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Mizuno Wave Enigma 6 Featured

Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Enigma 6

I’ll admit Mizuno was always one of those interesting brands for me. I’ve never run in their shoes before, but obviously very familiar with the lineup and their large diversified portfolio. They seem to be a brand that have significant following in the running world and those who use their shoes are typically passionate, but for some reason it’s not a brand, at least in North America, that people instantly identify with as a true running brand. I got a chance to take a couple of their shoes for a run, the first being the Wave Enigma 6.
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Topo Ultrafly Featured

Shoe Review: Topo Ultrafly

Topo Athletic remains one of those brands where you really have to be in the know to be looking for them. Their following is passionate, the pros that use them love them and if social is any indicator, then it’s pretty clear the fan base is growing. We have looked at the Tunventure and Runduro in the past, but now we take on the new Ultrafly.
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Hoka Clifton 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Clifton 3

Marshmallow, marshmallow… Okay so maybe you’ve seen the ads and maybe you haven’t, but Hoka is taking a whole new direction with the marketing campaign for the new Clifton 3. I’ve always been a fan of Hoka overall, but the development of a new ad spot and their commitment to producing maximum cushioned shoes shows how well they are performing within the running industry overall. It also shows the public’s willingness to look at alternative brands instead of traditional shoe manufacturers. This is a great thing, but I honestly don’t love the marshmallow thing. Here’s why.
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Brooks Transcend 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Transcend 3

One of our more popular reviews from 2015 was for the Brooks Transcend 2 and people seemed really blown away by the shoe, both in terms of comfort and performance. The whole premise of the Transcend This year, i got a chance to take the female version of the Launch 3 for a spin to see how much it has changed and to see if its still as good as its predecessor.
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Pearlizume Trail N3 Featured

Shoe Review: Pearl Izumi Trail N3

I’ll start this off by saying Pearl Izumi as a brand is new to me when it comes to running. I’m familiar with them from the cycling space of course, but I’ve never had a chance to run in their shoes. I’ve seen more and more showing up at races and been really compelled by them and was super thankful that the opportunity came in to try them out. The Trail N3 was the first model I had a chance to try and I did have some immediate visceral reactions to the shoe which I’ll get into later, but the shoe itself hits a lot of the talking points that I normally love.
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Hoka Challenger ATR2 Featured

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 2

Today we take a look at the successor to one of the best trail shoes Hoka has ever made, the Challenger ATR. The 2 is out and Hoka has tried to remain committed to the original while also attempting to improve upon the platform. As the lineup grows, they have done a solid job remaining committed to the design that has made them successful and has seen them jump up the ranks within the trail running community.
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