Doug Turner

Doug Turner
Doug is a Scottish documentary and fashion photographer and filmmaker. Stumbling into the sneaker game later than usual, he started out behind a camera through long hiking expeditions around the world. Seeking a cleaner aesthetic, Doug now works mostly in fashion and sport, opting for outdoor locations rather than a studio.

Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22
89
Great!

One of Brooks’ most revered and popular stability shoes gets a well-needed modern update for 2022. I love this daily runner because I see it as the Jack-of-all-trades running shoe, thanks to a b[…]

Altra Lone Peak 6
89
Great!

Whether you’re a dedicated zero-drop runner, just dipping your toe into it for the first time, or like to spice up your rotation with something new, I can attest that the Altra Lone Peak 6 is a[…]

Altra Provision 6
86
Good!

I am pleased with this mid-cushioned, zero-drop stability shoe that continues Altra’s core line while continuing to add some unique features. If you’re new to the zero-drop scene, I’[…]

Altra Mont Blanc
76
Bad!

What seems like it might be set to be Altra’s new flagship shoe, definitely by the name at least, packs a lot of promise. With a peppy and supportive midsole, this zero-drop trail shoe provides[…]

Hoka Arahi 6
87
Great!

I recognized the significant similarity between this Hoka’s lightweight stability shoe and its predecessor, the Arahi 5, with a nice, even amount of cushioning and consistent yet subtle stabilit[…]

PUMA Velocity Nitro 2
88
Great!

The PUMA Velocity Nitro 2 offers a seriously competent and comfortable all-rounder running shoe in a fairly priced package. I am obsessed with the shoe's plush midsole, insane grip, and attention-grab[…]

Saucony Peregrine 12
86
Good!

The minimal drop trail shoe is a versatile all-rounder for someone who wants that go-anywhere, do-anything shoe. With nice features like a solid outsole and rock plate, the Peregrine 12 really impress[…]

ASICS Gel Nimbus Lite 3
87
Great!

I commend the ASICS Gel Nimbus Lite 3 for being an ultra-plush lightweight daily runner. This is a stylish, comfy, and ultimately fun daily runner that takes me as far as I want in it and it's all con[…]

On Cloudflow 3.0
87
Great!

The ON Cloudflow 3.0 is an all-rounder running shoe that brings some of the best elements of the previous Cloudflow and improves on as much as it possibly can. I love the rigidity and durability of th[…]

ASICS Gel Nimbus 24
88
Great!

The ASICS Gel Nimbus 24 is a plush all-rounder that I confirmed to be a perfect partner for long recovery days or simply a reliable 5k shoe. With a brand-new midsole and tonnes of comfort throughout t[…]

Adidas Ultraboost 22
90
Superb!

I relished using the Adidas Ultraboost 22 as a daily runner because it is super-comfy and doubles as a piece of show-stopping streetwear. Using chunky amounts of the infamous Ultraboost foam, I loved[…]

Nike Revolution 6
85
Good!

The Nike Revolution 6 is a really popular running shoe that feels more and more like a sneaker the longer you wear it. With an exciting feeling midsole, I found that the Revolution 6 is ready for some[…]

Nike Flex Run 2021
79
Decent!

Based on my wear and lab tests, the Nike Flex Run 2021 is a shoe that puts comfort, sustainability, and usability at the heart of its construction. Even better, it does not feel taxing on foot, weight[…]

New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v12
87
Great!

With this iteration, I proved that the NB 860 series continues to provide amazing support for flat feet and overpronation. Ever improving, I loved that the v12 has brought some new technology into thi[…]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 FlyEase
77
Bad!

The Nike Pegasus 38 was already one of my favourite daily workhorses. With an added easy on/off FlyEase zip and lacing, I found the Pegasus 38s more accessible not only to me but to more people. I als[…]

ASICS GT 1000 10
88
Great!

The GT 1000 lineup has been excellent, budget-friendly shoes for years now and the 10th iteration is no different. With improvements in the upper and heel locking, I found that the GT 1000 10 brings a[…]

ASICS Gel Excite 8
86
Good!

The ASICS Gel Excite 8 is an all-around runner, which in my opinion, is suitable for those who want a mixture of an easy training shoe and something that could work for everyday wear. With simplicity[…]

PUMA Velocity Nitro
92
Superb!

The PUMA Velocity Nitro is a versatile daily trainer, and from my observations and experience, it packs some upper-market features at a lower price point. With a comfy midsole, nice energy return, and[…]

Nike Flex Experience Run 10
81
Good!

I enjoyed the Nike Flex Experience Run 10 as an all-around running shoe with a lightweight construction and featherweight price point. With a perfect fit and huge amounts of flexibility, I also loved[…]

Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX
85
Great!

The Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX is a waterproof hiking boot that feels lightweight and supportive and looks and performs like it’s from the 21st century. I love the mixture of grip and waterproofi[…]

ASICS Gel Contend 7
84
Good!

If you're looking for one of the best-value running shoes out there, the ASICS Gel Contend 7 is it. I love that this shoe provided ample cushioning for short to medium-length runs. The tough construct[…]

Nike Renew Ride 2
74
Bad!

