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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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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Topo Athletic MTN Racer 3

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic MTN Racer

Topo Athletic has gone all in this last year in terms of refining and broadening their line to ensure they have representation across multiple aspects of road and trail running. Never is this truer than with the release of the latest in their trail arsenal, the MTN Racer. This is their latest and most dynamic trail runner and while it features a number of elements that their other trail show, ...

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Hoka One One EVO Mafate 2 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One EVO Mafate 2

When it comes to trail shoes, Hoka has had a couple of top choices, the Challenger ATR and the Speedgoat, but when the EVO Mafate 2 was released we wondered how it might fit. After putting it through its paces, it is clear it is basically the answer to what would the Rincon look like as a trail shoe. They come in under 9 ounces, feature a reinforced upper, sport ...

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Altra Paradigm 45 2

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 4.5

The Paradigm 4.0 from Altra was one of our favorite shoes in a long time, so we were very excited about the release of the 4.5 as to what might’ve changed. To be honest, we were entirely underwhelmed and not because the 4.5 isn’t solid, more because it’s essentially the exact same shoe. Sure, very minor modifications have been made, but overall it’s almost identical even visually to its predecessor. Construction: ...

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Hoka One One Clifton 6 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Clifton 6

Every time Hoka launches a new version of the Clifton, they are met with a divisive response. I think in some ways this is a good thing because it means that Clifton as a platform is important to the fans of Hoka. It’s a little disingenuous of the community because inevitably these shoes need to evolve and need to move forward and the Clifton 6 is a prime example of ...

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361 Meraki 2 Mens 2

Shoe Review: 361 Meraki 2

361 remains relatively unknown in the US market, but this Chinese behemoth continues to try and penetrate the market nonetheless. Their shoes compete head to head with almost every other brand out there offering models across the entire ecosystem. We have checked out other models before, but we were definitely interested in checking out the new Meraki 2... one of their flagship road shoes for the everyday runner. Construction: Upper The upper ...

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