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In Rome’s Olympic Marathon of 1960, an Olympic runner named Abebe Bikila ran through Roman streets barefoot to win gold with a stunning world-record at 2:15:16.2. This isn’t an isolated incident – for a long time, we’ve known that running without shoes or opting for minimalistic shoes benefits a lot ...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access Flex E-Mesh zero-drop trail shoe.
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Merrell Bare Access Flex E-Mesh
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The Merrell Bare Access Flex E-Mesh isn’t the type of shoe that will rock your world or the tail shoe industry. That being said, it does excel in the (light)weight category as a solid racing shoe choice that can tackle more than just road surfaces. However, this is a specific kind of need which...
An in depth review of the Inov-8 F-Lite 195 V2 minimalist training shoe.
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Inov-8 F-Lite 195 V2
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The Inov-8 F-Lite 195 V2 is the second version of the brand’s famous Inov-8 F-Lite 195. It comes with a changed upper and midsole and is suited for all sorts of various workouts, like CrossFit, HIIT, running and lifting weights. The new version offers an updated upper structure and has great fl...
The Saucony Bullet features a vintage-looking nylon upper with suede overlays.
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Saucony Bullet
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The Saucony Bullet was first introduced back in 1985. This retro-inspired current model is designed to look like the original and meets the current style demands of vintage sneakers. The Saucony Bullet is lightweight and has a thin and flexible outsole that will deliver ground feel since there is not...
An in depth review of the Altra Escalante 1.5 zero-drop running shoe.
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9.6
Altra Escalante 1.5
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The Escalante has gotten a worthy heir in the Escalante 1.5. This, newer version of the popular shoe features an updated upper with reflective details and a more secure heel cup. On top of that, the responsiveness has increased and the cushioning has decreased – but just slightly. The Escalante...
The Skechers GoWalk Max's casual design makes it suitable for all runners.
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Skechers GoWalk Max
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As the name suggests, the Skechers GoWalk Max was designed mainly for athletic walking. Its 5GEN midsole also doubles as the outsole, complete with a textured, cross-hatched tread pattern that performs best on paved surfaces. This unit gives the wearer plenty of supportive cushioning that enables a m...
The 10v4 features a no-sew upper with lightweight and breathable mesh.
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New Balance Minimus 10v4
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Although minimalist running is on the down-trend, there are still a lot of people out there looking for a great low-profile trail running shoe. New Balance changed up the design of the Minimus 10 model and added some more cushioning and took away some of the seams. The midsole of the 10v4 is updated ...
The New Balance 880v8’s comfortable in shoe feeling will have everyone lining up to jump into these shoes.
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8.6
New Balance 880v8
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New Balance is an American-based footwear manufacturer. They got their start in 1906 in Massachusetts and still manufacture their footwear in America to this day (though they also have a presence in the United Kingdom to cater to their European market as well). They are known for producing high-quali...
The Adidas Adipure Motion is a great shoe for someone who wants to transition into a minimalist type running shoe.
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Adidas Adipure Motion
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Motion is one of three models in Adidas’ Adipure natural running shoe line. The other two are the Gazelle and the Adapt. The Motion is the most traditional of these three options and was created in hopes of encouraging runners who heel strike to take the plunge into natural running shoes. Though the ...
An in depth review of the Puma Tsugi Shinsei Raw casual shoe with a futuristic design.
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9.5
Puma Tsugi Shinsei Raw
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The name of this futuristic casual line of Puma sneakers reveals the brand’s intention in making them: "Tsugi" in Japanese means "next", and indeed, Puma has created the next IT casual shoe that sneaker lovers all over the world will rave about. The amazing design of this shoe is inspired by...
An in depth review of the Adidas Pureboost Go responsive running shoe.
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9.0
Adidas Pureboost Go
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The latest iteration of the Boost family, the Adidas Pureboost Go is a comfortable, cushioned shoe that offers amazing responsiveness and a modern, versatile look. The BOOST midsole is performance-oriented and will provide a smooth ride with minimal foot fatigue, and the flexible knit upper is breath...
An in depth review of the Saucony Kinvara 9 lightweight minimalist racing shoe.
