You know you have a shoe obsession problem when…
I was talking to my mom on the phone at the airport after the Boston Marathon and one of the first questions she asked about the race was, ‘Are your brand new PureFlows ruined from all of the rain?’ My mom knows me better than anybody and she knows how important these shoes are to me. She was very worried about their condition after 26.2 miles of puddle jumping. I was happy to report back to her that they are fine and still just as amazing as ever.
We both let out a sigh of relief.
Just so you can get an idea of how long we’ve been together…
This was my very first picture with my PureFlows back on 7/12/12. I’m sure from my eyes alone that you can tell I knew there was something special about these purple shoes.
PS this was 1 month and 3 days before Brooke made her appearance to the world. I can’t even remember life without her.
I think what I love most about the PureFlows is how light they are while at the same time they offer me plenty of support and cushioning. They are a multi-purpose shoe for me. They help me run fast during speedwork because they are so light but I can also do my long runs and easy runs in them too because they offer the support that I need. I’ve worn them for every different type of running workout and race that I’ve done and they do their job for me perfectly. They give me the experience of running with a minimal shoe but with a lot more comfort:)
Fun facts about the PureFlow 4s:
-They weigh 7.0 ounces.
-They are performance neutral shoes.
-Heel-to-toe-drop of 4mm.
-They are extremely flexible and breathable while still giving you that cushioning to help your feet feel great throughout your entire run.
-They have a lovely rounded heel! ‘The slight curve of the heel aligns force through the center of your ankle joint, reducing internal stress on your body.’
-Brooks switched up the toe box a tiny bit to get rid of any extra pressure that the previous models may have given.
-They’ve got that BioMoGo DNA that I love in Brooks shoes that gives you customized support—> meaning that the cushioning in the shoes adapt to YOU… your size, your feet and your speed.
-The 4s have ‘no-sew overlays’ which take comfort to the next level.
-A sweet Nav-band that wraps around your foot keeps your foot in place without feeling too tight. Just nice and snug.
-They changed the lacing to a more traditional tongue but it doesn’t feel any different to me compared to the 3’s. If anybody reading this has noticed a difference let us know:)
PS I think most people think I am a little strange with how much I love my running shoes but the people that know the importance of finding their Solemate running shoe (you guys) completely understand me. That is why I think you and I get along so well.
Also, Brooks says you can get about 300 miles out of these but personally I’ve always been able to get 400-425 miles before retiring them. Once I retire my PureFlows from running I use them to cross-train. Today I did 40 minutes on the elliptical and 20 on the stair climber.
I don’t know what it is about rotisserie chickens but I can’t get enough lately.
Chicken/avocado sandwich and salad for lunch. (Plus a ton of chicken that I ate while I was making lunch).
We ran out of almond butter and I had no desire to drive the 30 minutes to get our normal Trader Joe’s stuff. I branched out. I am pretty picky about my almond butter but it turns out that Costco can throw down a pretty darn good jar of it too! It is about 5% less amazing than our normal TJ’s kind but it really is quite delicious.
Brooke didn’t even notice the switch (she is pretty picky too) so that is also a good sign. Just one ingredient—> roasted almonds:)
See ya later! PS thanks for coming by and seeing us today:)
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