Thursday, April 2, 2009

Running with Brooks.

(This week's TiaRT theme at Runners' Lounge is an ode to running shoes, written "in the same number of words as the dollars* it took to buy them." OK . . . I'll give it a go!)

I'm addicted to the Addiction, Brooks' appropriately named motion control shoes. Yes, they’re heavy. Yes, they’re clunky and big. But they contain my feet, forcing my body into a less injury-prone gait.

I used to wear whatever was on sale: Nike, Saucony, Adidas. Then the injuries started. I had my gait analyzed at a running specialty store (something I recommend to every runner) and “the guy” suggested the Brooks Addiction. Six years later, I’m still a fan.


My front hall closet.

Have a great Thursday, everyone!

~ Felice

PS: Barney Butter is giving away free samples! Check it out here. Yum!
PPS: Amanda at Run to Finish is having a goodie bag giveaway here. Double yum!

* My last pair cost me a grand total of $77.50.

25 comments:

Diana said...

Thanks for the heads up on the shoes! Great shoes are worth the shout out and price! (they don't seem too bad...better than some I found!)

Marcy said...

If it's not broke why try and fix it, right?

Marlene said...

I need motion control shoes as well (heavy duty) and have worn the Ariels, but I don't think I've ever seen the Addictions. Maybe we don't carry them here but if I manage to find them, I'll check 'em out.

Rookie on the Run said...

Brooks are the next shoe I want to try. I've heard good things about them! :)

D10 said...

I love my Brooks, although I am tempted to try asics.

Mel- Tall Mom on the Run said...

This was really fun to do.. I wrote a poem about my shoes:

http://tallmomontherun.blogspot.com/2009/04/ode-to-my-adidas-gel-nimbus-9.html

tfh said...

I love your stash. I also wanted to write about how much I love the people at my local running store for recommending my shoes, but somehow didn't have enough words. I agree: everybody should do it!

Roisin said...

I may have to check those puppies out because I have horribly over-pronated feeted.

joyRuN said...

Definitely agree with you - I haven't been injured (knock on wood, asides from aggravated right ITB) since I got properly fitted for shoes!

X-Country2 said...

I've heard great thing about Brooks. I need my shoes to be a little flashier than that, but I'm glad you found a pair to keep you healthy.

Chic Runner said...

Nice you brooks addict! I'm a nike addict so my closet is full of those. :) cute picture!

Melanie said...

glad you found a shoe that works, it's so hard but so important!

aron said...

gotta love when you find the right shoe :) my closet is full of my kayanos!!

Sherrie Shepherd Piano Music said...

I used to only wear only Brooks Radius. Until they discontinued them. My last ones I purchased were Brookes Defiance, and Brooks Summon. I like the cushion.

J said...

My front door area kind of looks the same as yours! There are tons of shoes (with 4 different people living in one apartment!)

I Run for Fun said...

Perfectly named shoes!

My closet looks like that too, except the shoes are much dirtier
(I am too embarrassed to post a pic!).

lindsay said...

pretty soon we are going to have rooms full of old running shoes! i just "can't" bear to let them go myself. i love finding "the pair" but hate when companies have to go and retire it!

Heather said...

All of your shoes look so clean! After running on dirt roads all the time, I forget what nice, clean shoes are supposed to look like. :)

Anonymous said...

I purchased my first pair of Brooks Addictions in February. My shins were hurting me so bad from overpronating that I was not going to be able to run my first half marathon, so I did what everybody tells you NOT to do...I ran in my brand new shoes on race day. I only got one short run in beforehand to break them in. I had no problems at all and now I'm a true believer in proper shoes, no matter how ugly they are. These are awful looking, but no one was looking at my feet when I crossed the finish line!

merrymishaps said...

That's great that the same shoe can work for you for so long! They're always "improving" things that don't necessarily need improving :)

MizFit said...

my closet is precisely the same but with air rifts.

that said, I know I need to get somewhere and have my gait analyzed (husband just did that) as Im fine now but could be running toward an injury?

Alisa said...

I think I may have found my perfect shoe. After 2 marathons and countless blisters/missing toe nails I am happy to report I love my Saucony's!

It's so funny how everyone's feet are different!

I thought Mizuno's were the brand for me and that it was my feet that were weird and causing all the issues.

Ali said...

I love my Brooks shoes too. I switch to something else every now and again, but always come back.

Ace said...

Fun blog! I can so totally relate to the pile of shoes that all look the same. My problem is I keep getting the new ones and the old ones mixed up....

N.D. said...

for me its mizunos!! that is a funny picture

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