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 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 …]

UA HOVR Machina Running Shoe on the road
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UA HOVR Machina – Running Shoe from Under Armour with Real-Time Form Coaching

Let’s take a look at the UA HOVR™ Machina – the new running shoe from Under Armour. UA likes to say it is “MORE THAN A RUNNING SHOE.” Why? Because it includes a revolutionary new feature – real-time form coaching to let you become a better runner. What can you train for with these? If you are racing for a spot at the trials, shaving off seconds from your 5k best, qualifying for a marathon – or just want to improve – these shoes can give you the extra edge. The Machina is the newest shoe in UA’s HOVR lineup. In the past runners have been force to choose between high-cushion running shoes for longer distances races or lightweight for speed. But UA has struck a perfect balance with the HOVR lineup – so runners don’t have to sacrifice either. The UA HOVR Machina mixes the speed of a racing shoe with the comfort of a long-distance shoe. And let’s talk about real-time Form Coaching. This is a revolutionary running training tool for 2020. REAL-TIME FORM COACHING THE UA HOVR [Read more …]

UA HOVR shoes being used for running on the road
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UA HOVR Running Shoe Lineup Updated for 2020

Under Armour’s HOVR line of running shoes have made a name for themselves. And as UA likes to say they are “Propelling runners into the next decade” with the announcement of new versions of the HOVR running shoes for the year 2020. The UA HOVR lineup is a proven winner. And they’ve got models of running shoe for every runner. There’s some new additions too. Under Armour is known for giving athletes the tools and gear they need to perform at their best. And their proprietary UA HOVR™ cushioning system is just one example of that. Launched in 2018 UA HOVR™ cushioning was quickly added to all UA’s performance running shoes. HOVR provides energy return with every foot strike. The overall goal is to make every stride feel light and bouncy – to keep the runner moving forward. Bouncy foam like HOVR an be a double edge sword though – a softer foam is slower – while for energy return you need a crisp rebound – and that means a firmer cushion that may be less comfortable. But UA HOVR [Read more …]

Nike Free x Metcon 2 Womens Trainer - Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple
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New Nike Free x Metcon 2 Colorway for Women – Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple

Let’s celebrate the launch of a new color combo of the Nike Free x Metcon 2 in Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple. This is a women’s variation of this great cross trainer. Why do we love the Free x Metcon 2? That’s what we’ll talk about here – while we show you the great looks of this new shoe. The Nike Free x Metcon 2 is good for boot camps and strength training. Why is that? It’s a crossover between the Metcon line and the Free running line from Nike. You get a great midsole and outsole for running. The “Free” line is meant to better replicate the bare foot running experience. And it does that by providing a lightweight, cushioned sole – but not with too much cushion – as your bare foot running isn’t like running on a pillow! Here’s the “outsole” – or more simply – the sole. See those hexagonal (6-sided) foam blocks? Those mean that the sole can flex along it’s width AND length. Just like your foot will do while running. Secondly the “siping” is [Read more …]