Jeff Binder

Jeff Binder

I am a runner, pastor, writer, and lover of all things outdoors, living in Portland, Oregon, with my wife, Julie; our dog, George; and our cat, Annie. I can be found on the trails of Forest Park, hiking along the coast, on Mount Hood, or running the bridges of the Willamette River.


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Mizuno Wave Inspire 17
91
Superb!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 review The Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 is a moderate stability road running shoe designed for those who overpronate and who yearn for a cushioned ride. While the design itself may no[…]

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7
77
Good!

Nike Terra Kiger 7 review This is a lightweight neutral trail running shoe capable of taking on just about any trail terrain one may come across. This latest expression of the Terra Kiger model is a b[…]

Asics GT 2000 9
90
Superb!

Asics GT 2000 9 review The Asics GT 2000 shoe line continues to be a reliable and attractive all-purpose shoe for generations of runners, and the GT 2000 9 is no different. The shoe looks great and fe[…]

Merrell Altalight
78
Good!

Merrell Altalight review The Merrell Altalight is a hiking shoe designed to combine the best of both worlds between hiking boots and trail running shoes. The Altalight has weight on its mind; this bei[…]

KEEN Targhee II
86
Great!

KEEN Targhee II review The KEEN Targhee II is a low-cut waterproof hiking shoe that will keep you churning out the trail miles in all sorts of conditions! This shoe falls in line with much of what KEE[…]

Brooks Ravenna 11
84
Good!

Brooks Ravenna 11 review The Brooks Ravenna 11 is a stability road running shoe designed for runners who yearn for a faster ride. This shoe offers plenty of structure and support without compromising[…]

Mizuno Wave Inspire 15
91
Superb!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 15 review The shoe is looking sharp with the initial glance over. I like the mesh upper, the laces, the intense midsole, and the solid tread. One can notice that this is a bit of a[…]