Brooks sneakers

In Which Brooks Ravenna Sneakers… Are Launches Now?!

I wrote a blog post about Brooks sneakers a week or two ago. I was going to post it today, and it was going to go like this: There are many reasons the Brooks Ravenna is my GOAT shoe, but none of them would be any help to me if they weren’t so darned consistent. My first Ravennas were model #4, and I have used every version since up to the current #11. Every version has been a winner. But that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been any changes from iteration to iteration. In fact, I noticed a pretty...

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In Which Jenn Plays Fast & Loose With Running Shoe Sizes

I’ve been a loyal user of the Brooks Ravenna running shoe model for around eight years now, but I like to sprinkle in other models into my routine just to give it a try. For a brief period I was running in Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10s, which I liked a lot, but when Nike released the 11s I fell out of love. Still, the Vomeros have hovered in the back of my mind – those 10s just fit so beautifully. Sometimes I wonder – what about the newer versions? Would they feel good again? They’re on the 14s now,...

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In Which Jenn Takes The Cinderella Approach To Running

Last week I got a hot tip from one of my runDisney Facebook groups – the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon store was selling their themed tie-dye Launch 5s for $25! Now a) I’ve never used the Launch and b) I’m not running a Rock ‘n Roll race this year (I did once and it was not my favorite). But for $25 bucks plus a five spot in shipping I was certainly willing to give it a shot. They came yesterday and I was surprised how much they cheered me up. I mean, obviously as a runner and a girl-type...

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In Which Jenn Points Out A Glitch In The Running Shoe Matrix

Can we talk about the Brooks Ghost 10 running shoe for a hot second? Specifically THIS Ghost 10, in this color scheme:   I have them (see above). And based on observation, and assuming you are a woman who wears a woman’s shoe, I can only assume you have them too. I have seen them on my home trails.   I have seen them at multiple runDisney races.   I have seen them in frickin’ Runner’s World magazine.   I am familiar with the conceit that once you become aware of something, you start to notice it more often, but I’ve never...

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Picky about shoes

In Which Jenn Tries New Running Shoes

I read an article a couple months ago about how it’s best to have several different pairs of running shoes. As the thinking went, each inpidual shoe affects your foot strike, gait, muscle use, etc. in subtly different ways. Therefore, if you’re on a shoe cycle, you’re less likely to suffer injuries from overuse. I don’t know how much hard scientific data there is to back that theory, but I know I don’t want any more overuse injuries, so I’m trying it! The difference this time: I’m not going to store to be fitted. See, I read another article in Runner’s World stating that some...

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In Which Jenn Gets An Awesome Deal On Running Shoes

Hi, my name is Jenn, and I just got myself a brand new pair of Brooks Ravenna 6 running shoes, normally $110, for $56. I KNOW! I was psyched too! Pretty! But not the all time prettiest. How did I accomplish such an amazing feat? Well, Brooks recently came out with their Ravenna 7, so they’re unloading all their old 6 inventory. I definitely want to try the 7s eventually, but the 6s work fine and older shoe models go for much cheaper. For example, Brooks was selling its Ravenna 6s for $70. A good deal to be sure....

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In Which Jenn Says Goodbye To Her Running Shoes

Farewell and adieu to my fair Brooks Ravennas Farewell and adieu to my Ravenna 5s For the 6 has replaced you and they’re purging your inventory And never n’more shall we see you again </end weird Jaws reference that doesn’t even rhyme> I have been hit by another runner rite of passage: my preferred sneaker is being phased out. I’ve been using Brooks Ravennas since October of 2013, and five pairs later they’re still my go-to shoe. Since I started using them the instances of knee pain I’ve suffered have reduced to a minimum frequency. Correlation, causation, blah blah blah...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 3/18

JENN: Let me start by saying I HAVE NEW SNEAKERS. MOON: Yay! Did you pick a new style? JENN: Nope, stuck with the Brooks Ravennas. MOON: Did you try anything new? JENN: I haven’t experienced any knee or hip pain with them – at least not, as far as I can tell, because of them – so I’m keeping ’em for now. I will detail the wonder of their speedy and fiscally responsible arrival later this week, but let me just say now that they are PURPLE with NEON YELLOW LACES. Magnificent. Why be staid we you can be...

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In Which Jenn Gets New Sneakers From Fleet Feet

The Annapolis Light House Half Marathon was last Sunday, and was so small that there was no expo, just packet pickup. This would not seem to warrant a special post, but since the pickup was at Fleet Feet I decided to get some LOOOOONG overdue sneakers while I was there. As far as I am concerned, new sneakers are very newsworthy! Because of her mother’s medical issues, Moon decided not to run, but she did want to meet me at Fleet Feet to look at sneakers. This plan suffered a small hiccup when I arrived at the designated address...

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