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

adidas Adios Boost Heel

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

New Balance 1400v2 Review

“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

Mizuno Universe 5

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, 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 […]

Saucony Fastwitch 6 Racing Flat Review


I have a fair amount of history with the Saucony Fastwitch line. The Fastwitch 2 was my first racing shoe, and it was the shoe I wore for 2 of my first 4 marathons. It was also my first real racing flat, and it introduced me to the benefits of lightweight footwear. Two years ago, […]

Mizuno Wave Ekiden Racing Flat Review by Coach Caleb


After becoming very popular in the Japanese market, Mizuno has introduced the Wave Ekiden, a neutral racing flat, to the US.  The name of the shoe is a reference to competitive relay racing in Japan, which is as much (or more) a part of the athletic zeitgeist there as collegiate cross country and track & […]

Skechers GoRun Speed (aka GoMeb) Review: A Traditional Racing Flat from Skechers


I’ve been flooded by questions over the past week or so about the new racing flat that Skechers is about to release. The shoe is officially called the Skechers GoRun Speed, but has also been variously referred to as the GoRace or GoMeb. Given my wear testing relationship with the Skechers design team, I was […]