A month ago, I received these beautiful Puma Deviate Nitro running shoes. I fell in love with the color (Lava Blast!) immediately. Now, it's time to report on how the shoes performed for me. First, let me give you some shoe specs.
Disclaimer: I received Puma Deviate Nitro shoes as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews
Puma Deviate Nitro Shoe Specs
Puma designed this shoe for maximum cushion and improved efficiency on long runs. They focused on weight, airflow, cushioning, and traction. Here are the official specs:
My Results After 30 Days, 15 Runs and 72 Miles
Puma says these shoes were designed with women's feet in mind. Per Puma, that means a narrowed heel, adjusted arch ratio and a lower instep.
Those changes may not work for everyone, but they worked for me. I appreciate every consideration Puma made! I feel like these shoes were custom made for me.
I took the Deviate Nitros out 15 times over 4 weeks. My runs varied from 2 to 10 miles. Most of the time, I ran for 4 or 5 miles. Keep reading to learn about my experience in these shoes.
NITRO FOAM Cushioning
Carbon Fiber Propulsion INNOPLATE
Suede Collar and Lockdown Lacing for Secure Fit
Some people may not like the thin ankle collar. If you're used to extra padding on the back of your heel, this is different.
How My Shoes Look After 72 Miles
As you can see in the photos below, there's plenty of grip, cushion and color in my shoes after 72 miles.
There's some wear on the stripe on the outside of my left shoe, and some dirt all over. It's purely cosmetic wear and tear at this point.
I'm really impressed with the PUMA GRIP sole. Sometimes foam soles melt away after minimal miles. That didn't happen here. This shoe looks like it's going to go far.
My Final Thoughts on Puma Deviate Nitro Shoes
My advice is to try these on in person. Make sure they're the right shoes for your feet before spending the money.
They retail for $160 and that's not cheap, even if it is getting to be a common price point. So far, I think they're worth the price.
My feet were happy in these shoes right away. The shoes are super light, comfy and secure. I didn't have any breaking in period. I didn't have any blisters or irritations. I wore them on every surface I could think of and they felt GOOD.
Be open to the idea that a shoe can fit like a glove. The mesh upper is super comfy, flexible and accommodating. I love that my foot doesn't slip or slide. It's the perfect toe box for me, but it won't be right for everyone.
If you're looking for a long-distance shoe that puts a bounce in your step — try Puma Deviate Nitro! I'm keeping this shoe in my rotation for all the miles.
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One of the best parts of being a BibRave Pro is testing new-to-me products. Right now, I'm testing Science in Sport REGO Rapid Recovery powder.
I've used sports specific fuels in the past while training and racing. But this is the first time I've used a post-workout recovery drink. I really (really!) like it, and I'll tell you why.
It Tastes Good
I've been using the chocolate and strawberry. I mix the powder with water as instructed, and drink. It's smooth, not chalky, and no clumps! Honestly, a couple of times I've thought about mixing up a second shake. It tastes that good. I'm looking forward to tasting the vanilla flavor.
I Feel Better, Faster
I've used REGO for my long runs and intense workouts. If I run for more than an hour, workout in intense heat or do hill repeats/speed work, I drink REGO Rapid Recovery. I try to drink it within 30-60 minutes of finishing my workout.
It's working well for me. I'm excited because I'm ramping up my training for a two-day triple challenge in early February. I've noticed less fatigue and less muscle soreness.
Disclaimer: I received SiS REGO Rapid Recovery as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews
It Mixes Easily. No Clumping
We've all been there. You shake or stir a powder and it won't mix. I don't know how they do it, but REGO powder in the shaker with the grater insert mixes and blends so easy.
I've done water first and added powder, and vice versa, and it always mixes completely with no clumps. I appreciate that. No one wants a ball of powder on their tongue in the middle of a drink. So good job on that Science in Sport!
I Can Replenish and Hydrate
REGO Rapid Recovery is made with Soy protein. That makes me happy since I'm vegetarian. Carbs, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals round out the ingredients. It's a total win for replenishing nutrients and hydrating post-workout.
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Bottom Line: REGO Rapid Recovery Works for Me
After using REGO Rapid Recovery for more than a month, I give it a big thumbs up! If you're interested in more points of view, check out the links below to see what other BibRave Pro testers have to say.
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(All Photos Credit: This Old Runner)
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I try to mix up the makes and models of my running shoes, but somehow I never ran in Under Armour shoes until now. I just got to test drive the UA HOVR™ Sonics.
