In-depth reviews of athletic shoes

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Saucony Triumph 17 - Great shoe for heel strikers and longer distances

91/100 by Marijke van den Hamer
Saucony Triumph 17 - Great shoe for heel strikers and longer distances
This is a shoe that I’ve wanted to try for a while now. I’ve been looking at the previous version of this shoe, but just never got around to it, so when the Triumph 17 came out I just had to buy it. In case you are wondering how we all of a sudden ended up with version number 17 if the previous version was a 5, well, there were the Saucony Triumph 1 to 12 and then the Triumph 12 became the ISO 1 and then there were the Triumph ISO 2 to 5, that together makes[…]

Hoka One One Torrent – The perfect friend for long trails

98/100 by Mattia Poletto
Hoka One One Torrent – The perfect friend for long trails
I have been following Hoka One One’s releases for some time, but for a reason or another, I have never managed to test any of their shoes. I have recently started to train for a multi-terrain 50 miler, and the higher training volume seemed like the perfect excuse to put one of their most popular shoes to the test.     As most shoes from Hoka, the Torrent comes across as fairly bulky and heavy. However, I have learnt not to judge a book by its cover. The[…]

Why Nike Winflo 4?

80/100 by Rakesh Verma
Why Nike Winflo 4?
Although Nike releases its models very frequently, and the latest model available with Nike Zoom Winflo 7, I still use the Nike Zoom Winflo 4. I love this model because it's a lightweight shoe approximately 250 gm to 300 gm and available with a budget amount of Rs. 7999/- (INR).     It's ideal for runners having neutral pronation for daily use and regular running practice on road or ground. It gives perfect breathability and smooth transitions and traction thr[…]

New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v10:  In case you missed it, quite a bit of cushioned bang for your bucks! 

98/100 by Ken Emanuel
New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v10:  In case you missed it, quite a bit of cushioned bang for your bucks! 
Introduced around March of 2020, the 880 v10 is a "sleeper" in the wide array of cushioned, reliable trainers. This durable, lightweight trainer could be a lot of things to a lot of runners.     Upper fit and function I'm a sucker for the step-in feel—I admit—and this 880 immediately feels like your wayward feet have finally found their home. It has a soft, hypo-knit upper that is reinforced like a saddle at the mid-foot, along with a generous but[…]

Brooks Ricochet 2 review

97/100 by Louise Shirley
Brooks Ricochet 2 review
Brooks, founded in 1914, originally made shoes for a wide range of different sports. Over time, its focus narrowed to running, a decision that has evidently paid off! I know countless runners who are outspoken Brooks devotees.     While some of my favourite running tights and shirts are from this company, I don’t have much experience with their shoes, other than the PureGrit 2. I haven’t identified strongly with the brand in the past, but the Ricoc[…]

Columbia Vitesse OutDry: A comfortable, waterproof hiking shoe

70/100 by Louise Shirley
Columbia Vitesse OutDry: A comfortable, waterproof hiking shoe
I am an avid hiker and backpacker, and Columbia is a brand I look to for both outdoor clothing and footwear. I had an old pair of waterproof Columbia shoes (similar to the Wayfinder) that I loved and wore for years. Columbia seriously knows how to make durable, high-quality products. I find their prices to be reasonable, too.  The Vitesse OutDry is a comfortable, waterproof hiking shoe for people looking for protection without the restriction of the traditional hiki[…]

Nike Wild Trail - One of the best shoes, you have never heard of!

70/100 by Dylan Jardine
Nike Wild Trail - One of the best shoes, you have never heard of!
Nike Wild Trail: you have probably never seen these shoes in a store nor on Nike’s website. They were made and designed for small, third-world markets. A few online thrift stores have these shoes, but they are few and far between.     They come from a campaign of Nike’s called “Better World’. They are cheap, relatively speaking, options for $97,61. But, wow, do they get the job done! Shoe overview They have good all-round cushioning usi[…]

A review of the Reebok Trideca 200

85/100 by Joel Del Bosque
A review of the Reebok Trideca 200
I am here to give my personal experience review of the Reebok Trideca 200 that I’ve been using on and off for over two months. I would call the Reebok Trideca 200 a neutral running shoe that I’ve personally used for outside road running, the gym treadmill, and low impact leg day workouts at the gym. I can say that I have not been disappointed by the shoe.    The look My favorite thing about the shoe is the aesthetic of it. Most colorways that I&rsq[…]

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel v3 – The honest shoe +

98/100 by Gavin Lawson
New Balance FuelCore Nitrel v3 – The honest shoe +
I have to confess; when it comes to New Balance running shoes, I’m a bit of a fan. I’ve always had good experiences with them, and some of the running shoes I’ve had, have gone way beyond my expectations. To date, I’ve done six reviews for RunRepeat, and three of them have been on New Balance shoes—and here comes the fourth. I’m a passionate runner, albeit it an ageing passionate runner, and love everything to do with running. As well[…]

New Generation Cloudflow

95/100 by Jan Schneider
New Generation Cloudflow
So, the time that every runner doesn’t like came. I started getting some problems with my hamstrings during some of my runs. Almost immediately, I took a close look at my running shoes and discovered that I had run with this beloved pair for a bit more than 900km. It was 900 km ago that I tried my first pair of the On Cloudflow shoes. I liked them—they were comfortable, lightweight, and more importantly, kept me injury free for all these miles.  It was t[…]