50 responses

  1. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    June 14, 2012

    That seems like such a cool event! To have the opportunity to really learn about the shoes we wear and the technology that goes into them is so cool!
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  2. Sana
    June 14, 2012

    Soulcycle seems to be the most awesome fitness class in NY!
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  3. Hannahviolin
    June 14, 2012

    I wear the Pure Cadence–I got them for running, and they work well for me for shorter distances (5k or less) but I LOVE them at the gym for weight lifting. I’m jealous of the pink pair though, mine are the original turquoise.
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  4. Amanda
    June 14, 2012

    My favorite radio show host goes to Soul Cycle! Hope you have Laurie Cole as a teacher!!

  5. RunInBoise
    June 14, 2012

    I love my Pure Cadences. I want a pair of those pink ones so bad. I am so jealous I didn’t get to NY. It looks like such a fun event!
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  6. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    June 14, 2012

    Sounds like a really fun night! I love learning the technology behind things!
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  7. Kristen
    June 14, 2012

    I’ve had the Pure cadence and pure flow for about 6 months now and love them. I wear them to do my strength training and other cardio (except running) at the gym. They take a little used to getting comfy in because the heel drop is diffferent then in a running shoe.

  8. cathy@1970kikiproject
    June 14, 2012

    wow, i would have loved to attend the brooks session (love the ghosts, run in them all the time). i work in a running store and geek out over shoe info, too!
    thanks for sharing about “revolutionary” vs “evolutionary” updates – i am going to use those terms with my customers! easy to understand!
    have fun today!!
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  9. Sneakers2sandals
    June 14, 2012

    That stuff is called Oobleck! Ive used it in classrooms as a science experiment with kids. You talk about whether it’s a solid or a liquid or both.

    Ps. What a freaking cool afternoon with Brooks!!
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  10. Lisa
    June 14, 2012

    I used to wear the Defyance and then I went to the Glycerin. When Brooks released the Pure Project I got a pair of the Cadence. I am on my second pair and they have worked great for me! I trained and ran my first marathon in them. I am also partial to Brooks. Don’t really want to try anyone else. It’s almost like a car. Once you are stuck with one brand you don’t want to try anyone else! Love Brooks!!!

  11. Kristie
    June 14, 2012

    Just a heads up – you might want to save the PureCadence for shorter distance stuff if you want to use it for a triathlon. I’ve heard that when you’re doing longer distance triathlons (like half and full ironmans) that you want to have the best shoe for your gait because your body is so tired by the run that your form suffers.

  12. Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness
    June 14, 2012

    What a fun event! I love my brooks sneakers for running! They’re always the ones that fit me the best. I love the new colors!
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  13. Stef @ Living HI
    June 14, 2012

    I just bought the Brooks Pure Cadence and I LOVE them! They have wonderful cushion in the heel and support in the arch, yet they are lightweight and you feel very connected to the ground. They are my first pair of Brooks shoe, and I can’t foresee buying a different pair.

  14. Meister, Running While Smiling
    June 14, 2012

    That’s awesome: I’m a Brooks lover, too, and just bought my first pair of Launches to alternate with my standby Ghost 4s (about to upgrade to 5s). Cool that you got a sneak peek!

  15. The Linz (Beyond Destination 26.2)
    June 14, 2012

    Sounds like a super fun event! I have been wearing the Cadence for a few months now too and have really loved how lightweight and bouncy they feel when I run. It did take a little time to transition from a regular shoe to this one due to the heel drop. Also I’m a pretty bad heal striker, so when I started working on my midfoot strike in the cadence I liked the shoes even better.
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  16. Alex
    June 14, 2012

    Can you ever go wrong with BBQ? I think not.
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  17. Amber
    June 14, 2012

