Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Running Event 2017 Day One- Video Previews 2018 Run Shoes and Technology: Brooks SuperFeet FitStation Custom Levitate, BOA and New Balance, Under Armour Sonic HOVR, Hoka Torrent and Mafate Speed Evo

Brooks and Superfeet demonstrated the live measurement of a runner's feet and live manufacture on the trade floor of a version of the Levitate with a semi custom arch length using FitStation.

Hoka One One Torrent & Mafate Speed Evo 
Torrent a replacement for the Speed Instinct and Mafate Speed Evo is a successor to the Mafate Speed, a super light, super cushioned trail runner with Kevlar reinforced upper

Under Armour showed us the UA Sonic HOVR a trainer with a new soft and resilient inner midsole  core encapsulated in a firmer outer carrier.
BOA highlighted their partnership with New Balance and the process of creating a spike worn at the Olympics as well as the new 1500v5 T2 BOA, a tri focused shoe.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

New Balance 890v6 Review: A Firm, Stable Rocket

Article by Dave Ames, Jeff Valliere, and Sam Winebaum

New Balance 890v6
Weight: Tested sample US M8.5 8.9oz/251g, Approx. 9.2 oz/261 g US M9
Stack Height: 27mm heel/ 21 mm forefoot, 6mm drop (Running Warehouse)
MSRP: $110. Available now.
First Impressions
Dave:  The step in feel on the 890v6 is super sweet!  I’m locked and loaded the way I would want to be in a lightweight performance trainer.  The previous versions of the 890 had way too much tongue, and had a last that never really related well with your foot.  One slide into these and you know it’s going to be a great fit! It also looks fresh.

Sam: The 890v6 fit me true to size just right for a shoe between racer and trainer. I would characterize it as a super comfort performance fit, I dig the generally horizontal pattern of the engineered upper with the dark areas being breathable slits which not only look cool but help with the seamless upper flex.

Jeff:  Very light and performance oriented, excellent fit with locked down, yet comfortable and breathable upper.  Extremely stiff at first, but after a few miles broke in nicely and super responsive.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

2017's Best Run GPS Heart Rate Watches, Sport Earphones and Wearable Sensors

Article by Sam Winebaum, Editor

Most training and smart watches these days include on board GPS, wrist HR, sleep and activity tracking and smart phone notifications. I was fortunate to test dozens of wearable tech, music, and health sensor products in 2017. Here are my 2017 Holiday picks

Best For Serious Training
We use the term "serious" here as both these watches and their associated online and app platforms include a plethora of physiological and training features as part of the package.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Salomon Speedspike CS Review: For gnarly snowy, icy, slippery conditions.

by Jeff Valliere

Salomon Speedspike CS
11.5oz. (326 grams) US Men's Size 9 (11/5/8 oz. in my US Men's size 10)
24mm heel/18mm forefoot
$170. Available now.
Salomon Speedspike CS
I run in the local mountains here above Boulder year round and look forward to the changing of the seasons.  In the Winter (as well as a good chunk of Fall and Spring most years), we receive enough annual snowfall to really make a mess of the trails and with varying aspect, fluctuating temperatures and a wide range of elevations encountered on a single run, it is not uncommon to find just about any type of surface.  Packed snow, fluffy snow, slush, bulletproof luge run, mud, rock, dry trail and then repeat.  Supplemental traction devices, such as Microspikes (see our comprehensive traction round up here) are awesome when the trail is mostly packet snow from trailhead to summit, but those days are the exception given our weather and conditions here in Boulder.

As such, I find a studded shoe to be more appropriate on the majority of Winter days when I know I will be on steep ice and snow, as they are better equipped to handle a wide variety of conditions, are lighter, more agile and stay sharp enough to bite well on ice.

I have long used Ice Bugs, which are amazing studded shoes, but the fit has always been a touch off, a bit too voluminous even with a thick winter sock, resulting in a somewhat less than secure fit.  Agility, weight and response can also be a bit off.  La Sportiva Hobnails are a good option as well, as you can add them to almost any shoe, but at $54 for 18 hobnails (plus installation tool), I find 9 studs per shoe to be a bit skimpy.

