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Brooks Ghost 12: How do they perform for daily training?

94/100 by Zack Dunn
Brooks Ghost 12: How do they perform for daily training?
The Brooks Ghost line is well-known by runners and has been a very solid shoe option for years. This line is in the neutral, cushion category. I was very pleased with this running shoe in terms of overall comfort and support.   Specs Weight: 10.1 oz (size 9)  Stack height: 31 mm (Heel), 19 mm (Forefoot) Ride I was really pleased with the ride of the shoe. The first run I had done in these was 5 miles, three outside, two on the treadmill. It was at 7 minutes[…]

Adidas Response Trail: A minimal-cost entry in the maximalist trend

78/100 by Tucker Johnson
Adidas Response Trail: A minimal-cost entry in the maximalist trend
Oversized, maximalist soles have taken the running world by storm the past several years, with new materials promising record-shattering benefits. Unfortunately for many runners, the only thing larger than the soles on these monsters has been the price-tag.     These supportive, heavily cushioned trail shoes are a good entry point for neutral runners hoping to dip their toes into the oversized trend with a giant, fat sole and an extremely reasonable price tag.[…]

Brooks Glycerin 18: Cushioned or not?

88/100 by Susie Gettes
Brooks Glycerin 18: Cushioned or not?
I was so excited to get the latest and greatest Glycerin 18. I was so ready to start the Spring running season with a new pair of Brooks. This is my 4th pair of Glycerin, starting with the 15, and I have loved every pair.     They felt great slipping them on with the familiar feel of a Brooks running shoe. I also wear custom orthotics, and they slip right in and are immediately comfortable.   I decided to go out for an easy 5-mile run, and they felt good[…]

Hoka One One Clifton 6 - The shoe I want to run in

95/100 by Garth Mahosky
Hoka One One Clifton 6 - The shoe I want to run in
The Hoka One One Clifton 6 came into my rotation to phase out another cushioned, daily trainer on easier efforts and long runs. I opted for the Clifton 6 after putting about 100 miles on a pair of Hoka’s Rincons. The Clifton series has some passionate fans, and I had heard positive things about Clifton 6. So, took the chance on a pair.     At the time of this review, I have run over 100 miles in the shoes primarily on paved and concrete surfaces with som[…]

Merrell Vapor Glove 4 Women's Trail: Fits like a glove 

85/100 by Yen Tsang
Merrell Vapor Glove 4 Women's Trail: Fits like a glove 
I've been looking at this shoe for quite a while now, I'm not gonna lie, but when I think of Merrell, I think of middle-aged people buying shoes in Sports Direct. Nothing wrong with Sports Direct, of course—I buy my kids shoes there. But, when you want something more specialist, it might not be the first place you go. But, anyway, I'm going off course…  So, here I am now, a middle-aged woman, I've only gone and bought my first pair of Merrell, and I won[…]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37: More air, more flair

81/100 by Brandon Law
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37: More air, more flair
It's hard to not imagine a future, 50 years from now in which the Pegasus 87 has just been released and I'm telling my grandchildren how I remember running in the Pegasus 37. Such is the confidence I have that the Pegasus will still be around then. The Nike Pegasus has always been a very predictable shoe. Predictable in ride, fit, quality, and durability. That's why it's been so popular: you always know what you're going to get with the Pegasus.     Normally,[…]

Inov-8 Roclite G 275 - A racing flat for the trails

90/100 by John Matney
Inov-8 Roclite G 275 - A racing flat for the trails
The Inov-8 Roclite G 275 is medium weight and very versatile trail shoe. So much so that it works really well on technical, muddy, and smooth single track. There is adequate cushioning for distances up to 50K. The rockplate and toe guard does an exceptional job in protecting the feet. The outsole is very grippy on rock, sheds mud well and the traction is very, very good.      Wearing this shoe for my first two runs, I set PR’s on two of my favourite[…]

Under Armour Hovr Guardian 2 – Running beginners have a look!

82/100 by Michael Plendl
Under Armour Hovr Guardian 2 – Running beginners have a look!
Unboxing the Guardian 2, I was not impressed. It seemed to me like a standard running shoe, nothing fancy about it. You can tell at once that the shoe is heavy and stiff. The appearance as well is not something that is standing out.     What is something special is the sensor pod in the right shoe that you can connect to the Under Armour app, MapMyRun, that is downloadable for Apple and android system. But before going into detail, let's have an overview. &nbs[…]

Vibram FiveFingers V-Run: Minimalism at its finest

90/100 by Micah Hoang
Vibram FiveFingers V-Run: Minimalism at its finest
Vibram FiveFingers are what most people think of when they hear about minimalist shoes—probably because Vibram was one of the first shoe brands that decided to go all-in with making a running shoe that was minimal, comfortable, and unique.     This pair would be my second time trying out a minimalist shoe. The Xero Shoes I tried were minimal enough, but I knew that these FiveFingers would take it to the next level. Look and fit The colorway that I receiv[…]

Under Armour HOVR Velociti 2 review

91/100 by Martin Schmidt
Under Armour HOVR Velociti 2 review
They look neat, really vibrant colour in the blue and orange combo. They have a decent amount of outsole and smart threading. Due to the amount of outsole, this could be a daily trainer with maybe 6-800K in them.   Upper The upper fabric is a stretchable mesh with a linear pattern. The only overlay to the fabric is the UA logo, which pleases me. I prefer shoes without too many overlays because they remind me of old-fashioned tennis shoes. To me, it looks sleeker wi[…]