Altra Instinct 1.5 Zero Drop Running Shoe Review

A few weeks ago my wife and I were in our local food co-op and she turned to me and pointed at a woman in front of us in line. In a low voice she whispered “What are those shoes she’s wearing?” Now, you need to know that in our marriage I’m the shoe junkie, […]

Topo Athletic: Former Vibram USA CEO Tony Post Wants to “Amplify Your Innate Biomechanics” With His New Footwear Company

A contributor (thanks Nick!) to the Running Shoes community on Google+ shared a link today to an article on Wired that discusses former Vibram USA CEO Tony Post’s latest project. Post resigned his position with Vibram this past summer, and at the time there was some speculation as to the reason why he decided to […]

On Cloudracer Running Shoe Review

The running shoe world is full of companies claiming technological innovation in their footwear. Some of these so-called innovations are nothing more than gimmicks used to spin a good story in an effort to market and sell shoes, whereas others seem to actually provide some positive benefit. Some shoes have both – non-functional gimmicky technology […]

Your Feet in Wide vs. Narrow Shoes: Great Visual From Altra Running!

Altra Running posted a photo on their Facebook page showing an X-Ray image comparing foot shape in an Altra shoe vs. a narrow shoe with a pointed toebox (i.e., what most people typically wear all day). The difference is striking: I contacted Altra to confirm that these were real X-Rays, and was told that they […]

An Inside Look at the Skechers Performance Footwear Team

For the past year or so I have been in regular contact with Kurt Stockbridge and David Raysse, the core of the relatively new performance running team at Skechers. Starting with the original Go Run, I’ve now wear tested and have provided direct feedback to Kurt and David on at least 6-7 shoes that have […]

Top 5 Trail Running Shoes of 2012: List by Ultrarunner Nate Sanel

A few weeks back I suggested that my friend Nate Sanel put together a list of his top five trail shoes of 2012. I’ve written about Nate before here on Runblogger, and in the coming year I hope to feature him as a regular contributor on topics related to trail and ultrarunning (including trail shoe […]

Altra One, Altra 3-Sum, and Mizuno Universe 5: New Shoes Revealed at the Running Event

My friend Nick Pang over at Minimalist Running Shoes is reporting from the floor of the Running Event for Examiner.com. In his Day One roundup he posted a few photos of new shoes from Altra and Mizuno. First, the Altra One, which Nick describes as a “fast, light, cushioned, do-it-all performance shoe:” Next, the Altra […]

Mo Farah and Galen Rupp: Relaxed Running Form on the Treadmill

I was recently interviewed by Runner’s World for an article about form and injuries, and in an email exchange with an editor at the magazine I received a link to the following video. The video is by Hydroworx, and shows some footage of Mo Farah and Galen Rupp on treadmills at the Nike complex. Nice […]

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone: Yoga, Running and Life

I never thought I’d say this, but I went to a yoga class today. A real yoga class, with mats and music and mantra chanting and sweat and everything you’d imagine would come along with doing yoga in a studio. You see, my wife Erin is a yoga instructor and has been a yogini for […]

Top Running Shoes of the 1970’s and Early 1980’s: Post by Sam Winebaum

Fellow NH runner Sam Winebaum read my recent Top 3 running shoe post and decided to write his own list. Sam’s list is a bit different than mine, because he was a serious competitive runner when I was still in diapers – he ran through the running boom of the 1970s and happened to live […]