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Saucony Kinvara 9
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The Saucony Kinvara 9 is a versatile, minimalist running shoe that will be your trusty race companion. It’s light, fast, flexible and comfortable, with a firmer midsole that provides amazing responsiveness. The ‘9’ in the name signifies the nine years of the Kinvara line’s exi...
Nike Air Presto Ultra Breathe is a good everyday shoe
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8.4
Nike Air Presto Ultra Breathe
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The Nike Air Presto Ultra Breathe shoe has quite a history to it. Back in 2000, the original sneaker of nearly the same name – the Nike Air Presto – was released to the delight of Nike fans all over the world. It was dropped at the Sydney Olympics and was marketed as a “t-shirt for ...
An in depth review of the cushioned Nike Air Max Trainer 1 workout shoe.
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8.9
Nike Air Max Trainer 1
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The modern-day version of the 1987 classic is back and it’s better than ever. The sublime cushioning will dampen the stress on the joints and impact-absorption won’t even be an issue once you step into this timeless, elegant pair of shoes. The rubber outsole that extends and thickens at t...
Skechers GOrun 600 refine running shoe
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Skechers GOrun 600 Refine
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Are you a runner who is looking for a neutral shoe that is good for running on road, track, or treadmills? Are you looking for something that is comfortable, flexible, and durable? Are you looking for an all-around good, but budget-friendly, running shoe? If you answered yes to any or all these quest...
An in depth review of the Puma NRGY Comet
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Puma NRGY Comet
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Puma has been known as one of the most fashion-forward brands on the market in the lifestyle sneaker category for quite some time now. Over time, they slowly started to branch out and really invest into developing their own running shoes and trademark technologies. In doing so, they made a smart busi...
In depth review of the Altra Vanish-R
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Altra Vanish-R
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Altra is a brand that is relatively new to the running shoe scene, having just been officially launched in 2010 with their first shoe hitting the market in 2011. While they don’t have the history of prominent names in the market like Nike or Adidas yet, Altra is becoming a frontrunner for shoe ...
The Nike Metcon 4 is an ideal shoe for weight-training and crossfit
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Nike Metcon 4
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Part of what makes Nike activewear so popular with both athletes and average consumers is that they cater to a wide range of activities and energy levels. From trailer runners and CrossFit enthusiasts to beginner runners and casual walkers, everyone can easily find the right footwear for them. The br...
The Nike LunarConverge is well liked for its versatility and minimalist style
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Nike LunarConverge
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Since its founding in 1964, Nike has been one of the most popular brands when it comes to stylish yet functional athletic wear. Worn by athletes and musicians alike, their products always look just as good on the court they do on the streets. And, like Adidas, they have carved a name for themselves i...
In depth review of the New Balance 730 V3
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New Balance 730 V3
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The third iteration of New Balance’s 730 is its most lightweight, flexible, fast 730 yet. The engineers at New Balance listened to their runners and redesigned the 730 to make it even faster and more versatile. This is a minimalist shoe with a low heel drop that is not designed for the runner w...
In depth review of the Nike Aptare SE
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Nike Aptare SE
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Back in 1984, Nike had a design team known as HTM made up of three designers: Hiroshi Fukiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker.  They designed the company’s groundbreaking simplicity-inspired Sock Dart which was Nike’s founder Bill Bowerman’s vision of a “sock with a so...
In depth review of the Altra Solstice
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9.6
Altra Solstice Fully Reviewed for Quality
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There are many brands of footwear that have consistently created excellent products that can service a wide range of needs at affordable prices. However, only a few of these products and manufacturers are immediately recognizable to consumers, which has the unfortunate consequence of limiting exposur...
In depth review of the Adidas NMD Racer Primeknit
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Adidas NMD Racer Primeknit
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The Adidas NMD line prioritizes comfort, flexibility, and minimalistic style above all other features, and their Racer Primeknit model is no exception. Because this shoe is not equipped with many of the same features as other NMD designs and has not been on the market as long as Adidas’s other ...
In depth review of the Altra Instinct 1.5
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Altra Instinct 1.5
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Altra has gained somewhat of a cult following for their zero-drop running shoes. While other shoe companies continue to convince us to cram our feet and toes into narrow shaped vessels, Altra introduced the foot-shaped toe box. A hit amongst wide footed runners especially, the roomier design is more ...
