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Pain from Brooks Running Shoes

Postby ross88guy » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:55 pm

I recently bought a pair of Brooks Ghost 4 running shoes and have been getting some pain in my left calf after 6 or so miles of running. I have always been an Asics running but decided to make the switch as the Brooks Ghost 4's looked really good value for money for all the features that they pack. Should I return the trainers or should I stick with them an hope that my lower legs can take the strain?

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Re: Pain from Brooks Running Shoes

Postby chloe » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:29 pm

im hoping its coincedental but i recently brought a new pair of brooks too, first and ive also previously been an asics brand loyalists...and now i also have leg pain of an undetermined sort for the first time in about 8 years of running,......!? i also have a lot of other factors and am not really blaming the shoes,..but it makes you think eh!? im currently ground my training to a halt to rest my leg, hoping like hell it just goes away and i can pick up where i left off! how you doing??
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Re: Pain from Brooks Running Shoes

Postby KjKranz » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:53 pm

Brand has nothing to do with it. The switching of one shoe to another, regardless of brand, may cause new pains, as each shoe is unique. Even switching between identical models but different miles shoes can cause pains.

As with just about everything with running, easing into a change gradually is extremely important.
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Re: Pain from Brooks Running Shoes

Postby skoptic » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:17 pm

Tricky one... but a few years ago I got some Brooks (usually Asics & Saucony) - and got pain... never looked at a pair since. Hope you get better!
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Re: Pain from Brooks Running Shoes

Postby runner » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:51 am

Where there any differences in the asics models you used compared to your new brooks as of weight shape etc? My first thought would be like kjkranz. Did you made a straight move from one pair to the other or do you use both shoes and chance them now and then.
I'm totally not loyal to any brand have had mitzuno asics nike adidas brooks sacony new balance. There are many models for most brands. Would not recommend any brand just say that I like or dislike a specific model, but this does not need to match somebody else. There are shoes made out of bad materials or bad constructed, but this is an other story. Fake airsoles etc.

Hope your problems will go away. If the shoes will keep bothering you tell the people in the store. They might give you discount on a new pair. if you bought them in a specialist store there should be some service.
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Re: Pain from Brooks Running Shoes

Postby LvH » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:12 am

I know 2 different women who have the Brooks Cascadias and the sales guy at the store I went to recently wears the Cascadias too. The women have had them for a while, and both said they love them. Neither woman runs as long as 6 miles usually, but that is more a reflection of who I can keep up with and chat to about their shoes than anything else, I think? I hesitated to post in case maybe you really should NOT stick with yours, so for what it's worth.

I was actually thinking about getting the Brooks Ghost last week, but then I liked the feel of the Nike Pegasus more. Those were the only 2 goretex trail shoes at the running store I was at, so that narrowed it down! I didn't buy either yet because there's a huge sale this Thursday, I'm planning to get one or the other then.

I hope your pain goes away now with these shoes or others!!!

EDITED TO ADD: I now regret buying the Nike Pegasus shoes. I wish I had gotten the Brooks Ghost. I have mild achilles tendonitis now (self diagnosed) and from what I have read, having squishier soles makes this more likely because your heel sinks into the sole farther. The Nike felt squishier and that's what I liked but now I know better. Hopefully you're pain free now (and hopefully nobody bought the Pegasus on my endorsement!)
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