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There’s nothing like the feeling you get on race day. Whether it’s track or cross-country, the competitive atmosphere is captivating. All those days training, the special diet, the extra time choosing the right gear, it’s all led up to this moment. As participants make their way to the starting line,...
The Hoka One One EVO Carbon Rocket is intended for workouts and half marathons
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Hoka One One EVO Carbon Rocket Review
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Racers who need a simple yet effective running shoe with plenty of support should consider the Hoka One One EVO Carbon Rocket. It comes with a substantial midsole and soft cushioning, just like the brand's other models, yet its low drop platform and lack of overlays also enable a more natural gait cy...
An in depth review of the On Cloud 50/50 cushioned and lightweight running shoe.
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On Cloud 50/50 Neutral Road Running Shoe
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The On Cloud 50/50 is the latest addition to the Cloud line by the On Swiss brand that launched in 2010. This neutral road running shoe features the CloudTec technology, speed-lacing system and thoroughly cushioned sole for all-day comfort.
In depth review of the Adidas Outdoor Terrex Agravic BOA
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Adidas Outdoor Terrex Agravic BOA
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The Adidas Outdoor Terrex Agravic BOA is the result of a joint venture between Adidas and BOA Fit Systems let by Christian Sigler as the head designer. Although it is the second version of the Agravic, this shoe has not much in common with the old one since, at first glance, they feel much more frien...
An in depth review of the The North Face Milan ultra-lightweight stylish trail running shoe.
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The North Face Milan
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This breathable and sleek summer trail running addition to The North Face shoe family is versatile, lightweight and comfortable, made with durable materials and the brand’s CRADLE sole technology. While the Milan trail shoe has its weaknesses, it’ll be a perfect choice for people looking for a stylis...
In depth review of the Salomon Sense Ride 2
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Salomon Sense Ride 2
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The second version of the Salomon Sense Ride, one of the star models from the French house Salomon for 2019, the Sense Ride 2 follows the same philosophy of the previous version. They have stuck with the aim of being a good option for long distances, all with a wide and comfortable cushioning. A ...
In depth review of the Salomon S-Lab Ultra
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Salomon S-Lab Ultra 2
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Developed in collaboration with Ultra-runner Francois D'haene, the Salomon S-lab Ultra 2 is a racing shoe that offers a precise fit, superior grip, and incredible comfort for long-distance running. The S-Lab Ultra is the successor to last year's popular Salomon 'Sense Ultra' with a slight change in n...
An in depth review of the Adidas Outdoor Terrex AX3 lightweight trail running shoe.
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Adidas Outdoor Terrex AX3
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Affordable, lightweight and durable, the Adidas Outdoor Terrex AX3 is a no-nonsense shoe that offers consistency and quality without making much fuss about it. This trail running shoe is made for fast paces across rugged, uneven terrain, and it provides the traction and protection needed for a comfor...
An in depth review of the Adidas Outdoor Terrex Agravic Speed Plus street-to-trail racing shoe.
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Adidas Outdoor Terrex Agravic Speed Plus
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The abrasion-resistant Terrex Agravic Speed Plus is a quality-made trail shoe you can take to the streets and back to the trail again. Made with the resilient Continental rubber, EVA foam and breathable, flexible mesh, this is a lightweight and fast trail racing shoe that will provide a confident, co...
In depth review of the ASICS MetaRide
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ASICS MetaRide
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The Asics MetaRide is the result of 2 years of research and development including 7 prototypes and 70 samples, by a team of scientists and designers in Japan. The MetaRide sole design is meant to promote this idea of effortless coasting. The standout feature is the bright red rocker shaped guide cell...
In depth review of the ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 24
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Asics Gel-DS Trainer 24
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Introduced in 1995, the Asics DS Trainer was among the frontrunners of the light-support trainer category. At that time, running shoes looked like a combination of big foam stacks with synthetic overlays and a large bulky frame. The DS Trainer was a truly new concept with a low profile midsole a...
