Shoe Reviews


Shoe Types:
 
  • Everyday shoes - Most versatile option - Can handle all the running that most people do - Most durable (300 - 600 miles)
 
  • Lightweight shoes - Best for faster workouts or races - Less durable than everyday shoes - Generally less cushioned than everyday shoes. Not as durable (200 - 500 miles)
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  • Racing shoes - Used for peak performances, race day for experienced runners, fast paced interval workouts. Least durable shoe (100-300 miles). Racing shoes with added technology like a carbon fiber plate or nylon plate may only last for 150 miles and are not recommended for beginner runners.

Shoes are also characterized by Pronation Control, Heel-toe-offset and Stack Height.
Launch & GTS, Glycerin GTS, Hyperion Tempo, Arora, Saucony Shift, Hoka Mach 4, Clifton Edge, Nike Infinity React, Invincible, React Miler, wave Inspire.
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Brooks Ghost 14 

Shoe Type: Everyday
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 12 mm
Shoe Weight: 9.9 oz (Men’s size 9) – 8.8 oz (Women’s Size 8)

The Brooks Ghost 14 is an all-around running shoe that is perfect for easy miles, long runs, and any daily run. The updated midsole now offers softer cushioning throughout, giving it a smoother ride and making it a perfect daily training option for runners of all levels. If you need a shoe that does it all, the Ghost 14 is your shoe! The upper is constructed with a breathable 3D Fit Print technology that provides both structure and comfort.
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Brooks Launch 8

Shoe Type: Lightweight
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 10 mm
Shoe Weight: 8.9 oz (Men’s size 9) – 7.7 oz (Women’s Size 8)

The Brooks Launch 8 is firm, springy, versatile shoe. It is a lightweight trainer best used for faster workouts, shorter runs and even race day. The Brooks Launch 8 is one of few shoes recommended for working out in the gym. The highly breathable Air Mesh upper hugs your foot for a secure fit.


 
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Brooks Glycerin 19

Shoe Type: Everyday
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 10 mm
Shoe Weight: 9.9 oz (Men’s size 9) – 8.5 oz (Women’s Size 8)

The Brooks Glycerin 19 is the premium cushioned shoe in the Brooks Range. It also is an everyday neutral which offers soft and adaptive cushioning with ‘plush’ comfort for your long runs. The Glycerin runs slightly narrower than the Ghost 14 and has a higher arch. The internal Stretch Bootie with a seamless sock-like wrap creates an ideal fit and increased comfort.
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Brooks Levitate 5

Shoe Type: Everyday
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 8 mm
Shoe Weight: 10.5 oz (Men’s size 9) – 9.4 oz (Women’s Size 8)

The Brooks Levitate 5 is an everyday shoe for runners looking for a firmer, more responsive ride. The midsole consists of Brooks’ DNA AMP which is now lighter than previous versions and packed with more energy return than before. The Levitate 5 is a perfect shoe for picking up the pace or for race day. The upper is available in both an engineered circular knit mesh and a Stealth Fit knit upper with a bootie construction.

 
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Asics Gel Cumulus 23

Shoe Type: Everyday
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 10 mm
Shoe Weight: 9.5 oz (Men’s size 9) – 8.2 oz (Women’s Size 8)

The Asics Gel Cumulus 23 offers a pillowy underfoot feel and a smooth transition from midstance to toe-off. The new flex-groove design in the midsole makes the Cumulus 23 a flexible everyday option. The tailored 3D print construction wraps your foot to create an excellent fit for any runner.



 

Asics Gel Nimbus 23

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Shoe Type: Everyday
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 10 mm (Men’s) - 13 mm (Women’s)
Shoe Weight: 11.0 oz (Men’s size 9) – 9.7 oz (Women’s Size 8)

The Asics Gel Nimbus 23 is one of ASICS' most cushioned premium daily trainers. Featuring ASICS' plush foam and plenty of flex grooves, the Nimbus 23 offers premium comfort and a smooth ride. Complementing the underfoot comfort is an engineered mesh that holds the foot in place while maintaining lightweight breathability. The Nimbus is one of the most comfortable shoes for all runners and walkers.


 

ASICS Gel Nimbus Lite 2

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Shoe Type: Lightweight
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 10 mm (Men’s) - 13 mm (Women’s)
Shoe Weight: 9.7 oz (Men’s size 9) – 8.4 oz (Women’s Size 8)


The ASICS Gel Nimbus Lite 2 is a premium daily trainer that maintains the plush cushioning you've come to love from the Nimbus series but in an even lighter package. This was achieved by introducing a new ECO Content foam and recycled upper. The upper is thin and breathable, while still providing lockdown. 
 

Asics Novablast 2

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Shoe Type: Everyday
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 8 mm (Men’s) 
Shoe Weight: 9.7 oz (Men’s size 9) – 8.3 oz (Women’s Size 8)

The Asics Novablast 2 boasts a new lightweight Flytefoam Blast Midsole that creates a bouncy trampoline effect that propels you forward. The outsole of this shoe has been designed to accentuate the energized feeling of the midsole. Finished off with a soft, lightweight breathable mesh upper, the Novablast keeps your feet cooler and fresher throughout your run. 

 
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Nike Zoom Pegasus 38

Shoe Type: Everyday
Pronation Control: Neutral
Heel-to-toe Offset: 10mm (Men’s) 
Shoe Weight: 10.2 oz (Men’s size 9) – 8.5 oz (Women’s Size 8)


The Nike Zoom Pegasus 38 is an everyday daily trainer that can handle the bulk of your mileage, including your faster workouts. The Pegasus 38 combines a full-length React foam midsole with a forefoot Air Zoom unit. The Air Zoom unit is twice the size of previous versions and is closer to your foot to provide more spring in each step. The Pegasus 38 has a translucent mesh upper that is thin, lightweight, and breathable and adapts comfortably to your feet, keeping you securely locked in.