Hoka One One CarbonX Mens 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Carbon X

The release of the Hoka One One Carbon X is both risky and a game-changer for Hoka. It shows they are ready to lean in and challenge and we are here for it. They are one of the fastest-growing running shoe manufacturers in the world yet they are ridiculed for their design choices and their cushioning levels. Meanwhile, they are allowing more people run than ever before and now the ...

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Adidas Outdoor Supernova Trail 2

Shoe Review: Adidas Outdoor Supernova Trail

Adidas brings one of their iconic looking road shoes to the trail with this implementation of the Supernova Trail. It perplexes us a bit why they continue to operate the two lines so differently when there are obvious synergies that could be put to better use by aligning the road and trail platforms, but time will tell what their plan is. For now, we put these to the test. Construction: Upper The ...

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Adidas Outdoor Two Parley Trail 2

Shoe Review: Adidas Outdoor Two Parley Trail

For some reason, Adidas continues to treat the trail and outdoor part of their lineup as a highly distinct business unit, affectionately known as Adidas Outdoor. We saw this with the Supernova Trail definitely, but the Two Parley Trail is an attempt to more closely align the two platforms using road technology interchangeably which is both good and bad. Construction: Upper The upper is a full engineered knit and takes all ...

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Altra Kayenta MEns 2

Shoe Review: Altra Kayenta

The Altra Kayenta is like nothing we have really seen from Altra before. Visually it makes you think of the Torin, but really it’s in a new class by itself. Compared to what Altra has come forward with before in the low weight and high-performance category, this is a dramatic improvement. Packing 23mm of cushioning into a below six-ounce shoe is truly an accomplishment. Also as a bonus, this upper ...

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Altra Escalante Racer 2

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante Racer

The original Altra Escalante was one of our favorite updates to come out how Altra in a while. The addition of the EGO midsole immediately improved performance and the feel of that upper, no matter who we put it on, they just seemed to love it. The Escalante Racer is really just a scaled-down version of that show, lacking some of the trimmings. It does still have that awesome EGO ...

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Under Armour HOVR Velociti 2 Mens 2

Shoe Review: Under Armour HOVR Velociti 2

We have not reviewed a lot of shoes from Under Armour over here before, so excited to check out the HOVR Velociti 2, one of their flagship connected road runners. When we say connected we mean just that, the shoe is connected to a mobile app that provides you data on your performance. We have seen these before from other companies, but interesting that under armor comes to the table ...

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HolidayGiftGuide2018 Hero

The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

It's time for our yearly running holiday gift guide and boy do we have some great ones for you this year. We are intentionally staying away from shoes because let's be honest, they are hard to buy for other people. Instead of that, we have included some great technology to the mix as well. We have tried to also hit quite a number of price points with the list to ...

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Skechers GoRUN Forza 3 2

Shoe Review: Skechers GOrun Forza 3

In the broader Skechers lineup, the Forza platform tends to be forgotten as you look at models like the GOrun. It is a stability shoe with some support elements, but given its weight and level of features under the hood, this feels remiss. The Forza has become a strong platform that has been improving and this is more than clear with the new GOrun Forza 3. Construction: Upper The upper is fully ...

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