An in depth review of the La Sportiva Kaptiva ultra-lightweight trail racing shoe.
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La Sportiva Kaptiva Reviewed for Performance and Quality
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The La Sportiva Kaptiva is the newest member of the La Sportiva family, that’s made with mountain racing in mind. The Kaptiva features a high-quality build, smart use of materials, and weight that puts it straight into the ultra-lightweight category in terms of trail running shoes. The sleek de...
An in depth review of the New Balance FuelCell Impulse responsive running shoe.
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New Balance FuelCell Impulse
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The New Balance FuelCell Impulse is a low-drop neutral running shoe that features forefoot FuelCell cushioning and REVlite midsole. The sole will provide some underfoot protection but there’s no doubt that this is still a running shoe with a firm midsole. The responsiveness in enviable, as is d...
The Vazee Sigma V3 racing spike features a snug synthetic upper with a BOA lacing system and integrated heel wrap.
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New Balance Vazee Sigma V3
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If you are a sprinter or hurdler and are looking for a new pair of racing spikes to bring your performance up and your times down, then the New Balance Vazee Sigma V3 may be an excellent option for you. These spikes are engineered to deliver the most secure and snug fit possible through the BOA lacin...
An in depth review of the Under Armour SpeedForm Intake 2 cushioned, responsive and breathable running shoe.
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Under Armour SpeedForm Intake 2
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The Under Armour SpeedForm Intake 2 is a great all-round road running shoe that has checked all the important fields. Right off the bat, it’s one of the most stylish shoes in recent months and boasts a simple and effective design that relies on color and texture. Intended for neutral runners fo...
An in depth review of the Saucony Liteform Feel lightweight racing shoe.
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Saucony Liteform Feel
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The Saucony Liteform Feel’s name doesn’t lie – it’s light, doesn’t offer much structure, but feels very comfortable and cushioned in return. The simple yet effective combination of IMEVA cushioned midsole and the mesh upper makes for a good design that’s not flashy...
Saucony really upped their game with the Xodus ISO 3 improving on nearly every aspect of the shoe in comparison to the ISO 2
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Saucony Xodus ISO 3
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Saucony chose to rebuild much of the shoe from the bottom up in this third iteration of their widely popular Xodus ISO series. This version features an entirely rebuilt midsole that utilizes the company's Everun midsole running the entire length. This material is known to provide flexibility, durabil...
If looking into competing in races on the trails, the Salomon S/Lab Sense 7 shoe would be an investment you would definitely benefit from.
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Salomon S/Lab Sense 7
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Everyone knows the importance of investing in a great pair of shoes. It’s been proven time and time again that having proper footwear can greatly reduce joint pain, increase athletic performance and reduce instances of injury. When it comes to trail running, however, it’s a whole new ball...
Saucony Type A8
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Saucony Type A8
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The Saucony Type A8 road racing shoes are a great pair of shoes for any runner on race day. Whether you are looking to run a 5k or a 10k race these sneakers are going to be perfect for you. The ultra lightweight design and flexibility they offer makes these sneakers ideal for anyone looking to do any...
An in depth review of the Newton Gravity 7 racing shoe.
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Newton Gravity 7
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The Newton Gravity 7 is a lightweight racing shoe meant for sprinters to have in their regular rotation for days when they really want an ultra-responsive, ultra-flexible shoe that will propel them forward and encourage smooth heel-to-toe transition. This low-drop springy shoe features high-quality m...
The Reebok One Guide is a go to shoe for any runner that would find themselves with Overpronation
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Reebok One Guide
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The Reebok One series is a unique running shoe series that provides runners with front to back performance and comfort features that will help maximize performance. The One Guide was one of the original silhouettes in the One series and though this version is now discontinued, consumers are still abl...
Wave Sky 2 is a highly recommended road racing shoe that provides lots of cushioning.
