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Have Your Shoes Shaped Your Feet? Why Foot Shaped Toe Boxes Are, Rightly, Taking Over — My own feet were always very narrow with squashed up toes from wearing tight fell shoes for 30 years. After 10 years of wearing more foot shaped shoes I now have much broader feet, with gaps between my toes and a lot more movement. Running (and … Continue reading

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Inov-8 X-Talon 210 Trail Running Shoes Review – ROAD TEST – In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Inov-8 X-Talon 210 Review Part 2 – Road Test —- The 210’s Roots A lot of Inov-8 fans will remember the X-Talon 190. This was the stripped down, lightweight version of the X-Talon 212. This shoe became the racing shoe of choice for lots of fell runners and a popular cross country racing shoe too. They where very flexible, which gave … Continue reading

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Inov-8 X-Talon 230 & X-Talon 210 Review – INTRO – In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Inov-8 X-Talon 210 & 230 Review Part 1 – Introduction The Next Generation of Grip? —- Where It Started – X-talon 212 Inov-8’s X-Talon 212 has probably become the most popular fell and cross country shoe in the country. Originally it was designed as a cross country racing shoe. The long studs would offer grip and were placed with plenty … Continue reading

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Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Review | Zero Drop Running Shoe Reviews

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Review — Altra’s Lone Peak 3.5 is the latest version of Altra’s most popular trail running shoe. The Lone Peak is so popular because it is so versatile. The cushioning is good enough for the shoe to be used on the road for a mile or two to get to your trail or even, at a … Continue reading

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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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