Article Recommendation: Alex Hutchinson on Choosing the Right Running Shoe

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Quick post here to point you to an article by Alex Hutchinson in The Globe and Mail titled “Which running shoe is right for you?” You might know Alex as the author of the the Sweat Science blog at Runner’s World, and he emailed me a few weeks ago for some commentary on the current […]

Saucony Breakthru Running Shoe Review

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The Saucony Breakthru is an interesting shoe. It has the look, fit, and responsiveness of a performance racer, the weight and drop of a lightweight trainer, and a reasonable price point at $100. However, after running in the shoe for several weeks, I wonder if the fact that it tries to be something of a […]

Runblogger Reader Survey: Top Running Shoes of 2014

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Last year I posted two surveys in which Runblogger readers could vote for their top 3 road and trail shoes of the year. I received over 500 responses, and the results were quite interesting. I thought I’d do the same again this year (you can view my top choices here). All you need to do […]

Runblogger’s Top Running Shoes of 2014

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Putting together a list of top running shoes can be a challenge. Each year I run in a lot of great shoes, but few are 100% perfect. Furthermore, a shoe that I didn’t like might be an ideal shoe for someone else, and a shoe that I loved might have been a bust for someone […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]