In-depth reviews of athletic shoes

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The Nike that can do it all

91/100 by Rion De Villiers
The Nike that can do it all
Let's get down to business. What writer has not started with that line before? Well, at least the writers I know of. But in this review, the business is about to get real—sort of, I guess. You will have to decide for yourself. What I am talking about is the Nike Downshifter 9. When looking at it from afar, it will hit you, like any other running shoe. It's nothing fancy, just a shoe. Or is it because what I can tell you is that the Downshifter 9 is something out of[…]

Big technology from a big brand, but do the shoes measure up?

68/100 by Neil Stevens
Big technology from a big brand, but do the shoes measure up?
Under Armour is a brand that I know well, I’ve been using their apparel for a decade. Until now, I’ve never tried their shoes, but I was willing to give some a go. I was testing the HOVR Guardian 2, and with all the talk/hype around the Machina, I was like a kid at Christmas on the day that these arrived.   The facts Purchase price - £130(RRP) Surface - Road Foot Type - Overpronation Drop - 8mm Tech - Bluetooth connectivity for a range of metrics[…]

Topo Ultrafly 3: A well balanced, everyday runner

89/100 by Sean Kiffe
Topo Ultrafly 3: A well balanced, everyday runner
With Topo shoes being a relatively newer brand of athletic shoes on the market, I wasn’t really expecting much. However, running in the Topo Ultrafly 3 was a pleasant surprise. There's the immediate feel of comfort, the light, and responsive quality, a heel-box to put others to shame and enough cushion to go the distance all added up to deliver a shoe worth mentioning.   Specs            Use          […]

Brooks GTS 20 review - A smooth ride for many miles

94/100 by Michael Liu
Brooks GTS 20 review - A smooth ride for many miles
I was excited to try on a pair of the new Adrenaline GTS 20 from Brooks. I’ve worn many Brooks shoes, most recently the Ghost 12’s. My last Adrenaline shoe was the 17’s. I was looking for a stability shoe and enjoyed the cushion that the Ghost’s offered, so I gave these a try. I’ve also tried the Ravenna line, and loved the lightweight yet stable feel of those. In these, I found a cushioned stability shoe that’s good on the joints and[…]

Morelia, Japanese handicraft masterpiece

95/100 by Galih Ridwan
Morelia, Japanese handicraft masterpiece
The idea of running without shoes had existed from ancient times when ordinary people walked barefoot, and it is considered healthy for the body. Human feet are naturally designed to handle running pressure for a long time without the support of any object.     Morelia II is here to offer the sensation of bare feet for those reliable footballers on the gridiron. This legendary shoe helped well-known names like superstar Rivaldo and Rogerio Ceni with their perf[…]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield - Does it shield enough?

80/100 by Marijke van den Hamer
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield - Does it shield enough?
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 outsole have been adapted for wet conditions. I’ve tested this shoe in different conditions and was somewhat surprised by the outcome.     The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Shield is a neutral running shoe that weighs 246 grams in the women’s model and has a 12mm forefoot stack and a 22 mm heel stack,[…]

Hoka One One Elevon 2 - Elevating the daily trainer

79/100 by Marijke van den Hamer
Hoka One One Elevon 2 - Elevating the daily trainer
I got to review the first version of this Hoka shoe, which was quite a responsive shoe, but it had some stability issues and the outsole wasn’t very durable. So I wanted to see what changes Hoka made in the second version of this shoe.      The weight and drop haven’t changed compared to the first version. The first version weighs 244 grams and the second 241 grams. Both versions have a 5mm drop, but the second version has a millimeter less un[…]

My thoughts on Puma Hybrid NX Ozone

90/100 by Aditya Mishra
My thoughts on Puma Hybrid NX Ozone
Puma Hybrid NX Ozone is one of the most underrated shoes of 2020. It deserves a lot as it is one of the best running shoes. It offers great comfort and traction and also looks attractive on the feet.     It is manufactured with one of Puma's latest technologies. It is exceptionally breathable. Ozone is also a good choice for those who want to look unique. The best part of the Puma Hybrid NX ozone is its pricing as it can compete with some of the other shoes, w[…]

Saucony Triumph 17: The everyday shoe for the high mileage runner

100/100 by Gary Roberson
Saucony Triumph 17: The everyday shoe for the high mileage runner
The Saucony Triumph 17 is the newest version of this shoe. This is a premium cushioned shoe in the Saucony line. This shoe retails for $150 and is the most cushioned neutral shoe that Saucony offers.     The Triumph 17 weighs 10.7 ounces and has an 8mm drop and a pretty high stack height with the heel at 33.5mm and the forefoot at 25.54mm.   Design/appearance Saucony designed this shoe with comfort in mind. This particular shoe has three color options to[…]

Nike Free Trainer VIII: A very good shoe for gym training

80/100 by Michele Cecchini
Nike Free Trainer VIII: A very good shoe for gym training
This is my review for the Nike Free Trainer VIII, which I have used for the past year during my HIIT training classes. Specifications Use: Gym training Arch support: neutral Price: Average £70  Closure: Laces with a glove fitting sensation I have used this shoe for cardio training, grit strength classes with various lifting in short but intense sessions, and plyometrics classes with steps with different levels of raises. (Check on Les Mills GRIT for a better[…]