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Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 16:10

Have sent you a message with the name of the chap who has been in touch with me. The solution in this instance was a different pair of shoes, but he has arranged the swap with my running shop for me.

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 15:51

Just to pop back and say that since they've been back in touch, the customer service from Brooks has been phenomenal. I would say above and beyond what I could have reasonably expected.

To put the record straight (for those who may stumble across this thread in future), the way the seam is stitched, is deliberate. The aim being that for most people the tongue would sit flatter on your foot, creating a better fit. Like all these things, it doesn't work for everyone and it seems that my particular type of hobbit feet fall foul on this occasion. Having said that, Brooks have very kindly found me a solution and I would have no hesitation in buying a pair of shoes from them again.

I promise they didn't make me say this!  It was rather nice to have such fantastic contact from a big company. Makes a very pleasant change. 

Monthly contact lenses

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 09:53

I have contact lenses which I wear for a month at a time (so one pair a month), plus solutions, eye tests, reductions on glasses for £13 a month from Specsavers. It's not changed in the five years I've been having them, but £36 does seem expensive, although I did originally look at Vision Express and that was £45pcm for the same lenses.

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 15:28
Oops, sorry. That was not my intent!

Brooks have been in touch with me again, so I've explained the problem so hopefully it'll get fed back to the design team.

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:46

Brooks weren't interested when I emailed, but I spoke to the chaps at Runner's Need and they said they'd pass on my comments to their rep. I do otherwise find the shoe comfortable, and they feel the best out of the shoes that I'm told would suit me, so it's annoying. 

rehab for itb/knees

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:40

I have had knee and ITB problems on and off for 5 years. In the last 6 months with the help of a decent sports therapist and a podiatrist I am pain free, and discovering that running doesn't need to hurt! Pilates for me has been invaluable, but it did take a couple of goes to find a really good instructor. I also do a range of modified squats as prescribed by the sports therapist - ordinary squats don't work for me, as they seem to tense things up and make things worse. I stretch every day too - but again particular stretches for my particular issue. I occasionally roll, but find I'm better off with some of the stretchier pilates moves!

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 14:23

Indeed this is the issue, when the tongue curls under the raw seam then rubs the top of the foot. 

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 15:04

Hmm, thanks. A bit of cheapskatery there from Brooks then! I can normally stop the rubbing if I stop and adjust the tongue, but it's a bit of an annoyance.

Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 13:12

Hi everyone,

I've recently changed the shoes I'm running in to ladies Brooks GTS Adrenaline 14s. Getting on fine with the shoes, other than the tongues can rub the top of my feet. On closer inspection it seems that the outside edges of the tongues have raw seams. Just wondering if they're all like this, or whether mine missed a process in the factory. No point trying to exchange them for another pair if they're all like that. Have any other ladies noticed this? Could you have a look if you happen to own a pair?

Many thanks!!!


Unusual Pain - Woman related only

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:31

Go and see your GP. I have similar pains and sensations due to a pelvic organ prolapse after the birth of my child. I'm not saying this is what you have, only a doctor can tell you that. If it is that I have found pilates has helped enormously (although you have to be dedicated to doing it regularly).



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