A review of the Altra Intuition 4.
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8.5
Altra Intuition 4
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When it comes to running shoes, brands can be organized into different calibers or tiers. There are the extremely popular brands that provide both excellent style and performance, such as Nike and Adidas. Then there are the lesser known brands that provide an excellent sense of style with generally d...
Anin depth review of the https://www.rei.com/product/127431/merrell-trail-glove-4-knit-trail-running-shoes-womens
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Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit
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Merrell has perfectly combined style and performance in this shoe. The Trail Glove 4 Knit features their signature zero drop, barefoot feel that keeps runners connected with the trail or road below them and provides them with a stable base for running and hiking. The entire shoe weighs a mere .6 ounc...
An in dpth review of the NikeLab Veil
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8.5
NikeLab Veil Reviewed & Rated for Quality
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Sock-like sneakers are trendy right now, and with the release of the new NikeLab Veil runner, Nike has put their mark on this new trend. Designed for short training runs, it is in many ways a minimalist shoe and contains several exciting technologies. The Innovative Nike Free Sole is flexible, comfor...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Primus Trail FG
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Vivobarefoot Primus Trail FG
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Vivobarefoot—the name means “I live barefoot” when translated from Spanish—produces barefoot minimalist running shoes for those athletes who want to take a walk in their ancestors' footsteps. The Primus Trail FG by Vivobarefoot is a barefoot minimalist trail running shoe, and ...
An in depth review of the Merrel Vapor Glove 3
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8.9
Merrell Vapor Glove 3
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The Merrell Vapor Glove 3 is a minimalist trail-specific shoe for runners who are interested in barefoot-style running. There is no pretending here, this shoe is a true minimalist option. There is no rock plate and no cushioning to soften any impact. Running in these requires a bit of experience and ...
Reebok Speed TR 2.0 are a good mid range trainer.
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8.5
Reebok Speed TR 2.0
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In recent years, Reebok has not only become the official sponsor of the CrossFit games, they have also become a leading name in creating gear that helps athletes excel at the sport. The Speed TR 2.0 follows suit and provides athletes with a shoe is this perfectly designed for HIIT, CrossFit, Bootcamp...
An in depth review of the Puma Tsugi Jun
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Puma Tsugi Jun
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PUMA is one of those brands that's somehow remained intellectual, controversial, and attractive ever since its inception. That tradition continued with the arrival of the PUMA Tsugi Shinsei line. Famously backed by a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer  Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (known ...
An In Depth Review Of Saucony Showdown Shoes
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Saucony Showdown
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Running shoes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are meant for track and field maneuvers, such as long jumps, while others for marathons and long jogging. Others still are meant for high-speed running at short distances and sprints of 100-400 Meters. This is where the Showdown comes in from ...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Primus Trio
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Vivobarefoot Primus Trio
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The Vivobarefoot Primus Trio is a barefoot running shoe. It is lightweight and has a zero drop and is intended to give natural, free movement. The 3mm stack height keeps the foot close to the ground for better control and a barefoot feel. The ankle-fit feels like a sock in order to let the ankle move...
New Balance Minimus 10v1 Trail is a great overall minimal trail shoe
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8.9
New Balance Minimus 10v1 Trail
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New Balance shoes have been a pretty well-known name in the running and general athletics world for quite a while. Recently, they have been making a bit of a comeback in terms of popularity, especially in terms of fashionable trail-running shoes. The New Balance Minimus 10v1 Trail is one such shoe. I...
In depth review of the Saucony Vendetta
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8.7
Saucony Vendetta
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We've got a review on the Saucony Vendetta track spike for you so you can decide whether it's a shoe that's worth your time. Made for short distances track racing, the Saucony Vendetta features a durable 6-spike plate and is perfect for helping with traction on race day. A little extra grip...
In depth review of the Nike FS Lite Run 4
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8.8
Nike FS Lite Run 4
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The Nike FS Lite Run 4 is a road shoe made for everyday training. True to its name, it's definitely lightweight and perfect for a variety of training scenarios. This fourth iteration is well-liked by reviewers who say it's incredibly comfortable. The Nike FS Lite Run 4 features a few change...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Primus Lite
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7.9
Vivobarefoot Primus Lite
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Although running shoes are extremely popular, many individuals enjoy the sensation of running barefoot. Many scientific studies have been done observing the numerous effects this practice can have on the body, and it seems to have viable health benefits. For this reason, many manufacturers have begun...
