Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Running Shoe - Side view 2
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Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Running Shoe Review

Nike just dropped the new Pegasus Trail 2 – this is a React foam based trail running shoe. It looks good, but what’s the practical difference between this and all the other trail running shoes that Nike has? (Like the Wildhorse 6, Terra Kiger 6, and Pegasus 36 Trail?) That’s what we’ll talk about here in our hands on review. We’ll also compare it to another running shoe that has a lot of React foam. Here’s the styles now available (We are a Road Runner Sports affiliate): Let’s dive in and take a look at this trail runner. Nike Pegasus Trail 2 – YouTube Review Why read when you can watch? Here’s a first look from our YouTube channel: Nike Pegasus Trail 2 – Overview Let’s start with the cushioning system – because that is the major defining feature of this shoe. The Pegasus Trail 2 uses React foam – and lots of it. It gives a very soft, cushioned feel – in both the heel and forefoot. (But there is more cushion in the heel for sure.) To get [Read more …]

Under Armour Ultimate Running Kit for Global Running Day 2020
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Be a Better Runner for Global Running Day – Under Armour Ultimate Running Kit

Under Armour has a goal to make runners better – by providing high performance gear and tech that helps. This high-tech gear can go the distance, for many runs – miles and kilomoters. And for Global Running Day 2020 (June 3rd) they are unveiling something new – the Ultimate Running Kit. Here’s a sneak peek at what Under Armour has for you: What is it? It’s a collection of essentials to make you a better runner. What’s included? How about a special colorway of the UA HOVR Infinite 2 – this special Global Running Day edition has “kilometer” in various global languages right on it. If there’s a universal sport enjoyed world-wide (and through the ages) it is certainly running. But, this is more than just shoes – thanks to the digitally connected experience of running in UA HOVR shoes with the MapMyRun app you can get real-time form coaching. And that’s in addition to the more mundane logging of your run – and all the key stats – of course. These amazing shoes have a bluetooth chip in the [Read more …]

UA HOVR Velociti 2 Running Shoe by Under Armour - Stacked 1
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UA Velociti 2 Running Shoe Review

Let’s get hands-on with the UA Velociti 2 running shoe from Under Armour. This is a neutral running shoe that uses UA’s HOVR foam – for a cushioned and energetic feel. UA likes to call it the “zero gravity feel.” Is this the right running shoe for you? We’ll try to give you some insights in this review. Here’s some of the styles that are available now (we are an Under Armour affiliate): Let’s take a look. UA HOVR Velociti 2 Running Shoe – Fit & Sizing This shoe runs true to size. I bought a Men’s Size 11 and the fit is good. I wear an 11 in most Reebok and Nike running shoes – so hopefully that gives you some grounds for comparison. The length and width are right where I’d expect them to be. It’s not a super-wide shoe – but I don’t have wide feet. I’d recommend you order in your regular shoe size. UA HOVR Foam – “Zero Gravity” Cushioning System This shoe uses UA’s HOVR™ technology. It’s a light-weight and crisp foam cushioning system [Read more …]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoe - new for 2020
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoe Review

Nike has released the latest version of their very popular Pegasus running shoe – the Nike Pegasus 37 running shoe is now available. This is an Air Zoom shoe – but it packs a big change too – there is now React foam in the midsole. Our review pair has arrived – and we’ve put it through the paces. We’ll compare it to the Pegasus 36, as well as some other popular running shoes. Here’s some of the styles that are available now from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s take a look. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoe – Fit & Sizing The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 runs true to size. A Men’s size 11 fits me perfect – and that’s my normal size. The length is good, and the width is good. This shoe is also available in a extra wide version – but we didn’t test that here. I don’t get any heel slippage in the Pegasus 37. This is a neutral running shoe, with a 10mm heel to toe drop. I recommend [Read more …]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe Review

Recently Nike revised the trail shoe version of their Pegasus 36 line of running shoes. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe is a moderate option for an off-pavement trail running shoe. What do we mean by that? That’s what we’ll discuss in this review. Where can you get it? Road Runner Sports: All right, let’s take a look. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Trail Running Shoe Hands On Review on YouTube We featured this shoe as part of our Nike Trail Shoe Shootout 2020: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe – Sizing, Fit, and Feel This shoe runs true to size. My normal size is a Men’s 11 – and this shoe fits perfect in that size. That said, as with many of Nike’s running shoes, it is not a wide shoe. So, if you have wide feet, you may need to go 1/2 size up. On the upside, there’s probably a few brick and mortar retail stores you can find this shoe in – so we’d recommend you try it on first, if possible. (That [Read more …]

