Saturday, October 1, 2011

Brooks Pure Connect

I couldn't wait. I had to go out and get the Brooks Pure Connect the moment I heard that it was launching today. I've been eying this shoe ever since I first got wind of it. And I'm happy to say that I'm now the proud owner of a Brooks Pure Connect, the lightest shoe in the Pure series weighing in at 7.2 ounces though I think my Green Silence (weighing in at 6.9 ounces, according to Brooks) is a little bit lighter than the Connect.

The Brooks Pure Connect
 But nevertheless, it was love at first sight. The moment I laid my eyes and hands on this piece of beauty, I was smitten. Once I put it on, the deal was sealed. It felt a little weird at first cos of the way it pushed up my arch up but after walking around a little, things settled down and everything felt natural.

The mesh like outer skin that's bound to keep the feet cool on those long hot runs ...
 I'm not going to bore you with the details and specs, lots of other running enthusiasts do a better job of reviewing a shoe than me, so I'll leave that to them. Besides, I haven't tested out these babies with a run yet and will be doing the unthinkable of running in an unbroken shoe for tomorrow's King Of the Road. I don't expect any problems, well at least I hope not and will come back with some feedback after the race.

The Podular (as Jamie put it) like outer sole ...
But based on my personal opinion, the shoes seems to be all it was touted to be. I like the overall look and feel. In fact, I practically didn't feel it around my feet and my Thorlo socks felt heavier than the shoe ... LOL! I know color really isn't a criteria in judging a running shoe, but heck, the fact that it came in that color scheme was a huge plus point for me since I'm in love with all things green. Looking forward to putting it to the test tomorrow :D



23 comments:

  1. Testing the new shoe after running the KOTR? Hardcore!

    Anyway, good luck with the race. Have fun testing the new shoe. :)

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  2. Lina, More like testing the new shoe 'during' the KOTR! Hahaha!

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  3. oooppss! Sorry. Misread that sentence. Well, hope "testing" goes well during KOTR! ^^

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  4. When I saw this post, I went omg, I think you could be a Brooks spokeperson already, you have like quite a number of Brooks shoes rite? XP

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  5. Lina, I hope so too. This is the second time I'm running with untested shoes.

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  6. Mas, Hahaha ... I don't know why but I'm always Brooks biased when it comes to shoes.

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  7. Good luck and enjoy the race with the new shoes...
    wonder if tomorrow the NPE will filled by your "green smoke" :P

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  8. Neoh, Thanks. I hope the new shoes don't give me problems though.

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  9. Hey! This shoe seems to be all the rage lately. How much did it cost? Thinking of using my RM120 Brooks voucher from the Siemens run..

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  10. Anonymous, It cost around RM209 after the discount. But do make sure that it's the right type of shoe for you. It's not a shoe that you could simply buy off the shelf and expect miracles. Do find out your running style and whether a minimalist shoe is really for you. It's taking even me a heck of a time to get used to it. You don't want to end up getting long-term injuries.

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  11. My current New Balance shoe is giving my toes a very hard time, getting very horrid blisters and black toenails :( How do I find the right type of shoe? I normally just choose them off the shelves haha. Looking to get this one though. Is it available for girls too? And where did you get yours from? Sunway? The Curve?

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  12. Anonymous, Black toenails are bad, it means you need a new shoe real fast.

    Actually if you walk into either the Sunway Brooks outlet or the one at the Curve and both Manson and Peter (the owners) can give you good advise on what shoe is best for you. Check them out.

    Yes, the Pure series are available for women too but you'd have to wait till next year as I think they're out of stock, if I'm not mistaken.

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