An in depth review of the Saucony Spitfire 4
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Saucony Spitfire 4
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The Saucony Spitfire 4 is a lightweight neutral track and field running shoe. It was designed for track and field events to be fast, comfortable, and precise. It has a lightweight synthetic and textile upper for some stability in the heel and midfoot, and a rubber outsole for durability and traction....
An in depth review of the Altra Golden Spike
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Altra Golden Spike Reviewed & Rated
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Altra’s already excellent reputation precedes the Golden Spike, a highly anticipated trainer that caters to high-speed racers and short distance runners. Featuring Altra’s signature foot-shaped shoe design and roomy toe box, the Altra Golden Spike breaks from tradition by being specifical...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Ultra 3
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Vivobarefoot Ultra 3
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The Vivobarefoot Ultra 3 comes almost six years after its first iteration. Since then, Vivobarefoot has made smart changed, after listening to their runners. This is the shoe for the adventurer. Its the newest wave of barefoot footwear and users who gravitate towards barefoot footwear are raving...
An in depth review of the Vivobarefoot Motus
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Vivobarefoot Motus
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Vivobarefoot is a British company that believes that the natural movement of the foot should be celebrated and not covered with tons of cushioning. With the creation of the Vivobarefoot Motus, Vivobarefoot has created a shoe that is as versatile as you are. This is a shoe that can take you on a run i...
A review of the Inov-8 Roadtalon 240
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Inov-8 Roadtalon 240
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Inov-8 is known to deliver high quality products that are ideal for a variety of terrains and is growing as a popular brand in all terrain footwear, clothing, and equipment.  The Inov-8 Roadtalon 240 is a lightweight, neutral road running shoe.  It features a simple, yet stylish design and ...
An in depth review of the Nike Free RN 2019
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Nike Free RN 2019
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Years ago, several employees at Nike became interested in the fact that the track team at Stanford trained barefoot in the grass. Running barefoot allow these athletes’ feet to move naturally, expanding and contracting without the hindrance of a bunch of rubber and plastic around their feet. In...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access Flex
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Merrell Bare Access Flex
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With Merrell's Bare Access Flex you are getting a hybrid shoe that is great on the roads or the trails. This is a shoe for the runner who can't decide if they are a trail runner or a road runner and doesn't want to. It has a zero millimeter drop, making this a great choice for the runner who is looki...
An in depth review of the Under Armour SpeedForm RC Vent
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Under Armour SpeedForm RC Vent
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The Under Armour SpeedForm RC Vent is a lightweight, minimalist, stability road running shoe. Designed for competition, it is both lightweight and supportive. The upper utilizes UA Speedform technology for a precise fit and feel to remove distraction while running. The seams use ultrasonic welding wi...
An in depth review of the Altra Intuition
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Altra Intuition
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The Altra Intuition is a women's neutral road running shoe. With a minimalist design for speed, it is the world's first zero drop, cushioned, and female foot shaped running shoe. It was built from the ground up in order to correct over-striding and foot and knee pain that can sometimes be caused by l...
An in depth review of the Brooks PureCadence 2
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Brooks PureCadence 2
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The Brooks PureCadence 2 is the update to the extremely well-received PureCadence. The minimalist stability shoe is part of the Brooks PureProject lineup. It's an affordable, minimal shoe that is perfect for the runner seeking to transition to a less is more footwear option. Brooks has focused on the...
An in depth review of the Salming Elements
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8.5
Salming Elements
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Salming is a running company dedicated to providing its customers with top of the line athletic gear. The Salming Elements running shoe was designed for the trails. In creating this shoe, Salming wanted to create a real performance trail shoe that stayed true to their initial running principles....
An in depth review of the La Sportiva Helios 2.0
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La Sportiva Helios 2.0 Reviewed for Quality
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The second version of the La Sportiva Helios 2.0 isn't a very different shoe at all. That was only introduced a few tweaks to the Helios 2.0. A new quick-lace system makes the shoe very easy to slip on and off. A bit of extra padding in the midsole is another welcome addition. Unfortunately, Helios 2...
