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By: Nicholas Panggear-review-shoe-of-the-month

Full details of the majority of the running and casual/dress shoes that the NRC have wear tested can be found at the Wear Tested database of Minimalist Running Shoes (MRS) web site. Latest shoe reviews from MRS:

Full reviews posted on the NRC can be found under News in our New Shoe Reviews section here.

Road & Trail Shoes

Adidas ClimaCool Ride
Adidas Boost
Brooks Pure Connect
Inov-8 Bare X Lite 150
Inov-8 Road-X 233
Inov-8 Road X-treme 118
Inov-8 Road X-treme 138
Inov-8 F-lite 232
Inov-8 X-Talon 190
Merrell Tough Glove
Merrell True Glove
Montrail Bajada Outdry
New Balance Minimus Zero Road
Puma FAAS 100 TR
Puma TFX Sprint 3
Puma Toori Run C
Salomon Sense Ultra
Saucony Kinvara 2
Saucony Mirage
Saucony Endorphin MD3
SMAAT LoLander
SMAAT MidLander
SMAAT SplitLander
Softstar RunAMoc
UnderArmour Speed Form
Vibram Five Fingers KSO
Vibram Five Fingers Speed
ZEMgear 360

Casual & Walking Shoes

GoLite Flood Lite
GoLite Slide Lite
GoLite Sol Lite
GoLite Stream Lite
New Balance Minimus 20v3 Cross Trainer
STEM Natural Origins
STEM Survival Origins
Vasque Rift

Fitness Devices

Apparel & Accessories

The 2014 Shoes

Preview of these shoes can be found here:
The Running Event 2013 #TRE13 Day 1
The Running Event 2013 #TRE13 Day 2
The Running Event 2013 #TRE13 Day 3

Altra Torin 1.5 *
Altra Instinct 2
Asics GEL-Hyper Speed 6
Asics GEL-Lyte33 3
B2R Trail Performance
B2R Trail Endurance
B2R Raja
B2R Gavilan
Brooks Transcend *
Brooks PureCadence 3
Brooks PureFlow 3
Brooks PureConnect 3
Hoka Conquest *
La Sportiva Bushido
Merrell Road Glove 3
Merrell Bare Access 3
Merrell AllOut Fuse
Merrell AllOut Rush
Mizuno Wave EVO Cursoris 2
Mizuno Wave EVO Levitas 2
Montrail Fluid Flex II
New Balance Minimus Zero Road v2
New Balance Minimus Zero Trail v2
New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Trail *
New Balance 110 v2
New Balance 99 Outdoor
Newton Motion 3
Newton Distance S 3
Patagonia ROVER
Puma FAAS 700 v2
Puma FAAS 500 v3
Puma FAAS 300 v3
Puma FAAS 500 TR
Puma Mobium Elite v2 Clear
Salomon X-Scream
Salomon S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra SG
Salomon S-Lab Sense 3 Ultra
Saucony Viratta 2
Saucony Kinvara 5
Saucony Mirage 4
Saucony Kinvara 5 Trail
Saucony Peregrine 4
Scarpa TRU
Skechers GOrun Ride 3
Skechers GObionic 2
Skechers GObionic Fuel
Skechers GOmeb 2
The North Face Ultra Trail
The North Face Ultra Smooth
Topo Athletic MT Mountain Trainer
Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo
Under Armour SpeedForm XC
Under Armour SpeedForm XC Mid
Vasque ShapeShifter Ultra *
Vibram Five Fingers KSO EVO
Vibram Five Fingers SeeYa LS Night
Vibram Five Fingers Bikila EVO
Vibram Five Fingers Spyridon MR
Xero Shoes Sensori Cloud
ZEMgear U-Cross
ZEMgear 365
ZEMgear 360 XT
ZEMgear Terra

* = maximalist or maximum-cushioned shoe