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Gear Reviews: Traction for Running in the Snow and Mud

Winter in the Pacific Northwest tends to bring a couple challenges to runners, lower temperatures and inclement weather. Lower temps can be solved with the right apparel and even the rain can be conquered with the right Gore-tex based shoe, which everyone seems to have now, but snow and ice... that is another story. Traction becomes impossible as the ice hides under fluffy new fallen snow and even the walk ...

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On Running Cloudflow 5

Shoe Review: On Running Cloudflow

In a world of running, occasionally a player comes along and tries to innovate in a way that really changes the way we think about how a running shoe is designed. On Running, a Swiss company, has been making massive in-roads over the last year with their cloud inspired shoes. We had a chance to take a look at one of the more performance centric models, the On Running Cloudflow. Construction: ...

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Nike Zoom Fly 1

Shoe Review: Nike Zoom Fly

Wow, I haven’t been more excited to try out a shoe in a long time. After watching Nike’s Breaking 2 and seeing their 4% shoe, I was truly ecstatic to see this manifest itself in their consumer lineup. On top of it, the Zoom Fly represents an all new design and profile for Nike, it truly is one of the first truly different things we have seen them in a ...

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Saucony Ride 10 5

Shoe Review: Saucony Ride 10

To say Saucony is a mainstay in the market is an understatement. You will find loyalists who will literally never buy another shoe as long as they live which is why you find models who have hit their 10+ revision. In this case, we look at one of the most comfortable shoes in the lineup, the Saucony Ride 10. This neutral road runner represents a conversion of all Saucony's technologies ...

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Altra Paradigm 3 5

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 3.0

The Paradigm is the shoe that initially made me fall in love with Altra. I was never really sure about zero drop, but the additional cushion from the Paradigm really allowed me to explore this world with a little more support. I had been patiently waiting for this new model, so when it arrived at our doorstep I threw on almost instantly. Construction: Upper The upper on the Paradigm 3.0 has ...

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Newton Fate3 5

Shoe Review: Newton Fate 3

Some brands seem to have mastered the equation when it comes to the creation of loyal followers, never has this been more true than with Newton. People who are loyalists swear by them, they know all about Newton’s patented POP technology and probably their specific number as well. We looked at the Fate 2 last year, so we were excited to look at the latest update... the Fate 3. Construction: ...

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HOKA Clifton4 5

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Clifton 4

Every year we look forward to this one, so when the Clifton 4s landed we were really excited to say the least. No other shoe Hoka One One offers draws more conversation as people debate the changes from version to version. It is their quintessential neutral road shoe and for some its everything you love about Hoka and for others just the opposite. The shift from the Clifton 1 to ...

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Saucony Kinvara8 5

Shoe Review: Saucony Kinvara 8

If you know any performance runners out there who are Saucony fans, then my guess is they have raved about the Kinvara. It has been the choice for elite runners for years now and the community has been waiting to see what this next version would look like. To me, this update with the Kinvara 8 is starting to make the shoe as welcoming to recreational runners looking for some ...

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Topo FliLyte 2 2

His and Her’s Shoe Review: Topo Athletics Fli-Lyte 2

Topo Athletic is one of those brands that rides just under the mainstream radar. When you have them on and happen to spot someone else in a pair, it typically results in a subtle nod, as if you both know something everyone else is missing out on. You also don't find them at traditional running stores, but instead walking stores and specialty shops. We have reviewed them in the past ...

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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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