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PRODUCT REVIEW: Brooks' Green Silence Running Shoe Treads Lightly on the Environment
This is all good and cool, but if the shoe doesn’t fit right, it will just be an aesthetic oddity, rather than a useful option. I tried on and sampled almost a dozen pair running shoes in the last few weeks. I’ll admit that I was hoping that the Green Silence would work well for me, because they were the shoe that I wanted to buy. But I also don’t plan on buying a replacement pair for quite some time, so they needed to really work. As it turns out, things went exactly how I had hoped. The shoe is lightweight, comfortable, and feels very durable. I’ve logged about 20 miles in my Green Silence, and the more I run in them, the more they begin to feel like a normal extension of my feet.
Brooks has thrown down the gauntlet. Eco-friendly running shoes are not just a cocktail party discussion matter. They are functional. They can last. And they can lead to a minimized impact.
For now, I’ll keep running in my Green Silence shoes with a big smile on my face. My hope is that 4 years from now, when I’m finally in need of another pair of shoes, the rest of the shoe companies have caught on.
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