An in depth review of the La Sportiva Vertical K
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8.0
La Sportiva Vertical K
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La Sportiva, known as a mountaineering brand, ventures into minimalist runner territory with their introduction of the Vertical K.This shoe is for the trail runner looking for a lightweight boost to charge vertical hills, while also seeking protection to tread technical terrain. With the innovation o...
An in depth review of the Skechers GoMeb Speed 4
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Skechers GoMeb Speed 4
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I recently got the chance to try out the Skechers GoMeb 4 and boy was I sad when I had to return them. I've been running in the same shoe for years. I simply purchase the new version whenever it seems like it's time for a change and it's now come to my attention that I clearly need to branch out. I'v...
An in depth review of the Salming Speed
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Salming Speed
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The Salming Speed is a lightweight minimalist road running shoe. As its name suggests, this shoe was designed for speed. It's light, flexible and comfortable, suited for anything from a short race or speed training to a half marathon. The outsole is a lightweight sticky blown rubber that gives great ...
An in depth review of the Reebok All Terrain Sprint.
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Reebok All Terrain Sprint
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The Reebok All Terrain Sprint is a neutral, trail running shoe that is primarily used for competition.  This minimalist running shoe was released in March of 2014, along with the Reebok All Terrain Super.  The release of the Reebok All Terrain Sprint and the Reebok All Terrain Super was hug...
An in depth review of the Salming Race 3
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Salming Race 3
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The Salming Race 3 is a lightweight neutral road running shoe. It was designed to have great traction and be as light as possible while still having stable landings and being protective. Its blown rubber outsole has improved traction compared to the previous edition. The seamless 2-layer mesh upper a...
An in depth review of the Mizuno Wave Evo Levitas
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Mizuno Wave Evo Levitas
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Mizuno's latest offering, the Levitas, derives its name from the Latin word for "light." Designed with this idea in mind, it gives you a superb lightweight experience that would prove to be crucial for a competitive runner who's looking to race. It's got a narrower forefoot platform, which means that...
An in-depth review of the Altra One 2.5
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Altra One 2.5
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The Altra One 2.5 is designed to be a solid performance shoe for runners in need of a low-profile, lightweight training shoe. The One 2.5 checks all the right boxes for runners who demand speed and flexibility in their training shoe. The design is simple, yet refined with the potential to work as a s...
An in depth review of the Newton Tri Racer
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Newton Tri Racer
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As Newton’s slogan goes, “Run faster. Run farther. Run lighter.” Newton has been making innovative lightweight running shoes for over a decade now and are best known for their forefoot propulsion lugs. While the company has hit hard times as of late, with the CEO stepping down and h...
An in depth review of the Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris
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Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris
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The Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris is a lightweight minimalist neutral road running shoe. This shoe was designed to have a stable, cushioned platform for runners who want to transition into a midfoot strike. Its Dynamotion technology gives a customized fit and allows the shoe to move with the foot. The wid...
An in depth review of the Newton MV3
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Newton MV3
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The Newton MV3 is a minimalistic lightweight shoe designed for optimal speed. It is a well-balanced blend of responsiveness and flexibility. This shoe is sleek and flashy, perfect for any running enthusiast who is looking to increase their speed. The MV3 is built with a zero drop platform, ensur...
An in depth look at the Adidas Climacool Fresh 2.0
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Adidas Climacool Fresh 2.0
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The Adidas Climacool Fresh 2.0 is a lightweight neutral road running shoe. Designed to be as breathable as possible, the air mesh Climacool upper cools from every angle, and the sock-like construction gives runners a personalized fit. The rubber outsole has ventilation and the AdiPrene midsole cushio...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail
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Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail
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Vibram FiveFingers provides the ultimate minimalist shoe experience with their unique toe-shoe design. Their long history of producing shoes with unbeatable (and unbelievable) traction has made the brand famous across the globe. Now, technical trail runners can enjoy the same minimalist experience as...
An in depth review of the New Balance Minimus Trail v3
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New Balance Minimus Trail v3
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If you have been an avid fan of the previous New Balance Minimus Trail,  then you will certainly love this shoe. With its low stack height and low drop, you are sure to go fast in these shoes.  These shoes are a perfect blend of breathability and support.  The most important aspec...
