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First look: Nike Air Zoom Structure 20

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A stalwart of the structures shoe market and the Nike running collection gets an update, but what’s new?

The product: Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 In a nutshell: The support shoe has been heralded as the cure to all ills and more recently chastised as the ruin of runners, yet it still remains a fundamental part of the running market and as Nike celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ... 

First look: Saucony Xodus ISO

By on in Gear
We got an early test of the latest trail offering from Saucony.

The shoe: Saucony Xodus ISO In a nutshell: Cushioned, protective and durable without compromising on grip. The technology: 2015’s Xodus 6 gets updated with Saucony’s Everun cushioning tech in the heel and topsole to add comfort on uneven surfaces, along with their ISOFIT upper designed to adapt to your foot shape. What Saucony says: “The Xodus ...  ... 

First look: GORE Running Wear ONE Active Run Jacket

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
A fabric breakthrough from GORE sets a new benchmark in lightweight, breathable weatherproofing

The product: GORE Running Wear ONE Active Run Jacket (£230, wiggle.co.uk In a nutshell: The lightest, most breathable GORE-TEX jacket ever made. The technology: GORE have long been the leaders in pioneering weatherproof, breathable fabrics and they feel they have found something of a Holy Grail here. It’s an all-new and ... 

Improved runner safety as Strava launch Beacon

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Available to premium users, you can now share your live run

Accessed by a link in a text message, Strava has launched 'Beacon', a service available as part of their premium membership that allows users to send a live tracking link to up to three people when they start an activity.  Managed via the Strava app, runners can now ...  Continue reading ... 

First look: Jawbone Black Oat UP2

By Ella Grant on in Gear
Our gear tester gives the lowdown on Jawbone's UP2.

The product: Jawbone UP2 Black Oat In a nutshell: A lightweight, fashionable fitness tracker, redesigned and improved since the original version of UP2. The technology: Jawbone states that the UP2 is a ‘miniature technological wonder.’ The tracker’s battery life is up to 10 days and it takes approximately 60 minutes to fully ... 

5 common myths about running shoes

By Jonathan Beverly on in Gear
Why conventional wisdom often falls short.

1/ There is a best running shoe “What is the top running shoe now?” I’ve been asked this question too many times. It would be nice to be able to name a best shoe every year, give a star rating (4 out of 5), or even put a simple “thumbs up” ... 

First look: Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Nike's benchmark running shoe loses the ankle sock, but what else?

The product: Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low In a nutshell: The shoe made famous by its ankle cuff, but without the ankle cuff. The technology: There was much more to the LunarEpic then the Flyknit upper and extended ankle collar, but it is what it instantly became known for. Removed on the low ... 

Gear pick of the week: Curranz supplement capsules

By on in Gear
Our Commissioning Editor Kerry McCarthy puts Curranz's Blackcurrant capsules to the test.

We think it’s unusual to try a new supplement and notice almost instant results. At RW Towers the place is littered with powders, potions, lotions, rubs, tablets, gels, drinks… some of them we think work, some of them not so much but any gains we get tend to be marginal ... 

First look: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged

By on in Gear
The UltraBOOST gets a new look upper with style and substance.

The shoe: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged In a nutshell: Same great BOOST midsole, (mostly) all new upper The technology: Apparently this evolution of adidas’ excellent UltraBOOST was led by fashion. After adi noticed ‘global trendsetters’ customising the UltraBOOST by cutting off its ‘cage’ – the plastic overlays wrapping around the midfoot to create a more secure ... 

First look: ASICS DynaFlyte

By on in Gear
Following its debut in last year's MetaRun, ASICS' FlyteFoam technology is back.

The shoe: ASICS DynaFlyte In a nutshell: ASICS' lightest, most cushioned running shoe to date. The technology: After three years of development and 300 prototypes, 2015 saw the launch of ASICS' FlyteFoam technology - a midsole material which ASICS says bounces back to its original form in the air between each footstrike ... 

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