Seriously, I think I need these shoes – badly – like, I might not stop obsessing over them until I can revel in their dry, cushion-y wonder while out on the wet, cold roads.
These are the Brooks Ghost GTX. They have all the benefits of a super-comfortable Brooks shoe, but with GORE-TEX in the liner. Apparently, they keep your feet warm and dry, which is pretty appealing. It also looks like they have great cushioning and a solid sole that will give good traction.
I am seriously considering picking these up. My current shoes are pretty worn out, and it is time for a new pair. Plus, there isn’t a better time of year to invest in this type of “bad weather” technology.
I’m doing some research though. I am normally 100% an Asics girl (wearing the Cumulus 14, currently, which I love), but I’m considering branching out. I think I need to know if the grass is, in fact, greener when running in other brands, but I am hesitant to make the switch since it hasn’t gone well in the past (I haven’t had great luck with Nike or Saucony running shoes). I tried on a pair of Brooks Ghost shoes (the store didn’t stock the GTX version), and I found them very comfortable.
Do you have any experience with these shoes? This brand? Am I a fool for even considering fixing something that isn’t broken?
By the way, Brooks has no idea that I exist, or that I am considering purchasing their shoes. I am just thinking “out loud” and looking for opinions. 🙂