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Doctors of Running Virtual Roundtable

Welcome to the DOR Virtual Roundtable! In this podcast we will be giving evidence-based deep dives into running related topics as well as detailed running shoe review.

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Episode Guide

Episode 55: Plantar Fasciitis 101
Apple | Anchor
We dive into the anatomy of the plantar fascia, what may cause pain/injury, and what do to about it

Episode 54: Ankle Sprains 101: Types, Treatment, and Rehab for Runners

Apple | Anchor

The team returns to talk all things ankle sprains, from anatomy to treatment in the first of a series we're doing focusing on common injuries for runners.

Episode 53: Mizuno Wave Rebellion Review
YouTube | Apple
Mizuno enters the performance training category with a bold step forward. The Wave Rebellion offers a glimpse into the future with a new foam and plate.

Episode 52: Super Shoes of 2021, Alphafly to Sky!
YouTube | Apple
Editor Matt Klein and Contributor David Salas sit down to go over every super shoe they've tried in 2021 to offer their thoughts on the current state of racing shoes.

Episode 51: Doctors of Running Q&A Part II
YouTube | Apple
The team is back to answer our second half of viewer questions, from achilles questions to outsoles.

Episode 50: Doctors of Running Q&A!
YouTube | Apple
In today's video, Matt Klein and Nathan Brown go over some viewer questions that we've had over the past few weeks and talk a bit about the latest news and shoes.

Episode 49: Mizuno Wave Rider 25 Review
YouTube | Review
The gang is back! Sorta. Our team individual assembled to share our thoughts on the Rider 25, now with full length Enerzy.

Episode 48: Puma Nitro Line Explained
Apple | YouTube
In this episode, Nathan gives a breakdown of (most of) the new Nitro line from PUMA as they burst back into the run specialty scene.

Episode 47: Coach Dave Ames Returns
Apple YouTube
Today we had the privilege of sitting down with Coach Dave Ames of Ame For It Run Coaching.

Episode 46: Newton Gravy and Motion 10 Review
Apple YouTube
Today we sit down as a team to discuss the most recent initiative from Newton, which is creating biodegradable shoes to help sustainability efforts.

Episode 45: “Natural Running” and the founding of TOPO (ft. Tony Post)
Apple | YouTube
We were thrilled to have Tony Post, the CEO and Founder of Topo Athletic join us on the latest DOR Virtual Roundtable to talk about his work, from launching Vibram Five FIngers to starting Topo Athletics.

Episode 44: Skechers Razor Line Explained
Apple | YouTube
Hello everyone! Today we show up clean shaven to talk all things that is Razor

Episode 43: Best Budget Shoes of 2021, and a Comparison of the Launch 8 and Launch 8 GTS
Apple | YouTube
In today's episode Matt and Nathan dive into the Brooks Launch 8 and Launch 8 GTS (go-to-stability) while drawing comparisons to other high quality budget trainers that are out on the market.

Episode 42: Puma Deviate Nitro Elite
Apple | YouTube
Hello everyone! Today we take Big Cat Energy to another level and review the Puma Deviate Nitro Elite. This is the shoe that was seen on the feet on Molly Seidel in her recent half marathon personal best.

Episode 41: Hoka Mach 4 Review

Apple YouTube
Today the team dives into the HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4, a highly anticipated performance trainer from HOKA this year. We also spend a lot of time diving into comparisons with other HOKA and other branded shoes to see where this might fit in someone's lineup.

Episode 40: Designing Footwear with Valerie Weilert
Apple YouTube
This week we had the honor of speaking with Valerie Weilert, a footwear designer in the running industry.

Episode 39: What Makes a Good Running Coach? Featuring Dave Ames

Apple YouTube
Today we had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with Coach Dave Ames of Ame For It Run Coaching. Dave addresses many audiences including prospective run coaches, new run coaches, and then people seeking a run coach.

