Staff Suggestions (from Dawson)
Our second round of staff suggestions for the week, loving it! We’ll be back next week with some Valentine’s Day ideas for that RACING heart of yours.
Product recommendation: BROOKS CADENCE
Dawson says: Brooks recently launched their Pure Project line earlier this year which includes the Pure Cadence. It’s a very lightweight yet stable minimalist approach to the runner transitioning into a minimal shoe. The Pure Cadence (as well as the rest of the shoes in this line) sits at a 4 millimeter drop from heel to toe with just enough cushioning to get you through a half marathon (and maybe even a full for some of you ;)). There is a band across the mid-foot that attaches to a rigid pad on the outside of the foot to help the over pronator maintain a more neutral foot position. I would also add that the cushioning of the shoe is just soft enough to absorb the impact yet firm enough to feel the ground beneath you. That way you don’t feel like you’re sinking into a sponge! It also allows the runner to focus on form. The toe box is also roomy but not to the point where it becomes sloppy and you slide around in it. The upper material of the shoe is even super lightweight and also very breathable. Even on a calm warm day, my toes can feel even the smallest breeze!
It may have taken Brooks years to develop this line, but they definitely hit the nail on the head with this one. I expect to do all my racing this season in this shoe or the even lighter companion, Pure Cadence, this summer!!
See you out there on the roads!
D- man out aka Dawson. ;DExplore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized