Minimal vs. Maximal: Why Are We Still Debating This?


I just read an article over on the Natural Running Center website titled “Why Minimalism Went Flat.” The article, written by Jim Hixson, provides his take on the reasons behind the rise in maximal footwear and the decline in minimal footwear. Since I’m mentioned in the opening paragraph, I thought I’d share some thoughts on […]

Runblogger Reader Survey Results: Top Trail Running Shoes of 2014


Last week I posted the results of the 2014 Runblogger reader survey of top road running shoes. In this post we move on to the trail shoe results (delayed a bit by a stomach virus that has ripped through my house over the past week…). For the trail shoe survey, I received a total of […]

Runblogger Reader Survey Results: Top Road Running Shoes of 2014


Last month I posted a survey asking Runblogger readers to vote for their top 3 road and trail shoes of 2014. This was the second year that I conducted this survey (view last year’s results here), and once again the response was great. Over 550 people submitted votes for top road shoes, and over 250 […]

Montrail FluidFlex II Trail Shoe Review


by Carsten Hoever As a European running shoe geek you sometimes have to gamble. Some shoes only make it to Europe months after their release in the US, and some shoes never officially make it over the big pond. While it is usually not difficult to find a retailer willing to ship the shoe of […]

Saucony ISOFIT Zealot Running Shoe Review


I spent the morning reading some of the early reviews of the Saucony Zealot (links at bottom of post). Though every reviewer has a slightly different take, some of the commonalities I found among them were that the shoe was a bit firmer than expected, the ISOFIT upper is unique and well-made, and the fit […]

Skechers GoMeb Speed 3 Review


Among the Skechers Performance lineup of shoes, my favorites have been the GoRun and GoBionic models (unfortunately the latter is being discontinued). I ran in the GoRun Speed 1 and 2, but the shoe was not a great match for me. A little too narrow, a little to firm under the heel for long distances, […]

Article Recommendation: Alex Hutchinson on Choosing the Right Running Shoe


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


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

Runblogger 2013 Top Road Shoe Reader Survey - Brand Share of Votes

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


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 […]