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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Altra LonePeak 35 5

Shoe Review: Altra Lone Peak 3.5

The Lone Peak has always been my staple trail shoe when it comes to Altra. You’ve got the Superior which has a little less cushion, more ground feel, and typically works better for a little more speed. The Olympus on the other hand is all about stack height, so a ton of cushion, designed for distance, and a slow roll. The Lone Peak hits the sweet spot where you get ...

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Hoka Speedgoat 2 5

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Before you read further I would invite you to take a step back and check out the review for the original Speedgoat... or better yet don’t and if you did read it, then just forget it. Why you might ask, well because Hoka took everything they tried with the original model and turned it on its head. In what we see as probably one of the best updates from Hoka ...

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Saucony Peregrine7 6

Shoe Review: Saucony Peregrine 7

The Peregrine is a flagship in Saucony’s lineup when it comes to trail shoes. They are aggressive visually and when you share out in the wild, you will probably notice more than you can count. This yea Saucony has introduced some competitors in the form of their KOA lineup, but I was still excited to see what this year’s Peregrine had in store for us. Construction: Upper The upper on the Peregrine ...

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Altra KingMT Featured

Shoe Review: Altra King MT

We've got something really different in today's review, the new Altra King MT. Visually it's got something total different going on, that much is clear, so why the strap, how does it feel, do you need it, and honestly, what is this shoe designed for even? Also, the strap is one thing, but lugs on this shoe are like nothing Altra has gone with prior. We jump into all that ...

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ColumbiaMontrail CaldoradoII Featured

Shoe Review: Columbia Montrail Caldorado II

​We mentioned this over in our Columbia Montrail apparel review, but it’s worth repeating as many are doubting this. They are seeing this as Columbia taking over Montrail but keep in mind that they have owned Montrail for over 11 years. What we are seeing now is really them stepping out together and mixing technology typically reserved for Columbia products into Montrail gear. They have been doing this under the ...

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Apparel Review: Columbia Montrail Running Lineup

​Most people aren’t aware that Montrail has been part of Columbia for the last 11 years, but this year is really the moment when they are stepping out hand in hand. The new branding now combines into Columbia and Montreal into a single lock-up which looks a lot like Columbia’s Titantium line, but clearly welcomes them into the family. The good news is, nothing has really changed except the logo.     Titan ...

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Salewa Ultra Train GTX Featured

Shoe Review: Salewa Ultra Train GTX

There is something about testing waterproof running shoes that I just love. I think it's that whole will it actually keep my foot drive as I dunk it in water and take it out in the harshest conditions mentality. Pushing the shoes beyond its limits to see if I can if it will really live up to its hype is what I live for. There is also part of me ...

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