An in depth review of the Mizuno Wave Universe 5
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Mizuno Wave Universe 5
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The Mizuno Wave Universe 5 is the fifth iteration in the Wave Universe line. This version of the shoe serves up an array of updates from the shoe's upper to the outsole. It's clear that Mizuno's goal with the Wave Universe 5 was to bring down the weight of the shoe even further. The shoe is as light ...
An in depth review of the VivoBarefoot Stealth II
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VivoBarefoot Stealth II
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When your lifestyle doesn’t permit you to be barefoot all the time, you can compromise slightly with the VivoBarefoot Stealth II. There’s a reason this shoe made our top ten list in the VivoBarefoot brand. It lives up to its descriptive name by providing a thin, lightweight layer of prote...
An indepth review of the Saucony Virrata 2
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Saucony Virrata 2
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The Saucony Virrata 2 is an incredibly light and flexible zero-drop model that offers surprising cushioning and comfort despite its minimal design. Weighing in at just 6.5 ounces for a men's size 9, this shoe appeals to runners who prefer a minimalist style shoe but still would like a small...
An in depth test and review of the PureConnect 4 running shoe
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8.9
Brooks PureConnect 4
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Begin with the Brooks name, add in a healthy dose of comfort, flexibility, support with style, throw in a price that won’t give you sticker shock, and you have the PureConnect 4 running shoe.  This is one that has it all —rounded heel, superior cushion, and a durable outsole — ...
An in depth review plus pros and cons of the Asics 33-DFA
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Asics 33-DFA
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The Asics 33-DFA were released to fill the gap left by the Gel-Lyte 33, which was discontinued in 2014. This shoe features a combination of technologies that have resulted in great reviews for their performance as a low drop road running shoe. With a good combination of cushioning, responsiveness, li...
An in depth review plus pros and cons of the Scott Trail Rocket 2.0
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Scott Trail Rocket 2.0
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Scott is a company that is well known for its outdoor sports products, including products for skiing, mountain biking, motorsports, and of course, running.  Scott's trail shoes offer unique technologies and a lighter weight than expected for an entry level shoe. The Race Rocker technology i...
An in depth review plus pros and cons of the Vibram FiveFingers KMD Sport
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Vibram FiveFingers KMD Sport
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The Vibram FiveFingers KMD Sport shoe is the natural progression of the Vibram barefoot family. While many of the other Vibram shoes have focused specifically on the runner, The KMD Sport positions itself as more of a cross-training multi-sport shoe. Barefoot runners will surely appreciate its lightw...
An in depth review plus pros and cons of the Merrell All Out Terra Trail
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Merrell All Out Terra Trail
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Avid trail runners will fall in love, or at the very least develop a big crush for Merrell’s All Out Terra Trail. This shoe was designed to handle a variety of terrains. We are talking mud, snow, ice, rocks, wet ground, and so on. The shoe is relatively light and extremely flexible. This makes ...
An in depth review plus pros and cons for the Merrell Bare Access Trail
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Merrell Bare Access Trail
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The Merrell Bare Access Trail is the trail version of the Merrell Bare Access. It's the same lightweight, barefoot feel shoe in a trail-friendly casing. The shoe features the same zero-drop construction as the regular Bare Access. It's an option for a trail junkie who hits the dirt often and wants a ...
An in depth review, pros and cons of the Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
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Vibram FiveFingers Lontra
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The Vibram FiveFingers Lontra is the answer for any barefoot runner who has struggled with running in cold and wet climates. This shoe takes all the features of previous Vibram models and beefs up its ability to maintain comfort in extreme weather conditions. Runners will notice improved insulation t...
