Thursday, August 20, 2009

Really Ugly Shoes

I bought 21 pairs of Brooks Burn shoes, over five years or so, before they were discontinued. Brooks waited a year, and then offered up the new Launch as the Burn replacement. Meantime, my son works at Nike, so I would like to find a Nike shoe to replace the Burn. A few days ago I ordered a pair of Nike LunarGlide shoes and also a pair of the new Brooks Launch.

They are both so ugly! I can't believe it. I don't really care - I'm old and can take it if people point to my shoes and laugh, but I'm surprised at the lack of good taste at both shoe companies. Admittedly, there are other color choices for each of these shoes, but those were not available in my size at the time I ordered.

Enough whining about color - I'll try these out and "review" them sometime soon.

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1 comment:

Chris said...

I've had the Brooks Launch for roughly 2 months now and have to admit the color decision though loud does something to get me excited about putting them on. I remember my first run with them and I swear I ran 30 sec. faster per mile. Maybe it was just the new shoe feeling?

This was also my first step into a neutral shoe. I was just curious how much a difference this would make and to my surprise I have noticed little to no difference.

Looking forward to your review.