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Asics Gel-Fuji Trabuco 7

Asics Gel-Fuji Trabuco 7 Review

Now I am no elite athlete, a weekend warrior at best, possibly best described as an enthusiastic beginner designed for comfort rather than speed, but new to trail running I was eager to head out in the Orongorongo’s and give my Asics Gel-Fuji Trabuco 7’s a good go during this weekend’s Xterra event. After a…

ASICS GEL DS Trainer 24

Asics Gel DS Trainer 24 Review

Our Podiatrist Parisa made the most of the long weekend by testing out the ASICS GEL-DS Trainer 24 by roaming 4 hours off the beaten tracks of the Rimutaka Forest Park and The Orongorongo River Trail. The GEL DS trainers were immediately comfortable to put on, the mesh top cover felt secure and accommodative. My…

Birkenstocks by the beach

Birkenstocks by the Beach

Is there ever a situation where Birkenstocks are not the best footwear solution? Apart from Birkenstocks seemingly always being in fashion, they simply are one of the best shoe designs on the planet. This can be attested to be the fact the design of the cork footbed construction has remained largely the same since….well….forever! According…

GT-2000 6 – An Independent Guest Review

The GT-2000 6 embodies the ASICS ethos for making responsible, calculated enhancements that resonate positively with the wearer.

Many runners have relied on this shoe for over 25 years. They expect to be able to confidently update their old model each year and experience the same familiar feel, comfort level and  performance expectation – all the while looking for technical enhancement. …

GEL-Cumulus 20 – An Independent Guest Review

The Cumulus 20 is a new generation version. The traditionally neutral shoe is responding to the needs of modern sports enthusiasts. Consumers today are wealthier, healthy and live longer. We have access to information and we want quality as well as versatility. The Cumulus 20 is both a serious training shoe for fit or high quality runners’, as well as a secondary speed shoe for serious recreationalists.…

Rubix ‘cubed’ in Australia

Perfect timing! A couple of hours before I am due to leave for the airport in Wellington, bound for the Australian Sports Medicine Conference in Perth, the courier arrives with a brand, spanking new pair of New Balance Rubix running shoes – so in the suitcase they went! The shoes were about to be tested under pressure in Western Australia and Melbourne over the next two weeks.…

GEL-Kayano 25 – An Independent Guest Review

The GEL-Kayano 25 appears more streamlined than its predecessor and it feels more responsive.

A high-performance shoe, the Kayano prides itself on fatigue protection, impact reduction and rebound response. It’s a highly adaptive shoe that is suitable for both efficient high mileage individuals, as well as those who are slower or poorly conditioned. The GEL-Kayano does this by keeping fundamental strength features whilst refining upper and midsole materials to offer great performance.…