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“runScribe” Will Examine Your Form in Great Detail

Posted on 22 August 2014

by Nick Pang.   Wearable technology is making sports like football (not soccer) safer with concussion-prevention sensors embedded in helmets and mouth guards with live data via Wi-Fi on the field and sidelines. What about running? Even with all the latest shoe- cushioning technologies and research, runners are still get injured every year. Now Scribe Labs [Read more...]

Shoe Review: Topo Athletic MT Mountain Trainer

Posted on 04 May 2014

by Nick Pang.     The Topo MT offers the ultimate hybrid experience by pairing the best features of a trail and road shoe. A rugged lug outsole provides multi-directional traction and the three density sole platforms offers plating protection without sacrificing ground feel. Reduced weight and increased flexibility will help you maintain your pace when you [Read more...]

Shoe Review: Skechers GOrun 3

Posted on 06 March 2014

Building on the success of the best-selling Skechers GOrun 2, Skechers has created another potential winner  with the launch of its GOrun 3 running shoe. The Skechers GOrun 3 is the next generation of transitional (or bridging) running shoes. Designed for speed with innovative performance technologies to promote a midfoot strike, it fosters a barefoot-running [Read more...]

Fat and Flat: Running Shoe Pendulum Swings from Minimalism to Maximalism

Posted on 09 January 2014

by Nick Pang.   There is a dangerous swing (in my opinion) in the running shoe pendulum from minimalist to maximalist running shoes for 2014. The pendulum swung the opposite direction a few years ago. Which direction will it swing next and where will it settle? Make sure you understand the choices before diving in. [Read more...]

New 2014 Running Shoes:Wild Colors and Innovative Features!

Posted on 18 December 2013

Nick Pang, our shoe review editor and co-founder of Natural Running Center, recently attended The Running Event trade expo in Austin, TX. There, for three consecutive days, he happily stalked the carpeted exhibit hall where he checked out the new crop of 2014 running shoes. Many footwear companies were only showing demo models, so Nick [Read more...]

Casual and Dress Minimalist Shoes: Top Five List

Posted on 19 October 2013

by Nick Pang. The second generation of casual and dress minimalist shoes are finally here. Once a runner has transitioned away from large-heel, ample cushioned, and narrow toebox running shoes, he or she will almost never go back. But what about their everyday casual and work shoes?  Does the same hold true here? Personally, my [Read more...]

Minimalist Shoe Review: Puma FAAS 100 R Zero-Drop Racer

Posted on 07 September 2013

by Nick Pang.  When Puma introduced the Mobium Elite earlier this year, it started to move into the minimalist running shoes category. The FAAS collection has been around for a while and Puma is filling in the opposite end of its spectrum with lightweight and lightly cushioned shoes. Now, the most minimal shoe in the [Read more...]

Early Look at New Running Shoes from Summer Outdoor Retailer Show

Posted on 05 August 2013

Summer Outdoor Retailer 2013 trade show in Salt Lake City just finished and most shoe companies have announced their Spring 2014 models. Some of these models won’t be available until December or January at the earliest with some as late as March. However, some will be available in a few weeks. We will get a definite [Read more...]

The Split-Toe Running Shoe: Topo Athletic RR Racing Shoe Reviewed

Posted on 21 July 2013

by Nick Pang, The long awaited product launch of Tony Post’s (ex-CEO of Vibram FiveFingers) new company, Topo Athletic, which was previewed last April, is finally here. Topo Athletic called their approach to design, ‘innate amplification‘. They are in awe of the genius of human biomechanics, and to that they respectfully bring their modern constructions, materials and designs [Read more...]


Posted on 28 June 2013

by Nick Pang.   The VB ONE is VIVOBAREFOOT’s ultimate on-road or in-gym barefoot performance shoe. The uppers feature a lightweight and breathable hex mesh with V Web lamination for stitch-less lateral support. It is also lined with a soft-fit performance lining containing environmentally friendly Aegis to provide active moisture management, anti-stink, and a pure barefoot [Read more...]


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