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 […]

Nike Free 3.0 Review – Nike’s Answer to Simulating Barefoot Running

I broke the following running commandment today: Thou shalt not wear new shoes on a 20-mile run. As generally happens when a commandment is broken, the wrath of the running gods was showered down upon me. Emboldened by my experience this weekend running 4 and then 7 miles in Maine in my new Nike Free […]