Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:05

Arc’teryx Norvan LD Trail Shoe reviewed

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Arcteryx are famous for their style and innovation so when they designate a shoe with the letters LD for long distance you have to sit up and take notice.
Usually I prefer to wait at least hundred miles before putting pen to paper on a pair of running shoes. However, with a lot of excitement in the press and on social me- dia about the new Graphene range from Inov-8, I thought I would share my initial thoughts after…
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:59

Inov8 X-Talon 230 - long term test and review

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 The Inov8 X-Talon 230 arrived for Spring/Summer claiming "Phenomenal Grip". We asked Jon Barton to put them to the test and see how they fare in the hands (or feet) of an everyday park and trail runner.  
Inov-8's Trailtalon is described as a lightweight, stripped-back, responsive shoe specifically designed for running on hard-packed trails. Giles Thurston put it to the test for 100 miles before giving his review.
Friday, 06 October 2017 10:23

Inov8 Parkclaw 275 tested and reviewed

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So many shoes, so few feet! It sometimes feels as though there's a new model of running shoe every day and with each new model selecting the right shoe gets increasingly difficult. While it's an easy choice for the elite athletes, locked in to a single brand, what about your average…
I have long been aware of the Canadian brand Arc'teryx, and their excellent reputation for designing clothing for mountaineers and climbers.
Monday, 06 March 2017 09:29

Salomon XA Enduro – Tested and Reviewed

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When I think about Salomon running shoes, the ones that pop into my head are the iconic Speedcross, the Sense series and the Fellraiser. For the XA, all I would think is “well built walking/approach shoe”. With the latest incarnation of the XA, that has all changed though says our…

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