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2012 Top Running Trends – Minimalism…with a Twist

Posted on February 1, 2012 in Running Shoes

Pretty much everyone who’s followed running trends in recent years knows that minimalism – a movement inspired by barefoot running – has been as hot as an Alabama August. So the trend’s going to continue unabated in 2012, right? Not so fast. We have no doubt that many die-hard minimalists will continue to keep this […]

Saucony Kinvara 3 Sneak Peek

Posted on January 24, 2012 in Running Shoes

Saucony Kinvara 3 Men's Running Shoes

You’re forgiven if you couldn’t tell much a difference between your original pair of Kinvaras and your latest pair of Kinvara 2’s. And Saucony is forgiven for making minimal changes to their most popular minimal shoe last time around – the shoe rocked it, right out of the gate. But to stay on top, it […]

New Balance MT110/WT110 – First Look

Posted on December 28, 2011 in Running Shoes

New Balance faced a daunting task when updating the MT101 and the women’s version, the WT101. Plenty of customers rave about this shoe, and for good reason. The 101 struck a near-perfect balance by providing protection from lumps and bumps on the trail while still being light and nimble enough to please many in the […]

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Asics Gel-Fuji Racer – First Look

Posted on November 30, 2011 in Running Shoes

Not long ago, you couldn’t find a trail shoe under 10 oz. But in 2011, our trail shoe sales have been dominated by sub-10 oz models: New Balance MT101 and MT10 Minimus Trail, Saucony Peregrine, and Inov-8 f-lite 195 and f-lite 230. So it’s no wonder that Asics has come out with a trail shoe […]

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Brooks PureGrit – First Look

Posted on August 17, 2011 in Running Shoes

Runners seeking a more natural foot motion inevitably should find themselves running on trails. The natural terrain of the outdoors is more forgiving on the body compared to the paved world. As such, reductionist running shoes have taken hold of the trail running market. A reductionist shoe has at least one of the following attributes […]

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Brooks PureConnect – First Look

Posted on July 12, 2011 in Running Shoes

To address the current trends toward “barefoot” and “minimalist” running, more and more shoe companies are providing options to meet the demand. Where on the barefoot-to-traditional shoe continuum product offerings fall varies from company to company. For Spring 2012, Brooks is introducing a line of shoes, under the heading PureProject, that slot between the midpoint […]

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Saucony Kinvara 2 – First Look

Posted on January 10, 2011 in Running Shoes

The Saucony Kinvara was one of the hottest shoes in 2010, which normally is a very good thing.  The problem comes around a year later when the updated version is due.  Tradition dictates that you “improve” the model every 12-24 months, yet you have a shoe that is killing it, as it is.  What do […]

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Inov8 Road-X Lite 155 – First Look

Posted on December 28, 2010 in Running Shoes

February 2011, Inov8 is coming to market with three minimalist road shoes all with a suggested retail price of $110. The three shoes will compose a line of “X” minimalist road shoes that will expand to five in Fall 2011. The initial three shoe offering will address runners of various needs who are seeking to […]

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Saucony PowerGrid Cortana – First Look

Posted on December 23, 2010 in Running Shoes

What happens when Saucony applies principles of minimalism to a shoe that ain’t so minimal? The world is about to find out this Summer with the introduction of the Saucony PowerGrid Cortana. Saucony clearly understands minimalism, when it is defined by the “less is more” concept and small heel-toe drops.  The Saucony Kinvara is a […]

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Inov8 Bare-Grip 200 – First Look

Posted on December 21, 2010 in Running Shoes

Now available at Running Warehouse Inov8 was making minimalist trail shoes before it was hip to be minimal. A UK company, Inov8 (pronounced: innovate) was founded on the principle of providing trail shoes that would be engineered to work in extreme conditions. Unhappy with the unstable, high-off-the-ground trail shoes that were available in the market, […]

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