Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler

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ASICS Gel-3000 - Running Shoes: Reviews

ASICS Gel-3000 - Running Shoes: Reviews

MOTION CONTROL LITERunners whose mild or moderate heel rolling doesn't warrant a fat, heavy heel brace will find smooth striding in the new Gel-3000. The wide, stable heel features a moderately cushy...

Icebug Pytho BUGrip - Trail Runners: Reviews

Icebug Pytho BUGrip - Trail Runners: Reviews

FROZEN GRIPLive in Minnesota, Montana, or Maine? This is the winter training shoe for you. With 16 carbide-tipped spikes protruding from the outsole, these sturdy snowcats provide reliable, no-slip...

Puma Concinnity - Running Shoes: Reviews

Puma Concinnity - Running Shoes: Reviews

SUPERLIGHT AND SUPER-SECUREThe lacing system on this shoe swerves so radically you might think it's a factory blooper. It's not. Less than a mile into a training run along the Boulder Creek Path, it...

New Balance 800 - Trail Runners: Reviews

New Balance 800 - Trail Runners: Reviews

LIGHT AND NIMBLEIf you crossed a mountain goat with a ballet dancer, the offspring would wear these shoes. The lightweight and easy-flexing 800 is especially nimble for a trail runner, delivering a...

Brooks Infiniti - Running Shoes: Reviews

Brooks Infiniti - Running Shoes: Reviews

LOVES LONG RUNSIf neutral shoes are sedans and stability shoes are SUVs, then the Infiniti is a minivan. It's part of Brooks's new "guidance" line of shoes, which are designed to be a bit less...

Mizuno Wave Creation 7 - Road Runners: Review

Mizuno Wave Creation 7 - Road Runners: Review

This Bond-worthy shoe hides a secret weapon in its midsole: A springy thermoplastic plate—or wave—mechanism runs the length of the shoe, yielding consistent rebound and smooth transition at...

Adidas J S3 - Trail Running Shoes: Reviews

Adidas J S3 - Trail Running Shoes: Reviews

1. An awkward name may be the J S3's only weakness. It has a perfect blend of agility and support: An airy top half made from a durable, ultralight mesh nylon keeps weight down—and debris out...

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