I'm so glad I did. I think this shoe will become a regular resident in my closet. Keep reading to learn more about the shoe, and why I like it so much.
Fresh Out of the Box
First, let's all take a minute to look at these beauties. I love the graphite color and the open mesh upper. The shoe has tons of cushion, but it's still sleek. It just looks fast, doesn't it?
Disclaimer: I received UnderArmour HOVR Sonic shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews
There are two editions of the UA HOVR™ Sonic: Connected and Non-connected. My shoes were non-connected, which means they don't have a sensor to sync data to an app on my phone. I may try the connected version on my next pair.
There are color options, too. Below are a few of the choices available.
Color Options for the UA HOVR Sonic Shoe
(Photo credit: Under Armour)
The Fine Details
These shoes are light. They weigh 8 ounces/225 mg. The upper is made of very breathable mesh. There's ventilation on the top and sides. That's a huge selling point when you run in Florida in the Summer. 🙋♀️
50 Miles of Road and Trail Testing
I've worn the UA HOVR™ Sonics for running trails and roads. I also spent a full Saturday walking around town in them. Happy feet all the way.
I'm sold. 50 miles in and these shoes look and feel great on my feet. I did hill repeats in them this morning. I'm very happy with the way they respond.
The UA HOVR™ Connected version links to the Map My Run app and gives you data on your runs. Cost is $110 for Connected; $100 for Non-connected.
I hope this review helps you decide if you'd like to run in UA HOVR™ Sonics. See you at the starting line!
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I love protein bars, so I was happy to receive a variety of NuGo Egg White protein bars to taste and review. All my favorite flavors were in there: peanut butter, chocolate, maple pecan, and blueberry. #Winning!
You Can Get NuGo Egg White Bars in 4 Flavors
NuGo Egg White protein bars are chewy. I like that so much better than crunchy bars. These egg white bars don't melt in the Florida heat. That's important to me for Summer training!
Each bar is 50 grams. I found it to be the right size for me. I felt satiated after eating it. I also like that I could see the ingredients. The bars have real peanuts, dark chocolate, pecans, almonds, dates, cashews, blueberries, and sea salt in them.
Disclaimer: I received NuGo Nutrition Egg White Protein Bars to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Tasty, Portable Protein Bars
As part of my testing process, I used NuGo Egg White bars in lots of different situations. I ate the bars for a boost before, during, and after my workouts. I carried several in my bag so I had them ready when I was away from home and hungry. Below are a few more examples.
*Except Peanut Butter because it contains Peanuts **Dark Chocolate Sea Salt contain 1g added sugar from the Dark Chocolate Chips
Toughest Decision: It's Hard to Choose When All NuGo Bars Look, Sound, and Taste So Good
Problem Solved: Egg White Protein Sample Pack
I don't know about you, but I like choices. Especially when I try something new.
NuGo Nutrition understands that you need choices. That's why you can order the sample pack. It has one each of all four #NuGoBars flavors shown above. You even get FREE SHIPPING* on the sample pack — one offer per person.
The sample pack includes:
1 Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
1 Peanut Butter
1 Maple Pecan
It's a good way to taste all the flavors before you commit to a whole box.
* Free shipping offer applies only to the sample pack. Limit 1 per customer.
Plus, a 15% OFF Discount Code for You!
If you’d like to try NuGo Egg White Protein Bars use my code: “BIBRAVE" for 15% OFF at www.NuGonutrition.com. You can choose a single flavor, or try the variety pack. This discount is good until August 3rd.
Want More Reviews of NuGo Egg White Bars?
If you want a few more opinions, you can read more reviews by these BibRave Pros:
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Probably not. These beautiful new kicks arrived just in time for my next training cycle! They're Under Armour HOVR Sonics in Graphite.
(Video credit: This Old Runner)
Disclaimer: I’m reviewing UA HOVR Sonics as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
UA HOVR Sonics First Impressions During a Walkabout
I wore my new HOVR Sonics around the house for a day as a first look. They're very light weight. The heel of the shoe has extra support, but the part that touches my ankle is flexible and soft.
I love that the tongue is attached to the footbed with super stretchy wings. I noticed right away that the tongue didn't move to the left or right. I like that a lot.
The shoe has tons of ventilation. The mesh upper looks like it will perform well in the Florida heat.
Check Back for a Full Review
I'm so excited to run in these. I'll let you know how they look, feel, and perform after I put some Summer miles on them! Check back at the end of July for my full review.
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