Gordon Gianniny

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Altra Superior 4.0 for BLISTER

Vitals: 6’1”, 145 lbs For more on my background, listen to the below podcast, starting around 6:40 Running Background, Style, and General Preferences I grew up in Durango, CO and started running in middle school after discovering that I wasn’t very good at the foot-eye … Read more

Hoka One One Rincon 2

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Hoka One One Rincon 2 for Blister

One of our reviewers says the recently redesigned Hoka Rincon 2 is “everything that a high-cushion shoe should be.” Check out our review to see what he means, and how this lightweight, less-expensive shoe compares to its competition.

Topo Athletic Zephyr

Gordon Gianniny Reviews the Topo Athletic Zephyr for Blister

We’ve seen many recent shoes designed to maximize efficiency for fast-paced road runs, but the Topo Zephyr stands out from the competition in several ways. Check out our review to learn more about this road shoe and whether it might work well for you.

Blister Brand Guide: Columbia Montrail Trail Running Shoe Lineup, 2020

Blister Brand Guide: Blister details, differentiates, and explains the shoes in Columbia Montrail's 2020 running shoe lineup

While it doesn’t include a huge number of shoes, Columbia-Montrail’s 2020 trail running shoe lineup offers runners a few different options to suit specific needs, and is particularly appealing for those not looking to drop a ton of money on their next pair of shoes. Check out our Brand Guide to see how each shoe differs and which might be worth a look from you.

La Sportiva Blizzard GTX

Gordon Gianniny reviews the La Sportiva Blizzard GTX for Blister

The Blizzard GTX is one of a few shoes on the market specifically designed for running on snow and ice. We’ve spent time in it doing just that, and in our full review, we go into who would really benefit from a specialized shoe like this, and who might be better off in something more versatile.

Winter Running Gear Roundup

Gordon Gianniny running in the Salomon ADV Skin 5 Set, Gunnison, Colorado

Freezing temps and / or snowy trails mean your running gear plays a much larger role in how enjoyable your runs will be. Check out a few of the misc. pieces that some of our reviewers use just about every time they head out for a winter run.

Topo Athletic Mtn Racer

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Topo Athletic Mtn Racer for Blister

The Mtn Racer is designed to be a lightweight, high-cushion trail shoe for those who like to run fast over long distances and rough terrain. So how well does it live up to those claims, and how does it compare to other shoes in its class like the Altra Timp & Hoka Speedgoat? Check out our review.

Altra Superior 4.5

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Altra Superior 4.5 for Blister

The Superior remains Altra’s most minimally cushioned, all-round trail shoe, but how different is the latest Superior 4.5 compared to prior iterations, and who should be considering the new shoe? Check out our review.

La Sportiva Lycan II

Gordon Gianniny reviews the La Sportiva Lycan II for Blister

The original La Sportiva Lycan was designed to be a softer, wider, and more cushioned shoe for mellow, smooth trails. But with the new Lycan II, they went in a very different direction, positioning it as a mid-distance shoe for “rocky and highly technical terrain.” So how do the two versions compare, and why should you opt for the Lycan II over Sportiva’s numerous other “mountain running” shoes?

La Sportiva Jackal

Gordon Gianniny reviews the La Sportiva Jackal for Blister

La Sportiva has become known for making rugged, stable shoes for running in mountainous terrain. But with their new Jackal, they’re targeting runners who want all-day comfort for longer outings, and we think they’ve done a good job of accomplishing that goal.