Choose the Best Running Shoes Every Time
Brooks continues to move the running world foward with their breaking new ground in their use of environmentally friendly materials in their running shoes. They have proven that you don’t have to sacrifice quality to help out mother earth. They’ve proven their success in making the best running shoes, being awarded many times as Editor’s Choice by Runners World for various shoes in their lineup, from Brooks Cascadia 4 Trail shoes to the Brooks Defyance.
Can you really call a 14-ounce running shoe “light?” Well, heavier runners with flat feet are finding plenty to like about the men-only Brooks Beast 12, not the least of which is how light it feels. If you’re going to invest $140 in the Brooks Beast 12, be aware that many runners report this shoe is narrower in the forefoot and smaller in the toe box than previous installments in the Beast series. Even the height of the toe box has been questioned.
Heavier female runners, rejoice. The Brooks Ariel 12 is a veritable fortress for the foot – a strong network of deep cushioning, flexibility factors and excellent pronation protection. Some wearers aren’t crazy about the shoe’s durability, but overall, positivity outweighs negativity regarding the Ariel 12. Even at $140, it’s a pretty safe buy.
Big, sturdy and comfortable. It may sound more like a Buick than a running shoe, but the Brooks Addiction 11 is just what a runner with low arches needs to minimize overpronation and maximize his or her performance. For a retail price of $120, the shoe is a great value if you need some pronation control.
If you’ve got flat feet that tend to roll inward, your motion control running shoe HAS to have strong protection against overpronation. You can lock that need down with the Brooks Addiction 10, plus get the comfort that everyone really wants.
Once excellence is attained, consistency becomes a good thing. A very good thing. The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 is a testament to the importance of maintaining high quality, as Runner’s World has now given the last two installments of this stability series the magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. The price tag of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14 increased by $10. But for one of the most complete stability shoes on the market, $120 is a great deal.
The Brooks Glycerin shoe series for high-arched runners just keeps getting more innovative, more personalized for each user and more expensive. The Glycerin 11 isn’t one of the lightest or most flexible neutral shoes around, but it’s certainly one of the most impressive — especially for heavier runners.
The latest edition in the Brooks Ghost series isn’t actually lighter than the previous version. But the new Ghost 6 FEELS lighter — which is just one of the things that has runners clamoring for it. Of course, popularity isn’t a new concept for the Ghost designers. The Ghost 6 is the fourth consecutive shoe in the series to win the “Editor’s Choice” award from Runner’s World. It’s a tradition based largely on the “Ghost way” of elite cushioning and comfort.
Editor’s Choice Award from Runners World. Full-length dynamic cushioning. Lightweight and versatile. It’s all becoming standard for the Brooks Ghost series, which is a neutral running shoe tailored to the needs of high-arched neutral runners.
Good news for medium-arched stability shoe wearers and mild overpronators: the Brooks Ravenna 2 kept all of its forerunner’s quickness and comfort while adding gender- and size-specific flexibility and adaptive cushioning. It’s a great running shoe that provides impressive stability, sells at a relatively low suggested price of $90, fosters customized flexibility and cushioning, works for various distances and styles, and in general expands on its predecessor’s excellent reputation.
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 comes from a line of reliable stability shoes, but this year’s model includes several changes from version 11, so don’t expect this to be a drop-in replacement. Just remember to make sure you try on the shoe and size it correctly before using it to replace your old Adrenaline GTS 11′s.
The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 was awarded the Runners World Winter 2010 Best Update, and its no wonder why as it still remains one of the best stability running shoes on the market. The Adrenaline GTS 11 is a lightweight stability shoe, an excellent reminder that you don’t have to sacrifice performance for getting some support out of your running shoe. I recommend this shoe if you have normal or low arches and need a soft stability shoe.
The Brooks Addiction 9 is one of the most pouplar motion control running shoes on the market to help support you low arched, overpronators out there. Even though the shoe has tons of stability and motion control features, you will find that cushioning wasn’t sacrificed.