Hoka One One Cavu 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Cavu

I am honestly always a little stoked when Hoka comes out with something new. While I love the original models from the Clifton to the Challenger to the Biondi, the diversity they are adding to their lineup with some of the newer shoes are honestly even more fun. This is never been more clear then with the new Cavu, bringing a lighter more breathable upper and a lower stack height, ...

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Altra Instinct 4.5 3

Shoe Review: Altra Instinct (Intuition) 4.5

The Altra Instinct (men) or Intuition (women) 4.5 is the latest updated support road runner from Altra. This is an update to the 4.0 and it definitely feels like more than a bump as they have updated the upper, midsole, and outsole all at once. The biggest update we noticed was the fit which somehow fell apart in the 4.0s, every pair running about a half inch small. This appears ...

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Traction Featured

Gear Reviews: Traction for Running in the Snow and Mud

Winter in the Pacific Northwest tends to bring a couple challenges to runners, lower temperatures and inclement weather. Lower temps can be solved with the right apparel and even the rain can be conquered with the right Gore-tex based shoe, which everyone seems to have now, but snow and ice... that is another story. Traction becomes impossible as the ice hides under fluffy new fallen snow and even the walk ...

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Altra Superior 35 16

Shoe Review: Altra Superior 3.5

Altra continues to improve on one of their maintstays, the Superior with the introduction of the 3.5. With minor improvements only, this is definitely just a tweak, but also a classic “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it” mentality. When it comes to the Superior, this is a recipe for success because when it comes to lower cushion trail shoes with major grip, it’s hard to find better. Construction: ...

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On Running Cloudflow 5

Shoe Review: On Running Cloudflow

In a world of running, occasionally a player comes along and tries to innovate in a way that really changes the way we think about how a running shoe is designed. On Running, a Swiss company, has been making massive in-roads over the last year with their cloud inspired shoes. We had a chance to take a look at one of the more performance centric models, the On Running Cloudflow. Construction: ...

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Altra LonePeak 35 5

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.5

The Lone Peak has always been my staple trail shoe when it comes to Altra. You’ve got the Superior which has a little less cushion, more ground feel, and typically works better for a little more speed. The Olympus on the other hand is all about stack height, so a ton of cushion, designed for distance, and a slow roll. The Lone Peak hits the sweet spot where you get ...

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Nike Zoom Fly 1

Shoe Review: Nike Zoom Fly

Wow, I haven’t been more excited to try out a shoe in a long time. After watching Nike’s Breaking 2 and seeing their 4% shoe, I was truly ecstatic to see this manifest itself in their consumer lineup. On top of it, the Zoom Fly represents an all new design and profile for Nike, it truly is one of the first truly different things we have seen them in a ...

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Jaybird X3 1

Tech Review: Jaybird X3 Bluetooth Headphones

This year brought a new addition to the Jaybird lineup and a successor to the amazing X2 bluetooth headphone, the X3. Everyone here love the XT one while others fell out of favor, stop working, the exit to just keep plugging along. We had some minor grapes of course, but the X3 brought some new features which we were hopeful would remedy some of those earlier issues. Jaybird is an interesting ...

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Saucony Ride 10 5

Shoe Review: Saucony Ride 10

To say Saucony is a mainstay in the market is an understatement. You will find loyalists who will literally never buy another shoe as long as they live which is why you find models who have hit their 10+ revision. In this case, we look at one of the most comfortable shoes in the lineup, the Saucony Ride 10. This neutral road runner represents a conversion of all Saucony's technologies ...

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