Skechers GoBionic Trail: Photos and Review Link


Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to do pre-release product testing and development work with the performance footwear team at Skechers. It’s been an incredibly fun process, and getting to see suggestions that you make find their way into a shoe released on the market is quite a kick! I’ve been given […]

Dirty Runner: Montrail FluidFlex Trail Shoe Review

If you’ve read any of my past reviews you know that I have a certain ideal shoe that I’m searching for.  My perfect trail shoe would be one with a minimal upper that fits like a glove over the forefoot, a wide toe box, excellent drainage, great grip, soft ride, 0-4mm heel/forefoot differential, and enough […]

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, […]

Asics Gel Lyte33 v2 Running Shoe Review


It’s been a long time since I’ve worn an Asics shoe. Back when I first started running I had a pair of the 2100 series that I liked, but since moving to more minimal footwear Asics has simply not had a lot to offer a runner with my preferences aside from a few racing flats […]

Salomon Sense and Salomon Sense Ultra – A Comparative Review by Ben Luedke


The Salomon S-Lab design team partnered with ultrarunning champ Kilian Jornet to create the Salomon Sense.  The team designed the shoe to be worn sockless by Kilian for the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run (which Kilian won in his second attempt – he decided to bring water bottles this time and try hydrating, good […]

Saucony Virrata Zero Drop Running Shoe Review


Several weeks ago I travelled a bit over an hour south from my home in New Hampshire to visit Saucony headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts. The purpose of my visit was twofold. First, I wanted to visit their biomechanics lab and have my form analyzed using their gait analysis setup (force plate treadmill, 3d kinematics – […]

Dirty Runner – Patagonia Evermore Trail Running Shoe Review

I recently received an email from Patagonia asking if I would like to review their new 4mm drop lightweight trail shoe, the Patagonia Evermore.  I was excited at the prospect since I had spotted a glimpse of the shoe a few weeks earlier and it had sparked my interest.  (Disclosure: this pair of shoes was […]

New Balance 890 v3: Guest Review by Ron Abramson


In the realm of romantic relationships, monogamy is a virtue. When I sought to apply that virtue to running shoes, though, I quickly found myself feeling oppressed, limited and pining for the sexy contours and promising performance features of shoes made by my “main squeeze’s” competitors. After deciding to see other people [okay, this metaphor […]

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 & […]

Micro Review: Merrell Torrent Shell Jacket


I tend to focus my efforts on reviewing shoes here on Runblogger. However, if I had had to identify a second love it would probably be jackets. Unfortunately, there’s really not that much to dissect when it comes to most running apparel. Most don’t really affect your performance all that much, and a bad jacket […]

New Balance MT110WR Winter Running Shoe Review


The New Balance MT110 is a trail shoe that held  lot of initial promise for me, but was done in by a sole that was overly built up under the lateral forefoot. This caused my feet to tilt inward simply standing in the shoes, and led to a bout of posterior tibial tendonitis after a […]

Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe Review


I’ll start this review by saying that I am loving the Brooks PureDrift, but with a big caveat. That caveat is that I didn’t love the shoe out of the box, and I needed to make a modification for the shoe to work for me. So let’s start with my problem. The Brooks PureDrift is […]

Dirty Runner: Brooks Pure Grit 2 Review

Yes, the traction is better! End of review. Ok, all kidding aside, I’ve been looking forward to testing the new version of the Brooks Pure Grit since I saw pictures of the new tread pattern.  What was not immediately apparent when I first saw those pictures was that a few other changes were made that […]

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 […]

Skechers GoRun 2 Review: How a Running Shoe Update is Made


Back in the summer of 2011 I was contacted by the design team from the Performance Running division at Skechers to see if I wanted to try out a new shoe that they had developed. The shoe was the original Skechers GoRun, and it was the first offering from the Go team at Skechers. I […]