I just been a tourist and this made the experience all the more valuable for me. I wasn’t concerned with my pace, my distance, or any of it. I just ran and enjoyed those moments.
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Altra Instinct Provision Featured

Side by Side Review: Altra Instinct 4.0 and Provision 3.0

In today’s wrap-up we are checking out two of the latest from Altra, the Provision 3.0 and the Instinct (for women called it’s the Intuition) 4.0. The reason we go head-to-head on these is because they are very similar runners both featuring moderate cushioning with the big difference around the level of support they provide. The Provision is definitely your stability shoe whereas the Instinct is your very neutral road runner, but the differences go much further than that.
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