Episode 38: What is a Carbon Fiber Suspension Shoe, with Inventor Lenn Hann
Apple | YouTube
We sat down with Lenn Hann to dig into the research he has done regarding the new shoe he is finding via Kickstarter. We go into sample sizes, methods, and outcomes of what his research looked like.

Episode 37: Our Favorite Race Moments
Apple | YouTube
"How did I get here?" The team digs into their favorite race day memories, from standing among a field of elite marathoners to pushing a friend to a new PR.


Episode 36: Karhu's Jordan Kinley on Past, Present, and Future of the Finnish Running Brand
Apple YouTube
We had the pleasure of sitting down the Jordan Kinley of Karhu. He brings us through the long and rich history of the brand and the technological developments that have been happening within the brand for a long time. .

Episode 35: Saucony Freedom 4 Review
Apple YouTube Review
Today we dissect our testing experience of the new Saucony Freedom 4, which is the first non-plated shoe to sport their PWRUN PB midsole that was found in the Endorphin Pro and Speed.


Episode 34: Hoka One One Carbon X2 Review
Apple YouTube  | Review
The Carbon X2 was designed to help break the 100K world record. We dive into our testing experience and then the science behind this shoe...and there is a lot of it. Also find out which childhood snack this shoe reminds us of.

Episode 33: Saucony Kinvara 12 Review
Apple YouTube  | Review
Hello everyone! Today we talk the versatile and cult followed performance trainer Saucony Kinvara 12. The shoe received updates to the midsole and the upper to create a fun and enjoyable natural ride that can handle some uptempo work as well.

Episode 32: Saucony Hurricane 23 Review
Apple YouTube  | Review
The roundtable today is all about the premium stability trainer by Saucony -- the Hurricane 23. For lovers of the bouncy but heavy PWRUN+ foam who like some moderate-maximal stability, this may be a great option. Plus find out which National Park this shoe reminds us of.

Episode 31:
 
Recap and 2021 Dreams
Apple 
YouTube  | Review
Time for 2021! In this episode we recap 2020 for DOR and some personal goals that we met.


Episode 30:
2020 Shoes of the Year
Apple | YouTube
About:
In this episode our team breaks down their favorite shoes from 2020...with some side stepping into training and footwear science related topics.  We hit our favorite trainers, most versatile shoes, trail picks, and ultimately our picks for overall shoe of the year.

 

Episode 29: 361 Super Shoes and Beyond with Special Guest Phil Anthony
Apple | YouTube
About:
361 Brand Manager Phil Anthony joins the Roundtable and give the ultimate sneak peek into the future of 361. After a quiet 2020 when COVID gave them a chance to step back and reassess, they’re moving forward with new technology, foam, and of course, their crack at the super shoe. The YouTube video has visuals of many shoes that have never been seen by the public.

Episode 28:
Reebok Forever Floatride Grow Review
Apple | YouTube | Review
About: Hello everyone! Today we discuss the Reebok Forever Floatride Grow, a 100% plant based shoe with aims of decreasing the carbon footprint on the earth. We talk about Reebok's ReeGrow project and also compare the shoe to a vegetable.

Episode 27:
ASICS, 2020 and beyond, with Guest Chad Mullavey | Kayano Lite, Metaracer, and more
Apple
| YouTube
| Review
About:
We had the privilege of sitting down with Global Product Line Manager for ASICS, Chad Mullavey. He helps break down so many of the changes we've seen in ASICS over the last 1-2 years and gives a glimpse into the future as well. If you thought 2020 ASICS was fun...sounds like you will be thrilled with 2021 ASICS.

Episode 26:
Q&A Best Stability Shoe Trends 2020
Apple | YouTube
About:
Today we revisit the topic of trends in the area of stability built into running shoes and answer some of your questions that were posed on our media outlets! Topics include people with two different foot types, how carbon plated shoes have integrated stability, and more.

