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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Skechers GOrun Speed3 Razor1

Shoe Review: Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper

This will forever be the story of a really solid shoe with an incredibly horrible name, it's the Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper or the shoe with a giant SPEED on the side. This shoe is a straight competitor that can go head to head with Nike's new VaporFly Zoom Fly platform and uses much of the same methodologies in its design. They are meant to be fast, an explosive ...

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Hoka OneOne Gaviota2 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Gaviota 2

Hoka One One launched the Gaviota as an answer to all the orthopedic designed stability shoes on the market. They wanted to bring patented Hoka cushioning and comfort along with lighter weights and enhanced performance. The launch of the Gaviota 2 is an effort to improve this even more with a whole new upper and more improvements to the midsole. The overall result is a pretty mixed bag, but we ...

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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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Hoka OneOne Challenger ATR5 1

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5

Among the Hoka lineup, there are a few shoes that feel like they have been there forever most notably, the Clifton and it's trail counterpart the Challenger ATR. With the prior model, we really felt it deviated away from what made the Challenger platform great historically. It used to be more or less a clone of the Clifton just for the trail, but with the 4 it went in a ...

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TopoAthletic UltraventureW 2

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Ultraventure

Topo Athletic is coming on strong with this year‘s lineup to say the least and this is nevermore clear been in the new Ultraventure. This well cushioned trail runner is definitely here to take on the big boys in the trail running game and we put it through its paces to see if it truly stacks up. Our initial thoughts, Altra and Hoka beware… Topo Athletic is coming for you. Construction: ...

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Adidas Adizero Boston7 1

Shoe Review: Adidas Adizero Boston 7

This is a shoe people just rave about it, especially at big races, the Adidas Adizero Boston 7, and we wanted to see what the hype is all about. It was a bit of a wild ride and we all found it interesting the contrast in this shoe to all other Adidas Boost shoes in the market. There isn't a lot of fluff to the shoe, so let's get right ...

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Altra TIMP15 1

Shoe Review: Altra TIMP 1.5

What will go down as probably one of my favorite redesigns aesthetically came at the end of 2018, The Altra TIMP gets a huge update for its second iteration, 1.5. The original TIMP suffered from a couple issues including the fact it felt a little too close to the Olympus in their model lineup and didn't define itself enough across the category. Sure the lugs were a little thicker and ...

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Scarpa SpinRS 1

Shoe Review: Scarpa Spin RS

On occasion, we get a chance to review something new from a new brand partner and today is no exception as we got our hands on the Scarpa Spin RS. Scarpa is a brand probably more noted for mountaineering and even skiing instead of trail running, but given their lineage in the mountains, it makes a lot of sense that they would venture into the Alpine running space. Their lineup ...

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Altra Superior4 2

Shoe Review: Altra Superior 4.0

This is one that everyone has been waiting for. A perennial favorite among trail runners, the all new Altra Superior 4. We are and have always been Altra fans and this stems from any number of things they do well whether it is their engagement with the trail running community or the thoughtfulness they put in to the actual shoe design. That being said, we are always wary of their ...

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