Enter the SpeedSpike CS, which pretty much addresses all of my above concerns.
Salomon Speedspike CS
The upper is reminiscent of the wildly popular Speedcross, though a bit more beefed up and substantial with a more complete toe bumper and thicker materials.  The added thickness is due to the Clima Salomon, a water resistant textile integrated with the anti debris mesh.  Fit is true to size, with a precise and secure fit, with just a little wiggle room.  My review pair is my normal size 10 and even though I normally size up by half size in a winter shoe to allow for thicker wool socks, I did not feel the need to do so with the Speedspike CS.
Salomon Speedspike CS
Around the perimeter of the shoe, where the midsole meets the upper is a thicker protective Mudguard shield, which combined with the toe bumper adds another layer of water protection.
Salomon Speedspike CS
The Speedspike CS utilizes Salomon's trademark quicklaces, which work perfect, as I am able to obtain a perfect fit on the first pull with no mid run adjustments necessary.
Salomon Speedspike CS
The heel collar is plushly padded and a perfect height.  The heel counter is secure and protective.
Salomon Speedspike CS
The Speedspike CS has a booty like Sensifit construction that provides a very secure fit.  The tongue is well padded and protects well from the thin quicklaces.

Salomon Speedspike CS
The midsole is injected EVA, providing a somewhat firm feel and moderate responsiveness.  On the typical running surfaces where I will choose to use the Speedspike CS (snow, ice and winter conditions), it is appropriately balanced. 
Salomon Speedspike CS
The outsole consists of Salomon's Premium Wet Traction Contagrip rubber with a wild configuration of aggressively deep, sharp and well positioned lugs.  Topping those lugs are sharp carbide studs, 15 on each shoe, which guarantee a solid bite on just about anything, especially ice.
Salomon Speedspike CS
The carbide studs are very secure and I can't see them falling out, as they are deeply anchored within each lug.  These studs are identical to those found in studded car tires, which take many tens of thousands of miles to show wear.  I have observed no wear on my test pair and past experience with other carbide studded shoes shows that the shoe will wear out long before the studs.
Salomon Speedspike CS
The Speedspike CS are amazing in snowy, icy, slippery conditions.  They give confidence inspiring traction on just about anything, much because of the carbide studs, but also because of the very deep lugs and Premium Wet Traction Contagrip rubber compound.  The Climashield does a fantastic job keeping my feet dry and warm for wet and slushy runs of up to a few hours.  Since they do not have a built in gaiter, I will almost always use an over the ankle gaiter to keep the snow and wet out.  Salomon had the studded Snowcross last year with built in gaiter, yet only 9 studs.  They also had the Spikecross CS without gaiter and 8 studs.  Now they have the Snowcross 2 with no studs and the Speedspike CS with  more studs but no gaiter.  My ideal shoe would be a slightly lighter Speedspike CS with minimal gaiter, which would round out their winter shoe line very nicely.

The fit and security of the Speedspike CS upper is perfect for pushing hard in varied conditions on steep gradients and sidehilling.  Though not a lightweight shoe, they run lighter than their measured weight implies and I feel comfortable pushing them fast, as they are responsive and agile enough to do so.
Salomon Speedspike CS
Jeff's Score:  9.8/10
- .1 for weight, as it would be nice if this shoe were more in the 10oz range, but a very minor nitpick
- .1 would benefit from a gaiter.


Salomon Speedspike CS vs. Icebug Anima 5 (see our review within our traction roundup) - 
The Salomon is a bit heavier and has 4 fewer studs per shoe, but the lugs and studs are sharper, more pronounced and more effective than the Ice Bug (which I previously viewed as the pinnacle of studded shoes).  Combined with the more secure and precise fitting upper, I feel much more confident pushing the limits of the Speedspike CS.  The Climashield also has better water resistance, which is most evident in wet and slushy conditions.
For bio see our Reviewers Bio Page here

The Speedspike was provided at no cost.The opinions herein are entirely the authors'.