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Mizuno Wave Sky 2 Fully Reviewed & Compared
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Mizuno was founded in the early 1900s by two brothers in Japan. They started by manufacturing baseball accessories, including shoes and gloves. By the 1960s, the brand had branched out to include more sports equipment like boxing shoes and golf clubs. By the time the 2000s rolled around, Mizuno had m...
Newton Motion 7 Running Shoes
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Newton Motion 7
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Newton did it again with the newest version of their Motion line of shoes. They took everything that was good about the Motion 6 and kept it the same while tweaking some of the less favorable traits to make the new and improved Newton Motion 7. They did not need to change too much to make them b...
The Newton Distance 7 is a lightweight, comfortable, and vibrant road running shoe
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Newton Distance 7
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The Newton Distance 7 carries on its line's well-earned reputation for lightweight, comfortable, and highly responsive racing shoes. Many of the features that runners enjoyed about its previous versions have returned for this model, along with some very notable enhancements. These include the br...
Nikelab Zoom Fly NYC
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Nikelab Zoom Fly NYC
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Are you looking into running marathons? Are you a veteran marathon runner? Are you just looking for speed? Do you want to go the distance? If you answered yes to these questions then the Nikelab Zoom Fly NYC are the shoes for you. Nike made these shoes for speed and distance, as they want to help run...
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...
An in depth review of the New Balance 1400v6 lightweight racing shoe.
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New Balance 1400 v6
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The New Balance 1400 series is back with the durable, fast-paced v6. It features the same REVlite foam midsole as its predecessors, and the small lugs on the blown rubber outsole provide outstanding grip. The greatest changes are made to the v6’s upper which now features a FantomFit support cag...
The Adidas Adizero Sub 2 ranks high in flexibility and breathable comfort.
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Adidas Adizero Sub 2 Fully Reviewed for Quality
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When compared to several other racing shoes, the Adidas Adizero Sub 2 has a number of both pros and cons. On the one hand, it strikes the perfect balance between being lightweight and supportive. Its outsole is specially engineered to protect the rest of the shoe from damage while providing a stable ...
Saucony Endorphin Racer 2
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Saucony Endorphin Racer 2
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The Saucony Endorphin Racer 2's are a much-improved successor to the original Endorphin Racer. The new and improved version made some much-needed changes for the better to make you fall in love with these racing flats all over again. Saucony upgraded the uppers of the shoes to a single layer of mesh ...
in depth review of the Reebok Harmony Racer
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Reebok Harmony Racer
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When Reebok was founded, they had only one goal in mind, they wanted to make it so athletes could run faster. They did not disappoint with the Harmony Racers. This shoe was designed with that ideal in mind. Reebok made sure to make a shoe that will help runners in many ways, including helping increas...
The Asics Tartherzeal 6 is a lightweight yet supportive racing shoe
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Asics Tartherzeal 6
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When Asics designed and constructed their Tartherzeal line, they wanted to ensure that their models stood out from other racing shoes on the market. They achieved this by including greater support and structure while still maintaining a lightweight, breathable fit. The Tartherzeal 6 continues to foll...
BOA Lacing System and FantomFit Overlays
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New Balance 1500 T2 Fully Reviewed for Quality
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Firm, responsive, snug, and fast: these are words you can use to describe the New Balance 1500 T2. Designed for prime performance, these sneakers will help carry you through your next 5K or even your next marathon. They are an excellent choice for triathletes because they are lightweight and offer th...
The Nike Air Zoom Streak LT 4 is a lightweight and durable racing shoe
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Nike Air Zoom Streak LT 4
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The Nike Air Zoom Streak LT 4 is arguably the most lightweight and advanced racing shoe that the brand has released in recent years. At just 5.5 oz, it provides the runner with all of the tools they will need during races without adding on any unnecessary weight. The outsole stays durable and flexibl...
In depth review of the Skechers GoMeb Speed 5
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Skechers GoMeb Speed 5
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The Skechers GoMeb Speed 5 came out in January 2018 and since then, runners have been raving about the speed and feather-light weight that this shoe provides. This shoe is specifically designed to log PRs in short or long races. The Speed 5 is the fastest iteration of the shoe to date. To support run...
an in-depth review of the New Balance FuelCore Sonic.
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New Balance FuelCore Sonic Fully Reviewed
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New Balance has been experiencing a brand crisis over the past decade or so. For the longest time, this footwear manufacturer was known for its lines of comfortable walking sneakers and running shoes that provide many layers of padding and extra size options for individuals with wide feet. Although t...
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 Newton Motion VI
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Newton Motion VI
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The Newton Motion VI is an excellent running shoe for long training runs and racing. With its extended medial bridge (abbreviated as EMB) aimed to support medial pronators and its five gripping lugs on the forefoot, this shoe will provide the stability needed for racking up mileage. With this up...
In depth view of the Puma Faas 500
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Puma Faas 500
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The Puma Faas 500 is now in its fourth iteration due to the popularity and versatility of the very first Faas 500. The first Faas 500 boasts extra traction and grip, making this a great shoe for not only speed work and setting new PRs in shorter races, but also for a wide variety of dynamic activitie...
In depth review of the Hoka One One Cavu
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Hoka One One Cavu Reviewed for Quality
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Hoka One One was founded in 2009 in Annecy, France. They popped onto the scene creating oversized outsoles, “maximalist” shoes, at a time when minimalist shoes were most popular. They added an extra cushion that runners fell in love with instantly. Now they are based in Goleta, California...
An in depth review of the Skechers GORun Ultra Road 2
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Skechers GORun Ultra Road 2
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The Skechers GORun Ultra Road 2 is a low-drop road shoe (great for races of any length) meant for neutral pronators. The trademark feature of this shoe is its maximum cushioning, which allows for comfort during long runs. This maximalist shoe has been updated to add responsiveness and protection for ...
An in depth review of the North Face Litewave TR
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North Face Litewave TR
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The North Face Litewave TR is a simple, stripped-down hybrid trail running shoe (great for road runs as well) that is known for being lightweight and versatile. It is geared for neutral pronators, and the cushioning and smooth ride help you run faster than ever. The shoe features many exciting additi...
An in depth review of the Zoot Ultra Kalani 3.0
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Zoot Ultra Kalani 3.0
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Zoot, born in Kona, Hawaii, has grown from a company that produced triathlon clothing into a head to toe solution for multi-sport athletes. Beginning in 1983, their exclusive focus on the padded shorts and swim fabrics for triathletes has evolved into a global company distributing to 22 countries and...
In depth review of the Zoot Ali’i
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Zoot Ali’i
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The Zoot Ali’i is a uniquely designed triathlon shoe with a Hawaiian inspired design. The colorful upper, available in a single colorway, takes its inspiration from the Kona Ironman competition. The unisex triathlon shoe offers a neutral construction and an easy to use closure system so the sho...
On Cloudrush is like running on clouds.
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On Cloudrush Fully Reviewed for Quality
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When it comes to running shoes, two major philosophies dominate the design process. One is a jack-of-all-trades style of footwear, where the aim is to design a product that will offer high versatility and the widest possible appeal. The other style is a highly specialized one, where a shoe is excepti...
An in depth review of the Under Armour SpeedForm Sprint Pro
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Under Armour SpeedForm Sprint Pro
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The Under Armour SpeedForm Sprint Pro is a track and field shoe. It has a soft and lightweight synthetic leather upper with laser-etched perforations in the upper and tongue for breathability and ventilation. The External TPU Heel Counter and the seamless internal heel cup and silicone grip keep the ...
In depth review of the Nike Zoom Superfly Elite
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Nike Zoom Superfly Elite
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The Nike Zoom Superfly Elite is an impressive looking track spike that's obviously meant to go fast. The shoe features a full-length metallic spike place with non-removable spikes. The highly advanced track spike was designed using 3D printing technology. The plate is extremely lightweight and r...
