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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Fell Running Shoes for Wide Feet | Altra | Inov-8 | Scott

Wide Shoes for Fell Running Nearly all fell shoes are narrow.. good start, I know! This is because when you are contouring round a hill or running on very broken ground you don’t want the shoe to move around on your foot. This theory is fine if you have narrow feet but, if you have broad feet then it is … Continue reading

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Altra Superior 3.0 Zero Drop Running Shoes REVIEW

Review & Testing: Altra Superior 3.0 My Beloved Superior 2.0 It is always daunting when a shoe you enjoy running in has been updated. Every runner knows that the ‘improvements’ that have been made to the shoe aren’t necessarily good for them personally.  The Altra Superior 2.0 is the shoe I enjoy running in most. I don’t really feel the … Continue reading

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“Should I Buy Zero Drop Running Shoes?” Here’s a Few Reasons Why

Why try Altra ‘Zero Drop’? To Land On Your Mid-Foot, Not Your Heel After the barefoot minimalist running craze, most runners are aware that it is better to land on their mid-foot, which is just behind the toes. Yet most people still run in running shoes that have a big chunky heel at the back and encourage you to run … Continue reading

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Altra Intuition 4 Womens Zero Drop Running Shoes Review

Altra Intuition 4.0 Review The Altra Intuition 4.0 is the newest version of this great all round women’s road running shoe.  A few of the new features are a decoupled heel, modernised, engineered mesh upper and extra rubber on the toe area of the outsole. The updated midsole has a more flexible and slightly softer initial feel from the box. … Continue reading

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