James Smith

James Smith

I'm a 33-year-old British Army veteran with a passion for running and fitness. I've been running on and off my whole life and competed in multiple track and cross country events when I was younger as well as being a competitive swimmer and squash player. In recent years, I have completed several half marathons and aim to run both full and ultra marathons in the not-so-distant future. I run anywhere between 10 and 50 miles a week depending on how much time I have outside of my family life. I am married with 3 daughters so I'm always very busy! My favorite brands for running are Vibram, New Balance, Inov8, Under Armour, Nike, Altra & Newton.


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Nike Quest 3
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Nike Quest 3 review The Quest 3 is a lightweight, affordable road shoe, but Nike clearly made sacrifices to bring the cost down. It lacks in some very important areas: flexibility, cushioning, and res[…]

Under Armour HOVR Machina
88
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Under Armour HOVR Machina review I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed using the Machina just for the technology element. If I could get a pair of minimal Under Armour shoes with Connect technology bui[…]

Under Armour HOVR Phantom
86
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Under Armour HOVR Phantom review If you're looking for a solid training shoe that will be comfortable mile after mile, look no further. The HOVR Phantom is a really good road running shoe. They've bee[…]