New shoes

As a general rule, when runners find a pair of shoes they like, they usually stick with them.

My old shoes, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 7, although they hadn't seen a lot of running miles, were getting a little old and worn out. After checking out the Runners World print and online shoe guide to see what was around, I ended up picking up the ... Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11.

There have been a few changes in the shoe since my old one. The midfoot area is stiffer thanks to a new plastic plate and there's more cushioning in the forefoot area. The heel area seems a little bit softer too. but still provides the firmer medial wedge to help control mild pronation problems.

I've been wearing Brooks running shoes for years, pretty much since high school when I first started running. They've always worked well for me. The new incarnation of the Adrenaline GTS is no exception. My new shoes feel pretty good. They haven't seen any road miles yet, but have been getting some use on the indoor and rooftop track at the Wellness Center this week.