Does RICE Actually Work? Reviewing What The Latest Science Says

Rehabilitation of running injuries is often complex.  Nevertheless, the first port of call you will hear about if you find yourself injured is the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) protocol. It has been the gold standard treatment protocol for decades, utilized by coaches and healthcare providers with the intent of expediting the recovery process and … Read more

ON Cloudboom Echo 3 Review

No sooner had On brought us their best road running shoe to date with the new Cloudsurfer, than they have done it again with this, the On Cloudboom Echo 3. In terms of racing shoes, I think even the brand themselves didn’t think the previous versions of their racing model were quite up to the … Read more

Xero Mesa Trail Review

Since the publication of the book, ‘Born to Run’ (Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the Ultra-runners and the greatest race the world has never seen) by Christopher McDougall in 2009 there has been growing interest in ‘barefoot running’.  Inspired by the Tarahumara group of people in Mexico who wear shoes fashioned from disused car … Read more

Nike Vaporfly 3 Review

Since the launch of the Nike Vaporfly 4% following Eliud Kipchoge’s Breaking 2 challenge, the shoe has become the go-to model for those seeking to achieve their best performance on the road.  The Nike Vaporfly 3 is the third version of the shoe and will surely be as popular as ever. While the shoe gains … Read more

Altra Lone Peak 7 Review

What better way to introduce the Altra Lone Peak 7 than by saying it’s currently the best-selling trail shoe in America? The balanced cushioning and unique foot-shaped last make a unique model for off-road running shoes. Previously, zero drop shoes have been of a minimal type of design. Altra maintains the zero drop with their … Read more

ON Cloudsurfer Review

Is this the best On running shoe to date? It’s certainly something different in terms of looks and feel. Using computer modeling and analysis to create a new style of the brand’s cloud-cushioning, the ON Cloudsurfer is a drastic departure from previous models.  The brand’s speedboard is now absent and instead, we have a new … Read more

ASICS Superblast Review

In a world of carbon-plated supershoes, this model has gone under the radar a little. Even ASICS themselves haven’t promoted it too much, and I guess that’s because of their carbon racers, the Metaspeed Sky+ and Metaspeed Edge+.  But the ASICS Superblast offers something a little different that might just make it the race-day shoe … Read more

HOKA Rocket X 2 Review

The best HOKA to date! There, we’ve said it. And it’s true, HOKA Rocket X 2 is the best running shoe the brand has produced, and it’s a shoe that brings the brand into the current age of running shoes.  Ever since the brand was launched, they’ve simply been producing shoes that used EVA cushioning. … Read more

Brooks Launch 9 Review

The Launch models are lightweight daily trainers that offer enough cushioning for regular use, but are also light and nimble enough for faster-paced running. They are good-value shoes and have the same high-quality construction that you’d expect from Brooks. Heavier runners may find the shoes to be great race-day options thanks to the combination of … Read more

Saucony Tempus Review

Introducing a new method of control to stability-type shoes, the Saucony Tempus features a combination of foams and contoured midsole sections to create a smooth riding control shoe. The cushioning uses both the brand’s PWRRUN PB foam, found on the faster models such as the Endorphin Speed and Endorphin Pro as well as the more … Read more

Topo Specter Review

Topo, a brand that I was relatively unfamiliar with, made a huge first impression with the Specter. At around 10 years of age, Topo is a fast-growing company with the same goal as any other run-focused shoe brand; quality performance. Topo is making a statement in the industry by creating shoes that are optimized for … Read more

Mizuno Wave Inspire 19 Review

As the 19th version of the Wave Inspire, this is a very well-established shoe. Sitting in the support or control category, the new version features an updated Wave for control as well as the brand’s ENERZY foam cushioning. Mizuno Wave Inspire 19 – First Impression Before pulling on the shoe, I was impressed with the … Read more

Nike Invincible 3 Review

Nike wanted to take their ZoomX foam and put it under the feet of every runner. Here with the Invincible 3 they have done just that and with a great bit piece of ZoomX. It’s a very soft ride I’d go as far as to say it’s the softest feeling shoe I’ve ever worn. Far … Read more

ASICS Gel Nimbus 25 Review

ASICS say that in independent tests carried out by a biomechanics lab in Australia, the ASICS Gel Nimbus 25 came out on top as the most comfortable running shoe. There aren’t much more details about the test or what it entailed, apart from the result and that there were 5 other shoes that runners chose … Read more