Shoe review: Brooks Pure Flow for Kids

Shoe review: Brooks Pure Flow for Kids

Back in March, when I was in Virginia Beach for the Shamrock Marathon, my family and I swung by the running expo to pick up my race packet and check out the vendor tables. I had my eye on some Pure Connects at the Brooks booth, so my wife inquired about kid shoes since Connor was in need of a new pair.
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Shoe review – Skora Base

Shoe review – Skora Base

I am moving into the world of minimal and zero drop running shoes. The goal of minimalist and zero drop footwear is to get back to the basics – efficient, proper form running. The benefits are injury prevention from a more natural stride, a connection with the terrain you traverse, and improved speed and endurance. But all of those benefits require work and training. The shoe is there to help carry you to your goal.
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Brooks Pure Connect 2 Review

Brooks Pure Connect 2 Review

If I had the will-power to limit myself to one shoe for all occasions, the Pure Connect 2 would be it. Light enough for short races, padded enough for distance training and racing, as well as comfortable and stylish enough to wear casually.  At the time of this review, I have slightly over 100 miles on them.
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Asics Gel Lite33 Review – Marathon tested

Asics Gel Lite33 Review – Marathon tested

I am updating this review since I ran my first marathon wearing the Asics Gel Lite33’s. I did the majority of my long runs during my 16 week marathon training plan in these shoes. They were nice and lightweight and had just enough padding in the forefoot to get me through the long miles. They held up perfect for the marathon. I don’t remember thinking about them during the race at all. So that is a good thing. These shoes are great for distance running, but there is something about the heel of shoe that I do not like for just casual wear. But I would recommend this show for a lightweight marathon shoe.

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New Balance MRC5000 Review

New Balance MRC5000 Review

My wife got me a pair of the New Balance MRC5000 racing flats for Christmas. I had narrowed my search for a lightweight racing flat down to these and the Adidas Adizero Hagio.

The RC 5000s are one of – if not the lightest, racing flats on the market. It weighs in at 3.2 ounces (that is for a size 9 mens shoe I believe). That is bedroom slipper light. Flip-flop light. Footie pajama foot light (I don’t have footie pajamas, I promise). You get the picture – they are ridiculously lightweight. (more…)