Saucony Kinvara 4 – A Disappointing Update

Saucony Kinvara 4

It pains me to write what I’m about to write, but sometimes you have to be honest and tell a good friend that they are headed in the wrong direction. So, Mr. Kinvara, I apologize for being critical. I know we’ve been through a lot together, but we need some time apart until you get […]

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 […]

Garmin Forerunner 610 Replacement Velcro Wristband: Quick Take

Garmin 610 Velcro Wristband

In my previous post I reviewed the Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS watch. One of my complaints about the watch is that the wristband seems to be poorly designed and has a tendency to break off from it’s anchoring pins. This happened to mine, and I’m still awaiting a replacement from Garmin. A Twitter friend suggested […]

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 Wave Evo Ferus Trail Shoe Review

Mizuno Ferus

I normally hate memory foam style insoles. In fact, I once included them in a list of running shoe design elements that drive me nuts. My usual experience is that they rob the foot of ground feel, but to date I’ve only encountered this type of insole in shoes that already have fairly significant midsole […]

Mizuno Wave Sayonara Running Shoe Review

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This is a guest review by Brad Patterson. Brad is an electrical engineer by trade, and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. – Pete, Runblogger.com Unlike a lot of other Wave Sayonara reviewers that I have come across on the internet so far, I am not a mega huge Mizuno fanboy and only recently started using […]

Altra The One Guest Review

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Editor’s Note: Guest reviewer Christian Messerschmidt is a 38 year-old runner from Germany and has lived in the Carolinas for ten years. He’s been running for 20 years and switched from heavy heel-striking to a more graceful stride 2 years ago- just for fun. After a 10 year work and family related competition hiatus, he […]

Timex Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Watch Review: A Much Improved Update!

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My day-to-day GPS watch for tracking workouts right now is the Garmin Forerunner 610 (still need to review it!). Previous to that, I was a longtime user of a Garmin Forerunner 205. I’m starting this review with this information so that you have an idea of where I am coming from in my opinions – […]

GoStrap Handheld Smartphone Strap Review

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I don’t often run with my Smartphone, but when I do I prefer to hold it in my hand or tuck it into a pocket in a hydration vest. I can’t stand carrying an iPhone on my upper arm, particularly if I need to have easy access to it for some reason (e.g., to change […]

Newton Energy Running Shoe Review

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The first time I put on the Newton Energy NR I didn’t know quite what to think. My first impression was that they were crazy soft and that the heel lockdown was really slippy. I though maybe Newton had swung and missed with the newest shoe in their lineup. (Disclosure: These shoes were media samples […]