361 Spire 4 Featured

361 Spire 4 Review

361 has been an interesting one from us from day one. We have looked at many of their shoes over the last few years, but nothing felt as compelling a leap forward as the new Spire 4. They went back to the drawing board in many ways and attempted to bring a lot of what is good across the running ecosystem into a single shoe, a cushioned everyday runner that ...

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Brooks Caldera 4 Review

Brooks has been cranking out some really solid trail shoes lately. The updates to the Cascadia lineup this year were so solid, the new low-cost Divide is hitting the market, and now we get the Caldera 4 update. Boasting more cushion than the others and a bit wider stance, this update appears to continue the trend... the question now is how do you choose just one. Quick Details, Specs, and Availability ...

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Hoka One One Speedgoat 4 Review

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 was a rampant favorite around here and not only did it dethrone the Challenger ATR at distance, but even for speed folks would choose it over the Torrent. The real question was... how would Hoka improve upon this with the launch of the Speedgoat 4. Clearly the answer is to not mess too much with a good thing because very little has changed and ...

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Skechers GOMeb Speed 6 Hyper Review

This one totally threw us for a loop when they came out in late October, early November and honestly, it looks so similar to the Razor 3, we weren't sure what Skechers was thinking with this release. So we were curious about what the differences actually were between all these models. The easy answer is the GOMeb Speed 6 Hyper is the lower stack race day shoe that harkens back ...

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Hoka One One Mach 3 Featured

Hoka One One Mach 3 Review

Hoka has some great speed shoes no question with models like the Rincon and the Carbon X and to some degree the Clifton. For a while, they played with a model that had a little more structure called the Clayton which has disappeared but truthfully it really gave way to the Mach platform. Mach 3 is the next iteration of this and you can think of it as a highly ...

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Hoka One One Cavu 3 Featured

Hoka One One Cavu 3 Review

The easiest way to go into this review is to understand that the Cavu not really a Hoka, at least what you expect from Hoka to date. The stack is lower, cushioning is reduced, the upper is knit and snugger, so it doesn’t really hit on all those key points you might expect. The Cavu 3 builds on this and deviates even more from what you might expect and some ...

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Altra Lone Peak 4.5 Review

Introducing the Altra Lone Peak 4.5 and you can file this one under the category of if something ain’t broke then don’t mess with it... well too much. For the most, this flagship Altra trail shoe has only received minimal updates to the platform, but the shoe is such a huge fan favorite it makes total sense. The 4.0 was fairly solid, but even we wanted some updates and thankfully ...

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Skechers GOrun Ride 8 Hyper 2

Skechers GOrun Ride 8 Hyper Review

Skechers continues to fight the good fight and this update proves that they most definitely aren’t your parent's shoes. Instead, the GOrun Ride 8 Hyper is something that looks remarkably simple but packs a lot of smart thinking under the hood. From the implementation of their Hyperburst midsole to their integration and partnership with Goodyear for their outsoles, Skechers is firing on all cylinders. Quick Details, Specs, and Availability The addition ...

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Topo Athletic Zephyr Featured

Topo Athletic Zephyr Review

Topo Athletics is best known for producing reliable and comfortable shoes, the majority of which are best for most recreational level runners moving at comfortable paces. The newly released Zephyr changes all that as it marks their first foray into a true performance shoe that can compete with other speed shoes, while also remaining true to the brand ideologies. It marks a new beginning for Topo Athletics, so let’s see ...

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Featured

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Review

Brooks has had just a couple years to figure out the Adrenaline platform (sarcasm), so when the GTS 20 dropped we knew we would get something solid and well built. Brooks dubbed the Adrenaline the Go-To Shoe (GTS, get it?) back in the day as it balances stability with an easy ride and is accessible for most recreational runners. With the 20, they have redesigned the upper and kept the ...

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