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361° Meraki Review: A Big and Pleasant Surprise. A Dynamic, Smooth and Fun Daily Trainer

Article by Dave Ames and Sam Winebaum

361° Meraki
Official Weight: 
Men 10.2 oz/289 g, W 8.5 oz/
Sam's sample US 8.5 weighed 9.1 oz /259 g, so estimating less than 9.5 oz US 9
Stack Height: 27mm heel/18mm forefoot, 9 mm drop
$130. Available now at Running Warehouse

First Impressions, Fit, and Sizing

Dave:  361° is brand new to me.  I’ve seen the brand in various run shops across the country in my previous work in the run sales biz.  Early versions seemed quite stiff and heavy and as with most new brands, it needed work in my opinion.  When receiving the Meraki however, I was very impressed with the aesthetics of this shoe.  While the colorway I have may not be the coolest, the uppers are smooth and initial step in was extremely pleasant.  My size 9, fit perfectly.  The toe box allows just the right amount of splay for my average to narrow foot.

Sam: I had never run in a 361° before the Meraki and they have been a very pleasant surprise: agile, well cushioned, with very decent energy and response. 

I am going to second Dave on the fit. Perfect at my true to size with plenty of splay and what I always look for, a good hold from mid foot and laces to heel. The fit reminds me of a more spacious, particularly up front Brooks Launch. The colors are classic in blue and optic yellow. The upper has a depth of overlay detail which is highly functional but maybe a bit overdone in its visual complexity for me.

Talking to a 361 rep at a race this summer I learned that many former Asics folks are at 361 and as such their QuikFoam insole plus top sole in the midsole does feel a bit like GEL in its squishy bounce but in a more seamless way being right under the foot. It is certainly more noticeable as a component of the midsole, and a positive one, than Saucony's Everun top soles.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Light Weight, Breathable, Waterproof Run Jacket Test and Reviews: Inov-8 AT/C Stormshell and ProTec-Shell, Altra Wastach Jacket, Columbia Caldorado Outdry Extreme Jacket

Article by Sam Winebaum, Jeff Valliere, Larisa Dannis, and Dominique Winebaum

We tested the Columbia Montrail Caldorado Outdry ExtremeInov-8 AT/C Stormshell and ProTec-Shell, Altra Wastach Jacket, and One Gore-Tex Active Run Jacket in a variety of conditions during road runs, trail runs, and hikes in New Hampshire and Colorado. 
Jeff is an accomplished Boulder, CO trail runner, Larisa is the recent winner of the Javelina Jundred. She trains on the road during the week and on the rugged trails of the White Mountains of New Hampshire on weekends. Sam and Dominique runs roads on the windy New Hampshire coast with excursions to the Whites.

All four of us tested the Caldorado and Wasatch. Jeff, Larisa, and Sam tested the Inov-8 Stormshell. Jeff and Sam asp tested the Active Run. Sam tested the Pro-Shell.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Review

by Jeff Valliere

Suunto has recently released the Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro to the Spartan line up, filling a much needed gap in the Spartan line, providing a watch that has both wrist HR AND Barometer.  Prior to the release of the Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro, Spartan Ultra models were equipped with Baro and select Spartan Sport models were equipped with wrist HR, so combining the two is the next logical step.
Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro in Stealth (Suunto Photo)

The Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro comes in 2 flavors, Stealth (above) and Amber (below), which have slightly different bezels and a slightly different textured silicone wrist band.  Retail price is $549, or $599 if you add the chest HR strap.
Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro in Amber (Suunto Photo)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

T-Pin! Vector: One roller to rule them all?

Article by Peter Stuart and Shannon Payne

We asked Peter Stuart, a masters runner in his late 40's with a recent sub 1:25 half and Shannon Payne, a two time Mt Washington Road Race winner, 3d in 2014 World Mountain Running Championships, and 7 time cross country and track All-American to put the Vector to the test.
T-Pin! is a Wolfeboro, New Hampshire based company started in a garage by Mark DeNitto, a former competitive rower, coach, and teacher. The Vector represents the second generation of T-Pin! product, the first 3987 were fabricated by hand in Mark's basement using over 3,000,000 feet of cordage! The Vector is now made for T-Pin! in far northern New Hampshire at a small specialized molder out of a special plastic which ends up with a firmness between a lacrosse and tennis ball. 
T-Pin is an official supplier to U.S.A. BOBSLED / SKELETON & U.S.A. CANOE / KAYAK.

