Tuesday, September 16, 2014


New shoe time!  These are the new Brooks Launch. They should take me the next 250 miles or so. I've never owned this particular model so I'm not sure for how many miles they are good for. After the first 3 miles in them, my first impression is very good, but I'll need to get about 20 more to know for sure. 

I am a former Ghost 5, and 6 user. While I loved the 5's, I didn't think the 6's held up as well. After a failed attempt at a Nike running shoe I am back with Brooks again. 

I actually haven't heard much about the Launch model. They caught my eye at the sporting goods store, and I did a quick review check on my phone. It turns out this shoe was on the chopping block at Brooks last year but had such an overwhelming response from its customers, they scrapped the idea of discontinuing it and kept offering the shoe albeit without yearly updates and little marketing. All this seems to be fine with the devoted users of the shoe. If it's not broke, why fix it. I hope to be able to join the fan base, I just don't want to fall in love with these shoes only for them to be canceled next year. Only time and miles will tell.