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Product reviews

Our experiences and opinions after testing the newest triathlon products out there.

Brooks Levitate

This is a high mileage shoe that is eager to run any distance!  The Levitate’s technology provides excellent cushion, and quickly returns energy for the next stride.The interior of the shoe feels like a custom fit. The 3D Fit Print and FitKnit upper comfortably accommodates your foot as it moves and expands. The Arrow Point sole is designed for flexibility, durability and traction. Who is it for: Perfect for serious runners that like training and racing in a...

  • Newton Energy NR

    , October 8, 2013

    Newton Energy NR: Review Last fall I had the opportunity to travel to Newton’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado to attend the Newton School of running.  Prior to attending the school I was somewhat unfamiliar with the brand since it... (read more)
  • Brooks Pure Cadence 2

    , May 2, 2013

    In mid 2011, Brooks, known for making such reliable and consistent running shoes as the Adrenaline and Addiction, introduced the Pure Project line. This line of shoes was their answer to the fast growing minimalistic running shoe market. The... (read more)
  • Hoka One One Bondi B Running Shoe

    , December 8, 2012

    In a time when running shoe midsoles seem to be getting thinner and thinner (following the trend set by the Vibram Fivefinger shoes), along comes a brand that takes running shoe design in another direction. The Hoka One Ones... (read more)
  • Altra Instinct 1.5

    , June 1, 2012

    A relative newcomer to running shoe manufacturing is a Utah-based company named Altra.  While new to having its own line of shoes, the family that started Altra has been in the specialty running store business for decades.  Their claim... (read more)
  • Bont Sub-8 cycling shoe

    , October 15, 2011

    As I mentioned in previous reviews of bike shoes, finding the right fit is not easy. Unlike running shoes, more room is not always better. However, there is nothing worse when cycling than the dull pain of numbing toes... (read more)
  • Newton Sir Isaac and Lady Isaac Guidance Trainer

    , December 17, 2009

    Newton burst onto the running shoe scene about three years ago with some bright orange, red and yellow shoes with pods in the forefoot and a weird double wedge looking logo. Their initial push into triathlons (and more specifically... (read more)
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