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Shoe Review: Brooks Launch 4

Flagship shoes are those models that every big manufacturer has gotten behind for years. The model numbers in some cases range up into the teens as they have released so many versions of it and Brooks is a great example of this. Most folks that know the brand have seen the names Glycerin, Adrenaline, Ghost, etc for quite a while. A few years ago however, they added something new to the lineup which has become a staple model in their neutral road shoe lineup. I am talking of course about the Launch. I am not sure any other shoe from Brooks gets as much press when a new model releases and this years of launch of the 4 has been no different.
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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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Shoe Review: Salomon Speedcross Pro

If you are a fan of trail running and haven’t been living in a cave, then you have probably seen some of the just insane videos Salomon has been putting out featuring some of their top runners and their youth team. Feeling a little inspired by this, we got a chance to take one of their highest end trail runners, the Speedcross Pro, out for a spin. We hammered them through dirt, mud, and snow and are here to report back.
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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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Shoe Review: Saucony Triumph ISO 2

We were big fans of the first version of the Triumph ISO released last year, so we approached the ISO 2 review with eager anticipation. The first version was a new addition to the Saucony lineup in that it provided a higher level of cushioning then the majority of shoes they offer. We found that this added cushioning was welcome for most mid-level or even recreational runners, but the shoes still remained quite fast, almost uncontrollably so. The good news is it appears the ISO 2 may have changed all that.
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Shoe Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat

Well the long-awaited review for the Hoka One One Speedgoat is finally here. A lot of folks have requested this simply because the Speedgoat have a whole new look thats is new to Hoka’s lineup and it’s something a little more aggressive and honestly people are just curious how well it’s performing. With this review, we also want to change the way we handle our reviews a bit and while we casually did this before, we are really going to enforce it now. We are going to address the construction of the shoe from an outsole, midsole, and sole/lug perspective, we will then talk a little about aesthetics of the shoe and colorway availability, and finally we will talk about the performance of the shoe in run. We will touch on aspects like durability though the other sections. This should make the shoe reviews a little easier to read and digest and allow us to get a little deeper with aspect.
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