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 […]

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 […]

New Balance MRC1600 Racing Flat Review

A bit over a year ago I wrote a post on the somewhat complex relationship between running shoe midsoles, ground surface properties, muscle tuning, and limb stiffness (read the muscle tuning-limb stiffness post here). As a result of my experience with shoes, the research I did while writing my book, and conversations with gait experts, […]

Saucony Grid Type A5 Running Shoe Review: A Phenomenal Racing Flat!

I think I’m in love. It’s pretty rare for me to put more than 50 miles on a single shoe in one month given the number of reviews that I’m working on at any given time, but since mid-August I’ve run almost exclusively in two shoes: the adidas Gazelle and the Saucony Grid Type A5. […]

Nike Volt Collection: The Bright Yellow Shoes Seen on Athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Over the past few days I’ve been asked multiple times to identify the vivid yellow shoes adorning the feet of many of the Track and Field athletes at the 2012 London Olympic Games. It’s actually not a “shoe,” but rather an entire collection of shoes from Nike collectively referred to as the “Nike Volt Collection.” […]

Skechers Go Race: Meb’s Olympic Marathon Shoe

A few days ago Brian Metzler of Competitor.com published an article showing off the shoes that will be worn by some of the US Olympic Marathon runners in London. Among them was the shoe to be worn by Meb Keflezghi– the Skechers Go Race. Here’s what Metzler wrote about Meb’s shoe: “When Skechers signed Keflezighi […]

Nike Flyknit Racer: New Ultralight Road Racing Shoe

A commenter on my earlier post today on the new Nike Free 4.0 v2 and 3.0 v4 shoes alerted me to another new shoe coming this summer from Nike called the Flyknit Racer (thanks Henry!). Apparently the shoe was just announced at a show in New York just a few hours ago, and it is […]