Peter Larson's Runblogger Posts

Hoka Huaka Running Shoe Review with Comparisons to the Hoka Clifton

Hoka Huaka

A few weeks ago I reviewed the Hoka Clifton. It was my first experience in a Hoka shoe, and my reaction was mixed. I was impressed by fit and comfort – it was the first Hoka I’ve tried on that seemed to be a good match for my foot shape. However, the ride was a […]

This Week in Runblogging: September 22 to 28 2014

Mizuno-Hayate-Wave-Plate

My post last week referencing an article in Lower Extremity Review titled the “The Rise and Fall of Minimalist Running” generated quite a bit of commentary. The article took a fairly well-balanced look at what we have learned as a result of the minimalist movement, and it makes for an interesting read. One of the […]

Treating Plantar Fasciitis With Foot Strengthening vs. Stretching: Different Takes on the Same Study

Plantar Fasciitis Foot Strengthening

I recently read an article on the New York Times Well Blog about a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. The study, by Michael Rathleff and colleagues, compared strengthening vs. stretching exercises to treat plantar fasciitis (PF). In a nutshell, the Times article reported that the study found strengthening exercises to […]

The Rise and Fall of Minimalist Running: Recommended Article in Lower Extremity Review

Vibram Komodo

Quick heads up – I was interviewed a few months ago for an article that was recently published in Lower Extremity Review. Titled “The Rise and Fall of Minimalist Running,” the article takes what I feel is a pretty balanced look at what we have learned over the past few years as a result of […]

This Week in Runblogging: September 15 to 21 2014

adidas Adios Boost 2

This week I reviewed the adidas Adios Boost 2. Version 1 of the adios Boost was one of my favorite shoes from last year – it provided a smooth, responsive ride that was capable of handling a variety of distances and speeds. I’m a fan of the Boost midsole material as if provides a soft, […]

Spaulding Rehab in Boston is Looking for Barefoot/Minimalist Runners for a Research Study

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Last Fall I traveled down to Boston to visit the Spaulding National Running Center. Spaulding is both a rehab and research center, and while I was there they mentioned that they were trying to recruit barefoot and minimalist runners to participate in some of their research studies. I was recently contacted again by Spaulding and […]

Salomon 2015 Shoe Previews: S-Lab Sense Ultra 4 and S-Lab X-Series

Salomon Sense 4 Ultra

Next up in the 2015 running shoe preview series via Runningshoes.com is Salomon. The two shoes we’ll take a look at here are the S-Lab Sense Ultra 4 and the S-Lab X-series. Salomon S-Lab Sense 4 Ultra I just recently reviewed the Salomon Sense 3 Ultra - one of my favorite shoes of the year so […]

adidas Adios Boost 2 Review: Same Great Ride, Different Fit

adidas Adios Boost 2

The Adios is adidas’ distance racing flat. It’s a shoe that can be found on the feet of many of the top elite adidas sponsored marathoners, and last year they released a version with a midsole composed of their recently introduced Boost material. I’d heard a lot of positive praise for the shoe from friends, […]

This Week in Runblogging: September 8 to 14 2014

Newton BoCo Sol

I finally wrote up my review of the Hoka Clifton this week, and I have to say that the experience of running in the shoe was an interesting and thought provoking one. Even if the shoe wasn’t the best match for me, it’s one to look at if you want a lightweight shoe with max […]

Biggest Drawback of the Apple Sport Watch For Runners: No On-Board GPS

Apple Sport Watch Heart Rate

The big news yesterday was Apple’s announcement of two new iPhones as well as the Apple Watch. Like most people, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the announcement of the Watch since rumors have consistently hinted at a slew of fitness-related features. Done well, the watch had the potential to be a game changer in the fitness […]