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I just bought some Glycerin 8's today. Previously I had NB 850's but I always suspected that I didn't need a stability shoe...the guys disagreed over my gait analysis and one ended up agreeing with the other that the 850 would be okay. I had no problems with it but it's starting to wear and so I went shopping for a different shoe. I had just started running when I bought the NB shoes, and I had no idea what I wanted. I'm not an avid runner and regular racer and know what I want so I found it a lot easier shopping for the new pair.
I had heard good things about Brooks and I shopped around online first so I had an idea of what was out there. Went to Up & Running today and the guy there di another gait analysis and said he agreed with what one of the guys at the other store had said...that I didn't overpronate and should be running in a neutral shoe. Anyway I tried a couple on and found the Glycerin 8's to be really comfortable.
I was doubtful at first because I felt like my heel sat too low in them and was concerned it would encourage a heavy heel strike, but then I walked/jogged around in them and found that the shape of the sole encourages you to spring off on your toe if anything...they're bouncy. I went on the treadmill in them to make sure. So I'm pretty happy with my decision.
I was just wondering if other people have an opinion on them? I spotted a review on the RW website that only gave them 3 out of 5 and I'm a little worried! I know it's an entirely personal thing though. I'll have to give them a try tomorrow. Just curious about other people's experiences.
p.s. I also bought the Brooks Cascadia trail shoes...anyone worn these before? Opinions on these as well?