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Boston Marathon 2017 Shoe Round-Up

We are rapidly closing in on the big day for a lot of runners around the world, the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. While we really enjoy the beauty of the run, the people, the city, and the achievement; what we really like are shoes. Every year manufacturers release special editions specifically for Boston and we have started our round-up. We will keep this updated as more release, but without further ado…
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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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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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Altra Torin 25 Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Torin 2.5

I spent the last month plus getting in a fair number of miles on the new Altra Torin 2.5 and I am back to report in my findings. Altra to me really represents one of those brands that eschews the traditional running shoe stereotype in terms of what you “ think” a running shoe looks like, all in an effort to remain more committed to technique and runners themselves. The new Torin 2.5 represents an update to what is one of their mainstay made high cushion neutral running shoes and I was excited to test it out and even more excited to report back.
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Altra Lone Peak 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.0

I am super excited to be giving you guys a first look today at the new Lone Peak 3 from Altra. The Lone Peak is consistently Altra’s top selling trail shoe and is also one of the top 5 trail shoes in the US. For 2016, the shoe gets a massive update both visually and functionally. The shoe has all the same great features as most other Altra trail shoes including the Foot Shape toe box for maximum toe splay, the Stone Guard which is between the mid and outer giving you extra protection, integrated Gaitor Trap, and as always with Altra it’s Zero Drop.
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Altra Lone Peak 25 Featured

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 2.5

The new Altra Lone Peak 2.5 is probably one of the best trail shoes to come out from Altra to date. It features a fully redesign upper that is more durable, a whole new lacing system, and a slightly firmer midsole. It’s not so drastically different from its predecessor, but the places where it makes improvements are important. It shows Altra’s commitment to improving on what works and not necessarily reinventing entire shoe. We had a guest runner come in blind to the shoe and take it for a run, but before that let’s look at the details.
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Altra StashJack Featured

Apparel Review and Interview: Altra StashJack and Brian Beckstead

In the world of running, there are really two kinds of companies. First, there are the giant manufacturers where everyone knows their name and they produce a solid diverse lineup of apparel, footwear, accessories and more, but then there’s also the niche market. These are the guys who focus on innovation at a non-mass-market level and while the hope is of course to one day be competitive with the larger manufacturers, they don’t want to give up on the values that made them great. Altra Running is one of those companies and while we’ve talked about their shoes before, they have also gotten into the apparel game. We had a chance to sit down and do a quick Q&A with Altra co-founder and StashJack designer, Brian Beckstead, but before we get in that we wanted to give you our thoughts after using it on the trail so first off, a quick review.
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