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Category Archives: Gear Up

The Armoire Assistant: An Evolution of Revolution in Running

Here’s why Saucony’s 10th edition of the Kinvara is fast fashion at its finest! Celebrating a decade of speed and style, Saucony has released the newest version of the Kinvara, a shoe that doesn’t skimp on cushion while keeping you light and fast during your run! Its 4 mm drop keeps you close to the […]

Mizuno Wave Inspire 15: What You Need to Know

Mizuno makes some of the most reliable running shoes out there, popular with neutral and stability runners alike. For the latter group, we usually hear good feedback about the more structured uppers that Mizuno shoes tend to have. But, even more than that, we hear love for the responsiveness and lighter feeling that comes from […]

Asics Gel Nimbus 21: What You Need to Know

The Asics Gel Nimbus is one of the company’s most popular shoes — it’s the high cushion shoe that we see most of our neutral runners get into, especially when they want to run in something that will take more shock off the body. With the Nimbus on the yearly update cycle, it’s also the subject […]

The Armoire Assistant: With Liberty and Just Kicks for All

The Saucony Liberty ISO was voted Best Debut Shoe of 2018 — for performance and style! We might be months away from the 4th of July, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make every day your own independence day with the Saucony Liberty ISO! With Liberty… Nike Element Running Hoodie (Smokey Mauve) On Comfort Tee […]

The Armoire Assistant: Your 2019 Altra Ego

The ball in Times Square isn’t the only thing dropping ahead of 2019! Ever read the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall? McDougall gained a cult following for bringing barefoot running back to the running world in a powerful way. We saw a lot of shoes pop up after the book was published in […]

The Armoire Assistant: All Knit Up for the Holidays

The knit upper revolution continues with the Mizuno WaveKnit R2! If there’s one running trend that’s stood out to us, it’s seeing brands turn away from mixed materials in the upper and going for a knit aesthetic! Think of it as taking your favorite squishy (yes, we said squishy) pair of knit socks and strapping […]

Trainers Versus Flats: What’s the Difference?

The more you run and the more you hang around runners, you’ll be hearing the terms “trainers” and “flats” more and more often. You know there’s a distinction, and you have a general idea, but what do they really mean? What’s the difference? Trainers Let’s start with the basics — the foundation, the trainer. It’s just […]

On Cloudsurfer (2018): What You Need to Know

On isn’t like other running shoe companies in a lot of ways. A good example — they’re one of the few to eschew the standard yearly update cycle for their shoes. So, when On actually does update one of their shoes, you know they’ve got a good reason! This year, On has upgraded one of […]

Here’s When to Replace Running Shoes

When to replace running shoes

We’re all guilty of having that one pair of shoes that, no matter what trouble they’re giving us or how beat down they look, we just can’t seem to get rid of. It may have given you some awesome miles, gotten you your half marathon PR, or were your first real pair of running shoes. […]

The Armoire Assistant: Peace of Mind

Asics’ all-new GT-2000 7 is shifting your stride! Did you know that more than half of the population overpronates?! Don’t worry! It’s not the end of the world if your ankle tends to collapse in a bit when your body’s moving forward. Shoe brands like Asics are working hard to give your ankle support on […]