Most Disappointing Running Shoes of 2014

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As a shoe reviewer, I try to be as objective as possible when I write my reviews. If a shoe is great, I say so. If there are problems, I point them out. If a shoe is a total bust, I won’t hold back. As I work through the list of shoes I’ve run in […]

Nike Zoom Elite 7 Review: Versatile All-Around Trainer With Room for Improvement

Nike Zoom Elite 7

I haven’t followed Nike’s offerings for that long. In fact, the only Nike shoe I’ve spent time running in prior to this year was the Nike Zoom Streak XC 3 (now sold, with an updated upper design, as the Zoom Streak LT 2). This year I’ve run in three Nike shoes: Terra Kiger v1, Kiger v2 and […]

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Review: A Better Fresh Foam

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

Earlier this year I reviewed the New Balance Fresh Foam 980. It was an interesting shoe in that it was far more responsive than the marketing associated with the shoe would have suggested. The 980 was firm, not soft and foamy, and I liked the ride. Unfortunately it suffered from a cramped toebox that left […]

Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 2: A Fantastic Update

Nike Terra Kiger Sole

It hasn’t been that long since I first wrote about the original Nike Zoom Terra Kiger in my June review.  I was pleasantly surprised by the shoe and found it very nice for smoother trails, and even mixed runs as the shoe ran quite well on pavement. Only a short while after my review I […]

On The Cloud Running Shoe Review

ON The Cloud Heel

I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting to like these shoes. My previous experience with an ON shoe was the original Cloudracer, and my impression was that to take advantage of the cushioning provided by podded sole design you needed to land with a pronounced heel strike. Otherwise the shoes felt very firm (not […]

Skora Fit Review: The Shoe I Wanted To Love

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by Bryan Wyatt This is my first post on Runblogger, so before I get to my review, I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. Introduction I’ve been running more or less since 1995, when I decided to run Cross Country in High School.  I picked up Track almost as an afterthought.  By the time […]

Saucony Ride 7 Running Shoe Review

Saucony Ride 7

By Tyler Mathews One of the first reviews that I wrote here on Runblogger was for the Saucony Ride 6. I liked that shoe because it gave me a tool to use in training that I didn’t have to think much about. It was basic in almost every way – basic cushion, basic ride, basic […]

Skechers GoRun 4 Review: A Great Update

Skechers GoRun 4

I first ran in a prototype of the Skechers GoRun 4 on a cold, slushy day earlier this year. I’d heard hints that the shoe was substantially changed from previous versions, but didn’t know much beyond that (I had heard that it was more Kinvara-like than previous versions, no complaints here with that comparison!). Upon […]

Newton Kismet Running Shoe Review

Newton Kismet on Foot

Newton made a bit of a splash this year with the release of a bunch of new shoe models built on their new 5-lug forefoot platform. If you’re not familiar with Newton’s lug system, it’s basically a set of raised, elongated lugs under the forefoot of the shoe that are intended to help cushion the […]

Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe Review

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Lately I’ve been branching out a bit in my review shoe choices in order to get a better feel for the differences among the various types of shoes that exist in today’s footwear market. A few weeks ago I reviewed the Hoka Clifton (the Hoka Huaka worked out a bit better), a lightweight yet super-cushy shoe, […]