The T-Pin! Vector ($59.95) is roughly 16” long, weighs 1.5 pounds with 4” polyurethane wheels on each end. There are essentially two angled rollers with a notch in the middle. It’s a unique size and configuration that helps make it a versatile and portable self-massage and trigger-point tool.

The T-Pin Vector claims to be a “swiss army knife” of foam rollers. The idea is that it takes the things that several other rollers, balls and gizmos do pretty well and puts them all in one portable package. So how does it live up to these promises? Read on to find out.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro GPS Watch: YouTube Video Features Walkthrough

Jeff Valliere, RoadTrailRun's lead trail run reviewer, walks through the features of the new
Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro GPS Watch ($549) in this YouTube video (12:36). See our full review here

For Jeff's bio see our Reviewers Bio Page here

The Spartan Baro was provided at no cost.The opinions herein are entirely the author's.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

A World Record Racer Story: Camille Herron's Journey to the 100 Mile World Record. In depth- the training, science, and drive to the record

Article by Sam Winebaum

Photo Credit: Conor Holt

Camille Herron recently shattered the world 100 mile record by over and hour, running 12:42:39 at the Tunnel Hill 100 (Illinois), winning the race outright by 20 minutes and 10 minutes faster than anyone ever on the course. It was her first hundred mile finish. The Tunnel Hill 100 mile race on a rail trail corresponds to approximately 4 marathons run back to back to back at 7:38 pace. Put another way each of these 3:19 marathons, one after the other, is a Boston Marathon qualifier for her age group, by about 10 minutes each!

Not a week removed from her race, Camille sat down with RoadTrailRun where she graciously, at length and in depth discussed her running career, training and recovery techniques, racing strategy, and of course shoes.

I first met Camille online at the Running Shoe Geeks on Facebook several years ago where she was, and still is, is an active participant, asking technical shoe questions and always also freely answering any and all questions. These days Camille is sponsored by Nike and raced the VaporFly 4% at Tunnel Hill. She runs Terra Kigers on the trails. Of course we discussed her shoe selection for Tunnel Hill, the Nike Vapor Fly 4%, and how they performed. We learned she ran almost all her prep miles in a pair, 450 miles in a month or so, then tuned up a fresh pair with a few runs running the new pair at Tunnel Hill.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hoka One One Mach Review: Much More Than a Clayton Name Change

Article by Dominick Layfield and Sam Winebaum

  Sam: 7.9 oz/224 sample size US M9
  Dom: 8.2 oz/ 244g US M10
Stack Height: 24mm heel/ 19mm forefoot stack, 5mm drop
$130. Available January 2018 at RoadRunner Sports
Sam: The Mach is the direct successor to the Clayton and shares many similarities with it. It is part of Hoka new Fly performance line which includes a similar weight and stack performance trainer the Cavu (RTR review) and a renamed and re thought Vanquish now called the Evelon. All feature Hoka’s ProFly dual density midsole (softer in the heel and firmer in the forefoot)  and engineered mesh uppers. At first I was skeptical that this "renaming" of the Clayton was just that, but there are enough changes to make Mach an almost "new" shoe, worthy of consideration for those who had issues with the Clayton's upper and especially where it met sockliner and midsole with its tendency to cause arch blisters as well as those who felt Clayton transitioned a bit stiffly as I did.

Dom: Hoka could have gone either way calling this the Clayton 3 or using a new name.  Ultimately I think this is the right call: personally, I always got confused between similar-sounding Clayton and Clifton names.  Additionally, I think they wanted to distance themselves from the legacy of instep blisters from two iterations of the Clayton.  

First Impressions Sizing

Sam: The many thin overlays and bright colors of the Clayton 2 were a bit over the top. The modern sleek look here is classy and best of all the engineered knit upper is highly functional in how it distributes support without any overlays and is for me a big improvement over the Clayton’s plasticky and somewhat stiff upper.

