New kicks in da house….YO!!!
TRY THE AWARD WINNING BROOKS DEFYANCE:
EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER, RUNNER’S WORLD JUNE 2008.
BROOKS® Defyance :: The Brooks® Defyance gives Neutral runners the glovelike fit and smooth heeltotoe transitions of the Adrenaline GTS, Brooks® #1selling Stability shoe. Full-length MoGo gives you incredible cushioning. 9.3 ounces
So, i am terribly excited right now. Like i said in my previous post, i went to Jack Rabbit today to be evaluated for new running kicks. For some reason i felt nervous, like a kid in a candy shop, not really knowing what to expect. Will the candy be sweet or sour?? Will i pick the right piece and will it fit nicely into my mouth?? Ok, i digress. Anyway, so the treadmill was there in all its glory. I nervously looked around and was grateful that a woman walked in right after me, so i wasn’t the only person there getting evaluated or asking rather ridiculous questions.
Nice woman came to help me. I sort of stuttered and said “Yo, sista i need new running kicks, hmm i mean sneakers, hmm i mean shoes….HELP!! She gave out this laugh that indicated to me that she thought i was a loser. Well, in my demented mind this is what i heard. So, i didn’t hear her when she asked me how much i run, miles, days, weeks, years, all i heard was her laughter, when in reality she stopped laughing like 10 minutes ago.
I was wearing my Brooks Cascadia trail runners. I asked her if i could run in them on the treadmill. No, she said. I will get you something to run in. She came out with a pair of Brooks Defyance. Nice kicks. I hopped up onto the treadmill and sort of felt as though i was on top of Mount Everest. Why?? I don’t know. I just suddenly felt very tall. She was all business though and started that sucker up real fast.
Now, here is the strange part. All of a sudden i started running, but i was landing on my TOES!!! WTF?? She says “do you always run and land on your toes?” I’m all like NO!!!! NOO!!! NOOO!!! So, i realized that what i was doing was an attempt to not fucking slide backwards off the damn thing. I was protecting my ass!! That said, i settled in and started running my normal gait!
I stopped, she looked at computer, i looked, and what i saw made me very happy. I was declared a neutral runner. No over or under pronation. Just neutral. Normal. Boring. But i was happy. So, the shoe i was running in…Brooks Defyance was a choice for me. As was this: Saucony ProGrid Ride.
Women’s SAUCONY® PROGRID™ RIDE :: Get superior cushioning, flexibility and responsiveness from the smooth ride of the women’s Saucony® ProGrid™ Ride running shoe. Your feet will revel in the new, more comfortable, lightweight upper that hugs your foot like a glove. 10.0 ounces
What’s a woman to do?? So here is my decision. I purchased the Brooks which you can see above. They are super comfortable and in my price range. Although, the Brooks are a present from my sista for my upcoming birthday. I am now working on my mom to buy me the Saucony’s so i could have 2 pairs of kicks to switch off wearing.