Peter Larson's Runblogger Posts

Runblogger’s Top Running Shoes of 2014

Putting together a list of top running shoes can be a challenge. Each year I run in a lot of great shoes, but few are 100% perfect. Furthermore, a shoe that I didn’t like might be an ideal shoe for someone else, and a shoe that I loved might have been a bust for someone […]

Most Disappointing Running Shoes of 2014

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As a shoe reviewer, I try to be as objective as possible when I write my reviews. If a shoe is great, I say so. If there are problems, I point them out. If a shoe is a total bust, I won’t hold back. As I work through the list of shoes I’ve run in […]

More 2015 Shoe Previews From Competitor.com

Saucony Nomad

Yesterday I posted a link to an article on Believe in the Run that featured photos of a bunch of new shoes to be released next year. I just finished reading through a similar post by Brian Metzler on Competitor.com, and there are a few shoes featured that were not shared on BITR. Among them […]

2015 Running Shoe Previews via Believe in the Run

Saucony Kinvara 6

My posting (and running) plans for the week were wiped out by a stomach bug that has largely resigned me to being plastered to the couch. I though I’d instead refer you to my buddy Thomas Neuberger’s preview of 2015 running shoes. Thomas attended The Running Event last week in Austin, Texas and has provided a […]

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Review: A Better Fresh Foam

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

Earlier this year I reviewed the New Balance Fresh Foam 980. It was an interesting shoe in that it was far more responsive than the marketing associated with the shoe would have suggested. The 980 was firm, not soft and foamy, and I liked the ride. Unfortunately it suffered from a cramped toebox that left […]

2014 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Running Gear Sales and Deals

Black Friday Big

Each year around this time I put up a post containing a collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale links. Basically what I do is spend several hours scouring the web for running-related holiday sales, and aggregate them all into a single post – kind of a one-stop shop for runners looking for discounted shoes and […]

Catching Kayla: Great Story via ESPN

Catching Kayla

Last week an ESPN video was circulating around the web that featured high school runner Kayla Montgomery. It’s an amazing video, and the only thing I’m going to say about it is that if you haven’t already, you need to watch it. You can do so below:

Can Rocker Soled Shoes Benefit Runners With Forefoot Pain?

Unmodified Shoe (top) and Rocker-Sole Shoe (bottom). via Gait & Posture

A little over a year ago I wrote a few posts (here and here) detailing how my wife managed to overcome pain caused by a neuroma in her right foot by running in Hoka shoes. The Hokas seemed to do the trick pretty quickly, and I’ve since heard anecdotes from others who seem to have […]

On The Cloud Running Shoe Review

ON The Cloud Heel

I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting to like these shoes. My previous experience with an ON shoe was the original Cloudracer, and my impression was that to take advantage of the cushioning provided by podded sole design you needed to land with a pronounced heel strike. Otherwise the shoes felt very firm (not […]

Announcement: Running Warehouse Annual Gift Card Sale

Rw Gift Cards

Quick post to announce that my advertising partner Running Warehouse is currently running their annual Gift Card Sale. If you buy a $100 gift card you’ll receive a $25 gift card for free (there are a few other options as well – see below), and each individual can buy up to 6 cards. If you buy […]