I went to my local running store last week to find a balaclava to run in the subzero temps in, I called ahead while I was at work to make sure they had one, they didn't but they did have a neck warmer that can be pulled up over your mouth and nose and is vented. I asked them to set it aside and as soon as I got off work I headed over to pick it up.
Well you know how hard it is to go into a store full of things you want to buy and not at least look the running shoes, (or whatever) right? With the racing season set to kick off here in Montana in 8 weeks I am starting to think about some shoes for racing. So I wandered over to the wall of shoes, but I have to admit, I already was drawn towards the Brooks Pure Project shoes. So pretty.
I have been loving the Pure Connects since they first came out, at least in the pictures. They look fast.
Pure Cadence instead.
They both felt pretty good on my feet, but I went with the Pure Flows since I liked the way they felt on while running on the treadmill better, plus they are about .8 ounces lighter. They are a bit of a change from what I have been running in since the heel drop in these is only 4mm vs the 12 in the shoes I have been running in.
I wore them to work one day just to get a feel for them. I have to admit it felt a little weird at first, almost like my toes were higher than my heels. By the end of the day it felt natural and I no longer thought about it.
I have ran in them twice now. Once for 2.5 miles and once for 2 miles. and then I switch out and do the rest of my run in my other shoes. I love the way it really promotes the mid foot strike and feels so natural!
I had never run in Brooks shoes until late last November I had the chance to wear test a pair of Brooks shoes and I it made me a fan. Unfortunately I had already purchased the Asics Kayano 18s also. I love them too but I love the Brooks shoes more.
I might have to get the Pure Flows in this color combo next. I am thinking I may just switch over to running in these all the time if I do really like them.
Have you tried the Pure Project shoes?
If you have tell me what you think.
If you haven't tell me if they do or do not appeal to you.