Shoe reviews

Listen to our own Gold Country Run + Sport team members review all new arrivals into our store.

If you have questions on any other models we offer please do not hesitate to reach out to us via chat, email at or by calling 916-303-4786. Happy Running!

MACH 6 and Cielo X1 Review

Hear from Gold Country Run + Sport’s Reed Breuer on the new upgraded HOKA Mach 6 as well as HOKA’s first super shoe, the Cielo X! If you like HOKA and speed, these shoes can get you down the road and across the finish line faster and in style! The Mach 6 brings more energy return with updated foam and durability and breathability through a new jacquard upper! The Cielo X1 was designed with dynamic cutouts for weight savings, a winged carbon fiber plate sandwiched between two layers of resilient PEBA foam, a speed-centric rocker shape, breathable knit upper, and gusseted knit tongue keeping you locked and loaded for race day!

Mach X Shoe Review

Hear from Gold Country Run + Sport’s Sarah Correa for a quick review of the new supercharged HOKA Mach X! HOKA has taken the comfort and support of the Mach and added a Pebax Plate for high rebound cushioning!

Max Cushion Shoes Review

Have sore feet? Want maximum comfort and cushion from your footwear? Then take a listen to our own Reed Breuer who reviews our most popular Max Cushion shoes : Hoka Bondi, Asics Gel-Nimbus 25, Altra Via Olympus and New Balance More V4!

Brooks Glycerin 20

Hear from Gold Country Run + Sport’s Sarah Correa on the all new Brooks Glycerin 20 Road Shoe. With a plush and breathable engineered air mesh upper offering a secure fit, the all new Brooks Glycerin 20 now features nitrogen-infused DNA LOFT v3 insole construction, with super soft cushioning optimized to be light weight, responsive, and durable with plush comfort.

Topo Ultraventure 2

Hear from Gold Country Run + Sport’s Reed Breuer on the all new Topo Ultraventure 2 Trail Shoe. The second version trail runner delivers a plush ride underfoot and features a 3-piece injected EVA midsole for light guidance. The aggressive Vibram® XS Trek EVO outsole with generously spaced lugs delivers superior traction and durability on technical trails. The engineered mesh upper with reduced overlays increases breathability and features a molded foam collar for additional comfort. An internal microfiber belt wraps the midfoot and is combined with an external TPU heel counter to secure and lock the foot in over the platform.

ON Cloudultra

Hear from Gold Country Run and Sport’s Alyssa on the all new ON Cloudultra! The Cloudultra is the versatile trail shoe made for all-terrain adventure and off-road running. Born in the Swiss Alps, it’s ready to conquer epic mountain mileage, quick bursts through forest glades, rocky routes and gravel paths. And all in total comfort.

HOKA Bondi X

Hear from Gold Country Run + Sport’s Robert Ressl-Moyer on the all new HOKA Bondi X. The long-standing signature bondi franchise is getting a carbon-plated upgrade. The Bondi X – designed to provide a more efficient and responsive ride through every step!

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