Running Shoe Reviews and Information


Inov-8 Roclite 275 G-Grip Review | Trail Running Shoe Reviews from Northern Runner

How Does the New Roclite 275 Fit, Feel and Perform? —- Roclite Range A lot of customers find the Inov-8 range confusing. Lots of shoes designed for different types of trail running that the Inov-8 marketing team describe with similar phrases making it hard to find the shoe that will work for you on the terrain you run on. The Roclite trail shoe range has always been the most versatile shoe. A shoe that would do a bit of tarmac, hard packed trails, cushioned enough for some muddy bits and... Read More


Our 10 Best Running Shoes to Start 2019 – Road & Off-Road Running

New Goals and Challenges in 2019? We’ve Boiled Down 10 Fantastic Options — Off-Road     Inov-8 | Roclite 275 G-Grip — Replacing the 305, this BRAND NEW shoe has 8mm drop, slightly softer cushioning, with high flexibility and uses G-Grip with Graphene to boost outosle durability by 50%. These are additions that will make this new Roclite very popular in 2019.   Altra | Lone Peak 4 Mesh — Where to start? It’s a cushioned, Zero Drop & FootShape trail shoe with plenty of protection at the toe and... Read More


Altra Paradigm 4 Zero Drop Running Shoes Review | Shoe Reviews at

Altra Paradigm 4 Review — From the start, the Altra Paradigm has been the gateway running shoe for runners not used to Zero Drop, or heel strikers looking for a shoe to help them learn to mid foot strike. So we were very interested to see if the new Paradigm 4 could still play that role. The Altra Paradigm 4 is actually a very different shoe to the previous iterations. Altra have taken the technologies used in some of their other popular shoes to improve what was already very popular.... Read More


Waterproof Or Non-Waterproof Trail Running Shoes?

Do I Need Waterproof Trail Running Shoes? What Are The Best For Me? — Deciding whether waterproof trail shoes are worth spending your hard-earned money on is one of those subjects that is very controversial, as can be seen from the various articles/reviews across the net. Some websites say you need to have a waterproof trail shoe and some tell you to avoid them. The same is true when you speak to off road runners and walkers themselves. In this article I discuss the pros and cons so you can... Read More


Altra Lone Peak 4 Mesh Review | Altra Trail Running Shoe Reviews at

We Test the Altra Lone Peak 4 Mesh — The Lone Peak is Altra’s most popular trail shoe in their range and has a great following, from the more casual runner running road to trail, to walkers hiking long days and all the way up to those running 100 mile Ultra Trail Races! One of the main reasons for this is, as with all Altra shoes, the Lone Peak is foot shaped. This allows the feet to function within the shoe, as the wide rounded toe box has plenty of... Read More


VJ Sports VJ XTRM Review | Fell Running Shoe Reviews at

VJ XTRM Fell Shoe Review — I was extremely happy to arrive home to a shoe box parcel 9 days prior to the Pirin Ultra 67km 4000m sky race. The last race in the skyrunning extra category and the first time a World Series race was in the Bulgarian mountains. In the box were a pair of VJ Extrem shoes. I was excited to give these shoes a trial because the VJ Irocks2 have become a favourite of mine for running and racing short races in the UK and were... Read More


Inov-8 TerraUltra 260 Review – More Trail Running Shoe Reviews at

Inov-8 Terraultra 260 Review — The Terraultra is a brand new shoe in Inov-8’s range. It is available in two versions; the G260 and the 260. The number refers to the weight in grams of the shoes in a sample size UK8 and the G refers to a Graphene edition, which has had the special material added to the outsole of the G260 to make the sticky rubber last longer. This review is about the Terraultra 260 with no G. The Inov8 Terraultra is a zero drop trail running shoe.... Read More


Inov-8 TerraUltra 260 Review Part 1: Introduction | Inov-8 Trail Running Shoes

Introduction to the Inov-8 TerraUltra 260 — The New Inov-8 TerraUltra 260 is a Zero Drop trail running shoe designed to be well cushioned but still give good ground feel.  The fit is similar to Inov-8’s standard width but with a more rounded toe box to allow the foot to spread better when it touches the floor. This gives the runner better stability, shock absorption and spring from the feet. The outsole has 4mm lugs made from Inov-8’s Endurance Rubber, which is designed to offer both durability and a good... Read More

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Altra Lone Peak 4 Review | Ultra Marathon 140 Miles Complete!

Altra Lone Peak 4 Trail Running Shoes | REVIEW Having worn my first pair of Altras for just over a month, the Timp, I had such a good response to these shoes I was pleased to try my second pair, the Lone Peak 4.  I had around 5 weeks to prepare for the C2C from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, 140 miles non-stop ultra.  My goal for these shoes was a good cushioned pair of shoes that would give me a soft ride for the many miles of tarmac, but equally cope... Read More


Altra Torin 3.5 Review | Zero Drop & Foot Shape Running Shoes

Altra Torin 3.5 Review — Altra’s Torin road running shoe is their most popular road shoe to date. Lots of runners who love the Torin, in its various iterations, will be a bit worried that it might have changed considerably from the shoe they are enjoying running in. The Torin 3.5 is still Zero Drop like all Altra shoes, which promotes a more natural mid-foot landing. The stack height (mid sole thickness) is still 28mm so there is still plenty of cushioning. The trademarked Foot Shape Toe Box is also... Read More