Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit 2015 Review: Flexible Sole, Sock-Like Upper, and Solid Cushioning in a Lightweight Package

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The Nike Free line of running shoes was originally designed to mimic barefoot running on grass. All shoes in the line are characterized by an extremely flexible sole, and the three models vary in upper construction and the amount of sole cushioning. The Free 5.0 has the highest heel-forefoot drop and a more traditional, though […]

Nike Pegasus vs. Nike Free 3.0: Does a Moderately Cushioned Shoe Encourage Barefoot-Like Biomechanics?

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Nike has long touted the design of their Free line of running shoes as having been inspired by barefoot running. Indeed, the newest Free shoes have the phrase “Barefoot Ride” written right on the insole (see photo at left). Personally, I’m a fan of the Frees since they suit my preference for light, flexible, moderately […]

Nike Free 5.0 2015 Review: Yes, You Can Run in Them!

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Over the past several years the Nike Free 5.0 has consistently been one of the best selling athletic shoes in the United States. Go to any school and you’re likely to see many kids sporting the flexible and colorful 5.0s. When I was in Disney World earlier this year the Free was probably among the […]

adidas adizero XT 5 Review: An adios Designed for the Trail

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The adidas adizero XT 5 was a pleasant surprise for me.  I’d not seen much info about it until it just recently popped up on adidas’ website, and after looking it over I decided it was worth a try. I had some previous experience with the adidas XT 3 and 4, but both of those […]

Announcing Running Warehouse Europe

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If you’ve been a regular reader of this website, you’re probably familiar with Running Warehouse. They are a large, online retailer of running shoes and gear, and have been an advertising partner of this site for many years – I’m grateful for the support they have provided me since starting this blog back in 2009. […]

Brooks PureFlow 4 Running Shoe Review

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I’ve had mixed experiences with the Brooks PureFlow series in the past. The PF1 was a solid shoe that provided a springy ride and served me well over longer distance runs. I didn’t try the PF2, but came back to the model with the PF3. Version 3 was a nice looking shoe, but I just […]

Skechers GoRun Strada Running Shoe Review

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I’ve probably put more miles on the Skechers GoRun Strada over the past year+ than any other shoe model. The reason is that I’ve been involved in wear testing the shoe since its earliest prototype iterations. The shoe has come a long way in that time, from a first run where I was ready to […]

New Balance 1500 Running Shoe Review

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The New Balance 1500 is a shoe that has kind of flown under the radar since its release. I’ve not heard a lot of chatter about it, but those I know who have tried it have generally had good things to say. Given my affinity for low-profile racing shoes, I decided to buy a pair […]

inov-8 Race Ultra 270 Trail Shoe Review

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by David Henry I’ve been looking forward to trying the inov-8 Race Ultra 270 since I first knew it existed back over a year ago.  Details at that point were sparse, but I already liked what I saw from the then soon to be released Race Ultra 290 (which made my list of Top Trail […]

2015 Nike Free 5.0, 4.0 Flyknit and 3.0 Flyknit Released Today

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One of my favorite running shoes from last year was the Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit. In fact, the 4.0 Flyknit might be my favorite Free of all-time – my only real complaint was that the lacing put a bit of pressure on the top of my foot with extended wear. In contrast to the 4.0, […]