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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: Saucony Triumph ISO

If you are a fan of Saucony’s traditional shoe construction, then you are either going to love the new ISO or feel like you have been betrayed. I am going to opt for the former, but with some caveats. The ISO is the plushest shoe Saucony has ever made with over 20% more cushioning than any other shoe they have ever built. That is a pretty big jump, but the area they have done a really good job with is keeping their traditional running aesthetics, feel, and fit.
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Review: HOKA ONE ONE Huaka

I’ll kick off this review by saying the Hoka Huaka’s were the first shoe I ever really wanted to try. You go to any organized run and you see them around and at first you probably made fun of them, but then you got curious. Then you saw big name athletes wearing them and then more and more trail runners and all you could think was, what am I missing? I mean they just look like they are over cushioned pillows that are better as lifts than running shoes, right? If you thought this, then you’d be totally and entirely wrong…
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Review: Altra Paradigm

Its hard to know exactly where to begin with the Paradigm or any Altra shoe for that matter. The first thing to say is that they are different and by that I mean totally and entirely different than any other shoe you may have stepped in. Judging whether that is good or bad is really about personal preference, but I’m going to lead off by saying to give it a chance. It may just change the way you run.
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