Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Party Time - OnlineShoes.com With Brooks Running

I don't think I need to remind you how awesome OnlineShoes.com and Brooks Running were to me for the Rock and Roll Half marathon right?  If you want to read me gush about them over and over you can read about it on my pre-race, VIP access, and race recap.

The awesomeness began even before the race and after party when OnlineShoes said we had shirts and shoes for pickup at their downtown office.  We were pretty lucky and got the VERY newly released Women's Brooks Ghost 6 shoes!  And side note...the employees at OnlineShoes are very lucky, they have an amazing view of downtown Seattle from their offices.  I've only run in Brooks Pure Cadence shoes so I was super excited to try something else in their line of amazing running shoes.

I took the new Ghost 6 out for a couple runs before the half and really loved the supportive, light weight feel so I ran in them for the Rock and Roll half...they did not disappoint. Plus, love the colors...bonus!

From the OnlineShoes website:
Get ready for a frighteningly smooth, balanced luxurious ride in the Brooks Ghost 6 running shoe, a style that performs as good as it looks. Designed to satisfy a wide range of neutral runners with a medium-to-high arch, this women's athletic shoe builds off the success of the award-winning Ghost 4 and 5 styles. An Element mesh upper and lining keep you breathably cool. With Strobel construction for durability and flex, a biodegradable BioMoGo midsole and S-257 Cushsole for plush comfort and Brooks® DNA for a customized ride, the Brooks Ghost 6 is positioned to be your new favorite workout partner. DRB® Accel lends midfoot support while allowing the heel and forefoot to operate independently; the caterpillar crash pad provides stability and a smooth transition. Rely on the HPR Plus outsole and Omni-Groove technology to provide a secure, motivating foundation that helps carry you farther, faster.

The Brooks Running shirt was SUPER light weight and the perfect after race shirt to wear to the party (I've also worn it running and love the light weight and flowly feel of it, especially with our recent heat wave!)

"the Finish Line is only the Beginning" - couldn't agree more!
So, onto the party now yes!? After being treated to the VIP experience at the race, I was treated to even more VIPness at the OnlineShoes.com / Brooks after party for a small gathering of local bloggers.  I arrived a little after 10AM and was one of the first people there so I got the chance to chat it up with the OnlineShoes and Brooks people (I really really want every single one of their jobs please!).  I took some time going through the Brooks Running catalog and gushed over the new Pure Project shoes that I really want to try and also discovered they have GOR-TEX running shoes, how did I not know this!?

Oh and the best part...evidently getting one pair of free shoes wasn't enough, we were all treated to the newest Brooks Glycerin 11's!  I haven't run in these yet but I can tell you they are the most cushiony light weight running shoes I have ever put on!  The Brooks Guru on hand at the event said that was the exact intention of these shoes...tons of support, but no heavy feeling...they NAILED IT!

From OnlineShoes website:
Think of the Brooks Glycerin® 11 running shoe as your foot's butler, catering to your every want and need with plush, conformable comfort in every step. This sporty women's shoe delivers a customized ride for runners of all sizes and speeds. 
We were treated to some great post-race food which I inhaled and didn't have time to take a picture of :).  It was a small group of awesome ladies and I got the chance to catch up with some old blogger friends and meet some new ones.  THANKS ONLINE SHOES AND BROOKS!!

Blogger peeps in attendance:

Zoe - http://www.runzoerun.com
Allyson - http://superrunnermom.blogspot.com/
Kerrie - http://momvsmarathon.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://www.amyrnelson.blogspot.com
Tiffany - http://www.musingsofarunnergirl.blogspot.com/
Lena (not pictured) - http://thebeginnersrunner.blogspot.com

OnlineShoes.com is a great resource for all your running shoes and NON-running shoes alike...they have everything. Free shipping and free exchanges make this site a no brainer for online shoe purchases!  Looks like they are having a Fourth of July sale right now, 20% off purchases over $80 with coupon code GETFOURTH, you all should get on that.

QUESTION: Do you run in Brooks? What kind?


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Anonymous said...

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Groomy said...

Shoes seem to be the comfortable one. Will buy them along with Carbon38 tank tops for my jogging sessions starting soon. Me and my friend are looking for comfortable gear to wear. Hope we shop soon to get our order on time.

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