Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 GTX Review | We Review All The Best Off-Road Running Shoes

Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 GTX – Finally One Shoe For Everything? Lot’s of customers who come to Northern Runner are looking for one running shoe that will cover all their running needs. It isn’t possible to have one shoe that will be well cushioned for your road running and also be grippy and nimble enough to get you round the National … Continue reading

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Topo Terraventure Review – Topo Athletic Low Drop Running Shoes

Topo Terraventure Review — Did You Know? After reading the review, if you are looking for a shoe like the Terraventure trail running shoe but, would prefer a waterproof upper then the Topo Hydroventure is exactly that! Topo is the newest brand to Northern Runner. We have tried a number of shoes since the brands inception in 2013 but despite the nice fit and being … Continue reading

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Altra Paradigm 3.0 Review – Zero Drop Road Running Shoes

Altra Paradigm 3.0 Testing/Review — Overview As a user of the original Paradim (600+ miles in fact!) and at the time of writing a user of the Paradigm 2.0, I was interested to see how the newest version compared. Immediately it’s clear this new Paradigm 3.0 is a very well cushioned Altra shoe, with a very roomy toe box, that immediately … Continue reading

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Hoka Speed Instinct 2 Review

Hoka Speed Instinct 2 Review – Responsive Encouragement — Hoka One One was developed by two Frenchmen Nicholas Mermoud and Jean Luc Diard. They had seen how over sized ski’s had made it easier to ski in powder conditions and how over sized tyres on Mountain Bikes had revolutionised off road cycling. They thought that oversized running shoes might do … Continue reading

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Altra One v3 vs. Altra Escalante | Reviewed! What’s the Best Lightweight Road Running Shoe?

The New Altra Escalante or One V3? Two Fantastic Zero Drop Lightweight Road Shoes — This article is written for those who already understand the benefits of Zero Drop, the roomy FootShape Toe Box and more features of Altra’s extensive running shoe range. Read: WHAT IS HEEL TO FOREFOOT DROP? ZERO DROP AND MORE EXPLAINED Read: “SHOULD I BUY ZERO DROP RUNNING SHOES?” … Continue reading

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Altra King MT Zero Drop Running Shoes Review | Zero Drop Off-Road Shoes

Altra King MT Review Up until the launch of the King MT, Altra’s range of off-road shoes had really been geared to harder packed, dryer trails. The King was designed to give the brand an offering for those runners who like to run on the softer or more broken ground. The shoes came out in the middle of the summer … Continue reading

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Altra Torin 3.0 Zero Drop Running Shoes Review

Altra Torin 3.0 Review (Womens) The Torin 3.0 is the latest version of Altra’s highly cushioned road training shoe. I have owned and ran plenty in the previous two versions of this shoe. The Torin 2.0 I would describe as a very soft, relaxed ‘plodding’ recovery shoe for me. The upper was very roomy with plenty of comfy toe space. The … Continue reading

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Road to Trail Running Shoes | What Are They | Best Road to Trail Running Shoes

A Quick Guide to Road to Trail Running Shoes — In addition to all you regular off-road runners out there, many Northern Runner customers, once the summer is over and the weather is on the turn, start putting in the endurance building, longer runs. Most do these runs off-road.  They’re more interesting and tend to be kinder on the body. However most … Continue reading

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What Is Heel to Forefoot Drop? Zero Drop and More Explained

What Is Heel/Forefoot Drop and Zero Drop? How Does It Work? Advice & More! — When Northern Runner opened its doors back in 1998 the main difference between all the shoes we stocked was how much pronation or movement control they offered, the width and the shape of the shoe. These days, two extra variables are important, namely heel to … Continue reading

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SCOTT Kinabalu Supertrac Running Shoes Review

Scott Running Shoes Review Experience from Real Runs with Scott Kinabalu Running Shoes — Tech: Scott e-Ride Rocker They are very light using a cushioning material called Aero Foam but, the real key innovation in my opinion is e-Ride. Essentially the shoes are slightly curved to create a rocker. This reduces heel strike getting the runner onto their forefoot quicker. It … Continue reading

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