Blowing the Dust Off the Brooks Vantage

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by Jon Gugala (Disclaimer: Brooks sent me these shoes for free. But I probably would have bought them on my own anyway.) Every young runner falls in love with Steve Prefontaine. Dat Mustache. The way he ran like a hellion bent on drawing blood from his opponents. And the fact that he had opponents. Pre […]

Wear the Brooks Vanguard and Stop Looking Like a Run Nerd

Brooks Heritage Vanguard

Intro from Pete: Jon Gugala contacted me a few weeks ago asking if I had any interest publishing a few posts on vintage running shoes. Jon is a freelance journalist, a collector of old/vintage running shoes, and clearly a much more fashion-conscious guy than I am. After first reading the article below, I realized that […]

Brooks PureConnect 3 Review

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When Brooks first announced their PureProject line of shoes back in 2011, I expected that the PureConnect would be my favorite shoe in the collection. It was the lightest of the bunch, and was billed as the maximal “feel” shoe among it’s PureProject brethren. I ordered a pair of the original PureConnects as soon as […]

Hoka Huaka, Hoka Clifton, & Brooks PureGrit 3 Previews on the Running Warehouse Blog

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Running Warehouse has posted a few previews of shoes in the past few days that might be of interest to readers here. Thought I’d share. Brooks PureGrit 3 First up is the Brooks PureGrit 3. I now have pairs of the PureFlow 3 and PureConnect 3 and need to get miles on them. Both are […]

Brooks PureDrift Running Shoe Review

I’ll start this review by saying that I am loving the Brooks PureDrift, but with a big caveat. That caveat is that I didn’t love the shoe out of the box, and I needed to make a modification for the shoe to work for me. So let’s start with my problem. The Brooks PureDrift is […]

Dirty Runner: Brooks Pure Grit 2 Review

Yes, the traction is better! End of review. Ok, all kidding aside, I’ve been looking forward to testing the new version of the Brooks Pure Grit since I saw pictures of the new tread pattern.  What was not immediately apparent when I first saw those pictures was that a few other changes were made that […]

Brooks PureConnect 2: Guest Review by Becki Pierotti

Becki Pierotti is a competitive distance runner who currently runs for the National Running Center in Clarks Summit, PA. She has PR’s of 18:30 in the 5K, 1:25:07 in the half marathon, and 3:02:30 in the marathon – in other words, she’s crazy fast! Becki is also currently a grad student at a chiropractic college. […]

Brooks Drift, Mizuno Evo Levitas, Mizuno Evo Cursoris: Comparative Review by Fred Brossard

Guest review by Fred Brossard: Fred Brossard is a French expert on minimalist running. He is the co-author of the book “Barefoot, Minimalism, Natural Running” (Ed Amphora) and is a freelance writer and gear reviewer for http://runners.fr The French representatives for both Mizuno and Brooks Running recently gave me the chance to be the first […]

The Brooks Launch Has Been Spared!

I just received a Twitter message from my friend Brad alerting me to a new post on the Brooks Running Blog. The post breaks the news that Brooks have decided to spare the Launch! If you aren’t aware of the recent chain of events with regard to the Launch, Brooks decided earlier this year that […]

Brooks Pure Cadence 2 Review: First Run Thoughts

A few weeks ago I got a cryptic email from Brooks asking for my shoe size and mailing address. It’s been awhile since I’ve had contact with Brooks, but was hoping that maybe I’d be the recipient of a pre-release sample of the new Pure Drift zero drop shoe. I recently saw that Scott Jurek […]