In depth review of the New Balance Hanzo S
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New Balance Hanzo S
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The New Balance Hanzo S is an homage to Japan's road running culture and is constructed to replicate the design of Japanese-style racing shoes. The fit may not be for everyone but there's still plenty to like about the New Balance Hanzo S. The competition racing flat is a low to the ground ...
An in depth review of the New Balance 1400v5
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New Balance 1400v5
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The New Balance 1400v5 is a lightweight neutral competition running shoe. It's constructed for races. It has a durable and responsive blown rubber outsole with horizontal flex grooves in the forefoot for natural movement. Its breathable engineered air mesh is forefoot-focused for extra flexibility an...
An in depth review of the Nike Zoom Celar 5
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Nike Zoom Celar 5
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The Nike Zoom Celar 5 is a neutral racing shoe. It was designed to be lightweight, fast and powerful on the track. It has a three-quarter Pebax plate with five removable spikes that provide durable traction, fast speed, and a powerful ride. The Phylon midsole is thin, contoured, and compressed-molded...
In depth review of the Puma Flex Racer
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Puma Flex Racer
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The Puma Flex Racer is a neutral road shoe made for performance racing. The Racer is also super lightweight and features an attractive aesthetic that will appeal to racers looking for something a little bit more stylish than usual. Reviewers like the Puma Flex Racer for its comfortable fit,...
An in depth review of the Newton Distance 6
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Newton Distance 6
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The Newton Distance 6 is a lightweight stability road racing shoe. It has a light, seamless mesh upper that keeps the foot cool, dry, and irritation-free. Its Full Flex Zone allows the foot to move naturally and the toes to splay comfortably. The 360-degree reflectivity keeps the shoe visible even at...
In depth review of the Nike Air Zoom Streak 6
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Nike Air Zoom Streak 6
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The Nike Air Zoom Streak 6 is a unisex racing flat that's appropriate for racing longer distances. The versatile shoe is available in many attractive colorways. The 6th iteration of the Zoom Streak has received many positive reviews from users. The shoe is lighter than before, it has a larger to...
An in depth review of the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9
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Nike Air Zoom Elite 9
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It's been said you can't please all the people all the time but it appears that Nike has come pretty close with its Elite 9. With Nike's long history of creating shoes that meet the needs and wants of its fans, it is not a surprise that the newest incarnation in the Air Zoom series garnered such posi...
An in depth review of the Nike Zoom Victory 4 XC
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Nike Zoom Victory 4 XC
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The Nike Zoom Victory 4 XC is a shoe that is designed for the elite cross country athlete. In all aspects of the design process, Nike included features that help the runners move quickly and safely through a variety of terrains. Runners will notice the bright colors and the unique look due to the 360...
An in depth review of the Under Armour Speed Tire Ascent Low
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Under Armour Speed Tire Ascent Low Reviewed
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For runners who are looking for a trail shoe with the highest level of traction and the ability to go fast, the Under Armour Speed Tire Ascent Low is the shoe for you. Under Armour took qualities from their best trail shoes, added even more cutting-edge technology, lowered the drop and brought it clo...
An in depth review of the Nike Zoom Victory 3
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Nike Zoom Victory 3
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You may have seen these track shoes on the feet of runners participating in the Rio Olympic Games. This is where the Nike Zoom Victory 3 made their debut, and it’s the exact kind of environment that they are best suited for. A highly efficient, flexible, lightweight, and breathable shoe, the Zoom Vic...
The Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra is a shoe designed for the elite ultra marathon runner.
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Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra
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The Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra is for the elite ultra-marathon runner, as it was specifically designed to meet the unique needs of these extreme races. Salomon is able to blend speed and protection into a durable, responsive shoe. Each element of the shoe, from the upper to the midsole to the out...
An in depth review of the Salomon S-Lab Wings 8
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Salomon S-Lab Wings 8
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Salomon might not be as well known to city runners or more casual followers of the sport, but trail runners should know Salomon for their consistently high-quality trail shoes. Originally French-based, Salomon is now under Adidas’ umbrella and specializes in all sorts of trail apparel and gear,...
