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Running Warehouse has recently posted video previews of a bunch of new shoes, including the Saucony Kinvara 6, Saucony Nomad TR, Nike Wildhorse 3, and Nike Terra Kiger 3. Looks like the Wildhorse is indeed moving to 8mm drop and will become the slightly beefier of the two Nike trail shoes – makes sense to differentiate them a bit more so I like this move. I've embedded videos for the four shoes below, and you can find the rest on their YouTube page (hat tip to David Henry for alerting me to the Wildhorse and Kiger videos). You just finished reading New Shoe Previews: Saucony Kinvara 6, Saucony Nomad TR, Nike Wildhorse 3, and Nike Terra Kiger 3! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on more >>
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
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Brooks Launch 1 and 2
The original Brooks Launch was one of my all-time favorite running shoes. I started running in them in 2009, and ran a breakthrough PR in the (frigid) 2010 Disney Marathon with the Launch on my feet. They were simple, lightweight, soft in the heel, incredibly smooth, and the red/orange color combo looked amazing. They were also among the first wave of non-stability shoes that I owned, thus they spent time on my feet during the beginning of my journey toward lighter, more minimal footwear. The Launch went over five years without an update, which is very unusual for a shoe in this age. It was built on a simple formula that worked for a lot of people, but I'm guessing it wasn't broadly popular enough to justify updates (i.e., sales were not overwhelming). In fact, the Launch was almost discontinued in 2012, but a rally by diehard Launch fans saved it more >>
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
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adidas Prime Boost
A couple of months ago I posted a list of new road shoes that I'd like to try in 2015. As a complement to that post, and given that I don't run trails as often, I asked David Henry to put together a list of trail shoes that he is most excited about running in this year. David put together a list of 11 trail shoes, and what follows is his summary of why he is excited about each of them. Here goes: XT Prime Boost; photo credit, Sam Winebaum 1. adidas adizero XT/Prime Boost, Summer 2015 - The XT has been in adidas' trail lineup for a little while, and though it is designed to be a lighter trail shoe (usually the lightest in adidas' typically more bulky trail lineup), I think they have fallen short of that a bit until the latest XT 5 (see #6 below; it feels more like more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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GORE Urban Run Gloves
You'd think given that it's now Spring that it's a bit late to be reviewing a pair of running gloves. Unfortunately, the cold has dragged on here in New Hampshire, and it was 10 degrees Fahrenheit and windy when I got up this morning. Conditions hadn't improved much for my lunchtime run, and it was necessary to bundle up once again. My typical winter running ensemble consists of tights, windproof briefs, a tech shirt, jacket, windstopper hat, and mittens. Regarding the latter, I've learned that mittens are far superior to gloves on cold runs, and I typically only use gloves if it's about 30 degrees or higher. I have a few pairs of mittens that I like, but this winter I've been running almost exclusively in a pair of GORE Urban Run Windstopper Gloves. They have served me incredibly well during one of the coldest winters I can remember (Disclosure: these more >>
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
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Derek Mitchell 5K
I love stories about people who take control of their health by getting active. Yesterday on Facebook I shared a video about a man named Derek Mitchell who weighed 625 pounds. He decided he needed to do something about his weight, and so far he has lost 35 pounds and he just completed his first 5K. Given the response to the video on Facebook, I thought I'd share Derek's inspiring story here as well. Go Derek! Video and story via WDRB.com. WDRB 41 Louisville News You just finished reading Inspiring Story: 500+ Pound Man Finishes First 5K Race! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum. more >>
Fri, Mar 20, 2015
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New Balance 1400v3
The New Balance 1400 v2 is one of my favorite shoes – simple, lightweight, and affordably priced. It's also a very popular shoe among readers of this website, so I wanted to share the news that an update is on the way. Yesterday I was alerted in a comment that version 3 of the 1400 has popped up on the Road Runner Sports website, with a release date in early April. Here's a photo: According to Sam Winebaum, v3 is just an upper update, with a “softer internal fit, and less areas of vulnerability at flex in the forefoot areas.” I did find the interior of v2 to be a bit rough, so this sounds promising, and it's good to hear that the sole will remain the same. Very excited about this one! You just finished reading New Balance RC1400 v3 Coming Soon! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes more >>
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
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