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.
Torin 5

Altra Torin 5

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 9.00 oz

$149.95

Escalante Racer

Altra Escalante Racer

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 6.80 oz

$139.95

Gel-Nimbus 23

Asics Gel-Nimbus 23

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.00 oz

$149.95

Glycerin 19

Brooks Glycerin 19

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$149.95

Ghost 14

Brooks Ghost 14

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 9.90 oz

$129.95

Levitate 5

Brooks Levitate 5

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.40 oz

$149.95

Bondi 7

Hoka Bondi 7

Cushion: 10/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.20 oz

$149.95

Rincon 3

Hoka Rincon 3

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 7.70 oz

$114.95

Clifton 8

Hoka Clifton 8

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.90 oz

$129.95

Bondi X

Hoka Bondi X

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 10.60 oz

$199.95

Wave Sky 5

Mizuno Wave Sky 5

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.80 oz

$149.95

Wave Rider 25

Mizuno Wave Rider 25

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$134.95

Beacon V3

New Balance Beacon V3

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 7.95 oz

$119.95

1080 V11

New Balance 1080 V11

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.05 oz

$149.95

880 v11

New Balance 880 v11

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$124.95

Pegasus 38

Nike Pegasus 38

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 9.58 oz

$119.95

Zoom Fly 4

Nike Zoom Fly 4

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 11 mm | Weight: 8.70 oz

$159.95

Cloud Swift V2

On Cloud Swift V2

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 7.76 oz

$139.95

Flow V3

On Flow V3

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.40 oz

$139.95

Cloud X2

On Cloud X2

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$139.95

Cloud

On Cloud

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$129.95

Triumph 19

Saucony Triumph 19

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.20 oz

$149.95

Kinvara 12

Saucony Kinvara 12

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 7.50 oz

$109.95

Ride 14

Saucony Ride 14

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.70 oz

$119.95

Endorphin Speed 2

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 7.90 oz

$159.95

Megaclone

Under Armour Megaclone

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.89 oz

$139.95

Flow Velociti Wind

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 8.50 oz

$159.95

Sonic 3

Under Armour Sonic 3

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.20 oz

$109.95

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.”
GT-2000 v10

Asics GT-2000 v10

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.10 oz

$119.95

Gel Kayano 28

Asics Gel Kayano 28

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 8/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.90 oz

$159.95

Beast 20/Ariel 20

Brooks Beast 20/Ariel 20

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 10/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 13.80 oz

$159.95

Launch 8 GTS

Brooks Launch 8 GTS

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$119.95

Adrenaline GTS 21

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 10.60 oz

$129.95

Addiction GTS 15

Brooks Addiction GTS 15

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 9/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 12.20 oz

$139.95

Gaviota 3

Hoka Gaviota 3

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 11.30 oz

$149.95

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

Vongo V5

New Balance Vongo V5

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.70 oz

$149.95

Infinity React V2

Nike Infinity React V2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 9.90 oz

$159.95

React Miler

Nike React Miler

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$129.95

Cloud Stratus V2

On Cloud Stratus V2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.76 oz

$169.95

Cloud Flyer v3

On Cloud Flyer v3

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 9.88 oz

$159.95

Cloud Ace v2

On Cloud Ace v2

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 11.82 oz

$119.95

Hurricane 23

Saucony Hurricane 23

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.40 oz

$149.95

Guide 14

Saucony Guide 14

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.50 oz

$119.95

Omni 20

Saucony Omni 20

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 9/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.70 oz

$129.95

Infinite 3

Under Armour Infinite 3

Cushion: 4/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.68 oz

$119.95

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.
For this category, there are not any shoes in the system at this time.
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.
Lone Peak 5.0

Altra Lone Peak 5.0

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 11.10 oz

$119.95

Cascadia 16

Brooks Cascadia 16

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.50 oz

$129.95

Speedgoat 4

Hoka Speedgoat 4

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.80 oz

$149.95

Torrent 2

Hoka Torrent 2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

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

More Trail v2

New Balance More Trail v2

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 11.60 oz

$164.95

Terra Kiger 6

Nike Terra Kiger 6

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.50 oz

$129.95

Cloud Ultra V1

On Cloud Ultra V1

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.41 oz

$179.95

Peregrine 11

Saucony Peregrine 11

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

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”.
Escalante Racer

Altra Escalante Racer

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 6.80 oz

$139.95

Bondi X

Hoka Bondi X

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 10.60 oz

$199.95

Carbon X V2

Hoka Carbon X V2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.40 oz

$179.95

Wave Rebellion

Mizuno Wave Rebellion

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 8.80 oz

$179.95

Zoom Fly 4

Nike Zoom Fly 4

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 11 mm | Weight: 8.70 oz

$159.95

Vaporfly Next%

Nike Vaporfly Next%

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 11 mm | Weight: 7.10 oz

$249.95

Cloud X V2

On Cloud X V2

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.10 oz

$139.95

Endorphin Pro 2

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 7.50 oz

$199.95

Endorphin Speed 2

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 7.90 oz

$159.95

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