On’s collection of shoe models is expanding nearly as fast as the company itself. And with the On Cloudstratus we have another cool shoe from On. The On Cloudstratus is similar to the Cloudultra, but for roads not trails. With plenty of cushioning, the Cloudstratus is On’s maximalist road running shoe, built for long miles with a firm, snappy ride. This updated model is juiced with two layers of On’s new Helion foam, this is really what sets the Cloudstratus apart from other ON shoes.
Runner's Tribe were sent a new pair of black on black UA HOVR Phantom 2 Intelliknit, and they are pretty sweet. Awesome for short runs, equally as cool to wear casually. UA took their popular HOVR Phantom 2 running shoes and wrapped them in light, breathable UA IntelliKnit, which is a great feeling knit fabric that hugs your feet. They’re quick-drying, stretchy, and mapped to move with your feet.
New Balance's elite racing shoe, made to take on Nike's Next% and Alphafly models has dropped. The stylish road racing shoe is selling fast. Get race day ready with this lightweight, high-performance shoe. Pairing the high energy return of a FuelCell midsole with the efficiency of a carbon fiber plate, this racing flat is a smart choice for half to full marathon racing. Men’s and women’s options are available at www.newbalance.com.au with a retail price of $320.
For those who are still to learn about Hoka, the Rincon is a sleeker version of the Hoka Clifton (the brand's best selling high mileage neutral trainer). The main differences is the Rincon is slightly cut back making it lighter and faster. The Rincon is more versatile than the Clifton, it can used for long training runs, but is also suitable for speedy thresholds or even a faster session/interval type of a workout. It can be classed as a lightweight neutral everyday trainer.
If there is one shoe that HOKA is known for, it would have to be the Clifton. HOKA'S go-to every day neutral trainer, it is worn by thousands across the globe. Hell, even the Australian 1500m champion trains in them...
The fastest shoe that ON have ever created has dropped, as ON take a huge step closer to challenging the likes of Nike, in the race for the world’s fastest shoe.
The Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind – that is one long name – is a fun, lightweight trainer. Designed for those who enjoy some ground feel. With no outsole rubber, just a one-piece midsole (with a rubberised bottom), it saves weight, and is fun. A shoe in the same class as say the Saucony Kinvara or the New Balance Beacon; awesome for tempo runs, thresholds and shorter training sessions.
The brand that backs Australian 1500m gun Olli Hoare is back, another sweet shoe, from the world’s youngest running shoe company. The ON CLOUDULTRA is – you guessed it – a trail shoe. Similar to the CLOUDSTRATUS, but for trails. With chunky lugs and plenty of cushioning, the CLOUDULTRA is built for long miles and provides a firm, grippy ride. Runner’s Tribe were lucky enough to put a pair of CLOUDULTRA’s through their paces. Below is our review.
ASICS is today announcing not one but two high-performance running shoes that take the power of human-centric design to the next level. In an industry first, METASPEED™ Sky and METASPEED™ Edge have each been scientifically designed with a distinct type of running style in mind. The new racing shoes help elite athletes to reach the top of their game, because they don’t have to adjust their running style to fit the shoe anymore; instead, ASICS is giving them high-performance shoes that support their running style.
Under Armour are a company on the rise – quite literally, its stock price is rocketing, and their running shoes too – are on the up. The UA HOVR Machina 2 is a high-tech running shoe. With a propulsion plate made from Pebax, it also ‘coaches you in real-time’ via a Bluetooth chip that connects to UA MapMyRun™. A neutral high mileage trainer, the Machina is a durable, safe shoe for crunching out those long runs. We whacked 110K into our pair, below is the rundown.