Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler

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Zoot Ultra Tempo+ - Running Shoes: Reviews

Zoot Ultra Tempo+ - Running Shoes: Reviews

TRIATHLON-READYWith a pronounced heel tab, quick-pull laces, and sole drain holes, the Tempo is designed to speed up your switches from bike to run. But the first-ever road shoe from the triathlon-...

Spira Del Sol - Road Runners: Review

Spira Del Sol - Road Runners: Review

Boing, boing, boing . . . I couldn't quite hear the springs in this shoe as I bounced down Boulder Creek Path, but I could feel their bounce. Spira sneaks metal springs into the EVA midsoles, and it'...

Fila Flow Testament - Running Shoes: Reviews

Fila Flow Testament - Running Shoes: Reviews

ENERGY SAVERIf we had an award for efficiency, this shoe would win it uncontested. No shoe here converted downward heel impact into forward propulsion as well as the Testament, and testers reported a...

GoLite Shadow Dragon - Trail Runners: Reviews

GoLite Shadow Dragon - Trail Runners: Reviews

STABILITY IN MOTIONEver watch a caterpillar crawl over your knuckles? The weather-resistant, soft-shell Shadow Dragon takes a page from the little bugs: the outsole's 12 protruding lugs, which gave...

Etonic Kendari SC - Running Shoes: Reviews

Etonic Kendari SC - Running Shoes: Reviews

MID-MILEAGE WORKHORSEIf the true test of a stability shoe is how comfortable it is during your last month of marathon training, then the heavily cushioned Kendari is the champ. "It felt great out of...

Fila Flow Redemption - Road Runners: Review

Fila Flow Redemption - Road Runners: Review

Looking to set a new personal best? The Redemption can help with a less-is-more approach reminiscent of a racing flat. Plus midsole thickness descends dramatically from heel to toe—putting you...

Etonic Praya NC - Running Shoes: Reviews

Etonic Praya NC - Running Shoes: Reviews

HIGH-MILEAGE CUSHIONIf you've followed a marathon training program, you know what a grind it can be to crank out those 18- to 22-mile runs about a month before race day. Not so with the dreamy Praya...

Nike Air Equalon+ - Running Shoes: Reviews

Nike Air Equalon+ - Running Shoes: Reviews

AN IPOD-READY STABILITY SHOEIf rock and roll is integral to your running—and we mean either the Flaming Lips or the instability caused by pronation—then you'll want a pair of iPod-...

Vasque Mercury XCR - Trail Runners: Reviews

Vasque Mercury XCR - Trail Runners: Reviews

BACKCOUNTRY VOYAGERSThe Mercury rolled over everything in our path: Its sturdy construction includes a nearly punctureproof upper reinforced with PU nubuck and abrasion-resistant toe and heel bumpers...

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