Doug Turner

Doug Turner

Doug is a Scottish documentary and fashion photographer and filmmaker. Stumbling into the sneaker game later than usual, he started out behind a camera through long hiking expeditions around the world. Seeking a cleaner aesthetic, Doug now works mostly in fashion and sport, opting for outdoor locations rather than a studio.


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Vans Skate SK8-Hi
79
Decent!
Altra Lone Peak 6
92
Superb!
Altra Provision 6
83
Good!
Altra Mont Blanc
87
Great!
Hoka One One Arahi 6
90
Superb!
Puma Velocity Nitro 2
89
Great!
Saucony Peregrine 12
90
Superb!
Asics Gel Nimbus Lite 3
79
Good!
On Cloudflow 3.0
87
Great!
Asics Gel Nimbus 24
89
Great!
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22
92
Superb!
Adidas Ultraboost 22
89
Great!
Nike Revolution 6
72
Bad!
Nike Flex Run 2021
80
Good!
New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v12
88
Great!

NB Fresh Foam 860 v12 vs. 11: What changed? The workhorse gets a makeover, making it more comfort-oriented. This time around, the New Balance Fresh Foam 860 features the following to generate better r[…]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 FlyEase
81
Good!
Asics GT 1000 10
87
Great!

Asics GT 1000 10: A reliable stability trainer for less For $100, you get so much out of the GT 1000 10 from Asics. It's filled with the brand's signature features to stabilize and make your runs smoo[…]

Asics Gel Excite 8
83
Good!
Puma Velocity Nitro
89
Great!
Nike Flex Experience Run 10
77
Decent!
Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX
90
Superb!
Asics Gel Contend 7
90
Superb!
Nike Renew Ride 2
75
Decent!
New Balance Shando
77
Decent!
Salomon X Ultra 4
84
Great!
Salomon XT-6
85
Great!

Salomon XT-6: Keeping the essentials Originally released in 2013, the XT-6 from Salomon remains a solid and reliable choice among trail racers who tackle ultra distances. Although upgraded with new co[…]

Merrell Nova 2
83
Good!
Nike SB Nyjah Free 2
81
Good!

The Nyjah Free 2 is a flagship for the new Nike Skateboarding The Skateboarding market was one that Nike struggled to get into. The fact is, back in the 90s they tried way too hard. But with a bit of[…]

Nike MX-720-818
89
Great!

The Nike Air Max MX-720-818 is a space-age update on an already futuristic sneaker The Air Max MX-720-818 marks Nike staying true to its promise of focusing on true lifestyle sneakers in the Air Max l[…]

Vans Ave Pro
82
Good!

Vans Ave Pro is more than just a technical masterpiece Looking at a selection of the Vans range, you’d be forgiven for thinking that most of the brands’ technical boundaries were pushed ba[…]

Nike Air Zoom-Type
88
Great!

Nike’s Zoom-Type brings next-level running tech to the everyday sneaker With the recent launch of the N.354 sublabel, Nike is clearly trying to push boundaries by delving into their archives to[…]

Nike Juniper Trail
81
Good!
New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v11
90
Superb!
Nike Air Max Excee
88
Great!

The shoe no one asked for Sometimes Nike releases a shoe that just doesn’t seem to have a place or a purpose, or a reason. They’ve done it before with the Air Max 200 and they’ve def[…]

Nike Air Trainer 3
89
Great!

The Nike Air Trainer III is a blast from the past, with a bit too much past The Nike Air Trainer III holds a special place in history. Sports historians out there will recognize it from the 1988 relea[…]

Salomon Sense Pro 4
87
Great!
Nike Air Max 2090
90
Great!

Nike made a “Shoe of the Future'' and I don’t like it. It’s just that, as a 30th-anniversary sneaker to the legendary AM90 (from which it takes its name), it falls far short. The Air[…]

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6
88
Great!
Vans UltraRange EXO
86
Good!

The Vans UltraRange Exo is the brand's newest lifestyle shoe Over the last few years, Vans has been dropping their UltraRange lineup quite consistently for a couple of years now. Inspired by the momen[…]

Adidas Busenitz
91
Great!

The Adidas Busenitz is a team product In the skate world, the name Busentitz has become more synonymous with a skate team than the man himself. Team rider Rodrigo Teixeira “wears the shoe more t[…]

Skechers Max Cushioning Elite
83
Good!
Nike Air Max Infinity
86
Good!