Episode 25: Favorite Racing Shoe in 2020 (feat. Thomas Neuberger from Believe in the Run)
Apple | YouTube
About:
Believe in the Run has created community during a year where social isolation is a reality and many races were cancelled. Learn about the founder of BITR, the success of GRIT, and what each of our favorite “racing stack” is from 2020. Listen to learn more about that term — Thomas gets credit for coining it.

Episode 24: Best Stability Running Shoe Trends 2020
Apple | YouTube
About:
 
In this episode we take a look at the history of "stability" in running shoe development and the current trends we are seeing in the industry. We also helps break down what the research is showing regarding stability and how that aligns or diverges with what we see in footwear development. 

Episode 23:
The Best of Saucony -- Present and Future (feat Chad Holt of Saucony Running)
Apple | YouTube
About:
 
This was a really fun interview. Chad Holt of Saucony joins us to recap the fantastic year tha Saucony had with releasing the Endorphin line as well as putting out some stellar updates. After that, he gives insight into the future of what Saucony is planning to put out. Plus, we all give our pick for best Saucony shoe for 2020!

Episode 22:
What is "Elite Jogging"? (feat. Jamison Michael from JAMI REVIEWS)
Apple | YouTube
About:
We were honored to have Jamison Michael join us on the podcast. This episode dives into the deeper things of running like community and the good that can come from it.

Episode 21:
2020 Trainer of the Year (feat. Sam Winebaum of RoadTrailRun)
Apple | YouTube
About:
In this episode we dive into many shoe and running related topics with the very wise and experienced Sam Winebaum. You will hear the origin story of RoadTrailRun.com, hear a discussion on the footwear industry (and what is being missed), outsole impact, toe box and fit, and finally each of our picks for trainer fo the year

Episode 20: Skechers GOrun Razor + Hyper Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
Skechers has been rolling out their "+" models throughout 2020, and this may have been the most anticipated shoe to receive the "+" treatment.

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pisode 19: Nike Alphafly NEXT% Review: The Nike Gauntlet (Alphafly vs. NEXT% vs. 4% Flyknit vs. 4% OG)
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
In this episode, David and Matt break down the Alphafly Next% and compare it to all of the members of the Vaporfly family.

Episode 18:
Skechers GORUN MaxRoad 4+ Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
Shechers has been rolling out their "+" treatment models in 2020, the latest of which is the MaxRoad 4+. This shoe gets a massive upper overhaul and gets Goodyear rubber placed on the outsole for improved durability. In this episode, our team breaks down the mechanics of this shoe and reports on our testing experience.

Episode 17:
Saucony Triumph 18 Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
 
Today the Doctors of Running team reviews the Saucony Triumph 18, a premium daily trainer that released August 2020. This shoe features a robust midsole that has a surprising amount of bounce and pop to it. The team also compares the shoe to a current NBA playoff team.

Episode 16: Reebok Symmetros Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
In this roundtable we dig into the new Reebok Symmetros. This is a huge step forward for Reebok in terms of the geometry of a running shoe midsole, which produces a smooth, fun, and versatile trainer that can easily handle long runs and some workouts.

Episode 15:
Reebok Running Shoe Line-Up and Sneak Peaks (feat. Casey McCombs)
Apple | YouTube
About:
 
Believe it or not, but Reebok is putting out some of the best daily trainers out there these days. In this episode we welcome Casey McCombs of Reebok to break down the current line-up of killer daily trainers from Reebok and we discuss the vision behind all the technology put into their shoes.

Episode 14:
Mizuno ENERZY and Wave Sky 4 Review (feat Tina Danforth)
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
 
The Doctors of Running team reviews the Mizuno Wave Sky 4 with help from Mizuno Running Product Manager Tina Danforth. Tina gives insider information regarding the new Mizuno ENERZY foam, how it was integrated into the Wave Sky 4, as well as a look into the near future for Mizuno.

