Browsing articles tagged with " minimal"
Jun
6
2014

Review: Hoka One One Conquest

Hoka One One Conquest Review

I’ll be honest, I’m a fan of Hokas. After all these miles, I have found that I thoroughly enjoy the move into maximalist shoes – shoes that provide an extra amount of midsole cushioning. While I spend a lot of my time running in more minimal, lower drop shoes for all sorts of runs (technical trail & roads), I think rotating into a soft maximal shoe from time to time can benefit you in multiple […]

May
17
2014

Review: Altra The One2 (Squared) & Altra Paradigm

Altra The One 2 (Squared)

ALTRA THE ONE 2 (Squared) Every once in awhile, I am really blown away by a shoe. Unexpectedly so. Altra’s The One 2 (squared) is one such shoe. After being a bit disappointed with previous Altra models and them not living up to my expectations, I wanted to make sure I gave these a shot seeing as Altra had seemingly gone back to the drawing board on a lot of their shoes. Boy, was I glad […]

Oct
24
2013
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Review: Skora Core

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The fine folks over at Skora Running sent me a pair of their relatively new Core model. Having reviewed their Form model, I knew that I was going to get a quality pair of minimal footwear and was anxious to see how they compared. Well, I’m happy to say that the Core is a solid shoe with a number of improvements over the Form and an all-around fantastic quality shoe for those looking for a […]

Jun
11
2013

Review: Saucony Viratta

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If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know how much I love the Saucony Kinvara 3. This shoe is Saucony’s response to a more minimal, zero-drop, cushioned version of the Kinvara. The question is whether it lives up to the hype. Well, all-in-all, the shoe is pretty dynamite, but not without it’s faults – and the faults are make or break for me. While it is an extremely light, zero-drop shoe with an amazingly comfortable […]

Apr
23
2013

Review: Brooks Running Gear

Brooks Reviews!

Thank you Brooks for droppin some hot gear off at the Ginger’s abode! I got the chance to try out the Brooks Infiniti III shorts, the Brooks Nightlife Essential Run Jacket and the Brooks Utopia Thermal 1/2 Zip. All 3 pieces have made their way through my typical gear rotation (the shorts more than anything, LOVE them) so I got some good solid time in each for these reviews. I will opt to just post […]

Apr
4
2013

NEW SHOE FROM NEWTON: 2013 Newton Energy NR

The New Newton Energy NR

Well, the announcement just came through my inbox and I have verified that it’s true, Newton has announced a new shoe to their line-up due July 17th. They are calling it the Newton EnergyNR. Well, I can say without a doubt that these excite me. I’m only going off of the small press shots that they’ve included, but the shoes have the 5 lugs I’m familiar with on the MV2 (and that I like), they also […]

Jan
29
2013

Review: Saucony Kinvara 3

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This shoe is awesome. There are so many things that I like and only a few things I don’t. If you haven’t run in a Kinvara yet, I would absolutely recommend you try them on and taking them on some miles. While the shoes seem to break down early in their lifespan, the comfort, weight, and upper make up for it by delivering a road shoe that can get you through any distance. You can […]

Feb
10
2012

Review: The New Balance 1400

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After seeing a pair of the New Balance 1400’s in person, I went online, bought myself a pair, and have fallen in love. Simple as that. I’m a huge fan of these shoes – both as runners and also as casual all-around shoes. They are extremely comfortable, light, and look awesome. While I’m not a fan of the laces of tongue system, the comfort of the upper more than makes up for it. While these […]

Jan
15
2012

Review: The Newton MV2

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I really enjoy running in the Newton MV2 (“MV Squared”). This sucker is light and fast, exactly what it was designed to do. While I love it for anything from 5ks to 10ks (and it’s capable of MUCH more), I haven’t been able to wear it on anything longer than a half marathon without soreness. But that could be due to my weak, weak, ginger legs. One of the major changes from other Newton shoes is […]

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