Pearl Izumi EM Road N0 Racing Flat Review

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I love the Pearl Izumi EM Road N0. Let me say that again. I love the Pearl Izumi EM Road N0. Not since the Saucony Grid Type A5 have I had such a positive experience with a running shoe. The reason? Because this shoe replicates the fit and ride of the A5 better than any […]

Mizuno Hitogami Review: Solid Choice Among Distance Racing Shoes

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A few months ago I wrote a post in which I described why the Mizuno Sayonara did not work for me. I found that shoe to be overly stiff and firm in the heel, and it just did not work well with my stride. It was shame since the shoe otherwise felt great – roomy […]

Saucony Grid Type A6: First Run Review

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I loved the Saucony Grid Type A5. Loved it. I might go so far as to say it’s the best shoe I’ve ever run in. I’m not exaggerating. As I wrote in my review of the A5, what I loved about the shoe was its simplicity. I like shoes that aren’t stuffed to the gills […]

adidas Adios Boost Review – Great Shoe, If a Bit Pricey

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For quite a long time I’ve avoided most any shoe over 8mm drop from heel to forefoot. However, a few months ago I bought a pair of New Balance 1400v2′s after hearing positive things about them from friends (damn you John Schrup!). I never tried the 1400v1 because the drop was above my preferred range […]

New Balance 1400 v2 Review: A Candidate For Shoe Of The Year

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“The 1400 are what running shoes are pretty much supposed to be.  That’s not to say that shoes that aren’t like this are no good. I know they are. And not everyone can wear one model. But running is supposed to be simple. At some point we came to believe that our running shoes weren’t […]

Mizuno Wave Universe 5 Review: A Feather-Light Racing Flat With a Roomy Toebox

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If you’ve been following my shoe reviews for awhile, you’ll know that I’m a fan of running in racing flats. I log most of my miles out on the roads, and I tend to like shoes that are lightweight, simple in design, and somewhat flashy in appearance – flats typically tick most of these boxes. […]

Mizuno Hitogami Preview From Running Warehouse

Running Warehouse just posted a preview of the Mizuno Hitogami racer. In another shakeup to the Mizuno lineup, the Hitogami is replacing the Ronin and Musha. It weighs in at 8oz in men’s size 9, and has a stack height of 23mm heel – 14mm forefoot. What I like about the shoe is the fact […]

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 […]

Karhu Flow3 Trainer Running Shoe Review

This is a guest review by Brad Patterson. Brad is an electrical engineer by trade, and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As you will see, his photography skills are far superior to my own! – Pete, Runblogger.com Before I started running back in January of 2011, I had never even heard of Karhu. As my […]

Under Armour SpeedForm: Is UA Finally Getting Serious About Running Shoes?

Update 7/10/2013 – just published my review of the Under Armour Speedform. Very impressed! I just got a message from a friend on Twitter pointing me to an article on Gizmodo that introduces the Under Armour SpeedForm. Under Armour is not a brand I typically think of when it comes to serious running shoes. The […]