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Friday, May 7, 2010

Shoe Brigade

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Behold! All the Brooks Adrenalines I currently have in my house. From back to front they are:

A pair of GTS 6's
A pair of blue GTS 8's
A pair of reddish-pink GTS 8's
My most recent teal GTS 9's
And my newest addition, the pink and purple GTS 10's

Where are the 7's you ask? Those got donated to the running store when I bought the blue 8's. I really should donate a few more pairs. It's getting a little ridiculous in here.

So why did I buy new shoes if I already have so many laying around my house?

Well I finally added up how many miles I'd put on the GTS 9's and according to my calculations it's over 400!

I think I've been really lucky not to have any injuries. The rule of thumb is that running shoes last anywhere from 300-500 miles. I certainly fall squarely in the middle of that range. I suppose my current shoes could last me a bit longer but, I admit, when Kim linked me to this post and told me those were someone's new Adrenalines I knew I HAD TO get new shoes.

I did a little digging and discovered that while those particular Brooks were not shown on the Brooks website they were for sale on endless.com. So, although I should be supporting my local running store (where I also get a discount) I didn't want to chance not being able to get these shoes. I mean, look at them:

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They're pink and purple! With a fun flowery design! I know, I know, you're not supposed to buy running shoes based on looks but when looks converge with the shoes I already love how am I going to pass them up?

I haven't run in them yet but when I tried them on they felt so cushiony. I'm looking forward to my first run in them. I'm sure I'll have a spring in my step.


kilax said...



I love them. I can't wait to see them in person to examine them more closely.

Data chewed through the laces on my oldest 9s last night (a risk I take when I leave the shoes inside - wasn't upset). I am taking it as a sign it is time to get rid of some pairs (but will I? who knows...).

Anonymous said...

My cross-trainers are practically falling apart. I need new shoes in a big, bad way. (I also need new sandals, but that is another message for another day.)

Anne said...

Love the shoes...and cute is a very good reason! :)

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Another Adrenaline girl in the house! Wooo! :D I love those shoes so much and totally need a new pair. Nice kicks! I've yet to see a pair of Brooks that look like that!

chris mcpeake said...

Holy running shoes!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Yeah I heard you aren't supposed to buy shoes by looks too but I totally do. I don't want uggo shoes strapped to my feet. Love the flowery ones!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...I love that picture! Hey, if it ain't broke, right?

I had a pair of Brooks as my first or second pair of running shoes. I should go back to them!

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