I’m in Love with My Sneakers: Brooks Transcend 2

Up until recently, I limited myself in my sneaker choices. You see, I had convinced myself that I had to run in the shoes recommended to me by the folks at Road Runner Sports, lest I face the wrath of my angry knees and super high arches. But while I am sure they did me a huge favor by helping me discover that I over pronate and need a stability shoe with extra cushion, those people are by no means the final word in sneakers.

So over the weekend, I sat down with the internet and a pen, and I searched for all the “stability plus” shoes I could possibly find, and went to town selecting my favorites simply based on color and style. Then I bought my list to Road Runner and tried every single pair on.

And wouldn’t you know it, I STILL landed on my old favorites? While there were a few other cute color combos and sleeker designs, every single pair absolutely paled in comparison to my new beauties:

photoThe Brooks Transcend 2

Say hello to the lovelies that will carry me over the finish line of the NYC Half in March, and most likely the Asbury Park Half in April, too! After trying on those 6 or 7 other pairs yesterday, I can honestly say that they are, hands down, the best shoe I’ve ever run in, period. I know they’re not for everyone, and they are a little heavier and more pricey, but I would not trust my poor, overworked joints to anyone but the good folks at Brooks Running.

How about you? Do you have a favorite shoe? Can anyone out there recommend a good stability plus sneaker? Share!

4 thoughts on “I’m in Love with My Sneakers: Brooks Transcend 2

  1. I’m a big fan of the Saucony Guide 7 (haven’t gotten to try the 8s yet, because I had just bought the 7s when the new model came out… supposedly the 8 is the best so far) which are also a stability shoe. Nothing quite like a new pair of your favorites! 🙂

  2. I’ve had great success with Mizunos. I tried Brooks (the people at my local running store said that they are very similar) but I wasn’t feeling them so I switched back to my Mizunos and have been running happily ever after since! I’m always a little nervous when they change up the design but thankfully it hasn’t been an issue. 🙂

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