In depth review of the Saucony Vendetta
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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...
An in depth review of the Nike Flyknit Racer Betrue
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Nike Flyknit Racer Betrue
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Rumored to be the last in Nike’s line of Flyknit Racers, the Flyknit Racer Betrue is a hot item flying off the shelves. Released during Pride Month, these shoes are designed around the theme of LGBTQ acceptance and the pursuit of equal rights. Aside from some disappointingly common manufacturin...
In depth review of the Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2
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Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2
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The Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 is a short distance track spike made for short distance racing. A flashy design paired with a lightweight package makes for an impressive track racer. A few updates to the shoe have both pleased and annoyed loyalists. Keeping reading to find out more about the Nike Zoom ...
An in depth review of the Saucony Ballista
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Saucony Ballista
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The Saucony Ballista is a shoe for a very specific runner. This is a lightning fast, spiked shoe that is designed for the track star who is giving it everything they have in their mid-distance events. From the 800 meters to the mile, these lightweight, durable shoes can carry you to victory and help ...
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...
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Saucony Endorphin
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The Saucony Endorphin track spike racing shoe boasts the lightest racing shoe on the planet. It’s easy to see why they make this claim, weighing in at only 2.8 ounces. They achieve this by utilizing a technology called FlexFilm. This technology is a lightweight material that they meld seamlessl...
An in depth review of the Mizuno Wave Hitogami 4
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Mizuno Wave Hitogami 4
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Once a company produces a popular shoe line, they know to keep providing their customers what they want. Such is the case with the Mizuno Wave Hitogami 4, the fourth iteration in the Hitogami line that has become very popular among neutral pronators for its comfortable components, awesome design, and...
An in depth review of the Adidas Sprintstar
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Adidas Sprintstar
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The Adidas Sprintstar is a lightweight neutral track racing shoe. Ideal for races between 60m and 400m, it combines speed, power, and precision for technical sprinting. It has six replaceable 1/4" spikes around the perimeter of the forefoot that provide excellent grip. The reinforced mesh maximizes h...
In depth review of the Mizuno Wave Sonic
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Mizuno Wave Sonic
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The Mizuno Wave Sonic is a racing flat meant to cater to a variety of runner types. It's lightweight, but still, has a durable outsole and a protective midsole. It's a bit different than other racing flats offered by Mizuno. It has a significantly lower heel to toe drop. It's also, surprisingly,...
An in depth review of the Inov-8 Terraclaw 250
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Inov-8 Terraclaw 250 Reviewed & Rated
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The Inov-8 Terraclaw 250 is a neutral trail running shoe. It was designed to go around tracks, ascend and descend, and go on a variety of trails. It has a Dual-C rubber outsole that sticks to the ground well and is also durable. The triangular lugs keep debris from getting stuck to the shoe and the p...
An in depth review of the Dynafit Feline Vertical Pro
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Dynafit Feline Vertical Pro
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The Dynafit Feline Vertical Pro is a unisex neutral trail running shoe. It is lightweight and has great traction and ground feel, making it ideal for short- or medium-distance off-trail runs. It has bi-directional lugs made from MegaGrip Compound that has excellent grip on wet or dry rocks, trails, a...
An in depth review of the Inov-8 X-Talon 225
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Inov-8 X-Talon 225
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Built for conditions that one reviewer said, "keep most people sitting inside sipping cider," the Inov-8 X-Talon 225 is a beast of a shoe. Impressing many, this shoe can adeptly tackle even the sloppiest conditions. The company that is Inov-8 began its foray into creating top-notch rugged footwear in...
An in depth review of the Skechers GOrun Ride 6
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Skechers GOrun Ride 6
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New editions of shoe lines always bring upgrades, tweaks to their design, and new features that (hopefully) improve overall performance. Skechers certainly has had enough editions of their GOrun Ride series, and with the sixth iteration continues to perfect its composition. With some parts remaining ...
