Hoka’s Bondi 7 is the most padded shoe we tested

The RW Takeaway: The Bondi 7 is an incredibly soft shoe that offers a sense of cloud while running. Full length EVA foam that provides maximum cushioning Lower stack height and displacement than previous models New memory foam heel collar Hoka One One lightweight shoes, like Rincons, challenged our perception of the brand. But its[…]

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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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Newton S 9 distance has a stable run for speed day

RW Takeaway: Overpronators looking for fast support will find an exceptionally stable and light ride at S 9 distance. The forefoot straps promote a midfoot attack and provide an energetic toe Dense foam under the inner arch provides additional pronation control The light air net breathes well A stability racing game seems to have come[…]

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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 Launch 7 is the padded racing airplane of your dreams

RW’s conclusion: Launch 7 reaches that sweet spot between the most cushioned Brooks Ghost and the Hyperion racing plan, neither too soft nor too firm. BioMoGo DNA midsole offers support cushioning High energy performance RW footwear lab results Single layer mesh provides booty-like fit Read More: Brooks Brawny Levitate 3 Delivers That Stretchy Bounce We[…]

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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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