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.
Meraki 2

361 Meraki 2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 9.30 oz

$129.95

Spire 4

361 Spire 4

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 10.00 oz

$149.95

Torin Plush 4.5

Altra Torin Plush 4.5

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 9.10 oz

$134.95

Evo Ride

Asics Evo Ride

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.80 oz

$119.95

DS Trainer 25

Asics DS Trainer 25

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.00 oz

$129.95

Gel Nimbus 22

Asics Gel Nimbus 22

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.00 oz

$129.95

Ghost 13

Brooks Ghost 13

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 11 mm | Weight: 8.80 oz

$129.95

Levitate 3

Brooks Levitate 3

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.60 oz

$149.95

Glycerin 18

Brooks Glycerin 18

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 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

Clifton Edge

Hoka Clifton Edge

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.90 oz

$159.95

Bondi 6

Hoka Bondi 6

Cushion: 10/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.20 oz

$149.95

Roadclaw

Inov-8 Roadclaw

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.70 oz

$129.95

Waveknit Rider 24

Mizuno Waveknit Rider 24

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$129.95

Rider 24

Mizuno Rider 24

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$129.95

Wave Sky Waveknit 3

Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.90 oz

$159.95

Beacon V2

New Balance Beacon V2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 7.70 oz

$119.95

More V2

New Balance More V2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$159.95

880 v10

New Balance 880 v10

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$124.95

1080 v10

New Balance 1080 v10

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 9.90 oz

$149.95

Pegasus 37

Nike Pegasus 37

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 9.58 oz

$119.95

Pegasus Turbo 2

Nike Pegasus Turbo 2

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 2/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 7.20 oz

$179.95

Zoom Vomero 14

Nike Zoom Vomero 14

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 11 mm | Weight: 9.90 oz

$139.95

Swift

On Swift

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 10.10 oz

$149.95

Flow 2

On Flow 2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.30 oz

$139.95

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

Kinvara 11

Saucony Kinvara 11

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 7.80 oz

$109.95

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 3

361 Strata 3

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.60 oz

$149.95

Gel Kayano 27

Asics Gel Kayano 27

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 8/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.10 oz

$159.95

GT 2000 v8

Asics GT 2000 v8

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 10.30 oz

$119.95

Beast 20

Brooks Beast 20

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 10/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 13.80 oz

$159.95

Ravenna 11

Brooks Ravenna 11

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 9.40 oz

$129.95

Adrenaline GTS 20

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 10.60 oz

$129.95

Addiction 14

Brooks Addiction 14

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 9/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 11.40 oz

$119.95

Gaviota 2

Hoka Gaviota 2

Cushion: 9/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 10.60 oz

$149.95

Wave Inspire 16

Mizuno Wave Inspire 16

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 10.10 oz

$134.95

860 V10

New Balance 860 V10

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.80 oz

$124.95

990v5

New Balance 990v5

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 12 mm | Weight: 13.70 oz

$174.95

Infinity React

Nike Infinity React

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 9 mm | Weight: 9.60 oz

$159.95

Structure 22

Nike Structure 22

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 11.50 oz

$119.95

Stratus

On Stratus

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.10 oz

$169.95

Ace

On Ace

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 11.80 oz

$199.95

Flyer V2

On Flyer V2

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 7 mm | Weight: 9.10 oz

$159.95

Guide 13

Saucony Guide 13

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.20 oz

$119.95

Hurricane 22

Saucony Hurricane 22

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.60 oz

$159.95

Omni 19

Saucony Omni 19

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 9/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 11.40 oz

$129.95

Infinite 2

Under Armour Infinite 2

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 10.80 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.
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

F-Lite 230

Inov-8 F-Lite 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 11

Saucony Kinvara 11

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 7.80 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.
Lone Peak 4.5

Altra Lone Peak 4.5

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 10.60 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

Terraultra

Inov-8 Terraultra

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 7/10

Drop: 0 mm | Weight: 9.17 oz

$149.95

Hierro V5

New Balance Hierro V5

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 8 mm | Weight: 12.20 oz

$134.95

Pegasus Trail 36

Nike Pegasus Trail 36

Cushion: 8/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 10 mm | Weight: 9.50 oz

$129.95

Terra Kiger 5

Nike Terra Kiger 5

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 8.50 oz

$129.95

Peregrine 10

Saucony Peregrine 10

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 6/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 10.70 oz

$119.95

Peregrine 10 ST

Saucony Peregrine 10 ST

Cushion: 7/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 11.30 oz

$119.95

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

Carbon X

Hoka Carbon X

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.80 oz

$179.95

Carbon X-SPE

Hoka Carbon X-SPE

Cushion: 6/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 8.80 oz

$199.95

F-Lite 230

Inov-8 F-Lite 230

Cushion: 5/10 | PCR: 4/10

Drop: 4 mm | Weight: 7.90 oz

$124.95

1500 v4

New Balance 1500 v4

Cushion: 4/10 | PCR: 5/10

Drop: 6 mm | Weight: 8.60 oz

$129.95

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

Rush

On Rush

Cushion: 4/10 | PCR: 3/10

Drop: 5 mm | Weight: 7.80 oz

$129.95

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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