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Shape Magazine reviews the 9 best Hoka shoes.

Shape Magazine reviews the 9 best Hoka shoes. Hoka has become one of the most popular running shoes.   The company began with a unique shoe approach involving a deep pocket design that offers a straight last and a wide bottom that absorbs shock differently than many other running shoes. Eventually, the shoe company was purchased by Deckers, who owns many other major brands such as Uggs, and has since undergone further development with many different models and wide distribution. The shoes are especially popular with people who have flat feet as they reduce heel impact. Recently, Shape Magazine reviewed what Read More »

What should be built into our running shoes? Experts weigh in.

What should be built into our running shoes? Experts weigh in. Different running shoe companies claim their shoes do certain things for you, hoping you will purchase their latest shoe. Some shoes such as Hoka have breakout designs that people love, while other companies try to chase their design.   Right now, according to a reliable source, many manufacturers are trying to imitate Hoka’s deep pocket design that absorbs shock. Other companies such as Nike a few years ago designed a marathon shoe called the Nike Vaporfly that they say can help you run a faster marathon. Their shoe was worn Read More »

Rob Defilippis from Runner’s High in Metuchen NJ tells us about the newest 2018 shoes and products for runners.

Rob Defilippis from Runner’s High in Metuchen NJ tells us about the newest 2018 shoes and products for runners. The weather is finally warming and many of you no doubt are beginning to go outside and run.  Running shoe designs have changed markedly over the past few years and it is not about Nike or New balance anymore, since other manufacturers are rethinking what a running shoe is and what it should do, including some newer boutique brands not normally carried in the big box stores like Dicks or Road Runner Sports whose poor shoe fitting habits results in hundreds Read More »

The newest trend in running shoes; cushioning. Check out this NY Times article.

The newest trend in running shoes; cushioning. Check out this NY Times article. As recently featured in our interview from Runners High in Metuchen, manufacturers are retooling and rethinking how a running shoe should not only have us run but how it should absorb the shock from the road. In the interview, Rob had mentioned a new shoe design from Hoka which is becoming hugely popular, with its wide base of support (straight last), shock distribution ability and overall unique design, which should help reduce injuries and improve the enjoyment of running. While other manufacturers of well known lines such Read More »