The Hoka One One Clifton is one my favorite training shoes. After suffering from many stress fractures and overuse injuries I was hesitant to try out a lower drop shoe (5mm). With the combination of Berry Superfeet for my high arches, I found my go to duo for marathon training!
If you're like me, you have your pair of go to shoes. The weapon of your choice. The specific brand and model of running shoes you've been using for the past several races. Those running shoes that fit the best. Maybe it's because of the soft heel landing, wider toe box or you just love the energy return you are getting from the shoes. You know the ones. You're probably wearing them right now because you just finished a nice tempo run. I'm a big believer in the old saying "if it's not broken, don't fix it". I think this goes also with running shoes. For many of us, we have that favorite pair.
Hoka One One are known for their high cushioned, lightweight running shoes. Many people are drawn to Hokas because of their maximalist cushion look - what type of person would wear this shoe?! Hoka shoes have become increasingly popular over the past years because their versatility in training and racing. With long time and injury prone runners, Hoka's high cushioning helps to protect joints, bones and muscles while avoiding injuries and the common aches and pains of running.
Webster's Dictionary defines Adrenaline as an "increase in rates of blood circulation, breathing and preparing muscles for exertion." According to Brooks, the definition of Adrenaline is the perfect balance of soft cushion and support. The new Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 was released in October 2017 and I recently had the opportunity to give it a test run but first let's go over some basic info.
The Asics Gel Pursue 3 is a lightweight, neutral shoe. It features an engineered mesh and external heel counter for added stability. The seamless upper promotes breathability while a responsive midsole provides runners with a better transition between strides and greater comfort when running long distances. A couple of our staff members tried the Gel Pursue out and here's what they had to say.