An in depth review of the Scott Palani RC
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Scott Palani RC
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The Scott Palani RC includes updates from its predecessor but still retains many of the beloved qualities. This shoe is a fast and flat racing shoe with extra cushioning through the midsole and durability in the outsole to provide the runner with a comfortable base for their long runs. One of the key...
An in depth review of the Merrell Avalaunch Tough Mudder
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8.0
Merrell Avalaunch Tough Mudder Reviewed & Rated
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The Merrell Avalaunch Tough Mudder is a neutral trail running shoe that is popularly used for obstacle course races. It was designed for traction, comfort, and protection on race day. Its outsole has M-Select GRIP technology for durability and traction. The 5mm lugs have excellent grip when going ove...
An in depth review of the Altra Escalante
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8.8
Altra Escalante Fully Reviewed and Compared
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Altra, a premier running shoe company from Utah, introduced the Escalante as an homage to it's home state's natural beauty. Not ironically, the region is very scenic and provides enjoyment for runners, hikers, and backpackers alike. Bearing the namesake of the winding, graceful Escalante river - whic...
An in depth review of the On Cloudflash
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9.3
On Cloudflash Reviewed for Performance and Quality
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On Running is a Swiss-based running shoe company whose boundary-breaking shoe designs have found a following with runners across the globe. With the On Cloudflash, this company seems to have put the best of their tech--which includes superior cushioning and a unique outsole that provides a powerful t...
An in depth review of the Salomon S-Lab Xa Amphib
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8.5
Salomon S-Lab Xa Amphib
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The Salomon S-Lab Xa Amphib is a unisex lightweight neutral trail running shoe. It was designed to race through wet or dry terrain and has great traction, ventilation, and drainage. Its open mesh upper dries quickly in case the wearer swims or goes through puddles on their path, and the Draining Wind...
An in depth review of the Under Armour SpeedForm RC Vent
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7.5
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 Zoot Ultra Race 4.0
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7.9
Zoot Ultra Race 4.0
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The Zoot Ultra Race 4.0 is a lightweight neutral road running and triathlon shoe. It was designed for speed, fast transitions, and high energy return. The Ultra Fit upper provides form-fitting comfort using Teksheen material that is breathable, adaptive, and lightweight. It has a BOA closure system t...
An in depth review of the New Balance Vazee Summit
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8.4
New Balance Vazee Summit
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As a decidely lightweight neutral daily trail trainer/runner/racing shoe, the New Balance Vazee Summit seems to bundle up all a trail runner could desire to feel confident to achieve peak performance. Preceded by the much loved but retired MT110 series, the Vazee Summit was released but not with just...
In depth review of the Newton Distance S IV
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8.0
Newton Distance S IV
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The Newton Distance S IV is a shoe with a unique lug structure to promote a more natural stride and a midfoot or forefoot landing. True to the Newton brand, the shoe is brightly colored and is sure to stand out from the crowd. This Distance S is the stability model, meant to provide a low level ...
An in depth review of the Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit
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7.6
Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit
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This shoe just came on the market in March of 2017. Nike is known for their use of the newest and most innovative technologies to provide their athletes with unbeatable performance and in the new Air Vapormax Flyknit, runners should anticipate nothing less. The Air Vapormax Flyknit is a shoe that ...
An in depth review of the Newton Aha II
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8.0
Newton Aha II
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The Newton Aha II is a shoe for the all around athlete. This shoe is just as good on long, slow miles as it is on the track during speed work as it is in the gym for cross training. The overall construction is lightweight, breathable, and durable. It has the lightness that is perfect for a speed shoe...
An in depth review of the Puma Propel
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7.0
Puma Propel Reviewed & Rated 2019
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The Puma Propel is a lightweight neutral road running shoe. Like many Puma shoes, the Propel was designed to be lightweight while having a sleek and appealing style. It has a blown and carbon rubber outsole, an IMEVA midsole, and a textile and synthetic upper. The Transition Line that connects the he...
