We are posting new reviews of this season’s top cross country racing shoes, as the coming weeks are huge for cross country sales. The four shoes that we are posting today are great shoes for the 580,000 high school boys and girls about to race this coming 2018-19 season.
HOKA ONE ONE EVO, Jawz, $130
This is the review of the HOKA ONE ONE EVO Jawz, fine cross country shoes from HOKA ONE ONE, a company that knows a thing or two about off road running. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: HOKA ONE ONE EVO Jawz. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, please go to www.runningproductreviews.com.
Hoka One One EVO Jawz $130
Hoka was founded on a principle that traditional thinking is less effective than disruptive thinking. The Evo Jawz is a hybrid cross between a track spike and a trail racer, making it perfect for the gnarliest cross country mud fest. The upper is lightweight, closed mesh with welded overlays, somewhat formulaically routine, but effective in its execution. The midsole is a thin wedge of compression molded EVA, for a touch of cushioning – whether on-road, way, way offroad, or somewhere in-between. The outersole is an aggressively lugged, articulated VibramÂ® rubber, for a blend of conforming cushion and traction, which works surprisingly well on a variety of surfaces, though especially natural surfaces. If you have more than one racing shoe in your quiver, the Evo Jawz should be one of them.
Sizes: Men 7-13,14; Women 5-11
Weight: Men 7.8 oz.; Women 6.5 oz.
Fit: snug heel, close forefoot
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
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