Category: Running Shoes

The Puma Speed 500 V2 adds cushioning to your final kick

The RW Takeaway: a high-rebound midsole and a locked upper make the Speed 500 a shoe that feels fast, without saving on cushioning. The Speed 500 of the second year is a completely different shoe than your first year. While the midsole and sole remain unchanged, the upper has been completely overhauled. The sock collar[…]

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Brooks presents a special edition 7 launch in honor of Gabe Grunewald

Today, a year ago, the running community lost an incredible, strong and talented young athlete. After a 10-year battle, Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, 33, succumbed to adenoid cystic carcinoma. She was a middle distance runner who joined Brooks in 2010. Throughout her professional career, she competed in races: she came fourth in the 2012 United States[…]

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Brooks Brawny Levitate 3 Delivers That Stretchy Bounce We Crave

The RW Takeaway: The Levitate 3 is for runners looking for a sturdier, more resilient trainer with a solid midsole. The Levitate 3 got us jumping on the road and continuing from the start with its supple and solid midsole. Its arrowhead tread pattern allows for smooth heel-to-toe transitions, although the flat studs aren’t as[…]

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Brooks Transcend 7 spares no support or cushioning

The RW Takeaway: The Transcend is softer with a reconfigured midsole, making it an ideal trainer for pavement lovers. Brooks Transcend can always come second in damping for Glycerin (an intentional setback, since Glycerin, according to Brooks, will always be number one when it comes to plush), but regardless of its condition, the shoe’s soft[…]

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Brooks Unveils Special Edition 7 Launch Honoring Gabe Grunewald

A year ago, the running community lost an incredible, strong and talented young athlete. After a 10-year battle, Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, 33, succumbed to cystic adenoid carcinoma. She was a medium distance runner who signed a contract with Brooks in 2010. Throughout her professional career, she competed in races, taking fourth place in the 2012[…]

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Let’s be fair: Elite 1 is no longer Brooks’ fastest shoe

Branded Shoes, The RW Takeaway: borrowing Flash DNA from Hyperion Tempo, Brooks’ fastest shoe is now softer and has more recovery. The eyebrows went up when we saw Brooks-sponsored runners buzzing from onlookers at the Atlanta Marathon Olympics. The top of the shoes was the same as the Hyperion Elite – a snap of silver[…]

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Brooks 3 Muscular Levitate provides the elastic recovery we aspire to

The RW Takeaway: Levitate 3 is for runners looking for a more robust and inflatable trainer with a solid midsole. DNA Amp midsole for high recovery Cushioning is solid, especially on the heel Heavier than Levitated 2 Levitate 3 forced us to define the road and the track from the beginning with its elastic and[…]

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