I have been a huge lover of Asics shoes for a very long time, but over the last few months I could just tell something was off and I needed to try something new.
One afternoon I decided it was time, so I researched a bunch of shoes, printed out a list, and headed over to my local Sports Basement to try on anything that I could, determined to find something new to make my feet happy.
I tried on shoe after shoe and walked and jogged around the store trying to figure out what felt best. A few pairs I just knew right off the bat that they were not for me, but eventually I had it narrowed down to two pairs.
After being very tempted by the yellow shoelaces in the Mizunos, I went for what felt the best, and that was definitely the Brooks Adrenalines. There was just something about them that felt right.
The funny thing is my very first pair of running shoes were the Brooks Adrenalines and for whatever reason I switched out of them. I think I was having some foot pain, so I switched to Brooks Trance which made it worse, then switched to Asics where I have been for years.
I had remembered that Brooks just felt hard next to the cushion of Asics, but these ones felt so good on my feet, I was excited to take them for a test run!
My first run out in these shoes was heaven. My feet felt great, my legs were happy and I was immediately happy. After months of just having tired, hurting feet, they finally didn’t have that soreness anymore during and after my run.
They do not have the “hard” feeling that I remembered them having and are actually quite cushiony. I think they also feel a little lighter in a way, especially since they don’t have as bulky of a heel as my Asics do.
This pair have now been through 2 20 mile runs and countless other training runs over the course of the last couple months and I can officially say my feet have found a new love. I still have multiple other pairs of shoes, including my Asics 2150s that I rotate through during the week, but a majority of my runs and all my long runs are now done in my Brooks. They are most definitely my go-to shoe now.
What is your go-to shoe?
***I bought these with my own money without any influence. I just like to share my favorite products with you guys!