    I am a Brooks fan all the way! I enjoy their ghost shoe, partially because nobody else makes a shoe wide enough for my foot and partially because it gives me everything I need in a running shoe. I did try the PureConnect and that I had to return. The shoe was so light and comfortable but the soles of the shoe were shredding after just 6 uses. It was sad for me to return those as I am a true Brooks fan. Shoes, clothes or whatever I have always enjoyed what they produce and look forward to seeing all the new improvements they have done. Awesome event!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Katherine
    June 14, 2012

    Sounds fun! My friends just had a very non-traditional wedding at Hill Country last week! It was fun, but definitely a little tough for me to eat! (vegetarian)

    Hope you’re liking New York so far 🙂

  19. Carly
    June 14, 2012

    Did Brooks talk at all about discontinuing the Green Silence? I am so sad about that…
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    • Meghann
      June 19, 2012

      Sorry Carly – we didn’t chat about the Green Silence. I’m sure their customer service team can help!

  20. Courtney @ Outrunning Insecurities
    June 14, 2012

    I’m always nervous about trying a different type of shoe and how it will affect my running. Especially since running shoes are so expensive and there are so many different types and brands. You know what’s worked in the past, but you don’t know if another shoe will work worse, or even sometimes better than your last pair. Comfort definitely matters when you’re gonna be running for several hours in them.
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  21. Courtney
    June 14, 2012

    Hah, a good running shoe conversation never disappoints. I like the Asics Kayano line 🙂
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  22. Cait’s Plate
    June 14, 2012

    Looks like so much fun!! I just adore Brooks and their whole brand.

    Good luck with SoulCycle! I’ve heard it’s no joke!
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  23. Meghann Anderson
    June 14, 2012

    First off, this is my actual name, I’m not trying to copy you. I actually found your blog while “googling” myself.

    I recently purchased the Brooks Pure Cadence shoes and I love them. I have the highlighter yellow/pink combo and I love the fun colors and ALWAYS get a reaction when people see the fun colors.

    For being a lighter shoe they have great support! I was an Ascis girl all through high school and just recently become a Brooks lover.

    Sidenote: I lOVE your blog. I pretty much visit it everyday. Happy Running 😉

  24. samantha @ peach in the city
    June 14, 2012

    fun! btw, your hotel looks AWESOME.
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  25. The Blissful Baker
    June 14, 2012

    This looks like it was a blast! I’m a little jealous 🙂
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  26. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    June 14, 2012

    What is Soulcycle? Can’t wait to hear about it!
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    • Meghann
      June 14, 2012

      It’s a cycling studio in NYC that kind of takes a nontraditional approach to cycling classes by incorporating push-ups, sit-ups, and other weight bearing moves on the bike. i’m writing about it right now. 🙂

  27. Candice
    June 14, 2012

    I just got the pure cadence 2 weeks ago and LOVE them, I have always been a mizuno girl till now. I LOVE these shoes, they fit like a glove and have just enough support right where I need it!
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  28. Megan @ The Delightfull Dash
    June 14, 2012

    That looks like such a fun event! Enjoy the rest of your time in NY!

    Do you know if Brooks makes a wide width?
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    • Meghann
      June 14, 2012

      (from my contact at Brooks) Yes – Brooks does offer wide versions of some of their shoes. The Ghost, Glycerin, Defyance and Dyad all come in a Wide option. The Dyad also comes in Extra Wide.

      • Megan @ The Delightfull Dash
        June 14, 2012

        Thanks Meghann! I’m new to running and wasn’t aware of the Brooks brand, so I’ll have to check them out!
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  29. Madison
    June 14, 2012

    LOVE my pure cadence shoes. I have always run in Brooks shoes and have slowly transitioned into their minimal/lightweight shoes. I started with the Glycerin’s, moved to the Launch, and now run in the Pure Cadence. As much as I loved them, after wearing a lightweight shoe, I feel like I have bricks attached to my feet whenever I put on the Glycerin’s!

