The AllOut series was designed by Merrell to strike the balance of natural movement and the necessary protection underfoot for running on trails. The AllOut Rush that I’m reviewing in particular was meant for the ultra or trail runner looking to have a shoe to go for extreme distances in trail terrain.
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The year’s races are wrapping up. With 2014 just around the corner, take deep breath, and take a look at all the races you’ve ran (and conquered) over the year.
Puma FAAS series has always been about being lightweight yet providing the stability which runners need. It also comes in funky colors which are bound to grab attention while you pound the pavements.
Being considered a “speed-hiking” shoe, the Proterra Sport Gore Tex melds the concepts of the streamlined trail-running shoe with the ruggedness of a hiking boot. The biggest improvement for the Proterra Sport Gore Tex lies in the new CONNECTfit design, which is powered by the ever reliable Gore Tex technology. This results in a waterproof yet breathable design upper mesh.
Weighing in at a scant 186g (for ladies’ US size 7), the New Balance Minimus Ionix 3090v2 is a feather light running shoe that does not compromise on premium responsiveness, cushioning and durability. The EVA footbed cradles the foot and allows for flexibility and maximum comfort. With a 4mm heel-forefoot offset compared to the original 3090’s 6mm offset, the New Balance Minimus Ionix 3090v2 is ideal for both neutral runners as well as runners transiting into barefoot running, making it easier to land on your midfoot or forefoot.
Skechers Go Bionic Ride Shoes gets its name from its nature-inspired GO-bionic engineering and enhanced Resalyte™ cushioning for elevated comfort and support on every run. Designed for barefoot minimalist running, this pair is perfect for runners who require great flexibility with its ultra light-weight synthetic material and Bio-Responsive cushioning zones.
Swiss brand, On shoes, has found a winner in the Cloud Runner which is specially designed for high impact runs, long training sessions and endurance runs. With its all new integrated Speedboard, it transfers impact into speed and also offers superb cushioning. The result? Your run is transformed into a light natural run that trains your postural muscles.
The 4th generation of the Kinvara series by Saucony is here. Boasting a redesigned upper mesh and upgraded midsole among other enhancements, does it offer an improved experience over the Kinvara 2 and Kinvara 3?
If you’ve been around the running community for any length of time, you would have heard a lot about Merrell. They’ve been around for a while, and their ‘Trail Glove’ running shoe is quite a sensation in minimalist running circles. Hoping to expand on the success of the Glove, Merrell has recently introduced its new M-Connect series, which aims to provide minimalist-inspired footwear for a variety of activities. One of the most talked-about styles in that series is the new Proterra Sport.
The striking colours made this pair of shoes eye-catching. The luminous neon colours drew attention from my peers while I was preparing for the run. This pair of shoes felt amazingly comfortable and airy when I first put it on, providing that extra motivation even before I began my run. Sizing is true to the size and it fits me just nice (I’m a US 8.5 and it fits to a T).
The Road glove 2 is designed to connect your feet to the pavement for a natural gait. It has a 0mm-drop midsole enhanced with a protective toe cap and midsole cushion for true barefoot running form for both short and long runs. Its Upper unit is a low cut unit made up of mesh lining treated with the Aegis® antimicrobial solution and reflective details for increased visibility in low light.
After picking up a pair of the adidas Boosts, I was pleased to discover that the colour options have finally opened up beyond the bland black and flashy neon yellow option (my favourite). When trying them on, the Techfit™ upper made a significant impact on the weight, while still supporting my foot.