Nike Wildhorse 6 - Trail Running Shoe with React foam
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Nike Wildhorse 6 Trail Running Shoe Review

Nike’s React foam based running shoe has now been launched in a 6th version – the Nike Wildhorse 6 is available now. Need a trail running shoe? This is a tough one, with an all-rubber outsole it also has tenacious grip. But the real appeal of the Wildhorse shoe is all that glorious React foam – this is Nike’s softest, most cushioned trail shoe. And we’d like to tell you all about it (and show you too!) You can get the Nike Wildhorse 6 from Road Runner Sports (We are an affiliate:) Let’s take a look. Nike Wildhorse 6 Hands On Review on YouTube We featured this shoe as part of our Nike Trail Shoe Shootout 2020: Nike Wildhorse 6 – Sizing, Fit, and Feel The Wildhorse 6 runs true to size. Men’s Size 11 fits me perfectly – and that’s the size I wear in most shoes. With that out of the way – let’s talk about that React foam. This is a very cushioned shoe – React foam is soft, but provides crisp rebound with every step. This [Read more …]

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 - New Trail Running Shoe for 2020
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Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 – Trail Running Shoe Review

Earlier in March, Nike released the 6th generation of their trail running shoe – the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6. This is a serious trail running shoe – and one meant for rocky pathways. We’ll take an up-close look and review all the special features of this great trail runner shoe. You can get this shoe from Road Runner Sports (We are an affiliate): Let’s take a look. Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 Hands On Review on YouTube We featured this shoe as part of our Nike Trail Shoe Shootout 2020: Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 Trail Running Shoe First of all, this is a trail running shoe. It’s specialized for off-pavement running (or walking) on rough terrain. Trail running shoes normally have deep, boot-like lugs on the outsole – for maximum traction. You can see the Terra Kiger 6 has an aggressive tread pattern with deep lugs – as you’d expect. This shoe is interesting because there is a rubber pod incorporated in the center (at the midfoot) for wet traction. You can see that it [Read more …]

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit - New Running Shoe for 2020
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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – New Running Shoe Review

Are you a fan of Nike’s React foam? If so, you may want to check out the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – the newest running shoe from Nike that uses React foam. Nike claims this shoe can reduce the occurrence of running related injuries. I don’t have a practical way to validate that claim, but I can tell you this is a very comfortable, highly cushioned running shoe. Let’s dive in and take a close look. You can get this shoe from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s look at what makes these running shoes unique. Nike React Foam Cushioning Let’s start with Nike’s React foam – because there is a lot of it. Why does Nike purport this shoe to be great for avoiding injuries? The use of React is a big part of it (but there’s more reasons.) React foam provides outstanding softness and cushion. But, it also provides energy and rebound with every foot step. This gives the shoes a light bouncy feel – it’s energizing and they are a joy to wear. [Read more …]

Quarter view of Nike React Infiinity Run Flyknit in True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue
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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit First Look – True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue

Here’s the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit running shoe in the True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue colorway. What’s the big draw about this shoe? Nike claims it can reduce the occurrence of injuries: “In testing, the Nike React Infinity Run reduced injuries by 52% compared to the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22. The Nike React Infinity Run reduced running injuries by 52% compared to the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 in a study of 226 men and women during a 12 week run training program (injury = missing 3 or more consecutive runs due to running related pain). Our study found that 30.3% of Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 runners experienced an injury but only 14.5% of Nike React Infinity Run runners experienced an injury.” Where can you get it? Road Runner Sports: How does it reduce injuries? Foam – lots and lots of foam – but specifically this is Nike’s React cushioning foam. This newest version of the shoe also has an improved FlyKnit upper and provides a secure and cushioned feel. Officially, this version of the shoe is [Read more …]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail - Trail Running Shoe with Zoom Air and more , from Nike
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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe – Quick Look

Let’s take a quick look at an excellent trail running shoe – the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail. It’s available in a fresh new colorway: Aura/Light Armory Blue/Mint Foam/Blackened Blue. That’s a mouthful, but the important point – it looks good. It is officially known as Style AR5677-401, by the way. Where can you get it? Road Runner Sports: This is a trail running shoe – and that means it’s meant for off-pavement running. Trade the pavement for the path with the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail. What’s good about this shoe? How about a perforated mesh upper for maximum ventilation? There’s also double “Zoom Air” units underfoot for cushioning of your stride. (Read on to find out more about Zoom Air…) And it’s a trail runner shoe – so the opposing lugs on the outsole (or sole) give you optimum traction. And that all works when running uphill too. The upper is made from synthetic material and lets your foot breathe. There are 2 Zoom Air units (one in the heel and one in the forefoot) to [Read more …]