An in depth review of the Adidas Adizero Takumi-Sen
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7.8
Adidas Adizero Takumi-Sen
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For the runner looking to go fast and long, the Adidas Adizero Takumi Sen is an ideal shoe. It is lightweight and extremely breathable for the fast, hot runs. The Takumi Sen model was originally made for the Japanese market, but it gained such high praise that it made its way over to the States. Mara...
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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9.5
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 Puma Faas 300
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8.4
Puma Faas 300
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Puma Faas 300 is the original 300 shoe. There have been a few revisions since but this one is the beginning of a well-respected line of lightweight speedsters. Called Faas, Jamaican for fast, the 300 lives up to its name. Many favorable reviews are further evidence to this claim. It's clear that Puma...
An in depth review of the Reebok All Terrain Super
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7.8
Reebok All Terrain Super
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The Reebok All Terrain Super is a shoe created for the rigors of those testing their mettle on any of the obstacle course races that are taking the running world by storm. Built to withstand mud, roots, steep inclines, and various obstacles, the All Terrain Super is performing in a niche market. And ...
An in depth review of the Puma Faas 300 v4
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8.5
Puma Faas 300 v4
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Puma is a very well established name in the world of running shoes, so it should come as no surprise that their Puma Faas 300 v4 is a stellar road runner. It features a technology known as neutralCELL which gives the shoe plenty of flexibility and cushioning, which means that you're going to hav...
An in depth review of the Scott T2 Palani 2.0
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8.8
Scott T2 Palani 2.0
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I had never heard of the Scott line of shoes before looking into the T2 Palani 2.0, but I have to say, I'm really happy that I found these shoes. The shoe is designed specifically as a triathlon shoe. It suggested for the Olympic distance of Half Iron Man,  but even if you aren't a triathle...
An in depth review of the Salming Distance D4
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8.8
Salming Distance D4
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The Salming Distance D4 is the fourth iteration in this line of Salming shoes. With very minimal changes to the previous versions, Salming steps it up to make some noted improvements. The D4 is a performance shoe that can be used for racing or everyday running. Salming managed to reduce the weight of...
An in depth review of the Under Armour Drift
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8.5
Under Armour Drift Reviewed & Rated
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Many people are not aware that the popular sports brand Under Armour makes running shoes, but they do. This shoe is a unique version, the outsole does not run throughout the length of the shoe, but instead is strategically placed in the impact zones of your foot. This keeps the shoe lightweight. This...
An in depth review of the Under Armour Spine Venom 2
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8.3
Under Armour Spine Venom 2
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The Under Armour Spine Venom 2 is a lightweight, neutral running shoe that delivers a flexible and responsive ride.  The lightweight feel and energy return of the Micro G foam makes this an ideal shoe for racing and interval training.  The UA Spine chassis foam technology used throughout th...
An in depth review of the Salming Speed
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8.6
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 Salming Race 3
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8.0
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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7.5
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 Under Armour Micro G Optimum
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8.3
Under Armour Micro G Optimum
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The Under Armour Micro G Optimum is a neutral road runner that's been built with breathability and durability in mind. To this end, this shoe makes use of a breathable mesh material on its upper as well as a synthetic toecap detail in order to provide an extra level of protection. Slippage isn't...
An in depth review of the Asics Gel FujiTrainer 3
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8.3
Asics Gel FujiTrainer 3
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The Asics Gel FujiTrainer 3 is a lightweight neutral trail running shoe. This shoe was designed to deliver excellent traction while giving a springy ride and absorbing shock. It has a trail-specific outsole with reversed lugs that give great durability and traction while going on hills and trails. Th...
The top running shoes for racing Buying Guide
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10 Best Racing Shoes Reviewed & Tested
The best racing running shoes may have attributes that are different from regular running shoes and that will help you be effective, whatever the race. Check out our guide on the best racing running shoes to find something just right for your upcoming race day.  For racers, ideal footwear needs to...
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