Forward Motion Sports
Shoe Review
Forward Motion Sports takes considerable pride in helping you select the right shoe that will fulfill your athletic and casual footwear needs. We have a comprehensive understanding of the Running Footwear Industry along with footwear in general. Our staff is trained through a system that uses medical journals, athletic training reviews, technical product information, evaluation/wear testing of product, and years of personal experience. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident about your personalized fitting and selection of footwear.
PROPER BIOMECHANICSJust about everyone goes from heel to toe during either the walking or running stride. This process is called the gait cycle. The gait cycle is comprised of two major phases:

THE STANCE PHASE (heel contact, mid-stance, and propulsion)
THE SWING PHASE (foot lift and recovery while the opposing foot is in the stance phase)

For runners, the STANCE PHASE is by far the most important. At this point, the force of up to 3.5 times your body's weight is absorbed by one leg. After heel contact, you pass through into the mid-stance phase. If your foot strikes on the outside heel and then pronates toward your body's center-line in a well-aligned fashion through the STANCE PHASE, you have a neutral foot strike. If, however, your foot collapses or overpronates toward your body's center-line excessively during midstance, then you are an overpronator and will need a specific type of running shoe. Overpronators are susceptible to over-use injuries such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, IT band tightness, and other potential problems. For this type of foot, PRONATION CONTROL is a critical element for proper fitting and the prevention of these potential problems. If you are unsure about your foot type have any of our Forward Motion Sports Associates provide you with a foot analysis and some recommendations!
CUSHION SCORERates the softness and overall shock absorbency of the shoe. Neutral shoes are going to have the highest cushion rating of all of the categories.
 
PRONATION CONTROL RATING (PCR)This rating is crucial to the proper fit of a running shoe. After foot analysis, customers are assigned a PCR corresponding to the level of overpronation observed.
 
DROPDrop is the height difference between the back of the shoe and the front of the shoe. Example the back of the shoe your heel sits on the shoe at a height of 29mm, Your toes sit on the front of the shoe at a height of 25mm. That equals a 4mm drop. A "Zero" drop would be that your heel and toes are on the same plane. A traditional shoe might have a differential or drop of 10 – 14 mm. To be considered a "Minimal" or "Barefoot" shoe the drop needs to be somewhere between 7 and 0mm.
 
Neutral
These shoes are designed to allow the foot to travel through its natural path. Typically, the higher arched foot or more rigid structure will need the cushion and flexibility provided in this type of shoe. Neutral shoes are great for supinator’s or under-pronators.
Fierce

361 Fierce

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.90 oz

$119.95

Spire 4

361 Spire 4

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 10.00 oz

$149.95

Meraki 3

361 Meraki 3

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 10.40 oz

$129.95

Torin Plush 4.5

Altra Torin Plush 4.5

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 9.10 oz

$134.95

Gel-Nimbus 23

Asics Gel-Nimbus 23

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.00 oz

$149.95

Glycerin 19

Brooks Glycerin 19

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$149.95

Levitate 4

Brooks Levitate 4

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.30 oz

$149.95

Ghost 13

Brooks Ghost 13

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 11 mm | Weight: 8.80 oz

$129.95

Bondi 7

Hoka Bondi 7

Cushion: 10/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.20 oz

$149.95

Clifton 7

Hoka Clifton 7

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.60 oz

$129.95

Rincon 2

Hoka Rincon 2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 7.70 oz

$114.95

Waveknit Rider 24

Mizuno Waveknit Rider 24

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$129.95

Sky Waveknit 4

Mizuno Sky Waveknit 4

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.90 oz

$149.95

Rider 24

Mizuno Rider 24

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$129.95

1080 V11

New Balance 1080 V11

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.05 oz

$149.95

More V2

New Balance More V2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$159.95

Beacon V3

New Balance Beacon V3

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 7.95 oz

$119.95

880 v10

New Balance 880 v10

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$124.95

Pegasus 37

Nike Pegasus 37

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 9.58 oz

$119.95

Pegasus 37 Shield

Nike Pegasus 37 Shield

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 9.58 oz

$119.95

Cloud Swift

On Cloud Swift

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 10.10 oz

$149.95

Cloud Flow V2

On Cloud Flow V2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.30 oz

$139.95

Kinvara 12

Saucony Kinvara 12

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 7.50 oz

$109.95

Triumph 18

Saucony Triumph 18

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.10 oz

$149.95

Ride 13

Saucony Ride 13

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.70 oz

$119.95

Sonic 3

Under Armour Sonic 3

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.20 oz

$109.95

Machina

Under Armour Machina

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$149.95

Control
These shoes are designed for mild to moderate to severe pronators, helping to guide the foot through a neutral foot-strike position. These shoes incorporate structural devices that aid in minimizing pronation or “controlling the motion of the foot.”
Strata 4

