Merrell Vapor Glove Minimalist Running Shoe Preview

The Running Warehouse blog just posted a preview of Spring 2013 shoes from Merrell. I saw a number of the shoes mentioned when I was visiting Merrell HQ last month, but one that I did not see is the Merrell Vapor Glove. Here’s what RW has to say about the Vapor Glove: “Available in both […]

Saucony Virrata Preview: New Zero-Drop, Cushioned Running Shoe Coming Next Year

The Running Warehouse blog just released some photos and details regarding a new zero-drop shoe coming in February 2013 from Saucony. The Saucony Virrata joins the Saucony Hattori as the second zero-drop shoe in the Saucony stable, and this one looks more like a traditional training shoe. In fact, it looks quite a lot like […]

Saucony Kinvara 3, Kinvara TR, and Peregrine 2: More Details and Photos

Running Warehouse just posted a blog with some additional photos and more details about both the Saucony Kinvara 3 and the Saucony Peregrine 2. Let’s start with the Saucony Kinvara 3. It’s a nice looking shoe with what appear to be some pretty significant changes from the previous two versions. Here are photos of the […]

Preview of late 2011-early 2012 Minimalist Shoes from Merrell, Vivobarefoot, Inov-8, GoLite, Altra, and Teva (via Damien Tougas at Toesalad)

Damien Tougas from Toesalad recently attended the Outdoor Retailers Show in Utah, and posted several videos highlighting new shoe offerings set to be released at the more minimalist end of the running shoe spectrum. Below are a selection from Merrell, Vivobarefoot, Inov-8, GoLite, Altra, and Teva. To see videos from other manufacturers, check out Damien’s […]

Saucony Hattori: 4.4 oz, Zero-Drop Shoe Revealed at The Running Event

The Running Event, a conference and expo for running specialty stores, was held last week in Austin, Texas. A reader (thanks Benjamin!) alerted me to a photo that was tweeted by Runner’s World UK of an interesting new shoe coming from Saucony. The Saucony Hattory is a 4.4 oz, zero-drop shoe that is described as […]

Saucony Grid Type A4 Racing Flat: Another Minimalist Offering from Saucony

Image via Wikipedia Saucony has made a strong entry into the lightweight, flattish soled running shoe category with its recent release of the Saucony ProGrid Kinvara. I haven’t worn the Kinvara myself, but word from some friends is that it’s a very nice shoe – lightweight, and well built for midfoot/forefoot runners (you can read […]

Brooks Mach 12 XC Flat – Preview Video from Running Warehouse

Just found this preview video on Running Warehouse about the soon to arrive Brooks Mach 12 spikeless cross country flat. I know that aesthetics are a terrible reason to choose a shoe, but Brooks has hit a home run with these in my opinion, and it looks like the structural design will meet my preferences […]

Terra Plana EVO "Barefoot" Running Shoe: New Option for Minimalist Runners

I’m very excited by the fact that shoe manufacturers are starting to respond to the demand by runners for more minimalist running shoes. In many cases, however, it has been new players to the running footwear market that have driven innovation in this area. One of the newest contributions to the lineup of minimalist running […]

Nike Sneakerboat II: Potential Minimalist Running Shoe from Nike?

A few months ago I was reading through a thread on the Runner’s World Barefoot Running Forum about a pair of water shoes called the Nike Sneakerboat. I’ve seen water shoes/aqua socks suggested many times as a cheap form of minimalist running shoe (and a minimalist shoe should by definition be inexpensive if there’s less […]

Hydrapak Gel Bot: Gels and Water in one Bottle?

A friend on Twitter sent out a note yesterday asking if anyone had tried the bottle in the image to the left, the Hydrapak Gel Bot. Apparently this bottle allows you to store both fluids and gel in one device (looks like the gel goes in the inner pink/red capsule), which might make hydrating and […]

New Nike Free Run+ Featured on Nike Running Blog

The newest incarnation of Nike’s Free line of running shoes, the Nike Free Run+, is now featured on the Nike Running website (see image to the left from the Nike Running Blog). Here’s how they introduce this brand new shoe (quote is from “Barefoot running. Everyone’s talking about how great it is, but is […]

Brooks Green Silence in a Green and Black Color Scheme?

One of the questions I frequently see posed about the new Brooks Green Silence racing flat is why it’s not actually colored green? It’s the most environmentally friendly running shoe on the market, and it has the word green in its name, so why isn’t it green??? The color scheme that has been released, asymmetrical […]

Brooks Mach 12 XC Flat – Now Available

The Running Warehouse Blog just put up a very nice post about Brooks Running’s 2010 running shoe lineup.  While the entire post is worth a read, given my more minimalist running shoe tendencies, I was excited to see the details on the forthcoming Brooks Mach 12 cross-country racing flat.  Here’s what Running Warehouse has to […]

Brooks Green Silence Now Available at

Update 2/23/2010: I have now own and have posted a full review of the Brooks Green Silence. Just a quick post to announce that the Brooks Green Silence racing shoe is now available for purchase on the Brooks Running website. Here’s the description from Brooks: “Make an eco-statement with the Green Silence racing flat. Each […]

Nike Free Run+ & Free 7.0 V2: New Models Coming in 2010

The Running Warehouse Blog has released details about two new Nike Free models set to be released sometime around Summer 2010 (the post also discusses new models in the popular Lunar line as well as some others). As a big fan of the original Nike Free 3.0, I’m a bit disappointed with the direction the […]