Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus Preview via Running Warehouse

Running Warehouse just posted a preview of the Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus trail shoe – they report that the Ferus “…features all of the characteristics of the Evo line: a zero drop platform with midfoot Wave technology, low toe spring, and a wide forefoot for toe splay.” Feel is supposedly similar to the Evo Levitas […]

Dirty Runner: Brooks Pure Grit 2 Review

Yes, the traction is better! End of review. Ok, all kidding aside, I’ve been looking forward to testing the new version of the Brooks Pure Grit since I saw pictures of the new tread pattern.  What was not immediately apparent when I first saw those pictures was that a few other changes were made that […]

Shoe Preview Videos: Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2, Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1

The folks at RunningShoes.com just posted a bunch of videos from the 2013 Winter Outdoor Retailer show. Among them are previews of the Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2 (trail Kinvara), Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1. Of these, I had the chance to see both Saucony updates in […]

Puma Mobium: A Running Shoe That Expands Underfoot

A Facebook friend (thanks Joel!) just sent me a link to a really well-designed website for a new shoe that was just released by Puma. The shoe is called the Puma Mobium, and it has a sole that can apparently spread out to increase width on contact. Interesting concept – I’ve never tried a Puma […]

97 Year Old Woman Sets 100 Meter Age-Group Record

Ida is amazing! Watch the video and smile. Also love that she’s wearing Nike Mayflys Apparently the YouTube video is not viewable outside of the US. Below is another version that may or may not work: Secret Lives of Seniors: 97-Year-Old Breaks Track Record!

Skechers GoRun Speed (aka GoMeb) Review: A Traditional Racing Flat from Skechers

I’ve been flooded by questions over the past week or so about the new racing flat that Skechers is about to release. The shoe is officially called the Skechers GoRun Speed, but has also been variously referred to as the GoRace or GoMeb. Given my wear testing relationship with the Skechers design team, I was […]

Skechers GoRun 2 Review: How a Running Shoe Update is Made

Back in the summer of 2011 I was contacted by the design team from the Performance Running division at Skechers to see if I wanted to try out a new shoe that they had developed. The shoe was the original Skechers GoRun, and it was the first offering from the Go team at Skechers. I […]

adidas Energy Boost: Will The New adidas Midsole Compound Revolutionize Running?

(Note – this post was edited from its original form at the request of adidas) I’ve been hearing a lot of hushed rumors lately that adidas is up to something. Apparently they have a new cushioning material that they are calling BOOST that is composed of thermoplastic beads that are fused together to form the […]

Merrell Trail Glove 2 and Pace Glove 2: Update Details and Photos

The Merrell Trail Glove was among the first shoes released in Merrell’s Barefoot collection, and it remains one of the most popular. After almost two years on the market, the Trail Glove is getting an update – I recently received a press release from Merrell with a photo and details regarding the release of the […]