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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Altra Solstice 2

Shoe Review: Altra Vanish-R vs. Altra Solstice

Are you looking for a super light racing flat? Do you love that barely there feeling in a road shoe? If the answer is yes to either of those questions, then let us introduce the Altra Vanish-R and the Solstice. These two shoes came in a little under the radar, meaning that literally we really didn’t expect them and honestly, didn’t know a lot of folks were asking for them. ...

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Newton Gravity 7 3

Shoe Review: Newton Gravity 7

Whether you are a Newton fan or not, the Gravity 7 is really something most road runners should take a look at if they are looking for a performance based shoe. The biggest thing here is obviously Newton's specialized platform, their P.O.P. technology, but more than that the Gravity is really just a solid lightweight, quick shoe. The transition to the platform comes with some drawbacks and the price point ...

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Newton Motion 7 1

Shoe Review: Newton Motion 7

Newton remains one of those fringe brands that only a select few know about, but the ones that do swear by their design. We got a chance to take a look at the latest version of the Motion, the 7, which provides an additional layer of support from other models in the lineup like the Gravity and the Fate. Construction: Upper The upper is made of engineered mesh which is both ...

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Hoka One One Cavu 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Cavu

I am honestly always a little stoked when Hoka comes out with something new. While I love the original models from the Clifton to the Challenger to the Biondi, the diversity they are adding to their lineup with some of the newer shoes are honestly even more fun. This is never been more clear then with the new Cavu, bringing a lighter more breathable upper and a lower stack height, ...

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Altra Instinct 4.5 3

Shoe Review: Altra Instinct (Intuition) 4.5

The Altra Instinct (men) or Intuition (women) 4.5 is the latest updated support road runner from Altra. This is an update to the 4.0 and it definitely feels like more than a bump as they have updated the upper, midsole, and outsole all at once. The biggest update we noticed was the fit which somehow fell apart in the 4.0s, every pair running about a half inch small. This appears ...

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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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Traction Featured

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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