My sample size 9 was half size up from my true to size and I could have easily stayed at true to size, especially with thinner socks. I find the Mach slightly pointier than the Clayton, worn side by side, but in no way was this an issue for me, or likely for most as the Mach upper is a softer if dense mesh but more open and foot shapes friendly than Clayton with no overlays and with very decent overall foot hold.

Dom: I really like the look of the Mach.  In my opinion many Hoka shoes have looked unduly busy, with many different color fades, overlays, conspicuous logos etc.  

Friday, November 10, 2017

Under Armour UA Charged Bandit 3 Review: Handles Biz!

Article by Peter Stuart

The Under Armour Charged Bandit 3 weighs in at 8.4 oz/238 g for a men's size 9, 7.6 oz/215 g for a women's size 8. 
They have an 8mm offset according to Under Armour. Running Warehouse measures the shoe at 29mm heel and a 19mm forefoot for a 10 mm offset while Runner's World puts it at 10mm with a heel stack height of about 32mm and forefoot of 22mm. Regardless of which measurement is correct, likely differing in how each treats the sock liner in the measuring mix, for sure we have a lot of cushion stack for the light weight.

First Impressions and Fit
I haven't had great experiences with Under Armour shoes before, so my expectations here weren't high. The Gemini was meh and I found the Velociti pretty much unrunnable. Imagine my surprise when the Bandit 3 sneaked to the front of the line in my running shoe rotation. My first run in them was, surprisingly, one of the more fun runs I've had this year.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Mizuno Wave Rider 21 Review: Strongly Divided Opinions

Article by Dave Ames with Peter Stuart

Mizuno Wave Rider 21
Stack Height 30mm heel / 18mm forefoot, 12mm heel-toe offset
Men’s Size 9 (9.6 oz/272 g) - - Women’s Size 8 (8.3 oz/235 g) (Running Warehouse)


Dave: In addition to several smaller updates, the Mizuno Wave Rider 20 received a new wave plate and a U4icX foam heel wedge that give the shoe a softer landing and added responsiveness. Building off of those updates, the Mizuno Wave Rider 21 retains the midsole and outsole design of the Wave Rider 20 while incorporating a reformatted upper and a new, premium sockliner that should improve the fit and comfort.

Because of the new design, the men’s Wave Rider 21 weighs 0.8 ounces less than the previous version while the women’s weighs 0.3 ounces less.

My all time favorite Mizuno Rider was the 13, a bunch of years back.  (Editor Note: It was our Wave Rider 20 reviewer Coby's as well see his RTR review). This is a shoe I continuously used (14,15,16,17, etc) as my go to trainer, back when I was younger, fitter and trained a hell of a lot harder!  Over the years, the Wave Rider series began to get stiffer and stiffer in the wave plate and I steered away from the brand as I began to be intrigued and “brain washed” by the lower drop movement that began to take the run specialty biz by storm.  Note:  It’s been a bunch of years since I have run in a Mizuno, so I was happy to take the lead via Sam on this one and give the all new 21 a try!

Peter: Dave, I too loved the Wave Rider 13. That was a terrific shoe--it’s been a while but if memory serves it was a great mix of cushion and snap. I have occasionally tried on a Wave Rider since, and may have bought one--but I’m sure I returned it. I was excited to try a new Wave Rider and hoping for a good utility shoe.

An update to the 20, the new 21 uses a new Dual Zone Mesh in the forefoot to improve breathability and flexibility.  

The heel collar has also been softened for increased comfort.  A new anatomical sockliner was added as well for better underfoot and feel.   
Dave:  Upon initial step in the Rider 21, feels quite nice.  The upper worked extremely well in molding my foot and noticed no immediate issues where hot spots could occur.  I am a size 9 in trainers and I did notice that it was a tad small on me (felt better as I ran) - - but I may suggest going up a half size in this shoe.  The shoe laces were a bit long.
Peter: Step-in to the 21 was nice. The shoe feels cushioned, the upper holds the foot well and my hopes were high. True to size for me.


