Runblogger’s Top 5 Road Running Shoes of 2013

New Balance 1400v2

The year 2013 was a year of positive professional transition for me, but it was a bit of a bust when it came to running. The year started off a bit rocky, but I pulled things together enough to have a solid race at the Vermont City Marathon on Memorial Day weekend. I managed to […]

End of Year Poll: What Were Your Favorite Shoes of 2013

Normally at the end of each year I do a few posts summing up my favorite shoes of the year. I plan to do a list of my top 5 road shoes within the next week (Nate may do one for trail as well), but wanted to take a slightly different approach by asking you […]

Do Minimalist Shoes Increase Injury Risk?: Merry Christmas Vibram

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila

Contrary to what you may read in the coming days about a new study that just came out, Vibram just got the best Christmas present they could have received. The question of whether minimalist running shoes reduce or increase injury risk has been debated extensively over the past 3-4 years. Much of this debate has […]

More on Man Parts and Running

"I triple-dog dare you!"

I had no idea when I wrote my post yesterday on cold sensitivity in the man parts when wearing tights that it would be such a popular topic! In the past 24 hours the post has been viewed nearly 4000 times and has accumulated 91 comments and counting. Who knew! Well, it seems I’m not […]

Shorts Or No Shorts Over Running Tights – A Post on Winter Running

Nike Running Tights

We’re all friends here right? Ok, so I’m going to cover a sensitive topic in this post (pun intended). Hold on tight! On Tuesday I went for a run in a snowstorm. The flakes were coming down pretty steadily, the roads and sidewalks were completely snow-covered, and the temperature when I left was 13 degrees […]

Update Your Runblogger RSS Feed

RSS Feed Button

Quick post. When I transitioned Runblogger from Blogger to WordPress, I also made the decision to abandon using Feedburner to serve my RSS feed. My reason is that Google no longer actively supports or develops Feedburner and I have no idea how much longer it will continue to exist as a service. If you have […]

Dirty Runner: Skechers GoRun Ultra Review

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

One of the best things about writing this column has been the opportunity I’ve had to build personal relationships with shoe companies.  The one that I work with the most is Skechers.  By now I should not have to convince anybody that they are a “real” performance running shoe manufacturer, so I won’t…  For me, […]

This Is What Happiness Looks Like!

Jack showing off his snow running skills!

We got our first big snow of the season last night here in New Hampshire. One of my favorite forms of winter exercise is snowshoeing (a type of shoe I know almost nothing about!), so I decided to take my black lab Jack out for a trek. We stopped at the head of the trail […]

adidas Adios Boost Review – Great Shoe, If a Bit Pricey

adidas Adios Boost Heel

For quite a long time I’ve avoided most any shoe over 8mm drop from heel to forefoot. However, a few months ago I bought a pair of New Balance 1400v2’s after hearing positive things about them from friends (damn you John Schrup!). I never tried the 1400v1 because the drop was above my preferred range […]

A New Blog, and A Post On Honesty in Blog Reviews

The Blogologist

I love to write, and for several months I’ve been contemplating the idea of starting a second blog. Runblogger is my first home, but it has grown into more of a niche site than I originally intended, and a lot of the topics I’d like to write about would simply not fit well here. For […]

Movement Signature of the Gravity Intolerant Runner – The Importance of Swing Phase

Ryan Hall form

This is a guest post by Dr. Jeff Moreno, DPT A common observation  in the world of running is the runner that overstrides. I think whether you are in the world of research, or treating runners full-time in a clinical setting, we can all agree that overstriding is suboptimal. We all understand the potential physical […]

My Ideal Running Shoe Rotation

Running Shoe Rack

I’m part of a pretty active group on Facebook that is aptly titled “Running Shoe Geeks.” The group is diverse in that we have minimalist aficionados, folks who prefer more traditional shoes, industry insiders, regular runners, and a smattering of scientists and therapists. Last night I posted a link to an article I wrote yesterday […]

Can Rotating Running Shoes Reduce Injury Risk? – New Study Suggests Yes!

Shoe Pile

Shoe geeks rejoice! If you’ve been looking for a good reason to convince your spouse or significant other that you need a new pair of running shoes, look no further than a new study that suggests that runners who rotate among more than one pair of running shoes are significantly less likely to get injured […]

Saucony Kinvara 5 Preview

Saucony-Kinvara-5-side_thumb.jpg

Update: This shoe is now available and I have posted a Saucony Kinvara 5 review here. Earlier today Saucony posted a preview of the Kinvara 5 on their blog (thanks to Marc S. for the alert!). I was disappointed by the Kinvara 4, with my main issues being the tight forefoot fit and lack of […]

Newton BoCo AT Trail Running Shoe Review

Newton-BoCo-AT-side_thumb.jpg

Newton doesn’t have a big toehold in the trail running market. Their first attempt at a trail shoe, the Terra Momentum, was basically a slightly modified version of their Sir Isaac trainer (a shoe the I didn’t like at all) and I passed on trying it out. Newton is taking a second crack at a […]