Nate Melster

Nate Melster
I run marathons, and I have for 10 years. I started pretty slow with the goal just to finish. Through running a lot and training, I have brought my time down enough to qualify for Boston. I have run the six Worlds Marathon Majors, including Boston 3 times. I run year round, always training and running 40-80 miles per week

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ASICS Versablast

{section_summary} {section_positive} {section_negative} ASICS Versablast review The ASICS Versablast is a lightweight running shoe that can be used for short-distance runs. It does not provide you wit[…]

On Cloudultra

{section_summary} On Cloudultra review This is a trail running shoe that has the cushion for long-distance runs and the traction for technical terrain. It also works for some road running. Who this sh[…]

Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2

{section_summary} Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 Review The Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 shoes do not perform well on long-distance and quick-paced runs.  However, because the shoe looks nice an[…]

ASICS Gel Contend 6

ASICS Gel Content 6 review The ASICS Contend 6 is a cheap running shoe that lasts a long time, but it lacks everything you might want from a high-end running shoe. It may be good for someone going for[…]

Adidas Sensebounce+

{section_summary} {section_positive} {section_negative} Adidas Sensebounce+ review The Adidas Sensebounce+ is a modern-day performance shoe that doubles as a lifestyle shoe. It is an affordable option[…]

Adidas Pulseboost HD

{section_summary} Adidas Pulseboost HD review The Pulseboost HD is a great training shoe from Adidas. It can be used for intervals and speed workouts on the road or even the track. I just would not re[…]

Adidas Ultraboost S&L

{section_summary} {section_positive} {section_negative} Adidas Ultraboost S&L review The Adidas Ultraboost S&L is a comfortable, bouncy running shoe. They are not the lightest for short-distan[…]