Product Review #1
I am in love with the PureConnect shoes by Brooks. This shoe is a part of their Pure Project family of shoes that brooks initiated this year. They are meant to be a minimalist type of shoe which basically means you are closer to the ground without having to run barefoot or in those horrible Vibrams. These shoes I use to race in for shorter triathlons and half marathons. They have fantastic arch support which I love and incredible cushioning. In the summer, they will be coming out with different colors but I personally love the mint. The only downside to these shoes is that since they are minimalist you can only get about 250-300 miles out of them so you may find yourself purchasing new shoes very often if you log the 40-50 miles per week that I do. But overall a fantastic shoe and I highly recommend them.
Product Review #3
Currently, I train in the Asics GT 2170 and I find these to be fantastic shoes. I prefer to run in stability shoes because where I log my miles, the ground is not even and it helps prevent against IT-Band flare ups as well as knee problems. I also have a high arch and I love the feeling in these because they give great arch support. Also, since they have a rear foot gel cushioning system, the heel isn’t as hard when you land. But more importantly, I like my foot to feel like it’s in a sock when I run. I don’t like slipping and sliding and being able to move everywhere in the forefoot. This shoe along with a lot of other items in the Asics line keeps the foot snug. The shoe which was recently updated from the 2160 is not too heavy which is very important for a small individual like myself, you don’t want the shoe to weigh you down when you are running because then it makes running a pain and running is in fact fun! I suggest going to either City Sports because they offer a rewards program to their members which are free by the way or Fleet Feet, but I do find Fleet Feet just a tad bit more expensive than City Sports.