Hoka One One Clifton 2 Featured

Shoe Review: HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 2

Hokas have definitely become a favorite around the office with several of the team and when the chance to test out the new Clifton 2s arose, I jumped at the chance. I was a huge fan of the Challenger ATRs as you will note in our prior review, so I also seemed like the best candidate. For those of you that followed our triathlon feature, you will notice that the ...

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New Balance Leadville 1210v2 - Featured

Shoe Review: New Balance Leadville 1210v2

We got our chance to take look at the New Balance Leadville and immediately could tell it was a shoe designed for distance. It's the namesake for one of the biggest ultra races in the country the Leadville 100 (now sponsored by New Balance), made famous in Born to Run, but we were skeptical as to whether he could live up to the expectations. To test it out, we put ...

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Skora Tempo - Featured

Shoe Review: Skora Tempo

I recently had the good fortune of interviewing David Sypniewski from Skora and we had a chance to talk about the unique way Skora builds and design shoes and the thought process that goes into it. And following that up, we had a chance to take a hands-on look at the Skora Tempo and see what all the fuss is about. It's definitely a movement back to minimalism and really ...

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Topo Athletic Runduro Review

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Runduro

At first glance, the Topo Athletic Runduro is definitely a head turner. The no lace BOA enclosure system will definitely raise a few eyebrows and you will inevitably field a few questions about it, but the real question is how does it run? The answer is that the Runduro can tackle most of what you can throw at it, especially at distance, and the lack of laces well... its kind ...

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New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

New Balance has always been a big player in the running game. You know, one of those companies that people stay loyal to forever even if the shoes didn't always look the best. That being said, they have definitely turned a corner this past year on the styling front to convert those non-believers and our die-hard testers were curious to find out if just like the Boracay we tested, the ...

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Shoe Review: Zoot Solana ACR

Our team wasn't sure what to expect when we started trying out the Zoot Solana ACRs, but we were eager to take them for a spin. Zoot is well-known in the world of triathletes, but tends to shy away from the straight running market. However, after putting these through their paces, I can tell you the Solanas can hang withe the best the running world has to offer. While they may ...

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An Interview with David Sypniewski of SKORA

We had a chance to sit down with David Sypniewski, Founder and CEO of SKORA. If you look at the running shoe landscape, then you will be hard pressed to find a company so committed to their message and to delivering on it. SKORA was born to try to solve a problem and to try to rethink the fundamental way we run. They were innovating in the area of barefoot running before anyone else ...

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Shoe Review: Saucony Xodus 5.0 GTX

Monsters. That one word sums up our view of the Saucony Xodus 5.0 GTX. They are rugged, waterproof, and they have traction... boy, do they have traction. These bad boys will find a home on most trails and they have been designed to suit every complaint every trail runner ever had. In fact, it's like they were modeled with the Pacific Northwest winter and spring seasons in mind. THE DESIGN OF THE ...

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Review: Brooks Cascadia 10

I love this quote from the Brooks marketing material because it really nails how I felt about the shoes, "Born and raised to run the trail, the Cascadia 10 loves to get down and dirty." Its so much hype speak, but it really nails it yet it also touches on one of my sticking points. On most trails, these things just crush it and the why is really the most interesting part, ...

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Review: Altra Lone Peak 2

The Lone Peak 2.0 is really designed to be the trail shoe no one knew they needed. It feels like it was developed by folks that run trails every single day so it has all these insanely well thought out little features both aesthetically and functionally that make it stand out from the crowd. Plus, its an Altra so if you are already of a fan of Zero Drop and ...

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