Merrell Trail Glove 2 Review

 Posted by on May 3, 2013  1 Response »
May 032013
Merrell Trail Glove 2 5

Before I start my review of the Trail Glove 2, I want to mention that when we are testing a shoe, we typically try to log between 30 and 50 miles on a pair before we write up our thoughts on it. I also want to admit that this has not been the case with the Trail Glove 2. In truth, these shoes have now been my close companions for over 100 miles of roads and trails. The only other shoe to get such a treatment was my Skora Forms. The problem (if you can call it that) is that I enjoy running in the Trail Glove 2s so much that I’ve had trouble taking them off to make time for my other shoes!  Of course, this is all for good reason. The Trail Glove 2 is a great shoe and has got to be one of the most talked about models in the minimalist market. Although I admit to not having any solid numbers or figures to back my previous statement up, I will note that nearly every minimalist runner I speak to who mentions the shoes they are running in brings up the Trail Glove (or Road Glove), either because they already own a pair or are interested in owning a pair, which clearly speaks to its popularity and quality. With that said, let’s start the review!

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Apr 032013

 When I discovered I would be testing a pair of Hokas, I first wanted to figure out what “Hoka” actually meant.  This is what I found:

“hoka” (in Japanese) = the other

“hoka” (in Hawaiian) = baffling

“hoka” (in Swahili) = mania

“hoka” (in Maori) = to fly (the actual meaning behind the shoes)

You could say I was ready for anything after reading that.  And true to words, the Hoka Stinsons I received were out of the ordinary. Continue reading »

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SKORA Spring 2013 Collection

 Posted by on March 12, 2013  2 Responses »
Mar 122013

Prepare yourselves for an exciting spring because, like most other shoe companies, SKORA has updated their line with some brand new color-ways and two brand new models, the CORE and the PHASE.  This brings SKORA (the Bentley, Apple, Rolex, or whatever-other-analogy-you-can-come-up-with-to-convey-a higher-level-of-class/design) up to a total of four models including last year’s FORM and BASE.

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 Posted by on August 16, 2012  2 Responses »
Aug 162012

Brand: Skora

Name: FORM

Color Options Men: Royal Blue/White/Flo.Yellow, Natural/White/Grey, Black/White/Blue, Natural/Black/Red (pictured)

Color Options Women: Royal Blue/White/Lt.Blue, Natural/Blue/Pink

Sizes: Men’s 7 – 13 US, Women’s 6 – 11

Weight: 8.2oz

Drop: 0 mm heel to toe with a 13mm stack height (9mm without insole)

Other: Made from high quality materials including a goat leather upper with a sheepskin lining.

Price: $185

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ON Cloudrunner Review

 Posted by on August 13, 2012  No Responses »
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Brand: ON-Running

Name: Cloudrunner

Color Options: Men’s in Rock/Lemon (pictured right), Women’s in Plum/Fuschia

Weight: 290g

Drop: 7 mm heel to toe

Other: Utilizes patented CloudTec™ outsole

Price: $139

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Sockwa G Series Review

 Posted by on July 3, 2012  5 Responses »
Jul 032012
Sockwa G3

Brand: Sockwa

Name: G Series

Color Options: G3 – Olive, Black, Brown, Red all with Grey Sole

G2 – Red, Columbia (light blue), Cobalt, Grey, Purple, Pink, Olive with Black Sole

Weight: 2.4 oz (depending on size)

Drop: omm from heel to toe

Stack Height: 1.2mm

Price: $50

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Married in a Minimalist Style

 Posted by on June 11, 2012  1 Response »
Jun 112012

We’re back!  After two weeks of wedding preparation, our wedding, and our honeymoon, Meagan and Steve are finally back and ready to post.  Before we get into all of the things we missed while we were gone, we’d like to fill everyone in on how we celebrated our marriage and how the last two weeks have been influenced by our love for minimalist shoes.  As you can tell by the picture on the right, for our wedding, I went with one of my favorite pairs of shoes and rocked the Vibram FiveFingers Speeds, while Meagan found a pair of Merrell Barefoot Life Wonder Gloves that matched perfectly with her dress.  The event took place in our current hometown of Madison, WI, where the ceremony was in the Frank Lloyd Wright Unitarian Meeting House and the reception was held in the Overture Center for the Arts.  The following photos were taken by our fantastic photographers from Amelia John, Jennifer & Andrew.  The night went off without a hitch (or with a hitch, ha…ha….ha…) and we were able to sneak some of our own minimalist surprises into the event.

More pictures after the jump!

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