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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TopoAthletic Ultrafly 2 10

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Ultrafly 2

Topo Athletic never struggles to impress with their design process and commitment to their platform, the Ultrafly 2s are a perfect example of this. An update to what was one of our favorite cushioned road shoes, the 2s feature an updated mid and upper. Let’s see how this update stacks up. Construction: Upper The new Ultrafly 2 uses a new mesh upper which is definitely stronger than the prior version. It also ...

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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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Adidas SolarBOOST 2

Shoe Review: Adidas SolarBOOST

When the SolarBOOST was announced, we were excited to say the least. Adidas has been a bit dependent on the Ultraboost line for a while, so the idea of something, was truly exciting. On top of that, they hit the style on the head again coming up with something both performance oriented, but also entirely fashion forward. Construction: Upper The upper on the SolarBOOST is all techfit, multiple layers of knit fabric, ...

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Altra Escalante 1.5 2

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante 1.5

When Altra introduced the Escalante last year, it is safe to say everyone was a little skeptical. They were departing from their traditional mesh/overlay driven upper, they had swapped their entire midsole with this whole new thing called EGO... I mean, what were they thinking? Then everyone got their hands on it and minds were blown. The shoe was super light, responsive, and so comfortable. The question was, how were ...

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Altra Paradigm 4.0 2

Shoe Review: Altra Paradigm 4.0

In what might be a favorite Altra evolution to date, the Paradigm has been fully redesigned in this 4.0 version. The last version of the Paradigm felt lvery squishy and it feels like Altra really went back to the drawing board and came up with a shoe that combines some of the great features from all portions of the lineup. This includes features like the EGO mid from the Escalante ...

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Skechers GoRUN 7 3

Shoe Review: Skechers GOrun Ride 7

Let's start this off with some real honesty, Skechers gets no respect when it comes to performance running, and it's totally unjustified. There, we said it. They have been cranking out shoes that are lighter weight and more responsive than many other brands for the last few years and every year, they just get better and better. There does tend to be little quirks, primarily in the upper design, but ...

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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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