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Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 Review – Running Fitness Article

Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 Review Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 IntroThere has always been a connotation that laceless running shoes are for casual wear and not for performance running.You rarely see runners on the road wearing laceless running shoes and when you do see them, they look like casual runners and not marathoners.The React Phantom Run 2 has a similar midsole and outsole to the massively popular React Infinity Run but the upper is completely different.I liked…

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Saucony Triumph 17 Review | Running Shoes Guru – Running Fitness Article

Saucony Triumph 17 Review | Running Shoes Guru Saucony Triumph 17 IntroThe Saucony Triumph 17 is generating quite a buzz in the luxury trainer category.The Triumph 17 overhauls and replaces the Triumph ISO 5. The Triumph is a highly cushioned trainer with a stack height measuring 33.5 at the heel and 25.5 at the forefoot.Incredibly, the heel to toe offset is only 8mm, providing a balance transition that allows the foot to relax within the shoe. The shoe runs true…

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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 Review – Running Fitness Article

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 Review New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 IntroThe New Balance 1080v10 is a neutral road running shoe and the premium road trainer of New Balance’s line.This is a significant update from the previous version of the 1080 and NB’s new Fresh Foam X and HYPOKNIT make this feel like a completely different shoe.With a stack height of 30mm the 1080v10 does compare with plush and premium designs from other brands including the Saucony Triumph 17, ASICS…

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Asics DynaFlyte 4 Review | Running Shoes Guru – Running Fitness Article

Asics DynaFlyte 4 Review | Running Shoes Guru Asics DynaFlyte 4 IntroAsics categorizes this shoe as a neutral trainer with an 8mm drop. The rearfoot is around 19mm, which puts the forefoot around 11mm.This is a fairly standard split for daily trainers and offers enough cushioning for most runners. For those that need 20+mm, try the Hoka and Altra brand of shoes.However, going too high up in stack heights increases weight, which this 8.5 ounce shoe is trying not to…

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Mizuno Wave Rider 23 Review – Running Fitness Article

Mizuno Wave Rider 23 Review Mizuno Wave Rider 23 IntroNow in the 23rd version of the Mizuno neutral cushioning trainer, the Wave Rider 23 makes minor updates to the previous year’s model.Containing the same sole unit as the Wave Rider 22, a mix of U4ic and U4icX foams (pronounced euphoric and euphoric-X) with a parallel wave plate, the update between the 2018 and the 2019 version’s of the trainer is in the new engineered mesh upper.All in all the Wave…

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Mizuno Wave Shadow 3 Review – Running Fitness Article

Mizuno Wave Shadow 3 Review Mizuno Wave Shadow 3 IntroThe Shadow 3 falls on the lighter end of Mizuno’s lineup. Designed as a neutral light trainer that is a nice cross between the now departed Sayonara and Hitogami.The Shadow 3 has the same U4ic and U4icx midsole blend as the V2 which keeps it snappy and built for speed.The mid foot overlays have been replaced with a smoother AirMesh Dynamotion fit upper that seems to resolve fit issues with its…

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Asics GlideRide Review | Running Shoes Guru – Running Fitness Article

Asics GlideRide Review | Running Shoes Guru Asics GlideRide IntroASICS is a company that has seemed to be stuck in a rut for past few years.Following a $182 million dollar net loss in fiscal year 2018, ASICS has revamped with a new CEO as well as new shoe technologies to breathe some life into their performance running line.Mainstays, like the Kayano, Nimbus, and Cumulus look and ride like they’re stuck in a late 1990s timewarp, and while there certainly is…

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Under Armour HOVR Velociti 2 Review – Running Fitness Article

Under Armour HOVR Velociti 2 Review Under Armour Hovr Velociti 2 IntroTake everything you thought you knew about the Under Armour running shoe lineup in the past few years and completely forget it.Gone are the speedform Apollo and Geminis of the world, and say hello to bluetooth in your running shoe. Insert the energy return focused foam, HOVR and a completely new Under Armour running lineup.The subject of this review is the Under Armour HOVR Velociti 2. While there is…

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Hoka One One Rincon Review – Running Fitness Article

Hoka One One Rincon Review Hoka One One Rincon IntroHoka One One is a brand that is well known for their over-the-top cushioning, and across most of their lines, they deliver on this promise. This promise of high cushion is what draws people to the brand year after year.And over the past few years, they have revamped their lines to make them more comfortable than ever.At $115, the Rincon is one of the cheaper options made by Hoka, and yet…

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Asics Gel Nimbus 22 Review – Running Fitness Article

Asics Gel Nimbus 22 Intro The ASICS Gel Nimbus 22 breaks the mold on running shoes. This version in my opinion is the gold standard of road running shoe. The comfort of this shoe is second to none. It appears that Asics listened to the consumer’s issues over the past few iterations of the Nimbus and have produced a shoe that delivers on the established reputation that ASICS has built in the running community. The ASICS Gel Nimbus 22 is…

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