Club running - Winter 2016
The Zante’s introduction last year turned more than a few heads, and ushered in some speedier profiles for the brand. Round 2 throws in a few needed tweaks and keeps rolling down the fast track. The upper continues with its adaptable stretch mesh with little structure, and no-sew overlays lending support to shape the upper.
Mizuno’s new Catalyst is a welcome addition to its line, slotting into the void left by the Elixir. The upper is a two-layered mesh: wide open underneath, minimesh on top. Traditional overlays support the toe, medial rearfoot and lace throat with the Runbird logo forming a semi-saddle, and no-sew overlays running the length of the lateral side.
HOKA ONE ONE’s acknowledged strength has been its maximum cushioning. The Vanquish 2 carries high the banner established by the Mafate and other models that launched the brand. The upper is closed mesh with 3D-printed overlays and splashy graphics. The fit is closer than some of its other models, but it’s pretty true to size.
There are many stories of Nike competitiveness in the Berm. One story, passed on from generation to generation is about the late Bill Bowerman, who, until his last years, would meet with some of the running shoe developers.
The Nomad TR is the first new trail running shoe from Saucony since the introduction of the Peregrine four seasons ago. The Nomad offers several features that differentiate it from its off-road siblings and add value to Saucony’s trail line.
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