Saucony ISOFIT Zealot Running Shoe Review

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I spent the morning reading some of the early reviews of the Saucony Zealot (links at bottom of post). Though every reviewer has a slightly different take, some of the commonalities I found among them were that the shoe was a bit firmer than expected, the ISOFIT upper is unique and well-made, and the fit […]

Skechers GoMeb Strada Preview

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Last week I reviewed Meb Keflezighi’s racing shoe, the Skechers GoMeb Speed 3. In this post I’m going to introduce you to his training shoe, the Skechers GoMeb Strada (I believe Kara Goucher is also training in this shoe now). I’ve been involved with the development of the Strada since late 2013, so the shoe […]

Skechers GoMeb Speed 3 Review

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Among the Skechers Performance lineup of shoes, my favorites have been the GoRun and GoBionic models (unfortunately the latter is being discontinued). I ran in the GoRun Speed 1 and 2, but the shoe was not a great match for me. A little too narrow, a little to firm under the heel for long distances, […]

Altra Announces Halo “Smart” Shoe that Can Detect Foot Strike, Impact Force

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I’ve read a few stories over the past few days about a new Altra shoe called the Halo. Looks interesting and thought I’d share here. The Halo has a sensor built into the sole that apparently can detect cadence, foot strike location, and ground impact force and send that info to a synced iFit watch […]

Scosche Rhythm+ Plus Wrist/Arm Mounted Optical Heart Rate Monitor Review

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Last summer I reviewed the Mio Link wrist-mounted heart rate monitor and found it to be a great alternative to a traditional chest strap HRM. It measured my heart rate accurately, and synced perfectly with both my Garmin 620 and Vivofit. I had to return the Link to the manufacturer after writing my review, but […]

Article Recommendation: Alex Hutchinson on Choosing the Right Running Shoe

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Quick post here to point you to an article by Alex Hutchinson in The Globe and Mail titled “Which running shoe is right for you?” You might know Alex as the author of the the Sweat Science blog at Runner’s World, and he emailed me a few weeks ago for some commentary on the current […]

Saucony Breakthru Running Shoe Review

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The Saucony Breakthru is an interesting shoe. It has the look, fit, and responsiveness of a performance racer, the weight and drop of a lightweight trainer, and a reasonable price point at $100. However, after running in the shoe for several weeks, I wonder if the fact that it tries to be something of a […]

Runblogger Reader Survey: Top Running Shoes of 2014

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Last year I posted two surveys in which Runblogger readers could vote for their top 3 road and trail shoes of the year. I received over 500 responses, and the results were quite interesting. I thought I’d do the same again this year (you can view my top choices here). All you need to do […]

Runblogger’s Top Running Shoes of 2014

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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 […]