An in depth review of the Vibram Fivefingers Treksport
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8.4
Vibram FiveFingers Treksport
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The Treksport continues the natural progression of Vibram's line of barefoot running shoes. This shoe takes what runners loved about the KSO and KSO Trek and makes some subtle improvements. These are truly a multisport offering that goes beyond the features of your typical running shoe. A low profile...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access 2
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8.0
Merrell Bare Access 2
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The zero-drop Merrell Bare Access 2 is a minimalist shoe made for road running. The Bare Access 2 delivers a low-to-the-ground running experience that will please runners looking for a natural-feeling ride. The comfortable road shoe doesn't skimp on cushioning, though. This makes it an excellent choi...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access 3
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7.7
Merrell Bare Access 3
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The Merrell Bare Access 3 is the update to the Merrell Bare Access 2. It is a zero drop shoe made for the roads. Runners looking for a more natural running experience will like the lower ground feel of the Bare Access 3. The shoe provides a nice introduction to minimalist running for beginners. It's ...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
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8.8
Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO
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The original KSO shoe may be Vibram's most popular offering to date. For many, it was their first foray into the world of barefoot and toe shoes. As a whole, Vibram has created some pretty remarkable styles over the years, but people wanted a new version of their iconic shoe. The Vibram FiveFingers K...
An in depth review of the Topo Athletic ST-2
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8.9
Topo Athletic ST-2
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The Topo Athletic ST-2 is more of what the minimalist running experience should have been like from the get-go. It’s minimalist at its core but it's still an "actual" shoe. Other brands mimic the barefoot running experience too accurately— in fact, so accurately that it can be jarring for...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access Ultra
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8.8
Merrell Bare Access Ultra
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The Merrell Bare Access Ultra is a light road shoe that delivers a barefoot-like running experience. The zero-drop shoe is a good choice for runners looking to transition their foot strike or want to try out a  smaller heel to toe drop. Runners who want to be closer to the ground will appre...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO WP
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7.9
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO WP
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Vibram's Bikila line has taken many shapes and forms. With each iteration, they strive to improve upon the last and break new ground in the world of barefoot running. With the Bikila EVO WP, Vibram has its first waterproof shoe. This makes it one of the top choices for those looking for minimali...
An in depth review of the Merrell Pace Glove 2
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9.0
Merrell Pace Glove 2
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The Merrell Pace Glove 2 is the newer model of the original Merrell Pace Glove. This shoe is primarily meant for trail runners, though some runners have found peace running on pavement with this shoe. The Pace Glove series are all women’s shoes, while the men’s shoes for this lineup are called Merrel...
An in depth review of the Merrell Pace Glove 3
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9.4
Merrell Pace Glove 3
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The Merrell Pace Glove 3 is the women's version of the Merrell Trail Glove. The shoe has a lot of nice features, while still remaining very minimalistic, giving the runner a "barefoot" feel on their run. For runners who enjoy minimalistic running shoes, but still want some support, this may...
An in depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers V-Run
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8.9
Vibram FiveFingers V-Run
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The V-Run is the update to Vibram’s popular Bikila EVO. With the name change, Vibram has made some other improvements in many areas of this shoe. It is really designed for the road, not the trail. New barefoot runners who are looking to make the transition to a more minimal design will particul...
An in depth review of the Merrell Trail Glove
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8.4
Merrell Trail Glove 5 Reviewed, Tested & Compared in 2019
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The original Merrell Trail Glove 5 shoe is a great shoe for runners who enjoy a minimalist feeling while on the trail. As the original version of the shoe, many runners felt there could be some slight improvements made, but that it was still a great shoe to run in. For those looking for a very lightw...
An in depth review of the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila EVO
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7.9
Vibram Five Fingers Bikila EVO
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Vibram continues to expand their barefoot running offerings. With each new release, they provide another shoe for the niche barefoot market. The Bikila EVO takes the successful original Bikila and pushes it to another level. This shoe is designed with the middle-distance barefoot runner in mind....
An in depth review of the Merrell Trail Glove 2
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7.6
Merrell Trail Glove 2
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Merrell made sure not to overdo it in terms of new features and add-ons in the second iteration of the Merrell Trail Glove line. This is because the original model of the shoe had such great success, and it would be pointless to change the whole thing up. However, the small additions they m...
An in depth review of the Mizuno Wave Ekiden 10
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7.7
Mizuno Wave Ekiden 10
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If you are a minimalist runner, you’re going to love Mizuno Wave Ekiden 10.  These shoes have great feedback.  If you want to transition from regular running shoes to minimalist running shoe, the Ekiden 10 are definitely ones to consider.  They are a great hyb...
