Mizuno Hitogami Review: Solid Choice Among Distance Racing Shoes

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A few months ago I wrote a post in which I described why the Mizuno Sayonara did not work for me. I found that shoe to be overly stiff and firm in the heel, and it just did not work well with my stride. It was shame since the shoe otherwise felt great – roomy […]

Nike Unveils the Free 5.0 v2, 4.0 v4, and 3.0 v6 for 2014

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UPDATE 4/3/2014 – The 2014 Nike Free shoes are now available at Nike.com and Foot Locker. Last week I published a post with what appeared to be pictures of the new Nike Free 5.0+ v2. Turns out the photos were legit as yesterday Jeff Dengate linked to the official release page for the new 2014 […]

Saucony Mirage 4 Running Shoe Review: Good Choice if You Like a Firm Shoe

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I’ve been struggling a bit with how to approach this review of the Saucony Mirage 4. On the one hand, there is a lot that I love about this shoe. On the other hand, it’s simply not been a good match for me. As such, this is going to be a review in which I’ll […]

More Support for Rotating Shoes to Reduce Running Injury Risk

A few months back I wrote a post on a study that found that rotating running shoes can reduce injury risk for runners. The logic is that shoes of different construction alter how forces are applied to the body, and that by rotating among a few different types of shoe we mix up the way […]

Nike Free 5.0+ Running Shoe Review

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Update 3/14/2014: Nike has officially introduced the 2014 Nike Free shoes. Click here for images and details on the Nike Free 3.0 v6, Free 4.0 v4, and Free 5.0 v2. I have a fairly long history with the Nike Free line of shoes. My first step into more minimal footwear was with the Free 3.0 v1 back […]

Skechers GoRun Ride 3 Guest Review by Tyler Mathews

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My first pair of Skechers Performance running shoes was the GoRun 2. I loved those shoes. They gave me a breath of fresh air from the stuffy, typical norms that I found in most running footwear, so I was very excited when the opportunity arose to do some reviews for Skechers. I received the GoRun […]

Maximalist Running Shoes: Some Thoughts on the New “Trend” in Running

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The new trend in running shoes is maximalism: beefed up shoes with lots of cushion. Maximalism was triggered by the growing popularity of shoes made by the brand Hoka One One. Hoka started as a niche brand within the trail ultrarunning community, and has expanded its line to include road shoes as well. I’ve posted […]

Asics Super J33: How A Running Shoe Changes Barefoot Gait Mechanics

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Runblogger Forum member Michael recently posted a video from Asics that features the Asics Super J33 running shoe. The Super J33 is kind of the stability version of the Gel Lyte33, a shoe that I like a lot. I bought the Super J33 as well for a review, but have not had a chance to […]

Rotating Running Shoes: Thoughts From Saucony

The concept of rotating shoes is one that I have written about many times, as have others in the running blogosphere. Yesterday I posted about how foot strike changes with running speed, and I touched on the fact that different shoes might thus be appropriate for different workouts. I’ve also written about a study that […]

Effects of Running Speed on Foot Strike Patterns and Identification of Multiple Heel Strike Types

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It’s becoming more and more clear based on existing research (and research coming soon) that foot strike patterns in running are influenced by a wide variety of factors. It’s not simply the case that humans use a single foot strike type under all conditions – factors like footwear, surface hardness, speed, and experience all seem […]