Top 3 Zero Drop, Cushioned Road Running Shoes of 2012


Welcome to post number three in my top running shoes of 2012 series – this time I take on the zero drop, cushioned road shoe category. This is a category that grew in a big way this year, and is set to expand even more through the first half of 2013. Personally, I find a […]

The Future of Minimalist Running Shoes and the Value of Variety


This morning I opened my email to find an alert that the newest edition of SGB Weekly magazine had come out and that it would be featuring a few articles by Thomas Ryan on trends in the running market as gleaned from interviews and discussions at The Running Event. The Running Event is the major […]

Altra Instinct 1.5 Zero Drop Running Shoe Review


A few weeks ago my wife and I were in our local food co-op and she turned to me and pointed at a woman in front of us in line. In a low voice she whispered “What are those shoes she’s wearing?” Now, you need to know that in our marriage I’m the shoe junkie, […]

Mizuno EVO Cursoris Zero Drop Shoe Photos


A few days ago I posted a preview video of Mizuno’s forthcoming EVO Cursoris zero drop running shoe. In my brief commentary on the video I wondered whether there was any rubber under the heel since it was hard to tell from the video. Seth Hasty from Mizuno was kind enough to send along a […]

Mizuno EVO Zero Drop Shoe Collection: Preview Video


Just got an email from Mizuno with a link to a preview video that discusses their new zero-drop EVO line of running shoes (Mizuno EVO Cursoris in photo at left). Two observations from the video below: toebox shape looks great, and the black outsole on the shoe is ideally placed for a forefoot striking runner. […]

Merrell Bare Access 2: First Impressions and Giveaway


One of the things that I like about the Merrell Barefoot line is that they use the same last for all of the shoes in it. For example, today I spent the entire work day in a pair of brown leather Tough Gloves, and then finished the day with a 4 mile run in the […]

Altra Superior Trail Running Shoe Preview


I just came across a preview video for the Altra Superior, which will be the second trail running shoe in Altra’s lineup alongside the Lone Peak. Based on the information provided in the video, the Superior weighs in a few ounces less than the Lone Peak, has a zero drop sole (19mm stack height according […]

Brooks PureDrift Preview Video from Running Warehouse

Just came across a preview video for the forthcoming Brooks Pure Drift on Running Warehouse – looks like a promising shoe, particularly curious about the insole construction!

Saucony Hattori LC Lace-Up Review – A Massively Improved Update to Saucony’s First Zero Drop Shoe


Last year Saucony released it’s first zero drop shoe: the Saucony Hattori (soon to be joined in this category by the Saucony Virrata). My review of the original Hattori was favorable, but there were two big issues that I had with the shoe. 1. It was ugly. The first time I put the Hattori on […]