The Nike Renew Ride 2 is another budget shoe to enter the market, which is a very difficult area to lead in because of the lack of features these shoes have. The Renew Ride 2 wins my love when it come[…]

New Balance Shando
76
Bad!

New Balance Shando is incredibly comfortable and beautiful-looking. I noticed that this shoe is inspired by the ruggedness of the current trail trend. They may not actually be too suited for any serio[…]

Salomon X Ultra 4
82
Good!

The Salomon X Ultra 4 looks like the sort of hiking shoe you expect in 2021, lightweight and robust with a slew of features to get you walking further. While some are hesitant about the high ankle sup[…]

Salomon XT-6
87
Good!

The Salomon XT-6 has been a hugely popular shoe for nearly a decade both for its looks and its ability to take on a trail. With heaps of protection, insane grip, and a responsive, speedy ride, the XT-[…]

Merrell Nova 2
84
Good!

With less flair than many modern alternatives, I couldn't deny that the Merrell Nova 2 is a traditionally designed trail running shoe. However, in my personal encounters with its versatility and grip,[…]

Nike SB Nyjah Free 2
89
Good!

The Nike SB Nyjah Free 2 is a leading silhouette in the skateboard scene. With the skateboard market becoming a bigger deal, I noticed that the innovation from the Air Max lines is incorporated into t[…]

Nike MX-720-818
89
Good!

I see the Nike Air Max MX-720-818 as a creative offering in the Air Max line. An even more aesthetic-led sneaker than the 720 silhouette that it’s based on, the MX-720-818 offers something diffe[…]

Vans Ave Pro
82
Bad!

I found that the Vans Ave Pro is the brand's most technical shoe to date. Filled with features like an elasticated sock liner, cupsole, and built-in shank, using this shoe in the skatepark feels right[…]

Nike Air Zoom-Type
85
Decent!

Launched under the new N.354 sublabel, I found the Nike Zoom-Type CJ2033-100 more comfortable than other chunky trainers on the market today like the Adidas Ultraboost. More technical marvel than a sn[…]

Nike Juniper Trail
80
Good!

The Nike Juniper Trail is an affordable off-road shoe that I found ideal for beginners and people who want a little more grip for easy trails. With durable materials, trail-specific design features, a[…]

New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v11
90
Superb!

New Balance’s stability running shoe, Fresh Foam 860 v11, provides amazing support, which I believe is superb for overpronators. I realized that although this shoe has some catches, it’s t[…]

Nike Air Max Excee
87
Good!

The Nike Air Max Excee comes with loads of vibrant and exciting colorways, which I found to pair well with athletic ensembles. While the quality of the sneaker did not hugely impress me, it is a fair[…]

Nike Air Trainer 3
88
Good!

There's no doubt about it, the Nike Air Trainer 3 is a beautiful shoe. A resurrection of the 1988 Nike Air Trainer SC, I am impressed with this pioneering crossover for multiple sports. Today it's a p[…]

Salomon Sense Pro 4
88
Great!

Grippy, responsive, and fine-tuned ride – this is how I define the Salomon Sense Pro 4 from my wear tests. As the newest entry to Salomon's racing category, this shoe met my expectations with an[…]

Nike Air Max 2090
89
Good!

As a predecessor of the original Air Max 90, Nike Air Max 2090 feels that there's plenty of comfort in there to get excited about. I easily got my feet in, thanks to its stretchy sock liner, which als[…]

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6
87
Great!

I noticed that the sixth version of the Nike Terra Kiger doesn’t try to change hugely from the Terra Kiger 5, except in a few ways. The fastest trail shoe from Nike, the Terra Kiger 6 feels lowe[…]

Vans UltraRange EXO
82
Bad!

The UltraRange EXO isn't Vans first step into a pure lifestyle sneaker, with the likes of the UltraRange and the ISO taking that claim. Taking this sneaker out in our actual affairs, I confirmed that[…]

Adidas Busenitz
91
Great!

The Adidas Busenitz has been around for a while but after I witnessed its durability and versatility, it's easy to understand how it stands on its own against modern skate shoes. More than anything, i[…]

Skechers Max Cushioning Elite
82
Good!

With the Skechers Max Cushioning Elite, I experienced market-leading cushioning at a budget-friendly price point. With comfort at the forefront, I commend these shoes for being a great option for begi[…]

Nike Air Max Infinity
86
Good!

Nike Air Max Infinity made me feel like I am wearing socks instead of shoes because of the unbelievably snug pleasure it brings. It is genuinely one of the most comfortable Nike sneaker pairs that I h[…]

Nike Air Max 270 React
85
Decent!

The Nike Air Max 270 React might just be the closest to perfect that Nike’s got. Super comfortable, lightweight, and offered in a range of colorways, I couldn't help but be drawn to this sneaker[…]

ASICS GT 1000 9
88
Great!

The ASICS GT 1000 series is alive and well in its ninth iteration. I found that the ASICS GT 1000 9 is a budget-friendly stability shoe that's also perfect for everyday jogs. With some excellent featu[…]

ASICS Gel Pulse 11
85
Good!

