Jovana Subic

Jovana Subic

Whether it's a vertical kilometre or an ultra, climbing in the Alps or exploring local mountains, Jovana uses every opportunity to trade walls and concrete for forests and trails. She logs at least 10h/week on trails, with no off-season, and 4x more on research on running and running shoes. With a background in physics and engineering management, she prefers her running spiced with data.


Articles

Women Are Better Runners Than Men [2020 Analysis]
Women Are Better Runners Than Men [2020 Analysis]

Faster doesn’t mean better. This analysis covers 2,348,505 marathon results achieved during the 2009-2019 period. The purpose was to analyze differences in pace throughout the marathon between w[…]

Was Doping Worth it? Russian Athletics Decline [24K Results Analyzed]
Was Doping Worth it? Russian Athletics Decline [24K Results Analyzed]

This is a follow-up piece on our previous in-depth research on doping and performance of Russian athletes. We analyzed 24,020 track and field results from 3,731 events and 400 Russian athletes to unde[…]

Is Russian Doping What It Appears To Be?
Is Russian Doping What It Appears To Be?

This analysis covers 29,190 results achieved by 354 Russian athletes, dispersed over 4,691 events, during the 1993-2019 period. Given the current controversy regarding doping at the Olympic Games, wit[…]

Guides

Running Cadence: What It Is, Why It Matters and How To Improve It
Running Cadence: What It Is, Why It Matters and How To Improve It

Don’t trust the 180-cadence belief. Optimal cadence for you is a range, not a single number you need to hit. Even if you hit it, it will still be influenced by terrain, your biomechanics, speed.[…]

How to choose the best insoles for running and walking (In-depth guide)
How to choose the best insoles for running and walking (In-depth guide)

We spent 40+ hours working on this guide. It dives into materials, shapes, purposes and potential benefits of insoles and orthotics so you can make an informed decision: what do you actually need? Man[…]

Foot Strike: The Ultimate Guide
Foot Strike: The Ultimate Guide

Types of foot strike, should you change it and how it relates to injuries, running performance and running shoes - we’ve covered it all in this guide. 31 hours of research condensed into an in-d[…]

Arch Support for Runners: What, How and Why [In-Depth Guide]
Arch Support for Runners: What, How and Why [In-Depth Guide]

Arch support is not a quick fix. But, can running shoes with arch support improve your running experience? This is an in-depth guide that gives a necessary overview of arch height and running shoes wi[…]

Pronation 101: Running Shoe Choices, DIY Analysis, Injuries
Pronation 101: Running Shoe Choices, DIY Analysis, Injuries

Do you supinate? Can shoes correct overpronation? How is pronation related to injuries? We’ve spent over 40 hours researching pronation and presented it all in this guide. If your runs are comfo[…]

Heel to Toe Drop: The Ultimate Guide
Heel to Toe Drop: The Ultimate Guide

We spent over 300 hours reading 30+ scientific papers and analyzing 2,300 running shoes in our database to help you gain an in-depth understanding of heel to toe drop. What is heel to toe drop? Heel t[…]

Best Zero drop running shoes
Best Zero drop running shoes

Running in zero-drop running shoes is great BUT under a few conditions: you know why you’re doing it and what to expect. Learn more in this guide so you can make an informed decision. Reading Bo[…]

Best Mud running shoes
Best Mud running shoes

Chances are you got stuck in the mud or you’re trying to avoid that. This guide highlights the features that differentiate mud running shoes from all the other shoes. This way we let Bon Jovi be[…]

Best Saucony running shoes
Best Saucony running shoes

With a 120+ year history, Saucony has gained extensive experience in the running shoe industry. Not to mention that it has several lineups that have stood over 10 iterations, retaining a wide fan base[…]

Best Lightweight running shoes
Best Lightweight running shoes

With lightweight running shoes you want to feel like you’re not wearing any shoes but still get the needed protection and support. Be it a daily workhorse, a racing flat, or a minimalist trainer[…]

Best Motion control running shoes
Best Motion control running shoes

Disambiguation: Brands have different approaches to naming categories of supportive running shoes. So, we will be using the term ‘motion control’ in reference to shoes with the highest lev[…]

Best Beginner climbing shoes
Best Beginner climbing shoes

If you are new to climbing—whether indoor or outdoor—you need a nice pair of entry-level climbing shoes. It is best to have a reliable gear with you that won’t let you down. Many of[…]

Best Climbing shoes
Best Climbing shoes

Nowadays, thrill-seeking rock jocks have hundreds of choices when it comes to climbing shoes. While having a lot of options has its pros, this makes the task of picking the RIGHT one a nightmare. Luck[…]

