Skechers GoRun Strada Running Shoe Review


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


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


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


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, […]

New Shoe Previews: Saucony Kinvara 6, Saucony Nomad TR, Nike Wildhorse 3, and Nike Terra Kiger 3

Saucony Kinvara 6v

Running Warehouse has recently posted video previews of a bunch of new shoes, including the Saucony Kinvara 6, Saucony Nomad TR, Nike Wildhorse 3, and Nike Terra Kiger 3. Looks like the Wildhorse is indeed moving to 8mm drop and will become the slightly beefier of the two Nike trail shoes – makes sense to […]

Brooks Launch 2 Running Shoe Review: Updating a Classic


The original Brooks Launch was one of my all-time favorite running shoes. I started running in them in 2009, and ran a breakthrough PR in the (frigid) 2010 Disney Marathon with the Launch on my feet. They were simple, lightweight, soft in the heel, incredibly smooth, and the red/orange color combo looked amazing. They were […]

New Balance RC1400 v3 Coming Soon


The New Balance 1400 v2 is one of my favorite shoes – simple, lightweight, and affordably priced. It’s also a very popular shoe among readers of this website, so I wanted to share the news that an update is on the way. Yesterday I was alerted in a comment that version 3 of the 1400 […]

Does Stability vs. Neutral Categorization Influence Whether I’ll Try a Given Running Shoe?


I recently mentioned in a blog post that I had purchased a pair of New Balance 1500 running shoes. The 1500s are a lightweight trainer/distance racing shoe that looked like a good match for my personal taste in running footwear. I’ve since received a few questions about whether I was concerned that the shoe had […]

Nike Wildhorse 2 Trail Shoe Review


Reviewing road shoes during the winter in New Hampshire is very challenging. Once the snow begins to fall, we typically deal with a few months where sidewalks remain covered by snow and/or ice, and roads are narrowed by snowbanks. The latter makes roads especially dangerous to run if there is any traffic. This winter has […]

It’s Gotta Be the Shoes, Or Does It?

Deion Shoes

by Austin Bonds ( A week ago I was helping a man find some running shoes and noticed an older gentlemen slide into my peripheral vision. Since my head is usually turned downward as I tie laces countless times throughout the day, I glanced at his sneaks and observed that he had an older pair […]