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 Levitate 3

Shoe Review: Brooks Levitate

The Levitate is something new from Brooks and they tag them as a shoe designed for runners looking for a springy and responsive ride. In general, it is great that Brooks is branching out and adding to their lineup because they have shoes that have been around for 18 generations. It speaks to innovation and to trying something new. Construction: Upper The upper is all knit and is super breathable and oh ...

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Brooks Glycerin 15 5

Shoe Review: Brooks Glycerin 15

There are times when I see revision numbers from certain shoe brands and I am blown away and this has never been more true than with the Brooks Glycerin 15. To think we have gone through fifteen revisions of the model speaks to the strength of not only the brand, but also the platform. The Glycerin is Brooks maximum cushioned neutral road model and the real question is after fourteen ...

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BostonMarathon2017 Featured

Boston Marathon 2017 Shoe Round-Up

We are rapidly closing in on the big day for a lot of runners around the world, the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon. While we really enjoy the beauty of the run, the people, the city, and the achievement; what we really like are shoes. Every year manufacturers release special editions specifically for Boston and we have started our round-up. We will keep this updated as more release, but ...

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Brooks Launch 4 Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Launch 4

Flagship shoes are those models that every big manufacturer has gotten behind for years. The model numbers in some cases range up into the teens as they have released so many versions of it and Brooks is a great example of this. Most folks that know the brand have seen the names Glycerin, Adrenaline, Ghost, etc for quite a while. A few years ago however, they added something new to ...

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Running Japan Featured

Feature: Running in Japan with Brooks

Back in the day, I never really embraced the idea of running while I was traveling. I always took the approach that I would be walking all day and exercise would not be a problem, so why would I pack more equipment on top of it? Then several years ago I changed my perspective. The first trip I tried this on was a family trip to Ireland. I had run ...

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2016 Gift Guide

Best Holiday Gifts for Runners 2016

Alright the time has come and you are probably scrambling for last minute ideas, so we have a great list for you. From stocking stuffers to big box items, we have something for everyone. We went through our best of the bests and here we go!! GREAT IDEAS UNDER $30 Sportland Tea We reviewed Sportland Tea back when they were using the name “Runner’s Tea” and while the name may have changed, the ...

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TrailShoes2016 Featured

Trail Running Shoe Showdown 2016: Racing

I am consistently asked what my favorite shoes are and my answer is always the same, it depends. What terrain are you on, distances are you covering, what’s your pace, any lower extremity conditions, etc. These are all the questions I ask and even then I can return a list of what might work for you, but from that point it’s up to you. I don’t believe in the perfect ...

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Brooks Ghost9GTX Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 9 GTX

Lately, the morning runs have gotten a little tougher. As Fall rolls into the Pacific Northwest, mornings come in a little colder and wetter and every time you stomp through a puddle or feel the rain penetrate into your socks, you may find yourself shaking her head. Thankfully, most major shoe manufacturers offer weatherized versions of their most popular to help keep your feet dry and comfortable. In today's installment, ...

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Brooks Transcend 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Transcend 3

One of our more popular reviews from 2015 was for the Brooks Transcend 2 and people seemed really blown away by the shoe, both in terms of comfort and performance. The whole premise of the Transcend This year, i got a chance to take the female version of the Launch 3 for a spin to see how much it has changed and to see if its still as good as ...

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