Best Water hiking shoes
Best Water hiking shoes

This guide is just for you: hikers gone amphibian. Hikers who want to cross all those rivers, canyons, streams and creeks. We’ll show you the best water hiking shoes on the market and which feat[…]

Best Flat feet walking shoes
Best Flat feet walking shoes

Flat feet (also known as pes planus or pes valgus) are characterized by low arches: feet lay flat on the ground. This guide does cover the best walking shoes for flat feet along with an in-depth overv[…]

Best Plantar fasciitis walking shoes
Best Plantar fasciitis walking shoes

Your feet deserve better than the stabbing pain in the heel area. Finding the right shoes is #1 step to stand in the way of this. The purpose of this guide is to go in-depth on which shoes are best fo[…]

Best Overpronation running shoes
Best Overpronation running shoes

The role of overpronation running shoes is to offer extra support which prevents excessive rolling of the foot inwards. These stability features make your shoes last longer, because supportive element[…]

Best Neutral running shoes
Best Neutral running shoes

Neutral running shoes are mainly intended for people who pronate neutrally or underpronate. This guide will explain those terms in detail and showcase the best neutral running shoes on the market. Dis[…]

Best Waterproof hiking shoes
Best Waterproof hiking shoes

Some hikes are ruined with even light rain or morning dew. Not to mention rain showers. Your feet get soaked, cold, even blisters appear. That’s where waterproof hiking shoes enter the scene. Th[…]

Best Lightweight hiking shoes
Best Lightweight hiking shoes

The best middle ground of the trail running shoes and hiking shoes are lightweight hiking shoes. What’s not to love: they are light + offer rigid soles. In this guide, you’ll find out whic[…]

Best Lightweight hiking boots
Best Lightweight hiking boots

Traditional hiking boots are clunky and heavy. Sure, they are made for more demanding conditions and terrains, but that doesn’t mean we need them all the time. Enters: lightweight hiking boots.[…]

Best High arch running shoes
Best High arch running shoes

The high-arched feet, or cavus feet, have arches (soles) that are higher than normal. This leads to uneven pressure distribution in the feet, which might lead to pain and balance issues. Not every hig[…]

Best Treadmill running shoes
Best Treadmill running shoes

Running on a treadmill resembles road running more than trail running because there are no twists, turns, puddles, obstacles. Ideal for speed runs! But, the surface is softer than roads. With that in[…]

Best Minimalist running shoes
Best Minimalist running shoes

The idea behind minimalist running shoes is that feet should experience the movement in a more natural way. This means stripping away all the extra cushioning, making space for toes to move freely, an[…]

Best Marathon running shoes
Best Marathon running shoes

Having a distance of 42 kilometers or 26 miles, a marathon is a long-distance road race. With this in mind, certain features are needed to ensure you enjoy the run. The purpose of this guide is to lit[…]

Best Cushioned running shoes
Best Cushioned running shoes

Cushioning is what makes the shoes comfortable, soft, smooth. There are different types of cushioning technologies. These are our expert tips on how to find the best cushioned running shoes. How we re[…]

Best Cheap running shoes
Best Cheap running shoes

Running can be cheap. Especially if you’re not chasing records or racing competitively. A cheap pair of running shoes might perfectly accompany you on your occasional runs. Here, running shoes a[…]

Best Plantar fasciitis running shoes
Best Plantar fasciitis running shoes

Based on studies, plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that affects 1 in every 10 adults, affecting both men and women. Athletes or non-athletes, one of the ways to reduce plantar fasciitis is[…]

Best Flat feet running shoes
Best Flat feet running shoes

Flat feet, also called fallen arches, is characterized by no arch, which means the entire sole of the feet touches the ground. Based on studies, this foot condition affects 20% to 30% of the general p[…]

Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Nike Wildhorse 7
79
Good!

Our review This shoe is all about grip and protection! It’s a cushioned trail running shoe, but it’s not overdone so don’t expect a “walking on clouds” feeling. It has an[…]

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GTX
91
Superb!

The verdict from 8 experts and 30+ users This shoe has taken many experts by surprise: “I’m super impressed with it”, “absolutely fantastic”. Surprisingly, there’s[…]

Altra Superior 4.5
87
Great!

Our review This is a cushioned zero-drop trail running shoe, good for easy runs on light trails. I found it better for hikes than runs. Buy this shoe if you’re already familiar with zero-drop ru[…]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
89
Superb!

The verdict from 23 experts and 100+ user reviews “The shoe is a gem,” “brilliant everyday training shoe” - half of the experts love this shoe. The other half expressed much le[…]

Asics Novablast
89
Superb!

The verdict from 22 experts and 100+ user reviews This is not a usual Asics shoe, actually, as one expert said it’s “the anti-Asics Asics”. It’s no surprise then that this shoe[…]