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I received a bag full of items at The Running Event, I will do my best to give each item their proper review.
The Brooks Ghost – this is MY SHOE!! I was a happy camper to see this shoe as part of my swag from The Running Event. I also received the LSD jacket from Brooks.
I received the Brooks Ghost 11 in white/gray and teal colors. The outer fabric is a cloth type material. This is a neutral shoe and retails for around $120 https://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/brooks-running-shoes-ghost-11-womens/120277.html
I don’t know where to begin…except the beginning. The Brooks Ghost has been my go to shoe since model 3. I agree with this information from the website, ” Enjoy the just-right balance of DNA LOFT softness and BioMoGo DNA responsiveness. Not too soft or too firm, if Goldilocks ran, this would be her shoe.” This shoe has been just right for me for years! It also has a 12 mm drop.
I was skeptical for this model. With every shoe upgrade they tweak something here or there and as a supporter of this shoe for so long, I can feel the differences. They boast “DNA LOFT heel crash pad for softer landings” I tried this new model on at my local running store. While the toe box felt roomy and stretchy, the arch area felt a little more narrow than usual. I also was set in the old model and didn’t need new shoes at the time.
After many runs, walks and a few trips on the treadmill; the Ghost 11 is a part of my shoe rotation. I am a Ghostie for life! I would run a marathon in these out of the box. These are the shoe that has always worked for me, and I am happy that the new model will continue to be my go to shoe.
*I will add this note about shoes, please find the shoe that works for you. Everyone’s foot and mechanics are soo different.
The exhibitors at The Running Event had a lot to say about the various models Brooks offers. They didn’t say too much about their apparel.
The Brooks LSD jacket I received is black with a silvery reflective pattern. It zips up and does not have a hood. It is similar to the feeling of a rain coat and very lightweight. It also packs up inside itself. It retails for $105 https://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/womens-lsd-jacket/221135.html
I have never been one to wear a jacket on the run. I just layer up in a pullover, as I have a lot of them. I was willing to give this jacket a try.
I first ran in the jacket at night for it’s reflective properties. I was nervous as it’s all black and I was running at night, but you put some flash to it and you are lit up!!
Not only is this flashy, it does it’s job as a jacket. It’s a great top layer to cut the wind. I had to take the jacket off many times because I was too hot, like the old suit wrestlers would wear to cut weight. However, it was super simple to pack up and wear it on my wrist when I needed to take it off.
I really like Brooks products, mostly because I always have worn their shoes. I like companies that stick to one focus. Brooks makes running shoes and running gear. I can’t wait to see how may miles I get in my new gear.