The midsole in the 21, shadows what worked well in the 20, just simply adding a better upper around the foot.  To maintain the lightweight and responsive ride of its predecessor, the Wave Rider 21 includes U4ic midsole foam with a U4icX heel wedge to offer responsive cushioning and a soft landing under the heel. It also incorporates an identical Cloudwave plate for additional underfoot spring.

Dave:  I was pleasantly surprised by how powerful the Rider 21 was after a few runs.  The Cloudwave plate in the forefoot allowed for a significant amount of pop, and gave quick heel to toe transition on both easy mileage days and a tempo day for me.   

Peter: There’s SO. MUCH. MIDSOLE on this shoe. There’s the plate, the foam, the wedge. Oy Vey. The drop is epic at 12 mm and the heel feels really built up and plastic-like. There might be some decent foam in there, but I couldn’t even feel it as the whole midsole feels so stiff to me that I can’t get a decent stride.

Dave:  Here’s where we run into a problem.  The shoe is extremely loud!  Like “slappy” loud...even walking around in it.  The beefed up outsole, combined with the stiff wave plate make this thing hear you the runner coming for miles.  Not sure I could get used to that all the time while running.  Note: I just paid attention to nature and my mind drifted away from the musical symphony on my foot.  Durability wise, I can see that this shoe will be built for the long haul, compared to previous Rider models.  It is a high mileage trainer for sure.  

Peter: Yup, they’re loud and, for me, feel incredibly graceless. Every step I’ve taken in these shoes has been a fight not to turn home to get different shoes on. Again, there’s so much going on that I can’t even feel the road--but I can sure hear it.

Dave:  Other than the shoe being loud upon footstrike, I am quite pleased with the overall ride of the Wave Rider 21!  It brings back many memories of way early models, which I absolutely loved.  Mizuno struggled for a few years with the Rider, but in my opinion it’s back and feels great.  I had some great runs in it (easy miles, tempo) and plan on using it throughout its entire life cycle in prep for LA Marathon 2018.  It’s extremely smooth and boasts a solid heel to toe transition.  My gait has some pop to it, which I love coming from a trainer.

Peter: As you may have figured out by now, I do not like the ride of the Wave Rider. The ride of these is stiff, clunky and unforgiving for me. I’m glad to see that Dave likes them--and it’s nice to remember how subjective running shoe reviews can be. For me this shoe is a non-starter. I fear having to run in them again.

Conclusions and Recommendations

Dave:  My only issues with the shoe in terms of fixes would be how can we make this thing not be so “slappy?”  The shoe laces were a tad long for me and the colorway was a bit, blah.  But in terms of sales, greys and blacks are safe and I know this baby is selling.  At the $120 price point this is a solid daily trainer for anyone looking for a solid smooth shoe.  It’s perfect for easy recovery days and your long runs, but also felt decent (I was skeptical) when kicking it uptempo.  I’ll pull it again for another threshold day for sure.

Peter: As I mentioned in the ride section above these are not the shoe for me. I couldn’t get any rhythm or joy running in them. There’s too much shoe for me and they feel like they work against my stride. It’s a bummer.


Mizuno Wave Rider 21 vs. Skechers Performance Go Run Ride 6:  
Dave:  Though on completely different platforms, I found these 2 shoes to be quite similar.  Very stiff with a ton of snap.  I’d say the upper advantage goes to Skechers Performance on this one, but it’s very close.  You'll pull a tad more room in the toe box in the Ride 6.  Mizuno durability wins out.
Mizuno Wave Rider 21 vs. New Balance Vazee Pace
Dave:  If we’re talking firm here, these two will go head to head.  While Vazee Pace has been on the shelves for a bit, I almost get the same feel from both of these shoes.  Both providing a nice forefoot snap, which I absolutely love in the trainer.  Both lock you in well in the heel and have a solid midfoot fit.  Durability goes to the Rider 21.

For Dave and Peter's bios see our Reviewers Bio Page here
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The Wave Rider was provided at no cost.The opinions herein are entirely the authors'.

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