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My Beauty? The Beast. Grr. December 4, 2006

Posted by Damon in Shoes.

I spent $130 last Thursday on Brook’s “The Beast” running shoe.  First of all, a running shoe labeled “The Beast” seems kinda strange.  But they are big and they are wide and they seemed to be a perfect fit for my brick like feet.  So I rushed home, threw on my jogging shorts and drove over to the high school where the band was working on their field show for the following weekend.  I did some extra long stretches cause I planned on giving these suckers a nice run for their money….

At about 1/2 a mile I started to feel it.  My feet were burning.  It felt like the entire bottom of my foot was getting hot and sore and painful.

At about 3/4 of a mile I started to REALLY feel it.  My right arch was getting blistered and feeling VERY pained.

At 1 mile I stopped running.  I could no longer take a step.  My feet were dead.

I was angry, hurting and $130 dollars poorer.




1. zappoman - December 4, 2006

Wow! That sucks… where did you buy these shoes from? If it was a local running store, I would have to imagine they’d take them back. I mean, they probably want you as a customer for life (serious runners keep coming back) more than they want the $130 from this one sale. Good luck getting this worked out.

2. halfawake - December 5, 2006

If you think “Beast” is odd, do you remember the Reebok “Incubus”? This came up about 8 or 9 years ago… You can google Reebok Incubus to get a few hits about it, like this, but the basic idea is that they chose a very bad name for their shoe. I can only imagine how great it was for feet!

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