Salomon Speedcross Pro Review

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

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, […]

Nike Zoom Streak LT 2 Racing Flat Review

I’ve had the Nike Zoom Streak LT2s for over a year, but for some reason never got around writing a review until now. I was compelled to do so by the fact that the shoe is being updated, and the new version will be out in January of next year (see a preview here). Given […]

Asics Lyteracer RS 4 Japanese Racing Shoe Review

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’re probably familiar with my preference for running in marathon racing flats. Shoes like the New Balance 1400, Asics Hyperspeed, and adidas Adios Boost are among my personal favorites, and are among the shoes I would choose from if I had to have one all-purpose shoe for […]

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 […]

Saucony Kinvara 6 Review: Small Changes, Snugger Fit

Normally an update to a shoe like the Saucony Kinvara would warrant a quick review from me. The model has historically been a personal favorite, and I look forward to trying out each new iteration. The Kinvara 5 was a great update, and on paper it seemed like changes to the v6 would be minor […]

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 […]

New Balance 1400 v3 Review: Great Update to a Great Shoe

Sometimes a small update is all that is needed to make a near-perfect running shoe better. Such is the case with the New Balance 1400 v3. Version 2 of the 1400 was one of my all-time favorite shoes. It was lightweight, simple in construction, and had my desired ride combo of a soft heel and […]

adidas Supernova Riot 6/adidas Adistar Raven 3 Double Review

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 […]

Asics DS Racer 10 Review: A Versatile Racing Flat

One of my favorite shoes last year was the Asics Hyper Speed 6. It was one of those shoes that matched my personal preferences almost perfectly: lightweight, softish heel, responsive forefoot, simple construction. Just a great, all-around shoe. Based on my experience with the Hyper Speed, I decided to pick up a pair of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Balance Boracay Review: Small Changes Make a Better Shoe

Sometimes all it takes is a few small changes to improve a shoe. This was the case with the Hoka Clifton 2, which I reviewed earlier this week. Hoka added a bit of padding to the tongue, an additional lace eyelet, and a new insole, but kept just about everything else on the shoe the […]

Hoka Clifton 2 Review: A Solid Update

If I were in the habit of giving “best update” awards, the Hoka Clifton 2 would be a solid contender for 2015. It’s not so much that I love the shoe – it’s actually a bit on the soft side for my personal taste. Rather, Hoka did a great job addressing problems that people had […]

Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit 2015 Review: Flexible Sole, Sock-Like Upper, and Solid Cushioning in a Lightweight Package

The Nike Free line of running shoes was originally designed to mimic barefoot running on grass. All shoes in the line are characterized by an extremely flexible sole, and the three models vary in upper construction and the amount of sole cushioning. The Free 5.0 has the highest heel-forefoot drop and a more traditional, though […]