Shoe Guide Archive

The RUNNER'S WORLD Shoe Guide archive - updated 4 times a year


Posted: 18 June 2002

Welcome to the RUNNER'S WORLD Shoe Guide archive!

Four times a year, Runner's World publishes test reports of all the new running shoes on the market. This is a company-by-company archive of those reports.

Most shoes are updated annually by the shoe companies, so some of the older reports here refer to models that have been replaced. We've left them in, though, because you may still be able to find them at discounted prices in some running shops.

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Has any one out there tried the new nike "free" trainers yet?
Posted: 11/05/2005 at 16:01



No one whatsoever. ;-)



Hope this helps
Posted: 11/05/2005 at 16:03

I have just bought some. I'll let you know how I get on!
Posted: 05/06/2010 at 17:18

No but I have bought a pair of Vibram KSOs which I can't wait to try out
Posted: 05/06/2010 at 23:51

I've had a pair for a few weeks and have done a 5k and a half marathon in them - I did a 17.5 mile LSR yesterday to top off a 50-mile week in them too

I've also got a pair of VFF Sprints which I love but find I need more cushioning for longer runs...

Personally, I love the new model, they are really light and comfortable with a pretty wide toebox. They still have a lot of cushioning compared to VFFs or barefooting, but I find that they certainly seem to help with my gait.

They're really quiet on the road, not quite as quiet as when I'm in the VFFs - but you can sneak up on the occasional dog and scare it as you zoom past - aha, revenge is sweet

The sizing is spot on for me too compared to other Nike models...

I love them so much, I'm off to NikeTown in London this afternoon on my way to the Rage Against The Machine gig to look for another pair!

... Maybe this should be in the "Gear" section?
Posted: 06/06/2010 at 07:08

5 year old thread guys
Posted: 06/06/2010 at 22:18

Interesting subject though
Posted: 06/06/2010 at 22:31

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