Nike Free Flyknit Hyperfeel: The Shoe Giant Goes Ultraminimal?

In a footwear world where most companies are looking to step back a bit from ultraminimal shoes, Nike appears poised to take it’s biggest step yet toward barefoot-style footwear. A reader just alerted me to a post on Nikeblog.com about the Nike Free Flyknit Hyperfeel (thanks Joel!). It combines a woven, sock-like flyknit upper, what […]

Nike Free 3.0 v5 Review: Redemption For One Of My Favorite Shoe Lineages!

Update 3/14/2014: Nike has just announced the release of the Nike Free 3.0 v6. For details, visit this post. After a phenomenal debut, the Nike Free 3.0 line entered a steady downward spiral, culminating in one of the worst shoes I have worn since I started reviewing running shoes back in 2009. The Free 3.0 […]

Nike Free 3.0 v5 Preview: The Awful Upper is Gone!

The Running Warehouse blog just put up a post introducing the Nike Free 3.0 v5. As I’ve written on this blog many times, the Free 3.0 is a shoe with special meaning to me since version 1 of the model was my first “minimalist” running shoe. It led me on the path to where I […]

Nike Free 3.0 v4: Initial Thoughts

I have a long history with the Nike Free 3.0 line. Back in early 2009, the original Free 3.0 was my first foray away from stability shoes, and it was the shoe that convinced me that I did not need a lot of support and structure in a running shoe. I fell in love with […]

Mizuno Wave Universe 4: A Near Perfect Racing Flat

I just returned from a solid 7 mile run in the Mizuno Wave Universe 4 racing flats, and it reminded me that I have yet to write up my thoughts on these shoes here on the blog. Much like the review of the New Balance MO10 that I posted yesterday, this review will be fairly […]

Shoe Reviews: Mizuno Wave Universe and Mizuno Wave Ronin

I’m going to do something of a departure from my norm here and review two shoes in a single post. My reason for opting to do this is twofold: 1. both pairs of shoes were provided to me by the same manufacturer at the same time (disclosure – these we both test samples provided free […]

Nike Free Run+ Review: Nice Transitional Minimalist Running Shoe, but Not Barefoot-Like

This review is long overdue, but it’s one that I have long felt compelled to write. When Nike first announced the release of the newest member of it’s Free line of more minimalist running shoes, the Nike Free Run+, I was highly critical of their marketing approach. Some took this as me attacking a shoe […]

Nike Free Run+ Review: A New Runner’s Perspective

I’ve written a few posts here on Rublogger in which I was pretty critical of Nike for their marketing of the Nike Free Run+ as a barefoot-like shoe. I still stand by the points that I outlined in those posts, but I want to be clear that although I find it virtually impossible that any […]

Review of the Nike Free 3.0 as a Transitional Minimalist Shoe

Nike Free 3.0 – 2nd Generation (Update 5/23/2013: The Nike Free 3.0 is now in version 5, you can read my review of the Nike Free 3.0 v5 here) About a month ago I wrote a series of posts in which I was critical of the newest member of Nike’s Free line of minimalist running […]

Nike ACG Sneakerboat II – First Impressions

A few days ago I wrote a post about a new shoe that Nike had released called the Nike Sneakerboat II. It’s basically a water shoe/aqua sock that I thought looked like it might have some potential as a minimalist running shoe. Well, I went ahead and bought a pair of Sneakerboat II’s (only cost […]