Brooks has been my go-to shoe since a helpful clerk at Second Sole in Rocky River, Ohio (pay them a visit, they know their stuff and have never been anything but helpful) first gave me a pair of Brooks Ravennas to try on. If you have ever watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (nerd alert) and you can remember the scene where Harry chooses his wand (winds rush, he feels an electricity in fingers), well, that is what it was like when I tried on my first pair of Brooks running shoes. I have since graduated to Ghosts; I now wear Brooks Ghost 8’s. When I lace up, it feels like I am wearing a pillow on my feet.
To both shoes I added a motivational quote. They are hard to read because the mesh on the back of the shoe is not the easiest of canvases to write on.
On the Gray/Green, a quote from George Sheehan: The heart is where faith lies. Where we find the courage…to be. To take arms against oneself and become one’s own perfection.
On the Blue/Red: Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart. And you’ll never walk alone. You’ll never walk alone.