Category Archives: Shoes

Saucony Guide ISO 2: What You Need to Know

The Saucony Guide series has established itself as a cushy option for moderate stability runners — especially those looking for extra room in the toe box. Things got a little more interesting last year, when Saucony introduced their ISOFIT upper, pairing that wide toe box with a snug, adaptive fit on the instep. The result was […]

Brooks Bedlam: What You Need to Know

Brooks is in the mood to experiment! Last year, they introduced a springy, responsive foam called DNA Amp, which they first used in the Brooks Levitate. The Levitate was a fun, fast shoe that ended up being a popular choice as a long-distance racing shoe and trainer alike. Unfortunately, it was also out of the reach […]

Fitted with Altra: A Chat With Altra Rep Danny DeGirolamo

Haven’t heard of Altra yet? You’re not alone — as one of the youngest running brands in the world, Altra is still in the process of getting the word out about their vision of what a running shoe should be. It might be worth listening to them, too. Altra is taking a radically different approach to […]

Mizuno Wave Rider 22: What You Need to Know

Mizuno’s staple shoe for neutral runners just got an update! The Mizuno Wave Rider 22 is the company’s latest version of their decades-running moderate cushion neutral shoe, one that exists alongside other popular long-distance trainers like the Nike Pegasus, Brooks Ghost, and Asics Nimbus. Mizuno has carved out a niche for itself by making running […]

Fitted with Mizuno: A Chat With Mizuno Rep Jeff Camp

No, we’re not at the ocean — when we get a visit from Mizuno, we catch a whole other kind of wave! Mizuno has over 100 years of history in sports, and while they started in baseball, they’ve got this running thing down pretty well, too. That’s thanks to Mizuno’s Wave plate, a little plastic springboard […]

Fitted with On Running: A Chat With On Running Rep Dan Schade

In the past few years, no running shoe brand has made people ask “What are those?” more than On. One of the newest brands in the industry, On Running hit the road in 2010 in Switzerland to prove that there really was room for one more in the running shoe game. And yes, they’re serious — […]

Fitted with Brooks: A Chat With Brooks Rep Wendy Bell

Few shoe brands resonate as much with runners as Brooks. With over 100 years of making shoes behind them, it’s no surprise how often they’ve been at the forefront of shoe tech. Brooks was the first company to use that cushy, comfy EVA foam in running shoes, and it was clearly a good call — today, […]

Fitted with New Balance: A Chat With New Balance Rep Mecque Tucker

What do chicken feet have to do with New Balance? Everything! Monte talked to New Balance rep Mecque Tucker about the brand’s surprising origins over 100 years ago and their Boston roots before getting to the good stuff — how New Balance got into running in the ’60s and never looked back. Today, we know and […]