Monday, June 29, 2009

New Brooks Ravenna and Launch!

A couple new Brooks shoes are now in the fold at the FootZone and both are exciting in different ways. First is the new Brooks Launch. This is a fun, lightweight neutral shoe that will work for some as a trainer and others as a racing shoe. There seems to be plenty of cush and a smooth ride to complement a spectacular heel fit and comfortable upper. The Launch will grab attention first for its flashy looks but I expect this shoe to find a niche for the way it performs. The second shoe, the Ravenna, is one I've been anxiously anticipating ever since i saw the sample back in December. This is a stability/guidance shoe geared toward mild to moderate overpronation. There's plenty of cush but the platform is well grounded and balanced underfoot. The overall profile and smooth heel transition should make this shoe equally appealing to runners and walkers. Overall, the fit is very secure, grabbing the midfoot and heel pretty aggressively while opening up nicely in the forefoot. I'll be very surprised if this doesn't end up a winner for many active fz customers. Good to start the week with a busy Monday and some fun new shoes. Cheers-Teague

1 comment:

Barbie said...

I just bought the Ravenna and love love love it!!! I think I may be a Brooks wearer now! =)