Nike Free RN Distance Review

Looking back, retrofitting the then existing Free 5.0 with a Flyknit upper in 2012 proved to be a smart move. It not only helped Nike Free long outlive the glory days of the minimalist footwear trend, but also set the foundation for soon to be released models such  Read more...

Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 Review

1. Introduction, summary of changes 2. Updates to the Inspire 12’s upper 3. Changes in upper fit, ride quality part I 4. Ride quality Part II, conclusion Solereview does not have a great deal of experience reviewing Mizuno shoes, so far limited to a small assortment of  Read more...

Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Review

1. What is Saucony Everun? 2. Ride experience, comparison with Triumph ISO 1 3. Upper updates, and changes in fit quality 4. Other details, conclusion These are busy times for Saucony. In just under a year, it has reworked its upper design to accommodate the new ISOFIT  Read more...

New Balance Vazee Pace Review

1. Background 2. Comparing the Vazee Pace to other New Balance lightweights 3. Midsole materials and the ride experience 4. Upper design and fit, finer details, conclusion Much of the mainstream media’s attention is focused on three publicly traded sportswear giants – adidas, Nike and Underarmour. Ok,  Read more...

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 Review

Something very strange is happening to shoes in the stability/motion control category. A few brands are going soft on stability, and we’re afraid quite literally so. Long timers such as the Kayano 22 have gradually shed midsole firmness over time while maintaining their stability pretensions. Some do it  Read more...

adidas Supernova Sequence Boost 8 Review

Much like the Nike Lunarglide, the adidas Sequence 8 Boost is a different spin on the motion control footwear story. It does not feature a traditionally designed medial post, or a ‘pro-moderator’ wedge in adidas-speak. Instead, the Sequence uses a kinda-neutral heel design combined with a supportive under-arch  Read more...

Nike Air Zoom Odyssey Review

Every brand has their top ‘stability’ shoe, albeit in different flavors. You know, the one with the biggest medial post, upper plushness, packed to the gills with marketable tech and a $140+ price – that kind of heady stuff. Brooks has their Adrenaline GTS. Saucony has their  Read more...