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New shoes, new shoes, such comfy blue shoes

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Maddee_6333Graduate10

To paraphrase Shirley Hughes.

Hopefully this will be a better marriage than the last pair of road shoes I bought - the ones whose tops started coming apart after a couple of months.

I wasn’t expecting a discount, but when they asked if I ran with a club I mentioned the canicrosss group I belong to and the guy behind the till said, “With X and Y?” then gave me 10% off, so I bought some socks as well 😃

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misswobbleGraduate10

Co-ordinating socks as well 😁. Lovely 🙂 💕

I did that yesters. I got free socks too

Happy days ey 😃👍

Love a pair of Brooks. Which are Those?

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

I’ll have to go and check the box as I have forgotten already, but I think they’re called Adrenaline ??

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misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Yup! I had the Glycerine. The Ghost is really popular too. My neice just bought the Ravenna, for our race for life together in a few weeks

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

Years ago, I used to wear the Ghosts when I was walking a lot of miles. But when I tried them last year they were not right at all. I ended up with the Launch ones and the tops started giving way after 2 months 😕

These are constructed differently, but if the same thing happens again I will not be buying any more.

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FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Aren’t Launch their budget shoes?

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

😮😮😮😮😮 I was in my local independent shoe shop taking Kurt’s advice. They were not cheap.

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FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

No. But Brooks aren’t cheap whatever their pricing tier.

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

The Launch were £15 cheaper than the marked price of these ones I bought today - I just went and looked at the box!

I think I’ve definitely got a lot more shoe for my money this time.

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APScotlandGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

I've been wearing ghosts for the past 6 months. The top of one now has 2 holes in it though, and they're getting a bit thin on the sole so I'm revving up to buy some new ones. Is it the glycerins which have 25% more cushioning than the ghost? I haven't seen them in the flesh yet but had a wee browse on brook's webite a couple of weeks ago. I'm running up to 7 miles now, and might go further if I can keep my problematic feet and knees happy . Thst's why I thought extra cushioning might be just the thing ... so long as it doesn't feel like running through marshmallows! How did you find the ghosts vs glycerins?

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to APScotland

I didn’t try the Glycerins I’m afraid.

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misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

The glycerines have plenty of cushion.

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Jay66UKGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

They’re what I ended up with.

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ju-ju-Graduate10

Nice... I love the balega socks, really comfy too.

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

So comfy, Balegas and Hillys are my favourites 😀

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Joy57Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Great shoes Madder and I love the spotty socks! My Balegas are just boring white but they're really comfy. I love my Hillys too!

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Joy57

My old Balegas are white with tiny bit of blue. These are a lot more ‘me’ 🙂

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FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

I love hilly single skin socks

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

I only wear mono skins- oh with the exception of some Decathlon socks that are only twin as far as the instep.

Proper twin skins feel wrong.

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FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

That was the name I was root,in around in my brain for, mono skins. I have both anklets and the longer over the ankle ones.

Ooo they look lovely 😍 enjoy!

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Debsy2008

Don’t they!

I really do hope to 👍

Ooh I like the spotty socks!

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Nictwit

Pretty much my reaction when I saw them 😍

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O505kGraduate10

Enjoy Happy running.

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to O505k

Thank you 😀

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Gabby08Graduate10

Oooh, I love Balega socks. Lovely purchases!

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Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Gabby08

I’m finding a lot of people do 😀

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