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Scoop
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Brooks shoes and clothing

High end and up there with Nike in that regard but not as well known.

My gateway drug into Brooks stuff was a pair of Pure Cadence shoes:
Image: http://gearist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Pure_Cadence_Mens.jpg


Nothing else will do now.

Everything they make is amazing.


tiger91
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I run in Brooks Glycerine (9). I also have a Brooks shirt ... love it but it is a tad short.


LSUcdro
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FAF


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brewhan davey
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I like the way the shoes allow for less heel to ground contact.


Scoop
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That's why I got the Pure Cadence. I was getting a twinge in my right knee when running and have never had knee problems. My brother who has been a distance runner for years recommended them and it was game over for that knee pain.

I've had a shoe fetish my entire life and I've always had nice shoes but when I put those damn things on, it was a religious experience. I'll never own anything else the rest of my life. It feels a little strange at first because they distribute your weight different than what you are used to but I wear them like house shoes now.

I started buying everything Brooks after that, even jackets and non running stuff.

Amazing.


PetermanFanClub
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Best shoes I've found. Enjoyed two pairs of cascadia and now the trailblade. Worth the extra $. Great on-line customer support.


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brewhan davey
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I was getting a twinge in my right knee when running and have never had knee problems.


That is EXACTLY what has been happening to me lately. It's the reason why I'm going to Brooks for my next pair of running shoes. I love my Asics now, but I need something that is going to help keep my heels from striking the ground.


HebertFest08
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Yup good stuff. I've run in brooks for the last several years... Never a problem. Running clothes are a little pricey, but are worth it.... Have several items. Might be moving to the pure cadence next week. My last 2 pair of shoes have been KSwiss blade lights. They have a heel drop similar to the cadence but these frickers pick up too many rocks. I love my KSwiss, but its time for a change.


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RiverRoadTiger
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Pretty much all my running gear is Brooks. Been wearing Brooks Ghost for a few years now. They send emails every week and can find some deals on clothing.


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Salmon
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they make solid shoes but they are nothing spectacular


Southern Farmer
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I like the stuff and I regret buying all Nike for my workout clothes. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm in the market.
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Bunsbert Montcroff
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i rotate between the pure flow, saucony kinvara 2 and kinvara 3.

the brooks are my least fav...they just feel heavy and slow compared to the kinvaras. but good shoe. also have some brooks rogue runner shorts that i wouldn't trade for anything.


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VetteGuy
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BD, you might try the Brooks Beast.

You are a bigger guy, IIRC.


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HurricaneDunc
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I don't need shoes with extra support so they don't seem that great to me. I'm planning to switch to Newton's after my marathon. That said, I really do like Brooks.


Salmon
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I'm planning to switch to Newton's after my marathon.


Love my Newtons


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JJ27
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quote:

they make solid shoes but they are nothing spectacular


For someone like me they're a Godsend. Adidas, Nike, Reebok all end with me rolling my ankle when doing anything more than a leisurely walk. I underpronate like a mofo. I realize I could get shoes from other companies that help just as much, but Brooks was my first introduction into a specialized shoe so I've stuck with them. Currently in the Ghost 5 and they're great. A little more toe room than I'm used to personally, but still 10x better than anything I've owned from Nike.


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