Mizuno Hayate
by David Henry Other than running in the Mizuno Wave Universe 3 a couple years ago, I have not run in any other Mizuno shoe. When Pete asked if I'd be interested in reviewing the Hayate, I was excited to try out, what was for me, an untested brand and one that was making an effort to release some revamped trail shoes in the form of the Wave Hayate and Wave Kazan. I had heard that Mike Aish, a Mizuno-sponsored trail ultrarunner and former Olympic track athlete, was involved in helping Mizuno develop the Kazan (video from Mizuno on his involvement here; can't help but notice Mikes great form and smooth forefoot/midfoot landing even in a 12mm drop shoe :) ). I have not seen any info regarding if he was involved in the Hayate, but given the similarity in design, I'm assuming the Hayate was influenced by the Kazan more >>
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
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adidas Adios Boost 2 side
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, yet springy feel under the heel, but remains firm and responsive where it is thinner under the forefoot. The adios Boost 2 provides the same great ride, but the upper and fit have changed a bit so sizing is a bit different. Check out the review for more! Runblogger Posts from Last Week Spaulding Rehab in Boston is Looking for Barefoot/Minimalist Runners for a Research Study September 18, 2014 – If you live in the Boston area, run barefoot/minimal, and want to participate in a research study, check this out! Salomon 2015 Shoe Previews: S-Lab Sense Ultra 4 and S-Lab more >>
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
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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 they indicated to me that they were able to get a decent number of recruits from my post. They are still looking for additional study participants and asked if I would be willing to repost my request. Here are the specifics: What is involved: -Come for 1 session at the Spaulding National Running Center (1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 02138), approximately 2-hours -Complete multiple walk and run trials over ground and on a treadmill -The computer system tracks your movement in 3D and the forces you produce What you Get: - A free running shirt - A video of your footstrike pattern with more >>
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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Next up in the 2015 running shoe preview series via 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 far. Light and fast, like a racing flat for the trails. Looks like the Sense 4 Ultra will have a more breathable mesh on the upper (breathability was one of my few complaints about the 3), and an updated lug design. Salomon S-Lab X-Series The X-Series is is basically an adaptation of the Salomon Sense trail shoe line to the road. The X-Series features a stretchier upper in the forefoot and a softer sole than in their trail shoes, both of which sound very appealing to a guy who loved the Sense Pro and Sense 3 Ultra but more >>
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
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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, and despite the fact that it had a higher drop than I typically prefer in a speed shoe (10mm), I wound up loving the ride. In fact, along with the New Balance 1400v2 and Newton Energy, the Adios Boost was one of my top 3 road shoes from 2013. The Adios Boost had a perfect combo of a soft heel and a firm, responsive forefoot. It ran incredibly smooth, and the fit was dialed in on my feet. Pretty much a perfect shoe for my taste, and the 10mm drop did not bother me at all more >>
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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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 cush. Fits me much better than other Hokas I've tried on, and the rockered sole makes for a unique ride There's also been a lot of commentary on my post about the just-announced Apple Sport Watch – the lack of integrated GPS makes the watch less desirable for me as a fitness device, but as a devoted iPhone user I must admit to still being a bit intrigued by it. Runblogger Posts From the Last Week Tips on Running Safety For Women September 11 – Guest post by Austin Bonds from Big Peach Running Company. Some thoughtful discussion/debate in more >>
Sun, Sep 14, 2014
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