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Running Shoe Reviews and Information

16/08/2018

Altra Lone Peak 4 Trail Running Shoes Review |1 – Introducing the Lone Peak 4

An Introduction to the Altra Lone Peak 4 — The Altra Lone Peak is Altra’s most popular trail shoe. Not just for runners, but long-distance walkers too, who appreciate the extra space in the toe box as much as runners, from newcomers to ultra-marathon-regulars! The Lone Peak 4 features many changes designed to improve on the flagship shoe and is due to arrive in the UK in early September. Like all Altra running shoes, the Lone Peak 4 is Zero Drop and has a roomy, rounded, Foot Shape Toe Box.... Read More

20/07/2018

Altra Timp Review | Zero Drop Running Shoes | In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Altra Timp Zero Drop Running Shoes Review — Having worn Hoka One One for several years I visited Northern Runner for a pair of Altra shoes. My goal for these shoes was a good cushioned pair of trail shoes I could use for some ultradistance races. I settled on the Altra Timp, having been told these are one of the most cushioned shoes in the range. I was aware of the Zero Drop and I was given a few words of advice to alternate shoes while adapting to these. A... Read More

18/07/2018

Altra Escalante vs. Altra Escalante Racer Running Shoes | In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

How Does the Altra Escalante Compare with the Escalante Racer? — The Altra Escalante has become one of Altra’s most popular Zero Drop road running shoes. It’s a running shoe designed to look fashionable (it does look great) yet also perform when you hit the tarmac for a road run. Although the Escalante has a relatively low level of cushioning, it has a softer ride to it, which is not typically ideal for faster running and racing. To retain the aesthetic style, yet provide something for the experienced, faster runners,... Read More

12/07/2018

Inov-8 TerraUltra G260 with Graphene Review | 1 – Introduction | In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Inov-8 Terraultra G260 Review | 1 – Intro – Where Does It Fit In? As Inov-8 have been telling everyone on social media for weeks now, these are the first ever running shoes with Graphene in them. The Graphene is mixed into the sticky rubber to give 50% more stretch so the studs mould to the ground better. The outsole is 50% stronger so grips won’t break and 50% more durable, so once you have got these shoes bedded in you can enjoy them for longer. Coupled with that is a... Read More

05/07/2018

Altra Torin 3.5 Knit & Mesh Intro | Review Coming Very Soon | In Stock Now!

Altra Torin 3.5 – A Quick Introduction The new Torin 3.5 , Altra’s best selling road shoe, has been completely updated.  There are now two uppers available. There is a mesh upper which is the more breathable more performance orientated upper and a knit upper which has a bit more stretch and a closer feel to it similar to the Altra Escalante. Whichever version you choose the shoe offers the same high degree of cushioning. It is designed for those longer runs or runners doing lots of miles but, will... Read More

20/06/2018

Inov-8 Graphene G-Series Mudclaw & TerraUltra In Stock | Reviews Coming Soon

G-Series Inov-8 Footwear with Graphene Arrives at NorthernRunner.com There is a fair bit of information to digest about the new G-Series running shoes; the Mudclaw, TerraUltra and F-Lite G260. Here’s a boiled down version and relevant links to everything you will need to know. Tech Spec PDF: https://www.northernrunner.com/downloads/1529496054INOV-8_G-SERIES_TECH_SHEET.pdf TerraUltra G260 RESPONSIVE: Dynamic Fascia Band (DFB) technology. RUN NATURAL: Next-generation META-FLEX is an extra flexible midsole and outsole form. WORLD’S TOUGHEST GRIP: Using the world’s strongest material, graphene-enhanced rubber. ZERO/0mm DROP: Heel to forefoot. UNDERFOOT PERFECTION: New EXTEROFLOW midsole minimises shock impact RUN IN COMFORT:... Read More

14/06/2018

New Balance 1080v8 Road Running Shoes Review | In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

New Balance 1080v8 Review — Overview The New Balance 1080v8 is New Balance’s most cushioned neutral running shoe. It’s designed for your everyday (perhaps higher) miles and your long runs. The midsole is made of New Balance’s Fresh Foam, which is designed to be slightly softer in the heel to cushion the initial heel impact and firmer in the forefoot to aid push-off. The ride is firmer and more responsive than other fresh foam shoes, which I much prefer. Although the NB1080 does have an Ortholite insole, which gives it... Read More

Topo ST-2 Zero Drop Running Shoes Review | Topo Now In Stock at NorthernRunner.com

Topo ST-2 Review — The Topo Blueprint Topo have successfully designed shoes that work with your feet, as opposed to simply keep them feeling comfortable. There are no gimmicks. Topo shoes are simply made in a shape that allows the foot to function and has a cushioning level that is firm enough for your foot to get the feedback it needs to work correctly, yet comfortable for longer distances. If you’re used to an extreme level of cushioning it might take a few shorter runs to strengthen up. The Topo... Read More

On Cloudflow Running Shoes Review | In Stock At NorthernRunner.com

On Cloudflow Review — The On Cloudflow is the shoe used by British Triathlete Tim Don to run the fastest ever Ironman Triathlon, which includes a marathon as the final discipline that Tim completed in 2 hours 44 minutes and 23 seconds. This gave him a total time of 7 hours 40 minutes and 23 seconds for the swim, bike, run event back in May 2017.  However, the On Cloudflow is not just a shoe for breaking Triathlete world records and brings some unique tech and subsequent benefits to casual... Read More

Altra Instinct 4.5 Review / Altra Intuition 4.5 Review | Zero Drop & Well Cushioned

(For Men) Altra Instinct 4.5 Review (For Women) Altra Intuition 4.5 Review As you probably know already, Altra’s shoes are Zero Drop to promote a more natural midfoot landing. They also have a wider, rounded toe box that Altra call Foot Shaped,  as feet aren’t pointy like many modern running shoes seem to suggest.  Altra shoes also differ in shape from men’s to women’s as our feet are different anatomically. That is, the women’s range is not just a tad smaller and a different colour. Most Women have a narrower... Read More