The Under Armour human performance and product development teams continue to create innovative solutions for runners to bring you the next generation of unparalleled performance running shoes. With the help of UA athletes and brand ambassadors, the UA Innovation Lab in Baltimore and UA Human Performance Centre in Portland, Under Armour develops the best footwear that’s based on key insights and learnings from years of experience and research. UA has always performed best when we’re disruptive: The UA HOVR Machina launched with the innovative Pebax® Propulsion Plate, and the first iteration of UA Flow eliminated the need for a heavy rubber outsole — and we’re not stopping there.
ASICS has recently announced the latest updates to its record breaking METASPEED™ series as they take the performance of their product personalisation to the next level. Building on the breakthrough success of the first METASPEED™ shoes introduced in 2021, ASICS has utilised data accumulated through its elite athletes in competition to refine the product design to cater for the two major running styles allowing every runner to perform at their personal best and record their fastest times yet. Introducing the METASPEED™ EDGE+ and the METASPEED™ SKY+ shoes.
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.
Brooks Hyerpion Tempo and a lightweight, neutral training shoe made using a nitrogen infused super foam. A fun, fast and snappy shoe.
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.