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 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 […]

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 […]