I like the Brooks Glycerin older models. They quit selling to expo vendors and I was able to get a couple pairs at a great price from a vendor who was cleaning out Brooks stock. EBay is also a good place to look for older models.
Wanda ~ 5'11", 42 y/o mom to kids ages 7, 10 and 12
current weight: 189.0
Fitness Minutes: (50,987) Posts: 4,531 6/23/13 7:24 A
I really dislike the New Balance, tried them once and never even ran in them. Just used them for walking around and only for as long as it took to get a real pair of shoes. Plus the saleswoman just kept pushing shoes at me with no regard for the type of shoe I needed.
I've never tried the Saucony, they are too narrow for my foot...even in the men's size which surprised me.
I've still got a good bit of time left for my Adrenaline 12s, before I switch over to the Asics. If they don't work I guess I will try the store here again and pay almost double for the 12s again, or switch back to the 13s if they have my size. I've read some other reviews of the 13s which sounded like Brooks actually went backwards in terms of feel and performance.
I use the Adrenalines and like them but thats mostly because I am a bigger dude and they seem to have really good support for me. Used Asics with good results but I have 0 love for New Balance. BTW Kevin - love your quote - "Discipline is remembering what you want" - I'm making that mine!
I stopped running in my Adrenaline 12s after 300 miles. The 13s have a more pronounced tread pattern, and the support feels different. Initially I liked them better, but the difference didn't seem that great to me.
The Ascics GT-2170 is about the same idea as the Brooks Adrenaline. I walk in those, and love them. I used them for some walk/run intervals before I started using the Adrenalines, but haven't run any significant distance in them. The sizing is different. I wear a 13 in street shoes, a 14 in Ascics, and a 15 in Brooks. I'm annoyed that the shoe industry can't or won't standardize sizing across brands.
I do have my own foot issues, and am experimenting with going lightweight to try to fix them. The current experiment, Saucony Mirages, is on hold till an injured foot gets good enough to run on again.
"Discipline is remembering what you want. " - David Campbell
Max Lifetime Weight, 221 SP Start Weight, 196.6 Initial SP Goal, 175 Current Goal on Ticker, 162
current weight: 2.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (50,987) Posts: 4,531 6/22/13 6:55 A
I was previously wearing the Mizuno Wave Inspire, which was good but I had to wear orthotics with it due to ball of foot pain. I switched last August to the Brooks Adrenaline 13, size 7.5 men's. It was also good and no more orthotics. But it lasted only 250 miles for me (I was getting 300 from the Mizuno), and I bought another pair of the Adrenalines back in March.
But, apparently, the running shop here is behind the times and I wound up with the Adrenaline 12 in a size 8 men's...the size was a mistake, probably due to my very poor accent (I am in France) but has turned out to be great and actually fits really well for me. I like the 12s much, much better than the 13s. They feel better on my feet. Not sure how to explain how they feel better, but my feet have been thanking me.
Just last week though, while back in the US, I wanted to get another pair of shoes for when my 12s need to be replaces, because it is a lot cheaper to buy in the US than in France. But when I asked for the size 8 in the 13s...they were too big! I even double checked my 12s to verify the size. And the 13s did not feel as good to my feet, beyond the size issue.
Is it just me or has any one else noticed a difference between the 12s and 13s, in terms of both size and feel/performance?
I was able to exchange the 13s but none of the stores had the 12s available any more or the 13s in a 7.5 and I could not wait to have them ordered. Could not even get the Mizuno in my size. So I wound up with an Asics of some sort, which is a new shoe for me.
Unless the Asics works out well I'm pretty bummed that I found a shoe I love and can't get it anymore. I'm just not feeling the love for the Adrenaline 13s that I feel for the 12s.
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