Mark Clements

Mark Clements

My name is Mark Clements. I’m an avid runner in my 40’s and I run races from 5Ks to Marathons. I’m always training for a race and run at least 40 miles/week, rotating up to 5 pairs of shoes through my runs. My long term goal is to run into old age, remaining injury-free, which comes in part by being equipped with the best shoes out there!


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Under Armour Charged Assert 9
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Under Armour Charged Assert 9 review After running the Boston Marathon, I came home looking forward to recovery. On my doorstep were a perfectly matched pair of shoes to fill my recovery need - the Un[…]

New Balance FuelCell Prism v2
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New Balance FuelCell Prism v2 review New Balance FuelCell Prism v2 is designed to be a lightweight everyday trainer that provides moderate stability support. How does the FuelCell Prism v2 perform? Sp[…]

Saucony Cohesion 14
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Saucony Cohesion 14 review The Cohesion 14 is an entry-level running shoe from Saucony. It is not intended to be flashy, but affordable; not technologically advanced, but technologically adequate. At[…]

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%
90
Superb!

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% Review The Nike Alphafly Next% is an extremely lightweight, responsive racing shoe intended to take down your personal bests in the next race, from 5k to marathon. Who thi[…]

New Balance 890 v8
85
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New Balance 890 v8 review If you are a neutral runner who does not over-pronate too much, and you are looking for a daily trainer that can take you to the longer miles, this shoe may be for you. If yo[…]

Saucony Cohesion 13
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Saucony Cohesion 13 review This is an entry-level, affordable shoe from Saucony designed for those who have decided to try running for the first time. The Saucony Cohesion 13 is a solid candidate for[…]

Hoka One One Gaviota 2
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Hoka One One Gaviota 2 review I am a 42-year-old runner, about 170 pounds and 6’ 1” tall. I race all distances, from 5ks to marathons, and spend at least half of my year training for an up[…]

Nike Zoom Fly SP
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Nike Zoom Fly SP review Well, I finally waited long enough to be able to try out the new Nike running technology that has been on my radar for the last year. I have been wanting to get into the Nike F[…]

Inov-8 Trail Talon 235
90
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Inov-8 Trail Talon 235 review I am a 41-year-old neutral runner with a mid-foot strike, about 170 pounds and 6’ 1” tall. I race all distances, from 5Ks to Marathons, and spend at least hal[…]

The North Face Ultra Endurance II
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The North Face Ultra Endurance II review I am a 41-year-old runner, about 170 pounds and 6’ 1” tall. I race all distances, from 5ks to Marathons, and spend at least half of my year trainin[…]

Brooks Levitate
90
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Brooks Levitate review The new Levitate boasts of “infinite energy return” through its DNA AMP midsole technology. The fit was extremely comfortable, but the midsole and outsole combined w[…]

Altra Escalante
91
Superb!

Altra Escalante review I have been a fan of Altra for some time. I transitioned to a zero drop shoe last year and found that I am less prone to injury since. I am a neutral runner with a midfoot strik[…]

Asics Gel Quantum 360
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Asics Gel Quantum 360 review While the Quantum 360 is not really intended for running, I ran 25 miles in them in several applications including easy jogging, sprinting, and hill climbs, and on various[…]