Hoka One One Clifton 6 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Clifton 6

Every time Hoka launches a new version of the Clifton, they are met with a divisive response. I think in some ways this is a good thing because it means that Clifton as a platform is important to the fans of Hoka. It’s a little disingenuous of the community because inevitably these shoes need to evolve and need to move forward and the Clifton 6 is a prime example of ...

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Topo Athletic Phantom 3

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Phantom

Topo Athletics has consistently maintained a solid lineup across the road and trail running ecosystem, but they have always lacked in one model... a high cushion road runner. The Phantom is here to fix that and finally brings something for those customers looking for a higher stack height, a bit more cushion as well as a bit more foot security. We think it is something they have missed all along ...

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New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit 2

Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit

Something new from New Balance rolled in and it looks like a lot like their Zante V4 just with a bit of a haircut, it's the Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit. This thinned out road shoe is all about performance and this is true as you look across the entire shoe from top to bottom. The real question we had was where does this live in the line-up. As it turns ...

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361 Meraki 2 Mens 2

Shoe Review: 361 Meraki 2

361 remains relatively unknown in the US market, but this Chinese behemoth continues to try and penetrate the market nonetheless. Their shoes compete head to head with almost every other brand out there offering models across the entire ecosystem. We have checked out other models before, but we were definitely interested in checking out the new Meraki 2... one of their flagship road shoes for the everyday runner. Construction: Upper The upper ...

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New Balance 1080v9 2

Shoe Review: New Balance 1080v9

Let's talk a little bit about the 1089v9 from New Balance. It's a really interesting dichotomy and change for New Balance and we can lead right off by saying we have some mixed feelings about it. It is better than past editions without question and the lighter weight is warranted, but there's a lot happening in the shoe so we put it through its paces to get some thoughts. Construction: Upper The ...

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Hoka One One CarbonX Mens 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Carbon X

The release of the Hoka One One Carbon X is both risky and a game-changer for Hoka. It shows they are ready to lean in and challenge and we are here for it. They are one of the fastest-growing running shoe manufacturers in the world yet they are ridiculed for their design choices and their cushioning levels. Meanwhile, they are allowing more people run than ever before and now the ...

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Altra Kayenta MEns 2

Shoe Review: Altra Kayenta

The Altra Kayenta is like nothing we have really seen from Altra before. Visually it makes you think of the Torin, but really it’s in a new class by itself. Compared to what Altra has come forward with before in the low weight and high-performance category, this is a dramatic improvement. Packing 23mm of cushioning into a below six-ounce shoe is truly an accomplishment. Also as a bonus, this upper ...

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Skechers GOrun Ride7 2019 1

Shoe Review: Skechers GOrun 7 Hyper

We have tested numerous versions of the Skechers GOrun lineup and the introduction of the new GOrun 7 Hyper finally brings us something truly compelling. Skechers has blended together the midsole from their highly successful Razor 3, added a whole new knit upper all to create a more responsive, lighter, and more performance oriented version of their staple road runner. The question remains if it is better than what they ...

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Altra Escalante Racer 2

Shoe Review: Altra Escalante Racer

The original Altra Escalante was one of our favorite updates to come out how Altra in a while. The addition of the EGO midsole immediately improved performance and the feel of that upper, no matter who we put it on, they just seemed to love it. The Escalante Racer is really just a scaled-down version of that show, lacking some of the trimmings. It does still have that awesome EGO ...

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Nike Zoom Fly 1

Shoe Review: Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit

Here it is, probably one of the most talked about shoes in most running circles right now and literally a version on the feet of every Nike performance runner, it's the Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit. Now first off, let's remember that the shoe performance athletes are wearing are not the same shoes that you're buying. Just because this looks like a spin on the 4% and uses the same mid, ...

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