Aaaahhhhhh i recently bought myself some new running shoes. Okayyyy, thanks wifey for the new running shoes! LoL
As of late i’ve been really liking Brooks brand shoes. The shoes pictured below are the ones I used to have.
The Brooks Pure Connect.
This pair has done me good. I did my last 18.5 mile run in them.
They are very low profiled, responsive and give me the feel of a “connection” with the pavement.
I love these shoes especially when working on my running form. As mentioned before, because this shoe is very minimal and low to the ground I can feel and fine tune where i’m landing and what not. These shoes have really no heel, so it also helps me in avoiding heel striking.
One thing I have discovered though, for me, these are not shoes I want to run long runs in, especially on the pavement!
When I ran my last long run in them, I noticed they were very unforgiving and left little or no room for bad form. When landing, they just felt “dead”.
The past 2 days, I did a 5 and then a 3 miler in them, they felt fine…but then again those were only short runs! 🙂
Then I got these! Ta-daaaa!
The Brooks Pure Flow
These don’t look anywhere near as sharp as the Connects, but boy do they provide what I was looking for: CUSHION!
The Pure Flows are exactly like the Connects. The way they look (except the color), feel and fit.
I love that they are exactly like the Connects but with a thicker and more cushiony sole…and to top it all off, I got ’em on sale! Yahoooo!
I ran 4 miles in them and they felt grrrrreat…and in my not so humble opinion, I think I look great in them! LOL