I’m A Sellout. And I’m OK With That.

Now, don’t get me wrong,  I’m all about supporting my local running store, but there are just some things that the internet can do for me that my pals at Falls Road Running Store can’t.  And that’s sell me my beloved Brooks for a whopping 76.2% off.

So Pretty….

I’ve been wearing Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10s for almost two years now.  I’m a little in love.  The one time I tried a different shoe, I ended up with shin splints that kept me sidelined for the better part of a month.  Needless to say, I’m pretty loyal to my brand these days. 

I’m loyal to my LRS too, it’s just that they want to charge me $105 every 4-5 months for my prized kicks and my wallet just can’t handle that.  So what would any budget-respecting child of the Information Age do?  Turn to Google.

The first time I Googled my Adrenalines I found them for $79 + shipping and saved myself almost 20 bucks.  Sa-weeet!  I nearly cried when yesterday I went back to that same website and they were gone.  Back at square one I hit up my trusty Google Shopping search engine a second time and, lo and behold, it turned up an even better deal.  I almost didn’t believe it.  Sixty…Five…Dollars.  

So, of course, I bought two…but not before Googling a coupon code that saved me $6 on shipping at checkout. 

Final damage?  Two pairs of Brooks Adrenalines  (size 10.5–you try finding those in a running store!) for $130 even.  I basically bought the second pair for $25 and saved myself $80! 

Sorry, FRRS.  I still love you…just maybe not as much as I’m loving Google right now.   Don’t worry though, I’m sure I’ll make it up to you in April when the spring lines come out.  XOXO!

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12 Responses to I’m A Sellout. And I’m OK With That.

  1. James says:

    Ha! I feel the same way. I get mine at Running Warehouse and it’s been great! Way below LRS costs. IF you weren’t aware of it, check it out.

    http://www.runningwarehouse.com

    • Yes, Running Warehouse is awesome and though they do carry the Adrenalines for under $60 (!!) they do not carry my size. I’m cursed with not only a huge foot but the additional rare half size. Put the two together and my options are severely limited as most stores only carry half sizes up to a 9. :(

  2. brstevens says:

    I’m all for supporting the LRS when they analyze my gait and make suggestions and help me find the best of whatever for me, but if I don’t need any assistance/advice it’s all about price, and unfortunately most of the time the LRS can’t compete with the internet and my wallet can’t support them just because they’re within driving distance. It’s a harsh reality of the business times, I guess.

  3. abbi says:

    I did the same thing recently. I still go to the local running store and have bought several pairs there but I recently bought a few pairs on runningwarehouse too, lower price, free shipping plus searched for a coupon for more off.

  4. I’m all for supporting small business too but girl you gotta support your ban account first! Great find!

  5. Laura says:

    I am a HUGE fan of buying things online. But mostly because I can feel overwhelmed by the sales people at stores like small running shops.

  6. jamie says:

    I absolutely do the same thing. I buy the nutrition and socks at my local store but definitely but my shoes way cheaper online!

  7. Jess says:

    That’s one heck of a deal!

  8. James says:

    I got your bumpersticker in. Thanks for sending it. Still deciding where it should go. I’ve got a few from other bloggers so I’ll try and keep them together.

  9. Cathy says:

    Wow! What a bargain! I don’t blame you for shopping on the internet. I love my local running store too – but but sometimes you just have to go for the low price!

    I wear a 10.5 too – I think my running store only orders 2 pair. I thought my foot was just an average size – guess not!

  10. Hii – I was reading through old posts and came across one of your comments and realized I hadn’t heard from you/seen you around for awhile. Just wanted to let you know I miss your posts and your comments :)

  11. James says:

    I agree with Amber. I hope all is well with you.

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