Product Reviews Archives

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Nike Zoom Structure 19

20150917_115922Each year we find ourselves hoping and praying that the newer version of the shoe we love wasn’t ruined by some “revolutionary” idea that changes the feel altogether. The Nike Zoom Structure 18 was a slam dunk- err, PR, if we are sticking to running terms. The 18th edition of this shoe was a terrific improvement on the prior technologies, and this year’s model follows suit. Read more »

Monday, August 31st, 2015

New Balance 910v2

muddy NB910v2In past years, New Balance has been at the heart of the minimalist trend and it seemed for a while that they would remain there. As the interest of runners everywhere began to spread out, the team over at New Balance came out with two shoes to give that plus, smooth, maximal feel. The original 910 and 1210 were shoes that would go the distance and not punish the body. Read more »

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Topo Tribute & Magnifly

The running industry is becoming tougher and tougher to break into with such a variety of colossal brands. As a company with virtually no brand recognition, Topo began dipping their toes into the running scene only a couple years ago. With ex-Vibram CEO Tony Post at the helm, this young brand has made their name known across the industry with their lightweight, modern, innovative design. Read more »

Monday, August 10th, 2015

New Balance Vazee Pace

Vazee PaceNew Balance has been revamping their performance line and making some pretty big changes over the past year. The biggest change is that names have been given to shoes instead of just the number system that has been in place for decades. Also, a new evolution of lightweight trainers has arrived with the Vazee Pace at the heart of it all. Read more »

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Nike Lunarglide 7

Lunarglide 7 standingThis shoe has been very popular among casual runners, elite athletes, and fashion-focused high school students alike for quite a few years now. If there is one thing Nike can be known for, it’s how to dress it up and make a good-looking product. Fortunately, they can also do so much more! Functionally, the Lunarglide is an absolute menace on the streets. Read more »

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Montrail Mountain Masochist 3

Masochist 3Rugged is the name of the game. Montrail was the original trail running brand and has largely stayed true to its roots with their production of more aggressive, mountain-oriented gear. Similar to those old Visa commercials, the Mountain Masochist 3 is (and can go) everywhere you want to be. Read more »

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Mizuno Wave Enigma 5

Enigma 5The word “enigma” dates back to 16th century Greece and (according to refers to a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. For years now, Mizuno has generally made shoes with a firm, snappy ride with lots of ground feel. Also often characterized by being lighter weight, Mizuno is committed to a fast feel on their everyday trainers. Read more »

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Hoka One One Clifton 2

clifton 2Sometimes an innovation comes along that makes people say “Woah! What is that thing?” Hoka One One’s shoes are exactly that. They differ from the look of a running shoe that we are used to by having nearly three-times the cushioning underneath your feet. A few aging ultra-marathoners realized their knees were getting blown out on longer runs so they set out to make a shoe that would be much less taxing on the body. Read more »

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Salomon Sense Pro

It’s safe to say that Mother Nature is finally allowing summertime to happen this year! After a torturous winter we are more than due for some warm, dry days. With the non-snow-covered ground comes trail running season! Many shoes for the trails differ substantially from those built for the roads. However, the Salomon Sense Pro is a shoe designed to get you from your front door to the trails and then take you where your road shoes won’t. Read more »

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Karhu Fast5

Karhu Fast5Even though Karhu is a brand not many are used to hearing about, it certainly has its place in the running world. Originally a Finnish brand being worn by athletes like Olavi Suomalainen (winner of the 1972 Boston Marathon), Emil Zatopek (the only man to ever win the 5k, 10k, and Marathon gold medal in the same Olympic games in 1952) and Paavo Nurmi (a.k.a. Read more »

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