Monthly Archives: August 2012

Shoe Review – Saucony ProGrid Omni 11

ProGrid Omni has always been a solid shoe. For the past several versions, it has offered a rectangular shape and significant anti-pronation control — including a firm medial midsole, firm heel counter, and torsional stability.

Version 11, however, has reduced pronation control due to increased midsole cushioning (thickness) and less torsional stability.

This makes for a comfortable shoe with a trade-off in less durability and faster wear. In addition to the change from support to cushioning, the upper has also changed from a more fitted style to a more boxy style with a deeper toe-box. For some runners, this may predispose them to a less secure fit than previous models as the following field research shows.

Other ProGrid Omni Reviews:

https://drshoereviews.com/2009/11/09/shoe-review-saucony-progrid-omni-8/

https://drshoereviews.com/2008/07/16/shoe-review-saucony-progrid-omni-6-ultimate/

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Shoe Review – Brooks Adrenaline GTX Trail Running Shoe

Brooks has done it again, with the introduction  of the Adrenaline GTX, all terrain, trail shoe.

Adrenaline GTX is more rugged than Adrenaline ASR due to the Gore-Tex, waterproof, upper membrane. This shoe is also extremely stable, which is especially helpful during muddy or wet running conditions.

Additional features are highlighted in the following video.

Shoe Review – Asics Gel Foundation 10

Asics Gel Foundation 10 is similar to version 9 in that it is highly structured and torsionally stable, with a firm heel counter and an inflexible forefoot.

The differences between version 10 and version 9 have to do with volume. Version 9 was available in narrow, whereas version 10 isn’t. Version 9 was also more shallow than version 10 which will affect those runners who choose this shoe based on volume.

For all other runners, as the following video shows — this remains a great shoe.

Shoe Review – Mizuno Wave Alchemy 11 vs. 12

Mizuno Wave Alchemy 11 is one of my favorite shoes. It’s supportive and structured without being heavy. Wave Alchemy 12 is equally supportive — but runs narrower than version 11 as the following video shows.

Turf Toe Taping for Hallux (Big Toe) Injuries

Injuries of the big toe joint resulting in pain are common. Causes include — sesamoiditis, turf toe, hallux limitus, stub injuries and even bunions. Fortunately, many of these injuries respond to immobilization using 1″ althletic tape