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  • The LT version is the same as the standard GRU except for a "leather-ish" upper material. I saw the LT version at a local supermarket in the shoe section, and it was a white suede-leather sort of upper. I am not 100% sure what the target market for …
  • I'm with you on that idea, Pete!  Now that I have been messing around with the insoles a bit and working on fine tuning shoes to my preference, it's kind of second nature to swap around.  I just feel bad for the newbie that thinks they should be abl…
  • I forgot to follow up on this post after seeing my sports doctor about a week ago. He took xrays and checked me over and said it is a type of PF. He said it is a bit confusing since it does't really present itself as "typical" PF, but it is PF nonet…
  • It seems crazy for me to think that changing out the stock sockliner has become almost "standard methodology" for running shoes lately, or at least for those of us that are super shoe geeks. It sure is a nice way to dial in fit, though, especially w…
  • It totally depends on the race. I have done some races where the shirts totally suck from being able to actually run in them. But I have 2 or 3 shirts from races that are some of my best and most comfortable shirts to run in regardless of conditions.
  • You could try the 3mm thick (zero drop) insole from Inov8. They sell them at Zappos for 10 bucks each, and have free shipping. They also sell a 6mm version if you want more cushion. I recently ordered the 3mm variant, and it seems to be a very good …
  • I know you said you were looking for a low drop shoe, but I can't say enough about the Mizuno Wave Sayonara. It is a phenomenal road shoe, and it really "feels" like a more lower drop shoe than the specs say that it is. I have also used it very succ…
  • I have had metatarsal pain problems that I THINK might be related to my Skechers shoe as well. I am not 100% confident, but one of the few changes that I made in my training was to do a vast majority of my miles in the (upcoming) GoRunUltra2. I have…
  • The current version of the GRU runs 1/2 size large. As the others said, I went down 1/2 size and the fit is perfect.  The upcoming GRU2 will be addressing the sizing issue, and should run more true to size. (I am currently wear testing the GRU2 for …
  • I have had very good success with the Mizuno Wave Sayonara on trails. I have used it on rough (rocky) trails as well as more moderate trails. I used it at a pretty difficult trial half marathon I ran last year, and it performed excellently. Addition…
  • Yeah, I knew you didn't, I was just messing around!  **Brooks said it won't be out until next year anyway, although high falutin blogger shoe reviewers like you will probably get advance pairs.
  • Sounds great, Pete! I can't wait to see your list!  I call dibs on the Brooks Launch V2....   ;-)
  • Pete, I am a size 10.5 also, so I'd love to check out your list of shoes you are looking to dump.  I do wear a size 10 in some of the shoes that run larger (Precision 13 & GRU) but most of mine are 10.5.  You can email me the list directly if yo…
  • I just picked up a pair of Nike Pegasus 30 and they seem like an excellent easy run shoe. I did 15 miles in them yesterday straight out of the box with no problems whatsoever.  Very comfortable upper and excellent cushioning.
  • Ha ha, I do many of the same things a lot of you mention here!  One thing that I think throws off my friends is when I almost immediately notice if they have purchased new shoes, like Harbourboy mentioned. I always notice right away and ask my frien…
  • It's funny that this thread somewhat sidetracked into a discussion on the Brooks Green Silence. I was just about to say that when I saw the N0 initially, the first thing I thought of was the GS; based on the simplicity of the upper and the outsole d…
  • I was at Running Club (for boys and girls) yesterday afternoon at my kids' elementary school, and saw TONs of kids wearing Reeboks.  As per my normal shoe-geekdom, I look at a lot of shoes at my kids school to see what is being worn. This particular…
  • I rotate lots of shoes, but here are my current easy run tools Brooks Launch - this shoe does everything, and is probably my current all time fave. great cushioning, fantastic upper, light enough to go fast when neededMizuno Precision 13 (now discon…
  • Pete, Do the Jaybirds fit in the ear enough that they would fit comfortably underneath a tight winter running hat? I use a Pearl Izumi winter running hat, and while I absolutely love how well it works; it is somewhat tight on my head so it limits wh…