Nike Unveils the Free 5.0 v2, 4.0 v4, and 3.0 v6 for 2014

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UPDATE 4/3/2014 – The 2014 Nike Free shoes are now available at Nike.com and Foot Locker. Last week I published a post with what appeared to be pictures of the new Nike Free 5.0+ v2. Turns out the photos were legit as yesterday Jeff Dengate linked to the official release page for the new 2014 […]

Do Minimalist Shoes Increase Injury Risk?: Merry Christmas Vibram

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Contrary to what you may read in the coming days about a new study that just came out, Vibram just got the best Christmas present they could have received. The question of whether minimalist running shoes reduce or increase injury risk has been debated extensively over the past 3-4 years. Much of this debate has […]

Why I Continue to Run in Minimal Shoes

I started running in “minimalist” footwear over 4 years ago. Since that time I’ve set PR’s at nearly every race distance, and have only had one injury that bothered me enough to seek out professional help (a bout of plantar fasciitis that did not curtail my training, and that somewhat perplexingly went away when I […]

Altra The One Guest Review

Editor’s Note: Guest reviewer Christian Messerschmidt is a 38 year-old runner from Germany and has lived in the Carolinas for ten years. He’s been running for 20 years and switched from heavy heel-striking to a more graceful stride 2 years ago- just for fun. After a 10 year work and family related competition hiatus, he […]

New Balance 730 v2 Review: Fun Shoe, Bargain Price, But With Possible Durability Concerns

I really want to like New Balance shoes. They make a lot of shoes that fit right into my sweet spot, but I’ve had a lot of issues with shoe durability and construction over the past few years, and it has made me hesitate to recommend a lot of their recent offerings. First, the MT10v1 […]

Pearl Izumi EM Road N0 Preview

Yesterday I posted my review of the Pearl Izumi EM Road N1, which has quickly become one of my favorite shoes of the year so far. Today, Runningshoes.com posted a video preview of a new addition to the Pearl Izumi E-Motion line, the EM Road N0 (see below). The N0 is a zero drop shoe, […]

Mizuno Cursoris Zero Drop Running Shoe Review: One of My Top Shoes of the Year So Far

I’m woefully behind on reviewing shoes in my ever-growing collection, so my goal over the next few weeks is to knock out as many as I can for shoes I’ve run in so far this year. I figured I’d start with a personal favorite – the Mizuno Cursoris. Earlier this year Mizuno released two zero-drop […]

Topo Athletic Shoes Now Available – Will the Split-Toe Shoe Succeed?

I just received an email from City Sports announcing that Topo Athletic’s new line of split toe shoes are now in-stock. Topo is the company that was formed by Tony Post after he left Vibram, and the line consists of three different models: one for running, one for racing, and one for the gym: Topo […]

Under Armour Speedform Running Shoe Review

I was at a store called Reny’s in Bridgton, Maine last week when an older woman, probably in her 80’s, walked up to me with a big smile on her face and her finger aimed at my shoes. “You’re making a statement in those!” she said, chuckling as she proceeded on past me down the […]

Dirty Runner: Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Review

A short time ago I received this comment posted (anonymously) on my blog about which shoe I was going to use for the MMT100: “Why is the Lone Peak 1.5 your “weapon of choice”?. The company’s customer service told me it’s not functionally different than the original, which you seemed to pretty much trash in […]