2014 Running Shoe Previews from the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show

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Runningshoes.com has just posted a bunch of videos from the 2014 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show. Thought I’d share a few that I’m most interested in. Saucony Kinvara 5 Really hoping v5 returns the Kinvara to its pre-v4 glory… Merrell Bare Access Ultra Zero drop but with 12mm of softer midsole cushion. This one sounds appealing […]

Hoka Huaka, Hoka Clifton, & Brooks PureGrit 3 Previews on the Running Warehouse Blog

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Running Warehouse has posted a few previews of shoes in the past few days that might be of interest to readers here. Thought I’d share. Brooks PureGrit 3 First up is the Brooks PureGrit 3. I now have pairs of the PureFlow 3 and PureConnect 3 and need to get miles on them. Both are […]

Saucony Kinvara 5 Preview

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Update: This shoe is now available and I have posted a Saucony Kinvara 5 review here. Earlier today Saucony posted a preview of the Kinvara 5 on their blog (thanks to Marc S. for the alert!). I was disappointed by the Kinvara 4, with my main issues being the tight forefoot fit and lack of […]

Merrell AllOut Rush and AllOut Fuse Running Shoe Previews

(Update: I have now reviewed the Merrell AllOut Rush here) In the comments section of my post yesterday on why I run in minimal shoes, the Merrell AllOut collection came up. I haven’t posted much about this line yet, but I got a chance to try them on back in May and I’m really looking […]

Newton BoCo AT and Distance Elite Running Shoe Previews

Newton Running has historically been characterized by a fairly small collection of shoes. You have the Distance, Gravity, Motion, Sir Isaac/Lady Isaac and a few others, and short of incremental updates you pretty much know what you’re going to get. In the past few months, however, Newton has announced a bunch of new additions. First […]

2014 Shoe Previews: New Balance Minimus Trail Zero v2, 980 Fresh Foam, and 890 v4

Runningshoes.com has shared a bunch of additional videos of new shoes that were previewed at the 2013 Outdoor Retailer show. In this installment we take a look at three new offerings/updates from New Balance. New Balance Minimus Trail Zero v2 (MT00v2) I really don’t understand why New Balance chose to call this shoe the Minimus […]

Brooks Transcend and Altra Olympus: Max Cushioning In a Lightweight Package Appears To Be The New Trend in Running Footwear

Word from the floor of the 2013 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show is that the new trend in running footwear is max cushioning in a lightweight package that incorporates some elements derived from minimalism. The following tweets from Brian Metzler of Competitor.com sum up what’s going on: Minimal/barefoot run shoe trend is almost gone, but it […]

Hoka One One Conquest Preview

One of the things that I noticed while waiting to pace at the Vermont 100 last weekend was the increased number of runners (and spectators) who were wearing Hoka trail shoes compared to last year at the same event. I don’t have any numbers, but there were significantly more Hokas about, and I’d estimate that […]