The Air Max Infinity Shoots for the Stars, but can’t get off the street The Air Max dynasty has always put a focus on comfort. From the AM90 to the VaporMax to Air pockets have been there to sof[…]

Nike Air Max 270 React
86
Good!

Nike Air Max 270 React might be Nike’s most comfortable sneaker to date Okay, it’s a bold statement but...I think the Nike Air Max 270 React is the comfiest sneaker out there. Merging more[…]

Asics GT 1000 9
88
Great!
Asics Gel Pulse 11
85
Great!
Nike Air Max 200
89
Great!

There always had to be a ‘worst Air Max’ sneaker, and the 200 fits the bill There’s a saying about deadlines: “If you leave it to the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.[…]

Jordan React Havoc
83
Good!
Nike Air Max 720
89
Great!

Nike is trying to stir things up with the Air Max 720 The Nike Air Max family has been a cultural anchor for the last 30+ years. From the original Air Max 1, the immortal 90s, and the unmistakable TN[…]

Nike Air Max 97
92
Superb!

The Nike Air Max 97 became the Stuff of Legend The Nineties were an excellent decade for the Air Max line. From the AM90 to the AM Plus there were so many stand-out silhouettes. The Air Max 97 is one[…]

Danner Trail 2650
91
Superb!
Adidas Puremotion
87
Great!
Adidas Terrex Free Hiker
91
Superb!
Nike Air Max 270
89
Great!

The Air Max 270 promises to be one giant leap away from athletics The Nike Air Max 270 represents an apparently significant step towards the future of the Air Max lineup. With a record-breaking heel h[…]

Nike Air Max 98
90
Great!

The Nike Air Max 98 was born in the shadow of greatness Nike’s Air Max line has been a highway of culture, revenue, and popularity for the brand that led them to become the powerhouse that they[…]

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX
88
Superb!
Vans Old Skool Pro
92
Superb!

The Old Skool Pro shows Vans still run the game While some of the larger sneaker behemoths are vying for the top spot with their best retro shoe, Vans is busy making improvements to their time-tested[…]

Vans SK8-Hi
92
Superb!

Vans Sk8-Hi are forever iconic Vans, to me, is one of the sneaker brands that struggle with a paradox of iconicity. The majority of silhouettes that roll out of their doors are steeped in design, craf[…]

Vans Old Skool
93
Superb!

A mainstream classic sneaker with some room to grow From their coincidental adoption by skateboarding subculture to social media infamy (Damn Daniel!), Vans have held an irrefutable position in almost[…]

Vans Era
90
Great!

The Vans Era were groundbreaking in their time It would be fair to say that when Paul and Jim Van Doren started making their Vans Style #44 (now known as the Authentics) in 1966, it was a total accide[…]

Vans Authentic
91
Great!

The Vans Authentic came from humble beginnings The Vans Authentic, originally the forgettably named Vans Style #44 is a monument of sneaker history. They are maybe the perfect example of the three cha[…]

Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
88
Superb!
Merrell Moab 2 GTX
87
Great!
Nike Air Max Plus
90
Great!

The Air Max Plus is the defining Air Max Sneaker Every time I review an Air Max, at least one that hits the mark, I’m tempted to suggest that model helped redefine sneaker culture. While many (m[…]

Nike Air Max 95
89
Great!

Built with power in mind, the Nike Air Max 95 has stayed strong until today It’s no surprise that when designing the Nike Air Max 95 designer Sergio Lozano had some of the world’s most pow[…]

Nike Air Max 90
90
Great!

Where to even start with the Nike Air Max 90!? It’s a sneaker that’s been beaten to death, physically and culturally, and still flies off the shelves. While relevant, the 90s are plagued b[…]

Reebok Club C 85
92
Superb!

The Reebok Club C85 paved the way by sitting back While sneaker behemoths like Nike and Adidas seem to work extra hard on any retro-release sneakers, Reebok’s carefree attitude has paid off. The[…]

Adidas Stan Smith
93
Superb!

(Adidas) Stan Smith: Record-Breaking Whatever is said about the Adidas Stan Smith, we all owe this sneaker, the former world No 1 tennis player, and Horst Dassler a debt of gratitude. It remains one o[…]