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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 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

"I asked her friend, what do you do for Nike? He said he was a footwear designer and I was like whoa, whoa, whoa wait how did you do that? Did you study fashion...? There was just not the knowledge I think there is today. After I heard his job and what he did I was like wait this is the perfect job. I'm a runner. I love art and design. Why can't I put these two things together?"

This week we had the honor of speaking with Valerie Weilert, a footwear designer in the running industry. We go into her beginnings in the footwear industry and talk about thoughts on super shoes and racing flats. A lot of good information on shoe design here for those interested in how the process works. Special thanks to Val for speaking with us and sharing her story!

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. Listen to find out what makes a someone a good run coach and what to look for if you're trying to find your own run coach. We also dive into where Physical Therapy and Run Coaching merge together and how their unique, divergent skill sets should be utilized. Spoiler: this is a team sport. Finally we talk about optimal training and common training errors that lead to injury.

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. He also give a look into what is in store for 2021 in Karhu. Oh, and if you didn't know...they have a kickin' lifestyle line of shoes and clothes.

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. We also dive into how Saucony managed to stabilize such a bouncy and softer foam. We also take a lot of time to compare to the Kinvara 12, it's older and more traditional cousin. Both great options -- just depends what you are looking for. Take a listen for all the details!


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 (100+ mile review for Symmetros, Adizero Pro, and Kayano Lite)

Apple YouTube  | Review

Time for 2021! In this episode we recap 2020 for DOR and some personal goals that we met. We then shift to our hopes for 2021. Next we transition to some long term reviews for shoes we have over 100 miles in. And finally we dig into the “hierarchy of evidence” and how that informs how we make, and how you should interpret, our recommendations.


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. You will hear how Jami got his start in reviewing, his passions, what "elite jogging" really is, and finally more about his Make ASICS Great Again movement. We also make our 2020 picks for the best (or most seemingly excited for David) ASICS shoe of the year.

 

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. Sam and his team do a phenomenal job reviewing shoes and other running gear/tech, so make sure to check them out!

 

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. The Skechers Razor 3 is an award-winning shoe that has kept its character but did receive some updates. Mainly this update consists of a new, more accommodating upper material and the transition to a more durable and grippy Goodyear rubber outsole with some additional coverage. We discuss how these changes affected the fit and ride, as well as engage in some needed sports banter.

 

Episode 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. If you like the Floatride Energy, look out, this has a lot of the same character with just a bit more Floatride Energy foam underneath and a smoother and more stable ride.

 

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. Also, get a sneak peak into the future of Reebok in the world of run specialty and some shoes coming from them on the horizon!

 

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. The interview with Tina starts off the episode with it switching to the Doctors of Running Rountable Review around 30 minutes.

 

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. They discuss many intricate topics within the running footwear industry and discuss the questions that people aren't asking when it comes to much of the innovation occurring in running shoes.

 

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). The first half of this podcast (until 38 minutes) is an exclusive interview where the Newton staff detail the philosophy, development, and technology of Newton footwear with a focus on the Fate 6. The second half of this episode is where Matt, David, and Nathan break down their testing experience and the performance of the Newton Fate 6. If you want to grow in your appreciation for what Newton is doing and what they have done in the running shoe industry, this is a must-listen episode. 

 

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. This version of the Wave Rider sports new foam technology, modifications to the wave plate, and a new outsole design that will keep the "Wave Rider faithful" happy while also making the shoe more accessible for those who previously averse to the wave plate feel. We dive into differences between the two models (Mesh and WaveKnit) because they run like two very different shoes. Which one is better? Our team is split.

 

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. We also dive into the biomechanics of early and late stage rocker soles and who may benefit from each specific type of rocker depending on varying clinical conditions.  Disclaimer: this podcast is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have pain, please consult a physical therapy, your physician, or other health care provider. 

 

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. Disclaimer: We are not playing the role of physical therapist in the content of this video. This video is strictly intended for educational use. If you have an injury or pain, it is best to follow the guidance of your medical professional.

 

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. If you like please subscribe and follow us on social media channels! @doctorsofrunning

 

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. If you like the video please subscribe, follow us on social media @doctorsofrunning and check us out at doctorsofrunning.com

 

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! If you enjoy the video please subscribe and follow us on social media! @doctorsofrunning

 

Episode 2: Saucony Endorphin Speed Review
Apple | YouTube | Review

About: Saucony Endorphin Spped 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. If you liked the video please subscribe to Doctors of Running and check us out at doctorsofrunning.com and @doctorsofrunning on IG and Facebook!

 

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. The shoe features full length Floatride PEBAX based foam with an EVA topole and a very fitted upper. 8mm drop, 8 oz Men's size 9, 7.2 oz Women's size 7.  Disclaimer: We are not playing the role of physical therapist in the content of this video. This video is strictly intended for educational use. If you have an injury or pain, it is best to follow the guidance of your medical professional.

 

 

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