Altra The One2 (Squared) Review: A Complete Redesign

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve run in an Altra shoe. I like the brand, I’ve been in touch with the founders since before they made their first shoe, and I love the fact that they produce shoes that are shaped like a human foot. However, I’ve never really connected with an Altra shoe […]

Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus Trail Shoe Review

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I normally hate memory foam style insoles. In fact, I once included them in a list of running shoe design elements that drive me nuts. My usual experience is that they rob the foot of ground feel, but to date I’ve only encountered this type of insole in shoes that already have fairly significant midsole […]

Altra The One Guest Review

Editor’s Note: Guest reviewer Christian Messerschmidt is a 38 year-old runner from Germany and has lived in the Carolinas for ten years. He’s been running for 20 years and switched from heavy heel-striking to a more graceful stride 2 years ago- just for fun. After a 10 year work and family related competition hiatus, he […]

Mizuno Cursoris Zero Drop Running Shoe Review: One of My Top Shoes of the Year So Far

I’m woefully behind on reviewing shoes in my ever-growing collection, so my goal over the next few weeks is to knock out as many as I can for shoes I’ve run in so far this year. I figured I’d start with a personal favorite – the Mizuno Cursoris. Earlier this year Mizuno released two zero-drop […]

Dirty Runner: Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Review

A short time ago I received this comment posted (anonymously) on my blog about which shoe I was going to use for the MMT100: “Why is the Lone Peak 1.5 your “weapon of choice”?. The company’s customer service told me it’s not functionally different than the original, which you seemed to pretty much trash in […]

Recommended Zero Drop, Cushioned Trail Running Shoes

Though I enjoy wearing zero drop, barefoot-style shoes casually and while running on roads, I’ve found out the hard way that running trails in minimally cushioned shoes can sometimes be difficult, especially if pointy rocks are strewn about (a bruised foot during my first 50K made me realize the value of a good rock plate…). […]

Recommended Zero Drop, Cushioned Road Running Shoes

If you’re interested in going more minimal with your running shoes, but don’t want to give up cushioning, this is the pace to look. A growing niche in the running shoe world is for zero drop shoes that retain some amount of cushion – I put a lot of miles on shoes in this category, […]

Merrell Ascend Glove Trail Shoe Review and Six Pair Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fly out to Portland, Oregon to attend an insights meeting with Merrell Footwear. Merrell has organized a meeting like this each year for the past 3 years, and they basically invite a collection of individuals throughout the running footwear world to solicit feedback on trends, marketing […]

Puma Faas 100 R Zero Drop Running Shoe Preview

I recently received a couple of pairs of Puma shoes – the Mobium and the Faas 500 v2. The Mobium is a bit of an odd shoe, but the Faas 500 is pretty solid and I hope to write a review up after getting a few more miles on them. Yesterday I got a message […]

Altra 3-SUM Zero Drop Running Shoe Review

This is a guest review by John Shepard (@runsheprun on Twitter). John is the owner of Take it on the Run, a boutique running store that he runs out of his home. John is an Altra vendor, and over the past few months has been trying out the recently released 3-SUM Tri shoe. I asked […]