Skechers GORun Maxroad 4 Hyper Mens 2

Shoe Review: Skechers GORun Maxroad 4 Hyper

Here we go again and boy were we excited about this one, as many others are as well. It is the new Skechers GORun Maxroad 4 Hyper (what a mouthful) and it’s available now. Before we go any further, let’s just say the name is terrible and yes we know it, but we’re moving past it. Around here we just call it the Maxroad 4 to keep it simple so ...

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Altra Torin 4 2

Shoe Review: Altra Torin 4.0

The Altra Torin platform Has been one of the staple models in the Altra lineup. It has evolved so much over the last several iterations that it’s almost staggering. With the 3.5, Altra introduced a knit and mesh version of the shoe and as they went into the 4.0 they stuck with the mesh model. They did something else interesting though and that was to introduce a plush and non-plush ...

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New Balance Fresh Foam More. 2

Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam More

We truly never expected a shoe like the Fresh Foam More out of New Balance as they have always remained very true to their lineup. This is a clear attempt to see them enter the maximum cushion shoe market and start to compete with brands like Hoka, so it was really interesting to see how they would shape up. Construction: Upper The upper is a fully seamless engineered mesh and is really ...

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Brooks Cascadia 14 Mens 2

Shoe Review: Brooks Cascadia 14

When thinking of flagship trail runners and the Pacific Northwest, no shoe model should jump into your mind faster than the Brooks Cascadia. The shoe pays homage to its Washington roots referencing the Cascade mountain range and from its yearly collaborations with REI to the incredible nature-oriented colorways they come out with, the question for us as always is... can they do better next year? Honestly, while the 13 was ...

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Hoka One One Rincon 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Rincon

The launch of the Hoka One One Rincon has been kind of unexpected in terms of what actually arrived. The shoe is this crazy mix of speed and cushioning that I don’t think anyone was expecting especially with the release of the Carbon X. I mean who would imagine a just over 7oz shoe to be paired with almost 30mm of stack height, it’s a little crazy... but it’s becoming ...

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Sportland Endurance Matcha CBD 2

Nutrition Supplement Reviews – Sportland Endurance Matcha + CBD Instant Tea Mix

One of our perennial favorites here at Running Northwest, Sportland Tea Company, has something new and after spending some time with it, we can clearly say it's a game-changer in their lineup. Many of us here are not coffee aficionados and instead prefer the caffeine and taste of a great tea. Sportland's first offerings we raved about, but the launch of their new Endurance Matcha with CDB.... just amazing. We ...

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Jaybird Vista 1

Tech Review: Jaybird Vista Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Let's kick this off with a really clear statement, we really didn’t totally love the Jaybird RUN. It was a good first shot of course, but it left us wanting and the performance of their other headphones like the Tarah Pro were much more convincing from the quality and performance perspective. When the Vista was released, we were excited to say the least because we saw a lot of what ...

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Brooks Glycerin 17 Mens 2

Shoe Review: Brooks Glycerin 17

The Glycerin platform is clearly one of the favorites in the Brooks lineup, now boasting it’s 17th iteration. The Gylcerin 17 is a super-cushioned, comfortable runner is everything an everyday recreational runner could ask for. We handed it over to our his and hers team to get two different angles to compare and contrast. Construction: Upper The upper on the Gylcerin 17 is made of engineered mesh or what Brooks calls ...

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Brooks Launch 6 Mens 2

Shoe Review: Brooks Launch 6

Every year Brooks delivers on an improved version of the Launch platform and in this world where Brooks has a large number of models across their ecosystem, the introduction of the Launch platform from day one struck a really good tone with us. One might think a new neutral road shoe from Brooks wasn't warranted, but the focus on maintaining a really simple fit while delivering on performance has been ...

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Topo ST 3 2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletics ST-3

Topo Athletic hits us again with another update, this time on the road side with their new ST-3s. This super light and zero drop shoe gets a bit of a rework, so again we put it in the hands of our capable testers to capture both the good and the bad. Construction: Upper The upper on the ST-3 uses a full engineered mesh just with an updated pattern. The heel cup itself ...

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