When ARE Running Shoe The PERFECT FIT?
Right before the Glycerin 11 is scheduled for it’s June, 2013 premier, I began testing out a pair of Brook’s Glycerin 10’s. The Glycerin is Brook’s classical “neutral,” support running shoe. Touted by Brook’s as having, “…a designed forefoot with enhanced flexibility for an effortless toe-off in every step, an updated saddle to hug the unique shape of each foot, and a full-length Brooks DNA midsole customized cushion to each individual stride, and a luxurious ride from heel to toe.” You can read the facts for yourself here.
Brook’s is primarily a running shoe company. Stated in definitive terms that means their specialized focus is almost totally making and selling one product; running shoes. They’re not too much into branching off into side markets such as vacuum cleaners and/or coffee makers, etc. They are focused on one goal: making and selling the best running shoes and running accessories on the market.
When Brook’s boasts about a shoe, the boast is good. The hallmark of their products is dependability, expert crafting, and function. And, their customer lab rat programs support that hallmark through providing constant product feedback. The designers and engineers certainly do not sit back and brainstorm on how to create a design to draw fashion attention to sell more shoes. The design is first and only then do they add the plus: the shoes great style and colors. In fact, they state clearly their intention is to build running shoes to go the extra mile while giving a stellar performance movability and individual fit to their customers.
“Run Happy,” is not just a slogan it is a fact! That brand statement is backed by “Brooks True Blue GuaranteeTM s All products come with a no-questions-asked, 30-day satisfaction guarantee.”
That all said: Here’s Just Some Of My Favorite Glycerin 10 Facts
The newly designed forefoot flexibility allows for speed and, when necessary, very accurate placement . When wearing the shoe for exercise and turning up the tempo, direction, and/or speed, Brook’s forefoot technology promotes the option for a very quick response thereby enhancing the overall safety of and for the runner.
The full-length DNA midsole is perceivable with each step! When the heel strikes the ground the DNA moves with the foot giving it stability and protection all through the stride. Try it and see for yourself. The full-length DNA midsole is precisely why the overall flow of the shoe provides the runner/walker/jogger with a smooth, solid follow through from heel to toe.
The midfoot saddle support does hug the foot but not where I was aware of it doing so. It just gave me a sense of holding the foot secure and steady with super, padded comfort and no pain!
The shoe tread though last mentioned is not at all the least of Brook’s superior features. And in my opinion, it is the final qualifier of a truly great shoe. If wanting a training shoe good for runs throughout the week and dependable during a race, the comfort of a shoe isn’t simply the padding. It’s how components of the shoe mesh, move, and blend together to provide give when the foot strikes the ground. Remember, each foot strike brings the force of about 2 to 3 times the body weight down on the foot. If the shoe feel goes, “clunk,” there’s no shock being asorbed by the shoe and it is all reverbrating back up the leg, knees, and into the back.
It doesn’t matter to me if I’m lining up at a race or just starting out for a jog, the shoe that best fits my style and foot has been a Brook’s product since 1984.
Can’t wait to try out the Glycerin 11 – and hope you will also at it’s premier this June!
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