New Shoes: Take Two

This morning was an early one: up and at the gym before 8am! (Yeah, yeah, I’m sure some of you are laughing at that…but it’s seriously early for me!) I had a great workout of lifting and 2 quick miles on the treadmill. I didn’t do anything special on my run – pretty much just increased speed by a notch or two whenever a new song came on my iPod. After the gym, I had a quick breakfast of 1/2 cup kashi go lean, 1/4 cup trail mix, banana, and greek yogurt.


After eating, I rushed off to TC Running to exchange the purple Nike Pegasus I bought last weekend.

remember these?

Their special place in my heart was short lived after learning from my physical therapist that they didn’t offer enough support. So…back to the stability shoes! Enter: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12. If the intensity of a shoe’s name has anything to do with their ability to prevent me from injury, then I should be golden with these bad boys.


Why are they good for me? Because of the progressive diagonal rollbar (PDR) in the midsole. PDR is a fancy way of describing the shoe technology that is designed to serve as a stability system, preventing the foot from rolling inward. Sounds good, right? Still, I’m not holding my breath since my last new pair of shoes failed the PT test. Here’s a close up of the PDR:


It might not look much different than the sole of any other shoe, but the material is much firmer and more shock resistant than your regular running shoe. Plus, the box had this lovely promise on it:


I’ll take Brooks up on that job. 🙂

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