Sean Kiffe

Sean Kiffe

My name is Sean Kiffe. I live with my wife and three daughters in Missoula, MT where I teach middle school science. I am primarily a trail runner but also dabble in road events occasionally. Currently, I am working my way into ultra distances and will be doing my first 50K and 100K trail races this season.


Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Altra Torin 5
74
Bad!

Altra Torin 5 review The Torin 5 delivers a great package of performance and comfort in a shoe that is both cushioned and responsive. Who should buy the Torin 5 The Altra Torin 5 is a shoe best suited[…]

Altra Superior 5
87
Great!

Altra Superior 5 review The Altra Superior 5 is a light and responsive trail running shoe. Built for speed on the trail, the Superior 5 is ready to move fast. Priced affordably, the Superior 5 is an o[…]

Asics Gel Venture 8
79
Good!

Asics Gel Venture 8 Review The Asics Gel Venture 8 is a solid trail runner with a modest price tag. The high-traction sole combined with just enough cushion and a comfortable upper make this shoe a go[…]

Altra Olympus 4.0
89
Great!

Altra Olympus 4.0 review The Altra Olympus 4.0 really checks off most of the boxes for an all-around great trail runner. Its great traction, ample cushion, rugged sole, well-planned out construction,[…]

Brooks Bedlam 3
83
Good!

Brooks Bedlam 3 review A springy step in a stability shoe is what Brooks promised, and that’s exactly what the Bedlam 3 delivered. The DNA Amp cushioning is just right, and its responsiveness is[…]

Nike Varsity Compete TR 3
74
Good!

Nike Varsity Compete TR 3 review The Nike Varsity Compete TR 3 is a jack-of-all-trades athletic shoe that finds itself at home in a variety of settings. Whether you're lifting weights, doing Crossfit,[…]

Altra Viho
86
Great!

Altra Viho review The Altra Viho is a great everyday road running shoe. If you´re a runner who´s looking for a simple yet stylish running shoe that gives you all that Altra has to offer, t[…]

Altra Lone Peak 4.5
89
Great!

Altra Lone Peak 4.5 review The Altra Lone Peak 4.5 is a burly and responsive trail running shoe built for tackling tuff terrain like its Montana namesake Lone Peak in Big Sky. This iteration of the Lo[…]

Salomon Supercross
88
Great!

Salomon Supercross review The Salomon Supercross is an excellent choice for someone looking to have a shoe that’s ready to take their trail running up a notch. A very aggressive sole allows for[…]

Asics Gel Venture 7
84
Good!

Asics Gel Venture 7 review The Asics Gel Venture 7 is a good trail running shoe for someone looking to cut their teeth on trail running. The price is right and the features are exactly what you need f[…]

Altra Torin 4
90
Superb!

Altra Torin 4 review I am, as always, a big fan of the zero-drop and wide foot-shaped toe box. The Torin 4 feels light and responsive. It is cushioned appropriately and has great aeration. The shoe se[…]

Salomon Speedcross 5
92
Superb!

Salomon Speedcross 5 review The Salomon Speedcross 5 is an impressive shoe. Its performance on difficult, steep and rugged trails is bar none. Traction is this shoes middle name. The comfort and airy[…]

Altra Timp
86
Great!

Altra Timp review When the Altra launched this year, there was a lot of buzz and anticipation surrounding the shoe. As a trail runner, I was excited to see what it offered. Having run in both the Lone[…]