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
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8.3
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila
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Vibram has become the undisputed king of the barefoot running movement. As their line of products expands, they try to hit more and more narrow niches of minimal runners. The Vibram Five Fingers Bikila attempts to be the ultimate shoe for the barefoot enthusiast. These shoes are designed to provide a...
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR Elite
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9.0
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR Elite
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The Spyridon MR Elite takes barefoot trail running to the next level. This shoe is designed for the hardcore mud runner. Critics were so impressed by this shoe that Vibram was named the official sponsor of the 2015 Warrior Dash race. Vibram has designed this shoe for elite competitors and it’s ...
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon
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7.9
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon
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Vibram has been focusing on minimal running shoes for a while now. There are many runners who prefer the minimal shoe with maximum connection to the running surface. This seemed like a difficult thing to accomplish with a trail running shoe, but Vibram looks to accomplish just that with the Spyridon....
In depth review of the Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR
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8.5
Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR
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Vibram Fivefingers shoes have been gaining popularity in the running community since being introduced in 2005. Although the Spyridon MR is designed specifically for trail running and mud run type competitions, they offer a zero-drop barefoot shoe that is comfortable and able to be used as an all-arou...
An in depth review of the Skechers Flex Appeal
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8.7
Skechers Flex Appeal
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Popular running shoe manufacturer Skechers made their mark on the world of footwear when they were first founded in 1992. Since that point, they have been lauded as the second best performing footwear company in the country, earning over $3 billion in 2015 alone. With these impressive stats, it shoul...
An in depth review of the Merrell Bare Access 4
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8.9
Merrell Bare Access 4
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In comparison to other well-known sneaker companies, Merrell hasn’t been around for very long. Founded in 1981, Merrell has set out to create high-quality hiking boots for your feet. They released their first cross-trainer in 1993 but started to dabble in trail running shoes ten years earlier. ...
An in depth review of the Nike Free 5.0
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8.9
Nike Free 5.0
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Nike says you are “Free to Choose” with the Nike Free 5.0. You are free to find the right Nike Free for all the ways you move. The 5.0 comes in both running style shoes as well as training style. The Nike Free running shoes are designed to fit and move with your feet for the most natural ...
An in depth review of the Newton Gravity V
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8.5
Newton Gravity V Reviewed, Tested & Compared in 2019
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A change, when it is not to differentiate itself from the contemporaries, but to make itself better than its previous self, is a change that is worth focusing on when in the design and creation department, at least when regarding Newton. Newton or ‘Newton Running’ was launched in the year...
An in depth review of the Merrell All Out Peak
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8.8
Merrell All Out Peak
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What can three friends possibly do together? Can three friends start a business together, and not only start but establish the company as a trade giant in the world of shoe manufacturing with a record sales of $500 million to satisfied consumers in 2010? Well, whether you will vote yes or no, Clark M...
An in depth review of the Topo Athletic Tribute
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7.8
Topo Athletic Tribute
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If you’re interested in minimalist running shoes but don’t want to go all the way, the Topo Athletic Tribute running shoes are an effective and stylish alternative. This minimalist shoe is incredibly lightweight and flexible, allowing for the natural stride many runners crave. However, a ...
An in depth review of the Saucony Kinvara 4
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8.9
Saucony Kinvara 4 Reviewed & Rated
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As a brand that’s cultivated a dedicated following, Saucony shoe supporters tend to stick with this line through its changes since the original Kinvara. However, not all coming models have been considered an improvement,  in particular, the changes that were made between the Kinerva 2 and ...
An in depth review of the Merrell AllOut Fuse
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7.9
Merrell AllOut Fuse
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Few things are as pleasant as exercising in a secure and healthy fashion. During exercise, your body produces endorphins that make one feel free and happy. There is no better activity than that which improves health and allows the body to become stronger and tougher. To achieve one’s exercise g...
An in depth review of the Merrell Vapor Glove 2
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8.2
Merrell Vapor Glove 2
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The Merrell Vapor Glove 2 is a lightweight and breathable trail running shoe. It has a solid barefoot feature which functions well when used. It is made of washable mesh that is comfortable to put on in hot weather and conforms to the shape of one's foot to create a natural and uninhibited ...
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