  30. Allison @ Running Through Red Lights
    June 14, 2012

    What an awesome event! How cool that you got to see all of the behind-the-scenes stuff. I’m so jealous!
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  31. Rachel
    June 14, 2012

    I tried the pure cadence on last week and i thought they felt a little cheap and they might fall apart.

    i love the glycerin’s, but i mainly run in nike free – similar to the pure cadence but i feel like there is more substance to the upper to make them feel more stable.

  32. cam@mtl-fitness
    June 14, 2012

    WOW, I really wish I acn go to an event like this someday! I’m a Brooks girl too, the Ghost ones. I bought a pair of PureCadence this year and really like it! It’s for short distances and make your legs work extra hard!

  33. Hilary
    June 14, 2012

    Love love love the Brooks PureCadence. I actually just ordered my third pair, despite the fact that I haven’t even taken my second pair out the of the box (what? obviously I need to collect them in every color!). They are super cushy and have really helped me develop my mid-foot strike.

  34. Emily N
    June 14, 2012

    Your brooks event looks AMAZING. I am looking forward to hearing if the pure line is one you like for Tris.
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  35. Emily@SavoryandSavage
    June 14, 2012

    I love it that you are trying a new class while in NYC – I had the goal to do a long run in Central Park when I there visiting last fall. The run was glorious!

    Have fun in the big city!
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  36. Heather
    June 14, 2012

    those shoes are so pretty! I have a thing for pretty running shoes.
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  37. Annette @FitnessPerks
    June 14, 2012

    What a great event!! Talking shoes IS the cool thing to do 😉

    HOW was soul cycle?!!
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    • Meghann
      June 14, 2012

      It was good – definitely an experience! I’m trying to catch up on blog posts now to share details 🙂

  38. Leslie
    June 14, 2012

    Sounds like so much fun! I’m also a Brooks girl. I work in a Virginia running store and LOVE the new Pure line. I use the Pure connect for cycling and love it; but as I over pronate like crazy, I need the stability in the Pure Cadence for running.

  39. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
    June 14, 2012

    Shoes n’ wine – they know the way to a woman’s heart!
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  40. Kashi @ Cape Island Runners
    June 14, 2012

    Ohh, I wanna try the 10s… although I am sorry to hear they are more like the 9s than the 8s. I like the 8s sooo much and now can’t find anymore in my size. But the 9s will do and I am sure the 10s will too!
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  41. Michelle
    June 14, 2012

    Meghann,

    Could you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ask Brooks if they will ever change the colors for the Adrenaline line for those of us with bigger wider feet? I have been emailing and calling for years. I am tired (and quite honestly sad and jealous) that there are fun colored shoes for people with littler feet… (insert sad face here) and I have only been able to run in the Brooks brand – they do ROCK after all. Blue and silver, boring….. white and blue, boring… I want neon! I want black and neon! I want obnoxious fun colors! Big feeted Brooks runners UNITE! 😉

    Looks like a fantastic event and lots of fun! You are one LUCKY LUCKY lady!

    • Meghann
      June 19, 2012

      Hi Michelle, Just checking in to let you know I reached out to the Brooks team on this one and am still waiting to hear back. I’ll connect to you offline as soon as I have an answer!

  42. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    June 14, 2012

    Oh man, that looks like my kind of an event! I love talking about running shoes…I’m such a nerd haha.
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  43. Jayme
    June 27, 2012

    Hi Meghann,

    I bought Brooks Glycerin 9s today (I live in Paris; was happy to find a good running store with shoes other than mediocre run of the mill nike/adidas “trainers”) – I thought of all your guys’ posts from your visit to NYC. Thanks for all the info on Brooks shoes, I really hadn’t thought of them as the “go-to” for running shoes (I was originally looking at Saucony’s), until I started reading all the info on your blog (and the other bloggers who were there with you). I have confidence in these shoes! Hoping all goes well in breaking them in.

    Cheers and run happy 🙂

    • Meghann
      June 27, 2012

      This makes me happy! Enjoy!

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