On the left, a new pair of Brooks running sneakers. On the right, an old pair. Apparently, this model only comes in one color. Fail?

Let me start by saying, I love Brooks running shoes. They’re ridiculously comfortable, and for someone with a high arch and wide foot (damn you, genetics!), they fit to form. When I first started running a couple of months ago, I placed zero value on the importance of a good pair of running shoes. One visit to the local running store and a quick jog in these bad boys changed all that.

Fast forward to last week, when I set out to get another pair of running sneakers. I can’t believe I’ve reached the point of alternating between old and new sneakers, but I guess that’s what half/full marathon training will do to you.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed to learn that my particular model doesn’t come in a different color! I know I am new to running, but I’m pretty confused how that’s possible? I know I know…. substance over style. But would it hurt to have a different color? What happens if I am in a rush one day, and pack one new and one old sneaker? That would make for an interesting run.

So what do you think? Is it common for running shoes to only come in one color/style? Do I just suck it up? Or… do I invest in spray paint and make my own special Brooks model?

Until later,