The Nike Zoom Streak 6 is the latest evolution in a long line of lightweight marathon racers from Nike. While the fit, cushioning, and traction are superb, a subpar ... upper construction holds back the shoe
The New Balance FuelCore Sonic has all the makings of a solid trainer for logging big miles, a firm responsive midsole, beefy outsole, and durable upper with a great ... fit. The Boa lacing might seem a bit gimmicky, but it does a great job of distributing pressure and is wickedly fast to put on and take off, which helps get those
The New Balance Vazee Pace v2 is a great no-frills, performance daily trainer. This model should be on the shortlist of options for a seasoned runner looking for a ... shoe that can handle major mileage while still providing comfort and a firm, efficient ride. This isn’t a zero drop, or memory-foam-plush riding, or knit upper
The Nike LunarEpic is so called because it combines two of Nike’s latest, greatest and costliest high tech features, a Flyknit upper and Lunarlon sole unit. Being ... a fan of both technologies, which in no other shoe can be found together, I was stoked for this Epic union. Had Nike left the epic-ness below the ankle I have no
The Brooks PureCadence 5 promises to be a lightweight yet supportive shoe with an innovative upper. Especially coming from a company with the capability and history ... of Brooks, these fail to impress.
The Saucony Zealot was my first shoe that could be considered maximally cushioned - even if its on the lower end of the maximal scale, and I’m hooked. The midsole ... is obviously the highlight of this shoe, and it makes every landing soft without robing too much extra energy, while the sumptuous upper fits in well with the
The Adistar Boost ESM brings Adidas top of line technology into a supportive shoe. So while it may be fairly (read, super) pricey compared to many similar shoes, it ... offers incredible comfort with boost foam thrown in to take the edge off of the otherwise hard supportive foam
While at first they felt stiff and awkward to run in they improved with every run, and have grown into my favorite shoes for logging easy road miles in. And they ... seem to possess more than enough durability to be up to the task for the foreseeable future. Its hard to imagine how long it will take to wear out the massive sole
The Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 is an incredibly comfortable shoe with a lightweight and flexible construction thanks in a large part to what has to be the greatest upper ... in any shoe I’ve had the privilage of wearing. The Flyknit upper felt like a second skins and didn’t cause the slightest discomfort on even long, rainy runs.