Saucony Nomad TR Trail Shoe Review


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


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. […]

Nike Wildhorse 3 Review: Beefed Up, But Still a Great Shoe


Back in March I wrote a very positive review of the Nike Wildhorse 2. I’d put a bunch of miles on them over the winter, and was impressed by the combination of a lightweight, minimally structured upper and a well-cushioned, but reasonably thin sole. They also provided solid traction on the crusty ice and snow […]

Using Road Racing Shoes for Trail Running


by David Henry I’ve been using road racing shoes for trail running for quite some time now. Within this category, I typically look for shoes that feel fast and quick, are lightweight, and yet can still protect against the hazards of the trail.  Recently, I spent some time trying to narrow down the shoe(s) I […]

Salming T1 Review: A Nice Trail/Mountain Hybrid Shoe


by David Henry I hadn’t heard much about the Swedish shoe brand Salming before Pete asked me if I’d be willing to try their debut trail shoe, the T1, for review.  After looking at some of the specs on their website, I saw that many of the features were what I like to see in […]

adidas adizero XT 5 Review: An adios Designed for the Trail


The adidas adizero XT 5 was a pleasant surprise for me.  I’d not seen much info about it until it just recently popped up on adidas’ website, and after looking it over I decided it was worth a try. I had some previous experience with the adidas XT 3 and 4, but both of those […]

Reflections on a Killer Trail Race


I ran my first race of the year on Saturday. It was a 10 mile trail race, but I feel like I just ran a marathon. My body is pretty well wrecked, but in a good way. As is often the case with races, the pain I felt during has been replaced by a feeling […]

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 […]