How a Weekend With Runner’s World Changed Me … for the Better

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When Runner's World invited me out to their Runner's World Half & Festival (and yes, they paid for my entry and accommodations and everything, but I was not required to write about it unless I wanted to!), I was pumped. In addition to the special events planned for my fellow bloggers and me, the …
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Brooks Running Review: Heritage, PureGrit 3 and More

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Running any time of year rocks, but we especially love fall to get out, jog and feel the crunch of leaves beneath our running shoes! Per our relationship as a Brooks Running blog ambassador, each month we get to review a few of its pieces and share our totally objective opinion. This month we got …
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3 Tricks to Make Your New Running Shoes ‘Just Right’

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Shopping for running shoes can make you feel like a modern-day Goldilocks. Some shoes are too tight, while others are too loose. Some have too much cushioning, some have arches that don’t align with yours, and others just feel ... weird. It’s okay if you don’t have the words to describe why a …
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Brooks Running Ghost 7: Lighter and More ‘Ghost-Like’ Than Ever Before

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After three years of being a Brooks Running blog ambassador (disclosure --- however this post is straight-up-now-tell-ya my opinion), I kind of feel like a Brooks expert. I mean, clearly I'm not really an expert (it's not like I actually make running shoes for a living!), but over the years during …
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Gettin’ Fancy With Specialized Running Shoes

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We’re getting fancy with our running shoes today! Though running shoes used to be a pretty standard setup (soles, upper, laces --- voila! Go run!), a lot of niche markets have popped up within running in recent years. Today, if you go to your local running shop, you’ll find a variety of categories …
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Anatomy of a Running Shoe

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While you’re shopping for your new running shoes (because now you've got the expert tips, right?), you’ll likely hear your sales associate throw around the lingo of the trade: “heel-toe drop,” “midsole,” “bends.” But what does it all mean? Never fear: we’ve got a crib sheet to help you learn the ins …
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Buying Running Shoes? Experts Share Their Dos & Don’ts

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“For women, shoes are the most important. Good shoes take you good places.” -Seo Min Hyun Running doesn't take a lot of fancy equipment --- you can get your sweat on pretty much any time, anywhere, while wearing anything. But a good pair of running shoes are non-negotiable. The wrong shoes can …
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Speaking Freely on Nike’s Latest, the Free 4.0 Flyknit

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I don't know about you, but I really dread running-shoe shopping. I have a big foot. I'm weird about fits. I overpronate. With all of that, I'm already swimming up a hard stream so just imagine the pure joy that rushes over me when I do find THE perfect running shoe. I run those babies into the …
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