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Brooks PureGrit 3 Shoe Review

Brooks’ 3rd version of the PureGrit model.  Let’s take a look at the new update. INITIAL IMPRESSSIONS The PureGrit 3 came in at 10 oz (~284 g) with a 4 mm drop.  Each version has slightly increased in weight (9.15 oz (1st Version) & 9.7 oz (2nd...

OPEDIX Core-Tec Shorts Review

The claim “…patented Opedix Technology to enhance core stability while alleviating hip and back pain during training, rehab and everyday pursuits. …, the CORE-Tec™ short mimics the gluteus-medius muscle to align the pelvic region, promoting a...

New Balance MT110 V2 Shoe Review

The long awaited update to the MT110 version is here from New Balance.  I have not run in the first iteration of this shoe, thus my review will be limited to version 2.  Let’s take a look at the MT110 V2. INITIAL IMPRESSSIONS The MT110 V2 came in at...

HOKA ONE ONE MAFATE SPEED SHOE REVIEW

The Mafate Speed – Hoka’s with traction!  Let’s take a look at the Mafate Speed. INITIAL IMPRESSIONS The Mafate Speed fits well, but feels a little narrow.  With a 35mm in the heel and 31mm in the forefoot, they still feel light on the feet.  They...

ICEBUG ARDOR OLX SHOE REVIEW

“New style in the Icebug running line! Ardor is a durable off trail and orienteering shoe for training and racing when a higher level of shock absorption is desired.” The ”OLX” is the Icebug’s traction technology for off trail shoes.  Yes, there are...

Brooks Cascadia 9 Shoe Review

How many versions can a shoe go through and still maintain their success? Runner’s World has selected the Cascadia 9 as their Editor’s Choice for the Spring 2014 trail shoe guide. For you Cascadia lovers, Version 9 did not stray too far from last...

SAUCONY VIRRATA 2 SHOE REVIEW

Wow! Super light (sub-7 oz) in a zero drop package with ample protection! INITIAL IMPRESSIONS The Saucony Virrata 2 fit true to size.  You will notice an update to the upper – a “breathable and quick-drying mono mesh upper.” I think it is a great...

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