TRE2019 Featured

The Running Event 2019 Show Wrap-Up

The Running Event brings together almost every major brand under one roof to show off the upcoming year’s lineup to both retailers and press alike. We had the opportunity to attend and it was awesome to see what some folks have in store for the running community this coming year. We will breakdown each brand in a moment, but it’s important to look at the pervasive trends before diving deeper. TRENDS Male ...

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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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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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Brooks Bedlam Ricochet Levitate2 Hero 1

Shoe Review: A Brooks Road Family – Levitate 2, Bedlam, and Ricochet

We got our hands on what we are calling the new Brooks Road Family and while it isn't the entire Brooks lineup, these three shoes all feel like they are siblings. They are the new Levitate 2s, the Ricochet, and the Bedlam. Due to their similarities instead of looking at them each independently, we decided to look at them as the a group moving from heaviest and most cushioned with ...

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Brooks Cascadia13 1

Shoe Review: Brooks Cascadia 13

The Brooks Cascadia platform is really their flagship trail platform, but it has always been a little hit or miss for a lot of people. One of the biggest complaints has been the narrowness of the shoe and especially the tapered toe, but this update to the Cascadia 13, while not dramatic, looks like it might just fix all those complaints and restore people’s faith in the model. It has ...

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Brooks Ghost 11 2

Shoe Review: Brooks Ghost 11

The Brooks Ghost 11 is a great looking shoe from the outside. They are another of Brooks perennial mainstays with typically minor updates year over year. The primary change here comes in the heel mid, but subtle tweaks across the shoe make for some decent improvements. We do have some concerns however. Construction: Upper The upper on the Ghost 11 is all mesh with a blend of stretch and structural elements. This ...

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Brooks Glycerin 16 3

Shoe Review: Brooks Glycerin 16

Brooks is one those brands who remains committed to their model lineup and with every update attempts to hit on the challenges of the prior version. The Glycerin 16 is perfect example of this. The Glycerin platform has always been the most comfort oriented model in the Brooks line-up, so let’s see if they stuck with the formula on the 16s. Construction: Upper The Glycerin 16 uses Brooks new 3D Fit Print ...

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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 Transcend 5 2

Shoes Review: Brooks Transcend 5

As far as Brooks models go, I have always had a special place in my heart for the transcend. Wind the all new five came in for a view, I knew these would be mine are well. My journey into running started with the more maximum cushion shoes, but very first iteration of the transcend is what got me hooked. I was excited to say the least and after also ...

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