David’s Year in Review: Best Shoes of 2015 and Looking Ahead to 2016

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Although I had some bumps along the way in my running in 2015, I consider it a good year, and one in which I learned a lot and grew as a runner and person even though my race results don’t show too much. I started the year off with a 50k in January at the […]

New Shoe Roundup: Mountain Running Shoes Coming in 2016

The Vazee Summit. Pretty nice looking shoe all the way around and great upper.

Back in early August I had the fantastic opportunity to go to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City for the first time and check out the new shoes that are coming out late winter/early spring. Below are the mountain running shoes I had the opportunity to see at the show. Of note, Outdoor […]

Topo Athletic Runventure Review

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Topo Athletic has evolved quite a bit in the few short years since their inception late in 2012. Their first offerings were Tabi style shoes that featured a separated big toe.  Pete has a great intro into Topo and his thoughts on the original Tabi versions in his review of the MT.  My history with Topo […]

Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 3 Review: Better Update to Wildhorse 2?

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The original Zoom Terra Kiger was one of my first shoe reviews, and after carving up v1 to better suit my liking, Nike released a fantastic update in the Zoom Terra Kiger 2.  Other than retaining the original outsole design, which I thought was still lacking, the shoe was tweaked in just the right way […]

Salomon Speedcross Pro Review

Medium with throughout which I found not too wide, but not super precise either.  Right in the middle of comfort and performance in fit.

Salomon is a major player in the trail market not only with their shoes, but with well supported international teams, high quality video content, and full apparel and pack lines they are arguably the most recognizable brand in the trail running world.  Their shoes, however, have not fit my tastes very often aside from a […]

Dynafit Feline SL Review: Legitimate Mountain Shoe

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I wasn’t aware that Dynafit was in the trail/mountain running shoe market until this year when I first saw a picture of a runner from the Transvulcania Ultramarathon wearing a shoe I didn’t recognize (rare these days). After a short google search I found out they were made by Dynafit.  A month or so later, […]

Saucony Nomad TR Trail Shoe Review

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The Saucony Nomad TR caught my eye last winter when I saw some early pictures previewing the shoe.  Mostly, I was pretty interested to see if it had a wide toebox similar to Altra or Topo shoes.  After getting a pair in myself a couple months ago and getting some miles on them, I can […]

adidas Response Trail Boost Review

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When I first saw the new Boost trail shoes that were set to release this summer, I automatically assumed the XT Boost would be my favorite and the Raven Boost would be an interesting option for longer outings.  I really thought the Response Trail Boost would not run well and wasn’t that interested other than […]

adidas Supernova Riot 6/adidas Adistar Raven 3 Double Review

adidas Supernova Riot 6 on left and adidas Adistar Raven 3 on right

I’ve run in a lot of good shoes lately, and have many more that I’m testing for review later this summer/fall. In light of all of the reviews coming down the pipe, I thought it might be best do a double review of the adidas Supernova Riot 6 and the adidas Adistar Raven 3.  They […]

Western States 100 2015 DNF: Post Drop Thoughts

Feeling a little worked at Forest Hill (mile 62)

by David Henry As I write this, it has been just a little over 3 weeks since I dropped out of the 2015 Western States 100 at mile 78.  I wanted to let things sink in a bit before writing some thoughts about things I learned through the experience; I now feel ready to do so. […]