The ASICS Gel Pulse 11 is a great all-around shoe that I recommend for budget-conscious runners. With little change from previous models, I can rely on this running shoe as a great daily trainer. Ther[…]

Nike Air Max 200
89
Good!

I found that the Nike Air Max 200 upholds the Air Max line's high standards. From supreme underfoot comfort to sturdiness, I couldn't be more satisfied. The clincher is that I caught the onlookers' st[…]

Jordan React Havoc
83
Good!

Nike’s Jordan React Havoc is a super-versatile running shoe that can stand on its own during my fast-paced workouts and training. With this running shoe, I am treated with extra bonuses like an[…]

Nike Air Max 720
89
Good!

Air Max 720 is a product of the attempt to try something different. With a full-length Air Pocket, which I measured to be 38mm tall, the line is reaching new, design-oriented heights. Although this sh[…]

Nike Air Max 97
89
Good!

What else can I say about the Nike Air Max 97 that hasn't been said before, the shoe has literally had books written about it. I found it to be an athletic, versatile, and comfy sneaker that looks inc[…]

Danner Trail 2650
91
Superb!

The Danner Trail 2650, which I found to be a supremely comfortable and capable hiking shoe, boasts a heritage and style that’s brought the early 20th century into the 21st. These are more than j[…]

Adidas Puremotion
90
Great!

The Adidas Puremotion is an affordable running-inspired sneaker that provides all-day comfort for most activities. I am impressed with its comfort and sleek looks. I also found it a great beginner run[…]

Adidas Terrex Free Hiker
91
Superb!

Okay, this is a seriously comfy hiking boot. While it is super lightweight on my feet, it didn't stint on cushioning and aesthetic with an extra-plush midsole, as well as bold styling. However, this m[…]

Nike Air Max 270
89
Good!

Through a series of tests, I established that the Air Max 270 is a sleek, sporty, lightweight lifestyle shoe. With a huge 32 mm heel height, it's definitely a head-turner. Ultimately, this is a durabl[…]

Nike Air Max 98
89
Good!

As per my judgement, the Nike Air Max 98 suffers from middle child syndrome. Trying too hard to be equal to what came before (the AM 95) and carefree enough so that people don't notice. This Air Max f[…]

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX
88
Great!

I am amazed by the almost indestructible, waterproof rugged low-cut hiking shoe that is the Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX. It definitely kept my feet moisture-free during my hikes. While it feels lightwe[…]

Vans Old Skool Pro
92
Great!

The Vans Old Skool Pro is an update on their legendary original skate shoe. While other trainers are going for higher and higher-tech, I found that this one is a classic that boasts improvements on wh[…]

Vans SK8-Hi
92
Great!

The Vans Sk8-Hi is the original subculture sneaker. Slipping the pair on my feet, I verified that it was built as a super-padded yet air-welcoming skate shoe. Today, not only do I love it as a piece o[…]

Vans Old Skool
92
Great!

Vans Old Skools have soared from subculture staple to mainstream fame repeatedly over the years. It’s easy to see why. With a classic, versatile silhouette, brand recognition, and a comfortable,[…]

Vans Era
90
Great!

The Vans Era is a part of skate and sneaker history. The first shoe to be apt for skating, it provided ample ankle support thanks to its padded collar. The silhouette is an instant classic that pairs[…]

Vans Authentic
91
Great!

There's so much that's already been said about the Vans Authentic but if there is one thing I can confirm, it lives up to being a classic. It's a shoe that began an entire movement in the California s[…]

Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
89
Great!

The Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX is the baseline for what should be expected of hiking shoes. It feels lightweight, it protects my feet from moisture, and it keeps me from accidentally slipping, what’s[…]

Merrell Moab 2 GTX
87
Great!

The Merrell Moab 2 GTX is a well-built hiking shoe, this is something I affirmed in our lab and actual hiking scrutiny. With heaps of comfort and a solid waterproofing system, the Moab 2 GTX is defini[…]

Nike Air Max Plus
89
Good!

It's really hard to find any faults in the Nike Air Max Plus. For one, it's still one of the best, most unique-looking trainers I found on the market. It feels incredibly comfortable, and aside from t[…]

Nike Air Max 95
88
Good!

Even I couldn't deny that the Nike Air Max 95 is Air Max royalty. One of the most popular trainers in the world, it has been subject to numerous rereleases. On my conducted lab tests, I confirmed that[…]

Nike Air Max 90
89
Good!

What I love about the Air Max 90 is it's a sneaker with a backstory. Everyone has seen it and most love it but I personally admire it for its incredible quality, which is unquestionably ready for roug[…]

Reebok Club C 85
92
Great!

We all know that the Reebok Club C85 is a piece of history. Made to fit in with the cleanest, upper-class circles, the sneaker world took hold of the Club C85 and hasn't let go. From skaters to rapper[…]

Adidas Stan Smith
92
Great!

We all know that the Adidas Stan Smith is a legendary sneaker with a claim to fame as the original white tennis shoe for the masses. Culture has respected that for the last 50 years, the Stan Smith is[…]