Gallery: PRODUCT REVIEW: Brooks’ Green Silence Running Shoe Treads Ligh...

 

I remember when I first got serious about running, and I went to a shoe store and the workers put me through a litany of tests: run on a treadmill; put your foot in water, and then stand on a piece of paper; walk around barefoot, you name it. The science of running shoes has become complex to the point of absurdity, but a sincere examination of how to make a more environmentally friendly running shoe has been mostly lost under all the noise. Most companies are satisfied to tweak their packaging, or else segregate eco-friendly shoes to the niche market of barefoot running shoes. The exception to the rule is Brooks Sports, Inc, with the Green Silence, the first successful running shoe that maintains comfort and performance, and best of all, minimizes its environmental impact.

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