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 […]

Top Trail and Mountain Running Shoes of 2014 – By David Henry

Inov-8 F-Lite

Trail shoes are unfortunately viewed by many as road shoes with a little extra tread slapped on, and usually they run clunky compared to their road counterparts.  While this may be true of many models, and in some ways good trail shoes are similar to good road shoes, in other ways they differ quite a […]

More 2015 Shoe Previews From Competitor.com

Saucony Nomad

Yesterday I posted a link to an article on Believe in the Run that featured photos of a bunch of new shoes to be released next year. I just finished reading through a similar post by Brian Metzler on Competitor.com, and there are a few shoes featured that were not shared on BITR. Among them […]

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 […]

Can Rocker Soled Shoes Benefit Runners With Forefoot Pain?

Unmodified Shoe (top) and Rocker-Sole Shoe (bottom). via Gait & Posture

A little over a year ago I wrote a few posts (here and here) detailing how my wife managed to overcome pain caused by a neuroma in her right foot by running in Hoka shoes. The Hokas seemed to do the trick pretty quickly, and I’ve since heard anecdotes from others who seem to have […]

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 […]

What Shoes Did the Top Runners Wear at the 2014 NYC Marathon?

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Thought Runblogger readers might be interested in this – Sneaker Report just posted a roundup of the shoes worn by the top 100 runners at the 2014 New York City Marathon. Lots of adidas Adios Boost 2 (my adios Boost 2 review here) and Nike Zoom Streaks (various versions). In a related article, Let’s Run […]

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 […]