Altra Paradigm 4.0 2

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 4.0

In what might be a favorite Altra evolution to date, the Paradigm has been fully redesigned in this 4.0 version. The last version of the Paradigm felt lvery squishy and it feels like Altra really went back to the drawing board and came up with a shoe that combines some of the great features from all portions of the lineup. This includes features like the EGO mid from the Escalante ...

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Skechers GoRUN 7 3

Shoe Review: Skechers GOrun Ride 7

Let's start this off with some real honesty, Skechers gets no respect when it comes to performance running, and it's totally unjustified. There, we said it. They have been cranking out shoes that are lighter weight and more responsive than many other brands for the last few years and every year, they just get better and better. There does tend to be little quirks, primarily in the upper design, but ...

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Brooks Caldera 2 3

Shoe Review: Brooks Caldera 2

Let’s start this off by saying the original Brooks Caldera was a pretty solid shoe. It was rated highly by most and honestly it was just a relatively unsung very comfortable distance based trail shoe that performed well to boot. When we got our chance to check out the new Caldera 2, we were excited to say the least. Construction: Upper The upper gets the biggest redesign of the entire update. It ...

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Brooks Transcend 5 2

Shoes Review: Brooks Transcend 5

As far as Brooks models go, I have always had a special place in my heart for the transcend. Wind the all new five came in for a view, I knew these would be mine are well. My journey into running started with the more maximum cushion shoes, but very first iteration of the transcend is what got me hooked. I was excited to say the least and after also ...

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Altra Solstice 2

Shoe Review: Altra Vanish-R vs. Altra Solstice

Are you looking for a super light racing flat? Do you love that barely there feeling in a road shoe? If the answer is yes to either of those questions, then let us introduce the Altra Vanish-R and the Solstice. These two shoes came in a little under the radar, meaning that literally we really didn’t expect them and honestly, didn’t know a lot of folks were asking for them. ...

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Newton Gravity 7 3

Shoe Review: Newton Gravity 7

Whether you are a Newton fan or not, the Gravity 7 is really something most road runners should take a look at if they are looking for a performance based shoe. The biggest thing here is obviously Newton's specialized platform, their P.O.P. technology, but more than that the Gravity is really just a solid lightweight, quick shoe. The transition to the platform comes with some drawbacks and the price point ...

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Adidas Terrex Agravic GTX 2

Shoe Review: Adidas Terrex Agravic GTX

We got our hands on the new Adidas Terrex Agravic GTX which blends both Adidas’ Boost technology along with a fully water resistant upper to form an aggressive trail shoe. The shoe is just a subtle tweak to the Terrex line-up, but they really built these to conquer the elements across any terrain. Construction: Upper The GTX in the name stands for GORE-TEX® which means the upper is not only waterproof, ...

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Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4

One of our perennial favorites is back and has been updated, it’s the all new Challenger ATR 4 from Hoka. As always, everyone is always curious what changed and we’re here to put it through its paces. Can it really do battle with our newest trail loving Hoka, the Speedgoat 2? Construction: Upper The upper on the 4 has been redesigned and now uses a dual-layer mesh that should balance support, durability, ...

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Jaybird Run 6

Tech Review: Jaybird Run True Wireless Sport Headphones

Getting rid of the wires has become all the rage these days and Jaybird is next to jump on the bandwagon with their new Run True Wireless Bluetooth headphones. Definitely one of the most premium headphones in their lineup, everything from the design to the packaging screams quality and while many are apprehensive about losing the wire simply because they are so small, they really shouldn’t be because these types ...

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