Episode 13:
Shoes as Tools (feat: Simon Bartold of SHOEphoria)
Apple | YouTube
About:
 
Today Matt interviews a hero of many in the footwear industry, Simon Bartold. Simon is the founder of Bartold Clinical and has had major influence in companies like Salomon, Asics, and more.

Episode 12:
Newton Fate 6 Review (feat. Jerry Lee CEO, Matt Lee COO, and Laura Tingle)
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
 
This episode is centered all around the Newton Fate 6, a new release of what many consider the "introductory shoe" to the Newton Line. Joining us on the podcast are Jerry Lee (Newton's CEO), Matt Lee (COO), and Laura Tingle (Product Manager).

Episode 11:
Mizuno Wave Rider 24 Review (Mesh vs WaveKnit)
Apple | YouTube
| Review (waveknit) | Review (mesh)
About:
 
In this episode we dive into the Wave Rider 24. The Mizuno Wave Rider has been around for a long time, and this year the shoe receives a masterful update that could be considered an overhaul.

Episode 10: Most Surprising Shoes of 2020 So Far (mid-year)
Apple | YouTube
About:
 
In this episode our three team members give their surprise shoe so far of 2020 after each running in 40+ different shoes so far this year. This is not the "best" or "favorite" necessarily, but the shoe that surprised them the most during testing. 2020 has been a fun year of running shoes so far and we are only half way through!

Episode 9:
HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 2 Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
Today we dive into reviewing the HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 2, what we consider the "maximalist's minimalist" shoe. A firmer yet still cushioned shoe that is lightweight and can keep up with your pacing, we discuss fit, ride, and who this shoe may work best for.

Episode 8:
Adidas Adizero Pro Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
Today we take a look at the highly anticipated Adidas Adizero Pro! A marathon racing flat worn by some of the best and a new addition to the "super shoe" group of carbon fiber plated marathon racers. We dive into the specs and design, comparing it to other shoes in this category, and compare it to a farm animal.

Episode 7: Reebok Floatride Run Fast 2 Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
 
Today we discuss with performance shoe designed for workouts, racing, or uptempo training from Reebok, the Run Fast 2. We also compare it to the Reebok Floatride Panthea and Reebok Forever Floatride Energy 2.0 as well.

Episode 6:
Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best?
Apple (Part 1), Apple (Part 2) | YouTube
About:
 
In this episode we begin diving into the topic of foot strike in running, which can be a very controversial topic. Our goal is to bring knowledge based on the available research/literature, our clinical experiences with patients, and biomechanical theory. Be prepared, some of the things we discuss may challenge your current paradigm on foot strike, regardless of where you land on the topic.

Episode 5:
Mizuno| Review Wave Horizon 4 Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
 
Today we look at the Mizuno Wave Horizon 4! This a high stability and high cushioning model coming from Mizuno featuring the new Foam Wave and XPOP midsole. We talk about the move away from traditional posting and its implication on running and gait mechanics.

Episode 4:
Saucony Endorphin Pro Review
Apple | YouTube
| Review
About:
 
Today we rev| Reviewiew the highly anticipated carbon plated marathon racer Saucony Endorphin Pro! Many fan questions this week and we did our best to address them all to good detail.

Episode 3:
Skechers Speed Elite Hyper Review
Apple | YouTube | Review
About:
Today we review the newly released Skechers GOrun Speed Elite Hyper! The shoe is a lower profile racing flat designed for elite marathon, but versatile enough to tackle virtually any of the shorter distances as well!

Episode 2:
Saucony Endorphin Speed Review
Apple | YouTube | Review
About:
Saucony Endorphin Speed on the DOR Roundtable today. You asked your questions and we answered in this video! We also provide some of our insights into what makes the Endorphin Speed such a unique and intriguing shoe.

Episode 1: Reebok Floatride Panthea Review
Apple | YouTube | Review
About: Today we look at the Reebok Floatride Run Panthea. This is a daily trainer that can also dabble as a performance trainer or even racer for some.


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