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Asics Gel Nimbus 21 (D Wide) Review – By Bronwyn

From the first time I slipped on the Asics Nimbus 21, my foot felt supported and snug. I was particularly impressed with the fit of the toe box – I take a Wide D fit and the new upper hugs my foot nicely without restricting movement or making my toes feel crowded. I have quite a broad forefoot with a slightly narrower heel and…

Asics Gel Nimbus 21 Review – By Megan

As a long-time runner, I have had my fair share of running in Asics shoes. I have previously used the Nimbus for training and running the Auckland Marathon in 2012.  My first impression of the Nimbus 21 was the snug fit around my foot and ankle. The plush upper was comfortable and warm for the…

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.…