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

Brooks Ghost 7 heel

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, […]

Hoka Huaka Running Shoe Review with Comparisons to the Hoka Clifton

Hoka Huaka

A few weeks ago I reviewed the Hoka Clifton. It was my first experience in a Hoka shoe, and my reaction was mixed. I was impressed by fit and comfort – it was the first Hoka I’ve tried on that seemed to be a good match for my foot shape. However, the ride was a […]

Mizuno Wave Hayate Review: A Decent, But Mis-matched Trail Shoe

Mizuno Hayate

by David Henry Other than running in the Mizuno Wave Universe 3 a couple years ago, I have not run in any other Mizuno shoe.  When Pete asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the Hayate, I was excited to try out, what was for me, an untested brand and one that was making an […]

adidas Adios Boost 2 Review: Same Great Ride, Different Fit

adidas Adios Boost 2

The Adios is adidas’ distance racing flat. It’s a shoe that can be found on the feet of many of the top elite adidas sponsored marathoners, and last year they released a version with a midsole composed of their recently introduced Boost material. I’d heard a lot of positive praise for the shoe from friends, […]

Hoka Clifton Running Shoe Review

Hoka Clifton Heel

One of the great things about the running shoe market right now is that there is a huge diversity of footwear options available. From minimal to maximal, and everything in between, there is most likely something out there that will meet your personal preferences/needs. As a more minimally oriented runner, I’ve held off for a […]

Salomon S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra Trail Shoe Review

Salomon Sense 3 Ultra lugs

Earlier this year I wrote a review of the Salomon Sense Pro trail shoe. In that review I said that the Sense Pro “…feels like a racing flat built for the trails.” While I’d still stand by that description, having now run over 50 miles in the Salomon Sense 3 Ultra I’d say that though […]

Merrell AllOut Rush Trail Shoe Review

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I first saw the Merrell AllOut Rush at a meeting with the brand in Spring 2013. They were introducing the new AllOut line, and the emphasis was on added cushion while retaining some of the features that people like about the Merrell Barefoot/M-Connect collections. I was intrigued by the shoes since I’ve always felt that shoes […]

Skechers GoMeb Speed 2 Review: A Solid Distance Racing Flat

Skechers GoMeb Speed 2

By David Henry Skechers got a big boost when Meb Keflezighi won the Boston marathon earlier this year. For a brand that has been historically known more for casual shoes and kids shoes, having an elite American marathoner win Boston in their footwear was evidence that the Skechers Performance Division is making legitimate running shoes. They’ve since […]