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Hoka One One Vanquish Review

Everyone has seen this scene unfold a bit too often. A brand becomes popular, so it thinks that the count of shoe models on offer should be increased. Brands who do this smartly – by making sure each new model is differentiated enough – succeed in the  Read more...

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2 Review

If there’s one thing any Japanese brand will never be in short supply of, that’s design inspiration. For the small sea-locked country is so rich in cultural traditions and diverse art forms, that if you were to stand in a busy Tokyo square, and chucked your Wasabi  Read more...

Saucony Breakthru Review

There are a couple of new faces in Saucony’s neutral running crowd this year. Namely, the Breakthru and the Zealot. The historical line-up of Ride 7, Kinvara 5 (now on 6) and Triumph ISO has a strong element of differentiation cutting across; these models are clearly separated  Read more...

Asics 33-DFA Review

So here we are. The 33-DFA is the last shoe to be reviewed in the 2015 Natural 33 pack, its $90 tag being the minimum price of admission into Asics’ 4 mm differential club. It is also the most minimal of the trio (33-M, 33-FA) when it  Read more...

Asics 33-FA Review

If you’ve read our review of the $140 33M, you already know that we have a favorable view of the cheaper 33FA. Out of three new ‘naturals 33 series’ models released this year, namely the 33M, 33FA and the cheapest 33DFA, the $110 FA is the one  Read more...

Brooks Transcend 2 Review

In our opinion, it would be very productive to offer a shorter version of the review first for the benefit of all interested. So the summary is as follows – the Brooks Transcend 2 rides a little firmer than the Transcend 1, the upper is relatively easygoing,  Read more...

Puma Ignite Review

It is a sign of market maturity that a shoe like the UnderArmour Speedform Gemini is showered with much praise from many. Because it does not ride soft like how most neutral running shoes have behaved for long – in the context that softness has historically been  Read more...