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Asics Sneak ‘Peak’

Posted on January 16, 2012 in Running Shoes

Our Asics field rep was kind enough to drop by today with two big ol’ bags of Fall 2012 shoe samples. Our desks runneth over with running shoes! As you can see, one of the big stories for the Fall ’12 collection will be color – and lots of it. Asics is going big on […]

New Balance 890 v2 – First Look

Posted on in Running Shoes

The original 890 – introduced in February 2011 – quickly became a popular lightweight trainer for the neutral runner who still wanted plenty of cushioning along with a responsive ride. But for all its fans, it also left a few folks unimpressed. Love it or hate it, the 890 sold well enough that New Balance […]

New Balance MT110/WT110 – Our Take

Posted on January 13, 2012 in Running Shoes

Our Tweet This update to the 101 lightweight trail racer gets low (4mm heel-to-toe drop) and goes to a natural running last for more forefoot room. (View the Men’s MT110 and Women’s WT110.) Runners Say “The MT110 is actually one of the most versatile trail shoes on the road that I’ve seen. I was impressed […]


Asics Gel Excel33 – Our Take

Posted on January 12, 2012 in Running Shoes

The 33 collection by Asics is fast expanding (the Instinct33 trail shoe comes out in less than a month), so as fast as Asics keeps servin’ ’em up, we’re going to keep reviewin’ ’em. Our Tweet Giving more bounce without much more ounce, Asics Gel Excel33 is in essence a Blur33 with more cushioning technology. […]


Race of the Month: Maui Oceanfront Marathon

Posted on in Run Life

Once a month we’ll be profiling a run event that sparks our interest. Don’t think of it as an exhaustive survey of the cool races out there or a ringing endorsement of any one event. We just want to share our take on some fun events and encourage you to get racing in 2012. Maui. […]


2012 Top Running Trends – Focus on Recovery

Posted on January 11, 2012 in Run Life

For the rest of the month, we’ll be counting down the top running trends we see taking shape in 2012. Feel free to check back at the end of the year to see where our crystal ball was a bit cracked and where it was “crystal” clear! We’re starting off with Trend #10: Focus on […]


Escape the Matrix with Asics Gel Neo33

Posted on in Running Shoes

We had some fun with the Asics Gel Neo33 (see the Men’s Neo33 and Women’s Neo33), for starters because of its name. It’s certainly not a bad name – it just reminds us of one of our favorite movie characters from a certain blockbuster Hollywood franchise. And as much as we tried, we couldn’t resist […]


Olympic Marathon Trials – What to Watch For

Posted on January 10, 2012 in Run Life

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials are less than a week away – this Saturday, January 14, 2012. The race won’t be televised live or streaming on the Web, though you can get minute-by-minute updates through Runner’s World here. NBC also will be showing a tape-delay program of both trial races from 3:00-5:00 EST on […]


Saucony ProGrid Guide 5 – Our Take

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Our Tweet Heel down 4mm, weight down 2.0 oz – Guide 5 is a wake-up call from Saucony. With more flexibility and cushion, this moderate support shoe is a great trainer. (See Women’s Colors and Men’s Colors.) Big Updates 8mm Heel-to-Toe Drop: Saucony did their homework (i.e. a ton of research and computer modeling) to […]


Saucony Endorphin LD3 – Our Take

Posted on January 9, 2012 in Running Shoes

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (and of course, you are), you’ll remember that a few years ago we kind of ragged on the Saucony Endorphin LD2 (click here and scroll to the bottom for a recap). We weren’t being harsh because the LD2 was a bad shoe (it certainly wasn’t), but because […]

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