Update 2/23/2010: I have now own and have posted a full review of the Brooks Green Silence.
Just a quick post to announce that the Brooks Green Silence racing shoe is now available for purchase on the Brooks Running website. Here’s the description from Brooks:
“Make an eco-statement with the Green Silence racing flat. Each and every part in this fast, groundbreaking shoe has a sustainable element, including soy-based inks and recycled materials. And in this case, “green” goes hand-in-hand with the great performance you expect from Brooks. The Green Silence helps you take responsibility, and first place—with good karma to spare. Weight: 6.9 oz.“
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Green Silence, and not just because it’s one of the most environmentally friendly shoes ever made. The Brooks Green silence is a lightweight racing shoe, and at 6.9 oz with a supposedly minimalist feel (including a relatively low heel, per Zombierunner, and now confirmed to me by Brooks – heel-toe drop is only 8mm), fits right into my preferred running shoe profile. I’m also a fan of the flashy red and yellow color combo. I don’t have a pair yet, but you can bet I will be getting one in the not too distant future.
Below is a rundown of the “green” elements found in the Green Silence (via Brooksrunning.com):
- BioMoGo, the world’s first-ever biodegradable midsole for running shoes.
- 75% of the shoe’s materials are post-consumer recycled.
- Biodegradable insole and collar foams.
- Laces, gillies, and reinforced webbing are 100% post-consumer recycled.
- Water-based adhesives are used throughout.
- All dyes and colorants are non-toxic.
- Packaging is 100% post-consumer recycled.
For more information, check out the Green Silence information page at Brooksrunning.com.
Check out these reviews of the Green Silence:
Brooks Green Silence Review from Mother Nature Network
Brooks Green Silence Review from Zombierunner
You can find the Brooks Green Silence and more at Road Runner Sports: