In a post that no one asked for, I thought I would share five of my favorite road running shoes so far in 2021.
Keep in mind, running shoes that work for me might not work for you. There is no best-running shoe, and anyone that tells you otherwise is misinformed or trying to sell you something. These are just a few of my favorite road running shoes of the first half of 2021. None were favorites of 2020.
I’ve worked in the run specialty world for over 8 years now (gosh, time flies). I’ve seen everything from minimalist shoes to the rise of Hoka running shoes. None of these brands are paying me to tell you they are great, but I do believe they are.
The Oofos Clogs rounds out my tour of Oofos reviews from the original Oofos Flip Flops, followed by the Oofos Boots. Unlike most brands of boots and sandals, Oofos provides quality arch support to keep your feet healthy when you aren’t running.
I’ve wanted to try the Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 since it came out. Honestly, I did not realize it was being updated so soon. It seems the original Endorphin Speed (and Pro and Shift) spent most of its time during the pandemic.
Of the 3 models, I enjoyed the Speed the most. I didn’t do many workouts in it but found it to be a good uptempo and faster long runs. I was excited to find out how would the Endorphin Speed 2 compare?
When I found out I was moving just outside the Mojave desert, I naturally looked at the weather. With the exception of Del Rio, Tx, I really hadn’t spent much time in the desert in the summer. It was one of the few climates I knew nothing about other than “it’s hot.”