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Asics GT 2000 4 - A well done classic

92/100 by Frank DuCett
Asics GT 2000 4 - A well done classic
The ASICS GT 2000-4 inspires confidence. When looking at these shoes, you can see the quality construction in every area from materials, stitching, padding and reflective strips. This shoe has been a long time in the evolutionary process, changing a little every year and getting better with each new version.   Breathability These are the shoes you pack when space is limited to only one pair. I ran in Tanzania for 3 weeks in January. Around and around the orphanage[…]

The Nike Zoom Pegasus 33

90/100 by Lester Daniels
The Nike Zoom Pegasus 33
My motivation for buying the Nike Zoom Elite 8. What I found in the Elites was that the running experience in whole related to my running style. As a neutral runner with a heel strike, the transition from heel to toe, for me made perfect sense. The sole comfort and ride for my weight (74kg) and medium build proved to be an ideal match. My average pace of 4 to 5 min per km made this shoe a good blend of comfort and speed. Besides, look at it, how visually appealing is thi[…]

The Mizuno Wave Paradox 2

80/100 by Erinc Atilla
The Mizuno Wave Paradox 2
After running became more than just a hobby, I decided to invest for a more suitable shoe. Being an overpronator, the Mizuno Wave Paradox 2 was the first shoe suggested to me by a local shop. After trying other models, I decided to buy them.   General views Mostly, I am running on asphalt roads. Therefore, during a rainy day, traction is important for me. The Wave Paradox is known to have a superior control for a road shoe.The Double wave plate covers the full[…]

Value meets quality - The Asics Gel Flux 3

80/100 by Frank DuCett
Value meets quality - The Asics Gel Flux 3
For years I have been reaching past Asics Flux 3 in favor of the many Ghosts, Nimbus, Pegasus, and GTs.  Finally, I relented to the purchase of the Asics Gel Flux 3 which has turned out to be one of the better shoe buying decisions I had ever made. Built This is a very clean and good looking shoe, well built and without frills, designed for the lighter weight neutral runner. Some of the materials used to build this shoe are the same as those found in Asics[…]

A few strides with The Mizuno Wave Rider 18

75/100 by Lovebel Talisic
A few strides with The Mizuno Wave Rider 18
I own a running shoe from the Mizuno Wave Rider 18. I usually prefer a shoe with a narrower forefoot, but I still want to give the Rider 18 a try. I personally choose this shoe because it is lightweight and I read a lot of reviews mentioning how durable and comfortable the shoe is.    Breathability and Comfort The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 has a mesh upper coverage and I expected the shoe to be breathable. However, when I first tried the shoe, after running a few m[…]

When form meets function - The Adidas Duramo 7

80/100 by Dann Ivan Cabije
When form meets function - The Adidas Duramo 7
The Adidas Duramo 7 captured my attention because I thought it looked visually endearing. Out of all the entry-level running shoes that I have seen in this local sports store that I went into, it was, for me, the one that grabbed me the most. I consider myself to be an entry-level runner, so I thought it best to check out the basic options.     The first thing about the Duramo 7 that caught my eye was the seamless design of its upper unit. I saw that the fa&cc[…]