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Monday, August 8, 2011

Brooks Glycerin 8 Review

Big changes people! I have purchased a new running shoe and it is NOT a Saucony. Let me say I LOVE Saucony Running Shoes and always will. I worked at a sports store before I was a runner and loved to wear them to work in and work out at the gym. I always recommended them to people and still do. I have been running in the Grid Ignition before I started which adds up to 5 pairs and one pair of Saucony Kinvaras in there too.
However, I ordered a pair the other day and it rubbed my ankle and made a blister. I took this as a sign to try a new shoe. Lots of people talk about Brooks and I have read many reviews on them. I was unsure of which style but I found the above pair on Running Warehouse.com for $72 (they are a $130 shoe) and liked the looks of them. They came in right after I finished a run so I ran for just a few minutes in them and instantly knew they were going to feel great. Before taking them outdoors I did 5 miles on the treadmill and loved them. They hugged my foot well and had some cushion to them. They do feel a little flat and hard at times but I think I will get used to that. My old shoes are beyond broke down so I wore the Brooks on my 16 mile run. They did not slip and I think the bigger toebox is going to help with my toenail problem. They were a little hot. After another week if they feel good I may buy another pair before they are gone since they are a discontinued style.

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