Marijke van den Hamer

Marijke van den Hamer

I’m Marijke, on social media also known as Heart Runner Girl. I love trying new things and inspiring others to get moving. I’ve started running in 2014 and I run races all over the world. My favourite distance is the marathon, but I also run shorter distances. I’ve ran the Berlin Marathon in 2017 and the Paris and New York Marathon in 2018. My goal is to one day become a six-star finisher.


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Hoka Elevon 2
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Hoka Elevon 2 review Hoka Elevon 2 basically looks like a maximally cushioned shoe, but feels firmer and is more suited to be a medium distance daily trainer. The shoe does provide a more responsive r[…]

Adidas Ultraboost 20
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Superb!

Adidas Ultraboost 20 review I can see why the Ultraboost is so popular as a sneaker. It’s comfortable and has a plush midsole, but it’s not the best running shoe on the market. What is Adi[…]

Adidas Pulseboost HD Winter
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Adidas Pulseboost HD Winter review I’ve tried Adidas running shoes before, and Adidas is most famous for its Boost midsole material. I’ve tried both the Solar Boost and the Solar Drive bef[…]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield review The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield is meant for more autumn and winter conditions. It is basically your standard Nike Air Zoom Pegasus, but the upper and outsol[…]

ASICS Gel Nimbus 22
90
Superb!

ASICS Gel Nimbus 22 review The Nimbus 22 is definitely better than the Nimbus 20, but there is still some room for improvement. The basics of Gel Nimbus 22 Apparently, they’ve stuck to the pink[…]

Adidas Solar Drive 19
82
Good!
Mizuno Wave Rider 23
91
Superb!

Mizuno Wave Rider 23 review It’s a good everyday trainer which could also be used for some longer distances. The biggest difference compared to the Wave Rider 22 is the upper. If you liked the 2[…]

361 Degrees Strata 3
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361 Degrees Strata 3 review The Strata 3 is the new mid-to-high mileage stability shoe by 361 Degrees. The shoe has an 8mm drop with a forefoot height of 13mm and a heel height of 21mm that weighs 265[…]

Nike Odyssey React Shield
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Nike Odyssey React Shield review I’ve already tried the Nike Pegasus Zoom Turbo and the Nike Epic React 2. Personally, I liked the Nike React foam, but I didn’t have a pair of water repell[…]