Hoka Clifton Edge Shoe Review
Gear Review, Running

Hoka Clifton Edge Shoe Review

The Hoka Clifton Edge is a brand new shoe from Hoka One One. It’s called the “Hoka Clifton Edge,” not just the “Hoka Edge” because it is a version of the Hoka Clifton.  Usually, 2-3 shoes a year impress me on my first run, and I think: this is a good shoe. The Hoka Clifton Edge is one of them.

According to Hoka, the Hoka Clifton Edge is a culmination of all of Hoka’s technology to date. The foam offers a lightweight springy, responsive cushioning, and ride.

The Hoka Clifton Edge has a unique look to it. It’s got an extended heel, which leads to a smooth transition. The extended heel is the first thing you notice.

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Asics Gel Cumulus 22 Shoe Review
Gear Review, Running

Asics Gel Cumulus 22 Shoe Review

It’s been a little while since I’ve thought Asics has done great things with their running shoes. It’s not that Asics is bad, but they are using outdated and heavier material. It’s almost as if Asics is still in the flip phone stage and everyone else is using smartphones.

That being said, Asics has started to redo many of their options, including the Asics Gel Cumulus 22 as well as the Asics Gel Nimbus 22.

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Saucony Ride 13 Shoe Review
Gear Review, Running

Saucony Ride 13 Shoe Review

The Saucony Ride has been a favorite of mine for the last few years. It’s a lightweight trainer from Saucony that has stayed relatively similar from year to year. The Saucony Ride ISO 2 is last year’s version, but Saucony has removed the ISO fitting and gone back to regular lacing. When Saucony introduced the ISO lacing a few years ago, I wondered how it would do, but for the most part it looks like Saucony’s shoes are going back to traditional fit and lacing.

Anyway, this year’s Saucony Ride 13 has gotten a bigger update, which I believe is for the better, which is scary because I’ve been reasonably happy with the last few versions of the Saucony Ride.

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Brooks Hyperion Tempo Shoe Review
Gear Review, Running

Brooks Hyperion Tempo Shoe Review

The Brooks Hyperion Tempo is the lightweight, but cushioned trainer partner to the Brooks Hyperion Elite (the carbon plated shoe). In my opinion, the Brooks Hyperion Tempo is a better shoe for a lower price.  If you are familiar with the original Hyperion, it was a lightweight, responsive ride, racing shoe. It was designed as a true racing flat with a performance fit.

The new Brooks Hyperion Tempo is similar but has more cushion and is also more durable. It’s still light weight and responsive. Now, the Brooks Hyperion Tempo is more of a training shoe versus racing shoe.

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Muir Energy Gels: Slow Burning vs Fast Burning
Gear Review, Running

Muir Energy Gels: Slow Burning vs Fast Burning

Muir Energy Gels and Nutrition are fairly new to the running world and endurance nutrition world. They are unique in that they use exclusively real food and mineral-rich ingredients.  This also means Muir Energy Gels are easy to metabolize and easy on the stomach, so hopefully there are minimal to no GI issues.

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