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First look: Jawbone Black Oat UP2

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

The watch: 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 ... 

New study on runner size and shoe type

By Alex Hutchinson on in Gear
New research finds that higher body weight raises injury risk in minimalist shoes.

I’m in Boston for the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting, which is an absolutely massive gathering of people interested in sports science. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the interesting presentations and posters I’ve seen, starting today with one about the role of body ... 

First Look: Pearl Izumi E:Motion N3 trail

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A quick summary as an off-road version on the cushioned road shoes hits the shelves

Following on from the EM Road N3, which featured in our April issue shoe guide, Pearl Izumi have announced a trail version of this maximum cushioned, neutral running shoe. Sporting similar 'over-sized' looks, the shoe uses many of the road features like the midsole and the one-piece upper, but with some ... 

Runner’s World Personal Best Awards 2016: The winners

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
Our annual celebration of the very best in running, as decided by the most important and discerning judges of all: you, the nation’s runners.

Judge for yourselves The Runner’s World Personal Best Awards are decided entirely by the online votes of RW readers, with the Most Improved Race and Best New Race Awards calculated from our race ratings data. The only exception to this is our Outstanding Contribution Award, which is chosen by the RW ... 

Gear pick of the week: Hoka One One Vanquish 2

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
We tested out this maximal brand's latest offering.

Famed for their full cushioning and ‘rolling rocker’ design at the toe, Hoka One One’s Vanquish 2 has these same classic maximal features but with a remarkable lightness. They look bulky, but in the hand and on your feet the low weight (298g for men’s size UK8) is surprising. This was ... 

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