Retro Lifestyle Shoes from Brooks Running

When you’re a running company with 100 years of experience, you can expect more than a few sweet retro designs, to find their way out of the vault.



Retro-Fusion-CushionFunny how a ‘retro’ design has the ability to put a smile on our faces. These incredibly comfortable shoes, offering a nod to the 70’s and 80’s, made us feel like pulling out our dirt bikes and meeting our friends for a slushy. With color updates, and modern materials, Brooks Heritage has left the style of the Fusion Heritage just like you remembered. After wearing them for only a week, I was already racking up the compliments and inquiries. And for those who have no idea what joy comes from watching Cru Jones battle it out on Helltrack, you’ll be happy knowing you look rad anyway.



The window in the heel may be a throwback feature of the ‘futuristic’ cushioning, but after a full day on Retro-Fusion/Vanguardmy feet, I can report that they remained as comfortable as advertised. These sporty lifestyle shoes aren’t meant for performance running, but were just right for a spontaneous game of pick-up basketball, or all-day errands. The toe of the Fusion Heritage is slightly more square than the Vanguard Heritage, another favorite of mine in the lifestyle series, so keep that in mind if you have a preference. Again, they are lifestyle shoes not performance, so for maximum comfort, I recommend buying a half size smaller than you would in a running shoe.


Final Say

It’s pretty simple; for sporty, comfortable lifestyle shoes, we give a big thumbs up to the Brooks Running Fusion and the entire Heritage collection. They make a great last-minute gift for Christmas, or a New Years present to yourself!


For more information about these and other Brooks Running products, go to: www.brooks

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Jen has been doing triathlon for several years. She is a former bobsled pilot for America Samoa and has a passion for the outdoors; especially winter mountaineering. At home she is wife to a mountain obsessed husband and mother of three girls, but here at EnduranceReview, she is an author, Managing Editor and token chick.