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Running Shoe Review: Newton Fate II

Newton has always been one of those brands that I was always curious about. A lot of other reviewers and folks I know swear by them, but I have never had the chance to try them out. I have always loved the visual of the shoe and I also love the fact that it represents a company doing it their way. Newton has a very specific point of view on shoe design, so I was more than excited to check out the new Fate II.
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Trail Running Shoe Showdown 2016: Racing

I am consistently asked what my favorite shoes are and my answer is always the same, it depends. What terrain are you on, distances are you covering, what’s your pace, any lower extremity conditions, etc. These are all the questions I ask and even then I can return a list of what might work for you, but from that point it’s up to you. I don’t believe in the perfect shoe, but I believe in the perfect shoe for the individual and for the condition. To that end, this article is all about trail shoes and more importantly, trail racing. There are times when a nicely cushioned full stack shoe is welcome on the trail especially at distance, but there are also times when you just want to blow down the trail at full speed.
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Running Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 20

We have had quite a few Mizuno models roll through the office recently and I was probably most excited to check out the new Wave Rider 20. The Wave Rider is one of the oldest mainstays in the lineup, it has quite the loyal fanbase. I was coming in as newcomer to the model with my only experience being other Mizuno shoes I had tested prior like the Enigma or Catalyst. What drew me to it really was its consumer/recreation target featuring decently low weights, mid level cushioning, and of course… styling. Of course the big questions are all about fit and performance, but let’s dive into construction first.
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Running Shoe Review: 361° Voltar

I have heard people call them the Nike of China and you probably saw them during the Olympics, but weren’t sure what brand it was. I was in a very similar place and from the first time I tried on a shoe from 361°, I had no idea what to expect. In this review, we are taking a closer look at the Voltar, a neutral road runner that is designed to provide ample cushioning as well as breathability and some light support.
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Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 9 GTX

Lately, the morning runs have gotten a little tougher. As Fall rolls into the Pacific Northwest, mornings come in a little colder and wetter and every time you stomp through a puddle or feel the rain penetrate into your socks, you may find yourself shaking her head. Thankfully, most major shoe manufacturers offer weatherized versions of their most popular to help keep your feet dry and comfortable. In today’s installment, we take a look at the Brooks Ghost 9 GTX.
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Tech Review: Jabra Sport Bluetooth Headphone Lineup

Bluetooth headphones have become pervasive in the athletic market as technology improves and we move closer to a cordless society. Even the new iPhone has gone cordless, so its clearly time to make the jump. Athletes of every level are making the switch simply because there are great companies out there producing sport specific headphones that are more than just earbud replacements. In this round-up, we take a look at Jabras latest lineup.
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Taking a look at apparel from Vuori Clothing

Alright, it’s time to talk apparel and in this case specifically about an apparel brand that many of us in the Pacific Northwest haven’t heard too much about, I’m talking about Vuori. I stumbled across this brand on a recent family vacation down to the Encinitas area, just north of San Diego, this past summer and definitely wanted to expose them to our readers.
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