361 Strata 4

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 11.60 oz

$149.95

GT 2000 V9

Asics GT 2000 V9

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.30 oz

$119.95

Gel Kayano 27

Asics Gel Kayano 27

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 8/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.10 oz

$159.95

Addiction 14

Brooks Addiction 14

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 9/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 11.40 oz

$119.95

Launch 8 GTS

Brooks Launch 8 GTS

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$119.95

Beast 20

Brooks Beast 20

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 10/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 13.80 oz

$159.95

Adrenaline GTS 21

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 10.60 oz

$129.95

Gaviota 3

Hoka Gaviota 3

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 11.30 oz

$149.95

Wave Inspire 17 Knit

Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 Knit

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 10.10 oz

$134.95

Wave Inspire 17

Mizuno Wave Inspire 17

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 10.10 oz

$134.95

860 V11

New Balance 860 V11

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$124.95

Infinity React V2

Nike Infinity React V2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 9.90 oz

$159.95

Cloud Ace

On Cloud Ace

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 11.80 oz

$199.95

Cloud Flyer V2

On Cloud Flyer V2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 9.10 oz

$159.95

Cloud Stratus

On Cloud Stratus

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.10 oz

$169.95

Guide 14

Saucony Guide 14

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.50 oz

$119.95

Hurricane 23

Saucony Hurricane 23

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.40 oz

$149.95

Omni 19

Saucony Omni 19

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 9/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.40 oz

$129.95

Minimal/Barefoot
These shoes are designed to put your foot in a "natural" position by hitting more mid-foot. This position centers your hips over your knees and keeps you more in alignment throughout your footstrike and minimizing some of the pronation associated with a more traditional height shoe.
Escalante Racer

Altra Escalante Racer

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 6.80 oz

$129.95

Escalante 2

Altra Escalante 2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 9.20 oz

$129.95

DS Trainer 25

Asics DS Trainer 25

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.00 oz

$129.95

F-Lite G 230

Inov-8 F-Lite G 230

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 3 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$124.95

F-Lite 260

Inov-8 F-Lite 260

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.20 oz

$139.95

Metcon 5

Nike Metcon 5

Cushion: 4/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.60 oz

$129.95

Cloud X 2

On Cloud X 2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$139.95

Cloud

On Cloud

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$129.95

Kinvara 12

Saucony Kinvara 12

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 7.50 oz

$109.95

Trail
Trail shoes are designed to stabilize and protect the foot over varied terrain. A lower center of gravity (closer to the ground) gives better stability. Extra lugs help with traction and added protection against rocks and roots. These shoes need to also be flexible in order to go up, over and around the rocks and roots and inclines that make up the trails you may travel.
Yushan 2

361 Yushan 2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 12.30 oz

$164.95

Lone Peak 5.0

Altra Lone Peak 5.0

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 11.10 oz

$119.95

Cascadia 15

Brooks Cascadia 15

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.76 oz

$129.95

Speedgoat EVO

Hoka Speedgoat EVO

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 9.30 oz

$159.95

Speedgoat 4

Hoka Speedgoat 4

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.80 oz

$149.95

Torrent 2

Hoka Torrent 2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 9.30 oz

$119.95

Stinson ATR 6

Hoka Stinson ATR 6

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 9.80 oz

$159.95

Hierro V5

New Balance Hierro V5

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 12.20 oz

$134.95

More Trail

New Balance More Trail

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.40 oz

$164.95

Wildhorse 6

Nike Wildhorse 6

Cushion: 4/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.50 oz

$129.95

Peregrine 11

Saucony Peregrine 11

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.00 oz

$119.95

Vectiv Enduris

The North Face Vectiv Enduris

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 11.15 oz

$139.95

Vectiv Flight

The North Face Vectiv Flight

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 10.05 oz

$199.95

Vectiv Infinite

The North Face Vectiv Infinite

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 10.80 oz

$169.95

Racing
Usually a stiffer feeling shoe. Firmer without the “squish” of a very soft shoe. These shoes are characterized as being “responsive”. Very lightweight and a feel that “moves you forward”.
DS Trainer 25

Asics DS Trainer 25

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.70 oz

$119.95

Hyperion Tempo

Brooks Hyperion Tempo

Cushion: 3/10 | PCR: 0/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 7.30 oz

$149.95

Carbon X V2

Hoka Carbon X V2

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.40 oz

$179.95

Air Zoom Tempo Next %

Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next %

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.10 oz

$199.95

Vaporfly Next%

Nike Vaporfly Next%

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 11 mm | Weight: 7.10 oz

$249.95

Cloud X 2

On Cloud X 2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$139.95

Cloudboom

On Cloudboom

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 1/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 7.76 oz

$199.95

Endorphin Speed

Saucony Endorphin Speed

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 7.80 oz

$159.95

Endorphin Pro

Saucony Endorphin Pro

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 7.50 oz

$199.95

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