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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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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 Featured

Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

There are certain brands that stick out in your mind for various reasons, but when it comes to New Balance I always think back to college. I went to school in the suburbs of Boston and when you talk about running shoes with almost anyone in the northeast inevitably New Balance was one of the first brands they would mention it. It’s a lot like Nike in Portland or Brooks in Seattle where a company become so entrenched in its city that it becomes synonymous with the sport. New Balance is also known for its diverse lineup with a special focus on making shoes with a variety of width. In this installment, we got a chance to look at the Fresh Foam 1080.
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New Balance 910v2 - Featured

Shoe Review: New Balance 910v2

In the past when it came to New Balance, we have reviewed only their Leadville trail shoe and for the most part we confined ourselves to their road lineup which is massive. We did have a chance to take a look at the redesigned 910v2, a trail shoe designed to be a little speedier and fill the gap between road runners and long distance shoes. This is a trail shoe that’s designed to be well cushioned and responsive while still being able to go the distance. It is a complete overhaul from the original 910 so here it goes.
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New Balance Leadville 1210v2 - Featured

Shoe Review: New Balance Leadville 1210v2

We got our chance to take look at the New Balance Leadville and immediately could tell it was a shoe designed for distance. It’s the namesake for one of the biggest ultra races in the country the Leadville 100 (now sponsored by New Balance), made famous in Born to Run, but we were skeptical as to whether he could live up to the expectations. To test it out, we put it through the ringer and ran it on some trails and saw how well it performs and wanted to report back.
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New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

New Balance has always been a big player in the running game. You know, one of those companies that people stay loyal to forever even if the shoes didn’t always look the best. That being said, they have definitely turned a corner this past year on the styling front to convert those non-believers and our die-hard testers were curious to find out if just like the Boracay we tested, the Zante stayed true to its roots. Turns out it does and then some…
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Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

The New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay is a much improved update to their current Fresh Foam 980 Road. Aesthetically, it hits on all the same notes as the 980 but with some new striking color ways that I think hit the mark really well. Other than style, technically the shoe has definitely been improved and updated in this new iteration and the changes should be welcome for most.
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Review: New Balance Ultra Hooded Jacket

New Balances’s new Ultra Hooded Jacket is really designed to stand up to the weather and this means all types. Whether it is rain, wind, sleet, or even snow the Ultra really stood its ground for me. Material-wise, its 100% anti-snag nylon and this cuts wind really well and deals with rain pretty effortlessly. This makes it a great option for trail or road and honestly, it looks good enough to wear with jeans.
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