Sunday, June 21, 2009

Brooks ID Program

Recently, I was accepted into the Brooks I.D. Sponsored Athlete Program by Brooks Sports. Brooks I.D. is made up of over 1,200 members who are active in their running communities and share a passion for the Brooks brand. They are runners who are winners in their own right: Winning their age divisions, accomplishing their personal goals, pushing their own limits, and, by extension, encouraging others to do the same. They are coaches, mentors, and leaders.

There is no doubt about my passion for Brooks shoes. I've gone through most brands, but after several years of experimenting, I kept coming back to Brooks. They last longer, fit my foot better and manage my pronation well.

Just above are my every-day trainers, the Adrenalines. These babies get a lot of my mileage, and I usually have two active pairs going ("new" and "about done.")

Next up are my ST3 Racers. Now, these are some really sweet, light-weight racing flats. I've run a couple of marathons in them. My favs are lime green.







The shoes that make my heart race every time I see them are the T6s. Tucked on top of a box in the back of my closet, I can see their golden trim glittering to me. They weigh nothing, yet seem to have all the support I need. I've not done a marathon in them yet, but might when Chicago rolls around. Will be a tough call between the ST3s and the T6s.

At last, my new loves.. the Cascadias! I just received these babies this weekend. And they are HOT! I can't wait to go on a trail run to try them out this week. Can hardly stand it, if one could lust after shoes, these might be it! It will be a shame to partially cover them with gaiters.

7 comments:

Funnyrunner said...

very cool. I didn't even know Brooks had such a program. I'm a Brooks Adrenaline girl, myself... and I, too, have 2 pairs going at once, although with equal mileage. I alternate days...

runner-grrl said...

Funnyrunner, Adrenalines rock! How do you keep track of your mileage? I use an index card, and write it on there, and add it up every couple of weeks. --Alex

lorraineX said...

I had only enough time put put about 20 miles on my first Adrenalines and I was sold on 'em. Then, after some months off, I got custom orthotics and was having knee issues when speed-walking with the Adrenalines and orthotics. Went back to the pedorthist who said I had too much "post" with the combo of the Adrenalines and the orthotics. She recommended the Brooks Glycerines, a more neutral support, along with my orthotics. I'm working my way back from injury (you know all about this) and have gotten up to 5-mile speedwalks with about 5 minutes of running and the Glycerines feel great. Knees are much better. I'm even wearing the Glycerines for step aerobics with great balance and perfect support.

lorraineX said...

I forgot to say: big congrats on being in the Brooks I.D program!!

runner-grrl said...

Lorraine, Sweet! I am soo happy to hear you are coming back so strongly. And thrilled, of course, that you're doing it in Brooks-style! So far from three months ago. You are doing great! Way to go! --Alex

Jesse said...

I looove the Brooks brand! And these shoes are smokin' hot!

runner-grrl said...

No doubt they are! I hear they are especially hot for the Lewis & Clark half marathon in September. -Alex